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

B&H # SOMDRNC7W Mfr # MDRNC7/WHI
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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 (White)
  • 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)
     
    4.1

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (16)
    • Comfortable (12)
    • Good value (12)
    • Compact (11)
    • Great sound (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portable devices (11)
      • Travel (8)
      • Music (7)
      • Relaxing (5)
      • With my computer (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Traveler (6), School (3)
        • Primary Use:
        • Listening to ipod (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10), Yes (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Size does NOT matter

      I use these headphones for personal use. Watching movies on my laptop, iPod, listen while I'm exercising etc. AWESOME audio quality. Its small size makes it VERY convenient to carry around. Only...Read complete review

      I use these headphones for personal use. Watching movies on my laptop, iPod, listen while I'm exercising etc. AWESOME audio quality. Its small size makes it VERY convenient to carry around. Only thing is the battery you have to keep buying. but i solved that problem already. Just get rechargeable batteries.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Must be OK , daughter never complained .

      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...Read complete review

      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 .

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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 Sony 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

        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 Sony 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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          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 Sony 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 Sony 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 Sony 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 Sony 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 Sony 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 Sony 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 Sony 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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                    5.0

                    Excelente sound and very good price.

                    By Savio RC

                    from Brasil - Rio de Janeiro

                    About Me Frequent Traveler

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Music
                      • Traveling

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

                      The noise canceling it´s amazing.

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

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                      5.0

                      It works!

                      By jan_ski

                      from Poland

                      About Me Frequent Traveler

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Portable Devices
                        • Traveling

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

                        Small but doing good. Especially while flying You will notice a big difference winh noise calcelling ON.

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

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                        4.0

                        Size does NOT matter

                        By D minor

                        from Brooklyn, NY

                        About Me College Student, Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Good Value
                        • Great Sound
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

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

                          I use these headphones for personal use. Watching movies on my laptop, iPod, listen while I'm exercising etc. AWESOME audio quality. Its small size makes it VERY convenient to carry around. Only thing is the battery you have to keep buying. but i solved that problem already. Just get rechargeable batteries.

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

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                          4.0

                          Very Good!

                          By Jose

                          from Puerto Rico

                          About Me College Student

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Compact
                          • Great Sound
                          • Lightweight
                          • Stylish

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Music
                            • Portable Devices
                            • Relaxing

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

                            I use this product everyday at home, it have a good sound and are comfortable. Is an excellent product for the price.

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

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                            3.0

                            I will recommend to other user

                            By chopstk

                            from Palm Coast, FL

                            About Me Frequent Traveler

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Great Sound
                            • Lightweight
                            • Stylish

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Music
                              • Portable Devices
                              • Relaxing

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

                              The ear pieces are very comfortable on the ears.

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

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              The product works as described!

                              By Jammer

                              from Sedona, AZ

                              About Me Frequent Traveler

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Compact
                              • Good Value
                              • Lightweight
                              • Stylish

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Portable Devices
                                • Traveling
                                • Working Out

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

                                The question you are all asking is: Does this product work as good as the competitor's? Yes. Our family travels a lot. I thought, I'll try one set and see how they are, then I'll get more for other family members. Guess what everybody is getting for Xmas? Sony has made a good product with these.
                                I'm a professional musician - I use other earphones for my home station. It is a matter of fatigue and extreme sound quality - I need something that entirely covers my ears - the really big ones. But if that doesn't bother you, these are pretty good for a home station too. Most people are not looking for the kind of sound I need when I'm recording.
                                These are a very good product. They are coming with me whenever I travel. They'll fit in a large pocket.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                MDR-NC7 Headphones Come Through

                                By BaileyB

                                from Atlanta, GA

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Folding up is awkward

                                Best Uses

                                • Events
                                • Home Studio
                                • Professional Recording

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

                                With this lightweight yet ear-covering headset, no more noise,[...]

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                                5.0

                                I would buy this product again.

                                By Maty

                                from St. Louis, MO

                                About Me Novice

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Sound
                                • Compact
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    Great Headphones for a low price.

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                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    great quality

                                    By swiss

                                    from kansas city, mo.

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Sound
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Bulky/Heavy

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Events
                                    • Home Studio
                                    • Mobile DJ

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

                                    great for listing with any use of ipod or mp3 player. if you dont like listing to people around you or being bothered by noises then these are the headphones to buy. great sound quality, comfort, bass boost, long cord nice and thin. Comes with an adapter so can take on plane and listen to the radio or watch movies depending on whar airline you fly. other than that I love these headphones I own 2 pair.

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