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Pioneer SE-NC31C-K (Black)

Active Noise Cancelling Earbuds Stereo In-Ear Headphones with 120 Hour Battery Playback

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What's In The Box?
  1. Pioneer Noise Canceling Earbuds
  2. Protective Travel Pouch
  3. Airline (Airplane) Adapter
  4. 4 Pairs Replacement Earbud Eartips (XS/S/M/L x2)
  5. 1 x "AAA" Battery
  6. Owners Manual
  7. Warranty Information

Product Features:

  • Compact In-ear Headphones with Active Noise Cancellation
    • Discreet in-ear design fits comfortably with provided mixed size ear tips for a snug, yet comfortable fit
  • Active Noise Cancelling
    • Noise Cancellation Removes Up to 90% of Unwanted Sound, and Ambient Noises
  • Up to 120 Hours Off 1 AAA Battery
    • Enjoy up to 120 hours of continuous silence, premium audio playback, so you can relax and enjoy your music
  • In-Line Power Switch & Monitor Button
    • Select appropriate noise canceling settings and power for battery preservation
    • Immediately mute music and turn noise cancellation off for monitoring outside world
  • Powerful 14.3mm Drivers
    • Large speaker drivers deliver incredibly deep bass, full mids, and clear highs
  • Includes Travel Pouch and Airline Adapter
    • The complete travel kit is included, so everything you need for your next business trip, or visit home is right in the box
  • Primary Color: Black
  • Also Found As: Pioneer SE-NC31CK, SE-NC31C Black, SENC31CK
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Technical Specifications

  • Speaker Type: Dynamic Driver
  • Driver Size: 14.3mm
  • Frequency Response: 5 Hz - 16,000 Hz
  • Impedance:
    • Noise Cancellation ON: 32.5 Ω
    • Noise Cancellation OFF: 18.5 Ω
  • Maximum Input Power: 10 mW
  • Sensitivity:
    • Noise Cancellation ON: 103 dB
    • Noise Cancellation OFF: 105 dB
  • Power:
    • Supply: Battery
    • Battery Type: AAA Type, Quantity 1
    • Battery Playback: Up to 120 Hours
  • Cable
    • Length: 4.62 Feet (1.4 Meters)
    • Detachable: No
  • Connector: 3.5 mm Gold Plated Stereo Audio (1/8 Inch Mini Jack)
  • Approximate Weight: 28 Grams or 1 Ounce (without Battery)

Headphone Design

Headphone Type

Headphone type refers to the construction of the headphones.

Around the Ear means that the headphones wrap around the ear to provide a secure fit. This is most often seen in active and sports headphones.

Around the Neck means that the headphones wrap around the neck. This is also seen in active and sports headphones.

Earbuds means that the right and left sides of the headphones are separated and will fit securely into the ear. These are small, compact, and user friendly.

Over the Head headphones mean that the right and left speakers are connected with a support that goes over the head and rests on top. This is the typical headphone type.

Earbuds
Earpiece Design

This is the design of the earpieces on the headphones. Some headphones go inside the ear, while others rest on the outside of the ear. This helps you know exactly what type of headphones you will be receiving.

In-Ear: The ear buds go into the ear. Most often, the right and left ear buds are two separate pieces.

Enclosed-Ear: Usually are found on the larger headphones. They rest on top of the ear and have padding for comfort, as well as enclosing the ear to the speaker. This type of headphone helps to filter out surrounding noise.

On-Ear: This type of headphone involves the speaker sitting gently on the ear without going in the ear or sealing it off.

In-Ear
Specifically For
Some headphones can use an IR Transmitter in your vehicle, while some can be plugged into your media device and be used on the go or at home.
Home/Portable
Lifestyle

This is the lifestyle that the headphones are designed for. Each style has unique features that make it perfect for particular people.

Athlete:
Designed for those that are active. These headphones are made to stay in the ear during workouts. Whether you frequent the gym a lot or go running outside in the fresh air, these active style headphones will be your best friend.

Audiophile:
For those that need the best in music quality. These audiophile headphones are engineered to produce high fidelity and accurate audio replication.

DJ:
Disc Jockeys (DJs) require a special type of headphone that can meet their professional needs. These headphones are durable, loud, and will often allow for one ear listening.

