noise canceling

  • Apple Patents Earbuds With Noise-Canceling Sensor Smarts

    Apple Patents Earbuds With Noise-Canceling Sensor Smarts

    Apple continues looking at ways to improve its earbuds — including potentially ditching the iconic white cables which had such a starring role in iTunes ads, back in the day. According a patent published this week, Cupertino is eyeing up making wireless earbuds which also incorporate bone-conduction technology in order to improve voice communications. Read More

  • Audio-Technica Releasing Sub-$100 Noise Canceling Headphones

    Good news for the budget minded out there, Audio-Technica is releasing two new headphone models, both with active noise canceling, and both for under $100. Both models come with a detachable cord that allows you to turn them into wireless headphones, and the audio will work even if the battery runs down on the noise cancellation feature. Read More

  • Noise-canceling iPod-only earphones that don't need batteries announced in Japan

    Hitachi Maxell today unveiled noise-canceling iPod-only earphones [JP] that are powered through the player and therefore don’t require extra batteries. They weigh 22 grams and are 95cm long. All that users need to do is to plug the HP-NC20.IPs to the dock connector, having to take into account the battery life will be reduced by up to a whopping 66%. In addition, users are forced to… Read More

  • Plane Quiet Platinum Noise Canceling Headphones

    Whether you’re slogging your way through a long flight, or just need a little peace of mind with your music, check out this affordable set of cans. The Plane Quiet Platinum Noise Canceling Headphones roll in at $99.95 and is compatible with… well, you know, stuff. So plug ‘em in to your whatever and cancel up to 80% of ambient noise. Tech specs and features after the jump. Read More

  • Able Planet announces cost effective noise-canceling headphones, Clear Harmony NC200

    Following up on their award winning Clear Harmony noise-canceling headphones from last year, Able Planet announced the Clear Harmony NC200 noise-canceling headphones. The foldable ‘phones feature LINX AUDIO, which does all the noise-canceling business with a frequency response of 20-20,000Hz with sensitivity at 1KHz: 110dB and 116dB. A single AAA battery powers the NC200s and… Read More

  • Review: Sony MDR-NC500D Digital Noise Canceling Headphones

    The Sony MDR-NC500D Digital Noise Canceling Headphones cost $400. While that might seem like a lot of money, I can only suggest to you that these headphones are akin to sliding a stick of warm, melty butter into each ear — not in the sense that sticking butter in your ears would likely impede your hearing, but more in the sense that butter is delicious and if you could somehow replicate… Read More

  • Clear Harmony Noise Canceling Headphones Review

    Making a set of noise-canceling headphones that sound good and cancel noise well is no easy task. Able Planet’s Clear Harmony kills plenty of racket and pumps out some sweet-sounding audio, which is why it mystifies me that they’d do a less-than-stellar job on the fit and comfort, especially when they’re playing in Bose’s $350 sandbox. Still, these are worth a listen… Read More

  • AirDrives $100 Sound-(un)Isolating Headphones

    This is gonna be interesting to watch. AirDrives is releasing a pair of $100 headphones that you can wear while watching TV, talking on the phone, and/or whispering sweet nothings to neighbors or loved ones. So while many people might pay $100 for headphones that block out all of life’s distracting noises, these ones cost $100 to let them back in. If the audio quality is up to snuff… Read More

  • Panasonic and the Tale of the Three Noise Canceling Headphones

    Yet another pair of noise canceling headphones about to hit stores, this time from Panasonic. Actually, make that three pairs of headphones, the HC500, HC150 and HC30. The HC500 does the best job of eliminating unwanted external sounds, supposedly getting rid of 92 percent of them. The other two only manage to get rid of 75 percent. (Which is still better the Bose in-ear headphonesI looked at… Read More

  • Able Planet Clear Harmony Noise Canceling Headphones Hands-On

    Able Planet’s Clear Harmony Noise Canceling Headphones have received a ton of rave reviews the last few months and for good reason. They offer superior sound quality and protect your hearing so you can continue to rock out well into your golden years. No wonder they won the Innovations Design and Engineering award at this year’s CES. I’ve had the headphones for a couple… Read More

  • Sonic Chair

    This retro-lookin’ chair is pretty awesome. The Sonic Chair features standard input jacks to deliver sweet sounds to its integrated speakers. So you could hookup your iPod or Xbox and have speakers hovering directly above your head. It also features two-way acoustic insulation that can block sounds from coming in and going out. The Sonic Chair (I keep wanting to type Sonic Care)… Read More