I like the Apple earbuds (and the Apple airpods coming in October). They don’t have noise cancelling. You can listen to music and still be able to hear someone speak to you (or be aware someone is speaking to you) or hear a horn or siren. Although, it would be nice if you could selectively block out hearing some people’s conversation or a baby crying. I haven’t tried the new wireless airpods yet. But they look like the current Apple earbuds, so I am assuming they also WON’T have noise cancelling technology (which is what I want).