The Panasonic RZ-S500W has above-average sound quality and even better noise cancellation, and features a true wireless design. This time last year, comparable models cost about as much as a cross-country flight.
Features include touch controls and an ambient sound monitoring mode that lets in noise from your environment. A free app adds functions such as EQ customization, adjustable levels of noise cancellation, and a feature meant to help you find the headphones if you misplace them.
The RZ-S500W has an advertised 6.5-hour battery life, and the portable charging case will power the headphones for two additional charges on the go. According to the manufacturer, their quick-charge function will give you 70 minutes of playback after 15 minutes of charging. There’s one caveat: In our latest member survey, Panasonic noise-canceling headphones earned a dismal owner satisfaction rating.