Sony - Noise-Canceling On-Ear Headphones - Black

With a noise-canceling design, these Sony MDRZX110NC/B over-the-ear headphones prevent unwanted outside noises from interfering with your listening experience. The Supra-Aural technology and 30mm drivers provide dynamic, clear tones.

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Overview

What's Included


  • In-flight plug adapter (single/dual)
  • Owner's manual
  • R03 AAA battery
  • Sony Noise-Canceling On-Ear Headphones

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2122 out of 2388)

Features


Over-the-ear design

With foam ear cushions provides comfort during extended listening sessions.

30mm drivers

Plus neodymium magnets offer powerful sound.

Noise cancellation

Effectively blocks out distracting background noises, so you can enjoy a focused, immersive sound environment.

Supra-Aural technology

Ensures your favorite music is reproduced with a high level of quality.

3.9' cord

Permits freedom of motion. The gold-plated, L-shape stereo mini plug enables simple connection to a wide range of devices.

10Hz - 22kHz frequency response

Helps ensure faithful sound reproduction.

115dB/mW sensitivity (power on); 110dB/mW sensitivity (power off)

For robust audio.

220 ohms impedance (power on); 45 ohms impedance (power off)

To efficiently conduct power.


Customer rating

4.3
89%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quality sound 1/4 the price

    Posted
    Sammy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The Sony headphones I bought, even though I purchased them while traveling in an airport . So I've since seen the same set for a lower price. They are a known name (Sony) which I've always known to make quality products. When I tried them for the first time I was quite impressed with the outside noise cacelation setting. They deliver a crisp low, mid, and high all around sound for various uses of listening. The past few year head phones in my opinion gotten to be very trendy , especially the type that cover your whole ear as opposed to the ear buds. For music recording, which I do quite a bit of this is something of an investment. Still there are some very prominent recording headphones that are affordable . The "Beats" which seem to be the go to ,cost $300 for the same type as the Sony ones I purchased for under $50. The name recognition and popularity have been enough for people to pay that. The only other I've seen in that same Beats price range and in comparison far and above out perform the Beats. Bose, which I'm amazed how they make so much sound from the small size of devices the make. There Bluetooth speakers which fit in one hand , have the sound of a whole receiver and speaker set up. They even sound better. Beats also has a Bluetooth device which they put in the same price range. I've tried them both side by side and the Bose out performed the Beats twice over. There's just no comparison . So when buying your kids those beats headphones cause they are so trendy that to be realistic and get the $50 sonys . It's the same sound quality. If you insist on having the best and spending $2-300 then go with Bose products. The other I forgot to mention being far and above in sound performance is the Marshall head phones. To me they sound like a Marshall product should but $300 for headphones , I still believe your paying for the name. Marshall , like the amplifiers have a long rich history of being the standard go to by many professional for many years. I'd save the $300 towards an amp and be just fine knowing I only spent $50 on high quality headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    pretty good headphones-gets the job done

    Posted
    Movielover
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought these headphones for the sole purpose of using them for flying. They were used on several flights and in the car. It does a good job of keeping the outside noise to a minimum. It does not completely cancel out the noise. On the plane, I sat behind the engine next to the window. I was impressed and happy I bought the headphones because it did make my flights more enjoyable. I even turned the music off and just had the headphones on with the noise reduction feature on and was able to take a nap. However, after a few hours of having them on (I flew across the country-coast to coast), your ears do start to hurt. As far as the sound goes, it's not the best, but it gets the job done. The bass is there, but it's not the best. But like I said, I am happy I bought it. It worked well and served its purpose. I'm not a music producer trying to compose each song, so I don't need studio quality sound. It has a "mic" but it does not work for phone calls.You cannot make or take phone calls with the headphones. They do require AAA batteries, but it does come with batteries. The batteries are for the noise reduction. You can still use the headphones without the noise reduction feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best headphones for the price.

    Posted
    Phil
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is my second pair of Sony headphones, although my first pair didn't have the noise cancellation feature. These were a present for my wife who works in a noisy office. She loved mine so much but she needed noise cancelling for those coworkers that use speaker phone. The sound quality on these are amazing for the price. I compared them at Best Buy and only the Bose sounded better. The beats brand had too much bass,(this coming from a bass player) the mids are muddy and the highs nearly nonexistent. Same with Skull Candy. JBL had improvement in the mids and highs, but weak on the bass. The only negative I can say is because they are not cup earphones that cover your ears, the noise cancellation is minimal when the music isn't playing. But otherwise Sony blows any of the popular brands away in sound quality, unless you have $300 more to spend on Bose. I use my headphones mostly to learn new bass parts, where sound quality is key. For the low price, the sound quality is phenomenal, nice long cord, well built, lightweight, and will take a lot of abuse. I've dropped them, dropped my bass case on them, and had them ripped off my head (reaching for coffee during practice) and they still look like new. I've even used them for DJ work and as a personal monitor during band practice. Don't waste your money on more expensive and less impressive headphones. These are the standard other headphones wish they could attain under $100.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice headphones but should have volume control too

