|CES Award Winning Product 4 Years Running!
|the Able Planet NC500SC Noise Cancelling, features the award winning patented LINX AUDIO -a Hear the Difference technology State-of-the-art active noise cancellation, to reduce undesirable sounds and background noise. These headphones operate as normal headphones when ANC function is turned off, or if batteries run out. They are lightweight and have an adjustable headband that provides a superior fit. They are ideal for creating your own personal space filled with clear sound and the full-size ear cups with soft cushions swivel for maximum comfort. Also included is an in-line volume control that enables easy adjustment for safe listening levels and hearing preservation.|
Overall good quality for price - not for glasses3/15/2012
I use these for work, since we recently merged our buildings and noise went from 8 people to 100+. You can definitely tell the difference with noise cancellation on, though of course not completely gone. They're pretty comfortable overall, though have to give my head a rest from the headband after couple hours. Also, they're a little awkward and eventually uncomfortable if you have to wear glasses after a couple hours.
Big hit on the birthday list10/2/2009
Every yr is a challenge trying to find a gift for my father. This yr my Dad gave me a small list. He had the NC500SC listed as a MUST HAVE item. He has some hearing loss in his right ear which causes him some frustration while listening to the TV or to music. His friend suggested these headphones. The day after getting his gift, he cld so excited about how well he can actually hear everything. He sd it was the first time in a long time he heard sounds crisp and clear. He has since suggested this product to several of his friends. These are truly a great buy!!!
Sweet is the Sound!4/23/2009
I'm pretty darn fussy about premium sound and willing to pay for it. Something special in the recipe in these Able Planet headphones. Very competitive noise cancelling and reasonable comfort ... but the sound is awesome! One of the better deals I've encountered in personal audio products in a long time.
I'm very happy with this product, having used them on several long flights as soon as I got them. I found the Bose prices too high for my intended use, but do not feel that I have traded down at all. Frequency response was very good, though it seemed a bit weighted toward lower frequencies, despite the Linx Audio feature designed to enhance high frequency and speech clarity. (Maybe I had just grown used to the "thin" sound of airplane headsets and forgot what that richer bass -- and even mid-range -- response sounded like!) It wasn't "boomy" or "tubby", however, just strong. Overall comfort and ease of use was excellent, though I did want to give my ears a short "breather" after about 90 minutes of continued use. Still, quite comfortable. Noise cancelling made for a much more pleasant flight. I plan to try them for some more critical home listening soon. Nicely-designed storage unit.