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

iPhone Headset Doesn't Support Noise Cancellation

If the official iPhone Bluetooth headset is $129, what would you expect it to have? More than just auto-pairing via the dock, right? Well, a reader just told us he called up Apple support and asked them whether the headset supports noise cancellation. They said no. Not only that, they recommended that he buy a Jawbone… » 7/06/07 4:00pm 7/06/07 4:00pm

Sony Updates Noise-Cancelling Phones, MDR-NC60 Even More Hushed

Sony has updated its noise-canceling headphones, claiming that its MDR-NC60 cans can cancel noise about 20% better than their MDR-NC50 predecessors. They've got some pretty good numbers associated with them, including a claim of 14Hz - 24kHz frequency response and noise reduction of 16.5db at 200Hz. That's a 1:6… » 1/29/07 9:25am 1/29/07 9:25am