Fashion Enthusiast:
For those that want to make a fashion statement with their headphones. Not only are these headphones designed with great sound quality in mind, but also great looks!

Gamer
This lifestyle speaks for itself! If you love video games and want a pair of headphones that will deliver explosive sound and allow you to communicate with others, this is where you need to shop!

Music Lover:
These headphones are made to sound great. They are designed to produce rich, brilliant sounds that will play your music in a manner that the artists would appreciate. These headphones are for those that love music.

Musical Production / Recording Artists:
You're a music creator. Whether you're producing and mixing it down or in the studio recording yourself, you need a pair of headphones that will reproduce the music perfectly without any coloration. Look here for reference quality studio monitoring headphones.

Student:
Headphones need to be affordable and durable to keep up with the student lifestyle. A variety of styles can be considered a pair of student headphones.

Traveler:
Those that often find themselves on planes or on the road a lot. These headphones are compact, lightweight, and have a portable design. Some of the headphones in this lifestyle will feature noise cancellation technology that will help shut out outside noise.

Music Lover
Student
Traveler
Acoustic Principle
The basic design of the headphones. There are 3 different types: Open: Have ports that allow air through the back of the diaphragms, enabling the headphones to sound like the music is coming from an outside source. Closed: Completely sealed and have no air passing through the diaphragms. Sounds like you are in a closed off room. Semi-open: Have slots or ports in the back of the cup and are partially open. This allows for a mixed sound between an open and closed headphone.
Closed

General Features

Noise-Canceling
Noise Reduction technology removes unwanted noise from a signal. Background or ambient noise can be removed to produce clearer speech and enhanced hearing. Typically these Active Noise Canceling (ANC) headphones are powered and use batteries to activate the noise canceling technology. Also referred to as Noise Reduction or Noise Cancellation.
Yes
Headphone Connection
This is how the headphones connect to the audio source.

Corded means that the headphones use a cord to transfer the audio signal.

Wireless means that the audio signal is transmitted wirelessly to the headphones.

Corded
1/4" Stereo Jack Adapter
Some headphones will come with a 1/4" stereo jack adapter to connect the usual 3.5mm jack to a 1/4" stereo plug.

1/4" Stereo jack is a larger audio jack that select electronics have.

No
Volume Adjustment
Volume Adjustment means that the headphone (independent of the source) can adjust the playback volume. Many headphones and ear buds have in-line volume control, which allows adjusting the audible volume from a switch on the headphones cord. Other headphones have a volume knob on the headphone can.
No
Built-In Microphone
This means that the headphones or earbuds have a built-in microphone. This can be a microphone on the cord, built into the headphone, or even a boom microphone. These mics can be used for music devices like iPods, for Smartphones to make and receive calls, or for gaming purposes.
No
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
5 - 16000 Hz
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
103 dB
Driver Size
This refers to the diameter of the driver (speaker) on each side of the headphone.
14.3 mm
Driver Type
The physical design of the driver in the headphones.
Dynamic
Impedance
The opposition to electric current, a higher impedance means a higher electrical resistance. This is measured in ohms.
32 ohms
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
Black
Secondary Color
A color that compliments the main color of the product.
Silver

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
64%
4 Star
23%
3 Star
14%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.3
Value
4.5
Features
4.4
Design
4.4
Usability
4.8

Matt

Australia

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Pioneer SE-NC31C-K

December 9, 2012

Work pretty well on an airplane. Slight electrical hiss when noise cancelling. Decent sound, better lows than highs.

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matt

Australia

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great highly recommended

November 12, 2012

great product. greatly reduces the amount of background noise when noise canceling is active. is is especially good for low frequency sounds eg when in a bus, on a plane or in a car.

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David

Great Britain

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superb noise cancelling phones

August 23, 2014

Excellent performance for the money.Very good sound quality no hiss noise cancelling works well

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arun

orange,ca

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Excellent Pioneer Headphones

January 24, 2014

Had a lot of headphones in the past, the bass response for these little headphones is incredible in addition to crisp mids and highs. Better than most brands out there for in ear style head phones. has a on/off sw so must be careful to turn off.

