Genius GHP-04NC review: Genius GHP-04NC

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CNET Editors' Rating

3 stars Good
  • Overall: 6.0
  • Design: 6.0
  • Features: 6.0
  • Performance: 6.0
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The Good Affordable noise-canceling headphones; strong bass; carrying case included.

The Bad Lack sonic detail; not very comfortable; design looks a little cheap.

The Bottom Line The Genius GHP-04NC noise-canceling headphones deliver strong bass and OK sound in a $50 package that includes a carrying case, but they a look a little cheap.

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Genius is known for making budget computer peripherals and other accessories, and it's nice to see the company making a foray into the world of noise-canceling headphones. The big headline here is the price: The GHP-04NCs only cost $50, which is $300 less than Bose's QuietComfort 3 noise-canceling headphones.

On the upside, these headphones sound OK and deliver bass that has some nice thump to it. The GHP-04NCs also come with a simple faux leather carrying case and an in-flight dual-plug adapter. Like Bose's headphones, they fold flat for more compact storage. And while the noise-canceling may not be tremendously affective, it does help muffle the sound when engaged and boosts the overall volume.

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Genius GHP-04NC

Part Number: GHP-04NC
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Quick Specifications See All

  • Weight 5.6 oz
  • Sound Output Mode stereo
  • Type headphones
  • Headphones Form Factor ear-cup
  • Connector Type mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm