Feeds

Sony touts 'world’s first' digital noise cancellation cans

Sounds good...

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Whether you’re hoping to envelop your ears in music, or just block out the sound of a screaming baby, Sony's latest cans could be the answer. The electronics giant claims to have released the world’s first pair of digital noise-cancelling headphones.

Sony_1206545453978

Sony's digital noise cancelling headphones: a world first?

Analogue noise-cancelling headphones significantly reduce background noise by picking ambient sounds up using microphone near your ear then inverting and playing this soundwave through the cans to cancel the annoyance out.

Sony_1206545453978_2

Four sound modes cut out 99 per cent of ambient noises

Sony’s 'phones do the sound-cancelling digitally in software, which the company claimed makes for more effective noise cancellation over analogue. Analogue noise-cancellation cans are typically 80-90 per cent effective. Sony said its digital version is 99 per cent effective.

Two 40mm drivers are hidden inside the headphones and will cancel noise for about 15 hours from the internal lithium-ion battery. AA batteries can also be slotted in if you run out of juice.

Sony’s MDR-NC500D headphones are available online now for $400 (£200/€250). They will be available in Europe shortly.

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.