Editors Liked

  • The Sony MDR-NC200Ds are compact noise-canceling headphones with a creative design, deep bass, and adequate noise cancellation. The headphones fold up to fit into a convenient carrying case and can still play music without the noise cancellation engaged
  • Effective active noise cancellation, comfortable fit
  • Highly effective noise cancellation that auto-adjusts to your environment, Comfortable for long-term listening, Detachable (and thus replaceable) cable

Editors Didn't Like

  • Slight, but audible hiss with noise canceling on, and the headphones lack an integrated microphone for making calls
  • Detectable active noise cancellation, EQ needed to compensate for muddy sound
  • Distorts badly on bass-heavy songs when noise cancellation is engaged, Uses triple-A battery despite ample room for a rechargeable compartment