Sony Quiets the Noise

Sony brought along part of an airplane interior to the show. Well, not really, but they used this mock up to demonstrate the effectiveness of their MDR-1000X noise canceling headphones.

The interior of the shell shown here simulated the noise inside an airliner in flight. The headphones were very effective both with and without music playing. They sounded quite respectable on the latter, though my audition was very brief. But the simulated engine noise was nowhere near as loud as the real thing—there’s no way that would have been practical on the show floor.