Featured Review: NoiseHush NX22R Stereo Headphones

March 3, 2014 - Written By Jeremiah Nelson


The NoiseHush NX22R Stereo Headphones are billed as solid over-the-ear headphones with “deeper bass, lower distortion and wider dynamic range.” They are made with neodymium magnet drivers, a soft-touch rubberized finish, and aircraft-grade aluminum caps. They also feature a handcrafted wooden housing as an added touch of quality. How do they actually stack up? Let’s take a look.

When we first open the box, we find the headphones and a tiny manual. The headset itself is very comfortable to wear, even for long periods of time. The headband itself is adjustable so you can find the right fit for your head. The cable is 5.7 feet long, giving you plenty of lead if you’re sitting in front of your stereo or computer. This model is not noise cancelling, but these headphones do an excellent job of blocking out background noise. The headset was fantastic at keeping the noise of my two small toddlers at bay.

As for sound quality, the NX22R headphones are not going to compete with a high-end Denon or Bose set, but they also aren’t going to cost your upwards of $500. The bass is a little high, although not as overpowering as something like Beats by Dre. The highs and mids are decent, and when combined with the good noise blocking provided by the wrap-around earpieces, this is a very good pair of headphones.

The NoiseHush NX22R also has a built-in microphone in the headphone cable, adding the ability to use it for making and receiving phone calls. While the 5.7-foot cable is a bit long for using with your cell phone, the sound quality was good when I made phone calls, too. The microphone also has a button for answering and ending calls. I didn’t have to even lift the microphone to my mouth for people on the other end to hear me well. I use the calling feature in Gmail quite often. It was very convenient to transition between making calls and listen to music, right on my laptop.

Even though there is a button for answering and hanging up phone calls, there aren’t any volume controls on the headphones themselves. This hasn’t been an issue for me but it would be a bit more convenient to be able to change the volume on the headset itself. If you’re using it with your cell phone or even an MP3 player, it’s an extra step to pull your device out of the your pocket to adjust the volume.

The NoiseHush NX22R is a very good headset with above average sound quality and a little extra kick in the low-end. The earpieces block out background noise, even without and electronic noise cancelling. The headphones are comfortable enough to wear for long periods of time, and the addition of the microphone is a nice bonus. The headset is adjustable, making it an easy fit for almost anyone’s head. Hypercel has the NX22R available for $99.99 and you can find them on Amazon for about $55. For the price, these headphones are a stellar value.