*This post may contain affiliate links for which I earn commissions.*

The Sony MDR-NC60 Noise Canceling Headphones are designed to reduce the impact of noise in the environment when you are listening to your favorite music. Due to the noise canceling technology present in this headphone design, you can listen to music at a lower volume setting without the intrusion of sound from the environment.

Overall Rating:

These headphones are a black over the ear type with comfortable ear-cups which completely envelop your ears.

They are very lightweight and can be used for prolonged periods without discomfort.

A switch is provided that permits the user to silence the headphone audio and listen to what someone is saying, such as an air hostess, your fellow passengers or ticket collector on the train etc.

These Sony MDR-NC60 headphones are available on Amazon today at over 40% off the list price.

To See More Reviews and Check Today’s Price on Amazon.com – Click Here

The quality of the sound obtained from these headphones is excellent and they are great value for money at this price point comparing very favorably with other similar makes. Sony are an excellent manufacturer of electronic products and have an enviable reputation in the marketplace for service and reliability, because of this I have no hesitation in recommending this particular headset.

Main Features

Provide noise reduction of ambient noise of 93.7% when noise canceling is turned on
Can be used with or without the Noise Canceling circuits engaged
An adapter is supplied that allows you to connect via stereo or dual jack directly to in-flight music services on most airlines
Folds down small and can be carried safely in the carry case provided
The headphones will continue to operate as normal headphones even if the battery runs out of power

Technical Specifications

Headphone Type : Closed, dynamic
Design : Premium over the head, Noise Canceling
Headband : Adjustable, Foldable (Swivel)
Magnet : Neodymium
Plug : stereo mini plug
Cord Length (Approx.) : 1.5m
Weight (Approx.) : 230g/8.11oz (including AAA battery)
Battery Type : DC1.5V, 1 size AAA battery
Battery Life (Approx) : 30H (with alkaline battery)15H (with manganese battery)
Driver Unit : 40mm diameter, dome type
Frequency Range : 40 – 1,500Hz
Frequency Response : 14 – 22,000Hz
Impedance : 40 Ohms at 1kHz (on); 100 Ohms at 1kHz (off)
Noise Level : ON/OFF switch on housing
Sensitivity (db) : 102dB/mW (on); 100dB/mW (off)


Excellent noise canceling circuitry
Can mute headphone audio using button provided
Headphones continue to operate as normal headphones without batteries
Takes a standard AAA battery with 30 hours battery life
Solid build
Great bass and tight treble


Soft carry case – a hard one would offer more protection..

What else is in the Box?

AAA Battery (Manganese)
Carrying Case
In flight plug adapter
Unimatch plug adapter
Connecting cord
Warranty card


Noise Canceling: No perceptable difference between Bose and Sony

Noise Isolation: Sony the clear winner over the “On ear” Bose QC3

Sony are an excellent manufacturer of great quality electronics products and have an enviable reputation in the marketplace for service and reliability. Because of this, I would have no hesitation in recommending the Sony MDR-NC60 headset.