Nocs NS200 review

First off the blocks for Swedish manufacturer Nocs, the NS200s are a weighty and enjoyable listen that are great value for the money Tested at £45

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Our Verdict

Despite some minor quibbles these Swedish buds are a great listen

For

  • Full-bodied and weighty sound, space and accuracy, good value for money

Against

  • Need some more detail, bass should be tauter

With the matte finish and basic, rounded design, the Nocs are unassuming.

They’re light and comfy, too, which makes it easy to forget you’re wearing them – a rare compliment in the world of in-ears.

Perhaps most surprising, given that understated design, is that they’re close to excellence, at least for the very reasonable price tag.

What the NS200s offer is a weighty, full-bodied delivery that’s full of energy and enthusiasm and free of harshness.

There’s space to the soundstage and a degree of accurate placement to individual sounds when tracks require it (think along the lines of Hans Zimmer’s Inception OST), which is very impressive for a pair of in-ears at this sort of money.

They aren’t astonishingly detailed, and we wouldn’t mind a bit more tautness to the bass, but the NS200s remain an always enjoyable listen.

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Specifications

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General Information

Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nocs.se
Brand NameNOCS
Product SeriesNS2
Product TypeSpeaker System
ManufacturerNOCS
Manufacturer Part NumberNS2008US
Product NameNocs NS200
Product ModelNS2-008

Technical Information

Minimum Frequency Response60 Hz
FeaturesAirPlay, Digital signal processing (DSP), LED Indicator
Maximum Frequency Response22 kHz

Physical Characteristics

Width11 cm
Depth14 cm
Weight Approximate3 kg
Height16 cm
ColourPale Red
Dimensions16 cm (H): 11 cm (W): 14 cm (D)

Network and Communication

Wireless LANYes

Audio

Speaker Configuration2.0
Wireless SpeakersYes

Miscellaneous

Compatibility
  • Mac and PC with iTunes 10.2.2 or later
Apple:
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPad (1st generation and later)
  • iPad mini
  • iPad 2
  • iPod touch (2nd generation and later)
  • iOS 4.3.3 or later

Power Description

Power SourcePower Supply