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Sony MDR-NC40
 
Price range:
$48.99 - $69.99
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Summary: Portable close, on-ear noise-canceling headphones that come with carrying case and mini-plug-to-airplane-jack adapter.
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Community icon7 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Portable headphones
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
3.0
Noise Cancelling?
5/31/2010
Pros
Comfortable
Compact
Durable
Lightweight
Cons
Best Uses
Home Audio
With My Computer
Comment:
I use them while watching television or listening to music after hours as not to disturb my wife. I didn't really need the noise cancelling feature, I wanted to see how well they worked. In a variety of background noises, I was unable to discern they had any noise cancelling ability. I recently replaced the long dead battery and considered taking them on a vacation that including air travel. I opted for the buds instead leaving them behind. My son was house sitting decided on experimenting with them, and independently decided they didn't work.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Best Value For Noise Cancelling
3/1/2010
Pros
Comfortable
Compact
Durable
Good Bass
Good Value
Great Sound
Lightweight
Stylish
Cons
Best Uses
Traveling
Comment:
Use between LA & Hawaii. Almost as good as my wife's Bose but $150.00 less to purchase
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Great Headphones for the Money
2/21/2010
Pros
Comfortable
Compact
Good Bass
Good Value
Lightweight
Stylish
Cons
Best Uses
Music
Portable Devices
Traveling
With My Computer
Working Out
Comment:
Got them for Christmas to use with my new itouch...so much better than the ear buds.... Sound canceling is not bad at all and the sound is quite good. While they are not audiophile quality, they are light, easy to use, great to travel with and an all around pleasure...they've made my itouch listening experience so much better. A great value for the dough.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
The Sony MDR-NC40 is part of the Headphones test program at Consumer Reports. The Sony MDR-NC40 Headphones features and specs include Detachable cable, Works with noise reduction off, Weight (oz.), Battery type, Integrated volume control, Call connect/disconnect control, Integrated microphone, Integrated player control, Low battery indicator, Cable length (in.), Monitor function (mute), Noise canceling unit in earpiece. In our lab tests, Headphones models like the Sony MDR-NC40 are reviewed on Noise reduction, Overall score, Sensitivity, Sound quality, Type, Design. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Sony MDR-NC40 based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Sony MDR-NC40 include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Sony MDR-NC40.
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