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Sony MDR-NC7 Noise-Cancelling Stereo Headphones (Black)

B&H # SOMDRNC7B Mfr # MDRNC7/BLK
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • Reduces Noise Over 85%
  • Folding Design
  • Swivel Earcups
  • Active or Passive Use
  • Airplane Adapter Included

The MDR-NC7 headphones from Sony offer terrific sound quality combined with active noise cancellation, allowing you to enjoy your music in blissful peace. The technology inside the headphones listens to your environment, and then reduces it by over 85%, making jet engines and other constant noises fade away.

A passive listening mode is available, allowing you to listen to music without the noise cancellation feature if the battery runs out. The headphones feature swivel earcups and a foldable design, allowing you to carry them easily for travel. A dual-plug airplane adapter is included for connecting to in-flight entertainment systems.

Active noise-cancelling technology reduces environmental noise by more than 85%
Up to 50 hours of operation on a single AAA battery
Passive mode allows you to listen to music battery-free without the cancellation feature
High-quality sound from large neodymium drivers
Foldable design with swivel earcups for terrific portability and comfort
Standard 3.5mm mini plug and dual-prong airplane adapter allow you to connect your headphones on land or in the air
Type On-Ear, Dynamic, Noise-Cancelling
Frequency Range 30Hz - 20kHz
Impedance 40 Ohms (NC On)
45 Ohms (NC Off)
Sensitivity 102dB (NC On)
100dB (NC Off)
Battery 1 x AAA
Connectors 3.5mm Stereo Mini Plug with Dual-Prong Airplane Adapter
Cable Length 4.9' (1.5 m)
Weight 4.7 oz (134g)
Sony MDR-NC7 Noise-Cancelling Stereo Headphones (Black)
  • Carrying Pouch
  • Airplane Adapter
  • Manganese AAA Battery
  • Extension Cable
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty on Labor
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    SonyMDR-NC7 Noise-Cancelling Stereo Headphones (Black)
     
    3.9

    (based on 35 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    74%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (23)
    • Good value (23)
    • Comfortable (22)
    • Lightweight (18)
    • Great sound (15)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable (7)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (23)
    • Portable devices (13)
    • Music (10)
    • Home audio (8)
    • Relaxing (7)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (24), Business (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Traveler (14), Audiophile (8), School (4), Gear head (3)
      • Primary Use:
      • Listening to ipod (3), Travel (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    GOOD AIRLINE COMPANION

    My wife and I each purchased these earphones prior to a trip to Germany after they were recommended by friends. The earphones functioned well for use with the airline movies using the twin jack...Read complete review

    My wife and I each purchased these earphones prior to a trip to Germany after they were recommended by friends. The earphones functioned well for use with the airline movies using the twin jack plug as well as with iPods using the single jack plug. The earphones provide good noise canceling. The single drawback is the uncomfortable connecting piece that goes across the top of your head. I have a pair of Sony MDR-7506 studio monitor earphones that have a well padded connector that is very comfortable. Overall, the earphones are an excellent alternative to pricier noise canceling earphones.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Uncomfortable But Great Price

    The sound quality is pretty low (in both quality and sound) without the noise cancellation. When on, the sound and quality improves but you hear a hissing sound. My guess it's the...Read complete review

    The sound quality is pretty low (in both quality and sound) without the noise cancellation. When on, the sound and quality improves but you hear a hissing sound. My guess it's the noise cancellation that makes that hissing. As for the actual cancellation, I was expecting better. However, I'm not using this in an airplane. I use them at home every day so I don't have to hear teenagers and their stupidities. And I must say, I don't have to increase the volume to an unhealthy level to block voices, which is great. But they're so bulky. It gets pretty uncomfortable in the beginning (for 20 minutes), then you get used to them for a while, but then, after a few hours, you just want to take them off!By the way, about the volume, these seem to need more power to get to a good level. On my old, normal headphones, I only needed 33% volume for normal hearing level. On these, it needs to need 50%+ and with the noise cancellation on, to get to normal level of sound.Still, the price here at B&H is the best. I've never bought here before, but thanks to Google, I found the best price. [...]

