N60 NCby AKG

  • N60 NC
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A definite buy! This is among the best in its class.
88%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The noise-canceling ability of the N60 NC is utterly astounding.
  • For noise-canceling headphones, they are portable and lightweight.
  • To save battery life, the noise-canceling feature can be shut off, and the headphone still plays music.

CONS

  • Unlike some of the competition, it does not use Bluetooth.
  • The USB side of the charging cable is a little flimsy, and it's inconvenient to replace.
  • Everyone can play, pause, and skip using the headphone controls, but only iPhone users can go back a track.
The N60 NC by AKG has amazing noise-canceling power and very little in the way of flaws. It may be wired only, but it makes up for the limitation with an incredible musical range and a complex program for blocking background noise from reaching the listener. Reviewers especially liked the higher base range but said it lacked the same level of support in the lower notes. An exciting passive mode feature lets users switch off the noise-canceling ability to save battery life. A light case and flight adapter are included.
NameN60 NCQuietComfort 25Legend ANC Over-Ear HeadphonesGAME ONE PC Gaming HeadsetStudio
ManufacturerAKGBoseHouse of MarleySennheiserBeats
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Though they have met their match for sound quality on a couple of occasions, they’ve remained out on their own in terms of their sound-block…

Though they have met their match for sound quality on a couple of occasions, they’ve remained out on their own in terms of their sound-blocking ability, which has given them the edge. Read more at http://www.whathifi.com/akg/n60-nc/review#DUVS5afoBjd6h8OX.99

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The AKGs have a sleek and minimalist look thanks to the jet-black leather headband and comfy memory-foam cushions on the circular closed-bac…

The AKGs have a sleek and minimalist look thanks to the jet-black leather headband and comfy memory-foam cushions on the circular closed-back cups.

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Having tested them on a transatlantic flight and for a couple of weeks of underground and overground commuting, however, we can comfortably …

Having tested them on a transatlantic flight and for a couple of weeks of underground and overground commuting, however, we can comfortably say that they're well worth the money.

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Even if they’re not the most durable of things, it’s good to know that they can survive the tumbles and bumps of an average day.

Even if they’re not the most durable of things, it’s good to know that they can survive the tumbles and bumps of an average day.

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Worth noting, when you're running out of battery the passive isolation makes for a good substitute.

Worth noting, when you're running out of battery the passive isolation makes for a good substitute.

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The carrying case is very basic; you basically have to shove everything inside, headphones plus the two cables.

The carrying case is very basic; you basically have to shove everything inside, headphones plus the two cables.

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The N60 NC's noise cancellation circuitry does a solid job eliminating ambient room noise, and even takes out a decent amount of room chatte…

The N60 NC's noise cancellation circuitry does a solid job eliminating ambient room noise, and even takes out a decent amount of room chatter if you're surrounded by talkative coworkers or commuters.

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There were a few tech journalists handed a pair of these headphones on the same flight, who were also just as aware of what noise cancellati…

There were a few tech journalists handed a pair of these headphones on the same flight, who were also just as aware of what noise cancellation can do, and all of them were looking surprised at just how much noise these N60 headphones were eating up.

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