Sennheiser PXC 310 & PXC 310BT noise-cancelling headphones

Shut out the unwelcome sounds of crying babies, boastful frequent flyers and farting neighbours on your next flight to Los Angeles with Sennheiser’s new brace of noise-reducing travel headphones.

Loaded with the company’s trademarked NoiseGard 2.0 technology, Sennheiser claims the PXC 310 and PXC 310BT will reduce background noise by up to 90 percent, which sounds like a Godsend to us. Duofol diaphragms and neodymium magnets produce great sound and a frequency response of 15 to 22,000 Hz, according to the company, and the onboard apt-X Bluetooth codec (only in the BT model) brings wireless to the private party between your ears.

And don’t worry if you actually want to speak to the girl in the next seat – a push of the headphones’ TalkThrough button cuts through the anti-noise generation of the headphones and selectively channels voice so you can hear her! Lithium polymer batteries power the ‘phones and they fold up for easy carriage.