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Feb 15, 2012

nocs NS400 earphones – Review

by Freddie Harrison

We take a look at Sweden’s latest offering in the audio market in the form of the nocs NS400 earphones. How do these earphones measure up? Find out after the jump.

nocs NS400 earphones
nocs' NS400 earphones perfectly compliment Apple's design aesthetic

nocs NS400 - compatibility - iPhone, iPod and iPad

£69.99/$99

The NS400s absolutely exude quality, right from the parts inside (Kevlar-enforced cables and titanium housing) to the beautifully Apple-like aesthetics that adorn its design and packaging. These headphones are so beautiful that you might be forgiven in thinking that Apple itself designed them.

What gives these away though is their sound quality – they are sublime. The NS400s produce a sound that’s not only crisp and clear, but rounded and full of low-end, bass- enhanced punch. Apple’s own in-ears don’t get close, and that’s before we’ve even talked about the excellent noise isolation that the nocs buds provide.

nocs might well be a new name, but we’re certain that with high-quality products like these headphones, they’ll be a well-known name in no time. If you’re looking for a new pair of earphones and want the best value without compromising on sound quality, these are a perfect choice.

nocs NS400 earphones - Verdict - 5 stars

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    • bing

      and price ? – at least recommended price or approx….

    • Freddie Harrison

      Apologies for missing this off, the review has now been updated to include both the UK and US SRP.

    • Andreas Hauper

      Nocs NS400 is the best earphones I’ve come over so far. I listen a lot to classical music, and the sound is incredibly detailed and perfectly balanced.

      Unfortunately the headset was broken a couple of weeks ago, but luckily I could pick up a pair of new ones a few days ago because it was within the guarantee period. And even better; I got what appears to be the updated NS400 with enforcements at both ends of the remote control (small sleeves that was obviously needed, because that is probably where one or more cords inside the cable on my earphones broke), and though I am not entirely sure, the performance feels slightly better than the old ones. Though that does not really matter to me, because the sound was absolutely fabulous in the first place.

      For those of you that have decided to buy these great earphones, look for the grey, the red and slightly larger box is the old version! (Curiously enough, the NS400 image at Nocs’ own web page shows the old model, but look at the image of the NS800 remote control, that’s how the NS400 remote looks, except the rounded edges).

    • Andreas Hauper

      Nocs NS400 is the best earphones I’ve come over so far. I listen a lot to classical music, and the sound is incredibly detailed and perfectly balanced.

      Unfortunately the headset was broken a couple of weeks ago, but luckily I could pick up a pair of new ones a few days ago because it was within the guarantee period. And even better; I got what appears to be the updated NS400 with enforcements at both ends of the remote control (small sleeves that was obviously needed, because that is probably where one or more cords inside the cable on my earphones broke), and though I am not entirely sure, the performance feels slightly better than the old ones. Though that does not really matter to me, because the sound was absolutely fabulous in the first place.

      For those of you that have decided to buy these great earphones, look for the grey box, the red and slightly larger box is the old version! (Curiously enough, the NS400 image at Nocs’ own web page shows the old model, but look at the image of the NS800 remote control, that’s how the NS400 remote looks, except the rounded edges).