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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 (White)
     
    3.9

    (based on 53 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    81%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good value (35)
    • Comfortable (34)
    • Compact (34)
    • Lightweight (34)
    • Great sound (22)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable (8)
    • Poor sound (3)
    • Unattractive design (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (31)
    • Portable devices (24)
    • Music (17)
    • Relaxing (12)
    • Home audio (11)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (30), Business (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Traveler (20), Audiophile (10), School (7), Gear head (4)
      • Primary Use:
      • Listening to ipod (7), Travel (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (25), Yes (6)

    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 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 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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            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 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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              3.0

              Good basic NC headphones

              By Mark

              from UK

              About Me Audiophile

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Good Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Traveling

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

                Bought these as a gift for my wife for the flight back to the UK.
                She stole my Bose Quiet Comforts on the way out and wouldn't give them back !!!
                Nowhere near as good as the Bose but then nowhere near their price point.
                Good for what they are (and it kept the wife quiet!)

                • Primary Use:
                • Traveling
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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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 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 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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                  5.0

                  A great headphone set for a great price!

                  By SandyPhotos

                  from South Florida

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Compact
                  • Good Bass
                  • Good Value
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Audio
                    • Portable Devices
                    • Traveling
                    • With My Computer

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

                    Using these to monitor and review video production. Comfortable, good noise cancelling performance and very compact for storage.

                    • 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 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 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 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

                              SONY Noise Canceling Headphones

                              By CB

                              from New York Ciry

                              About Me Audiophile

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Good Value
                              • Great Sound
                              • Lightweight
                              • Stylish

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Music
                                • Portable Devices
                                • Working Out

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

                                I use the headphones at the gym where I prefer to listen to my own music while working out rather than the selections offered at high volume by the facility. They block out enough of the piped in music to allow me to hear what I choose with good fidelity. I only wish there were a volume control on the cord so that I wouldn't have to remove the headset to respond to someone who addresses me.

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

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                                4.0

                                Good Headphones for a Good Price

                                By Priya

                                from Geneseo, NY

                                About Me College Student, Frequent Traveler

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Compact
                                • Good Value
                                • Lightweight
                                • Stylish

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Music
                                  • Portable Devices
                                  • Relaxing
                                  • With My Computer

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

                                  I use these headphones to listen to music from my computer and from my phone. I think that it's a pretty good quality pair for the price range, and they look pretty cool. The only thing is that they can be static-y at times. Sometimes they hurt my ear, but maybe it's because I wear earrings.

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

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                                  5.0

                                  These really work!

                                  By happy_ak

                                  from san jose, ca

                                  About Me Corporate drone

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Compact
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • With My Computer
                                    • Working

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

                                    i use these for work, they're lightweight, inexpensive easy to store and comfortable.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    worth the price

                                    By Avalon

                                    from Albany, NY

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Good Value
                                    • Great Sound
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Unattractive Design

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      Does not completely cancel out all background noises, but does a pretty good job.

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

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                                      2.0

                                      weak noise-cancelling, highs/lows absent

                                      By Nospam, man

                                      from Richmond, VA

                                      About Me Gear Head

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Good Value
                                      • Sturdy

                                      Cons

                                      • Poor Sound

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Portable Devices

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

                                      I was disappointed at the small amount of noise-cancelling from these headphones. Maybe the effect would be significant if they were housed instead inside full ear-covering pads, rather than on-ear. But the noise reduction (what little there was) was less than the ear-protection cups I use mowing the lawn. Noise-muffling. Better than no muffling, I suppose. The music output was adequate, but to appreciate any high or low notes I had to adjust the equalizer settings a good bit, and even then the overall sound was just good. B&H's price & delivery speed made this purchase worthwhile, but these headphones' sound really should just be considered a nice, discernible upgrade from dollar-store models. If that's your goal, you'll like them.

                                      • Primary Use:
                                      • Listening to iPod
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • Yes

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                                      4.0

                                      Nice product for the price paid

                                      By Luciano

                                      from Atlanta, GA

                                      About Me Frequent Traveler

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Good Value

                                      Cons

                                      • Uncomfortable

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Portable Devices
                                      • Traveling

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

                                      I bought these Headphones for my wife, which travels less than me, but sometime travels with me. At first, she found them a bit uncomfortable to wear, because they caused a bit of pressure on the ears, but they seem more tolerable after some use. The NC seems to work fine, as on my mdr-nc60. For the price paid, I consider this purchase a steal. They were Best Traveler Headphones in 2010.
                                      All in all, I would recommend them is if you are not a frequent traveler.

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

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                                      3.0

                                      Must be OK , daughter never complained .

                                      By The Happy Dad With The Happy Kid

                                      from Philly

                                      About Me Father, Gift Giver

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Good Bass
                                      • Good Value
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Nice little storage bag

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home Audio
                                        • Music
                                        • Portable Devices
                                        • Relaxing
                                        • Traveling
                                        • Working Out

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

                                        My daughter didn't like the feel of her old headphones ( earbuds ) so I purchased these for her . The price didn't hurt my pocket at all other then the batteries that she will switch in my remote control down the road with when her's expire , I guess I can live with that . You don't need to install the batteries for these headphones to work but you can notice the difference , the bass gets a little bit more pronounced . She also said she wouldn't where them outside , must be a fashion issue . She does use them all the time in the house thou . I like them because when I talk to her she can still hear me . So sorry sony , they are not even close to noise cancelling . I don't know why you would even consider trying to get away with claiming that . As a parent I feel safer for that . They do seem to hug her head OK when she dances and she seems to be comfortable in them . She has a normal size head if that helps any one out . There are no issues with connecting this with here IPOD and the cord seems to be the perfect lenth, it actualy sounds pretty good to me a decent amount of bass and plenty of treble . I'm not sure how durable they are we've just had them over a month now , but I never met a pair of headphones that lasted forever . That is why I purchased the 2 year peace of mind warranty (normal wear-and-tear). If you want an inexpensive pair of head phones these could be just the right ones for you .

                                        • Primary Use:
                                        • Working out
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • Yes

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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 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 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 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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