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Sony MDR-NC8 Noise Canceling Headphones (Black)

B&H # SOMDRNC8BLK Mfr # MDRNC8/BLK
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Product Highlights
  • Active Noise Canceling
  • Ergonomically Shaped Earpads
  • 30mm Driver Units
  • Dual Folding Design
  • Passive Listening As Well As Active
  • Flight Adapter and AAA Battery Included

The black MDR-NC8 Noise Canceling Headphones from Sony are active noise canceling headphones that are built for compact transport and comfort. Made for use on the subway, train, plane or at the office, the MDR-NC8s are designed to reduce ambient noise by up to 90% when the noise canceling circuitry is activated. The noise is reduced by a noise canceling circuit that senses outside noise with built-in microphones and sends an equal but opposite canceling signal to the headphones.

The MDR-NC8s boast 30mm drivers with neodymium magnets designed to allow for powerful bass and clear high frequency response. The lightweight (6.0oz), on-ear design aims to allow for comfortable listening over long periods of time. The ergonomically shaped, flexible earpads and the adjustable headband also contribute to a build designed for extended use during leisure and travel.

Active Noise Canceling
Designed to reduce up to 90% ambient noise when noise canceling circuit is activated
Designed for Comfort
Designed to allow for comfortable wearing over long periods of time. Ergonomically shaped flexible earpads and adjustable headband
Dual Folding Design
Dual-folding design affords compact portability
Passive Listening
Headphones can operate passively without noise canceling if you run out of batteries
Type On-Ear, Dynamic, Noise-Canceling, Closed, Dome-Type
Frequency Range 30 Hz - 20 kHz
Power Handling 50 mW
Impedance 17 ohms at 1 kHz (NC On)
19 ohms at 1 kHz (NC Off)
Sensitivity 95 dB (NC On)
98 dB (NC Off)
Battery 1 x AAA
Connectors 3.5 mm Gold-Plated, L-Shaped Stereo Mini Plug
Cable Length 3.9' (1.2 m)
Weight 6.0 oz (170 g)
Sony MDR-NC8 Noise Canceling Headphones (Black)
  • Airplane Adapter
  • Sony AAA Battery
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty
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    SonyMDR-NC8 Noise Canceling Headphones (Black)
     
    2.8

    (based on 6 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    33%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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        Best Uses

            • Primary use:
            • Personal (4)
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No (5)

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          1.0

          What a joke

          By BPR

          from Issaquah, WA

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Doesn't Reduce Noise
            • Poor Sound Quality
            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony MDR-NC8 Noise Canceling Headphones (Black):

              Noise canceling headphones should, at a minimum, cancel noise. When you put these uncomfortable headphones on, they muffle some noise. When you turn on the noise reduction feature, if you pay very, very close attention, you will notice that a tiny bit more noise vanishes. It's easy to miss, though.

              I wore them for about an hour into the first leg of a flight, and finally ripped them off. They were hot and sticky, and kept me from falling asleep.

              At my layover I tried some Bose NR headsets--now those are magic! They had a recording of a jet noise, and the instant you turn on the NR feature, all of that noise vanished.

              As headphones, the sound quality wasn't very good, certainly not worth the price and the uncomfortable design.

              I returned the Sonys.

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

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              2.0

              Noise cancellation doesn't work

              By ColoradoHoov

              from Indian Hills CO

              Verified Buyer

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                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sony MDR-NC8 Noise Canceling Headphones (Black):

                    Nice headphones but the noise cancellation doesn't seem to work at all.

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

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    A big disappointment

                    By Mikeg3914

                    from Lansdale, PA

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • None

                    Cons

                    • Poor Noise Cancellation

                    Best Uses

                    • NONE

                    Comments about Sony MDR-NC8 Noise Canceling Headphones (Black):

                    I bought these as a replacement for an older set that got stolen. THe NC8 is a big disappointment. Very poor ear fit, pressure from the headset causes the ears to turn red. Sound cancellation is weak compaired to previous set... did very little to dampen the sound of the plane. My previous set made a world of difference. DON'T BUY THESE!

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

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    disappointing

                    By HansDGr8

                    from Austin, TX

                    About Me Gearhead, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to use
                    • Folding Is Nice

                    Cons

                    • Good Sound
                    • Only Good Sound
                    • Poor Noise-cancelling

                    Best Uses

                    • Around the house
                    • Dorm Room

                    Comments about Sony MDR-NC8 Noise Canceling Headphones (Black):

                    i bought these headphones for use on airplane flights. I found the noise-cancelling to be very disappointing. The noise canceling was minimal. I could barely discern a difference when in flight, between having the noise canceling on or off. It's nice that they work as headphones even when the noise-canceling is off, but I'm not impressed with the sound reproduction quality. It's pretty good for the price though.

                    I would not recommend these for serious noise-cancelling. I give it no less than three stars because you get what you pay for for the price. Plus, the ability to fold it up makes it easy to carry. It's also easy to tell the left and right earphones - good labels. Easy to replace battery.

                    It did hurt my left ear, but that may just be me.

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

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                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    great headphones

                    By chagitti

                    from Israel

                    About Me Teenager

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Unattractive Design

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Sony MDR-NC8 Noise Canceling Headphones (Black):

                    they enable me to hear clearly on planes, buses and trains. the sound is great.
                    for their price I have nothing bad to say.
                    worth every penny.

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

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                    (2 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great buy

                    By Domino

                    from Chicago, IL

                    About Me 'gifting Enthusiast', Frequent Traveler

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Value
                    • Great Sound
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Audio
                      • Music
                      • Portable Devices
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Sony MDR-NC8 Noise Canceling Headphones (Black):

                      Did not open the headphones as they are a gift. But the service was great.

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

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