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Have a peek here at the highest quality member of the Able Planet audio lineup with the Clear Harmony headphones set complete with LINX Audio. For those of you that've never heard of this patent pending technology, LINX Audio is unique to Able Planet audio products and enhances your listening experience with distortion reduction, “undesirable sound” filtering, and increases in perceived loudness without increasing your volume. We gave these beasts a test this past week to see how they truly performed. When I took these headphones out of the case, I was surprised to find how extremely light and plasticky they felt. They certainly look fine, they're extremely unassuming without a doubt, and they do come in a nice case besides. They do not feel like they're going to be high quality, I said to myself, and the fact that I had to take off one of the covers of the phones to put in two AA batteries didn't make me feel a whole lot more confident about the situation. That said though, once I had the phones plugged in to my MacBook Pro and turned on Stankonia (OutKast) (free from Google Music and full of heavy base and beats) I knew that we'd found a winner in the uniquely powerful sound business.
Previous iterations of Able Planet's Clear Harmony noise canceling headphone line could easily be mistaken for a pair of Bose headphones if you blurred your eyes. Bose's active noise cancellation, most recently used in the QuietComfort 15 ($299.95, 4 stars), is something of an industry standard, partially because Bose made the first ever consumer-level noise canceling headphones, and also because noise cancellation technology is already good, so making improvements is slow and subtle. Thus, a three year-old Bose headphone pair is still an excellent noise canceling option—but others are catching up. Able Planet's latest noise canceling headphones, the Clear Harmony NC1050, at $349 (direct), are priced to compete with the Bose QC15 and QuietComfort 3 ($349, 4 stars). While its noise cancellation performance is not quite as top-notch as Bose's, the NC1050 definitely wins the battle in another very important category: audio performance. Design Not much separates the NC1050 visually from the overcrowded field of Bose competitors. Able Planet ditched the typical chrome and brushed metal accents, opting instead for a matte black design with some nice carbon fiber trim on the ear cups.