Noise-canceling headphones are usually the accoutrements of the airplane or other stationary seat in a steel mausoleum of droning engine noise—but what about blocking sounds on the go? Sennheiser's CXC 700 buds aim to, but do little more than hiss into your ears.
A pair of noise-canceling earbuds.
People who like music and dislike the horrid cacophony of modern life.
Pretty shoddy—the giant noise-canceling component is clunky to wear around your neck—though the buds fit well—and changing the settings while walking is annoying.
Switch it on for music plus noise-canceling, switch it off for straight tunes.
It's a Sennheiser product, so music sounds very, very good.
These noise-canceling earbuds don't really cancel noise all that well, at any of the three variable levels.
The canceling effect is more of a white noise sprayed over your music effect, rather than proper cancelation.
• THD: 0.5%
• Cable length: 1.6 m symmetrical
• Weight: 44 grams
• Operating time: 16 hours (with cancelation)
• Batteries: 1 AAA
• Price: $320