Blackbox launches noise-cancelling M16 headphones

New from Blackbox is the M16, the company's range-topping noise cancelling headphone model.

Selling for £165 when it hits the shops at the end of July, it uses proprietary Active Noise Rejection to reduce the effect of external noise by up to 92%, or 22dB.

It's also fitted with an in-line remote microphone for use with iOS portable devices and some other smartphones.

A single AAA battery will power the headphones, which weigh less than 180g, for up to 50 hours of noise-cancelling, and they can also be used with the cancellation switched off.

Adapters are supplied for airline use and internet telephony, and the headphones come with a protective case.

They're distributed in the UK by Armour Home Electronics: brand manager Tony Jones describes the new model as 'perfect for passengers on aircraft, commuters on trains and buses, joggers in the street or working out in the gym'.

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Andrew has written about audio and video products for the past 20+ years, and been a consumer journalist for more than 30 years, starting his career on camera magazines. Andrew has contributed to titles including What Hi-Fi?, GramophoneJazzwise and Hi-Fi CriticHi-Fi News & Record Review and Hi-Fi Choice. I’ve also written for a number of non-specialist and overseas magazines.