Sony MDR-NC13 Noise-Canceling In-Ear Stereo Headphones

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About Sony MDR-NC13

The Sony MDR-NC13 Noise-Canceling In-Ear Stereo Headphones offer high-quality audio and terrific noise cancellation in a portable design. Powered by a single AAA battery, the headphones feature 13.5mm neodymium drivers to provide a rich, natural sound with a wide frequency response. The vertical design and soft interchangeable eartips sit comfortably in your ear for a snug fit that helps to naturally block ambient sound.

When the noise-cancelling feature is turned on, the circuitry listens to the sounds around you with a built-in microphone and sends out an opposite signal to cancel the unwanted sound, effectively reducing ambient noises by up to 90%. The NC feature can also be turned off if desired.

The gold-plated angled 3.5mm plug provides compatibility with MP3 players, CD players and more, while the included airplane adapter lets you use your headphones when you fly. A carrying pouch is included for convenient storage.

Sony MDR-NC13 Features

  • High Quality Noise Canceling: Enjoy an immersive and peaceful listening experience without all of the noise. NC13 headphones reduce up to 87.4% ambient noise when the noise canceling circuit is activated
  • Pristine audio: 13.5 mm drivers and neodymium magnets work to deliver more accurate sound reproduction and a wider frequency response for a pristine audio experience
  • Long-wear comfort: Lightweight 1.0 oz earbud-style design is easy to transport and sits comfortably in the ear, even during extended use
  • Convenient Operation: Easy-to-reach volume and built-in monitor function on the controller allows you to hear surrounding sound without taking off the headphones. Great for flight announcements or conversation
  • Ergonomic Design: The vertical in-ear style housing and three hybrid silicone ear pad sizes allow for a secure, personalized fit

Sony MDR-NC13 Specifications

Headphone Design
Vertical in-the-ear, noise canceling
Gold-plated, L type stereo mini plug
Type of Use
Noise Canceling
Driver Unit
13.5 mm Dynamic, closed
Frequency Response
10-22,000 Hz
16 ohms at 1kHz (Power ON or OFF)
Noise Level
ON/OFF switch on battery box
Sensitivity (db)
98 dB/mW (when the power is on), 99 dB/mW (when the power is off)
Power Handling Capacity
50 mW
Battery Life (Approx)
100 hours
Battery Type
DC1.5V, 1 ROE (size AAA) battery
Cord Length (Approx.)
59 1/8 in (1.5 m)
Weight (Approx.)
0.3 oz (7 g) (not including cord)
0.7 oz (19 g) (including battery, not including cord)
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Sony MDR-NC13 Reviews

Reviewed by 2 customers




from Tacoma, WA.

Works great. Does everything I expected


acceptable compromise


from Geneva, Switzerland  -  Value Oriented

I bought it for its noise cancelling functionality. It does the job, although it could be a bit more comfortable to wear and it could cancel a bit more. Overall, considering the price and the compact design, it is a bargain.

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