Able Planet NC200B Active Noise Cancelling Headphones

On-Ear Foldable Active Noise Cancelling Headphones w/ Linx Audio


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Able Planet NC200B

Finding that perfect pair of traveling headphones has never been easier. The Able Planet NC200B are designed with the traveler in mind. No matter where you are or how noisy the environment is, you will be able to enjoy your music with clarity. Included in the package is a soft carrying pouch to protect your headphones. Whether you are the student that is trying to study or the businessman flying across the country, the Able Planet NC200B active noise cancelling headphone will become your best friend.

Maximum Portability with the Traveler In-Mind

Able Planet NC200B

Ideal for the traveler, student or music lover. The latest technology and convenient foldable size. The NC200B features an adjustable headband, superior sound quality and clarity, patented LINX AUDIO technology, in-line volume control for easy adjustment to safe listening levels (no more hunting for the volume control) and state-of-the-art active noise cancellation (ANC). With over 26 International CES and CTIA awards, the sound quality will delight even the most discernible ear.

Product Features:

  • Wired Lightweight Stereo Headphones
  • Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) technology reduces the amount of outside noise while listening
  • Features Award-Winning Patented LINX AUDIO Hear the Difference technology
  • Over-ear design sits comfortably around the ears
  • Tangle-free cable design with in-line volume control
  • In-Line volume control for easy adjustment to safe listening levels
  • Adjustable and foldable headband for comfortable listening sessions and easy transportation
  • Designed with a snug fit for active people
  • Great for casual listening, traveling, airports, and other noisy locations
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Product Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 115dB (off), 121dB (on)
  • Plug Size: 1/8" (3.5mm)

What's in the Box?

  1. Able Planet NC200B Headphones
  2. 1/4" Home Stereo Adaptor
  3. AAA Battery
  4. Soft carrying pouch

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.

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.
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: These headphones are durable, loud, and will often allow for one ear listening.

Gaming Delivers explosive sound and allows you to communicate with others.

Home Hi-Fi: These audiophile headphones are engineered to produce high fidelity and accurate audio.

Home/Office: These headphones are designed to produce rich, brilliant sounds that the artists would appreciate.

Sports: Designed for active use. These headphones are made to stay in (or on) the ear during workouts.

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

On-the-Go: On-the-go headphones are lightweight and often fold up for easy storage and portability.

Student: Compact and rugged enough to survive life in a backpack; inexpensive enough to not hurt the wallet of a student.

Studio: Reproduce music perfectly without any coloration. Look here for reference quality studio monitoring headphones.

Traveler/Airplane: These headphones are compact, lightweight, and have a portable design.

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.


General Features

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.
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.
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.

Bluetooth means that the audio signal is transmitted from your device to the headphones via a Bluetooth connection.

Corded or Bluetooth means that the headphones can be used as corded headphones or as Bluetooth headphones. They have an input in one or both earcups for use as a corded headphone while they also have a built-in battery for use as Bluetooth wireless headphones.

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

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.
Connector Type
The type of connection the headphones use to connect to receive the audio signal from a music source. Traditional headphones use an analog 3.5mm headphone jack. Newer technology has allowed digital signals to be sent directly to the headphone using an Apple Lightning or USB-C cable.
Jack Size
Refers to whether the headphones use a 3.5mm or 1/4" headphone jack connection.
Jack Angle

The Jack Angle refers to the angle of the input jack on the headphone cable.

Straight Jack: Straight plug with no angle.

Angled Jack: Angled plug, usually a 90 degree angle.

Swivel Jack: A swivel jack is able to swivel between a straight plug and an angled plug.

Angled Jack
Included Adapters
Refers to the connection adapters included with the headphones like 3.5mm or 1/4" input adapter as well as airplane adapters that let you use your headphones with airplane specific headphone jacks.
1/4" Adapter
Color Shades
Primary color shades of the headphones.
Refers to materials used to build the headphones. Most headphones are built from some combination of plastic and metal to give you a durable pair of headphones.
Protective Case
Refers to whether a pair of headphones come with a protective case.
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.
Refers to whether a pair of headphones can be folded up. These headphones feature hinges in the frame above the earcups that allow the headphones to neatly fold into a much more manageable size. Folding headphones are perfect for anyone who spends a lot of time traveling and needs a compact pair of headphones that can fit in their bags.

