Excerpt: The JVC HA-NC120 headphone feature noise-cancelling, but it's is subtle; perhaps a bit too subtle. There isn’t much difference when turning on the active noise-cancelling from passive mode, with the noise of our mobile testing room (the 08.14 to Waterloo) still very apparent. The sound quality is OK – the midrange is relatively clear and there’s decent detail – but we had to turn the volume right up to enjoy the dynamics of the Sweeney Todd soundtrack.
Pros: Gently defined midrange, compact and portable
Cons: Noise-cancelling isn’t as effective, muffled dynamics