Noise-canceling headphones are tricky, because it’s not practical to completely isolate ourselves from ambient noise in many everyday situations. JBL’s
Everest 700 Elite over-ear headphones have a solution: NXTGen Active Noise Cancellation technology, which lets you choose your level of ambient noise
influx. Using JBL’s My JBL Headphones app, you can set your outside awareness to high (lots of ambient noise), medium, or low (where you’re isolated from
outside noises). You can also set each ear cup individually.
The headphones also have a button that lets you toggle between ambient noise levels, but you won’t be able to set individual cups from here. The Everest
700 Elites are packed with features, including a foldable design, ultra-plush noise-isolating leather ear pads, and 15-hour battery life. These headphones
are available now for $300. We have a set in house and will publish a hands-on review in the coming weeks.