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    4.0

    Good For the $$$

    By Frequent Flyer

    from Northbrook, IL

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony MDR-NC7 Noise-Cancelling Stereo Headphones (Black):

          I was not blown away by the quality of the Noise Cancelling Feature, but for the price the headphones are a good deal. Used them on a flight and was able to hear the movie. That's what counts to me.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          excellent

          By amatias

          from Sao paulo, SP, Brazil

          About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Compact
          • Excellent noise cancellin
          • Good Bass
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound
          • Lightweight
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio
            • Music
            • Portable Devices
            • Relaxing
            • Traveling
            • With My Computer
            • Working

            Comments about Sony MDR-NC7 Noise-Cancelling Stereo Headphones (Black):

            Very good sound, great noise cancelling

            • Primary Use:
            • Traveling
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Definitely worth the money.

            By Lollygaggin' Jasper

            from NYC

            About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Good Value
            • Great Sound
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Traveling
              • With My Computer

              Comments about Sony MDR-NC7 Noise-Cancelling Stereo Headphones (Black):

              These headphoes were inexpensive, but sound great. Have tried a few others at this end of the cost spectrum, but these were comfortable and they sound quite good (considering the price - you could spend lots more and do no better).

              • Primary Use:
              • Traveling
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              I recommend it!

              By Eve

              from NY

              About Me Frequent Traveler

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Compact
              • Good Bass
              • Good Value
              • Great Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portable Devices
                • Traveling

                Comments about Sony MDR-NC7 Noise-Cancelling Stereo Headphones (Black):

                I use it when traveling and also: metro, supermarket etc.

                • Primary Use:
                • Listening to iPod
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                2.0

                too plastic

                By Da Bear

                from Baton Rouge, LA

                About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Value
                • Great Sound

                Cons

                • Unattractive Design
                • Uncomfortable

                Best Uses

                • Traveling

                Comments about Sony MDR-NC7 Noise-Cancelling Stereo Headphones (Black):

                Noise canceling works great, but the headphones feel really cheap. Did not like the plastic feel. Very uncomfortable to wear.

                • Primary Use:
                • Traveling
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                1.0

                Uncomfortable!

                By Cube worker

                from Michigan

                About Me Office worker

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Uncomfortable

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sony MDR-NC7 Noise-Cancelling Stereo Headphones (Black):

                    I did not buy these at B & H, but feel compelled to offer a warning. I find these headphones horribly uncomfortable. I can't wear them for more than an hour. I bought them for work to help eliminate the noise, but I can't keep them on for too long. My ears and the top of my head begin to hurt. They are especially uncomfortable when I have my glasses on. I'm not much of an audiophile, so I can't speak to their sound quality other than I think it is just fine.

                    • Primary Use:
                    • Listening to iPod
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Headphones

                    By Terry

                    from Nyack NY

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Compact
                    • Good Value
                    • Great Sound
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sony MDR-NC7 Noise-Cancelling Stereo Headphones (Black):

                        Great product

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        3.0

                        The noise cancelation worked

                        By Cindy the gardener

                        from San Antonio, Texas

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Sony MDR-NC7 Noise-Cancelling Stereo Headphones (Black):

                          It is difficult to determine which is right and which is left. Sometimes the unit turns on by accidently touching the power switch.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Great headphones

                          By Eddie B

                          from New York City

                          About Me Audiophile

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Durable
                          • Great Sound
                          • Stylish

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Audio
                            • Music
                            • Portable Devices
                            • Relaxing
                            • With My Computer

                            Comments about Sony MDR-NC7 Noise-Cancelling Stereo Headphones (Black):

                            Great Headphones with great sound and bass. Very
                            good price, for this stylish looking set. Sony products never dissapoint.

                            • Primary Use:
                            • Listening to iPod
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            3.0

                            Do You Have A Bald Spot?....

                            By MrScrappyDoo

                            from Massachusetts

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Good Bass
                            • Good Value
                            • Great Sound

                            Cons

                            • Flimsy Construction

                            Best Uses

                            • Music

                            Comments about Sony MDR-NC7 Noise-Cancelling Stereo Headphones (Black):

                            I can't complain about the sound,these are realy nice.These H.Phones are two parts held together by a screw in the center of the strap which sits on the top of my head and digs into my skull, and as I'm adjusting them the space opens and closes catching what lttle hair I have left.I got these as a gift and not on B&H web site but I did go to the NC7's and enlarge them and I can see where the plastic head phone strap was put together in the center.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

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                            2.0

                            How do people like these??

