Block out the din on mass transit with these headphone upgrades that cost less than $200.
With the Squeeze in full effect, many Seattleites have made the switch to buses and trains. And while taking mass transit can make you feel good about your environmental impact, there’s also that “mass” part to contend with.
When you just need to block out everyone around you, pop in a pair of these headphones and enter your own world.
Jaybird Tarah Bluetooth Wireless In-Ear Earphones ($80 at Best Buy). Upgrading from the freebie earphones that came with your phone will make a huge difference in sound clarity, and you don’t have to break the bank to notice an improvement. This wireless pair lasts up to six hours on a charge and is perfect for your workouts as well as your commute.
Jabra Elite Active 65t ($185 at amazon.com). These cordless earbuds are the best alternative to AirPods and are compatible with Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant.
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones ($150 at Best Buy). Get noise canceling for less with these sleek, simple over-the-ear headphones that are also great for phone calls (but not until you’re off the bus, thank you very much).