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Sony MDR-NC 20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of Sony MDR-NC 20. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and design. The price and noise isolation are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the bass quality. The reliability and portability get negative comments.

sound, noise isolation, price, design, usability

comfort, portability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-NC 20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 67/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Sony MDR-NC 20 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Reviews about the usability and design are generally positive. The price and noise isolation also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the bass quality. There are some critical comments about the reliability and portability.

sound, noise isolation, price, design, usability

comfort, portability, reliability

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony MDR-NC20 Noise Canceling Headphones with Foldable Headband


Product Specifications

Use these headphones to block out noise, listen to music, or do both at once! Sony Noise Canceling Headphones reduce outside noise by more than 70%. Listen to Beethoven without being bothered by the symphony of your neighbor's buzz saw. Take in the latest Salsa sounds on planes or trains. These magnificent headphones feature a "noise canceller" on/off switch (in case you need to hear what's going on around you) and a headband that folds for easy storage. It reduces noise by 70% (10dB) making it ideal for travel - it gives you peace and quiet on planes, trains, buses and cars. It is also ideal for outdoor use when you are gardening or on a noisy street. Its noise canceling circuit actually senses outside noise with built-in microphones and sends an equal-but-opposite canceling signal to the headphones; cancels noise from 50Hz to 1, 000Hz, with a maximum of 10dB noise cancellation in the critical range from 100 to 400 Hz - where the human ear is super-sensitive. Enjoy its closed headphone design that gives you greater isolation from outside sound. Its folding headband and pivoting earpads make for easy storage in a backpack, briefcase or purse improving their portability.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:16 - 22000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Home audio system / Portable audio system

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony MDR

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty