Blackbox C18 Noise Cancellation Earphones review: Blackbox C18 Noise Cancellation Earphones

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.5
  • Design: 7.0
  • Features: 8.0
  • Performance: 7.0
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The Good The Blackbox C18 Noise Cancellation Earphones feature a unique design that offers a secure and comfortable fit, and they boast excellent noise-hushing capabilities. The overall sound quality is impressive.

The Bad The Blackbox C18 Earphones' noise cancellation module is heavy and adds bulk to the design; the earphones occasionally suffer from low-end distortion, and they may not fit users with large ears.

The Bottom Line The Blackbox C18 Noise Cancellation Earphones are a great option for travel hounds who want superior noise-hushing capability and good sound quality in a reasonably compact package.

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It's not difficult to get your hands on a good pair of full-size noise-cancelling headphones, but if you prefer earbud-style 'phones, finding this technology built in is a bit more of a challenge. Such sets do exist, though. One example is Phitek Systems' Blackbox C18 Noise Cancellation Earphones, a $129 pair that combines passive sound isolation with active noise canceling. The headphones offer very good sound quality and superior noise-hushing capability, but the lanyard-style design may not appeal to all users.

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Blackbox C18 Noise Cancellation Earphones

Part Number: CNETBBC18 Released: Feb. 2, 2009
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  • Release date Feb. 2, 2009