    Posted
    technophile

    These headphones have good sound quality & are comfortable. The noise canceling seems to work OK (tested only with office fan noise). For storing the headphones, I love the folding design, since I think it tends to protect the headphones from damage, and the headphones are more compact this way. I gave the product only 3 stars because: * It should have a volume control. This should be on one of the earpieces like the noise-canceling (NC) on/off switch is, *not* in a dangling pod that is awkward & may shorten the life of the cable (by adding stress to the cable). The user might plug the headphones into various devices, including computerized ones that can have different ways to adjust the volume depending on what software is running. Also, the device may be out of the user's reach sometimes. A mechanical volume control (on the headphones) is crucial so the user has a way of adjusting the volume that will always work. I had to buy a separate dangling volume knob with 1/8" connectors for $12. * The cable should be more tangle-free. Some other headphones use flat cable for this reason, but to me, flat cable looks like it might "unzip" too easily along the grooves between conductors. I suggest a bigger-diameter round cable. * The NC should use a AA battery instead of AAA. I use rechargeables and prefer AA because it lasts more charge-discharge cycles. I would accept the earpieces being a little bigger to have room for a AA inside.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi technophile, Sony takes into consideration all feedback to improve the performance and quality of our products and services. We're always looking to make Sony better. We appreciate your time sharing this feedback. ~Ralph sony_US

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    You Get What You Pay For

    Posted
    Brady
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I wanted name brand noise cancelling (NC) over-the-ear headphones for an upcoming trip of mine, but didn't want to spend a lot of money since I don't travel a lot and I already have wireless ear buds, so I tried these out. This may be as good of headphones you can get at this price since it was comparable to cheap on-ear NC headphones I once used many years ago, but I would recommend to my friends that they spend more money to get better ones. PROS: 1. Compact folding design & up/down adjusting for each side. 2. Extra long battery life - On an AAA battery (one included) NC will work for 87.5 hours according to rtings.com. That's gotta be better than most wireless or wired headsets! 3. Sound quality with & without NC seemed fine when listening to music. CONS: 1. Its NOT over-the-ear, its on-the-ear. Opening is only the size of a coin (see pic for comparison). The outer cushion did cover my entire ear. 2. Lack of comfort. It felt OK to wear them for 2 hours straight, but after removing the headphones is when my ears hurt for a while. The rest of my head felt fine despite padding being only on the ears. 3. Noise cancellation - I turned it on with low to mid pitch background noise of moderate volume, and it was less effective than I had hoped, so if I had to guess I wouldn't expect it to drown out more than 70% of airplane noise, if that.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi Brady, Sony takes into consideration all feedback to improve the performance and quality of our products and services. We're always looking to make Sony better. We appreciate your time sharing this feedback. ~Ralph sony_US

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor Poor Poor

    Posted
    MikeI
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I was surprised to find noise-canceling headphones for $50, especially with Sony's name on the side. As someone who has owned Bose noise-canceling headphones for many years, I wanted to get my 11 year old daughter some noise-cancelling headphones for her trip across the country. I didn't want to spend Bose-like money as she takes care of things about as well as most 11 year olds. I figured these were Sony, so although my expectations weren't that great due to the low price point, I figured they wouldn't be too horrible. Well, I was wrong. These are obviously re-labled junk headphones that Sony puts their name on in order to have an entry-level product. Complete garbage. I would not be exaggerating to say they're of similar quality to the "free" earbuds some of the airlines give you. They really are that bad. Garbage plastic, garbage wiring, terrible sound, just junk all around. I'm actually surprised Best Buy would stock these in their store. I expect a certain level of quality when I think of Best Buy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi MikeI, Sony takes into consideration all feedback to improve the performance and quality of our products and services. We're always looking to make Sony better. We appreciate your time sharing this feedback. Thank you -David sony_US

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for blocking out noise

    Posted
    gimmiest
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought these to replace my sony pulse gaming headset that I use at work. I’d say the price is fair, the headphones itself is pretty lightweight and they are comfortable on your ears. I have huge ears so the speaker cups go on top of my ears but they are still comfy even after a couple or a few hours of it sitting on my head. With the noise-cancelling feature turned off, the sound is still very good, it just lacks the proper amount of bass. With the feature turned on, you sort of get a feeling of surround sound in your ears and just the right amount of bass to really bring out the best of what you’re listening to or watching. The only thing I dislike about this product is that you will need Triple-A batteries in order to use the noise-cancelling feature :(. Lastly, these headphones definitely block out noise if you have the feature turned on and the volume up loud enough. Overall, it’s a great pair of headphones and it’s not very expensive like dre beats. If you’re looking for something simple and much cheaper to please your noise-cancelling needs, this is the one for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing Performance from Quality Brand

    Posted
    Nate
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    These Sony noise-cancelling headphones are a classic case of "you get what you pay for..." The Good: 1. Can listen to audio when the noise cancelling feature is turned off 2. While the noise cancelling isn't as good as some high-dollar headphones, it is pretty effective. 3. Sound quality is good (when the noise cancelling is turned on) The Not Good 1. The Best Buy website calls these "over-the-ear" headphones. Unless your ears are the size of quarters, these are more like "on-the-ear" headphones 2. Sound quality is noticeably muffled when noise cancelling is turned off 3. Cord is less then 3-feet long 4. Batteries only last around 10 hours. While that isn't horrible, it isn't great either. 5. No microphone or remote for answering calls

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi Nate, Your feedback is highly appreciated, it will be a big help in improving the quality of our products. Thank you for providing us your detailed review. -Jerome sony_US





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