Since headphones are all the hype now, it would be hard to please the audiophiles out there who demand nothing but the very best for a price that’s accessible to every other person who’s not some oil tycoon in the Middle East. With so many of them in the market, of course with different specifications, price tags and brand names on them, the average consumer will be lost without knowing what’s out there that lives up to what it promises to offer.
When it comes to in ear noise cancelling earbuds, the market is so vast and there are so many brands and products that strive to get the lion’s share of it. However, when it comes to the best, there’s always a bunch of them that hangs above the rest.
Headphones more than anything are fashion items. Most average people wear it without actually knowing what a good quality set of headphones can offer to the user. It was marketed as a fashion trend and these days, with the fashion hype is converged with the thirst for quality, the consumers are looking for both at the same time.
The QuietPoint Series Earbud by Audio-Technica is a step forward from their product line as the noise cancellation effect, which is a boxy battery powered system is there to be clipped on the shirt, to make sure that the sound experience is more personal than it could be with the usual in ear headphones.
Sporting 13 mm drivers, which is also an improvement from previous 12.5 mm drivers, the one button remote and microphone unit on the other hand will be handy enough to get the job done. with an airline adaptor and travel bag are there as parts of the package, the utility and the convenience of the headphones are always going to be reliable.
Switch on the battery power of the noise cancellation unit and this tried and tested device will make sure that multi-tasking that includes listening to your favorite music and conversing with an individual is never to be mixed up again. The battery will last for 60 hours and a rechargeable battery will do the trick if you don’t want to change the batteries once every few days or so.
Taking good care of both the ears and your musical taste is all possible with the new Sony MDR-NC100D. Packed with Active Noise Cancellation- the headphones offer a good sound experience for audiophiles who are the hard to please kind all the time.
The Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) box is located towards the bottom of the cable which means that clipping it trendily into the pocket is not difficult at all. Although the housing doesn’t quite function as a remote controller, The AI NC button could re-calibrate the noise that’s filtered off the headphone, as well as the monitor button which could play the sounds from the outside world without actually filtering them away.
The company recommends the battery that comes with it is good enough to last for 22 hours. But then again, switching to a good quality rechargeable version is as always the best thing here.
Though the earphones are made in plastic, the build quality is not too much of a concern and the earphones will sit nicely in the ears of the user. Not all heavy, the earphones come with three sets of ear tips that fit your ears and requirements personally.
However, the Active Noise Cancellation still needs a touch of improvement according to many.Certain loud and nearby noises can still creep through the noise filtering, though it’s nothing much to hinder the time out with good music on a good set of headphones.
Bose QuiteComfort 20i
However, what actually sets Bose QuiteComfort 20i apart from the above mentioned two is the fact that it doesn’t need that battery and the heavy Noise Cancellation thingy to make sure that you don’t get disturbed by the excessive sound that has nothing to do with what you hear through the headphones.
Of course it has them as a part of the parcel. But rather than the requirement to up the volume just that tad, there’s little to no difference between the active and passive modes. In addition, they have made strides into making that circuitry compartment that holds the Noise Cancellation thing as slim as possible to make sure that the wearer doesn’t look like an awkward mix of the second decade of the 21st century and a bloke from 1960s.
The silicone eartips are capable of shutting down the ear canal comprehensively from external noises. An inline remote control and a microphone is there along with the cable and the compartment also has an ‘Aware Mode’ button that makes sure that you get a glimpse of what happens around you whilst you’re listening to your favorite music.
Without ever having to take the earphones that is. This could actually be a lifesaver when you have to cross a road or on the road driving when focus is absolutely the key though you don’t want to let go of your daily music dose. The noise cancellation and the battery compartment come further down and Bose offers a rechargeable battery that they claim to last for 16 hours on a single charge.
Performance wise, the noise cancellation is always a high point for QuietComfort series. Because it doesn’t utilize the eartips to cancel the outside noise and rather utilize the circuitry as well as the microphones to get the job done, the mechanical accuracy is always reliable.
All in all, there are certain in ear headphones that stand out above the rest for reasons other than the price tag that’s attached. However, with the rising competition, they have no other option but to bring the best in them to make sure that they keep their market share afloat which is a good news for the consumers who want to get the best even though they don’t know its meaning anymore.