Linner NC50 Active Noise Canceling Earphones

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Product: Linner NC50 Active Noise Canceling Earphones 
Provided By: Linner
Price: $69.99CDN

 

Introduction:

The noise-cancellation market is chocked full of contenders that all want your money. There are some big names including Sony, Sennheiser and Bose in the mix and a lot of mainstream companies that include JBL, Audio Technica and others. Then there are a ton of smaller companies that you’ve probably never heard of – including Linner. Just because you’ve never heard of them doesn’t mean they aren’t worth listening to however. We met Linner at CES this past January, and I was impressed. It’s because of that meeting that I have the sample today and will share my thoughts.

Linner In The Box

 

Linner is a relatively new company that draws on a lot of expertise in manufacturing and from some employees that worked at other establishments. They’ve pooled their collective resources to come up with a product that promises solid sound, excellent noise cancellation and quality construction. They have other earphones and headphones on the market, but the NC50 is currently their flagship product. It offers incredible value with a street price of $69.99 currently.


NC50 Bundle

 

What you see is what you get, and you don’t get anything unnecessary. The NC50 comes with three different ear tips and ear hooks as well as a charging cable (MicroUSB), carrying case and a user guide. They are simple and don’t require a bunch of extra documentation.

 

Features & Specifications:

Special Design
Connect easily to your device via Bluetooth, provide mega bass and clear mid tones, enjoy hands-free calling thanks to the integrated microphone and wireless design.

Changing Life
Bluetooth V4.1 provides a stable paring with 2 simultaneous devices, offers you impressive sound even 10 meters away.

Quality Sound
Quality Sound with Mic: Sounds crisp and clear, better in bass. Built in mic and remote let you take calls and control your music hands free, presents you a better audio experience. Ideal for exercise, travel and international flights.

Avoid Noise
Advanced active noise canceling (ANC) technology free yourself from external noise, airplane cabin noise, city traffic or busy office by flipping the switch when you needed.

 

  • Talk time: Up to 13 hours
  • Charging port: Micro USB
  • Charging time: 2 Hours
  • Voice Prompt
  • Standby time: 400 Hours
  • Sweat proof
  • Bluetooth version: V4.1
  • Bluetooth profiles: HFP v1.6, HSP v1.2, A2DP v1.2, AVRCP v1.4
  • Operating distance: approx. 33ft/10m

 

 

On the next page we’ll share our thoughts as we wrap things up.
 


Testing:

The Linner NC50 came at a perfect time as they arrived just days before I took a trip out east to Toronto for a security event. I powered them on and was greeted by a easy-to-understand voice that stated that my battery was high and I was in pairing mode. I paired them quickly and easily with my Samsung Galaxy S8, LG V30 and my HP Envy x360 laptop - everything I needed to really enjoy media, conversation and entertainment, on all my main devices.

Eartips

 

The medium ear tips and ear hooks came installed and they fit my ears well out of the box. They were very comfortable and the long, heavy connecting cable between the two allow the earphones to lay naturally on your neck and be very comfortable, all without getting tangled or in the way. The control unit(s) are in two parts with a slim volume, play/pause, skip forward/back buttons occupying the right side of the unit, closest to your ear. Farther back is the on/off button and a ANC/Monitor button that allows you to toggle between blocking out sound and monitoring sound around you.

They ANC/Monitor button is extremely handy and allows you to hear the flight attendant and then quickly resume blocking out the world and enjoying your favorite movie, music or audio book while in a noisy environment.

Controls - 1 Controls - 2

 

As for audio quality, the NC50 exceeded my expectations. The bass is nice and heavy when it needs to be without being muddy and thick. The mid-range is very balanced for a $70 set of earphones - let alone noise-cancelling earphones. The treble isn’t sharp and balances very nicely as well. Even for $139, they sound great. For half that, they are solid gold.

All noise cancellation earphones produce white noise, and some are much worse that others. I’ve had Sennheiser, Audio Technica and now the NC50’s from Linner and I can easily say that in terms of white noise (less is better), the Sennheiser pair won, followed by the Linner NC50’s and wrapping up with the Audio Technica. The Linner pair is the cheapest, followed by Audio Technica with Sennheiser topping the list.

 

Final Thoughts:

The fact is that the Linner NC50’s give the Sennheiser set a run for the money at a third of the cost. Audio quality is also very good, and I wasn’t disappointed in the least to be using these on my recent flight. I will be using these again and again when I travel as the price, quality, performance and comfort are all excellent.

You may want to grab some sleeker brand-name earphones for travelling, but other than image, you aren’t gaining much for your extra money. The battery life is listed at 13 hours, and they seem to reach that without a problem. I used these for a couple of four-hour flights, time at the hotel playing Forza 7 as well as other media and they are still going strong on their first full charge.

They are worth every penny and easily earn our Gold award here at BCCHardware.com

 

I’d like to thank Linner for sending us a sample of the NC50 to review. You can buy these on Amazon for under $70 and are worth buying for yourself and anyone else you really love.

If you have any questions, comments or other feedback, please feel free to post it in the forum right here.