Linner NC50 Review - Great Headphones for Out and About?

Linner NC50 Review

Linner NC50 Earbuds

With a durable, lightweight design, IPX4 weather and sweat resistance, and the freedom only wireless headphones can provide, the Linner NC50 is a great pair of headphones for exercise, gym use, and every day on the go activities.

If you’re looking for a wireless set of headphones with a long battery life, built in microphone, inline controls, and active noise cancellation, the Linner NC50 is an excellent choice.

Check out if these earbuds are for you in our Linner NC50 review.

Pros: Freedom of wireless Bluetooth; stable connection; up to 13 hours of battery life; easy 2 hour recharge; active noise cancellation; monitor mode allows you to hear conversations without taking the headphones off; pairs to two devices at once; built-in microphone; inline controls; durable IPX4 weather resistant design; great sound.
Cons: Active noise cancellation feature is useful, but not on par with higher end Bose or similar models of active noise cancelling headphones.

Specifications

  • Design: Wireless Neckband Earphones
  • Battery Life: Up to 13 hours, 9 hours with noise cancellation on
  • Range: About 10 meters (33 feet)
  • Charging Port: Micro USB
  • Charge Time: 2 Hours
  • Standby Time: 400 Hours
  • Noise Reduction: Yes, up to 28dB
  • Weight: 35.2g
  • Frequency Range: 20Hz~20KHz
  • Water Resistance: IPX4, Sweat Proof, Resistant to Rain

Package Contents

  • 1 x Linner NC50 Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones
  • 3 x Ear Tips (L, M, S)
  • 3 x Ear Hooks
  • 1 x Carrying Pouch
  • 1 x User Guide
  • 1 x USB Charging Cable
  • Comfort

    The Linner NC50 is a well-designed pair of headphones.

    The neck band is lightweight, flexible, and comfortable. I didn’t really notice it while using the headphones. I also like that Linner includes additional sized eartips so you can choose the right fit.

    Three sizes of ear hooks are included as well. The eartips are comfortable and the earbuds are so light that you really don’t even notice them in your ears.

    Finding the right fit is key, however, so try different sized eartips until you find the ones which work best for you. Once you find the right fit, you can wear them for hours on end without fatigue or discomfort.

    I also like the magnetic earbuds feature. This allows you to wear the headphones around your neck when not in use. This lets you have your earbuds nearby while also providing you with added security in knowing they won’t fall off.

    Durability

    While reviewing the Linner NC50, I found them to be surprisingly durable for their size and price. They are also flexible, with a rubbery silicone feel that can easily be bent and shaped.

    An IPX4 weather resistant rating means the headphones are resistant to rain and sweat, as well as splashes of water on all sides. This makes them a great choice for gym and exercise use. Plus if you find yourself out in the rain, you can still enjoy your music.

    Features

    Considering the price tag, the NC50 is loaded with features.

    First, they feature the freedom of Bluetooth wireless with up to 13 hours of battery life (9 hours with noise cancellation on), a range of 10 meters, and an easy to pair, stable Bluetooth connection. You can pair to two devices at once and easily switch between the two.

    Charge time is 2 hours via the built-in micro USB port and included USB charging cable. Remaining battery power indication can be set to show up on your smartphone, allowing you to see how much battery life is left.
    Plus, you get active noise cancellation with up to 28dB of outside noise reduction. This is especially useful for reducing plane, train, commute, and other ambient noise.

    The noise cancellation is useful but not perfect. It reduces ambient noise but not on the level of a higher end pair of Bose or other top brand headphones.

    If you need to hear outside noise, you can simply press the ANC/Monitor button and switch to monitor mode. This turns off the active noise cancellation, reduces the music volume, and allows outside sounds to pass through so you can hear a conversation or any other outside sounds without taking your earbuds out.

    There is also a quality, built-in mic which allows you to give voice commands to your smartphone, as well as make and receive calls.

    The Linner NC50 headphones also features magnetic earbuds which allow the two earbuds to connect in a necklace sort of way around your neck when not in use, preventing them from falling off. Inline controls include volume, track forward and backward, active noise cancellation on and off, and a multifunction button.

    Sound

    Throughout this review of the Linner NC50, I found it to have a well-balanced sound that is excellent for the price. It is not audiophile quality, but it is not designed to be. Bluetooth compression does affect the sound, but this is true in all Bluetooth devices. Still, you can’t beat Bluetooth when it comes to mobility and freedom of movement.

    Overall, the sound is really nice, with clear highs and vivid mids. The bass is powerful, but not overly boosted or hyped. If you’re a bass head and just can’t get enough bass from your earbuds, this is probably not the model for you. However, if you like a set of headphones where all frequencies are relatively balanced, the NC50 is a great choice.

    With earbuds, fit is incredibly important to the quality of sound. If too loose, you lose a lot of bass response and the headphones sound weak and thin. If they are too tight, then they are uncomfortable to wear. Fortunately, there are three sizes of both ear tips and ear wings so you can find the perfect fit.

    Our Verdict on Linner NC50

    With a low price tag, durable construction, and IPX4 weather and sweat resistance, the Linner NC50 is a great set of headphones for use at the gym, while running, jogging, or doing other types of exercises.

    Additional features, including active noise cancellation, monitor mode, and a built-in mic for taking calls and giving voice commands to your smartphone, make the NC50 a great on-the-go, everyday use pair of headphones.

    • Andy
    • April 26, 2018

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