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CAD NB2 Noise-Canceling Earphones

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Professional-grade CAD NB-2 Active Noise-Canceling Earphones offer you comfortable in-ear monitors with superb sound quality. CAD NB-2 earphones use ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Noise-canceling 'phones ideal for travel.

Professional-grade CAD NB-2 Active Noise-Canceling Earphones offer you comfortable in-ear monitors with superb sound quality. CAD NB-2 earphones use a high-output 9mm driver with a neodymium magnet for clear, robust audio. They're great for travel and listening to music in challenging sound environments.

CAD NB-2s are compatible with Blackberry, iPhone, MP3 players, and any other portable music-listening device. CAD includes an 1/8" mini stereo plug, 1/4" stereo plug, and airline adapter, and 3 different sizes of earbuds for precision fit and maximum performance with the NB-2 earphones. A storage gig bag and battery are also included.

FEATURES
  • High-output 9mm driver with neodymium magnet
  • Great for travel and noisy environments
  • Includes 1/8" mini stereo plug, 1/4" stereo plug, airline adapter, 3 sizes of earbuds
SPECIFICATIONS
NB2:
  • Frequency response: 20Hz“20KHz.
  • Sensitivity: 96dB/mW (Power ON), 96dB/mW (Power OFF)
  • Impedance: 16 ohm ±20% (Power ON), 16 ohm ± (Power OFF)
ANC Circuit:
  • Active Noise Reduction Range: 40Hz“5KHz
  • Maximum Noise Reduction Level: 16dB @ 100Hz“300H
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CADNB2 Noise-Canceling Earphones
 
3.0

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (13)

48%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (25)
  • Lightweight (21)
  • Good value (19)
  • Compact (18)
  • Great sound (15)

Cons

  • Poor sound (11)
  • Poor value (8)
  • Too much ambient noise (8)
  • Flimsy construction (4)
  • Falls off/out of ear (3)

Best Uses

  • Portable devices (20)
  • Music (17)
  • Travel (16)
  • With my computer (8)
  • Home audio (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Gear head (11), Traveler (10), Audiophile (9)
    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to ipod (17), Travel (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (38)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Thought I had wasted my money & then...

I was extremely disappointed with the horrible sound when I first plugged them in - too much highs/mids, no bass, and then I realized that my iPhone case prevented them from being completely...Read complete review

I was extremely disappointed with the horrible sound when I first plugged them in - too much highs/mids, no bass, and then I realized that my iPhone case prevented them from being completely inserted. Once I was able to plug them in fully, I was impressed with the sound, if you want an overabundance of bass, get some Beats, otherwise, these have plenty of bass. I couldn't use my Beats while watching YouTube vids due to the bass being too boomy, making spoken words hard to understand. These work great and the noise-cancelling feature works fine for my uses (I don't really need it). These were a great deal since they were the Stupid Deal of the Day.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not worth it

I bought this cheap on a stupid deal paying way less than what they normally sell for. Please don't waste your hard earned $$ on this product. They were merely 'OK' while...Read complete review

I bought this cheap on a stupid deal paying way less than what they normally sell for. Please don't waste your hard earned $$ on this product. They were merely 'OK' while they worked. I would never consider using them in a performance setting. Noise cancelling was OK, sound was good but now one side does not work. Save your money.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not worth it

By Dave

from Minnesota

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Pros

    Cons

    • Flimsy Construction
    • Poor Value

    Best Uses

      Comments about CAD NB2 Noise-Canceling Earphones:

      I bought this cheap on a stupid deal paying way less than what they normally sell for. Please don't waste your hard earned $$ on this product. They were merely 'OK' while they worked. I would never consider using them in a performance setting. Noise cancelling was OK, sound was good but now one side does not work. Save your money.

      • Primary Use:
      • Working out
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      They just don't work..

      By droydx

      from Santa Barbara,CA

      About Me Audiophile

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • No
      • Poor Sound
      • Too Much Ambient Noise

      Best Uses

      • Music

      Comments about CAD NB2 Noise-Canceling Earphones:

      Really disapointed with these earplugs as they have virtually no noise cancelation. When turned on, the "noise cancelation" merely accentuates the already pronounced mid range and doesn't do anything to deal with ambient sound. On top of this, bass response was horrible, highs were tinny and the ear inserts are uncomfortable..epic fail. AVOID

      • Primary Use:
      • Traveling
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      NB2 Noise-Canceling Earphones

      By JHodge

      from Twin Cities MN

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about CAD NB2 Noise-Canceling Earphones:

      They are a good set of earphones, but they don't exactly cancel sound. That being said, they are active speakers, so the music doesn't distort as easily. The only bad thing I have to say about them is that the cord is a little too short between the box and the earphones. I bought these on sale, so I got a good deal, but I would not recomend buying them at full price. They're nice earphones, but not that nice.

