Sony MDRNC100D Digital Noise Canceling Earbuds (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Large 13.5 mm drivers deliver superb audio quality
- Precision canceling - reduces up to 98.2% ambient noise
- Intelligent auto noise canceling optimizes performance
- 3 sizes of noise isolation earbuds allow a proper fit
- Lightweight, comfortable & up to 22 hours of battery life
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|Dimensions||8.2 inches x 4.19 inches x 2.2 inches||2.25 inches x 8 inches x 4 inches||6.69 inches x 3.54 inches x 4 inches||10 inches x 10 inches x 10 inches|
|Item Package Weight||0.55 pounds||0.25 pounds||0.25 pounds||0.06 pounds|
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Sony MDR-NC100D Digital Noise Canceling Earbuds
Small enough to fit in your pocket, these portable digital noise canceling headphones combine powerful technology with a comfortable earbud design to produce incredible noise reduction with pristine audio. With Sony-exclusive digital signal processing technology, the MDR-NC100D reduces up to 98.2% of ambient airplane, train, or office noise.
Digital Noise Canceling Technology
Digital technology provides for optimal noise cancellation with outstanding audio performance. The NC100D reduces up to 98.2% ambient noise when the noise canceling circuit is activated.
Full, natural sound is reproduced via full digital amplification in concert with a digital equalizer. The MDR-NC100D's large 13.5mm drivers work with digital sound enhancer circuitry to deliver wider frequency response and broad dynamic range.
How it Works
The headphones have an inside microphone on each earpiece that captures the exterior sound waves and works in conjuction with internal circuitry to create an opposite sound wave. Ambient sound is reduced internal by synthesizing with a sound in the opposite phase produced by the noise canceling circuit.
Noise canceling that is optimized for your environment because not all ambient noise is the same. When you press the Artificial Intelligence (AI) button the headphones will automatically select the optimal noise canceling mode (for aircraft, train or office) based on intelligent analysis of environmental ambient noise.
Allows audio listening even when the power is turned off. Listening in an already quiet environment? Save the battery for later. Or should your battery run out mid-flight and you not have a spare, you’ll still be able to listen without the noise canceling activated.
Easy-to-reach volume and built-in monitor function on the controller allows you to hear surrounding sound without taking off the headphones for flight announcements or conversation.
Vertical in-ear style housing and proper fitting earbud sizes allow the large 13.5mm drivers to rest comfortably in your ear.
Long Battery Life
Compact and highly portable, these headphones are ready when you are. One AAA battery can provide up to 22 hours of noise-free listening enjoyment.
Travel pouch, in-flight adapter, neck-chain style cord with controller (4.9ft), cord adjuster, and a AAA battery included.
|Driver Unit:||13.5mm, Dynamic, closed, dome-type |
|Magnet Type:||Neodymium |
|Frequency Response:||8-23,000 Hz |
|Impedence:||70 ohms at 1kHz (when power is on) |
16 ohms at 1kHz (when power is off)
|Sensitivity (db): ||110 dB/mW (when power is on) |
103 dB/mW (when power is off)
|Power Handling Capacity ||50 mW |
|Cord Length ||1.5m OFC Litz Cord, Neck-chain type |
What's in the box
- Operating Instructions
- Warranty Card
- Noise-isolation Earbuds (S x2, M x2, L x2)
- In-flight plug adapter (single/dual)
- Cord Adjuster
- Sony LR03 (size AAA) battery
- Carrying Pouch
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|Driver Units ||30mm||13.5mm||30mm||13.5mm||40mm||16mm||40mm|
|Ambient Noise Reduction ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ |
|Digital Noise Canceling with Intelligent Auto Selection ||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Passive Listening Mode ||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Monitor Button ||✓||✓||✓ ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ |
|Battery Life ||25 hours* ||50 hours* ||20 hours* || 22 hours* || 22 hours* || 20 hours* || 15 hours* |
|Design ||Over-the-head ||Earbud ||Over-the-head||Earbud||Over-the-head||Earbud||Over-the-head|
|Carrying Case/Pouch ||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
Top Customer Reviews
-Generous cord length, comes with airplane mini stereo plug, different size earbuds to suit your ear
-Fits snug, fairly lightweight
-Audio passthrough when noise canceling is turned off (a major plus when you run out of battery)
-Corded headphones have the ability to amplify noise transmitted physically through the cord (e.g. rubbing against your shirt), these material of the cord minimizes this effect
-Audible hiss when in noisy conditions - this is common for active noise canceling technology, although a pleasant surprise this is not apparent in low noise environments
-22 hour battery life claim is significantly less than a Bose QC15's 35hr which I also own
-Physical interference noise (e.g. standing in front of an office fan, exhaust etc) is still an issue for in-ear headphones
-The AI button while works, I find having to press it far too often - it would be easier to automatically adjust the level of noise canceling based on the environment
-The monitor button brings all external sounds picked up by the microphone and plays it into the headphone, allowing you to hear surrounding sounds without removing the headphone. I find the resulting effect strange and much prefer just physically removing the earbud.Read more ›
- Sony MDR-NC100D; ~$100-160 on Amazon
- Panasonic RP-HC55; ~$45 at Costco
- Standing in front of kitchen range hood fan on high. I felt this is similar to airplane engine noise.
