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.
Excerpt: What comes to mind when my thoughts turn to Sweden? The midnight sun. Psychedelic rock. Lingonberry jam on knäckebröd. Bergman, Forsberg, IKEA. Killer earbuds. Ja, killer buds. For reals. Nocs , a Swedish company you’ve never heard of, has been pumping out a line of high-performance earbuds over the last few years. I first became aware of the company when it sent us a pair of its NS400 Titanium in-ears .
Excerpt: This pair of shiny in-ear headphones comes to us straight from Sweden, home to Swedish House Mafia - one of many. It's the place where good sounding headphones are born. Did we mention Ikea? Yeah, things just got serious. Nocs' aluminum NS200 had already left us impressed so we've got very high expectations from the NS400 , Nocs' intermediate in-ear offering made out of titanium for extra durability and of course good looks, to sound even better.
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: 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.
Pros: Lyden, Flad ledning
Cons: Ingen skumpropper, Plastic-mikrofon/kontrol, Mangler opbevaringsetui