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4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the price tag, one or two minor niggles that might not suit everyone
Paid £19.50 with free postage. I use them with an iPod Nano.

Good: Excellent sound on the move at an entry-level price. Comfy ear pads. Robust, low-tangle cable.
Bad: Head band hinge digs into scalp. Fairly flimsy. Noise reduction is a gimmick – expected at the price.

Sound Quality: Bass 8/10, Mid 3/10, Treble 7/10. The bass has rolling...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Useful on aircraft and train
The main benefit of this set is listening to audio in a high background noise area e.g. aircraft, train, crowds - with the noise reduction feature on. Without noise reduction activated, music or in flight entertainment etc is drowned out by engine noise etc. But once the noise reduction is activated, audio becomes significantly clearer and seems to reach a higher pitch...
Published on 4 July 2012 by HH


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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Useful on aircraft and train, 4 July 2012
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This review is from: TDK NC150 On Ear Headpones with Active Noise Canceling (Electronics)
The main benefit of this set is listening to audio in a high background noise area e.g. aircraft, train, crowds - with the noise reduction feature on. Without noise reduction activated, music or in flight entertainment etc is drowned out by engine noise etc. But once the noise reduction is activated, audio becomes significantly clearer and seems to reach a higher pitch. It makes a very noticeable difference to watching movies on a flight or listening to music on a train i.e. you can hear dialogue, vocals, instruments clearly.

The noise cancellation feature alone (i.e. no audio on) does not effectively `cancel' noise on a flight or train. It lowers the pitch and volume of engine noise making it sound more like a nearby noisy air conditioner or vacuum cleaner. The feature was significant in a busy shopping centre in reducing the noise of multiple background conversations by over 50%, may be up to 70%. It had no impact when tested against a washing machine on spin cycle or nearby television.

Regarding the set itself. The ear pieces are comfortable but are more on ear than `ear enclosing.' The frame is slightly flimsy and has a central hinge. Along with swivel hinges between the ear pieces and frame, the whole set can fold for storage and portability in the PVC bag provided. The right ear piece houses a single AAA battery for noise cancellation which is activated by a switch on the same ear piece. Audio can pass through with this feature switched off. The cord has sufficient slack to allow standing while still plugged into aircraft in flight entertainment. A volume control is mounted on the cord and appreciably amplifies audio or mutes it. Lastly, so far the same AAA battery has been used for over perhaps over 72 hours cumulative use.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the price tag, one or two minor niggles that might not suit everyone, 9 Aug 2013
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Paid £19.50 with free postage. I use them with an iPod Nano.

Good: Excellent sound on the move at an entry-level price. Comfy ear pads. Robust, low-tangle cable.
Bad: Head band hinge digs into scalp. Fairly flimsy. Noise reduction is a gimmick – expected at the price.

Sound Quality: Bass 8/10, Mid 3/10, Treble 7/10. The bass has rolling clout rather than punch but is not boomy and overpowering. Good for electronic music so good for me. I also own a pair of similarly priced Sennheiser HD202’s. An audiophile might tell you that the 202’s are a better balanced unit but for listening on a train or plane the NC150’s are able to deliver more of the sounds I like.

Comfort: The over ear cups are very comfortable; I can wear them for at least 2 hours without aching lugs. The only major gripe I have with the product is that the hinge on the head band digs into my balding nut. This can be fixed with a hat, probably with good hair too.

Build Quality: They feel flimsy. Cheap plastics on the head band and hinges, the focus must have been on sound quality rather than build. I’m going to buy a carry case (£6.99) because if I don’t they’ll probably get damaged in transit. If a hard case had been included at a higher price it would have made an excellent package. The included imitation leather carry pouch is a good to keep everything tied together but won’t stop them getting crushed in a bag. The cable quality is very good and it doesn’t tangle easily.

Noise Cancelling: Uses one AAA battery. The description on the box says ‘Ultra effective active noise reduction technology filters out external noise to improve audio quality’. They must have a different understanding of ultra effective than me. The effect is minimal, the sound of keyboard typing is successfully suppressed but a knock on a door only has the edge taken off it. I’m inclined to believe that the mechanism works more like a loudness button found on an old hi-fi. When the noise cancelling is turned off bass and treble are simply reduced so noise cancellation is essentially achieved by making the music louder. Ultimately I don’t care because I didn’t buy them for this function, but it is clear that there is less electronic noise reduction than the mechanical effect of the closed-cup design. A gimmick I’d say.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars TDK T78696 NC150 Noise Cancelling Headphones, 27 July 2013
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Cheap but not brilliant. They do reduce noise and there's only a slight hiss from the circuit. They have a annoying habit of popping off the ear pads now and again. For the low price they're adequate but if you want something better, have a look at Sony, Panasonic or Goldring.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thumbs up!, 22 Jan 2013
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Love using these on the train. Cancels almost all the surrounding chit chat and engine noise. Great value for money :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good sound, little flimsy., 3 April 2013
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the sound quality is very good, the battery life if also good. noise canceling is very effective. the frame of the headphone is a little flimsy but perfectly fime for moderate use.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Headphones, 12 Dec 2013
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Purchased for hubby for xmas present so he hasn't used them yet, look good, hope he likes them, good price!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best headphones ever, 28 Nov 2013
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I purchased these at £17.99 absolute bargain the sound quality is fantastic would strongly recommend anyone to buy these especially seeing they have a volume control on them too
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Happy, 13 Jun 2013
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Bought these for a trip to Spain, and the Noise Cancelling did make a significant difference on the plane.

I found the headphones to be very comfortable and am very happy with them.
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1.0 out of 5 stars ie they are no better than ordinary head phones, 28 Aug 2014
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They don't work. ie they are no better than ordinary head phones:Further more, the cover around the ear pieces keep coming off. So, they are a waste of money!
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4.0 out of 5 stars good and bad, 14 Sep 2014
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nice headphones but the active noise canceling is not evident one bit so very disappointed with that.
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