The competition has its work cut out for with JBL's new Reflect Aware headphones. The sport-specific headphone not only has noise canceling, but has a feature called "Ambient Aware" that lets you block out outside noise, but at the same time lets you control how much you block out so you can still hear what's going on around you.
Even more impressive is that it doesn't require a battery to power its noise canceling mode. It draws power directly from a lightning or MicroUSB port so you'll never ever have to worry about another set of batteries again. Reflect Aware is available at JBL.com for $149.