Just $51 for over-the-ear active noise-canceling

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The Wyze Noise-Canceling Headphones are a wise purchase, as they offer great sound and features for far less than the competition. (Photo: Wyze)

Noise can negatively impact your health. Whether it’s the roar of an airplane engine or the distraction of a neighbor’s lawn mower when you’re trying to work, prolonged exposure to noise pollution can lead to stress, sleep disruptions and even elevated blood pressure.

Tech to the rescue! On a recent cross-country flight, I wore a set of noise-canceling headphones almost the entire time — and it made a huge difference. I don’t think I realized just how much that engine noise added to my anxiety. The headphones allowed me to fly in relative peace, and the result was striking: I arrived at my destination feeling calm and rested.

Wondering which headphones I wore? Surprise: not a pricey pair from Beats, Bose or Sony. Instead, I packed a brand you’ve probably never heard of. They’re superb — and right now they’re on sale: For a limited time, Amazon has the Wyze Noise-Canceling Headphones (black) for just $50.55. Regular price: $89. This is the lowest price I’ve seen, lower even than on Black Friday.

$51 $89 at Amazon

These are over-the-ear wireless headphones with active noise-canceling (ANC) technology, which can greatly reduce ambient sounds like engines, fans and the like. But, wait, how can a $51 headphone possibly rival $200-$400 models from the aforementioned brands? Surely the ANC isn’t as good? Or the sound quality is mediocre?

Nope and nope. The Wyze Headphones sound great and deliver robust ANC. On those merits alone, I’d have no qualms about recommending them. But to quote the old commercial: Wait, there’s more.

The headphones can play for up to 20 hours on a charge, and USB-C quick-charging nets you up to four hours after just 10 minutes. (That’s for wireless play, by the way; Wyze also supplies a stereo cord for wired listening, which requires no battery at all if you disable ANC.)

Like much higher-end headphones, these will automatically pause the music when you take them off your head, and resume again when you put them back on. Want to have a quick chat with someone? Cup your hand over the right earcup and the headphones will immediately pause playback and enable Transparency Mode (which disables ANC so you can converse more comfortably). That’s maybe my single favorite feature.

Double-tap that right earcup and you’ve got onboard Alexa (by way of your phone), meaning you can ask questions, issue commands…all the usual stuff.

All this for $50.55. Even at the regular $89 price, the Wyze Noise-Canceling Headphones are a great deal. But if you can get them for $38 less, wow — don’t hesitate.

Oh, and don’t just take my word: These ‘phones earned a 4.6-star average rating from around 2,400 Amazon customers.

$51 $89 at Amazon

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