Sony MDR-NC40 review

Designed for long journeys but they leak sound and, whether the noise-cancelling is on or off, the delivery is poor Tested at £80.00

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Our Verdict

Designed for long journeys but they leak sound and, whether the noise-cancelling is on or off, the delivery is poor

For

  • Noise-cancelling works well

Against

  • Woolly bass and unexciting treble. Lifeless sound when noise-cancelling is turned off

These comfortable cups won't stay on when exercising. Instead, they're designed for long journeys.

With the noise-cancelling feature turned on outside noise is blocked well, but the delivery suffers from woolly bass and unexciting treble. With it turned off they sound relatively lifeless.

Either way, they leak a lot of sound.

Specifications

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General Information

Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
Brand NameSony
Product TypeHeadphone
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Manufacturer Part NumberMDRNC40.CE7
Product NameSony MDR-NC40
Product ModelMDR-NC40

Technical Information

Sound ModeStereo
Minimum Frequency Response14 Hz
Connector PlatingGold Plated
Connectivity TechnologyWired
Impedance68 Ohm
Cable Length1.50 m
Maximum Frequency Response22 kHz

Miscellaneous

Package Contents
  • MDR-NC40 Noise Canceling Headphone
  • Carrying Case

Earpiece

Earpiece DesignOver-the-head
Earpiece TypeBinaural
Driver Size30 mm

Physical Characteristics

Form FactorSemi-open
Weight Approximate80 g

Interfaces-Ports

Host InterfaceMini-phone