Sony MDRNC11 Open Noise Cancelling Headphones £19.99 was £88.07 Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Manufacturer's Description
Small enough to keep with you at all times and ideal for achieving peace and quiet in planes, trains, buses, and cars, Sony's MDRNC11 noise-canceling Fontopia ear-bud headphones reduce perceived outside noise by more than 70 percent (up to 10 dB at 300 Hz) so you can hear musical nuances against a quieter background.;The headphones' noise-canceling circuit senses outside noise using tiny, built-in microphones and sends an equal-but-opposite canceling signal to the headphone drivers, effectively blocking solid-state (continuous) noise from 50 to 1,000 Hz. It's especially effective on noises like air-conditioning systems, freeway rumble, and airplane engines (from a passenger's perspective).
The switchable noise-canceling circuitry runs for approximately 60 hours on a single AAA alkaline battery. When noise canceling is off, the headphones continue to function for standard music listening (and with slightly better sound quality). An inline volume control lets you adjust the sound without having to access your sound source.


Box Contents
Sony MDRNC11 Headphones

Soft Carrying Case

Aeroplane Adaptor Plug
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#1
Worth a try at £20... mixed reviews but I only intend to use them on planes not everyday
#2
Saw these myself ... wasn't sure about these, some shops have the -22 and -33 versions available so I think they may be an older type?

Good price for noise cancelling, but these were introduced about 10 years ago so wonder what the newer £40/£50 versions by Sony and others would be like ...

Not voting either way cos am undecided!
#3
looks a good deal to me, ordered 2
thanks
#4
I have had a pair of these for a couple of years now, they're brilliant.

But you'll only truly realise what a good job they are doning when you are on a plane. When I first got them I tried then at home and out on the streets and thought the noise reduction was almost non-existent. However when I tried them on a plane I found out just how good they are. When you turn them on you'll hardly notice the difference, however turn them off after a minute or so and you'll soon realise just how much noise they are actually removing.

I'd never fly without them and because of their size they take up no room and can still be used as normal headphones whilst on holiday:)
#5
Newer earphones are likely to be far better but at £20 it's a hot deal.
#6
First seen: 14 july 2003 < old tech.
#7
Might have been useful in the old days, when British people travelled on aeroplanes.
#8
sainsburys had these a few years back for 20 quid ok for the money but my goldrings blew these out of the water for noise cancelling but the goldrings were 50 quid so these sonys are ok for the money imo
#9
termite
Might have been useful in the old days, when British people travelled on aeroplanes.


ROTFLMAO! :w00t:
#10
termite
Might have been useful in the old days, when British people travelled on aeroplanes.


:-D
#11
I got a pair from Sainsbury's a year or so ago for a similar cutdown price. I returned them within an hour as the 'noise-cancellation' introduced hiss into the background, so not exactly useful. That said, I've only tried them with office noise and not on a plane or anything.

After trying lots of in-ear headphones I find the best VFM is the £7.99 Creative ones. I've got through several pairs, but only because I keep leaving them on planes/trains/somewhere round the house.
#12
I have a pair of the latest generation sonys and their noise performance is measurably different/better than these; that said this is still a bargain so ++heat
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I got a pair from Sainsbury's a year or so ago for a similar cutdown price. I returned them within an hour as the 'noise-cancellation' introduced hiss into the background,


A subdued but steady hissing sound from noise cancelation headphones is not abnormal, particularly in models at the lower end of the market - the upper end being £150+. Once the music starts, l personally fail to notice the intrusiont and probably so will you, unless you are playing music with lots of long quiet bits. The hiss is a small price to pay compared to the amount of ambient noise excluded on long plane or train journeys.

Unless you need noise cancellation, for normal day to day use, the usual earphones such as Sennheiser cx300 ii's etc £ for £ give better results IMHO. Nevertheless at less the 20 quid delivered, the Sony MDRNC11 have got to be good value. Heat added.
#14
topazz
A subdued but steady hissing sound from noise cancelation headphones is not abnormal, particularly in models at the lower end of the market - the upper end being £150+. Once the music starts, l personally fail to notice the intrusiont and probably so will you, unless you are playing music with lots of long quiet bits. The hiss is a small price to pay compared to the amount of ambient noise excluded on long plane or train journeys.

Unless you need noise cancellation, for normal day to day use, the usual earphones such as Sennheiser cx300 ii's etc £ for £ give better results IMHO. Nevertheless at less the 20 quid delivered, the Sony MDRNC11 have got to be good value. Heat added.


