[Lightning Review] Nocs NS200 Android Earbuds: Solid Hi-Fi Equipment, On The Cheap
25 April 2012
Excerpt: Lately, I've been listening to a lot of headphones as part of my hardware review routine. I've listened to So when a Swedish headphone company by the name of Nocs got in touch with me, I was a bit surprised - because I didn't know they existed. And there's a good reason for that (sort of): Nocs has specialized in making solely Apple-friendly headphone products. Until now.
Excerpt: I love music. I used to listen to music every waking hour, but I find that I don’t listen as much any more. We have a small house, so my loud music can interfere with someone else watching TV or doing something that needs concentration. I find most earphones uncomfortable, so I just don’t listen much now. I always hope to find some comfortable earbuds, so I’m always interested in trying new ones.
Pros: Very comfortable, Good sound, Good price
Cons: Can't use the microphone with non-Apple phones
Excerpt: It's no doubt the Swedish know how to make good sounding earphones and headphones. Nocs are a Swedish in-ear and headphone maker bringing us well designed audio products like the NS200 earphones that feature a remote and mic compatible with the iPhone, iPad, iPod and even Macs. The NS200 are Nocs' first model out of three others.
Conclusion: Apart from the wonderful Nuforce NE7M , there haven’t been any perfect iPhone headsets out there. The Maximo sounded great, but lost in overall implementation, and the excellent Phonak PFE really needed better construction and possibly, ergonomics. The Nocs NS200 plays right along with these. It isn’t perfect, but it sounds good, is styled for the on-the-low audiophile, and it works like a charm.
Conclusion: The NOCS NS200 earphones cater to a particular type of listener, those who prefer a nice, tight environment where bass is not overwhelming, but deep and present when needed. The NS200’s are not the best-sounding earphones we have listened to in this price range, but if you were deserted on an island with these and the upgraded Apple earbuds, we would definitely go with these.
Pros: Tight bass, Warm midrange, In-line controls and microphone
Excerpt: The Good Good build quality for the price. In-line mic and remote for iPhone and iPod. Good call quality. Two-year warranty. The Bad Mediocre music quality. Short cord. Volume control issues on our sample. Design and pack-ins The NS200s, and the entire NOCS line of earbuds for that matter, have a very simple, clean, even elegant design.
Pros: Good build quality for the price., In-line mic and remote for iPhone and iPod., Good call quality., Two-year warranty.
Cons: Mediocre music quality., Short cord., Volume control issues on our sample.
Auricolari Nocs NS200: audio di qualità e bilanciato per iPhone e iPod
18 October 2010
Excerpt: I nuovi auricolari NS200 della svedese Nocs sono costruiti per resistere alle sollecitazioni della vita in movimento e soprattutto offrono una qualità in riproduzione in grado di competere con i grandi nomi dell’audio. Le caratteristiche e le impressioni d’uso nella prova di Macitynet.