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Creative Labs HN-900 Noise Canceling Headphones with Mic

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Product Highlights
  • 40mm Neodymium Drivers
  • Active Noise Cancellation Technology
  • Up to 85% Noise Reduction
  • Around-Ear Cushions
  • Adjustable, Padded Headband
  • Detachable Cable with In-line Mic
  • Passive Mode
  • Uses 1 AAA Battery
  • 3.5mm Plug with Dual-Prong Plane Adapter
  • Folding Design with Travel Pouch

The HN-900 Noise Canceling Headphones with Mic from Creative Labs provide high-quality audio and noise cancellation that's ideal for traveling. The headphones have large 40mm neodymium drivers that deliver clear, accurate performance for lifelike music and calls. The thick around-ear cushions block out unwanted audio and provide long-lasting comfort, while the adjustable, padded headband offers a snug fit for virtually any head size.

The headphones have active noise cancellation technology, which utilizes embedded microphones in the earcups to monitor your surroundings. The headphones then electronically cancel out ambient noise by up to 85% so you can focus on your music instead of your environment. The circuitry operates for up to 40 hours on a single AAA battery. A passive mode allows you to enjoy music playback without noise cancellation in case your battery runs out.

The single-sided cable has an in-line microphone with a switch so you can place and answer calls with a single click. The mic provides crystal-clear voice quality, perfect for use with iPods, iPhones, or iPads. You can disconnect the cable, turning the headphones into a set of noise canceling earmuffs for times where you want to enjoy peace and quiet without any music. The cable has a gold-plated 3.5mm plug and a dual-prong plane adapter for wide compatibility with portable media devices and in-flight entertainment systems. The headphones have a folding design for convenient storage and transportation in the included travel pouch.

Note! Mic and switch work only with Apple portable devices. Music playback works with all devices with a standard 3.5mm headphone jack.

Ideal for Travel
The compact folding design, noise cancellation technology, and included plane adapter make these headphones ideal for air travel
High-Quality Audio
The large 40mm neodymium drivers deliver clear, accurate performance for lifelike music and calls
Comfortable Design
The thick around-ear cushions block out unwanted audio and provide long-lasting comfort, while the adjustable, padded headband offers a snug fit for virtually any head size
Up to 85% of Noise Reduction
Active noise cancellation technology utilizes embedded microphones in the earcups to monitor your surroundings. The headphones then electronically cancel out ambient noise by up to 85% so you can focus on your music instead of your environment
Long Battery Life
The active circuitry operates for up to 40 hours on a single AAA battery, so you can enjoy even the longest flights in peace
Passive Mode
A passive mode allows you to enjoy music playback without noise cancellation in case your battery runs out
Inline Microphone
The single-sided cable has an inline microphone with a switch so you can place and answer calls with a single click. The mic provides crystal-clear voice quality, perfect for use with iPods, iPhones, or iPads
Music-Free Cancellation
You can disconnect the cable, turning the headphones into a set of noise canceling earmuffs for times where you want to enjoy peace and quiet without any music
Wide Compatibility
The gold-plated 3.5mm plug and a dual-prong plane adapter provide wide compatibility with portable media devices and in-flight entertainment systems
Folding Design with Pouch
The headphones have a folding design for convenient storage and transportation in the included travel pouch
Type Around-ear, noise cancelling
Frequency Range 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Impedance 290 ohms (NC on)
Sensitivity 100 dB/mW (NC on)
Microphone Type Omnidirectional
Mic Frequency Response 100 Hz - 10 kHz
Microphone Impedance < 2.2 kohms
Mic Sensitivity -38 dBV/Pa
Connectors Gold-plated 3.5mm stereo mini plug with dual-prong airplane adapter
Cable Length 4.9' (1.5 m)
Power 1 x AAA alkaline battery (up to 40 hours operation)
Weight 5.9 oz (168 g)
Creative Labs HN-900 Noise Canceling Headphones with Mic
  • Detachable Cable with Mic
  • AAA Alkaline Battery
  • Airplane Adapter
  • Travel Pouch
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Creative LabsHN-900 Noise Canceling Headphones with Mic
     
    4.0

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Budget shopper (4), Quality oriented (3)
          • Primary use:
          • Personal (5)
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac (3), PC (3)

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        4.0

        A little better than I expected

        By BobbyK

        from Chapel Hill, NC

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Well-built

        Cons

        • Bass Not Pronounced

        Best Uses

          Comments about Creative Labs HN-900 Noise Canceling Headphones with Mic:

          The headphones appear to be solidly built and were comfortable to wear. Sound quality was good enough, but bass notes are not emphasized like they are in many of today's "DJ" type headphones. However, I was able to listen to hours without experiencing any fatigue or the sound calling attention to itself.

