Our Verdict Good noise-cancellers, but other models at this price boast the sonic edge For Good noise cancelling ability, comfortable, good battery life, acceptable timing Against Lack natural sound not as transparent as class-leaders Reviewed on 7th December 2010 Blackbox is a brand created by Phitek Systems, a company that supplies noise-cancelling technology to a number of manufacturers. The M10s share similar design characteristics to the hugely successful Goldring NS1000s. The ear pads are soft and comfortable, while the noise-cancelling technology does a good job for the price. One AAA battery should provide 40 hours of noise-free listening. The M10s offer good timing, and produce decent dynamics and ample bass. But, they don't sound as natural as the likes of Goldring, nor do they have quite the same level of transparency. More after the break See all our headphone Best Buys Follow whathifi.com on Twitter Join whathifi.com on Facebook Related News The best What Hi-Fi? deals of the week Fri, 24 Mar 2017, 02:26pm Headphones catch fire mid-flight, injuring airline passenger Wed, 15 Mar 2017, 04:26pm The best headphone deals - in-ear, over-ear, wireless and more Mon, 06 Mar 2017, 04:44pm The 10 most popular reviews on What Hi-Fi? Wed, 01 Mar 2017, 03:56pm The AH-C160Ws are Denon's sporty new wireless earphones Thu, 16 Feb 2017, 12:00am Blackbox Headphones M10 Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.