Sony MDR-NC6 Video
The Sony MDR-NC7 Noise Canceling headphones are an OK option for travel fiends operating on a strict budget.
The Tivoli's noise-canceling headphones have some likeable qualities, but they aren't worth anywhere close to $160.
Beats Executive noise-cancelling headphones are aimed at frequent travelers.
If you need a sonic sanctuary from your noisy office or commute, the affordable Sony NWZ-S710F Walkman MP3 player includes active noise-canceling headphones, great features, and excellent battery life.
During CNET's 2005 Holiday Helpdesk, Lincoln from Utah called, looking for our pick for noise-canceling headphones.
If you can't afford Bose's noise-canceling models, the Bose AE2s--and their improved design and sound quality--make for a good alternative at half the price.
The Denon AH-NC732s are a decent pair of noise-canceling headphones, but in terms of sound and comfort, they don't measure up to the competition for the price.
While they're no bargain, the Bose QuietComfort 15s currently offer the best sound and silencing capabilities in a pair of noise-canceling headphones.
Thanks to excellent sound quality, integrated noise-canceling functionality, and several smart music sorting options, the Sony S-Series Walkman is a superb choice for music aficionados.
Despite some downsides, including a high price tag, the Bose QuietComfort 20 offers the best noise-cancelling in an in-ear headphone.
Sony MDR-NC6 Review
The good: Noise-canceling headphones; rich sound; folds for compact storage; soft leatherette carry pouch.
The bad: Noise-canceling powers aren't up to snuff.
The bottom line: Sony's most affordable noise-canceling headphones' sweet sound may satisfy some buyers, but their noise-canceling prowess is suspect.
Sony MDR-NC6 Specs
Part number: MDRNC6
- Product Specifications