          Noise cancelling was ok, but I have not yet taken them on a plane, which will be the ultimate test.

          A good value for the money, and the "swiveling" ear pieces helped it slip easily into my computer bag.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          4.0

          Good for train or airplane

          By ECH

          from France

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Active Noise Reduction
          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

          • Not Really Collapsible

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Creative Labs HN-900 Noise Canceling Headphones with Mic:

          Noise reduction is sufficient for flight and price is good.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          4.0

          Not bad for the price

          By Gare

          from Mex

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

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            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Creative Labs HN-900 Noise Canceling Headphones with Mic:

                The noise cancelig option in definately noticeable by decreasing external noise, but its not as good as the bose ones, the price diference is huge so im not expecting to have the same performance level..
                All in all a good product for the price

                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                4.0

                Retiree enjoys his bus trips again

                By Stormin' Norman

                from Walnut Creek, CA

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Ear Pads
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Fast Connection
                • Secure Battery Compartmen

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Public Transportation

                  Comments about Creative Labs HN-900 Noise Canceling Headphones with Mic:

                  Being retired, I take several bus trips with my retirement community each year. How those ladies can talk! I don't know where they find all the words to fill the day, but they do! These headphones form a nice seal around my ears, and the noise cancellation reduces the gabbiness so that I can enjoy the music I put on my mp3 player while I enjoy the scenery. They are comfortable so that I am not tempted to rip them off.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  4.0

                  Good Value

                  By Sloanj

                  from Washington DC

                  About Me Value Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Good for the price

                  Cons

                  • Lightly Constructed

                  Best Uses

                  • At Your Desk
                  • Home Computer

                  Comments about Creative Labs HN-900 Noise Canceling Headphones with Mic:

                  Not high end, but not high end price either. Good for light use. Poor audio quality without power turned on.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  3.0

                  Good for its price

                  By Carlos

                  from Sao Paulo, Brazil

                  About Me Value Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Low cost
                  • Woks w and wo batteries

                  Cons

                  • Sound leakage

                  Best Uses

                  • Airplane

                  Comments about Creative Labs HN-900 Noise Canceling Headphones with Mic:

                  When using this headphone at home, the music could be heard by my wife, even at mid-level. However, during a long-distance flight, the headphones worked quite well and I was able to sleep comfortably.Compared to other headphones which cost around $300, I think this is worth its price.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  Peace in the summer suburbs at last!!

                  By stormy norman2

                  from kingston ontario canada

                  About Me Value Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Fast Connection

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Creative Labs HN-900 Noise Canceling Headphones with Mic:

                      Gets rid of the noisy buzz of yard machines -even inside the house - Maybe the A/C as well

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      4.0

                      Great performance at at great price

                      By Chris O.

                      from Montreal, Canada

                      About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Good Bass
                      • Good Value
                      • Great Sound

                      Cons

                      • Cord Too Short

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Creative Labs HN-900 Noise Canceling Headphones with Mic:

                      These HN-900 are a pleasant surprise.I have been shopping for awhile looking for noise cancelling headphones. I had access to Bose QC15 and was trying to get my hands on the Klipsch M40. Then, Creative released the HN-900 with their attractive [$] price. Initial reviews were fairly good and I decided to order them from B&H (easiest way to get them in Canada since not available here yet).First thing first, the noise cancellation is not in the same league as the Bose QC15. The QC15 do dampen some external sounds and voices slightly better. Meanwhile, ventilation noises and other constant sounds are very well controlled by the HN-900.Sound quality is very good. Bass is very slightly lower than the QC15 but higher frequencies sound clearer with the HN-900. In my opinion, overall sound quality is a notch more pleasant with the HN-900. Please note that this comment only applies when noise cancellation is active. Why? Because the Bose QC15 simply don't work when not powered. The Creative HN-900 are fully functional without power but be aware that the sound is somewhat muffled and lacking separation when compared with the active mode. Meanwhile, very usefull if you're out of power.Battery life is very good, even better than the QC15. I have yet to keep a detailed usage report but the advertised 40 hours on a single AAA battery seems fair.Construction is suprisingly good for the price. Basically, they are a QC15 clone. The shape is basically the same. The battery compartment, a pivoting door, is better designed and easier to access than the QC15 battery slot. Earcups are made of a very soft material, strangely similar to the one present on the QC15. They are comfortable to my head and I often wear them for several hours.The HN-900 come with a soft carrying bag, a plane audio adapter (dual mono-to-stereo) and an alcaline battery. The removable cord (to use them without music - just for noise reduction) is of normal lenght and would benefit from an extra 30cm.I have yet to try them in a plane.To conclude, the Creative HN-900 are an excellent choice if you do not want to throw $349 for noise cancelling headphones. Performance, audio quality, comfort and construction are all well worth the [$].

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

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