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6.7 out of 10

Sony XBA NC85

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Overall 5
5.0

Sony XBA-NC85D

CNET
6 November 2012
  • Summary: The Sony XBA-NC85D is marginally effective at canceling noise and its disappointing sound quality does nothing to offset the exorbitant price.
  • Cons: The build quality doesn't justify its ambitious price, and they fall short in sound quality and noise-canceling performance. Your music also dies when the battery runs out, and the tangle-prone wire lacks inline controls as well as a microphone.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sony XBA-NC85D

PC Magazine
22 August 2012
  • Conclusion: Sony's XBA-NC85D is the first-ever in-ear noise canceling earphone pair without an in-line box to house the circuitry, but it suffers from some deep bass distortion and a high price tag.
  • Pros: First in-ear, box-free noise-cancellation earphones. Offers solid noise canceling in loud environments. Quality audio performance with subtle bass response at moderate levels. Rechargeable via USB dongle.
  • Cons: Expensive. Doesn't output audio in passive mode. Distorts on deep bass at high volumes. Noise-cancellation circuitry emits audible hiss in certain scenarios.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony XBA-NC85 review

expertreviews.co.uk
26 July 2013
  • Conclusion: Eradicating the battery pack is a step forward, but the NC85s are incredibly expensive
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Overall 5
5.0
Design 5
5.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 5
5.0

Sony XBA-NC85D

CNET
30 March 2012
  • Summary: The Sony XBA-NC85D is marginally effective at canceling noise and its disappointing sound quality does nothing to offset the exorbitant price.
  • Pros: The Sony XBA-NC85D noise-canceling in-ear headphones feature batteries conveniently built in to the earpieces that recharge with the included USB stick.
  • Cons: The build quality doesn't justify its ambitious price, and they fall short in sound quality and noise-canceling performance. Your music also dies when the battery runs out, and the tangle-prone wire lacks inline controls as well as a microphone.
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Expert Review

Mobile Review
6 December 2012
  • Summary: В следующем варианте арматурных наушников с активным шумоподавлением от Sony хочется увидеть и нормальные наушники, и нормальное шумоподавление.
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