Looking for some quiet sanctuary time? If you can’t get away for a silent retreat, you might want to invest in a pair of Bose noise-canceling headphones. At $349, they aren’t cheap, but we love them because they effectively muffle all background noise and allow you to bask in a world of your own making. Extra points for the sleek, minimalist and lightweight design that fits on your ear — the previous version of these headphones hooked around the ear — ensuring that whether it’s noise reduction or pristine audio quality you’re after (or both!), you will be relaxing in hushed comfort. — Staff
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