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Denon's pricey, feature-packed Globe Cruiser (pictures)

The $499.99 Denon Globe Cruiser AH-NCW500 strives to kill background noise, and links to smartphones over Bluetooth to play stereo audio and take hands-free calls.

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Large and in charge

It's hard to ignore the large size of the Denon Globe Cruiser AH-NCW500.
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A set of audio pillows

Unlike many headphones, the Denon Globe Cruiser AH-NCW500 use an on-ear design. Thankfully the device's earpads are soft and comfortable.
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Dial up some sound

The Denon Globe Cruiser AH-NCW500 sports a plastic design and large dials on both earcups.
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Twist up the volume

On the Denon Globe Cruiser AH-NCW500's right side is a dial you rotate to control volume.
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Tiny power and port

Under the right earpiece sits the Denon Globe Cruiser AH-NCW500's Micro-USB port and small power button.
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Accesories to globally cruise

Denon also bundles some accessories with the Globe Cruiser AH-NCW500. Shown here are a two-pronged adapter and Micro-USB cable. Included as well is a headphone cord to use the device without Bluetooth.
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A handsome case

The Denon Globe Cruiser AH-NCW500 comes with a nice carry case that holds the headphones plus its accessories.
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Headphone shock absorbers

Each earpiece is housed in a frame that lets it pivot for maximum comfort, almost like headphone shock absorbers.

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