I have two headphones and two earbuds:
1. Bose QC-35
2. Audio Technica ATH-M40x
3. Apple AirPods
4. Jabra Elite 65t
The noise cancellation of the QC-35 is still the standard, in my opinion, and the sound quality is top tier.
My QC-35 or my two earbuds can’t beat the sound quality of my Audio Technica headphones. When I want to hear everything in a song, I reach for the Audio Technica headset.
My Apple AirPods are great for general listening and phone calls. The audio is crystal clear, however, they cannot carry the punch of the Bose and the Audio Technica, but they are not suppose to.
My Jabra Elite 65t earbuds are impressive and I’m amazed at the amount of sound I get from such a tiny pair of buds. Having said that, the sound can get a bid distorted at high volumes, but the clarity I get during phone calls makes it a keep at the office.