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Sony MDR-NC13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 294 reviews of Sony MDR-NC13. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and comfort. The noise isolation and sound are also mentioned favorably, but the durability and portability get negative views.

price, sound, noise isolation, comfort, usability

portability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-NC13 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony MDR-NC13

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Sony MDR-NC13 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the size and sound are generally positive. The comfort and noise isolation are also mentioned favorably. The design and durability get critical comments, and there are some mixed comments about the usability.

price, noise isolation, comfort, sound, size

portability, durability, design

74% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony MDRNC13 In Ear Noise Cancelling HeadphonesSony MDR-NC13 Noise Cancelling Earphones

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony MDR-NC13

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of Sony MDR-NC13 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the comfort and usability are generally positive. The sound and noise isolation also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the portability.

price, noise isolation, sound, usability, comfort

portability

63% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony MDRNC13 Noise-Canceling Headphones

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony MDR-NC13

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Sony MDR-NC13 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.ca. Reviews about the comfort and noise isolation are generally positive. The sound and portability also get good feedback. Opinions about the design and usability are mixed, while some have doubts about the durability.

price, portability, sound, noise isolation, comfort

durability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: ZIzzo (newegg.com)

Works as advertised

 

Also looking at the more expensive Sony units but just can justify the cost right now. We'll see how things are the next time I'm in the market for a new set of Noise Canceling headphones.

Got these to replace an ailing set of MDR-NC33/BM bought 2 yrs ago. These work as well and allow me to listen to media and hear every nuance while commuting. I sit in the back of the bus over top of the motor so there is a lot of ambient noise

There is no 'monitor' button as on the MDR-NC33/BM. I have to temporarily turn off the unit to hear announcements and such. This can become annoying at times

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Scootergal (sony.com)

End Flight Fatigue!

 

Nothing wears you out faster on a flight than noise! These earbuds filter out the hum or engine noise in the cabin that drives me nuts! I keep them on and in my ears even if I don't have them plugged into anything! Arrive more relaxed without lugging...

Small, lightweight

None

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Hawkeye (sony.com)

Good product

 

I got these as a gift. Used them on the airplane and it did filter out some of the plane's drone. Unfortunately, it didn't do much for the crying baby behind me, but the instructions say they won't work on high pitched noise. THese are the first...

easy to use - good sound

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: globetrotter (abt.com)

Ear buds are 90% of the noise reduction!

 

I bought this for airline engine noise reduction. I haven't actually flown but I tried these on my home computer which has a noisy external accessory fan. The buds quieted the fan noise about 90%. The "noise reduction technology" did not seem to add...

Compact Design, Easy To Use, Comfortable

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: juergen (productreview.com.au)

Good Earphones with Noise Cancelling

 

I use my earphones when riding the bus to and from work each day and was getting concerned that I had to turn the volume up too high to get over the ambient noise of the engine, etc. So I splashed out and bought these and am glad that I did. Sony...

Cheaper than alternatives, comfortable, reduces noise well

A microphone for phone use would be nice

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: Robbie (productreview.com.au)

Superb Sound Quality, Comfortable, Satisfactory Noise Cancelling, Sturdy Look and Feel

 

I like to listen to music whenever I exercise with my indoor rowing machine (C2). My Audio Technica and Beyerdynamic both had excellent sound but they feel bulky and uncomfortable especially when I start sweating. I've been wanting to get an in –ear...

Good sound quality. Satisfactory NC function. Good battery life. Comfortable for use. Cheaper than its counterparts even at full price.

Sound output diminishes when NC is turned on but SQ does not deteriorate. Cable tangles easily.

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: R (bestbuy.ca)

Hanging Battery Too Heavy and Noise Cancelling

 

I have this earbuds for several months now. I travel often and I find they don't good such a great job cancelling the noise as an over the ear headphone, such as MDR NC7 which I just bough. The hanging battery compartment makes it really annoying as it...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: John (bestbuy.ca)

The Noise Cancellation works!

 

The noise cancellation effect is fairly subtle. It removes only low frequency sounds. I find it makes the subway ride to work more pleasant. I believe it would be useful in any situation where there is a lot of mechanical noise, such as on a plane. In...

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Al (bestbuy.ca)

Made a long flight comfortable

 

Bought a set of these just before my flight to Maui this month. Was surprised how well they worked considering they are just a bud type of phone. The loud rush of jet noise was reduced to no more than the wind noise from my vehicle. For the sale price,...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Kay (bestbuy.ca)

Doesn't Work

 

I tried these headphone first without the noise cancelling, then with and could not notice any difference with the background noise. Additonal batteries required for the noise cancelling makes it bulky.

Mar, 2012
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Product Specifications

Configuration

Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Neckband: No
Noise Cancellation: Yes

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone: Yes
Indoor/Outdoor :Outdoor
Signal Connection:Wired Digital
Type:In Ear
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