Able Planet Noise Canceling Headphones - Closer Look, Features and Specs

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Able Planet Noise Canceling Headphones
Closer Look, Features and Specs
Noise Cancellation, Testing and Conclusion

Closer Look:

As we take a closer look at the headphones below, I've mainly used the NC500LC in the photos.  Other than the logo on the headphones themselves, they are virtually identical in outward appearance.  Sound listening is a different matter however, but let's not get ahead of ourselves.

Side Profile View
Side Profile View

 Headphones Folded
Headphones Folded


Both the NC500LC and NC500SC have a 1/8" input on the left side.  This side also holds the on/off switch and the indicator LED.  Both sets lay flat for storage and have nice padded leather headbands and ear cups for comfort.  The leather helps them "breath" although they do get a bit warm on your ears after a while due to their closed air design.  The closed design does help isolate noise and provide better bass response which is a worthy trade off in my opinion.

 Front Profile View
Front Profile View

Inside Cans
Inside Cans

 

Features & Specifications:

First, we'll quickly look at the features of each of these headphones as stated by Able Planet, then we'll cover their shared specifications.

NC500LC Headphones:

LINX AUDIO™ ADVANTAGES

  • Enhances Sound Quality
  • Improves Speech Clarity
  • Filters undesirable sound
  • Reduces distortion
  • Restricts Electromagnetic Interference
  • Increased Perceived Loudness Without Increasing Volume


SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Featuring Award-Winning Patented LINX AUDIO™-a Hear the Difference™ technology
  • State-of-the-art active noise cancellation (ANC), to reduce undesirable sounds and background noise
  • Operates as normal headphones when ANC function is turned off, or if batteries run out
  • Lightweight adjustable headband provides superior fit
  • Ideal for creating your own personal space to focus on your gaming, your music, or your studies
  • Full-size ear cups with soft cushions swivel for maximum comfort
  • In-line volume control enables easy adjustment to safe listening levels for hearing preservation
  • 6' extension cord to add length for gaming or watching TV
  • For use with interactive computer games, or listening to your favorite music.

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NC500SC Headphones:

LINX AUDIO™ ADVANTAGES

  • Award Winning Sound Quality
  • Maximum Speech Clarity
  • Filters undesirable sound
  • Reduces distortion
  • Restricts Electromagnetic Interference
  • Increased Perceived Loudness Without Increasing Volume


SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Featuring Award-Winning Patented LINX AUDIO™-a Hear the Difference™ technology
  • State-of-the-art active noise cancellation (ANC), to reduce undesirable sounds and background noise
  • Operates as normal headphones when ANC function is turned off, or if batteries run out
  • Lightweight adjustable headband provides superior fit
  • Ideal for creating your own personal space filled with clear sound or nothing at all
  • Full-size ear cups with soft cushions swivel for maximum comfort
  • In-line volume control enables easy adjustment to safe listening levels for hearing preservation
  • Removable Cord with 1/8” and 1/4” Stereo Adapters
  • For use in Computer & Language Labs, Stereos, Personal Computers, CD, DVD and MP3 Players


SOUND CLARITY provides Full Rich Sound for people with normal hearing and Enhanced Sound Clarity for individuals with mild to moderate hearing loss.

 

Even though these headphones carry a different price point and listening experience, they still share a common list of specifications.

  • Frequency Response: 20-20,000Hz
  • Sensitivity at 1KHz: 115dB (Off); 121dB (On)
  • Cord Length: 5'
  • Output Power: 30mW

 

On the last page, we'll take a listen to these headphones and see how well they do their job.