NS500 Aluminum (Android)
The next-generation Nocs NS500 is a study in evolution. The aluminum housing that we debuted in 2008 has been continuously refined, to the point where it is now a CNC-machined, Chamfered-cut work of art. This superior approach to materials equates to a sound that’s equally superior, supplying the listener with an amazing sonic experience that offers impeccable balance, rich detail and a deep bass in equal measure.
Moreover, the NS500 is complimented by a tangle-free cable and a three-button remote for seamless control of your Android and Windows phone device. The MEMS silicon microphone removes GSM/TDMA burst noise and picks up your speech 360 degrees. Four different-sized ear tips, one sets each to provide an excellent fit.
The NS500 takes sound to a new level, placing the listener at the nexus of the entire sonic spectrum. The custom dynamic speaker with titanium coated diaphragm is designed for the best possible listening experience with well-tuned mids, pristine highs, natural bass – they’re all here in the NS500.
Our sound-tuning process takes around six months. In addition to customizing the speaker itself, we spend a lot of time optimizing the housing size and the bass vent’s size and design. In total, a dynamic Nocs earphone spends more than a year in development - proving that we leave nothing to chance in our quest for perfection.
High-precision CNC Machining allows us to produce complex shapes that would be virtually impossible to achieve with standard machining. For the chamfer-cut edge, a precise angle lets us create the perfect design highlight. The aluminum housing’s sandblasted surface gives it superior scratch resistance and a smooth, even surface that enhances the high-polish edge.
As usual, we’ve gone the extra mile to ensure that each NS500 component, from the Kevlar-reinforced cables to the noise-isolating silicon sleeves, is designed and manufactured for unparalleled durability and performance.
"Good design, solid build quality great comfortable fit and outstanding noise isolation paired with great audio performance and iOS/Android headset functionality for less than $100, what more could you ask for? Nocs' NS500 Aluminum should be on your 'must purchase list'. We like them so much they deserve our Editors' Choice Award and high recommendation."
"They look great, sound great and offer everything we look for in a set of earphones primed for the city: a hands-free remote and good sound isolation."
This product has been developed to function with later Android and Windows phone products released after 2012 and supporting 3 button remotes.
Below is a list with known devices that work slightly different than normal due to limitations for 3rd part accessories.
HTC One - Will control "change track" instead of "volume" on up/down buttons.
Nexus 7 - No support for 3-button remotes.
LG Nexus 4/5 - No support for 3-button remotes.
Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx HD - No support for 3-button remotes.
Sony Xperia Z1/Z2/Z3/Z4/Z5 - No support for 3-button remotes with 4 poles.