Able Planet NC200 Clear Harmony Foldable Headphones
16 March 2009
Summary: In our review of the original Able Planet Clear Harmony headphones, we were impressed by how well the $300 device used a pair of comfortable cans to block out ambient noise while leveraging Linx Audio technology to supply a greatly enhanced audio source. A few of the original’s elements are present in the $99.99 NC200 headphones, but the Linx Audio technology is noticeably less effective in this model.
Pros: Ache-free lightweight design, Excellent active noise cancellation, Collapsible for easy travel,
Cons: Lackluster audio quality without noise-canceling mode, Sound seeps out easily, Audible hum between tracks,
Excerpt: By my reckoning, headphones can be categorized as either inexpensive/expensive, in-ear/on-ear/shit-ugly. Sure, there are plenty of options available for men of all walks, but recently I found myself in need of gear to stave off the crying baby or snorer that I inevitably find seated next to me on flight after bloody flight.
Excerpt: The above was just a quick summary of my findings when I played around with Able Planet’s Clear Harmony NC200 headphones. Keep reading for an in-depth review of the ease of setup, the audio clarity, the good, the bad, and my final thoughts on the product as a whole.
Review: Able Planet NC200 Noise Cancelling Headphones
7 December 2008
Summary: Overall these are a decent set of noise cancelling cans. They fold away neatly, the cable is fully removable, and they do actually help combat exterior noise. Sure, they aren’t up to Bose quality but then again they don’t have a Bose price tag either because you can pick a pair up for around $70-$100 which really represents great value for money.