If you're heading back to the classroom or back to the office, then you'll know how important it is to have a trusty pair of headphones to help keep you focused.
Depending on your budget, you can easily spend hundreds of dollars on high-end versions, but if you're looking to stick to a lower price point, there are also many inexpensive alternatives on the market.
One pair of affordable headphones that are popular on Amazon are the Anker Soundcore Life Q30 Noise Cancelling Headphones —which are on sale for 32 per cent off right now.
These top-rated headphones are a pair to consider if you're on the hunt for noise-cancelling headphones that don't break the bank. Designed to cancel out up to 95 per cent of low and mid-frequency noises like traffic and airplane engines, they’re a good choice if you commute or travel — or if you just need to focus during work.
The Anker Life headphones offer up to 40 hours of non-stop playtime in wireless active noise cancellation mode, and up to 60 hours in standard music mode for even more listening time. Their wireless Bluetooth construction also lets you go completely cordless.
For added comfort, these headphones feature ear cups made from ultra soft memory foam with an adjustable rotating design.
'Amazing headphones at an amazing price'
With an impressive 4.5-star rating from more than 55,000 customer reviews, these headphones have earned top marks for their battery life and sound quality.
One reviewer noted that despite their low price point, these headphones offer "unbeatable quality for the price tag."
They're "amazing headphones at an amazing price," reads one review.
Another reviewer also praised the "fantastic" noise-cancelling ability of these headphones, which works well for "virtual meetings and phone calls."
They're "light and comfortable with a LONG battery life," added another.
While these headphones have received thousands of rave reviews from customers, shoppers note that they do have one drawback. According to reviews, the active noise cancelling "does not work via wired connection," so you'll have to use Bluetooth if you plan on getting the full noise-cancellation ability.
At their sale price of $75, the Anker Soundcore Life Q30 Noise Cancelling Headphones are a solid choice if you're looking for an affordable option for listening to your favourite audiobooks, podcasts and music.
They're also an ideal choice if you're often in noisy environments and are looking to block out some of the sound — but if you plan to use them for audio or video calls, just make sure to connect to your devices via bluetooth.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.