+1 and rep. I have a pair of these already and that's exactly what I wanted to say :)

For anyone still wavering - get these for the plane and don't pay more than £20 for them :)
#15
How do these compare to these? http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/9783625/-/Product.html

The metrofis are said to have noise isolation of 16dbs while the sony ones are speced at 10dbs. I only want headphones from planes. I can not bear the engine noise. I can't even watch a movie.
#16
igvod1886
Worth a try at £20... mixed reviews but I only intend to use them on planes not everyday


planes are so last year's transport....it's the ferry for moi! :)
#17
sounds great pardon the pun!


will be ideal for being on my motorcycle too


heat heat heat :-D
#18
they are a which don't buy. sound quality was only 2/5, sound leakage a bit better at 5/5 but noise cancelling and fit were a dissapointing 1 each. looked to good to be true at first as there was 60 quid knocked off the price but the which site said they are typically only £25 anyway :/

i've included the review for you to make a better decision before you buy

The Sony MDR-NC11 are plugs which you push right into the ear canal.

They're shiny blue and have a noise cancelling feature. Our listening panel were unimpressed with sound quality. They told us that the bass was good but the overall sound was 'synthetic', 'tinny' and 'dull' and with the noise cancelling feature on you hear a hiss. Some of the panel also complained that the plugs amplified the sound of head.

Because they fit right inside the ear canal, the Sony MDR-NC11 are superb at preventing sound leakage, so even with the volume turned up high, you shouldn't disturb anyone nearby. But surprisingly for a plug, they're not so great at blocking unwanted noise and the noise cancelling feature is poor.

Like other plugs, the Sony MDR-NC11 can be tricky to fit and they're not particularly comfortable either.

The Sony MDR-NC11 are designed for portable use. They weigh just 52 grams but the Y-shaped cord is a generous 358cm long which is a bit long for portable use. They come with three sizes of interchangeable flexible plastic ear plug. You need to clip the noise cancelling box to your clothing otherwise its weight can pull the plugs out of your ears.

For frequent flyers they come with a special dual flight plug adaptor.

Pros: Excellent at preventing sound leakage, lightweight, comes with replacement ear plugs

Cons: Below-average sound quality, uncomfortable, tricky to fit, poor noise cancelling feature
#19
I have just noticed this will also qualify for the below:
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#20
seems to be up to 39.99 now...
#21
chris442
they are a which don't buy. sound quality was only 2/5, sound leakage a bit better at 5/5 but noise cancelling and fit were a dissapointing 1 each. looked to good to be true at first as there was 60 quid knocked off the price but the which site said they are typically only £25 anyway :/

i've included the review for you to make a better decision before you buy

The Sony MDR-NC11 are plugs which you push right into the ear canal.

They're shiny blue and have a noise cancelling feature. Our listening panel were unimpressed with sound quality. They told us that the bass was good but the overall sound was 'synthetic', 'tinny' and 'dull' and with the noise cancelling feature on you hear a hiss. Some of the panel also complained that the plugs amplified the sound of head.

Because they fit right inside the ear canal, the Sony MDR-NC11 are superb at preventing sound leakage, so even with the volume turned up high, you shouldn't disturb anyone nearby. But surprisingly for a plug, they're not so great at blocking unwanted noise and the noise cancelling feature is poor.

Like other plugs, the Sony MDR-NC11 can be tricky to fit and they're not particularly comfortable either.

The Sony MDR-NC11 are designed for portable use. They weigh just 52 grams but the Y-shaped cord is a generous 358cm long which is a bit long for portable use. They come with three sizes of interchangeable flexible plastic ear plug. You need to clip the noise cancelling box to your clothing otherwise its weight can pull the plugs out of your ears.

For frequent flyers they come with a special dual flight plug adaptor.

Pros: Excellent at preventing sound leakage, lightweight, comes with replacement ear plugs

Cons: Below-average sound quality, uncomfortable, tricky to fit, poor noise cancelling feature

Comments on teh review, not your post ;-)
I know Reviews are allways subjective, but really..... they come with 3 earbud sizes, and they are soft rubber, and you open the earcanal and push 'em in....... each individual may find them uncomfortable, sure.... but how can you mark it down for "tricky to fit" ??? thats just plain upfont B.S.

by the by....

The sainsburies ones were MDR-NC11A not sure if its just a colour thing, but the sony specs differ very slightly to the amazon ones, so there could be a slight difference...

I bought 3 pairs from Sainsburies couple of years ago , and saw them again last year, as the plane drone drives me bonkers, but never had the cash for holidays after that ROFL.... well one, and they worked a treat ;)

I will say you know they have been in your ears if in for a long time, but then I very seldom wear earbuds/headphones any more so it's bound to feel 'odd'...
I still rate them for their purpous MDR-NC11[B]A[/B anyway
my son has just started wearing his for the DS as he's fed up with me telling him to turn the bleeping sound down LOL

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