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The Best Travel Headphones Guide

At East Midlands Airport, we want to ensure that our guests get the very best of everything when they buy from us, including the best travel headphones.

We’ve teamed up with some of the most experienced tech experts in the business to help you find the perfect pair using our ultimate guide to buying the best travel headphones.

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Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones 700

The cutting-edge Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones 700 represent a revolutionary leap in travel headphones tech.

They’re jam-packed full of the latest audio innovations, including Bose AR, an adaptive wireless mic system and 11 levels of noise-cancellation. This pair are sure to offer crystal-clear sound whether you’re braving the city streets, chilling on the beach or just sat on the plane.

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Which are the best travel headphones for you?

Urban Trailblazers

An early adopter of the latest fashions? Can't resist a shopping spree? Love checking out landmarks by day and the local hotspots by night? You might be an Urban Trailblazer. The Urban Trailblazer is the ultimate city slicker, found prowling the cosmopolitan streets of New York or the romantic canals of Paris. If you count yourself among their number, we know you need the best travel headphones that are tough enough for a non-stop tour of the world while stylish enough to fit into any crowd - whether you’re partying in the city sprawls of America or exploring the streets of the Mediterranean.

We’ve picked out a range of elite headsets that boast the best of both tech and fashion to ensure that you’re turning heads all summer long. While browsing our collection of the best travel headphones, keep an eye out for top-named brands and cutting-edge features like true wireless headphones, bone conduction, noise isolation and noise cancellation technology so powerful that you’ll be able to lose yourself in the music even standing in the middle of Covent Garden!

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Adventurous Explorer

Ready to push yourself to beyond your limits? Obsessed with reaching your personal best? Looking forward to feeling the burn while you're away? You might be an Adventurous Explorer. Adventurous Explorers can’t stand still. It’s a fact of life. They never stop scaling cliff-faces, gliding over snowy slopes and generally pushing themselves to the limit, so they need a pair of headphones that matches their drive and endurance. We love Adventurous Explorers at East Midlands Airport and want to ensure every guest has everything they need to reach their full potential wherever they are with a range of tech built for every situation.

We’d like to help you get the most from your travels, whether you’re planning to lift on Venice Beach or test your mettle with an iron man challenge across the countryside of Europe. To make sure you’re buying the right tech we’ve put together a list of the best travel headphones with features for fitness, travel and music fans alike.  

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Family Globetrotters

Looking for a little family time this summer? Always got an eye on the little ones? In need of some 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 that technology doesn’t get in the way of days filled with laughter and love. But, Family Globetrotters also want to make sure their loved ones can curl up with their favourite music, films or games when they need a little time for themselves.

We know that Family Globetrotters are some of the busiest travellers coming through East Midlands Airport. Our hearts go out to all the parents who are trying to keep track of excited kids, cooped up in the terminal and away from their normal routine. To help you and the kids have the smoothest possible journey, we’ve put together a couple of helpful ranges for you.

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Why buy travel headphones at the airport?

We know that you need to focus on your journey at East Midlands Airport, so we keep shopping for tech simple. By talking to customers and working with our retail partners, we’ve created a tech buying experience that beats both high street brands and online stores with better prices and service. If you want to know more about what we offer visitors at the airport you can check out our full reasons to buy tech with us.

We want you to make an informed purchase so we try to ensure that every customer has all the information that they need by pulling together tips from the best in the business. It’s also important to us that you get the best price possible, so we’ve worked with Dixons Travel to offer their ‘double the difference’ guarantee (terms and conditions apply).

And we give you complete control over when you want to collect your goods with our click & collect and collect on return services. Finally, if you’re not happy with your headphones, we’ve made it super-easy to return your goods through our retail partners.

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The Best Travel Headphones Categories

Choose from our six curated categories of headphones to browse a list of products from our incredible tailored range. Each category has been curated by our tech experts to showcase the best travel headphones.

By deciding between our six categories you’ll make the first step towards a new pair of travel headphones while avoiding boring research – because our experts have already done all that for you.

Pick one of the profiles from below and then click on the link to view your curated collection of the best travel headphones with features perfect for you and your destination.


Discover peace and tranquillity with our fantastic range of noise-cancelling headphones. To help you navigate the ever-growing range of active and passive noise-cancelling features on the market we’ve put together a list of our top noise-cancelling headphones picks.

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One of the most important features for travel headphones, waterproofing has become better and better throughout the last few years. To help you make the right choices we've created a list of some of the best waterproof headphones on the market.

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Cut out everything but you and the music with true wireless headphones. With only two earbud units, these devices offer you complete freedom of movement. This is perfect for travellers and holidaymakers as it helps you avoid sweating and overheating.

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The brand and design of your headphones have become the latest way to make a fashion statement, everything from Beats by Dr Dre to Apple AirPods send out their own unique message. If you want to turn heads as you walk down the plane this summer make sure you know what your headphones are saying about you.

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Everyone knows working out is easier with a soundtrack, whether you’re pushing your body to the limit with the ultimate running playlist or pumping iron to slick hip hop beats. We want to help you reach your full potential and get the most from your workout by finding you the right headphones with the best features for fitness buffs.

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Keeping the little ones happy and safe is so important no matter what tech you’re buying and, due to the delicacy of children’s ears, it’s even more important with kids’ headphones. If your kids love playing on phones or streaming movies then these are the perfect choices for them.

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Discover The Dixons Travel Summer Range

Whether you’re looking for a camera to capture the memories you’ll make on your travels or the perfect pair of headphones for your flight, we’ve got you covered! Thanks to Dixons Travel and East Midlands Airport you can treat yourself to some of the best tech on the market this summer.

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