Sony's Noise Canceling Headphones for the Perfect Teen Holiday Gift

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. 

My 15-year-old son is always listening to podcasts. He spends time catching up on his favorite pop-culture icons, as well as hearing news commentary, with his mobile device. The issue we've been having, however, is with headphones that aren't of good quality. So many on the market don't last more than a month or two, are continually unpairing from the device, or don't work well to block out outside sound.

Since I want to encourage his pursuits for learning through podcasts, audiobooks, and more, I've been researching high-quality, noise-canceling headphones, and I think I've found them with

Available at Best Buy, these use a proprietary noise cancellation QN1 processor to help my son hear the noise he needs to, and nothing outside that may distract him from his learning. They work great for music, too, as the 40mm drivers with Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) diaphragms are Hi-Res Audio compatible and can reproduce all kinds of frequencies and sounds for the richest sound experience around.

And while all this tech stuff is well and good, my son just wants them to be comfortable and last all day. Sony doesn't disappoint here, either, as the battery can be charged for up to 30 hours of listening. He can listen while doing chores, going for a jog, cleaning his room, and then when he needs to learn on the computer for homeschool. It's easy to recharge them while he's sleeping for another full day of audio. In case he forgets to charge them, however, (and this happens quite a bit with teens), there's a quick-charge function that gets him five hours of playback with a 10-minute quick-charge. That's awesome!

These super-comfy headphones also come in a couple of different colors, too! And because no one wants to be adjusting their headphones, I'm happy that the Smart Listening by Adaptive Sound Control can detect and adjust the noise levels to accommodate for whatever is going on in the background. Pretty cool!

I believe in getting teens what they want for the holidays, but also what they need. The Sony WH-1000XM3 Noice Canceling headphones provide both with the perfect balance of form, function, and quality. Snag them now at Best Buy, both in-store or online.