Able Planet NC300B Noise Cancellation Headphones Review

As an avid music listener, I’m always looking for better ways to get the most out of my music experience and do it in style. The past couple of weeks, I had the pleasure of trying out Able Planet’s NC300B, True Fidelity Active Noise Canceling Headphones with Linx Audio. Being that these were the first over the ear headphone I had ever tried, I was really excited to give them a go and see how they worked.

SPECS & FEATURES
• In-Line Volume Control for Easy Adjustment to Safe Listening Levels
• State-of-the-art active noise cancelation (ANC)
• Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20,000Hz
• Sensitivity at 1 kHz: 115 dB (Off); 121 dB (On)

DESIGN
The simple and elegant design of the headset really impressed me for the impressive specs this headset offers. The padding at top of the headset as well as the ear padding made the headphones easy to wear and provided great comfort. The headset is medium sized, compared to others that I have seen, and fits nicely within the hard shell storage case that is included. The volume control on the aux cable also was a great design choice for easy management of the volume without having to go back to the source. Also the option to turn the noise cancellation on/off is a great idea.

AUDIO:
Since I don’t have any experience with other over the ear noise cancellation headphone, my impression may be biased, but I thought the audio was superb. The clarity of the sound was the best I’ve heard out of any headphones I’ve owned. The noise cancellation is great a muffles a majority of all surrounding sounds.

Because there is power that is needed to use the noise cancellation, a single AAA battery is required to use the feature. This however is not a necessity to use the headset without the noise cancellation. Using the headset for multiple hours each day, I was very happy with the lifespan of the single AAA battery needed. The only downside, once the battery starts to die, an awkward static noise could be heard when the headset touched another object or you tapped on the actual earpiece. This is obviously fixed by replacing the battery.

FINAL THOUGHTS:
Overall I was very happy with the True Fidelity Active Noise Canceling Headphones with Linx Audio. They are an excellent sturdy pair of headphone that I’m absolutely sure to be using in the many years ahead. Able Planet’s True Fidelity Active Noise Canceling Headphones with Linx Audio are available now at www.ableplanet.com for $129.99

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