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Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Great Travel Headphones That Aren’t Bose

April 29, 2019

For most travelers, the first name that comes up when talking about headphones is Bose. You can see passengers of every age, gender and dress donning them on pretty much every flight and, in fact, Forbes Finds named the Bose QuietComfort 35 II the best travel headphones of the year.

But there are so many other brands out there offering a variety of styles at every price point.

Here are some suggestions for moms who like to travel to the beat of a different drum – or the sound of a different set of headphones.

M4U 8 Wireless, Active Noise-Cancelling Headphones from PSB Speakers

These award-winning noise-cancelling headphones from PSB turn any space into your own private... [+] concert hall.

Jabra Elite Active 45e Wireless Headphones

Jabra's Elite Active 45e are sweat, water and dust resistant - and minty fresh.

An expansion to Jabra’s Elite sports range headphones, the Elite Active 45e allow you to pack light without sacrificing music or call quality. They’ve got one of the highest ratings for sweat, water and dust resistance – as well as up to nine hours of battery life and a 15 minute fast charge feature. Plus, they come in three trendy colors: Black, Navy and Mint. Price: $99.99

True EVO Wireless Earbuds from Altec Lansing

These True EVO Wireless earbuds from Altec Lansing come with a charging case and charging pad that... [+] are perfect for travel.

For the mom-on-the-go, these waterproof earbuds feature “Just Ask” technology that directly connects to Siri and Google Assistant with a simple voice command, providing instant access to playlists, weather reports, directions and more. With a wireless range of 30 feet and up to four hours of battery life, they’re perfect for travel and come with both a Qi wireless charging case and charging pad. Price: $99.99

Rosé Rockers

Rose Rockers are the first headphones made by and for women.

The first headphones made by women for women, Rosé Rockers look as good as they sound. More than just a pretty set, they provide crystal clear sound – deep bass and crisp vocals – for a high-end, balanced, DJ-approved audio experience at a price that will be music to your ears. Price: $98

World’s Smallest White Noise Machine from Sound Oasis

Put these premium earbuds in your ears and fall asleep to the world's smallest sound machine.

Okay, the premium earbuds that come with this travel essential are secondary to the actual white noise machine but, honestly, anything that promotes better sleep needs to be celebrated as often as possible. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, it lets you fall asleep to 10 different tones of white noise, with tone adjustment and continuous sound (no loops). And it comes in a sleek little travel case with its own high-quality earbuds. Price: $29.99

Monoprice True Wireless Earphones

These affordable true wireless headphones from Monoprice are great travel companions.

If you’re looking for something affordable and easy-to-tote, check out the True Wireless Earphones from Monoprice. This e-commerce company has developed a loyal following in the tech space, and these earphones are comfortable, last for up to 3.5 hours of continuous music and charge easily and quickly in their compact case. Price: $49.99

Wireless Contour Series Sleep Headphones from Cozyphones

Cozyphones let you fall asleep to music, comfortably.

You’ll sleep like a baby with these ultra-thin speakers designed to stay in place even if you’re tossing and turning in a middle seat. Lightweight, cool and washable, the headband can be pulled down to use as a sleep mask, blocking out everything around you. Price: $29.99

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