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Sony MDR-NC200D Digital Noise Canceling Headphones

Equipped with 40mm drivers and Sony’s own digital canceling technology—which listens to the noise around you, then adjusts accordingly—these on-ear headphones feature digital equalization and amplification, as well as an in-flight adaptor. Foldable, flat-storage design for easy portability. There are also three distinct noise-canceling modes for airplanes, trains, and the office.

 

How it Works
The MDR-NC200D headphones have an inside microphone on each earpiece that captures the exterior sound waves and works together with internal circuitry to create an opposite sound wave. Ambient sound is reduced by synthesizing with a sound in the opposite phase produced by the noise canceling circuit resulting in rich sounds and optimal noise canceling for a more enjoyable listening environment.

The new in-ear version of these headphones, the MDR-NC100D, has the same active noise-canceling technology and in-flight adaptor.

Pricing:
The on-ear MDR-NC200D and in-ear MDR-NC100D will be available later this month for $200 and $150, respectively

Specifications
Type – Supra-aural
Sealing – Open
Noise-canceling – Active
Sensitivity – 102 dB SPL per 1 mW
Frequency Range – 8Hz-23kHz
Impedance – 35 ohms
Weight – 6.4 oz
Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 8.5 x 5.5 inches
Cord Length: 1.5m, Single-sided

What’s in the Box
MDR-NC200D Headphones
Plug-Adaptor for in-flight use (single/dual)
Connecting cord(1.5m, gold plated L type stereo mini plug)
Carrying case
AAA battery
Operating instructions
Warranty card

These headphones look awfully similar to the Bose Noise Cancelling headphones. The quality of the sound reduces the ambient noise to 98.2%. At a price point of $200 it is significantly lower than the Bose pieces but do they do well enough to drown out the sounds of crying babies on an airplane?

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Sony MDR-NC200D Digital Noise Canceling Headphones