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"More sound quality without added control box – Balanced Armature micro-sized driver unit and power efficient DNC (Digital Noise Cancelling) processor enables the battery and circuitry to fit in the housing without an added control box. The result: superior sound quality with less energy and resources."
Balanced Armature Drivers have a high-precision design. Its unique sealed casing features a spring force and magnetic pulling force, which are balanced on the armature - allowing it to move freely and produce optimal audio quality. Balanced Armature drivers also offer greater flexibility and can be specifically tuned for higher or lower ranges and combined to emphasise certain sounds. This enables precise control over the sound quality.
Noise can't find you here.
Sony's unique digital noise-cancelling software engine prevents external sound from coming in, without compromising on sound quality. As a result, you can enjoy your favourite tracks in an immersive noise-free environment.
Revolutionary Box-free Design
Think compact and lightweight. Think out of the box.
Sony's micro size Balanced Armature Drivers create more room to fit both the battery and IC chips within the headphones, resulting in the ground-breaking box-free design.
Smart Charging with USB Interface
A simple and hassle-free way to charge your headphones.
Sony's XBA-NC85D headphones can be charged easily via a USB interface, whether you are connecting them to a PC or a USB-AC charging adaptor.
Why Choose Sony Balanced Armature Headphones?
Made In Japan Balanced Armature Drivers
With specially Made In Japan Balanced Armature Drivers, Sony is able to customise and finely tune its headphones to provide a wider range of precision sound reproduction. By having greater control over the design of its various drivers, this has led to the development of a variety of specialised headphones - to suit your listening needs better. So now anyone with a discerning ear can enjoy superior sound quality like never before.
Sony's Balanced Armature Drivers are 40% smaller than the traditional 9mm Dynamic Driver Units. This allows you to enjoy a lighter, more comfortable fit without compromising on high quality sound.
-40% smaller than 9mm dynamic drive unit
Sony's Balanced Armature Drivers offer clear output across a full sound range, resulting in enriched and sublime sound reproduction for your music across a wide frequency range.
Superb Sound Reproduction
Compared to Dynamic Drivers, Sony's Made in Japan Balanced Armature Drivers have an equally even response across each audio frequency range, with emphasis on low and middle vocals. The result is highly precise sound reproduction every single time.