The EP-3NC is Creative’s first NC in ear earphones rated in reducing 90% significant background noise. Being an in ear earphone, they act as noise isolation as well.
One feature that is very interesting is the Monitor function. The Monitor function actually reverses the whole Noise Cancellation technique and lets you hear your surrounding instead of the music. This function actually makes sense as the EP-3NC are in ear earphones. So with the Monitor function, you can hear your background without having to take your earphones off. That’s quite a neat little function Creative have built in. Lets see if it works right.
- Driver Units:
9 mm Neodymium magnet
- Frequency Response:
6Hz - 23kHz
33ohms (Active noise-cancellation turned on)
16ohms (Active noise-cancellation turned off)
- Sensitivity (1kHz):
104dB/mW (Active noise-cancellation turned on)
102dB/mW (Active noise-cancellation turned off)
- Input Plug:
3.5mm gold-plated stereo miniplug
- Cord Length:
1.3m Oxygen-Free Copper cable
- Net Weight:
27g (without packaging)
- Power Supply:
1 x AAA battery
- Battery Life:
Up to 100hours
The EP-3NC retails for about £89.99 (~US $140) and available from Creative UK.