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Sony MDR-NC50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 258 reviews of Sony MDR-NC50. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Opinions about the usability and noise isolation are overall positive. The comfort and price also get good feedback, but many are critical about the portability.

sound, price, comfort, noise isolation, usability

portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-NC50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 258 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony MDR-NC50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sony MDR-NC50 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the durability and size. The noise isolation and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive comments about the reliability and usability.

comfort, price, noise isolation, size, durability

portability, usability, reliability

62% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony MDR-NC50 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony MDR-NC50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 229 user reviews of Sony MDR-NC50 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. People really like the usability and noise isolation. The comfort and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the portability.

sound, price, comfort, noise isolation, usability

portability

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

This summary is based on the product: Sony MDR-NC50 Noise Canceling Headphones

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

Sony MDR-NC50 review: Sony MDR-NC50

 

Over-the-ear design; effective ear seal provides ambient noise isolation; powerful bass response; Monitor switch kills music to let in outside sound; storage case.

Punily powered MP3 players lack the muscle to crank over these 'phones.

Excellent noise abatement, powerful bass, and detailed sound are all pluses, but some users may find the MDR-NC50s a bit uncomfortable over the long haul.

Jun, 2005
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Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Sony MDR-NC50 review

 

We expect quality from Sony...

Good sound quality

Poor build ; Cumbersome

Sennheiser has nothing to fear from these in terms of competition

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: (macformat.co.uk)

Sony MDR-NC50

 

These are quite weird, cumbersome headphones from Sony. We're familiar with the MDR range from years of using MDRV-700 DJ headphones for outdoor work and DJing

Good sound quality

Poor build, Cumbersome

Sennheiser has nothing to fear from these in terms of competition

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: kcuello8 (cnet.com)

"You get what you pay for."

 

Great pair of noise cancelling headphones if you cannot afford the Bose price. The drawbacks mentioned on all other reviews (including the high pitched noise) do not outweigh the positives. For the price, it's a great bang for the buck purchase. 6/10...

If Bose noise cancelling headphones give you a headache or too much pressure, these are a great set to get the noise canceling benifits without the headache. Used them on various mid-range flights. I was very pleased with my set.

Noise cancelling not as good as Bose QC series. There is a high pitched sound that happens when you press the headphones closer to your head or press on a wall as others have mentioned. Acoustics overall are very good, but not life-altering.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Warning - don't make a mistake

 

This review is to warn people of what may be (and was mine) a mis conception about these headphones. They should be only for people who travel or live in downtown new york :) and only for those people who listen to classical music. I listen to Metal....

Excellent sound quality ; Excellent material and construction quality ; Solid noise cancelling

Most uncomfortable ; Expensive ; Weak little wire for a studio headhpone

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

not so good

 

I may have had a bad head set, but since they weren't very comfy, they went back. I have used S**nheiser PC150 full headset without no issue for the past year.

Noise cancellation good, when it works. The sound quality is pretty good

I didn't find them comfortable. they seemed to squeeze my head ; Had these for about two weeks. I used them at work and had no complaints. When i was on a long flight to tokyo, i get a horrible feedback squeal in the left ear peice. It got so bad that...

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: Mike45 (productreview.com.au)

One of the best!

 

I purchased my Sony MDR-NC600D headphones about 6 months ago and they are superb! Outstanding sound, quality build and the best noise cancelling function of any similar type of headphones I've owned or used in the past. It's a pity Sony no longer sells...

Great sound, quality build.

Not sold in Australia, therefore warranty service, if needed, could be a problem.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Toby Marshall (productreview.com.au)

Smooth, natural sound

 

This is the sleeper of noise-canceling phones. I have these and Bose QC 15s and for me there is no contest in terms of sound quality. The Bose cans have overemphasized mid-bass and a rather rough midrange. The Boses sound impressive at first,...

Smooth, transparent sound, good build quality

Expensive

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications

Shut off the outside world with MDR-NC6 noise canceling headphones. Ambient sound can be reduced over 10dB at 300Hz, which means you'll hear more music, and less plane/train/bus noise. Noise canceling headphones are great for work, traveling, or even when you're trying to sleep in a loud place. The MDR-NC6 has a slim swivel folding design, making them more compact for storage. Includes plug adaptor to connect directly to a stereo or dual jack of in-flight music services.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:14 - 22000Hz/30 - 15000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Type:Headphones

Dimensions & Weight

Weight:10.2oz/5.3oz

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:NC50/NC6
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony MDR

Remote Control

Type: None
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