Ideal for the traveler, student or music lover. The latest technology at an affordable price and convenient foldable size. The NC200 features an adjustable headband, superior sound quality and clarity, patented LINX Audio technology, In line volume control for easy adjustment to safe listening levels (no more hunting for the volume control) and state of the art active noise cancellation (ANC). With over 16 International CES and CTIA awards, the sound quality will delight even the most discernible ear.
Able Planet NC200: The Power of LINX at an Affordable Price
Able Planet made its mark in the portable audio field at the 2007 International CES trade show, where its LINX Audio technology won the Most Innovative Embedded Technology Award. Since then they have won over 16 Awards and significant praise from consumers and top experts alike, all who rave about the phones' ability to eliminate almost all background noise while offering superior sound quality. Ideal for everything from iPods, home stereos and portable DVD players, with full, rich sound that shuts out such extraneous sounds as airplane engines, bus motors, and background conversations.
The Clear Harmony NC200 is an exciting new entry level product that lets you step up into quality noise-canceling headphones without breaking the bank. Enjoy the latest technology at an affordable price and convenient foldable size. The NC200 features an adjustable headband, superior sound quality and clarity, patented LINX Audio technology, inline volume control for easy adjustment to safe listening levels, and state of the art active noise cancelation.
What Critics Are Saying
"You can hear the difference up in the higher frequencies of your music. These 'phones are very comfortable, especially for people with big heads." --Josh Quittner, Time Magazine, "Top 25 Must-Have Travel Gadgets"
Able Planets Sound Clarity unit is a big leap forward in quality. And it wont break the bank. The lightweight earphones are comfortable, and the stereo sound is good in fact a lot better than good, providing both clear speech and full rich background sound." --Jay Palmer, Barron's
"We put the Clear Harmony headphones up against the Bose QuietComfort 3 headphones for side-by-side tests, all of which the former handily won." --Russ Fischer, Laptop Magazine
LINX Audio Technology
Originally developed for a new generation of top-of-the-line hearing aids, LINX Audio technology. This makes it easier to hear words, music, and sounds in the higher frequencies where clarity is often lost, while also ensuring that speech and other high-frequency sounds are not smothered by bass tracks. Able Planet compares the results to the difference between hearing a "C" note on a piano as opposed to a "C" chord. The "C" chord, which sounds richer and more complex, demonstrates the impact of adding harmonics to the audio signal.
LINX Audio technology also fits into Able Planet's mission of creating audio solutions for people with hearing disabilities. By filtering undesirable sounds and noise via the state-of-the-art active noise cancellation (ANC) technology, Able Planet headphones encourage users to listen to music at lower volumes to reduce long-term hearing loss. The phones also provide crisp sound for people already suffering from moderate hearing problems, and even accommodate hearing aids thanks to a new technology that restricts electromagnetic interference.
Clear Harmony headphones also reduce distortion at higher volumes by soft-clipping the sound wave rather than squaring it off, delivering a full-bodied frequency range of 20 Hz to 20. And as a bonus, the phones offer an inline volume control that makes it easy to turn the volume up or down without reaching for your portable audio device. Other features include a 5-foot removable cord with 1/4-inch; a lightweight adjustable headband that provides a superior fit; full-size swiveling ear cups with soft cushions; and a soft carrying pouch with a storage area for iPods and other MP3 players.
The headphones--which can be used at home as well as on the road with TVs, computers, portable DVD players, CD players, MP3 players, and assisted listening devices--fold up easily for easy storage and travel. Note:
The noise cancellation feature requires one AAA battery (included), but can also be turned off should the batteries run down. As a result, users can still listen to music without power, unlike many competing noise-canceling headphones. What's in the Box
Clear Harmony NC200 headphones, removable cord, and 1/4-inch stereo adapters, and soft carrying pouch.