Do Sony's $200 NC200D noise-canceling headphones beat Bose (review)?

If you can't afford Bose's QuietComfort noise-canceling headphones, the attractively designed and more affordable Sony MDR-NC200Ds are worth your consideration.

The Sony MDR-NC200D noise-canceling headphones retail for $200 and fold flat for storage. Sony

If you're considering Sony's MRD-NC200D noise-canceling headphones, the first thing you'd probably ask me is whether they're better than the Bose QuietComfort 15 or Bose QuietComfort 3 models.

The short answer is no. I found the Bose headphones slightly more comfortable to wear, and they effectively block out more noise than the Sony headphones. On top of that, I'm more partial to Bose's sound.

That said, there's a lot to like here. Excellent design, flavorful sound, and the NC200Ds cost $100 less than the Bose QuietComfort 15s. At $200, they're not cheap, but comparatively speaking, they're reasonably priced and worth checking out if you're in the market for a pair of noise-canceling headphones.

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