      • Primary Use:
      • Traveling
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Thought I had wasted my money & then...

      By Art

      from Wisconsin

      About Me Gear Head, Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Bass
      • Good Value
      • Great Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Music
        • Traveling
        • With My Computer

        Comments about CAD NB2 Noise-Canceling Earphones:

        I was extremely disappointed with the horrible sound when I first plugged them in - too much highs/mids, no bass, and then I realized that my iPhone case prevented them from being completely inserted. Once I was able to plug them in fully, I was impressed with the sound, if you want an overabundance of bass, get some Beats, otherwise, these have plenty of bass. I couldn't use my Beats while watching YouTube vids due to the bass being too boomy, making spoken words hard to understand. These work great and the noise-cancelling feature works fine for my uses (I don't really need it). These were a great deal since they were the Stupid Deal of the Day.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        worst purchase ever!

        By Guitarmom1

        from Phoenix, Az

        About Me Gear Head

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Flimsy Construction
          • Poor Sound
          • Poor Value

          Best Uses

            Comments about CAD NB2 Noise-Canceling Earphones:

            thought I'd go for the "Stupid deal of the day". Yeah it was STUPID for me to fall for it. These ear buds sounded bad, mainly because the right side didn't even work at all, and what I did hear wasn't of very great sound quality.
            I'd NOT recommend these to anyone.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Great sound, broke as soon as it dropped

            By Silver

            from Phoenix, AZ

            About Me Audiophile, Gear Head, Teenager

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Good Value
            • Great Sound

            Cons

            • Flimsy Construction
            • Instantly Breaks

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio
            • Music
            • Portable Devices
            • Relaxing
            • Traveling
            • With My Computer
            • Working
            • Working Out

            Comments about CAD NB2 Noise-Canceling Earphones:

            These earphones sound great and overall I was impressed. Until, one day later they broke when they feel out of my pocket. They just landed on the floor gently, nothing horrible, and the earphones themselves busted and all I got was static from them.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Not noise canceling

            By Jackoc

            from Porltand, OR

            About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler

            Pros

            • Comfortable

            Cons

            • Does not cancel Noise

            Best Uses

            • With My Computer

            Comments about CAD NB2 Noise-Canceling Earphones:

            Noise canceling feature is non-esistant. They are decent little cheap head phones but the noise cancling does not work. Not for work or traveling if you have people around or babies (or snakes) on a plane.

            • Primary Use:
            • Traveling

            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Drummers beware

            By Kyle

            from Indiana

            About Me Musician

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Great Sound
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor Value

            Best Uses

            • Music
            • Portable Devices
            • Traveling

            Comments about CAD NB2 Noise-Canceling Earphones:

            when turned on, the noise cancelling works well to kill background drones such as furnace fan, dishwasher, etc. However, when plugged into a mixing board, and using these as in-ear monitors for playing drums, the noise cancelling part creates horrible white noise and impossible sounds with the noise cancelling part turned on. With the noise cancelling part turned off, they are just an overpriced pair of earbuds that sound slightly above average.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            I am glad they were the stupid price

            By Guitarmech111

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Gear Head

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Compact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • No Bass Response
            • Poor Sound
            • Poor Value

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio
            • Music
            • Trying To Kill Time

            Comments about CAD NB2 Noise-Canceling Earphones:

            I am glad I only spent the stupid price for these. When switching on the noise cancelling, you lose the bass response to what was already lacking. For the stupid price I guess I may have been expecting too much. These are certainly priced right at the stupid price. I would not choose these if I had to buy on stage or personal listening ear plugs.

            • Primary Use:
            • Listening to iPod
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            NON-NOISE CANCELING, BAD SOUND

            By Andrew Barrett

            from San Angelo TX

            About Me Frequent Traveler

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor Sound
            • Too Much Ambient Noise

            Best Uses

            • Portable Devices

            Comments about CAD NB2 Noise-Canceling Earphones:

            TERRIBLE SOUND QUALITY. I thought maybe it was the battery that came with them, so I used a fresh AAA from my stash. Sound was still awful. Earbuds that come with it aren't fitted well, even if I use the large set. Overall, they just don't produce good sound at all. They remind me of the sound of "on-ear" foam headphones from old cassette walkman's. Bass is non-existant, treble isn't clear. You can name the song you're hearing, but that's about it. I bought a cheap pair of Sony's for half this price at the airport that have FAR superior sound quality. As far as noise cancellation, I couldn't tell a difference between active and passive mode.

