Best Noise Cancelling Headphones On a Budget — Treblab Z2 Review
Confession: I’m a bit tech-obsessed. It’s not that I’m super savvy or even way ahead of the curve on anything, but I *love* tools that optimize my life and let me do my job better.
One thing I’d been in the market for was a pair of noise cancelling headphones for editing videos. With bluetooth. And a long battery life. The ones on my wish list were the usual suspects: Bose, Bang & Olufsen and Sony. But I really couldn’t bring myself to spend at LEAST $300 on a pair. I mean, $300 is couple weeks worth of groceries! Or a plane ticket! Or so many other things! It’s a lot. So I decided to wait.
But the universe works in mysterious (read: creepy) ways, and last month as I was debating which of these to buy, Treblab contacted me to see if I’d want to try their headphones. I was hesitant because 1) I don’t usually partner with brands even for a good paycheck because I don’t like the expectation of feeling like I “should” say something nice even if I don’t believe what I’m saying, and 2) their headphones are inexpensive and I was skeptical that they’d be good enough to talk about.
Right off the bat, there’s a couple things you should know about Treblab:
– They didn’t have to write me a check to try them or to write this.
– The headphones are actually amazing and worth every penny of the $79. (YES, THAT’S ALL and that’s actually their most expensive model. They start at $19.99! Insert dancing emoji here ;))
Incredible sound & noise cancellation.
I’d say you could probably tell a difference if you did a side-by-side comparison with any of the other main brands, but these Treblab Z2 headphones are seriously impressive. I need total noise cancellation for editing videos and podcasts and these do the job wonderfully. Once I put these on to edit, I couldn’t hear the traffic outside despite living on the busiest street in the city. Meanwhile Adrien was playing music and had a phone call, and I couldn’t hear any of it even though we were in the same room!
I just like the way they look! They’re sleek and comfortable so you can wear them for a while and not have any complaints.
I mean, wow. Not to labor on this point, but you seriously cannot beat $79 for a high-end pair of noise cancelling headphones like this. Bravo, Treblab.
The battery lasts for 35 hours! That’s more than enough to take around the world on a few long haul flights. LOVE that about them! But you can also plug them into your computer or phone just like regular wired headphones, so either way you won’t be stranded without being able to use them.
I wish they folded in half or something to make them more travel friendly, but if you don’t mind that they take up space, it’s not a big deal.
Anyway, anytime I find something genuinely useful, I like sharing it with you. This is one of the best tech finds of 2018 for me, so I thought I’d pass it along 🙂
Over to you! Are you similarly tech-obsessed? You know, I should call it “selectively tech-obsessed” haha! That’s more accurate 😉 Are you a headphone wearer? What’s your first impression of these? If you try them, let me know!