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Sony DR-NC201IP

Foldable On-Ear Noise Canceling Headphones, DR-NC201IP are the MDR-NC200D w/ iPhone/iPod Control & Mic Cable

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The DR-NC201iP and MDR-NC200D features Sony's unique digital noise cancelling technology that automatically adjusts noise cancellation according to the level of ambient noise for consistently precise noise suppression. Reducing up to 98.2% of environmental noise, the DR-NC201iP works in tandem with built in microphones to provide the best sound attenuation. The comfortable, super soft ergonomically shaped ear cushions, padded "over-the-head" adjustable headband and light-weight design allows for extended enjoyment. With a simple press of a button VoiceOver mode activates and the iPod/iPhone/iPad states the name of the currently playing song or playlist (on enabled devices). Powered by a single AAA battery, the DR-NC201iP can provide up to 22 hours of noise cancellation and enjoyment. Or, conserve the battery and enjoy passive listening with the battery turned off. As if all of these features weren't impressive enough, the DR-NC201iP provides Full integration for iPod, iPhone and iPad. The in-line remote gives you volume and track controls for simple music navigation, and makes answering the phone a breeze.

What's In The Box?
  1. Sony MDR-NC200D/DR-NC201iP Noise Canceling Headphones
  2. Detachable iPod, iPhone, iPad Remote/Microphone Cable
  3. In-flight Plug Adapter (single/dual), Airplane Adapter
  4. AAA Battery
  5. Protective Carrying Case
  6. Owners Manual
  7. Warranty Card

Product Features:

  • The DR-NC201iP and MDR-NC200D are the same set of headphones, but the DR-NC201iP includes a bonus cable!
  • Intelligent Digital Noise Cancelling Headphones
  • Digital noise cancellation adapts to the environmental noise level for consistently precise cancellation
  • Compact and lightweight design is ideal for the traveling music lover
  • The in-line remote gives you volume and track controls (Play, Stop, Next/Prior)
  • VoiceOver mode allows the iPod, iPhone and iPad to tell you the name of the song or playlist currently playing
  • Effective passive listening allows users to preserve battery life in quiet environments
  • Unique folding system allows for quick storing and safe portability
  • Made for iPhone, iPod, and iPad (This model is like the MDR-NC200D, but it includes an iPhone cable with Microphone and Remote)
  • Powered by a single AAA battery, the DR-NC201iP offers up to 22 hours of listening enjoyment
  • Travel carrying case, in-flight plug adapter and AAA battery (Included)
  • This is the Apple Control Version of the MDR-NC200D
Technical Specifications
  • Speaker Type: Dynamic Driver
  • Driver Size: 40mm
  • Acoustic Design: Closed Back
  • Magnet Type: Neodymium
  • Frequency response: 8 Hz - 23,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 103 dB/mW (when power is on), 102 dB/mW (when power is off)
  • Impedance: 68 Ohms at 1kHz(power on); 35 Ohms at 1kHz(power off)
  • Power Handling Capacity: 50mW
  • Power Supply: AAA Battery
  • Battery Life: Up to 22 hours
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Sony MDR-NC200D)

Sonic Electronix Insights

Comfort & Ergonomics
How comfortable the headphones are to wear
Overall Audio Quality
How the headphones sound
Hip-Hop, Rap, EDM, Dubstep & Pop Optimized
How well the headphones perform for hip-hop, rap, EDM, dubstep and pop music genres.
Rock & Alternative Optimized
How well the headphones perform for rock and alternative music genres.
Instrumental & Classical Optimized
How well the headphones perform for instrumental and classical music genres.
Optimized for All Genres
How well the headphones perform for all music genres.
Build Quality
Construction quality of the headphones
Design
Overall design of the headphones
Isolation
How well the headphones seal your ears from the surrounding environment.

Headphone Design

Headphone Type

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.

On-Ear
Headband 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.

Over the Head
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
Headphone Application

This is the application that the headphones are designed for. Each application has unique features that make it perfect for particular uses.

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.

Gaming
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!

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

Home/Office:
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.

Sports:
Designed for active use. These headphones are made to stay in (or on) the ear during workouts. Whether you frequent the gym or go running outside in the fresh air, these active style headphones will be your best friend.

Kids:
Kids headphones feature noise limiting technology so that your little ones don't damage their ears listening to music too loud.

On-the-Go:
Anyone who is always on the go wants a pair of headphones that can keep up with them. On-the-go headphones are lightweight and often fold up for easy storage and portability so that you can take them with you anywhere.

Studio:
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.

Traveler/Airplane:
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.

