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Sony MDRNC200D Digital Noise-Canceling Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Precise noise canceling using digital technology
  • Three distinct noise-canceling modes for airplanes, trains, and the office
  • Up to 98.2% ambient noise reduction (at 160Hz)
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  • Noise-Cancelling-Feature

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 4.8 x 10.4 inches ; 6.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005FVDTAW
  • Item model number: MDRNC200D
  • Batteries 1 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 7, 2011

Product Description

Hear only what you want to with background noise on mute. Featuring Sony's advanced digital signal processing technology, ambient noise is reduced by up to 98.2% with these mdr-nc200d premium digital noise canceling headphones. Whether you're at the office, on a plane or train, built-in artificial intelligence (AI) technology automatically adjusts to your surroundings to offer the optimal level of noise canceling customized to the environment and sound conditions. High quality audio is yours with 40mm driver units, full digital amplification and a high performance digital equalizer delivering the highest highs and lowest lows for incredible-sounding music. Cushy, feather-soft ear cushions provide maximum comfort, plus an ultra-compact, collapsible design makes these headphones perfect for travel. General information manufacturer Sony corporation: general information manufacturer part number mdrnc200d: general information manufacturer website address Sony: general information brand name Sony: general information product model mdr-nc200d: general information product name mdr-nc200d headphone: general information product type headphone: miscellaneous package contents mdr-nc200d headphone1 x operating instructions1 x 1.5m connecting cord1 x warranty card1 x Sony lr03 (size AAA) battery1 x in-flight plug adapter (single/dual)carrying case: warranty limited warranty 90 day: technical information connectivity technology wired: technical information cable length 4.92 ft.: technical information sound mode stereo: technical information impedance 68 ohm: technical information minimum frequency response 8 Hz: technical information maximum frequency response 23 kHz: technical information connector plating gold plated: technical information features noise cancelling, noise reduction: battery information battery size AAA: battery information maximum battery run time 22 hour: earpiece design earbud: earpiece type binaural: e

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Customer Reviews

The on/off/mute switch isn't intuitive.
E. Rutledge
A very good pair of noise cancelling headphones that are comfortable and easy to use, and produce high quality sound and very good noise cancelling.
Justin Opinion
Both of these did a decent job at canceling out background noise.
John

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241 of 251 people found the following review helpful By Justin Opinion TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 28, 2011
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Sony MDR-NC200D Digital Noise-Canceling Headphones

The obvious comparison for any noise canceling headphones, is against the Bose Quiet Comfort series - which is arguably the industry standard, at least from a familiarity and brand recognition perspective. Fortunately, I have a pair of Bose Quiet Comfort 2 and was able to do a good side-by-side comparison.
In my case, Sony edged out Bose and won this comparison. Here's why:

I am not a qualified audiophile, and can't quote impressive specifications and explain in mathematics why one thing sounds better than another. Having confessed that though, I am a very picky listener, and I have a high standard of quality for audio products.
How I tested - I used the Sony MDR-NC200D's extensively in a number of environments, with a variety of music. Environments included sitting in a room with a loud TV going, other music playing, conversations taking place, outdoor traffic and lawnmower noise, and even during a long vacuuming session. Music ranged from hard rock to classical, but for my benchmark side-by-side testing I used Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon.

I found the Sony headphones to be superior in producing very clear, crisp sound compared to Bose. The most subtle of elements in the audio are crystal clear with very good separation. Bose seems to muddy some of these nuisances, most likely a result of the noise canceling signal they use. Sony is able to block the ambient noise at least as well as Bose (I think slightly better) but without the side effect of dullness to the audio you are listening to. This example won't mean anything to people not familiar with the album, but during "Great Gig In The Sky" you can clearly hear the soft spoken background words far better with the Sony's than with Bose.
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70 of 73 people found the following review helpful By NyiNya TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 3, 2011
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I am not a frequent flyer, but take four or five airline trips a year. My travelling companions are usually an iPod for background music and a totebag full of books...essential to the journey, but problematic. After about 30 minutes, my ears ache from the earbud and one arm is stretched past my knees from lugging the books. On board, the noise of the engines overwhelms the the iPod, and after struggling to get the carry-ons wedged under the seat and buckling my seatbelt, I'm pretty much stuck with whatever book I have in hand, whether or not it turns out to be any good. These Noise-Cancelling Headphones (and the Kindle) eliminate those problems.

The Sony MDR-NC200D Digital Noise-Canceling Headphones are very comfortable. Most headphones are heavy, bulky and make me feel like I'm wearing a Prussian helmet. These are lightweight and compact, and so comfortable, I'm barely aware of wearing them.

They do a very good job of eliminating outside noises. Some reviewers complain that sound is distorted when the volume is high. This isn't a deal killer for be because I keep them set at a moderate level...I like my background music to stay in the background and don't think it's realistic to expect these speakers and an iPod to provide the same quality of sound that you'd get from an expensive set of speakers. You can also plug the headphones into the airline's entertainment system and save yourself yet another annoying surcharge...while getting much better sound than on the headsets the carriers provide.

Because the headphones are so small, you can tuck them into a purse or briefcase and bring them out whenever needed to prevent falling into a boredom induced coma...like when sitting in the dentist's waiting room or standing on line at the DMV.
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86 of 97 people found the following review helpful By John Thomas... TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 20, 2011
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I just recently received these new headphones by Sony. I have had a run of headphones of all types over the last couple of years. A number of computers and stereos in different locations has me enjoying each one having their own. And I have never found any pair that I have been so satisfied with that has me being partial to any one model. These Sony 200Ds are my latest. I'll be the first one to admit that despite the number I have owned over the years, I am not a true audiophile. I will not compare the raw statistics between models. I simply can tell you about what I hear, and of the quality of them and their comparison to others I own...

Right out of the box I can tell you that these 200Ds may be the most quality set of phones I have ever held. The leather on the headset as well as the pads are of a very high quality, and they are extremely well made and top of the line through out. The phone pads themselves are not the over the ear type despite their appearance in the picture, but very thickly padded ones that sit upon the ear with a very tight and solid, but comfortable fit. The leather on these phones is butter soft). One pad holds the single AAA battery, (not included) that runs the noise reduction system, and its very easy to install. Buttons on the battery pad controls the noise reduction on and off, a noise reduction test button that determines what mode of noise reduction is detected, (Just press it and it does it all for you automatically. Do it once and that's it, unless you move or the noise in the room changes), and a cancel button to temporarily shut the NR off. As far as these phones actual performance, switching the NR on definitely brings the quality of these phones front and center. The highs are very distinct and sharp and the clarity outstanding.
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