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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Sony MDRNC8/BLK. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and portability are generally positive. The sound and price also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDRNC8/BLK is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony MDRNC8/BLK


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony MDRNC8/BLK from The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Many are critical about the durability.


33% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony (MDRNC8/BLK) Black NC8 Folding Noise-Canceling Stereo Headphones

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Infrequent flyer (

Good but not great


Overall, these headphones are moderately successful in reducing noise in airports, on planes, trains, and buses. But much of the reduction comes from the snug fit of the headphones over my ear. Turning on the noise-canceling switch leads to a further...

Comfortable headset","Easy Controls","Reasonable Value

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Joe (

Did not work


Bought to use while mowing the lawn and on airplanes, but unit did not reduce ambient noise at all. Trying to get a refund.


did not work

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: HankSez (

Built Backwards


Strangely enough, when the noise cancellation feature is turned on, the music I\'m listening to is muffled and the ambient sound I\'m trying to eliminate (sound of a small fan in the background) is not reduced at all. I tried other noise cancellation...


Muffles Music","Poor Sound","Too Much Ambient Noise

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Pablito (

Good value


These headphones offer decent sound for the price. Audiophiles will be disappointed, but music sounds pretty good even on a plane. That said, I couldn\'t hear any difference with the noice cancellation button on during recent flights (i.e., cabin hum...

Comfortable","Compact","Good Value

Too Much Ambient Noise

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Jim (

Great headphones for the price


Great product for the price, lightweight and comfortable,sound is good and they do a decent job of canceling out most noise

Comfortable","Compact","Good Value","Lightweight

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: DP (

I couldn\'t be happier


Got a set of Sony\'s non noise-cancelling headphones & tried them out in a fairly noisy hotel lobby- pointless! At full volume I couldn\'t hear my music at all. These NC-8\'s are a HUGE improvement. J&R delivered in near-record time. The icing on the...

Comfortable","Compact","Good Value","Great Sound

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: NS (

My first Noise Canceling Headphone


Although the noise canceling could been better, you cannot beat the price and quality of this headphone. For those who need a good starter headphone this is the one.

Comfortable","Compact","Durable","Good Value","Lightweight","Nice fit

Noise Canceling Limited

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Elliott (

Good, but not great. Worth the price!


Use with my PC and on travels.

Comfortable","Compact","Good Value","Lightweight

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Dave to Doer (

Wonderful Headphones


I use the product while mowing the lawn!

Comfortable","Compact","Durable","Good Value","Great Sound","Lightweight

Dec, 2012