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Sony Noise Canceling Black Headphones - MDR-NC8/BLK

Abt Model: MDRNC8BK | UPC Code: 027242847477
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Up To 90 Percent Ambient Noise Reduction/ 30mm Drivers And Neodymium Magnets/ Passive Mode/ Foldable, Swivel Design/ Up To 80 Hours Battery Life/ Black Finish
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Sony Noise Canceling Black Headphones, Model MDRNC8BK

Perfect for travelers these Sony noise canceling headphones deliver remarkable noise reduction with vivid audio. While soft earpads provide long-term comfort, the folding design, stows conveniently in a carry-on. Thanks to Sony signal processing technology, ambient noise from the office, airplanes and trains is reduced by up to 90 percent.


  • Noise Canceling
    Enjoy an immersive and peaceful listening experience without all of the noise. NC8 headphones reduce up to 90% ambient noise when noise canceling circuit is activated
  • 30mm Driver Units
    30mm drivers with neodymium magnets deliver powerful bass and clear treble
  • Passive Listening
    Should your battery run out and you don’t have a spare, you can still listen without the noise canceling activated
  • Lasting Comfort
    The lightweight, super soft on-ear design allows for comfortable wearing over long periods of time. Ergonomically shaped flexible earpads and the adjustable headband also allow for a proper fit, making them a great companion on long flights
  • Dual Folding Design
    Compact for portability yet affording listening flexibility, the dual-folding design affords for easy portability
  • Battery Life
    A single AAA battery provides up to 80 hours of listening time
  • Accessories
    In-flight plug adapter and AAA battery included



  • Driver Unit: 30 mm, Dynamic, closed, dome-type
  • Frequency Response: 30 - 20,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 17 ohms at 1 kHz (when power is on) 19 ohms at 1 kHz (when power is off)
  • Noise Level: ON/OFF switch on ear-cup
  • Sensitivity (db): 95 dB/mW (when power is on) 98 dB/mW (when power is off)
  • Ear Cups: Yes


  • Noise Reduction: Total noise suppression - Approx: 10 dB (when power is on)


  • Design: Supra-Aural, noise canceling
  • Headband: Yes
  • Magnet: Neodymium
  • Plug: Gold-plated, L-shaped stereo mini plug
  • Type of Use: Noise canceling


  • Cord: 47-1/4" (1.2 m) Single-Sided OFC Litz Cord


  • Power Handling Capacity: 50 mW

In The Box:

  • In-flight plug adapter (single/dual)
  • Sony R03 (size AAA) battery
  • Operating Instructions
  • Warranty Card

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 6 oz
  • Shipping: 1 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
More reasons to buy the Sony MDR-NC8/BLK from Abt Electronics
  • is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Sony MDR-NC8/BLK is Brand New.
  • The Sony MDR-NC8/BLK Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
Wired Or WirelessWired
Ideal For Sports/WorkoutsNo
iPod ControlsNo
Mobile Phone ControlsNo
Sound IsolatingYes
Noise CancelingYes
Power SwitchYes
Volume ControlNo


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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.


  • Comfortable (6)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Lightweight (5)


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Most Liked Positive Review


Classic Sony: Great Sound + Comfort

I've owned two pairs of V6 headphones over the last 10 years and they've been some of the best investments I've ever made. I use my nice pair for desktop listening, while my aged...Read complete review

I've owned two pairs of V6 headphones over the last 10 years and they've been some of the best investments I've ever made. I use my nice pair for desktop listening, while my aged beater pair with crumbling foam earpads (hey, they're nearly 10-years old and have seen thousands of hours of use) are used exclusively for the garage. Sound quality is solid, great bass and clear mids and highs...comfort is wonderful, but any headphone can become irritating when worn for eight hours straight. The coiled cord is also a bonus for desktop use, it lets you swivel around in your chair without excess cord getting caught up in your chair's wheels.


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Very disappointed in this purchase.

These headphones really were a waste of money :|. I suppose it's partially my fault for having bought them in a rush and not reading that they require a battery for optimum performance....Read complete review

These headphones really were a waste of money :|. I suppose it's partially my fault for having bought them in a rush and not reading that they require a battery for optimum performance. Come on, that's just ridiculous. They claim it's for the "noise cancelling" function; which it accomplishes to a small degree. However, noise cancellation is less important to me for home listening than ovrall sound quality. You can buy a pair of vic firth headphones for the same price that perform better in both sound quality and noise cancellation. In addition to the sheer inconvenience of having to replace the headphones' batteries, the battery life itself is relatively short. I've had them for just under a month and have had to replace batteries twice already with 2-4 hours of use per day. My biggest complaint above all others, however, is that they simply are not durable at all. Just this afternoon, the tiny piece of plastic holding the left bearing in place simpy snapped, and the headphones no longer function as a single unit. I didn't drop them, I didn't misuse them, it simply popped off while I was wearing them on my head. Boy, was I angry! The cable itself is very delicate as well. I can tell that this is a pair of headphones whose terminator will start to short after maybe 6 months. My advice to a prospective buyer would be to consider, instead, purchasing the Sony MDR-V150. For $20 less you'll get well made, durable and great sounding headphones. Mine lasted me 3 years which is longer than any single pair of headphones has ever lasted me. They are much more aptly suited to any listening task; be it home music listening or even studio monitoring. In sumation, I would advise AGAINST purchasing these headphones!

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Good sound & comfort but cord too short


from 89510

This headset has the best sound quality of any PC headset I've purchased. Comfort is very good too if you remove your earrings. But the cord is too short! No other headset I've bought had a cord that was too short. And there is nothing about the cord length in the specifications on the packaging or the Sony website. Now I need an extension cord (or preferably an extension cord with splitter for going back & forth between PC speakers and headset), and I don't know what to get because there are no plug size specifications to be found on the packaging or Sony website, either!!! If I included the packaging and specifications issues in my score, I'd give this product a 2, not a 4.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


I am happy with earphones.


from Darby, Pa.

These earphones are very good for the money . l pay a $100 for JBL E40. Sony was just as good. The volume was better than E40.




from Spring, TX 77379, USA

I bought These 2 years ago and I compared them to the pair of Beat i have and the sound quality just blew me away. Better then beats!!!


the sound blew out after 3 months of gentle use


from Undisclosed

After using these headphones for only three months, I was walking along listening to music and suddenly the sound blew out of the right side. Until then they had been great, but I was hoping they'd last longer than three months! Now only the left headphone works.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Noise cancelling Headphones


from 93618

I bought these to use at the gym. They play loud rock music while providing television on most cardiovascular equipment. The set works well except for the occasional 5th umpire noise. Support was extremely helpful and it seems my cell 0hone was causing 8th reference when downloading a message or email. The result was I 0urchased a second set to have in stand by just 8th case.


perfect fit


from corona ca

Love it sound is incredible only flaw is the cord attached to both ear cups wish it was only on one side but other then that its great


Good item


from Undisclosed

I like it. Good quality. Just a but uncomfortable if you have earings in your ears because head phones press your ears. Besides that -enjoying it!


Not a good purchase


from 22902

They were too heavy on my head,and caused alot of sweating.I gave them away.


Great headphone


from Davison, MI 48423, USA

Sounds great and cancels ambient noise for the price you cant beat them

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Good while it lasted


from Undisclosed

This was a good product, but after 4 months one of the sides stopped working so i was left with one functioning earpiece. Overall good but quality could be s little bit better

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