"Velvety Low End and Soft Sculpted Upper Register"
Paradigm's H15NC on-ear headphone adds highly effective active noise cancelling circuitry to the great sound of the H15. And the H15NC is equipped with in-line remote and microphone that's compatible with all Apple devices and most smart phones.
"There's a lot to love about the H15," reports Ryan Waniata at Digital Trends. "Velvety low end, and soft, sculpted upper register... comfortable, relaxed approach to music reproduction."
"I feel pretty confident in saying that the sound of the H15 isn't going to be described as 'dull' by anyone. There's oodles of high-end sparkle here," notes Dennis Burger in his review for Technology Tell.
The H15NC delivers superior sound quality, sophisticated good looks, and ergonomics that deliver comfort even during extended listening. But that's what you would expect from Paradigm, which has a 30-year track record of award-winning sound innovation.
Active Noise-cancellling Circuitry
The H15NC’s dual microphone design offers balanced pick up and superb noise isolation / attenuation. Active noise-cancellling circuitry reduces background noise, enabling you to hear your music better at lower volume levels and can reduce listening fatigue in noisy environments. That makes the Paradigm particularly suitable for air travel, trains, and commutes. The 40-hour battery life gives you lots of noise-cancelling operation and the battery recharges in 60 to 90 minutes.
The on-board noise-cancellling user interface has convenient Blue LED ON indicators. You can still enjoy your music with the battery discharged, and the tight seal of the earcups provide passive noise isolation.
Comfortable Two-piece Construction
The two-piece construction has breathable protein leather earcups with Comfort-Tilt™ feature that adjust to ear contours ensuring a noise-isolating seal. The flexible headband accommodates a full range of head sizes without adversely affecting the frequency response curve. 'Just-right' compression fit ensures comfort during extended listening sessions. For fine adjustment, the FlexiPoint™ slider is incrementally indexed to accommodate varying head sizes.
The ear cushion provides three layers of contoured foam. The memory foam provides a layer of comfort, high-density foam prevents low-frequency 'bottom out,' and the closed-cell layer isolates and reduces background noise. The fold-flat design makes these phones easy to take with you.
In-line Remote and Mic
Paradigm didn't forget smartphone users. The H15NC's in-line remote and mic gives you a convenient way to make calls, change tracks, and adjust volume. The gold-plated 3.5-mm 4-conductor plug uses a right angle design for a low-profile connection.
The Perfect Seal
Here's something that many lesser headphone manufacturers overlook, but not Paradigm. If the seal between ear and earcup is not perfect, bass performance will be compromised. In fact, you could lose as much as 10 dB (or more) of bass. Unlike many headphones on the market and despite the variations in human ear sizes and shapes, Paradigm’s design boasts a perfect seal. Frequency response is rich, deep, authentic and free from ambient noise and audible distortion.
Meet Thy Maker
Who better to design headphones than a company that has been winning awards for sound innovation for 30 years. Paradigm's unique understanding of what makes a speaker sound magical in a listening room was applied in the design of its headphones. In world class R&D facilities Paradigm used sophisticated measurement tools (including Angelina, our Brüel & Kjær Head and Torso simulator) to perfect such things as the noise-cancelling algorithms. Undesirable noise is filtered out without compromising the purity of the signal.
Paradigm headphones deliver the full audio spectrum to the ear with crystal clarity and superb tonal balance. The result is an intensely private, noise and distortion-free listening experience, one that makes music sound 'live' and brings movies to life.
"Velvety low end, and soft, sculpted upper register... comfortable, relaxed approach to music reproduction... a very light pair of headphones - barely noticeable when worn... comfortable listening for hours at a time... there's a lot to love about the H15."
- Ryan Waniata, Digital Trends
"I feel pretty confident in saying that the sound of the H15 isn't going to be described as 'dull' by anyone. There's oodles of high-end sparkle here."
- Dennis Burger, Technology Tell