Premium Noise Canceling Headphones
Top-Shelf Audio Experience
Every aspect of the MDR-10RNC experience lived up to the hype from packaging to the visual aesthetic of the headphones. Audio quality wasn't quite on par with the BOSE QC-15, but the difference was small at best. Memory foam cushioning means I can comfortably wear these over an eight hour day. These headphones overhauled my perception of Sony headphones. Bravo.
January 24, 2014
I recently purchased these before a plane trip. NC performance was very good. These are designed to cancel out lower frequency constant noises. I sat in a window seat and was able to hear the flight attendant ask what I wanted to drink! It's refreshing to listen to music at a normal volume level, without the need of boosting output to compensate for a noisy listening environment.
After a little break in, these headphones sound nearly as good as my Sony MDR-7506.
I was really hoping to use these on the metro bus. Here is where NC performance fails. When the bus is moving, it sounds like wind blowing. When the bus hits a bump, the headphones beep, the noise cancelling turns off briefly, then comes back on. If this was my sole purpose for buying these, I would have rated these 1 star.
At the office, these easily cancel out the HVAC and other PC noises.
These headphones will operate in passive mode - either turned off or dead battery. This is an advantage over other NC headphones. Fidelity in the upper end is reduced, but still listenable.
Battery life is better than expected. The supplied battery lasted about 30 hours, which I believe these are rated to get about 20 hours of use on a single battery.
January 6, 2014
Nursing School MUST!
I am a full time nursing student, and recently there has been a couple who have moved in down stairs from me and I believe they think they live in a club. They are constantly blaring heavy booming music and it makes it impossible to write papers and study. So I bit the expensive bullet and purchased these headphones. THEY ARE AMAZING! I don't hear any bass coming from downstairs (occasionally I can still feel the floor vibrating) but I can finally study now in peace without distractions. Thank you SO much Sony! Great product!
December 6, 2013
After purchasing these at bestbuy and using their return policy. I tried out the bose QC 15, Monster Inspiration NC, and the Marshall Studios(not noise canceling but better than Monster-weird?). The noise canceling on these is better overall vs the bose. Bose cancels slightly more lower frequencies, but Sony Cancels out voices much much better. Overall These are better for noise cancelling. Comfort wise they were better that all of other headphones. I can wear them for 8 hours straight and no problem. Sound was surprisingly balanced with a slight emphasis on the lower treble. This is how I would rank them(avoid the monster inspirations at all costs! if you listen to jazz and classical, these Sony's truly shine. They are surprisingly accurate. No altered bass or highs, just warm buttery sound. if you like bass heavy cans, changed your eq, they dont distort! Overall these are the best sub 500 phones I have had. There are better sounding cans for slightly less, but they dont have noise cancelling, style, comfort, and are usually opened cans. These do leak sound at moderately loud levels, not much but enough so that people can tell you are listening to music
Too bad the sony mdr10rnc didnt come with a volume control for my Iphone.
December 6, 2013