                            By John

                            from Michigan

                            About Me Audiophile, Cubical dweller

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight
                            • Stylish

                            Cons

                            • Poor Sound
                            • Uncomfortable

                            Best Uses

                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Sony MDR-NC7 Noise-Cancelling Stereo Headphones (Black):

                            These sound awful. Really. If you want decent quality sound, get something else. My over ear headphones for about the same price are more comfortable and reduce noise BETTER than these, and sould a lot better. I think I will throw these away or give them to my dog for a chew toy. Yes, they're that bad.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Great for the price

                            By Zel

                            from Prattville, AL

                            About Me Frequent Traveler

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Compact
                            • Good Bass
                            • Good Value
                            • Great Sound

                            Cons

                            • Too Much Ambient Noise

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Sony MDR-NC7 Noise-Cancelling Stereo Headphones (Black):

                              We use these headphones in the sound booth at a church. They are comfortable, clear, and have a decent dynamic range. They're not as good as some of the super-expensive models I've listened to, but they are definitely a great product for the price.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Great Value and Great Sound

                              By MC36

                              from The Mother Ship on Planet Earth!

                              About Me Frequent Traveler

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Compact
                              • Good Bass
                              • Good Value
                              • Great Sound

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Portable Devices
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Sony MDR-NC7 Noise-Cancelling Stereo Headphones (Black):

                                Bought these to use while traveling with my Ipad. Really good sound and function for the money. I thought about buying the Bose or the Dr. Dre Beats but could not see parting with that type of money. The noise canceling feature works well. The price was right and they are very comfortable for long trips to ware. I would recommend.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Love the sound

                                By MGMVTX

                                from East Tennessee

                                About Me College Student

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Compact
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Portable Devices

                                  Comments about Sony MDR-NC7 Noise-Cancelling Stereo Headphones (Black):

                                  these won't block all of the backround sounds, but do the job well enough that I can hear every note it plays.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes

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                                  4.0

                                  High cost performance

                                  By Hide

                                  from Chicago,IL

                                  About Me Frequent Traveler

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Good Value
                                  • Stylish

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Sony MDR-NC7 Noise-Cancelling Stereo Headphones (Black):

                                    I bought this and use in aircraft several times.I aware Noise-Cancelling is much effect than usual.
                                    Only the issue is it is not confortable for long time ware.But compare this price, it is very good.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Great product, would buy again.

                                    By man2bird

                                    from Atco, NJ

                                    About Me Frequent Traveler

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Compact
                                    • Good Value
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Portable Devices
                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about Sony MDR-NC7 Noise-Cancelling Stereo Headphones (Black):

                                      Very light and comfortable.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Great product!! [...]

                                      By Willie

                                      from Nebraska

                                      About Me Frequent Traveler

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Good Bass
                                      • Good Value
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Music
                                        • Traveling

                                        Comments about Sony MDR-NC7 Noise-Cancelling Stereo Headphones (Black):

                                        Good sound for reasonable price.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Sweet sound, light and comfortable

                                        By Wrybread

                                        from Charleston, SC

                                        About Me Hearing Impaired Boomer

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Compact
                                        • Good Value
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                        • None

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Portable Devices
                                        • Relaxing
                                        • With My Computer

                                        Comments about Sony MDR-NC7 Noise-Cancelling Stereo Headphones (Black):

                                        I use my new (3 days) 'phones for listening at my laptop (mostly radio). Don't really care about the NC feature, but do care about comfort and decent reproduction, which are good selling points for this set. Base reproduction is good but other curmudgeons like me will be glad to hear it's kept in its place, and midrange comes through very nicely. These are WAY more comfortable than other over-the-ear 'phones I've used for casual listening in the past.
                                        Not high end but if you need that better plan on spending five times as much!

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        3.0

                                        Earphones too tight and a bit clumsy

                                        By Roberta

                                        from New York City

                                        About Me Average "joan"

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Good Value

                                        Cons

                                        • Unattractive Design
                                        • Uncomfortable

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Listen to books on tape
                                        • Traveling

                                        Comments about Sony MDR-NC7 Noise-Cancelling Stereo Headphones (Black):

                                        To listen to books on tape and music.

                                        Very good sound proofing capability even without use of noise cancelling feature.

                                        Uncomfortable due to earphones being a bit too tight. There is no way to adjust.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

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                                        4.0

                                        Not bad for the price

                                        By Emmy Award Winning TV Producer

                                        from Albuquerque, NM

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Compact
                                        • Good Value
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Stylish

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Traveling

                                          Comments about Sony MDR-NC7 Noise-Cancelling Stereo Headphones (Black):

                                          I bought them to help my fiancee through what will be a long flight to Hawaii coming very soon. We did a quick test and plugged the headset into the sony dvd player which I also purchased from b&h. We played the dvd and tested the noise cancelling ... all seemed to work.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal

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