The Sony Noise Canceling Headphones work well on Planes
13 February 2013
Excerpt: I bought a pair of Sony Noise Canceling headphones in advance of an airplane trip. They did a decent job of reducing the airplane noise They did a decent job of reducing external noise, basically by creating a low-level hum that made it much less noticeable. However, once the external noise source is gone, the hum remains. So, without any noise to cancel, these head phones do not osund as good as good headphones without the noise canceling feature.
Comfortable, great sound, shuts out the world around me
16 January 2013
Excerpt: I've owned Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones for years now. For the price, they're among the best in their category. You might be able to get a bit higher sound quality by going with Bose, but that's if you have the dough to spend. These have a comfortable foam padding that encases my ear so that I can't hear what's going on even in the same room. I slip these on and escape into another world of music.
Excerpt: <html xmlns=""> The Sony General Noise Cancelling Headphones are Awesome! Wether your a Music lover or just trying to drown the sound of annoyances, these headphones are for everyone. The sound Quality is great. There is a switch on the headphones that if you turn it on then it makes the headphones sound great.
Excerpt: Sony's Noise Cancelling Headphones are a middle of the road product that really doesn't outperform its competitors by much other than its lower price. The headphones are battery-powered and generate negative sound waves that counteract noises in the environment, but the effect is more like having your music cushioned on a thin layer of white noise.
Excerpt: Reviewing the Sony MDR-NC40 headphones (product title was vague). I am a frequent traveler on 4+ hour flights, so killing time watching movies/TV shows on my Sony PSP or listening to music on my iPod is an absolute MUST. After struggling with earbuds against the constant engine noise (not to mention plane talkers and screaming babies), I decided to pick up a pair of noise canceling headphones.
Excerpt: These headphones sound great but they are bulky and do not travel well. I would not recommend them for a traveller or for a commuter as they are so bulky. The noise cancelling portion is what makes them to bulky and hard to use. On the reverse the headphones themselves stay in your ears pretty well. There is also a battery that is needed and of course not included.
Excerpt: My wife and I take our Sony Noise Canceling headphones whenever we go on vacation. With an iPod and splitter, we connect with each other as we listen to our favorite tunes. While avoiding the roar of jet engines or loud people at the pool of our favorite resorts, we get totally relaxed. The quality of the sound is good but the selling point was the price.
Summary: Having never spent any real money on headphones I decided to dive in at the deep end with these headphones after having read countless reviews and seen what else is on offer in this price bracket I decided to take the plunge. Upon receiving the item the product simply oozed with quality and a premium feel.
Summary: These headphones are very comfortable and effective. I work in a noisy open plan office and with noise cancelling on my colleagues voices seem very far away :) With music playing on a low volume, the background noise of the office is almost completely gone. Peace. Excellent at home too for cancelling out the hoover, washing machine etc. TV also to an extent. They come with a nice case and selection of cables.
Summary: I already owned the Bose QuietComfort 15 headphones, which are the same price as these, and wanted a second pair of noise cancelling headphones to use at another location. So I thought I'd try this Sony pair, based on the positive reviews. In terms of build quality the Sony are superior. They look and feel solid, metallic and professional. Alongside them the Bose look slightly plasticky and cheap.