Conclusion: The Sony headphones have a battery life of sixteen hours — enough for all but the longest long-haul flights — and if you supplement the integrated rechargeable batteries with a pair of AAs you can well get 28 hours out of them.
Excerpt: These industry-first digital noise canceling headphones from Sony promise to cut surrounding noise by up to 99%. They use nifty artificial intelligence to determine the best noise profile for your surroundings to deliver quality sound with almost no background noise. Should you want hear something nearby, a monitor switch lets you temporally hear external sounds without removing the headphones.
Conclusion: Would I buy a pair? Unfortunately not, to me the £200 price tag is to expensive for a pair of headphones, even if they are as good as the MDR-NC500D. If you do a lot of travelling and money isn’t so much of a decision maker then you’ve got to have to buy these headphones.
Conclusion: Sony did a bang-up job with the MDR-NC500D. Our major gripes — inability to turn off the cancellation, a poorly designed monitoring feature, and no sound without power — are offset by the headphones’ sound quality, accessory bundle, and digital noise cancellation. The price may be high, but it is in line with competing models from Bose and Sennheiser, and given the NC500D’s uniqueness, we won’t ding Sony for aiming at the market’s high end.
Pros: Comfortable for long periods; good overall sound; supports store bought batteries
Cons: Expensive; cannot turn off the noise cancellation
Comfortable and stylish noise-cancelling headphones
Good Gear Guide.au
19 February 2009
Summary: The Sony MDR-NC500D noise-cancelling headphones do a fantastic job of blocking out repetitive ambient noise. When listening to music they also acquit themselves well, with clear sound and a pleasant character.
Pros: Stylish and scratch-resistant exterior, comfortable padding, battery pack for extended use, good sound quality, noise cancelling works exceptionally well
Cons: Tight fit may annoy some, must be powered to work
Excerpt: Sony is making a lot of noise about its latest noise-cancelling headphones. The usual way this type of headphone works is that the device "listens" to the ambient noise and broadcasts a "mirror image" of the sounds into the wearer's ears, thus neutralising background noises.
Sony MDR-NC500D Digital Noise Cancelling Headphones Review
Tracy and Matt's Blog
17 August 2008
Excerpt: Do you find that as soon as you get on a bus, train or plane that you have to turn the volume up on your MP3 player because the surrounding noise is too loud? Maybe you can not ever get a long enough sleep on the train because you have that person making plans with there friends sitting next to you. Well doing the long commute to work everyday I’ve come across this and a lot more. This is where Sony’s Digital Noise Cancelling Headphones (MDR-NC500D) come in.
Excerpt: Söze nereden, nasıl başlamak gerektiğinden gerçekten pek emin değiliz aslında. Önce Sony’nin müzik işindeki başarısından mı bahsetmek gerek, yoksa tasarım çizgisinin estetiğinden mi? Yoksa, yoksa Sony’nin son eseri olan NC500D’nin, gürültüleri %99 oranına kadar engellediğini iddia ettiği ve hem bu özelliğiyle, hem de bu özelliğini üç farklı ortamda farklı seviyelerde otomatik olarak ayarlanabilmesini sağlayan Artifical Intelligence (AI) özelliğiyle dünyada bir ilk...
Pros: Dış gürültüleri kesmedeki başarısı, AI NC Mode ve Monitor tuşları, kaliteli tasarımı, ses kalitesi
Cons: Yüksek seste bas ve tizlerde çatlamalar yaşanabiliyor
Summary: Der Kopfhörer Sony MDR-NC500D ist ein Multitalent: Er klingt nicht nur gut, sondern schützt auch vor Lärm. Mit Digitaltechnik in den Ohrmuscheln sorgt der „MDR-NC500D“ für ungestörten Musikgenuss.
Pros: Sehr wirksame Geräuschunterdrückung, Sehr ausgewogener Klang, Guter Tragekomfort, Viel mitgeliefertes Zubehör
Cons: Fummelige Tasten, Keine Musikwiedergabe ohne Akku oder Batterien