Nothing's more annoying when you're trying to get deep into your music than when the outside world tries to interfere — whether it's the drone of an airplane engine, the chatter of train passengers, or the blaring TV in the next room. Let Harman Kardon's NC headphones ease your pain, and your tunes won't have to fight for your attention. These sharp-looking, iPhone®-friendly headphones fit completely around your ears and feature active noise-cancellation to block out all the stuff you don't want to hear. That way, you can focus on what's really important — your music. Tiny bass tubes on each earcup provide deep low-frequency extension, but not at the expense of crisp high frequencies. And the in-line remote and microphone are perfect for taking calls, skipping tracks and turning up the volume.
A dead battery won't end the fun
Noise-canceling headphones rely on battery power to pick up external noise and counteract it. And the NC is no exception, with a USB cable included to enable easy charging of the built-in battery from any computer, for up to 40 hours of listening. But while some noise-canceling headphones leave you high and dry if the battery is drained, the NC will work passively, so you can still listen to music even without noise-canceling. This makes the NC ideal for travel, especially those long plane trips where you don't want to be stuck with headphones you can't use.
Extra attention to comfort
These headphones are built for comfort and looks. The unique rectangular earcups will turn heads, while the soft memory foam pads provide comfort that lasts. And we were particularly impressed to see the inclusion of an additional headband. The NC comes with a small headband installed. But if it doesn't provide the comfort and security you need, you can swap it out with the included larger headband. With this level of attention to fit and comfort, the NC should look and feel at home on anyone.