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The Best Headphones For Travel

With thousands of headphones to choose from, London Stansted Airport wants to help you find the best headphones for travel this summer.

To help you find the perfect pair of travel headphones, we worked with top tech experts to create the ultimate guide to the best headphones for travel.

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Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones 700

Boasting a suite of jaw-dropping tech, the Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones 700 are a fantastic choice for those in search of a new pair of travel headphones.

They feature Bose AR technology, an adaptive mic system and 11 levels of noise cancellation as well as industry-leading audio systems to produce soaring high notes and deep, rumbling bass tones that will bring you closer to the music than ever before.

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Urban Trailblazer

Can't resist the call of the urban jungle? Always chasing the latest trend? Would rather a shopping spree than a country retreat? You might be an Urban Trailblazer. As the ultimate city slicker, the Urban Trailblazer is all about style and sleek design choices. Their idea of the perfect break is a visit to the romantic canals of Paris or the cosmopolitan streets of Manhattan. Whether you’re discovering the city sprawls of America or the sun-bleached streets of the Mediterranean, we know that you need the best headphones for travel that are tough enough to keep up with your fast-paced lifestyle and so stylish that you'll always leave a mark.

We’ve picked out a range of elite headsets that boast the best in both tech and fashion so you can be sure you’re turning heads all summer long. As you browse our collection, keep an eye out for top-name brands and exciting features including bone conduction, true wireless and noise-cancelling technology so effective that you’ll lose yourself in music - even standing in the centre of NYC.

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Adventurous Explorer

Looking for action? Obsessed with sports? Ready to push yourself to the limit? You might be an Adventurous Explorer. Whether gliding over the snowy slopes, scaling a harsh cliff-face or heading out for a run around a tranquil lake, at London Stansted we know that Adventurous Explorers can’t stand still. They need headphones that are like them – tough and full of energy. Adventurous Explorers use holidays as an opportunity to push themselves, physically, mentally and spiritually so we want to make sure they have everything they need to reach their full potential – particularly when it comes to activities like cycling, swimming and rock climbing.

If you’re going to push your body to the limit with the ultimate running playlist, pump iron to slick hip hop beats or unwind with some quiet acoustic track, we’d like to help you get the most from your journey by finding you the best headphones for travel with the ideal features for fitness, music and travel fans alike.

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Family Globetrotters

Always got an eye on the kids? Looking forward to family time this summer? In need of a little peace and quiet? You might be a Family Globetrotter. Family Globetrotters are all about spending time with those that mean the most to them - no matter where they are in the world. They want to make sure nothing, including technology, gets in the way of days filled with laughter and lover. Family Globetrotters also want to ensure everyone gets the alone time they need – curling up with their favourite films, games or music.

We know that Family Globetrotters are some of the busiest travellers coming through London Stansted Airport. Our hearts go out to all the parents that have to keep track of kids who are excited, cooped up in the terminal and outside of their day-to-day routines. To offer a helping hand, we’ve put together a few ranges of the best headphones for travel for you to look at that will ensure you have the smoothest journey possible.

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Why Buy The Best Headphones For Travel At The Airport?

London Stansted Airport makes it super-easy to pick up all the latest tech without any hassle – so you can focus completely on your journey. We’ve created the ultimate tech shopping experience by breaking down and improving every stage of the customer journey, including better prices and better service. If you want to find out more you can read our guide to shopping for tech at the airport.

We’ve pulled together tips from the best in the business to ensure that you have everything you need to make an informed choice. We then use Dixons Travel’s ‘double the difference’ guarantee (terms and conditions apply) to make sure you’re getting the best price possible. You can also choose exactly when and where you want to receive your new pair of the best headphones for travel with our Click & Collect or Collect On Return services. Finally, thanks to our partnerships with high street retailers, it’s even easy to return your travel headphones if decide they’re not the ones for you.

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The Best Headphones For Travel Categories

To help you choose between our incredible range of cutting-edge travel headphones, we’ve split them into six distinct types. Each type has been devised by our tech experts to showcase the best headphones for travel.

 Working out which of our six categories suits you is the perfect way to start your search for the best headphones for travel without getting bogged down in boring research – because our team of tech experts have already done all that for you.

Pick the type that’s right for you then click on the link under the profile to browse a tailored range of travel headphones with features that’ll help you make the most of your destination.


Reclaim a little time for yourself and block out the world around you with our outstanding selection of noise-cancelling headphones. The list of new noise-cancelling features seems ever-growing so we’ve chosen a few of our favourites to help you decide.

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The last few years have seen the field of waterproof headphones advance further and further, graduating from a niche product to a common feature across many ranges. Whether you’re hitting the pool to unwind or exercise, change how you swim forever with our superb range of waterproof headphones.

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Get rid of cumbersome wires and messy cables with our range of true wireless headphones. They come in two completely independent wireless units so there’s no need for a headband or connecting cable. If you’re ready to experience true wireless comfort, we’ve put our top picks below.

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Make a bold fashion statement this summer with a pair of headphones that’ll stand out from the pack. Every pair has their own unique style, whether it’s the urban flair of Beats by Dr Dre or the minimalist chic of Apple AirPods. If you want to turn heads on the plane this summer, be sure to pick up a pair to match your look.

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Everyone knows it’s easier to work out with a soundtrack, whether you’re hitting the track with your ultimate running playlist or jamming to slick hip hop beats while you pump iron. Maximise your focus and push past your limits with our incredible range of sports headphones.

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Children’s ears are delicate and many adult headphones could damage them so, to keep the little ones safe, we’ve found the best headphones in the business for tiny ears. If your kids love listening to music or watching films on your phone or tablet then these pairs are a must-buy!

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The Dixons Travel Summer Range

Even if you’re not looking for headphones, we also have a range of the latest mobiles and even the best cameras so you can be sure you’re stocked up with the best of everything before taking to the air.

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