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Working from home definitely has its benefits.
You can work in your pyjamas if you want to, you never need to worry about getting a seat on the bus and you’re only ever a few steps from the delights of the fridge.
However, trying to get some serious work done can prove difficult when there are other people in the house with you.
From energetic children to inquisitive housemates, barking dogs and louder-than-necessary TV sets, it can sometimes be harder to find peace and quiet than in a more traditional office.
So, what’s the solution?
You can hide the television remote, stick cotton wool balls in your ears or, our favourite option, invest in a pair of noise-cancelling headphones so that you can get your head down in peace no matter the noise around you.
Whether you need to hear someone on an important call, get a particularly laborious task done or just feel a sense of calm for a few moments, we’ve found the best noise-cancelling headphones out there right now.
Starting at £42.50 they don’t have to break the bank and will likely be one of the best investments you make this month.
Here’s to silence.
5 of the best noise-cancelling headphones
Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones | £259 from John Lewis & Partners
With super-soft headphone cushions and high-quality sound (for music and taking calls), this Sony pair is the creme-de-la-creme of noise-cancelling headphones.
COWIN E7 Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones | £39.99 from eBay
The advanced active noise reduction technology built into these headphones quells airplane cabin noise, city traffic or a busy office - so it will definitely cancel out the noise of your children watching Netflix three feet away.
SONY WF-1000XM3 Wireless Bluetooth Noise-Cancelling Earphones | £179 from Curry’s
These in-ear headphones are perfect if you’re not a fan of the more clunky, over-ear versions. They can be stored safely away in their case to charge at the end of a day.
Sennheiser HD 4.40 Bluetooth Headphones | £59.97 from John Lewis & Partners
With intuitive ease of control, the elegant but robust design and built-in mic to allow hands-free calls on the go make this the ideal audio companion for music-lovers.
BOSE QuietComfort QC35 II Wireless Headphones | £225 from Curry’s
Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, these smart headphones come in three colours and have a clear microphone sound quality.