Sony MDR NC7 review: Sony MDR NC7

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CNET Editors' Rating

3 stars Good
  • Overall: 6.3
  • Design: 6.0
  • Features: 7.0
  • Performance: 6.0
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The Good The Sony MDR-NC7 Noise Canceling headphones are very affordable and the earpads are soft. Package includes an airline adapter and a travel pouch, and the headphones are nice-looking.

The Bad The headband of the Sony MDR-NC7 Noise Canceling headphones tends to chafe, and bass is lacking. Noise canceling isn't the most effective we've heard.

The Bottom Line The Sony MDR-NC7 Noise Canceling headphones are an OK option for travel fiends operating on a strict budget.

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Noise canceling headphones can cost a pretty penny, which is why we always perk up when a company brings a budget-friendly option into the fray. Such is the case with the Sony MDR-NC7 Noise Canceling headphones, a $40 pair with stylish looks and handy features. These cans are neither the most comfortable nor the best at antinoise creation, but sound quality is passable and the design is compact. Frequent fliers with an aversion to earbuds and limited funds may want to consider them.

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Sony MDR NC7 (White)

Part Number: MDR-NC7/WHI Released: Nov. 18, 2008
MSRP: $49.99 Low Price: $102.42 See all prices

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Nov. 18, 2008
  • Color white
  • Weight 4.7 oz
  • Sound Output Mode stereo
  • Additional Features foldable
  • Type headphones
  • Headphones Form Factor ear-cup
  • Connector Type mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
About The Author

Since 2003, Jasmine France has worked at CNET covering everything from scanners to keyboards to GPS devices to MP3 players. She currently cohosts the Crave podcast and spends the majority of her time testing headphones, music software, and mobile apps.