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Sony's MDR-NC13 is a mid-cost set of noise-canceling in-ear headphones.

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One of the more affordable pair of noise canceling headphones on the market, many models are closer to the $100 mark

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Long battery life for the noise canceling feature

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Noise isolation (not canceling) works well to complement the noise canceling feature

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Includes a carrying pouch to protect the module and earbuds, and 3 different sizes of eatips

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Long cable, 1.5m is longer than whats offered by most devices, perhaps too long

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Noising canceling technology does not cancel out all noise, doesn't work well for low frequency, e.g. airplane environment

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Noise canceling module adds to weight and bulk of your portable media device

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Sony's MDR-NC13 is a mid-cost set of noise-canceling in-ear headphones. These headphones are designed for use on flights, and come with a plug adaptor for connectivity to in-flight music services. On one AAA battery, these headphones will work for a hundred hours. Unlike the higher cost MDR/NC33 noise-canceling headphones, the MDR-NC13s cannot be powered by a DC 1.5V power source. Another difference between the two models is that the MDR/NC33 headphones have a lower impedance (16 ohms instead of 18 ohms), and so are slightly better suited to portable devices. Features shared between the models include the ability to cut down ambient noise by about 87.4 percent when in active mode. With dual-use capability, you can also use the headphones in passive mode, so that you do not need a headphone power source at all. 

  • Color: Black
  • Dynamic closed design
  • Driver Unit: 13.5mm, Dome Type (CCAW)
  • Sensitivity: Power ON 98 +/- 3 dB [input power 1mA (135mV)] / OFF 99+/-3 dB (137mV)
  • Power Handling Capacity: 50mW
  • Impedance: 18ohms on/19 ohms off 
  • Frequency Response: 10-22,000Hz
  • OFC neck-chain cord (1.5 meters)
  • L shaped stereo mini plug (Gold)
  • 1 AAA battery (100 hours of life, 50 on manganese)
  • Weight: 7 grams
  • Inflight Plug Adapter
  • Carrying Pouch
  • Cord Adjuster
  • Earbuds x 3
  • Operating instructions
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