First Look: Decent headphones that don't stand out
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First Look: Decent headphones that don't stand out

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The Nocs NS700 Phaser headphones are decent headphones that are hurt by the fact that they don't do enough to distinguish themselves from the competition -- from either the standpoint of design or performance.

-I'm David Carnoy, executive editor for cnet.com, and I'm here with the Nocs NS 700 Phaser headphones. Nocs is a Swedish company, so there's a little bit of a Scandinavian design here though these are a fairly generic headphone in terms of the look. You've seen this look before. It does have a nice finish to it. It has kind of soft to the touch finish. These are a comfortable lightweight on your headphone. In terms of a sound profile, there really is an immediacy to 'em. They're stronger in the mid range, so you hear those vocals and they really pop. They're an aggressive headphone. So, if you don't like that type of sound, I wouldn't recommend these. But if you do like that kind of in-your-face sound, these are a headphone that certainly delivers that experience. This does have an inline remote with a microphone in it. It's an Apple friendly inline remote, so it may not work with a lot of the android phones out there at least in terms of all the functionality. They're a 100-dollar headphone, so pretty affordable. I wouldn't say these really distinguish themselves from the other 100-dollar headphones out there. I wasn't incredibly enthused about them. I do like Nocs in-ear earbud cell headphones a little bit better, so okay but not great headphone from Nocs. These are the Nocs NS 700 Phaser headphone. Thanks for watching.

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