I’m always wary about noise cancelling technology in headphones. So many different manufacturers claim that their headphones have it, but it ends up being something completely different. Active noise cancelling should be about recording and playing back the frequencies outside of the headphones, and that’s exactly what the Lindy BNX-60 headphones do.
Now first impressions is that the headphones are very neatly packaged. Upon opening I found the Lindy headphones in an included travel case, which offered some protection, considering it’s a soft case. Inside the headphones fit snug. What is a nice feature is the inside is made from velcro, making a pouch that holds your accessories stick to the walls of the case. A great feature and saves any loose accessories flapping around inside the case.
Upon inspection of the headphones you will find a power button to turn on the Bluetooth AptX. There is a play and answer calls button as well as skip tracks. Then there is the main feature – the switch for the active noise cancelling. The BNX-60s are made from a lightweight material which feels great on the head. Not too heavy for long listening times. The leather the earcups are made from are also breathable cutting out completely that sweaty ear feeling you get from wearing headphones for a long period of time.
My listening experience I must say was fantastic. I’ve been using the cans for around three weeks now on a daily basis to travel to the office and I have loved the sound quality they reproduce. Now I’m a bit of an audiophile, so you’ll find a huge mixture of music genres on my iPod (yes I’m old skool) from rock to pop to reggae to a few EDM tracks. I must say they all sounded fantastic. I forgot I was listening to my music through a pair of £90 headphones. Most of the time I used the active noise cancelling setting as music sounded much clearer, and it just worked. Bass tones were punchy but not overpowering and the mids and highs were clear and crisp for those vocal centric tracks.
So there it is. An absolute wow factor set of headphones that you should jump at the chance to invest in. They’re lightweight, sound absolutely fantastic and are very well-built thanks to German engineering. Check out the Lindy website for more information and where to buy them from.