The last pair of Active Noise cancelling (ANC) headphones I can remember using were enormous and required a couple batteries, maybe even a couple batteries per side. Well the game has changed and Eksa has come out to play.
These headphones came in a pretty sturdy box that still managed to sustain a bit of damage in transport. Inside that box though was another box, if you will. These wireless headphones come in a sleek zip up, hard foam case that fits all the accessories that go with them.
Inside the carrying case the headphones lay flat on one side, held in by a stretchy band. It’s neat how they swivel and bend in multiple directions to fit in the case. They are also extendable so you can adjust them to your head. Out of the box, these look stylish and they feel well made.
Gone are the days of multiple AAA batteries, these wireless headphones are rechargeable. They come with a USB charger, and the indicator light on the side tells you when the battery is done charging.
It was easy to tell when the headphones were plugged in and charging vs. finished charging as the light turns off when charging is finished. They unfortunately don’t come with their own charging block to plug into the wall, but work just fine all of the ones I had around the house.
In case you’re not one for wireless, but still want to take advantage of the sound cancelling power of these headphones, they come with an aux cable that you can hook up to use the headphones via wire. Because these are made to be used on an airplane, they also come with a two point audio adapter for those older hookups on some planes.