            • Primary Use:
            • Listening to iPod
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Stupid deal, for sure.

            By NJSlim

            from Philly area

            About Me Musician - Engineer

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Sound
              • Poor Value
              • Too Much Ambient Noise

              Best Uses

              • None

              Comments about CAD NB2 Noise-Canceling Earphones:

              OK, these are supposed to be "noise cancelling", but what they really do is eq for midrange frequencies ... totally unmusical. Even in passive mode they sound worse than the worst ipod in-ear phones I've ever heard. I really can't find anything positive about them. They were so cheap it was not worth the trouble or expense to return them, but unlike most stuff I've gotten from Musician's Friend, this was a bad deal.

              • Primary Use:
              • Listening to iPod
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Does not cancel noise

              By Michael Griffis

              from Lakewood, CO

              About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable

              Cons

              • Does Not Cancel Out Noise

              Best Uses

              • Portable Devices

              Comments about CAD NB2 Noise-Canceling Earphones:

              These work fine for normal earbuds, but do not cancel noise. They were worth the stupid deal price, but if you paid full price, you did not get what you paid for.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Comfy but don't expect great low end

              By tip

              from Maumelle, AR

              About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Compact
              • Good Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portable Devices
                • Traveling
                • Working Out

                Comments about CAD NB2 Noise-Canceling Earphones:

                Good value for money. Not great low end sound but clear and comfortable.

                • Primary Use:
                • Listening to iPod
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Charming price, disappointing product

                By Rockenfish

                from Michigan

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Compact
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Poor Sound

                Best Uses

                  Comments about CAD NB2 Noise-Canceling Earphones:

                  I fell for the great price but was very disappointed by the product. Sound quality is fair at best. The MSRP is way overblown to begin with and the noise-cancelling features seem more like a slight treble and power boost. Nothing good about this deal really except the case. Save your $$ for some good buds.

                  • Primary Use:
                  • Listening to iPod
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent Headphones

                  By Gene

                  from Goodyear, Arizona

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Good Bass
                  • Good Value
                  • Great Sound
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Audio
                    • Music
                    • Portable Devices
                    • Relaxing
                    • Traveling
                    • With My Computer
                    • Working Out

                    Comments about CAD NB2 Noise-Canceling Earphones:

                    I purchased the NB2 headphones as a Musician's Friend Stupid Deal of the Day, so I paid a very low price for this quality product. The headphones come with a very durable, hardened case with pockets inside to hold the extra ear inserts. These headphones really do drown out external noises, especially when the battery (supplied) pack is turned on. The battery pack also has a clip to attach to clothing that make these headphones ideal for working out. I am very pleased with this product.

                    • Primary Use:
                    • Listening to iPod
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Sweet!!!

                    By j-bone

                    from astoria oregon

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Good Bass
                    • Good Value
                    • Great Sound
                    • Lightweight
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about CAD NB2 Noise-Canceling Earphones:

                        way better than i had expected. very comfy fit and perfect sound.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Expensive for ear buds

                        By Rscott

                        from Olean, NY

                        About Me Gear Head

                        See all my reviews

                        Ask me a question

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable

                        Cons

                        • Poor Value

                        Best Uses

                        • Music

                        Comments about CAD NB2 Noise-Canceling Earphones:

                        I didn't find much of a difference from my cheap marshmallows . Not really worth the money

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Cad earphones

                        By Showtime Dave

                        from South Florida

                        About Me Frequent Traveler

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Value

                        Cons

                        • Cord Too Short

                        Best Uses

                        • Music
                        • Portable Devices
                        • Traveling
                        • Working Out

                        Comments about CAD NB2 Noise-Canceling Earphones:

                        Cable to short

                        • Primary Use:
                        • Listening to iPod
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Surprisingly Good!

                        By SkiOne

                        from NJ

                        About Me Semi-pro Musician

                        See all my reviews

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Good Value
                        • Great Sound

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Audio
                        • Music
                        • Portable Devices
                        • With My Computer
                        • Working

                        Comments about CAD NB2 Noise-Canceling Earphones:

                        Reading the negative reviews, I wonder whether or not those people got the same head phones I got. Not only was the sound good but the noise cancelling works well for ear buds. I often sit there with a drum machine and watch TV while I program beats and I don't hear the TV at all.

                        • Primary Use:
                        • Traveling
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Excellent phones

                        By Burbles

                        from Maryland

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Good Bass
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Outboard Electronics

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about CAD NB2 Noise-Canceling Earphones:

                          The outboard electronics are in the middle of the cord length. Dangles badly; minor inconvenience.

                          • Primary Use:
                          • Listening to iPod
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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