Nocs NS400 Earbuds Quick Review: A Small Premium For A Small Upgrade
6 June 2013
Excerpt: . At the time, the 200s were the company's only Android-friendly offering. I was pleasantly surprised with the audio quality and comfort of the NS200s, especially given their reasonable (for a more serious product) price of $70. Well, now I'm back with another Nocs product: the NS400s. The pair I'm reviewing also costs $70, a $10 premium over the "universal" NS200s.
Nocs NS400 in-ear headphones offer good sound, Apple-inspired design
16 July 2012
Excerpt: (1 items) When I reviewed Nocs’s $70 NS200 Aluminum ( ), I found that the Swedish company’s penchant for minimalism had resulted in a clean, but somewhat generic, design and that the sound quality, while unobjectionable, wasn’t particularly compelling, either. Nocs recently sent Macworld the company’s new $100 NS400 Titanium , which represents a step up in price and performance. Like the NS200, the NS400 is a canalbud-style headset.
Conclusion: So, as it happens, Nocs is a small Swedish company that really seems to know what it is doing when it comes to making earphones. It’s been a real pleasure discovering the beauty that is the Nocs sound, and we can’t remember the last time a set of headphones turned out to be such a pleasant surprise. We keep thinking: if the NS400 sound this good, then how good must the dual-armature NS800 sound? We’re requesting a sample and hope to let you know all about that.
Pros: Balanced, accurate sound, Incredibly revealing detail, Deep bass response, Lightweight and comfortable
Cons: Short cord, Occasionally aggressive treble, Few accessories
Excerpt: The first thing that strikes you about the Nocs NS400 Titanium earphones is the metal from which the major part of the earbud is formed. This quality material offers a sense of quality and style absent from so many me-too earbuds, and at a price of around £69 it seems an almost extraordinary luxury. The finish is ever so slightly brushed metal, too, which makes the Nocs NS400 Titanium more stylish than shiny.
Excerpt: Back in December 2010 we reviewed the NS200 Aluminiums – the first earphones to be released by Sweden’s NOCS brand – and said that, while they were well priced for their sound at $79.95, you needed to pay more for a wider dynamic range and more clarity and detail.
Pros: Well made; comfortable; good sound for the price
Cons: A little muted; marked instrument separation; light bass; no case
Summary: Det her er pæne og minimalistiske hovedtelefoner, som ikke tiltrækker sig opmærksomhed rent udseendemæssigt. Stilige ganske enkelt. Kvaliteten havde fået højeste karakter, hvis det ikke var for den raslende mikrofon/kontrol. Derimod kan du fodre Nocs NS400 Aluminium med alt fra rock og pop over viser og akustisk musik til klassisk med et smil på læberne og lykkelige ører.