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The Able Planet NC500SC Sound Clarity Headphones are a noise canceling model of headphone that can eliminate the background sound of aircraft, train travel, traffic hum and noisy living environments.

This means that you can enjoy your music better without the need to crank up the volume to high levels.

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These headphones use Able Planet’s patented Linx Audio® Technology which alters the audio signal to increase the intensity of higher-frequency sounds.

This technology was originally developed for use in top of the range hearing aids. The main effect for the listener is that sounds in the higher frequencies are not smothered by low frequency bass sounds, resulting in a clearer and more transparent audio experience.

The headphones completely surround the ear (circumaural) with a soft ear cushion and are light and very comfortable to wear during long listening sessions. A small switch is provided on the side of the earcup so that the user can instantly turn off the NC circuit at any time.

An inline volume control also allows easy adjustment of sound levels for safe listening.

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Main Features

  • Award winning Linx Audio® technology
  • Still work if NC function is turned off
  • Full sized ear cups with soft cushions offer great listening comfort
  • 18dB of noise cancelation

Technical Specifications

  • Headphone type: Closed, dynamic, over the ear (circumaural)
  • Design: Premium over the head noise canceling
  • Plug: 3.5mm Apple iPhone compatible
  • Cord length: 5 ft
  • Battery type: 2 x DC 1.5V R03/AAA
  • Frequency response: 20 – 20000Hz
  • Sensitivity (db): 121dB/mW (when on) 115dB/mW (when off)


In-line volume control
Audiophile sound quality at a low price point
Supremely comfortable for extended listening
Still works with Noise Cancelling turned off
Hard carry case to protect your investment
Lifetime warranty


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What else is in the Box?

  • Able Planet NC500SC noise canceling headphones
  • Hard shell carrying case
  • 1/4″ Home stereo adapter
  • Two AAA batteries
  • Airplane adapter
  • User manual

Many different customers have also published their own NC500SC Reviews.
See below for some examples.

I found that the Able Planet NC500SC headphones were great for extended listening and that I could listen to my music at lower volume and experience better clarity of sound than with other models at this price point.

This Able Planet headset is great value at the price and includes a lifetime warranty at the time of writing.