Summary: The noise redcution and sound quality were even better than I had expected. I was replacing a set of Bose headphones and chose these over Beats by Dre and am I SO gald I did. The sound loss through the headpones is very slight (much better than the Beats) and the sleek design is superior to the bulky ear cups on the Bose units. Crutchfield ahs the best price on these headphones and the quality is worth every penny. So Happy I got these.
Summary: Five hour flights with these on my head are absolutely easy. No discomfort, no sweating like with the over-the-ear headsets, and good sound quality to boot. I am a 57 year old who toasted his hearing playing rock and roll in the 70's, so I would not know if they are studio-quality nor do I care. I just needed something for long flights and these are perfect.
Pros: More than decent noise suppression/cancelling, comfortable, detachable (easily replaceable) cord, stow in a relatively small space, good build and materials quality, sound great, battery life, recharge options!
Cons: I have no idea what a "Coolness Factor" might be, but I can't imagine anyone can look cool with a set of headphones on their head.
Summary: I'm extremely happy with these headphones! When I was researching headphones, I was looking for both great sound and noise cancelling. I've often found that you have to sacrifice sound quality for the noise cancelling feature, but these headphones have a good balance of both. I recently used them on a 5 hour flight and found them to be more comfortable than over the ear NC headphones like the Bose ones. The AKG's feel good in your hands, not flimsy at all.
Summary: these are my teenage son's favorite headphones by far. we have purchased and returned several from best buy and crutchfield and could not find a better pair within our price range. my son has ASD and he has tactile sensitivity so this review may not be very helpful to most people.
Pros: sound quality, of course. on the ear headphones seem more comfortable for my son . over the ear headphones can be uncomfortable after a while. and a little heavier and some pulling around the ears.
Summary: Noise cancellation blocks pretty much all outside noise. If you travel by train or coach the difference noise cancellation headphones make is substantial. Quiet sections of music are now audible and the whole travel experience becomes more restful than ever before. The volume does not have to be turned up full.
Summary: This is my second pair of headphones as I accidently broke my first pair after a year of use. This is how much I love these headphones, the next day I went out to buy a replacement. I did get a faulty pair, however, Richer Sounds were very quick to offer me an exchange and the new pair sounds amazing! Walking around busy London with noise cancelling feature and listening to music with AKGs is simply fantastic!!!
Pros: sound quality , the way they look , noise cancelling is good