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alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews of SONY MDR-NC8. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and comfort are overall positive. The noise isolation and portability also get good comments. Many are less positive about the size and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the SONY MDR-NC8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of SONY MDR-NC8 from The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Opinions about the reliability and noise isolation are overall positive. The sound and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the durability and size.

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43% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony MDR-NC8 Overhead Noise Cancelling Headphones - BlackSony MDR-NC8 Noise Cancelling Headphone - BlackSony MDR-NC8 Noise Cancelling Headphone - Black

Nov, 2015

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Sony MDR-NC8


The Sony MDR-NC8 headphones are light on your head and easy on the wallet. Find out what makes them the best cheap noise-cancelling headphones in the full review.

These highly affordable noise-cancelling headphones last for 80 full hours of playback

Only 10dB of noise can be blocked, which is the equivalent of a soft whisper

For the price tag, this lightweight set is a great buy for noise-blocking headphones.

Consumer review by: Tall Soccer Fan (

They are good headphones - but no NC


They are decent headphones, very compact and great travel size, but they are useless as noise cancelling headphones. Other than blocking noise because the have full earcups, they don\'t do much at all for blocking outside noise. In-ear noise isolating...


Poor Value","Too Much Ambient Noise

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: freestyle2025 (

Sony MDR-NC8


value, Easy to Use

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: freestyle2025 (

Sony MDR-NC8 Headphones


value, Easy to Use, Design, Performance

Build Quality

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Bretris (

Best Purchase Ever


value, Features, Quiet, Easy to Use, Design, Performance

Oct, 2013

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Sony MDRNC8 Supra-Aural Noise Cancelling Headphones



Consumer review by: JR (



The headphones look nice and are comfortable. It only uses one AAA battery, which is nice. I previously owned a JVC pair that broke. The noise cancelling feature did not seem to function nearly as well as the previous pair I owned. I turned on the TV...

Consumer review by: Scientriffic (

Decent sound, but noise-cancelling below par


I borrowed a pair of Sony noise cancelling headphones from a friend which were fantastic. These seemed to be the best option in my price range when I decided to buy my own. The sound is pretty good overall, but I am very disappointed in the...

Comfortable, good sound.

Noise-cancelling not what I expected, bulky for travel.

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Daniel (

Good Value


Compared to the price the headphones are good. They have good quality of sound and the noise cancelling work pretty well. I am happy with my purchase especially with the low on sell price.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Phil H (

Ok for the money


They are too small. I don't have big ears. For [the price] they are acceptable. I got them to drown out voices. Works quite well. I can listen to music and my wife can watch TV Without earring each other. [This review has been modified from its...

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications


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

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone:Not Applicable
Product Type:Headphones
Signal Connection:Wired