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Able Planet Intros $99 Noise-Canceling Headphones

9/04/2008 03:10:00 PM Eastern

Wheat Ridge, Colo. — Able Planet today announced a set of noise-canceling headphones at an under-$100 price point.

The Clear Harmony NC200 foldable noise-canceling headphones feature the company’s Linx Audio and active noise-cancellation technologies. They’re billed as having a frequency response of 20Hz to 20,000 Hz with sensitivity at 1KHz: 110dB and 116dB. It also has an in-line volume control.

The company’s Linx Audio technology was initially developed for hearing aids. It reportedly alters the audio signal to increase the intensity of higher frequency harmonics. This approach makes it easier for listeners to hear words, music and sounds as well as increases the perception of loudness without increasing the volume, according to Able Planet.

The Clear Harmony NC200 headphones, which can be folded for portability, come with a 3.5 mm plug and ships with a home audio adapter, a AAA battery and a carrying pouch. They are scheduled to be available this month for a $99 suggested retail.