Audio Features

Driver Type

The physical design of the driver in the headphones.

Balanced Armature:
A balanced armature driver uses a coil wrapped around an armature which is held in between two magnets until it is stimulated by an electrical current. When stimulated, this armature is magnetized which causes it to rotate one way or the other around a pivot point which moves the diaphragm to create sound. Balanced armature driver headphones are generally earbuds and can have multiple drivers in each earbud.

Dynamic drivers are the most common driver type. They feature a permanent magnet, usually neodymium, a voice coil and a conical diaphragm to drive your music. A dynamic headphone driver looks pretty much identical to any typical home theater speaker.

Electrostatic drivers are made up of an extremely thin membrane, usually a coated PET film, stretched between two metal plates. An electrical signal is applied to the metal plates to create an electrical field which, depending on its polarity, draws the speaker diaphragm toward one of the plates which forces air through the perforations in the diaphragm which generates the sound wave.

Planar Magnetic:
A planar magnetic driver is made up of a large membrane suspended between two sets of oppositely aligned magnets. An electric charge is applied to the membrane to induce movement and produce sound waves.

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".
115 dB
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).
20 - 20000 Hz
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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 a specific pair of headphones. It is highly recommended that any headphone with an impedance greater than 100 ohms be amplified.

What is in the Box?

Main Product
The main product in the box.
Able Planet NC200B Headphones
Accessories included with the headphones
1/4" Adapter
Replacement Battery
Paperwork included with the product.
User manual
Warranty/Registration card

Warranty and Return Policy

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

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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:Review of Able Planet NC200B

August 15, 2014

These are fine phones and the links audio adds a degree of clarity particularly forspoken word. The noise cancelling is a nice feature that enables a quiet space to listen to fine musical detail. With or without the NC turned on these are good phones. The in line volume control allows another important control of volume which can be used to control to an optimal level the quality of sound which varies with volume.

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Houston, TX

Very Nice NR Headphones

August 11, 2014

I use these to watch iPad movies while inflight. They fold into a manageable size. Have used Bose and these work just fine for a lot less jack. Very happy with this headphone.

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Salisbury MD

Able Planet

August 22, 2014

Great headphones for the price, noise cancelling works well and has great sound

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Atlanta, GA

Great Value!

August 4, 2014

These are great! I can't believe how affordable they are for noise cancelling headphones! I compared them to my spouse's Sony's that are $200 (new) and they do just as well!

The only negative I can say is that they fit a little snug. Maybe they will loosen up as I continue to use them.

Love that they fold up!

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Hibbing, MN

Great !

October 7, 2014

Great product and great price! Fast shipping! My listening pleasure has even got better with these head phones!

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san francisco

Great headphones for the price

March 26, 2015

These headphones are a really good deal. They were recommended by a friend of mine and turned out to be everything she said. They're comfortable and filter out external noise extremely well. I've worn them for hours at a time with no discomfort. The detachable line comes with an inline volume switch positioned about a foot below your chin. A triple "A" battery is required, and a red indicator light glares when the unit is switched on. This light is easily missed if you're not paying attention, and it is therefore easy to inadvertently leave the unit on. The big plus to these things is that they can be found on line, often with free shipping for less than 30 bucks.

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Small but Good

May 12, 2015

Great sound for a compact unit. Easy to use. Very Happy

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Sonic Electronix Store
Great Reviews. Excellent Price Point Upcoming Overseas trip. Look very similar to my 10 year old set that was great when new.
Richard U on Sep 14, 2015
I looked at reviews and (fingers crossed!) they'll turn out to be a great value.
Todd Y on Sep 11, 2015
Just what I need for the right price!
Jasiel d on Sep 13, 2015
Have 2 sets already - at this price I keep a couple of spares around as I beat them up on the planes traveling each week - they sound a good as Sony and bose - cost a heck of a lot less - 1 year warrant. but don't try and collect - Able P is terrible - just pich em
Jeff P on Apr 29, 2015

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