These headphones are truly awesome. The noise cancellation drains out any noise making it great to use on airplanes or in noisy public areas. Its very comfortable and the sound performance is awesome. I highly recommend this product.
Able Planet Sound Clarity Noise Canceling Headphones
- Headphone TypeOn-Ear & Over-Ear Headphones
- Recommended UseComputer
- Wireless TechnologyNone
About This Item
Able Planet NC500SC Sound Clarity Active Noise Canceling Headphones (Black)
Around the Ear Active Noise Canceling Headphones with Award-Winning LINX AUDIO, a Hear the Difference technology
Linx Audio Technology
Although the speaker components differ, all three headphones share Able Planet's patented Linx Audio technology. Originally developed for a new generation of top-of-the-line hearing aids, Linx Audio technology alters the audio signal to increase the intensity of higher-frequency harmonics. This makes it easier to hear words, music, and sounds in the higher frequencies where clarity is often lost, while also ensuring that speech and other high-frequency sounds are not smothered by bass tracks. Able Planet compares the results to the difference between hearing a "C" note on a piano as opposed to a "C" chord. The "C" chord, which sounds richer and more complex, demonstrates the impact of adding harmonics to the audio signal.
- Patented LINX AUDIO Technology
- InWire volume control for easy adjustment to safe listening levels
- State -of-the -art active noise cancellation (ANC)
- Superior comfort perfect for travel
- ANC Reduces Ambient Noise by up to 98%
- Silver Paint with Chrome Ring
- Soft Ear Cushions for maximum comfort and extended wear
- Padded Durable Headband with Steel Slides
- Dual Battery Design for Extended Play time
- Optimal Sound Clarity and Speech Quality
- Frequency response: 20 Hz-20 kHz
- Sensitivity at 1 kHz: 103 +/- 4 (O); 107 +/- 4 dB (On)
- Plug: 3.5 mm
- Hard protective carrying case. Perfect for the frequent traveler.
- InWire Volume Control
- Two AAA batteries
- 1/4" Home stereo adapter
- Dual pin airplane adapter
Limited Lifetime Warranty
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|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)|
8.50 x 7.70 x 3.00 Inches
I bought these headphones about a month ago after considering Bose. These were considerably less and I have to say I'm extremely pleased. I've been on two business trips, and they've been a lifesaver. The sound quality is unbelievable and I love the in line volume control. Would highly recommend.
Able Planet Sound Clarity Active Noise Canceling Headphones
Pros: Headphones come with carrying case and extra plugs needed. I used this on 4 10 hour air flights on a recent round trip journey. Headphones worked well, and reduced most of the air line and passenger noise. Came with extra plug ends to fit various headphone plug ins on flights. Cons: Had to wear for 2 consecutive long flights each way of trip, did note some pressure and discomfort toward end of flights. Other thoughts: Good set of headphones!
Get an Audio Technica
Pros: Sound quality Cons: Sound artifacts, uncomfortable Other thoughts: A friend of mine has an Audio Technica ATH-ANC7b and I compared them side by side. I regret I didn't buy an Audio Technica which is 30% cheaper and A LOT more comfortable. The Able Planet's speaker presses against the tip of the ear, whereas the Audio Technica has quite a lot of room for the ears. The noise cancellation effectiveness is about the same in both of them. The audio quality is a little bit better on the Able Planet's then the Audio Technica's (a little bit more spatiality, tighter bass and clearer trebles), but the price and the comfort aren't worth it. When you're in a silent room you can hear a small hiss in the background if you plug it to some equipment connected to the power line (a charging laptop, a desktop computer), but it's almost gone in battery-powered devices which are not charging (iPods, laptops on battery). In the Audio Technica's you only use one battery. The Able Planet's backup battery compartment has no use because no battery fits in there. I wish it didn't let the voice pass through though, I wanted something to block out all the external noise so I can study in the silence, but I guess no product does that.
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