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Sony MDR-NC8 Noise Canceling Headphones (White)

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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 white 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 (White)
  • Airplane Adapter
  • Sony AAA Battery
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SonyMDR-NC8 Noise Canceling Headphones (Black)
     
    2.8

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    50%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good value (5)
    • Comfortable (4)
    • Great sound (4)
    • Good bass (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (4)
      • Home audio (3)
      • Music (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (4)
        • Primary Use:
        • Listening to ipod (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      great headphones

      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.

      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.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      disappointing

      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...Read complete review

      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.

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      4.0

      Nice for the Price

      By Slevin17

      from Santa Fe, NM

      About Me College Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Bass
      • Good Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Sound Quality 7 Out Of 10

      Best Uses

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

        Nice headphones for $. People are complaining that they suck compared to Bose and Beats. Those people are snobs and must be willing to pay $ for headphones. I'm not. Sound quality probably a 7 out of 10. Not bad but not fantastic. They were a little on the quite side yes, but they were fine on the two airplane rides I took them for. Noise cancelling feature actually did drowned out the engine noise better than I expected. I would say GREAT headphones for $!

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

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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 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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            1.0

            I do not recomend it

            By Sergi

            from L.A.

            Comments about MDR-NC8 Noise Canceling Headphones (White):

            The quality of sound is not amazing, but on the box you can read up to 90% of noise cancelling... The reality is that I am not able to feel a difference between NC on or off.
            So this model is cheap, but doesn't deliver what I expected at all

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Noise cancellation doesn't work

            By ColoradoHoov

            from Indian Hills CO

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 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 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 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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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Worthles

                  By JA

                  from NC

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable

                  Cons

                  • Cord Too Short

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about MDR-NC8 Noise Canceling Headphones (White):

                    I can tell no difference between noise cancelling and not. It sounds like fuzz with some clicking. If they cost more than $[$]I would consider the hassel to return. I'm keeping and using as regular low quality headphones - you get what you pay for...

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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 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 17 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 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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                      3.0

                      Good product

                      By Camila

                      from Brazil

                      About Me Frequent Traveler

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Value
                      • Great Sound

                      Cons

                      • Falls Off/Out Of Ear
                      • Uncomfortable

                      Best Uses

                      • Traveling
                      • Working

                      Comments about MDR-NC8 Noise Canceling Headphones (White):

                      It could get smaller
                      It should have a case for traveling
                      It doesn t fit properly in The head, it could have a adjustment.

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

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great buy

                      By JKPS

                      from California

                      About Me Teenager

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about MDR-NC8 Noise Canceling Headphones (White):

                        Bought this as a gift for my teenage daughter who had her eyes set on far too expensive headphones by Ludacris. She loves them. The white color is "cool" and the sound is quite good considering the price. The sound is better without noise reduction, but when there is no sound, noise reduction can help reduce ambient noise by playing a sound that mimics waves.

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

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