Pocket-lint has had its hands-on, or should that be ears-in, the Able Planet True Fidelity NC350B headphones for a while, taking them for a spin to see if the Denver based company deserves the 30 CES awards it has won in the last 5 years.
The Able Planet True Fidelity NC350B have a price-tag of around $150 Stateside, and are around the mid-level of the company's range which goes from $79 at the entry level to $350 for audiophile-quality cans.
Many of Able Planet's 'phones pack its patented Linx audio technology which is designed to create a live sound experience packing full base, clear high tones and intelligible speech clarity, whilst at the same time reducing distortion and filtering out "undesirable sounds".
The NC350B pack this tech and we have to say there is a noticeable difference between the Able Planet Linx experience and other headphones. You can almost feel bass moving in your ears - it takes some getting used to but once you do, it does make for a nice, rich sound.
The NC350B also boast noise cancellation (powered by an AAA battery), a frequency response of 20 Hz-20 kHz, with sensitivity at 1 kHz: 115 dB (Off );121 dB (On).
Stockists in the UK are limited to say the least, but we're told by our man at Able Planet that the company is looking to grow its European distribution channels. Until it does, you may be better ordering online direct from the US.
We were quite impressed - you never know, you might be too.