Bose QuietComfort 25
Even if your flight is equipped with inflight entertainment, the provided headsets tend to be flimsy plastic ones which produce more static than stereo. Spare your ears the torture and get a decent pair of headphones. Not just any headphones but Bose’s latest QuietComfort 25 model. Plug it into your iPad and slip into an aural space void of other people. Say good riddance to screaming kids and noisy engines with Bose’s impressive noise-cancelling properties.
Pro tip: If generic black isn’t your thing, Bose offers customisation with pretty much any colour combination imaginable to cue everyone into the knowledge that your headset is better than theirs. Who cares if they are using Beats by Dr Dre when you have you own colour customised QuietComfort 25? And at 196g, it’s probably lighter and more compact as well. Just don’t leave it in the Seat Pocket of Doom.