Summary: I ordered these headphones for a long airline flight. They really helped block out the ambient noise in the plane, and helped make it a better flight. The sound quality, and noise canceling abilities of this headphone are both very good. I would highly recommend.
Pros: Good noise canceling & sound quality. Good comfort for extended use.
Cons: I can't think of anything to complain about...
Summary: Exceptional osund quality, virtually no hiss when NC is operating. Generally comfortable, although they're on-ear rather than around the ear, so there can be a bit of sound leakage audible to those around you. The charging cord is proprietary, no a normal USB mini or micro, so you might consider ordering a replacement. Similarly the cord between cans and player isn't a standard patch cord but a 2.5/3.5mm cable.
Pros: Great sound, excellent NC, packs small, no batteries
Cons: Requires a charge, minor sound leakage, hard-to-replace cords
Summary: Purchased these after reading technical reviews. Overall I am satisfied with the product, but a part of me wonders if the Bose headphones would have been as good, with better comfort.
Pros: Noise canceling and overall sound quality is very good. I work at home and it cancels out the screaming kids next door! I like the fabric cord and the USB charging instead of batteries.
Cons: Too bad these are not over the ear headphones. The on-ear pressure gets uncomfortable after a while. The carry pouch could be better. It is too small for the headphones, cords and charging adapter (not included).
Summary: Considered a lot of other options, but these ultimately seem to be best overall value. Very, very happy with the sound. I've had Klipsch on ear headphones and Shure earbuds, and I prefer the sound of the AKGs over both of those. To my ears, they are simply full and natural. The bass does not dominate, but I never feel that it is lacking - at all. Build quality appears to be outstanding. I love how they fold and the size is perfect in my opinion.
Summary: I really like these headphones. They fold up very compactly, have a nice fabric cord, charge easily with a USB, and have solid noise cancellation that works well on airplanes. With nearby conversations it helps to have both NC on and music as well. One major caveat- like another reviewer, my set broke where the earpiece attaches to the headband, making them unusable. However, the AKG warranty covered it and Crutchfield was very fast with a replacement.
Pros: compact when folded fabric cord solid noise reduction
Summary: These headphones work as advertised very good noise canceling on my flights with excellent sound quality as well. Stored easily with the fold up and seemed sturdy enough for me. I haven't tried any other headphones but these seemed comfortable enough although the cord was a bit cumbersome. I would recommend them for the price as I was considering the Bose ones for over three hundred but I am happy with what I have.
Pros: Good sound, easy storage, super noise canceling
Cons: little heavier than expected, cord a tad unwieldy
Summary: This is my second pair. I enjoyed the first very much, until they were damaged by a flood in a Costa Rica hotel room. The hotel graciously reimbursed me and I began shopping for a replacement when I returned home. I went through the same research and comparison as I did when I purchased the first pair several years ago. I came to the same conclusion and bought this replacement set. They sound great. They are light weight. They are comfortable.
Pros: Good sound quality with or without noise cancelling turned on. Internal battery charged via USB.
Cons: Inadequate carrying case that probably contributes to damaged units.
Summary: I got these headphones to replace some Beats Solos that had gotten pretty beat up. The sound quality is so much better on the AKG's. I also like that they are unique. No one has them, and when people ask to try them, they are always impressed. Better balance, enough base to enjoy, but not overwhelming. I looked at several other styles of NC phones, and these are the lightest and easiest to wear. No problem wearing them for hours at a time.
Summary: Excellent sound quality. Love the rechargeable feature via usb, no batteries thank you very much. Ok noise cancelling effect, albeit with a high pitched noise to replace the sound being muffled. Also works without NC activated which seems obvious but some headphones don't. Comes with a next to useless soft case, bought a hardcase separately to carry them.