Rode NTH-100

Rode NTH-100

Rode NTH-100

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BEST RATING
Music:
4.5
MUSIC: Very Good8.2/10
CALLS: Poor4.8/10
GAMING: Fair6.5/10
TV: Good7.7/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Good7.6/10
EXERCISE: Poor4.2/10
AIR TRAVEL: Fair6.0/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Poor5.3/10
BUILD QUALITY: Very Good8.5/10

The Rode NTH-100 headphones are a midrange-priced, over-ear model with a closed-back design, meaning they're good for private listening and can prevent sound from leaking. They are wired, thus eliminating the potential issues associated with battery life or Bluetooth connectivity. The overall sound quality is good, and they have good soundstage, making them suitable for an immersive audio experience. However, they may not be optimal for calls and meetings as the microphone quality is poor. They are comfortable to wear, very well built, but the built-in controls are rated poorly. The NTH-100s are not suitable for exercising due to their design and lack of sweatproof certification. They are not the most portable due to their size and they have poor noise isolation. Their cable is detachable and 2.45 meters long, providing flexibility and ease of replacement. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Closed-back design for sound isolation
  • Good overall sound quality
  • Comfortable for long sessions
  • Durable build quality
  • Detachable cable for convenience
Cons
  • Poor mic quality for calls
  • Not suitable for exercise use
  • Bulky and not easily portable
  • No wireless connectivity

Ratings by Category

Music:
4.5
The Rode NTH-100 headphones offer a closed enclosure that helps provide a more intimate and isolated listening experience, and their dynamic driver type coupled with a good overall sound quality ensures rich and detailed audio that enhances music enjoyment. They are wired, eliminating concerns over latency or compression that can occur with wireless codecs, ensuring high-fidelity sound reproduction that audiophiles appreciate.
TV & Video:
4.3
The Rode NTH-100 headphones are wired, which ensures low latency and is beneficial for watching TV and videos without audio delay. They also offer good sound quality and soundstage, making for an engaging audio experience, and are comfortable for extended viewing sessions.I will now begin searching the document for relevant information regarding the Rode NTH-100's suitability for watching TV and videos.
Podcasts & Audiobooks:
4.2
This score evaluates the product when used solely to listen to podcasts or audiobooks. It takes into account sound quality and sound signature, to be able to keep voices clear and intelligible. It also considers battery life, when available, and comfort.
Gaming:
3.6
The Rode NTH-100 is suitable for gaming due to its good soundstage and imaging, providing a sense of space that can be beneficial in gaming. However, the microphone quality is considered poor, which can be a disadvantage for communication in multiplayer gaming environments.
Air Travel:
3.1
This score evaluates the product for use on airplanes and other similar kinds of travel. It takes into account noise reduction and portability, including case shape, case size, and weight. It also incorporates the battery life of the product, long-haul comfort, noise reduction (both active and passive), and sound quality. We generally consider wireless products to be more suitable for air travel.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$131
Brand
Rode
Release Date
March 1, 2022
Form Factor
Headphones
Connectivity
Wired

SOUND

Music Score
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8.2/10
Phone Calls Score
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4.8/10
Gaming Score
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6.6/10
TV and Video Score
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7.8/10
Exercise Score
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4.2/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
No
Noise Reduction Score
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5.3/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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8.5/10
Comfort score
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7.6/10
Weight
349.2 Grams
Waterproof Rating
0
Dustproof Rating
0

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Kizito Katawonga | March 2023
"The NTH-100M is a closed-back headset aimed at professional audiophiles—streamers, podcasters and content creators included—looking for masterful audio and a detachable 'broadcast-grade' microphone."

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