Lindy offer a wide variety of consumer electronics, headphones being one that interests us the most and they recently sent over a pair of their higher end cans, the Lindy NC 60 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones. They currently retail for just under £60, which is a solid price for active noise cancelling and they look pretty comfy, so lets check them out.
- Active Noise Cancellation technology delivers up to 85% reduction of ambient noise
- 40mm high output drivers with neodymium magnets for smooth, solid bass and clear, sparkling treble
- Features a fully adjustable headband and soft cushioned earpads for your comfort
- Closed back design eliminates sound leakage
- 2 year warranty
Inside the box you get the headphones, a 1.5m long 3.5mm jack cable, 1/4″ adapter, dual flight adapter, 2 AAA batteries and a hard case to protect them. That’s quite a lot of stuff, I’m a big fan of cases and when they get provided, that’s a big plus for me. Ive not used a flight adapter since I was about 10, are they still a thing? Anyway, its great they have provided one nonetheless.
The headphones come in a matte black finish, have cushioned cans & headband, and they are very flexible. They are adjustable so they can be fitted to your head and the cans rotate round, so they can be easily stored in the carry case. The batteries need to be installed within the left can, via a slide down panel. The 3.5mm input is also located at the bottom of the left can. On the other side, are the controls, a volume up/down wheel and an on/off button for the noise cancelling function. If the batteries die, you can still use the headphones as normal, without the noise cancelling activated. Overall they look pretty good, very modest, discrete vibe to them but the matte finish can show scratches/blemishes quite easily. They also fit very well on my head and are very comfortable to wear.
The headphones are very much plug and play. Once the batteries are installed, simply activate the noise cancelling option and start listening. Switching the noise cancelling function on & off, you can easily hear what a difference it makes. It does a decent job of cancelling out the sound, though you can still hear the odd thing and I have experienced better noise cancellation before, albeit via far more expensive headphones.
Sound quality was good, better than I expected and far superior than similar headphones on the market for that price. Cymbals are crisp, vocals are warm and there is a good thud of bass when its needed. Music and movies were both very enjoyable and with the added noise cancelling, it felt very immersive. Lindy state a running life of 72hrs @ 50% volume when noise cancelling is active, which is pretty good!
The Lindy NC-60 headphones are a brilliant entry level noise cancelling pair of headphones. They currently retail at just £59.99 and for that price, they offer very good value for money. For more info and to purchase, visit the official Lindy website.