Sony MDR10RNCIP Over Ear Wired Headphones Review
Sony MDR10RNCIP headphones

Sony MDR10RNCIP Over Ear Wired Headphones Review

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The prestigious noise cancelling headphones MDR10RNCIP from Sony offer a rich and pleasurable listening experience lasting up to 22 hours without interference from the noise coming from external sources around you.


The intelligent sound optimization quality of these headphones gives the sound added depth and a powerful bass. This is especially true with compressed MP3 files. These stylish headphones from the stable of Sony have a Beat Response Control design which give a deep bass audio response.

The Sony MDR10RNCIP headphones have a unique technology, known as the Dual Noise Sensor technology, integrated into them that effectively reduces the ambient noise levels by up to 99.7% and thus, insulates the user from obnoxious ringtones, telephone conversations when you are on the bus and other noises from your immediate environment.

Its dual noise sensors and intelligent software work together in order to ensure proper suppression of noise. Even at low volume environment noises are barely noticeable. If you wish to enjoy all your favorite music without interruption, then the Sony MDR10RNCIP headphones are the right choice for you.

These headphones are so advanced that they come with three different noise cancellation modes. These different modes can be activated at the push of a button to automatically select the most appropriate noise cancellation mode for the user’s immediate surroundings.

The MDR10RNCIP headphones performs a quick examination of the ambient noise and then proceeds to pick the optimal mode that is most suitable for that environment based on the results of its intelligent analysis of the surroundings. Hence, these headphones have separate settings for aircraft, train or office environments.

The headset are very comfortable to wear, all thanks to its comfortable ear cushions which go a long way in relieving the pressure on the head and ears, thus making for a very comfortable fit.

This makes it easy for people to wear the handset for long periods of time with minimal discomfort.

These specially-developed headphones provide deep low, crystal clear mid and fantastic high frequencies, which translate into accurate sound reproduction and optimal sound quality. The robust, responsive membrane of liquid crystal polymer is designed for the most demanding sounds and does not miss a single beat.

Right from the moment you are going for a quick jog in the morning, to when you are on the train on your way to work and even in the evening on the way to the club, with the extended battery life of up to 20 hours of these headphones, you need not worry about running out of battery power. They can operate continuously for almost an entire day while you continue to enjoy quality music from the headset.

Even when the batteries do run out, the batteries can be recharged via a supplied USB cable. Otherwise, they can be used in the conventional way in its passive mode without batteries.

The actual duration of the battery will vary depending on certain factors such as the environment where they are used, extent of usage etc.

In terms of portability, they weigh just about 7 ounces (sans the cable) and are quite easy to carry around, especially with the swiveling ability of the ear cups which make it possible to fold and double them over.

The product unit is also shipped with a very compact carrying case which keep the headphones and its accessories safe and sound.

These headphones are made available in both black and white colors.


  • Sony MDR10RNCIP headphonesProduct Model Number: MDR10RNCIP/B
  • Product Type – Headset
  • Product Weight (without cable) – 3 oz
  • Product Dimensions – 2 x 3 x 10.2 inches
  • Product Shipping Weight – 1.8 pounds
  • Headphone Type – Closed supra-aural
  • Headphone Design – Circum Aural, Noise Cancelling
  • Headphones Technology – Dynamic
  • Connectivity Technology – Wired
  • Frequency Response – 6 – 24,000 Hertz
  • Sensitivity (db) (when switched on) – 101 dB/mW
  • Sensitivity (db) (when switched off) – 100 dB/mW
  • Diaphragm liquid crystal polymer – 50 mm
  • Noise Level – ON/OFF switch on the ear-cup
  • Cord – Detachable inline remote & mic cord for iPod/iPhone/iPad
  • Microphone – Omni directional, (29 – 20 kHz frequency range)
  • Remote Control – Basic: Play/Pause, Answer/End
  • Battery Indicator – Green LED
  • Battery Life – Up to 20 hours, LR03 Size AAA battery
  • Power Source – DC 1.5 V via 1 x LR03 (size AAA) battery
The Sony MDR10RNCIP headphones would definitely be a great choice for audiophiles who desire less noise and more music in their daily lives. The fact that it is compatible with iPhone, iPod, and iPad devices further adds to its allure. The superior sound quality, noise cancelling feature, style and comfort all make it a veritable listening device.
Sound Quality
The Sony MDR10RNCIP headphones are comfortable to wear for long periods as they exert little pressure on the head and ears
They come with a hard carrying case which makes them both safe and portable
The noise cancellation feature is very effective
Has a good battery life (up to 30 hours)
The overall sound quality is not at par with many other headsets within its price range
They are not so cheap as they retail for over $200 at most leading stores
The plastic material used in manufacturing the body of the headphones makes it look cheap and fragile
Higher frequency sounds are still somewhat audible in spite of the noise cancelling functionality
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