Sony MDR-NC7 Noise Cancelling Headphones - £18.98 Delivered - Argos eBay Outlet - Brand New with 12 Month Warranty
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Sony MDR-NC7 Noise Cancelling Headphones - £18.98 Delivered - Argos eBay Outlet - Brand New with 12 Month Warranty

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Found 10th Nov 2012
I have been looking for some cheap noise cancelling headphones and these seem like the best price these have been at. Amazon selling at £30.83 with other sellers via Amazon at £25.10. Other than that the best online price still comes in at £22.99 via eBay and in many cases these are used or refurbished. Lowest Amazon price has been £22.65.

While they are not going to be the best noise cancelling headphones compared with the Boses of this world (depending upon the environment you are in and the Amazon reviews - 3.5 star average - being from amateur users right through to audiophiles!), for this price it's certainly worth a punt, particularly as these are from a reputable seller, come with 12-months warranty and are brand new, not refurbished. Argos listing also states that they come with a travel case but unsure as this not mentioned elsewhere.

Boost your listening experience and reduce unwanted ambient noise by up to 87.4 percent.
Great for commuting and travelling, the MDR-NC7 headphones easily fold for compact storage when travelling.

Product Features:
Ear coupling: supra-aural
Headphone frequency: 30 - 20000 Hz
Impedance: 33 Ω
Driver unit: 30 mm
Magnet type: neodymium
Reduces unwanted ambient noise by 87.4%
Foldable and swivel design
Listen to music with or without noise cancellation
Use of Neodymium magnets for delivering powerful sound

Technical Details:
Over-the-head, Noise canceling
Headphone Type: Open-air, Dynamic
Headband: Wide, Adjustable, Foldable
Magnet: Neodymium
Plug: Stereo mini plug
Capacity: 100mW
Driver Unit: 38mm
Frequency Response: 30Hz -20,000Hz
Impedance: 40 ohms
Sensitivity: 102dB/mW
Cord Length: 1.5m
Weight: 134g
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"Well, they’re not the worst headphones we’ve reviewed, but we’ll go out on a limb to say that you should probably reconsider if you find these on a shelf somewhere and feel like shelling out for them. The Sony MDR-NC7s massively underperform, and despite their claims to the contrary, don’t actually cancel more than 2dB of ambient noise. On top of that, they require batteries to give you subpar performance at a price that just isn’t really a good match for their quality."

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Edited by: "Crotchwig" 10th Nov 2012
worth a punt

Cheers
The review would certainly fall into the audiophile category but worth considering. I guess the one thing to bear in mind would be that they were perhaps reviewing with the RRP in mind (£45-50). These will only be for occasional travelling use for me so I thought they are worth a try.
So for practical reasons, what is 2dB? A pin drop?
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