Here Ones are wireless earbuds from Doppler Labs that combine music streaming, noise cancelling and hearing aid technology. In tandem with the Here Active Listening System app, you control the volume of the outside world. Turn it down to increase the level of noise cancellation, or turn it up to amplify the real world. But the multi directional microphones take it well beyond loud and quiet, with a choice of filters designed to cut out background chatter in noisy restaurants, amplify voices in front of you, even reduce wind noise while cycling. There’s only two hours of playback, which remains a common problem for many wireless earbuds, but the portable charging case has enough juice to deliver three full charges.

£250, Hereplus.me