Sony’s Noise Canceling Headphones


Rocking Sony’s noise canceling headphones on the way to IL (in-laws)

Meet Sony’s Noise Canceling Headphones, the MDR-10R series.

It reduces up to 99.4% of ambient noise.  You can take cell phone calls with it.  It’s dang sexy looking too.

Great for airplane trips, or long car rides with little ones screaming, even if they are right next to you.  I used to jump when the captain would come on the air, now I can’t even hear him – haha.

So what exactly is noise canceling?  Does it just pump way louder music into your ear canal?  Well, sorta.  What it does is it senses outside noise with a built-in mic and sends an equal-but-opposite canceling signal to the headphones.


Also comes with…

  • A beautiful case.  I love that Sony does this some of their products since we all worry about banging things up when we travel.
  • An in-flight airplane plug adapter so you don’t have to use the flimsy airplane earbuds for inflight movies.
  • A smartphone control cable with an inline remote and mic so you can make cell phone calls.
  • AAA battery – lasts for 20 hours of listening with the noise canceling feature so you can block out that screaming child just a few rows ahead of you.  If your battery is out of charge, no big deal, passive mode lets you continue listening in a conventional fashion.  I keep one on hand inside just in case.


It works with Apple and Android devices.  Buy it here.

On a side note, since I gave away my iPad and use the Sony Xperia Tablet, I use a feature that really makes the sound pop.  Something that really only Sony can do on their Walkman app on the tablet.


I have a HUGE crush on Sony.  They really just gave me the best job in the world reviewing their products.

Equipment used: Sony NEX-5R (c/o), 50mm f1/.816mm f/2.8 + 18-55mm (c/o). Product shots: Canon 5D Mark III

Diana Elizabeth won’t go on a trip without her noise canceling headphones.  She also noticed over Christmas travels that many people take their music seriously with some hefty headphones.  Earbuds are so not good enough!

Disclaimer: I am part of the Sony Club Blogger Program by Sony Electronics where a group of selected bloggers have been given the opportunity to test and review Sony gear.

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive antique shopper. You can typically find her in her garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party.



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