SMS Audio Street by 50 - ANC headphone

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Summary: Home/studio-style noise-canceling closed over-ear headphones that come with a detachable audio cable, USB charging cable, mini-plug-to-airplane-jack adapter, and a carrying case.
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Type: Home/Studio style headphones
About - SMS Audio Street by 50 - ANC

The SMS Audio Street by 50-ANC are home/studio-style noise-canceling headphones with a closed over-ear design. These iPod/cellphone-centric headphones can be used with the noise-canceling feature turned on or off. They have a detachable 53-inch audio cord with a modified stereo 4-contact mini-plug that works with iPods, iPads, iPhones, and some cell phones, but it may not be compatible with other audio devices. The headphones have an inline microphone and remote with music player and call connect/disconnect controls. This model's earcups can be folded for travel and storage. The Street by 50-ANC comes with a USB charging cable, a mini-plug-to-airplane-jack adapter, and a carrying case. It is covered by a 12-month warranty.

About This Brand

SMS Audio markets headphones developed in conjunction with the rapper 50 Cent. The company also offers "Star Wars"-themed models, as well as sports and wireless headphones. 

Features & Specs - SMS Audio Street by 50 - ANC
info Weight (oz.) 11.2
info Cable length (in.) 53
info Battery type Rechargeable lithium-ion
info Works with noise reduction off Yes
info Integrated microphone Yes
info Call connect/disconnect control Yes
info Integrated volume control Yes
info Integrated player control No
info Detachable cable Yes
info Monitor function (mute) No
info Noise canceling unit in earpiece Yes
info Low battery indicator No
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User Reviews - SMS Audio Street by 50 - ANC
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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
love them
Great Sound
Best Uses
very well constructed. amazing fit and feel.<br />these are really a great set of cans.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)
The active noise cancelling barely works
Great Sound
Sound quality
Poor noise cancelling
Best Uses
I bought this SMS unit based on a Consumer Reports review that rated the active noise cancelling (ANC) as Excellent. But the ANC on this unit barely works. By contrast, I have a two-year-old Bose QuietComfort 15 headphone set that has nearly perfect noise cancelling. <br /><br />For this SMS unit, I made sure to follow the directions: I charged the unit until the light glowed green, then I turned on the ANC and verified that the light was glowing blue. I tested them and gave them to a co-worker to test as well. We both had the same verdict: Very little active noise cancelling. What a big disappointment.<br /><br />The ANC on this unit is about 20% as effective as that provided by my two-year-old Bose QuietComfort 15 headphones. It doesn't silence people talking within 10 feet at all; merely makes them about 20% less loud.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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