Blackbox launch C18 noise-cancelling earphones

Blackbox have today announced the launch of their C18 noise-cancelling earphones. Packing in the same kind of high-end tech that leaves your tunes uninterrupted by the outside world as some more expensive earphones, the C18's will generously set you back…

Genius launch GHP-04NC noise-cancelling headphones

Genius have today launched the GHP-04NC noise-cancelling headphones. Running off of two AAA batteries, you'll get 50 hours of continuous playback from the headphones with the noise cancelling tech turned on, meaning that your tunes wont get interrupted by external…

SHINY VIDEO REVIEW: Noise-proof headphones test

Annoyed with your current headphones? Bothered by people yapping and eating Rice Crispies on the bus in the morning, and need to replace the crappy pair of earbuds that came bundled with your MP3 player? You need to see this video.

Lucy, Zara and I tested out some of the noise cancelling and noise isolating earphones on the market. Dan made some noise. You can see the results above – the Shure SE102s won out, thanks to their low price and extreme effectiveness. Highly recommended.

Shure SE102s

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Sony announces MDR-NC500D headphones, world's first digital noise-cancelling pair


Another product to add to the ‘world’s first’ category, Sony claims these MDR-NC500D headphones are the world’s first digital noise-cancelling pair.

With 99% of ambient noise cut out supposedly (although that’s based on ‘Sony’s measurement standards’ apparently), they use digital technology with Artificial Intelligence, with an internal processor adapting the level of cancellation dependent on the outside noise. The ‘AI Mode’ button lets you choose from three cancellation modes, alternatively press down and hold…