Traveler/Airplane

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
Device Controls & Compatibility
Refers to the devices the in-line controls are compatible with.
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.
Yes
Smartphone/Tablet App Available
These headphones have a companion app available from the manufacturer. These apps are generally available on both the Google Play Store and iTunes for Android and iPhone use. They usually include an equalizer and other controls to give you complete control over your music.
Equalizer/Tunable
This means the sound of these headphones can be customized to your listening preference through either an app or on-board controls.
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
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.
Yes
Bluetooth Version Compatibility
Which version of Bluetooth the device is compatible with. Is it important that the both devices being paired are the same version of Bluetooth. For example, a Bluetooth version 2.0 cell phone can be paired with a compatible version 2.0 headset.
aptX Codec
Refers to whether these headphones feature aptX Bluetooth audio streaming.
Jack Size
Refers to whether the headphones use a 3.5mm or 1/4" headphone jack connection.
Jack Angle
Straight Jack: Straight plug with no angle. Angled Jack: Angled plug, usually a 90 degree angle.
Included Adapters
Refers to the connection adapters included with the headphones.
Detachable Cable
Refers to whether the cable can detach from the headphones.
Color Shades
Primary color shades of the headphones
Material
Refers to materials used to build the headphones
Ear Cushion/Earbud Material
Refers to the material that the ear cushions/earbuds are made from.
Replaceable Ear Cushions
Refers to whether the ear cushions can be removed and replaced on a pair of headphones
Protective Case
Refers to whether a pair of headphones come with a protective case.
Weight (oz.)
This is the weight of the unit in ounces.
Water Resistant
This refers to the level of water resistance of the fitness tracker. Some fitness trackers are water resistant and can be used while swimming, while others are only splash proof or should not be used near the water.
Child Safe
Refers to whether a pair of headphones are designed specifically for children. Child safe headphones feature volume limiting technology so that your child canít damage their ears while listening to music.
Foldable
Refers to whether a pair of headphones can be folded for easy storage/portability.
Ear Hooks
These headphones feature hooks that wrap around your ears for a secure fit.

Gaming Headphones

Compatible Systems
Refers to what system(s) these headphones are compatible with.
Wireless Type
Refers to the wireless connection type used by these headphones.
USB Connection
Refers to whether these headphones can be connected via USB.
Noise Cancelling Microphone
Refers to whether the microphone eliminates ambient noise for crystal clear conversations.
Microphone Impedance
The opposition to electric current, a higher impedance means a higher electrical resistance. This is measured in ohms.
Microphone Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the microphone will pick up (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better.
Surround Sound
Refers to the surround sound type used by the headphones.
Separate Game & Chat Volume Controls
Refers to whether the headset has separate volume controls for the game and chat channels.

Home Wireless Headphones

Hub Connection Type
Refers to how the hub connects to your home stereo system
Wireless Type
Refers to the wireless connection type used by these headphones.
Wireless Range
The maximum distance the headphones can be from the hub and still work in feet.

Audio Features

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.
68 ohms
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.
40 mm
Power Output
Refers to the power output rating (in watts) of the headphones.
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).
8 - 23000 Hz
Audiophile
Refers to whether these headphones are considered audiophile-grade listening.
Built-in Amplifier
This refers to whether the headphones have an amplifier built-in.
Amplifier Recommended
This refers to whether a separate headphone amplifier is recommended for use with these headphones
Pass Throughs
Refers to whether a pair of headphones has an output to connect to another pair of headphones.

Sound Signature

Sound Staging & Imaging
Clarity/Detail
Tone/Timbre
Bass
Refers to the bass performance of the headphones. Rated from Light bass to extreme bass.
Bass Detail
Refers to the bass output quality. Loose bass is more boomy and loud where as tight bass is more about bass quality.

What is in the Box?

Main Product
What is the main product in the box?
Accessories
Accessories included with the headphones
Paperwork
What paperwork comes with the product?

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
20%
4 Star
80%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
3.8
Value
4.4
Features
4.6
Design
4.0
Usability
4.4
sailer

Medford, NJ

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Value
Features
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Great earphones!

September 17, 2013

I purchased these noise canceling earphones specifically for long airline flights but I don't travel that often and therefore I didn't want to spend hundreds of dollars. I couldn't be happier with my purchase! They fold up and fit into a smaller case than the more expensive ones. The noise canceling function is really very good - well worth the price! The "i" feature allows you to control the volume with the control on the cord on iPods or iPhones. I'm very satisfied!

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Eagle Eye

Canada

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Does the job

April 16, 2014

As an on-ear set it does not dampen ambient noise as around-ear models but active noise suppression is good.

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conde

caracas venezuela

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good option

May 23, 2013

it has very good sound and noise reduction.. not very big, but foldable and easy to carry. the handsfree cable for the phone is very useful.. it's comfortable to wear. i recommend it

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Antonio

Chile

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Excellent Product!

October 4, 2013

This headphone operates really well. Music can be heard clearly in the subway, that is what I was looking for.


Delivery was on time.

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justin

Canada

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Sony DR-NC201IP (DRNC201iP) Noise Cancelling Headphones Headset

June 17, 2013

I am happy to recommend this product based on the clear crisp treble and mid-range sound quality. However, it lacks bass, even for those like me who do not like heavy bass.
For the price, the sound noise cancelling are good.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

DR-NC201IP

UPC

027242838062

Weight

1.00lb

Internal SKU

drnc201ip

Internal Product ID

60399

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: Sony DR-NC201IP