If you’ve had a long day at the office or are on a flight sitting next to a chatty passenger, you may be looking for relief from the noise around you. Look no further than your Android smartphone to find noise cancelling apps that can provide the relief from noise you’re looking for.
Searching for good Android noise reduction apps on the Google play store can be a big of a challenge, as there are a seemingly never ending selection to choose from. I’m here to help.
I’ve personally gone through the Google Play store on my Samsung S3 Mini and tested out some great Android noise cancelling apps, which we’ll review in this post (along with a few duds).
A Comparison of Noise Cancelling Apps for Android
I gave Noise Canceller a shot despite its low rating (1.7 out of 5) because it came with a good price tag (free). Noise Canceller is designed to cancel noise by generating phase-inverted waves of it – but it never quite worked for me. In this case, it looks like the Google Play rating is accurate.
The good reviews of this app convinced me to give it a try, as the app is also used for sleeping, which I normally skip. While there are several high quality sounds to choose from, most of them are better suited for sleeping. That being said, the app might be worth a look for you – and being a free app, there’s nothing to lose.
Conclusion: Worth a look
Much like the Sleep and Noise Sounds app, the reviews of White Noise Lite were good – unlike the Sleep and Noise Sounds app, my experience wasn’t up to par. The app had some nice sounds, such as the “extreme rain” option, but the most other sounds, such as the “fan”, were loud and annoying. Like the others, at least this app was free.
With over 10,000 5-star reviews, the Relax Melodies app is one of the most popular in the Google Play store. When you download and launch the app, be sure to swipe your screen to reveal pages of sounds options. One of the best features of this app is the ability to play several sounds in harmony, giving you the ability to mix and match sounds as you see fit. You can upgrade to the paid version of the app for more features, but I find the free version provides no shortage of great options to pick from.
Relax Melodies is the only noise cancelling app that I keep on my phone.
Conclusion: Download now. This is the best free noise cancelling app for Android smartphones and tablets.