Summary: Harmon replaced them, under warrantee, with fairly little hassle, but who wants to go through that every 3 months, and not have the use of the headphones (because they wont stay on your head) in the interim?
Pros: Fairly comfortable, excellent sound quality, range, clarity, and exceptional noise cancellation. Battery charges quickly and last a surprisingly long time.
Cons: I've had 2 pairs of these headphones and they've both cracked and broke where the where the head-band meets the joint for the pivot arm of the ear-piece. The first pair were a gift that lasted 3 1/2 months. The second pair lasted only 2 1/2 months.
A nice product that suffers from design and manufacturing flaws
18 September 2013
Summary: I would have loved to love this headphone. I did not buy it from Amazon but picked it up cheaply at the Helsinki airport. It was brand, brand new back then and so I did not know what to expect. First, the good points: the sound was good. The noise cancelling function works rather well in the plane.
Summary: These headphones were great on the plane. However there are 2 flaws. 1. The noise cancelling function creates a strange popping noise if you move your head side to side, which on a bumpy train ride happens frequently. 2.
Summary: These are some of the best headphones i have owned. The build quality is very good as is the sound and noise cancellation. Having owned them for 6 months i can say that they are comfy to wear and the case makes for easy transportation. The plug for use in airplanes is also really helpful.
Summary: From an audio perspective, these are possibly the best headphones I've ever owned. The sound quality is fantastic, and the Noise Cancellation is capable of blocking out the sound of screaming toddlers on a train. Sadly, the construction isn't quite as good.
Summary: The sound is brilliant and crispy, the structure is very good. The finish is beautiful and they look very good. My only, but regrettably not negligible, problem is that they are not very comfortable.
Summary: Being unable to find any retailer with stock of the smaller K490 phones, I purchased the K495. First set of these headphones had to be returned due to intermittent loss of sound in left can. Liked the sound the replacement headphones produced in both NC and non-NC mode. Solid feel and well built.
Summary: Der Kopfhörer ist klanglich sehr gut, auch die Geräuschunterdrückung ist perfekt. Mechanisch ist er aber eine Fehlkonstruktion. Das ist jetzt der dritte Kopfhörer in 6 Monaten und er ist zweimal an der gleichen Stelle gebrochen und kann nicht mehr sinnvoll genutzt werden.
Summary: Ik ben tevreden over de geluidskwaliteit. De NC is best wel oké maar zeker niet even goed als bij Bose QC. Na een half uurtje dragen is de druk op je oren echt wel lastig. Op den duur doet het zelfs pijn om de koptelefoon te dragen.