Has anyone heard of these before? I've recently noticed them selling this in Amsterdam (Schiphol) airport and I was curious, as they are pretty reasonably priced.
Mitone Noise Cancelling headphones (MIT-NC100)
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I bought these headphones from OR Tambo Duty Free in Johannesburg South Africa, they were $99, and although I was not familiar with Mitone, with a 14hr flight ahead of me they where not going to make the flight any worse than I was already anticipating it would be.
The over ear design, although not an El-Grande design is adequate for most ears I would imagine, the cavity is 57mm x 34mm and is angled slightly backward so fits well, my ears did get a little warm however as the pleather covering does not breath as real leather would. This does limit the period you can use them continuously as the heat irritates the ears and I found I could not wear them without the discomfort similar to the throbbing you would experience 10 or 15mins after rubbing your ears vigorously, obviously this is just dilated capillaries and increased blood flow as the body tries to cool the ears down.
I wore the headphones continuously for an 8hr flight and additionally for 10hrs of a 14hr flight with about 2hrs between each flight. My ears where only irritated after the 10hrs of the second flight. The bridge adjusts well and the earpiece and headrest are quite rigid and firm allowing a tight seal around the ear, as well as reducing the pressure exerted on the top of my head by the bridge. There is a well padded cushion covered in pleather again that provides further comfort for the head and fits well under the bridge.
Noise Cancellation performance.
Well let me explain it this way. With them off there is no doubt you are cruising at 30 000 ft in a Jet Air Liner. The sound level on my Android App measured between 79db-88db during the flight, comparable to being a passenger in a car traveling at 100km/h on highway.
The effect Turning the headphone NC Feature on had to the perceived DB was incredible. It is actually a very odd sensation. As the headphones produce negative sound waves to cancel out what background frequencies they can the background slowly fades, some sounds disappear totally. It is as if you are turning down the volumes of each independent sound source. The audible volume reduction I experienced was like suddenly slowing from 100km/h on rough tar to 80km/h while transitioning to far smoother tar as well.
It is remarkable.
Sound produced by the speakers ranges from 8 - 22000hz and with the noise reduction the audio is crisp, clean with full rounded notes and punchy bass. Vocals are clear and un distorted at high volumes during action movies or music. No speaker rattle or distortion at all when using my IPod or S4 to play mp3's. A SoundBlaster Xfi card in my Desktop PC playing at maximum volume did reach the limits of the speaker drivers and distortion of extremely low frequency bass was noted. Higher frequency sounds remained clean and crisp though.
These are excellent headphones for their price, they easily outperform my Logitech G35 and Razer Kraken Pro in Audio Quality and Clarity, they don't quite have the Deep Bass Kick of the Krakens or Beats By Dre Pro but definitely will not disappoint the listener.
The price vs performance of these headphones is unmatched in my opinion.
Bose, Sony, JVC all have Noise Cancelling models but at a $250 to $300 your pocket will be the only real differentiator compared to the Mitone MIT-NC100's at 99$
Rating - 89%
-Incredible value for money
-Synthetic Leather material leads to heat build-up and will cause sweating.
* Noise Cancelling headphones
* Active noise reduction of up to 90% of ambient background environment noise
* Fantastic sound with Deep Rich Bass and Crisp Clean Vocals
* High Comfort Over Ear Design
* Driver frequency response 8-22,000hz
* Foldable for easy traveling
* Includes travel pouch and airplane adapter
* High Quality Tangle Free flat cable
* Single AAA battery required for Noise Cancelation (included)