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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

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.

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