Audio Technica ATH ANC33iS
Audio Technica has scored a massive win with these headphones, still the best smallest noise cancelling headphones around. Simply stick an AAA battery in the small box on the cable and you’re ready to go.
Noise cancelling is great and while the sound isn’t as full as bigger headphones, it beats standard smartphone in-ear headphones by a mile. The box can weigh the headphones down on the go but there’s a clip to help the issue.
Sat at a desk or on a train, however, these headphones are practical, discreet and a massive bargain to boot - just remember to carry a spare battery. The biggest bonus is the fact that if the battery runs out, these headphones still work, just without the noise cancelling function. There’s a great range of ear tips to suit your lugholes too, alongside an iPhone remote and mic. An all-round in-ear winner.
Key features: Noise cancelling in-ear skills, works without batteries.
Price: Around R1000