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Able Planet NC500SC Sound Clarity Active Noise Canceling Headphones

B&H # ABNC500SC Mfr # NC500SC
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Price: $199.99
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Product Highlights
  • Patented LINX Audio Technology
  • Swivel Earcups
  • Thick Around-Ear Cushions
  • Inline Volume Control
  • Detachable Single-Sided Cable
  • 3.5mm Plug with 1/4" Adapter

The NC500SC Sound Clarity Active Noise Canceling Headphones from Able Planet provide award-winning sound quality and effective noise cancellation in a compact and comfortable package. The headphones feature patented LINX audio technology, which provides maximum clarity while reducing distortion, filtering unwanted sound, and restricting electromagnetic interference. The result is a natural, immersive sound experience that brings out all of the detail in your music.

The adjustable, padded headband provides a snug fit for practically any head size. Swivel earcups with thick around-ear cushions provide lasting comfort and natural noise isolation. Active noise canceling technology is also built-in to significantly reduce the impact of unwanted environmental noise. The headphones can also operate in passive mode without cancellation if the batteries happen to die, or if you don't want the cancellation enabled.

The detachable, single-sided cable helps to minimize tangles, while an inline volume control lets you make on-the-fly adjustments. The cable has a standard 3.5mm plug with a 1/4" adapter for wide compatibility with consumer and professional audio devices.

Compact and comfortable package with a folding design for convenient portability
Patented LINX audio technology provides maximum clarity while reducing distortion, filtering unwanted sound, and restricting electromagnetic interference. The result is a natural, immersive sound experience that brings out all of the detail in your music
Adjustable, padded headband provides a snug fit for practically any head size
Swivel earcups with thick around-ear cushions provide lasting comfort and natural noise isolation
Active noise canceling technology significantly reduces the impact of unwanted environmental noise. Headphones can also be used battery-free as standard headphones in passive mode
Detachable, single-sided cable helps to minimize tangles and has an inline volume control for making on-the-fly adjustments
Standard 3.5mm plug with a 1/4" adapter for wide compatibility with consumer and professional audio devices
Type Around-Ear, Noise Canceling
Connectors Standard 3.5mm Stereo Mini Plug with 1/4" Adapter
Able Planet NC500SC Sound Clarity Active Noise Canceling Headphones
  • Hardshell Carrying Case
  • Cord with Volume Control
  • 1/4" Adapter
  • Dual-Prong Airplane Adapter
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Able PlanetNC500SC Sound Clarity Active Noise Canceling Headphones
     
    4.3

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (9)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (5), Novice (4)

        Reviewed by 9 customers

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        4.0

        Worth the money

        By Dean

        from Palm Springs

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Fit

        Best Uses

        • Noise cancelling

        Comments about Able Planet NC500SC Sound Clarity Active Noise Canceling Headphones:

        Blocks out noise very well, Bose fits a little better though

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        5.0

        Great cost effective headphones

        By None

        from Homer Ak

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Able Planet NC500SC Sound Clarity Active Noise Canceling Headphones:

            I purchesed this item as a gift for my son. He uses them w/ his I pad and w/ his x-box. It is great that he can play his games while we are traveling to hockey games in our motorhome . We do not have to hear his games and he does not have to listen to old fogey music !!!Love it......

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            4.0

            Great headphones with one annoying flaw.

            By Sam in Utah

            from Syracuse, UT

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Able Planet NC500SC Sound Clarity Active Noise Canceling Headphones:

                I have used these headphones now on several trans-Atlantic flights and overall, I am quite happy with them. The sound quality is fantastic, the noise canceling works quite well, and they are decently comfortable for a few hours. Sometimes I just put them on and turn them on for a quieter flight, but after 5-6 hours, my ears will start to get sore.
                The one annoying quirk is the location and lack of friction of the on/off switch. While the headphones are packed away in the case, they always seem to get turned on by the cushion on the opposite side. See the picture and how, in the closed position, the switch (left ear cushion) is touching the right ear cushion. The switch slides very easily so just being jostled around a small amount can cause the switch to flip on. More often than not, I have pulled them out to use them but the batteries have been dead. I always carry fresh batteries now. I have resorted to removing the batteries each time I finish using them.
                Overall, these headphones are a great value.

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                4.0

                Nice Noise Canceling

                By Aeon Sekai

                from Boise, ID

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Noise Canceling

                Cons

                • Bulky/Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Able Planet NC500SC Sound Clarity Active Noise Canceling Headphones:

                Pros:
                - the active noise canceling works perfectly, I used it on a plane. It also works well in the street.
                - I like the design, and it seems robust.

                Cons:
                - Due to the 2 batteries inside the left headphone it's a little bit heavy

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                4.0

                Travelin' Man

                By Travelin' Man

                from N.B. CT

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Able Planet NC500SC Sound Clarity Active Noise Canceling Headphones:

                    For the money I love it for long flights.Good value I purchased 3 Able Planets for my family and me.3Bose QC's would have cost expensive, I own Bose products, but Bose is overpriced.

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                    5.0

                    Awesome Headphones for the Price

                    By kjac220

                    from Whitefish, MT

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Able Planet NC500SC Sound Clarity Active Noise Canceling Headphones:

                        I am not an audiophile but enjoy good speakers and headphones. The noise-cancelling option is very effective and the sound quality is excellent. I have in-ear ibeats by dr. dre and they don't sound nearly as good as these--too bad I can't workout in them! I got these on sale so am extremely happy with my purchase.

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Not satisfied

                        By Coco

                        from Puerto Rico

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Limited Functions
                        • Pricey / Poor Value

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Able Planet NC500SC Sound Clarity Active Noise Canceling Headphones:

                          Sound is very good, but noise cancelling is poor. You can hear almost everything you hear with the n/c off.

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                          5.0

                          Excellent headphones

                          By Walt

                          from Belle Haven, VA

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • None note after 2 weeks

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Home Studio
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Able Planet NC500SC Sound Clarity Active Noise Canceling Headphones:

                          The headphones are used on my IPad and computer and my wife uses it with her keyboard.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Headphones!

                          By Shrekness80

                          from USA

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Able Planet NC500SC Sound Clarity Active Noise Canceling Headphones:

                            I travel a lot by plane and these headphones are just amazing. They block a lot of the plane noise and that is without turning on the nc. With the nc on it boost the sound and just hear your music or videos even better. It comes with a travel pouch and that is great for storage in a carry on. I would definitely get another one for my wife.

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