rate 3.3
  • Brand: Sony
  • Category: Headphones
  • sensitivity: 98 dB
  • freq response: 10 Hz - 22 kHz

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Sony MDR-NC13 Noise Canceling EarbudsSlip away intoa quiet, personal listening environment with these noise canceling earbuds that reduce 90 percent of ambient noise. Whether you're traveling on the road, working in the office, or relaxing at home, the MDR-NC13 noise canceling earbuds provide a superb listening experience by reducing 90 percent of ambient noise. A perfect companion to your MP3 player, you'll enjoy studio-quality audio via neodymium magnets and 13.5mm driver units. There's also a convenient monitor switch that allows you to minimize your audio and listen to conversation. Weighing only 1.1 ounces, these lightweight, verticalstyle earbuds are designed to sit comfortably in your ear. Additional features include a gold-plated, L type stereo mini plug, in-flight plug adapter3 and supplied carrying pouch.
  • 13.5mm driver unit, 100 hour battery life (AAA Alkaline), hybrid earbuds (S/M/L)
  • Reduces ambient noise by up to 87%
  • Incredible 100 hours listening time
  • Designed for wearing comfort
Brand Sony
Model MDR-NC13
UPC 027242268425, 027242805088, 027242805101, 4905524700787, 813403014549
Fit Design In-Ear only
Earpiece Design Canal Earbud (In Ear Canal)
Sensitivity 98 dB
Frequency Response 10 Hz - 22 kHz
Impedance 16 ohms
Color Black
Features Noise Cancellation
Connectivity Type Wired
Noise Canceling With Noise Cancellation
Cable Length 4.92 ft
Driver Unit Size 13.5 mm
Plug Type L-shaped stereo mini plug
Weight 0.3 oz



Terrell T. Gibbs 4.0
46 of 46 people found the following review helpful
A few key points: these are genuine active noise canceling earbuds, not merely noise isolating (although they are that, too). That means that they generate "anti-noise" that cancels out ambient noise. In general, noise canceling works best with steady, low frequency noise, like the roar of a jet engine. It won't eliminate it entirely, but it will cut it down enough that you can enjoy music without cranking your player up to a dangerous volume. For me, it makes a long air flight substantially les ... s stressful. It won't cancel high frequency sounds, so it won't help much with the crying baby in the next seat (although the in-ear noise-isolating design helps a bit), and it generates a low level of high frequency hiss (probably because the phase registration of the anti-noise can't be quite perfect). Overall, I found the elimination of noise to be about as good as some middle-of-the-line over-the-ear noise canceling headphones that I've owned. More >
D. Turkmen 4.0
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
As someone who flies internationally at least twice a year, I used my Sony reward points to get these to have more comfortable flights. Upon arrival I tested at home against my laptop's fan noise that I thought somewhat similar to jet engine's humming. It didn't work. Little disappointed, I took it with me on my last flight to Tokyo. I realized how wrong I was.These earbuds will do two things: 1) They fit in your ears like earplugs to eliminate sound in your surrounding. 2) Once turned on, it wi ... ll actively cancel the incoming low-frequency noise.Noise cancellation function takes couple second to kick in after it's turned on, and I can definitely tell the difference. It will get rid of the low-frequency engine humming during flight. If you are not listening anything during the flight, do not plug the 3.5mm jack in - noise cancellation works best if there is no additional white noise/picked up static coming from the sound system. More >
Teil 4.0
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I've tried different noise cancellation earphones/headphones, overall, the headset is generally much better on the noise cancellation but you have to take the size.As the other reviewers mentioned, most of the noise reduction of this set is from the isolation. The noise cancelling does make a difference, but definitely not as dramatic as over the ear headset. Anyway, considering a nice noise cancellation headphone is big and cost a lot more, I would still give it a 4 star rating considering it's ... overall noise reduction, sound quality, and the low price More >