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: 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.
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.
Summary: These headphones are great if you need NC and also for non NC use - these are my portable headphones - I prefer the non NC sound but the effect of the noise cancelling on flights and in the is just excellent. At the current price they are a bargain and come with a great carry case and additional cables and adaptors. I have had nuemerous NC headphones but these are the most comfortable and best sounding.
Excellent Sound Quality, Comfortable and Well Made
18 March 2014
Summary: As the title states these head phones offer all the features that you would expect from a £200+ pair of headphones. The sound quality is excellent, although turning on the Noise Cancellation does drain the sound a little, and they have a prestigious feel to them. Pros: --------------- Sound Quality is Excellent They are supremely comfortable, in the right position ( explained below) The noise cancellation is effective, if not quite in the same league as the Bose QC15's...
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.