bose qc 25Over ear headphones are great for a variety of activities. Whether you’re watching TV, traveling on a plane, commuting on public transit, or just trying to block out noise at the office, they can be super helpful.

There are dozens of choices and umpteen brands, but let’s take a look at three over-ear models that get plenty of 5 star customer ratings on Best Buy’s website.

Bose QuietComfort 25 Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones with Mic (5 stars)

Bose is known for their superior sound quality, letting you tune out the world around you. The QuietComfort 25 headphones have noise cancelling technology which takes out annoying background noise, while Active EQ and TriPort technology deliver crisp sound for an immersive listening experience. Soft ear cushions also provide a secure and comfortable fit, which is key in an over-ear style.

Customers like Aces write in online reviews that, “the headphones are comfortable and have superior low frequency noise- cancellation.”

Khengs says, “I have even used these bad boys out while cutting grass, and I can barely hear the lawnmower! Of course, since it’s Bose, I don’t even need to rave about how amazing the sound is. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a pair of great headphones, but if you are looking for noise cancelling headphones, just get these, they are such a great buy!”house of marley noice cancel

House of Marley Liberate XL Over-Ear Bluetooth Wireless Headphones with Mic (5 stars)

Some over-ear headphones can be ugly… or at least they can look really basic. House of Marley gets good looks and great sound right in one package. The Liberate XL BT wireless over-ear headphones connect via Bluetooth and have a built-in mic and easy-access touch controls in the right earcup so you can answer calls or change tracks with ease.

In an online review 5Star writes, “they are great headphones and my boo loves them… The sound quality is clear and he loves the way they drown out noise on the plane.”

EPrince813 adds, “looks great but the best thing about these is the sound, as it should be.”

Sennheiser Over-Ear Sound Isolating Wireless Headphones

Another consistent top over-ear headphone performer is Sennheiser. Their Over-Ear Sound Isolating Wireless Headphones let you immerse yourself in your favourite movie, TV show or music with clear, detailed sounds and less distractions from the outside world.

Will in Brampton uses them for television, and has no regrets about the purchase: “I binge watch a lot of TV and these earphones are amazing for that, especially late at night. The sound is crisp and clear. A bit pricey but we’ll worth it. The wireless capabilities are fantastic, not a glitch.”

Each of these haedphones had multiple 5 star reviews, making them excellent picks.  Check out Best Buy’s full selection of over-ear headphones, or start your shopping with one of the Top 3. If you have a great pick that should be on our list, please let me know in comments below!


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