AKG K495 NC Lightning Review: Hot-Sounding, Road-Ready, Noise-Canceling…

Toting headphones back and forth across the country (or the city) is one of the best ways to expose their design flaws. Can the new AKG K495 NC noise-canceling headphones, with their burly build and audiophile pedigree, stand up that kind of punishment while delivering dulcet tones? Is this finally the ideal… » 3/27/12 4:40pm 3/27/12 4:40pm

Sony Slims Down Its Noise Canceling Set With MDR-NC40

Sony figured out two reasons people don't buy flagship noise-canceling headphones—whether Bose or Sony or others: they're awfully expensive and freakin' huuuuge. The MDR-NC40 coming out in March costs $100, and is both cheaper and slimmer than the bulky $400 NC500D. This set runs for 40 hours on a single AAA battery… » 2/26/08 3:01am 2/26/08 3:01am

First Grope of Sony MDR-NC500D Digital Noise Canceling Headphones

Sony introduced the world's first headphone with "digital technology for precise noise canceling"- although we're not sure exactly what that means-these headphones have three different environmental modes, and a switch to let the outside noise in. Sony claims to block 99 percent of noise in the 160HZ range (which is… » 1/06/08 8:28pm 1/06/08 8:28pm

Will Big and Squishy JVC HA-NC250 Noise-Canceling Headphones Stick It…

Today JVC introduced a pair of noise-canceling headphones that are said to lock out up to 85% of background noise, thanks to circuitry that "constantly monitors the noise cancellation process." It's also got a "double housing," better for physically insulating your ears from the world's more audible hustle and bustle. » 7/13/07 8:35am 7/13/07 8:35am

Sonic Chair Comes with Speakers and Noise Canceling

Finding the right chair or sofa to cushion your derriere while playing marathon sessions of Gears of War isn't as easy as it sounds. Not only does it have to be comfortable, but it should also look cool. That's why we're liking the Sonic Chair. Design-wise, it looks like something you'd find in a footballer's mansion… » 2/01/07 5:55pm 2/01/07 5:55pm

Maxell Noise Canceling Headphones Block Out The Sounds of Life

Maxell is the latest company to come out with a pair (two, even!) of noise canceling headphones so that you can block out the annoying sounds of life while you're listening to Cold War Kids and their washing machine song. The two headphones are supposed to reduce noise by up to 90 percent—that's almost 100 percent!… » 11/02/06 1:49pm 11/02/06 1:49pm

Logitech Noise-Canceling Headphones Enter the Fray

Logitech enters its phones into the battle royale between noise-canceling headphones, competing against Bose Quiet Comfort 3 and Solitude headphones for the title of King of Quietude. It's using the same principle as its competitors, with active and passive noise elimination aiming to cancel out constant background… » 7/25/06 12:58pm 7/25/06 12:58pm

We Review Solitude Active Noise Cancellation Headset (Verdict: What…

In my ongoing effort to completely isolate myself from human society, the Solitude Active Noise Cancellation Headset should have been a Godsend. I could have had everything: comfortable headphones and zero distractions from the peanut gallery. Alas, the headset didn't exactly wow me. Find out why after the jump. » 7/02/06 8:30am 7/02/06 8:30am