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Don

Sun City Center, Florida

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My second set

January 18, 2014

This is the second set of these that I have purchased. I left my first on a plane and I am absolutely sure that whoever found them loves them. What I like best is the they turn off all the noise of airplane sounds and allow me to enjoy the audio books I listen to. Do not hesitate to purchase these. They work really well.

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Dezzertfox

Canada

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Excellent value

January 9, 2014

Excellent product for price point. Solid pioneer product as usual.

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Rudy

Canada

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Nice buds

January 8, 2014

These earbuds sound great for the price when they're on sale. The sound has clear punch and edge. I haven't had a chance to use them outside yet so I can't comment on its noise cancelling feature. I would definitely recommend these

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Edward P

Des Moines, IA

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Excellent Performance

January 2, 2014

These ear buds to the trick. Small and easy to transport and they block out the low end rumble of airline travel. Easy to operate and use. They made my 4 hour flight much more peaceful. One AAA battery is all the power supply they need but make sure you use your own new battery and not the one that comes with it. Great value for the price.

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Idon

Israel

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Pioneer SE-NC31C-K

December 9, 2013

The sound quality is quite good and the isolation is excellent. Doesn't seem like the supressing machanism is working well.

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PAN

Norway

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Great value

November 10, 2013

Great value. Sound great and fit my ears . Noise reduction is significant. Easy to bring .

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Igor

Philadelphia

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Exceptional product

October 7, 2013

Working great in noisy environment. Perfectly canceling monophonic sound like street, engine (best result in air jets IMHO), even rain noises, Ideal fit for travelers. One more thing. You can not even use any music players. Just put the earbuds and turn the switch on. You will be pleasantly surprised. It`s not a grave silence but ambient noise is hardly noticed. And be realistic. Don`t expect any magic.

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Pete

Australia

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Great product

September 29, 2013

These are great value for money. For airplane travel they are what i would class as essential. They really remove almost all of that plane "drone" noise. Highly recommend them.

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John

Oregon

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Great

September 20, 2013

Bought these because I own another pair, but my wife often is using them when I want them. I have other "noise canceling" ear buds that don't work nearly as well. These nearly silence any fan noises, the refrigerator running or any other constant sounds. Work great while mowing also. It is a bit surprising what background noises there are in a room. The fit is comfortable and the battery lasts a long time.

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apuole

Russian Federation

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Nice surprise.

September 18, 2013

Small effective headphones, not 20-20 000 Hz. Nevertheless metro sound goes down and music up, no bass but small speakers. Also my ears feel cool as not covered at all. Can be useful for anyone on train or plane.

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traveler

Canada

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ok, I guess.

September 18, 2013

They are comfortable, they do cancel some noise when turned on, but I still found it hard to hear on an airplane. I have a cheap pair of plain earabids that actually work as well, without any noise cancelling.

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Dusty

Franklinville, NY

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Works Perfectly

September 18, 2013

This product was purchased for its noise cancelling ability so I can not rate it as a musical device. Its intended purpose was to quiet wind noise on long motorcycle trips. Used under a full face helmet on a fully fared sport-touring motorcycle these work better than expected. Wind noise is greatly decrease but tell-tail from the bike, sirens and horns can still be heard.

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JOHNO

Australia

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August 9, 2013

Great pair for the price. The noise cancelling feature is quite good compared to others in the price range. The sound quality is ok but not excellent. Wouldn't recommend it to daily users but is a must have for frequent flyers/travelers.

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Chudi

Switzerland

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Great sound

June 24, 2013

Very good sound quality and nice noise cancelling. I use it a lot while beeing on a plane.

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tj

ny ny

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Great Product

June 5, 2013

Never been happier to find a small in-ear that eliminates unnecessary noises in my travels; air & train. I recommend it.

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Marcus

Brazil

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Good

May 29, 2013

Good active noise cancelling for the price, nice design, and isolate well the external sound with a good fit too, even without turning it on. By the way that's another good feature - it also works without batteries or turned off, as a regular earbud.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

SE-NC31C-K

UPC

884938125178

Weight

0.20lbs

Internal SKU

senc31ck

Internal Product ID

46557

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Pioneer SE-NC31C-K (Black)