ABLE PLANET NC200B True Fidelity Foldable Active Noise Canceling Headphones (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Foldable active noise-canceling headphones
- Award-winning sound quality with LINX AUDIO technology
- Maximum speech clarity
- Filters undesirable sound
- Reduces distortion. Battery required : AAA, Battery Life : 30 hours
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Top Customer Reviews
1. When the battery was on, they canceled noise...a lot of it. At the end of the day, that was what I wanted and they did a reasonable job of it. On this trip I sat on the 71st of 74 rows. The roar back there is incredible and these phones really made a difference.
2. With the battery on, the sound quality is acceptable. Not great, but decent enough. It won't make an audiophile happy at all, but at 37,000 ft, it is ok. I didn't notice the hiss that some others have reported. The bass is good enough. At home without the noise, the clarity is not great, but on the plane you don't notice it so much.
2. These things are pretty solidly built. They feel and look like they will hold up for a lot of use.
3. The cord is detachable. This is nice on the plane because I can get up, keep them on my head but leave the cord behind.
4. The cord includes a volume control. This was a very nice surprise. (Wish my Sony's had it.)
5. Accessories include carrying bag, double-pronged "airplane" jack and 1/4" "home" jack. I wasn't going to buy something that didn't include a way to keep all the bits together, and this does.
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I grabbed these at Costco on a whim. I've owned noise canceling headphones in the past, but wanted another pair to throw in my briefcase. It was only after I took them home that I read about Able Planet's "Linx Audio" technology, which is designed to create harmonics in the upper frequency ranges. The idea is to make speech and music more intelligible, and improve the listening experience at lower volume levels.
After decades of loud rock music and concerts, and motorcycle road racing, I have a little bit of tinnitus, but my hearing is still very strong across the frequency spectrum and my high-range is as good as many people who are twenty years younger. (Several years ago, I started wearing earplugs when riding a motorcycle or going to a loud show.)
I've found that I really can listen to music -- from Gershwin, to the Allman Brothers and Jimi Hendryx, to Ultravox and the Dead Kennedys -- at lower volumes, but still get good sound. A couple of reviews have complained about poor bass response, but it seems pretty tight and accurate to me -- though I'm sure it wouldn't appeal to someone who drives a car with a trunk full of subwoofers and amps.
Listening to "She Said, She Said" by the Beatles (via Pandora on my Droid, with a standard quality audio stream, not HQ) while writing this review, I noticed that the cymbals seemed a little more prominent that I remember them, and the vocals seemed to have a bit of a boost. I'm in a busy coffee shop, and can barely hear the espresso machine and other noise with the music at a moderate volume level.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
absolutely love these! Noise canceling is great and they have lasted me!Published 12 days ago by 12paws
These are the best cheap noise cancelling headphones I have found to date. At the time, less than thirty, quite the bargain.
Do they cancel noise? Yes, quite well. Read more
Love these things! They really help mask airplane noise, and let me listen to my music.Published 1 month ago by KateTall
These are my airplane headphones! My wife has some $200 beats by Dre... We compared the sound... And there's no doubt the noise canceling and overall sound is wayyyy better on my... Read morePublished 1 month ago by HaileSelassie
These headphones are acceptable if your are a statue. With the slightest movement, the sound is cut off. The reason is simple. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ruben
These came up in a search for "around ear" headphones with active noise canceling. They are definitely not around ear, they're over ear. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Oxwilder