Introducing the world's smallest and lightest digital noise canceling in-ear headphones. With a revolutionary box-free design, these XBA-NC85D Balanced Armature in-ear headphones reduce ambient noise in airplanes, offices and other environments by up to 97.5% so you can enjoy your music in peace. Slip into sublime sonic bliss with a premium blend of crisp, radiant highs and deep, breathtaking bass—delivered to you absolutely unadulterated and delightfully distraction-free.
Designed for discerning audiophiles, XBA Series in-ear headphones are outfitted with Sony's newly developed balanced armature driver units engineered for crisp, balanced sound of incredible depth and precision. Infused with premium audio technology, even the most subtle musical nuances are delivered with tremendous clarity and detail.
Compared to conventional dynamic drivers, Balanced Armature drivers deliver crystal-clear vocals and booming bass with impressive depth. Plus, the micro-sized, full range driver comes precision tuned by Sony engineers to evenly reproduce a broad spectrum of high to low frequency response for an incredibly balanced audio experience.
Say goodbye to bulky noise canceling headphones. With a streamlined box-free design, get everything you need
for outstanding noise canceling and premium audio reproduction all housed inside a compact, go-anywhere
earpiece—including an extra powerful battery for up to 20 hours
Sony's advanced digital signal processing technology reduces aggravating ambient noise by up to 97.5% for deliciously distraction-free listening, even in loud public places. A tiny microphone on each earpiece works in tandem with noise canceling circuitry to create an opposite sound wave and eliminate an onslaught of ambient noise.
Not all ambient noise is the same. Artificial Intelligence technology automatically analyzes the type of sound that surrounds you—whether it be aircraft, train, office or other—and selects the optimal noise canceling mode for the environment.
Because Balanced Armature drivers sport an ultra compact design for a smaller overall form factor, they slip easily inside the ear for a snug, more natural-feeling fit. The result? Further reduced ambient noise and long-lasting comfort and wearability—even after hours of non-stop listening.
Arrive rested and energized with these Balanced Armature noise canceling in-ear headphones made for drowning out ambient noise while providing soaring highs and deep, rich lows. Boxless digital signal processing technology automatically reduces ambient noise from offices, airplanes and trains by up to 97.5% by automatically selecting the optimal noise canceling effect through analysis of ambient noise. The ultra-compact design of the Balanced Armature driver allows for a natural in-ear fit and improved, long-term comfort. Enjoy up to 20 hours of audio thanks to the internal rechargeable battery1. Travel case, USB charger adapter, in-flight plug adapter, cord adjuster and clip included.
Compared to conventional Dynamic drivers, BA drivers produce a broad and even frequency response with notable vocal clarity. BA drivers can even be tuned for higher or lower frequency response, as well as combined to emphasize certain sound characteristics.
It’s all there. Everything you need for outstanding noise-free audio reproduction can be found housed inside the ear pieces: the micro-sized BA drivers, sophisticated digital noise canceling circuitry, and an internal, rechargeable battery for up to 20 hours of listening enjoyment1.
While the XBA-NC85D earbuds enable music playback just like conventional headphones, they are charged by connecting the audio jack to a USB interface, just like a smart phone or digital media player.
In developing the all-in-one XBA-NC85D digital noise-canceling earbuds, Sony has eliminated the cord-mounted control box that normally houses the battery and noise canceling circuitry. This new, integrated circuit consumes less than 1/30th (a mere 3mW) than that of the previous circuit, which consumes 105mW2. This translates into up to 20 hours3 of rechargeable listening time (when fully charged) as compared to the up to 16 hours of the previous model when operated by single use non-rechargeable batteries.
Digital technology provides for optimal noise cancelation with outstanding audio performance. Read below to learn more about the digital difference when it comes to noise canceling ear buds.
The ultra-compact design of a Balanced Armature (BA) driver allows for a natural in-ear fit and improved, long-term comfort.
Travel case, USB charge adapter, in-flight plug adapter, cord adjuster, and clip.
Newly developed micro-size, full-range driver units deliver detailed and transparent sound reproduction. Be it your favorite vocalist, driving bass line, piano, guitar or drum solo, hear even the most subtle musical details with tremendous clarity.
Not all ambient noise is the same. Fully automatic AI Noise Canceling circuitry automatically selects the optimal noise canceling (for aircraft, train or office) through analysis of available ambient noise.
Noise isolation earbuds (Included: Small, Medium, and Large) not only provide a comfortable, snug fit, but also utilize pressure relieving urethane foam to further reduce ambient noise.
© 2011 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony and the Sony make.believe logo are trademarks of Sony. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice. Non-metric weights and measures are approximate and may vary.
Interested in something new?
Explore the latest models now.Shop Now
Sony Rewards is a free loyalty program with many ways to earn, including earning at least 1 point per $1 spent when you shop at Sony Store. To earn points on your purchase, simply log in or join now to link your Sony Rewards account to a Sony Store account. Click here to learn more. You can also log in or enroll to earn points after completing your Sony Store online purchase.