Noise canceling, no music:
- Mid-low range: Good for both Sony & Pana.
- Lowest range: Most remains for both Sony & Pana.
- Mid-high range hiss: Sony is lower.
Music: Natalie Merchant, Carnival
- Bass: Much better for Pana.
- Treble: Slightly better for Pana.
- Cord length: ~5' for both Sony & Pana.
- Cord design: Sony has shorter cord to L ear (bad if feeds are on R); Pana cords are same to L & R ears.
- Controls weight: Same for both Sony & Pana.
- Controls size: Sony is smaller than Pana and positioned a little lower on cord (i.e. more length between controls and ears).
- Volume control: Pana has volume control; Sony does not. Sony has 'monitor' function that pauses all music. Sony allows music to pass when unit is off (e.g. dead battery); Pana does not.
- NC settings: Sony has 3 settings and automatically chooses best; Pana has one setting.
- Earbuds: Pana rubber is softer and more comfortable than Sony.
- Battery life: Sony publishes 22h; Pana publishes 40h.
- Sony has better NC tech and sound pass-through when battery dies.
- Pana has better bass, comfort, battery life, and price.
My personal decision was for the Panasonic. I fly cross-country every other week and will use it mostly on long flights. I'll just carry an extra battery. It was hard justify Sony's ~3x higher price when I liked Panasonic's sound so much more.
That being said, and after doing some research, I decided to go with a set of noise cancelling ear buds. My goal was to reduce as much noise as possible while traveling on long flight over seas. So I figured I would try a set of NC ear buds. I already had a set of $50 Sony ear buds that were not NC ear buds, and a few years old. Although they were not noise cancelling, they reduced a lot of the noise and had great sound. So I decided to try the MDRNC 100D headset. The sound great, and 100 times better than the Bose QC3's. Even with the volume maxed out, there was little to no distortion, and the NC feature works great. The stereo sound was also superior to the set I already own. What is also nice is that they are noise reducing as soon as you place them in your ears. Couple that with the noise cancelling feature and great stereo sound, and you a great product. The only downside was the $150 price tag on Amazon and just about everywhere else I looked. I wasn't real crazy about pay that for ear buds, but IF had, they are worth it. The one great thing about Amazon is that they will offer the consumer other buying options from other merchants. I found these at macmall.com for $99 and got them in two days......you can't beat them at this price.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I prefer these to the over the ear BOSE because I wear glasses and I can lounge/recline wearing them.Published 1 month ago by kristen flammer
sound quality is pretty good, with and without noise cancellation. (if in quiet area, use w/o NC)
pretty good at cancelling out background noise of 747, but not... Read more
I bought these a few years ago, and writing the review now as I was considering to buy a spare one.
I travel frequently and these has been great to use on the plane, train,... Read more
Not so much "Noise Cancelling" as it was noise reducing, that said I think i like em'Published 21 months ago by J. E. Yant
I had the MDR-NC22 (pink!) noise cancelling earbuds and loved them so much. After many years of use, the wire insulation wore away in a couple places (and yes, I superglued over... Read morePublished 24 months ago by CK
These work well; I use them primarily while mowing and running various noisy pieces of equipment (sometimes under padded hearing protectors). Read morePublished on June 28, 2014 by TBurger
The sound that you get is the very best. Really terrific headphones. I ride a subway everywhere in New York City, and they are perfect for cancelling out the subway noise and... Read morePublished on April 4, 2014 by Anthony Menna
Perfect for use in an airplane at a reasonable price. Great acoustics as well. Long battery life, just remember to turn it off when you are done.Published on February 6, 2014 by Surf