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Sony MDR NC60

We have collected and analyzed 3 expert reviews and 529 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 81/100 and users rate it 77/100. The average review date is Jan 16, 2010. We have compared these reviews to 947185 reviews from other Headphones. The alaScore™ for this product is 75/100 = Good. Last update: Apr 19, 2014.

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Review: Sony MDR-NC60 Headphones


My experiences with headphones, especially on long or even short flights around the country, have never been very facilitating. Many times, I'd hear the person sitting next to me talking to a friend across the aisle or the flight attendant asking those...

Without a doubt, these noise canceling headphones will be an experience you'll never forget, even if you do find yourself on a long flight stuck between a rock and a hard place

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Sony MDR-NC60


In case you want to isolate yourself from the roar of the airplane engine, or the background noise at work, these Sony earphones are a viable option. They feature a middle-of-the-road range of sound and a low playback time, if you're not using the...

These headphones have a passive play option and a reasonable battery life

They also have a limited sound range and low noise-isolation levels

These noise-canceling headphones need some improvements.

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Sony MDR-NC60 Noise Cancelling Headphone


Definitely one of the better noise-cancelling headphones in the market but still a little heavy compared to the Bose comfort line products. Comes with a nice carrying case and plane adapters.

light weight, comfortable to wear

short battery life


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Sony MDR-NC60 Noise Cancelling Headphone


what you see and read about, is what you get. I gave it as a gift, and so far there are no complaints. They work just as the explanation says, noise canceling does its job, and they are very comfortable!

i gave as a gift, and so far, so good


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Sony MDR-NC60 Noise Cancelling Headphone


I bought these to replace older pair of NR headphones. I use primarily for flying, but these are so comfortable I've begun using them at work too. These completely fit around my ears and I have no discomfort after hours of use. The carrying case is...

comfort, carrying case, wire disconnect

none so far

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Sony MDR-NC60 Noise Cancelling Headphone


I have had the Bose QC3, (which I exchanged for) the QC2, which were "lifted" from me while on a flight (whoever you are, you'll burn for that) several months ago.I then bought a highly, what seems now to be, self-touted "off brand," that will forever...

Excellent sound, above average noise cancellation, comfort, overall cost, can be used with NC turned off

Occasional "feedback

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Sony MDR-NC60 Noise Cancelling Headphone


I recently purchased the Sony MDR-NC60 Noise Canceling Headphones. They come in a beautiful piano black color finish and the sound is very amazing. I would recommend anyone to purchase these headphones.

very good

batteries drain too soon

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Sony MDR-NC60 Noise Cancelling Headphone


Within minutes--or less--of putting new or fully charged batteries into the headphones I start to get the static sound. I can't understand what's happening. Can headphones drain batteries so quickly

Cover ears nicely

Battery drains within MINUTES! Almost immediately get static sound

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Amazon review summary for Sony MDR NC60


alaTest has collected and analyzed 173 user reviews of Sony MDR NC60 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

noise isolation, sound, build quality, comfort

value for money

77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony MDR-NC60 Noise Canceling Headphone (Old Version)Sony MDR-NC60 Noise Canceling HeadphoneSONY MDRNC60 NOISE-CANCELING HEADPHONES

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Poor Sony Support


Spend your money on a non-Sony product and forego the grief from Sony.


Started to cut out after several months, both Sony and Newegg extended warranty refused to cover repairs

Product Specifications

Silence the world around you with the MDR-NC60 noise canceling headphones. They provide 16.5dB noise reduction at 200Hz. This means you can shut out up to 85% of the ambient noise around you, including jet engines, office printers and subway chatter. These headphones are perfect for work, traveling or just when you're trying to sleep in a loud place. The ear-conscious design offers premium comfort, so you can wear them for long stretches without pinching your ears. For added convenience, the built-in monitor switch lets you hear surrounding sound without taking off the headphones.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup/In-ear ear-bud
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:14 - 22000Hz/8 - 22000Hz/8 - 80000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Portable audio system

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony MDR

Remote Control

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