I’m kinda saging this thread but if you aren’t dead set on having that active noise canceling, you don’t really need it. I had active noise canceling on my headphones for like 2-3 years and haven’t missed it since I switch to better headphones. I take the train everyday and our infrastructure is terrible, and the schoolkids can get loud as well, but ANC never really made a big difference in my scenario. A lot of people who have tried the Bose and Sonys have never used closed-ear headphones to begin with, and a good portion of the noise cancelling comes from headphones that are closed-ear and provide isolation such at foam eartips on IEMs.
Just blast some beautiful rain from the myNoise.net app if you’re doing work, or play music or video. I have the V-Moda M100s which are $80 on ebay and they’re pretty solid with the latest custom pads from Amazon for $20 more (vanilla the headphones are kinda weak). If you have a way to EQ them a bit it can be helpful, but they’re pretty good on stock. I think either the mids and/or the bass is recessed, I kinda forget right now.
If you’re looking into wired with ANC, maybe the Bose QC25s since the sound quality is pretty comparable I guess. I dunno, the Sonys and Bose just don’t sound good to begin with, really. I sold my XM2s for almost $100 and bought $45 IEMs and $80 headphones (with some added mods for like $30 more) and I’m way better off overall. You could do the same if you look into Chi-fi like the KZ ZSXs or the BLON03s for IEMs, and pick some good headphones. Resell value might be kinda depressing on the Sonys but all headphones are like that, and there are market sweetspots you can take advantage of to get better headphones, like I did.