Conclusion: Nocs’ calculated approach to design is smart. We appreciate that the company has managed to maintain sonic excellence, while developing products with distinct character that will suit a wide range of tastes.
Excerpt: Earlier this year, a box from Sweden showed up at my desk. There’s always a whiff of the exotic when you take delivery of a package sealed with green customs stickers and government-issue inspection tape.
Pros: Super-crisp sound and wide dynamic range from the dual-driver design. Excellent for techno, hip-hop and jazz. Lightweight aluminum construction and classy looks. Variety of tips, so finding a good fit is easy.
Cons: Once you veer out of electro-land, not the best performance at higher volumes. About too expensive — other 0 earbuds are slightly better. Flimsy carrying case.
Excerpt: Designed in Sweden, the NOCS NS600 Crush earphones offer a minimalistic, appealing design with audio to match. The silver earphones, with black trim, won’t capture the eye of a passer-by with bright colours or an overly ambitious design.
Pros: Beautiful design; different earbuds included; in-line remote