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The Sony MDR-NC6 are over-the-head style headphones designed specifically for noise cancellation.

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Good price, especially compared to many other noise cancellation headphones

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Battery pack located on the headphones, and not the cord

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Durable: I've had mine for over 5 years now, with only the foam earpiece covers showing wear

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Long cord

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I take mine on my daily bus commute. The (thin) conductor wires break near the strain relief near the plug after 8-12 months (gone through 2 to-date).

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Thin foam covers on ear pieces can become uncomfortable during extended use

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Noise cancellation insufficient for use on airplanes

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The Sony MDR-NC6 are over-the-head style headphones designed specifically for noise cancellation.  The headphones feature 38 mm driver units combined with Neodymium magnets to reproduce strong bass and clear treble sound.  They are capable of blocking ambient noise over 10dB at 300Hz.  The MDR-NC6 are designed with a slim, foldable headband, swivelling earcups, and come with a carrying pouch for easy storage and portability.  They also have padded ear cushions for additional comfort and come with a dual jack adapter for use with in-flight music services.  The headphone cord is single-sided and has a built-in battery box with an on/off switch for controlling the noise cancelling feature.  The battery life of the unit is approximately 30 hours and although a battery is required when using noise cancellation the headphones can still be used without a battery.  Although they are very similar in design to Sony's MDR-NC7 headphones, the MDR-NC6s block a lower percentage of ambient noise compared to Sony's MDR-NC7 headphones.

  • Noise cancelling
  • Range of active noise attenuation: More than 10dB at 300Hz
  • Audio pass through even without battery (no noise cancellation without battery)
  • 38 mm driver units
  • Neodymium magnets
  • Slim foldable design with swivelling earcups
  • Comes with dual jack adapter for flights
  • Comes with carrying pouch
  • Single sided cord
  • Battery Life: approx 30 hours
  • Frequency response: 30Hz - 15kHz
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