If you're after Apple-compatible earphones that have a mic, volume and call/end buttons but won't break the bank, the Klipsch Image S4is have been the favourite of many for some time. Now the company has brought that same Apple-compatibility to a pair Active Noise Control cans, which are now available in the UK.
The Klipsh Mode M40s pack a 40mm woofer, a 15mm tweeter and ANC-tech to make sure your tunes sound decent no matter what's happening outside. They're rated for up to 45-hours of noise cancellation on a single battery -- that's one hell of a long flight -- but can also be used without power, unlike several other premium ANC headsets currently on the market.
At over £70 more expensive than even Bose's QuietConfort 15s, the M40's aren't cheap and will burn a £300 shaped-hole in your wallet. But how can you put a price on blocking out that screaming baby two rows behind you on your intercontinental flight?