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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Eats batteries; clunky; not that much better., January 23, 2011
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This review is from: Sony MDR-NC300D Headphones (Old Version) (Electronics)
I love the less expensiveSony MDRNC33 Noise Canceling Earbuds so I thought I would try the upgrade. Big mistake. The sound isn't THAT much better when considered against the drawbacks:

1) Seems to go through a AA battery about every 8 hours of listening (2 or 3 plane rides). The MDRNC33 uses an AAA battery and goes forever.

2) Sends no sound through when off, whereas the MDRNC33 sends unmodified sound through and the tight-fitting ear-canal pad provides substantial noise blocking.

3) The User Interface (the buttons) are complex for a new user.

4) The physical size and extra weight associated with an AA battery make it less attractive than the MDRNC33 for room in your pocket. When you have it on the extra weight makes it harder to keep on and the bigger box is easier to catch on stuff and pull out.

Save your money and buy the little brother. He's a much more sympatico traveling companion.
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Initial post: Jun 3, 2011 2:21:42 PM PDT
Thanks for the comparison between Sony models. I too like the MDR NC33 so much that I considered an upgrade since I've reached the useful life time of my NC33s. This was very helpful and I guess I'll order another pair of the MDR NC33.
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