Summary: I like these quite a bit. They are fairly rugged, with the exception of the earpads, provide good passive noise reduction.
Pros: Relatively cheap, comfortable, the audio quality is good.
Cons: About 6 months into ownership, the earpads started coming apart at the seams, and I had to sew them back together to keep the foam from falling out. The active noise cancelling feature gives me a headache, but that's probably an issue with me and not the headphones.
Summary: Like with all noise-canceling headphones you are balancing sound quality with utility. If you don't need noise-canceling then in the same price range you'll find better sounding cans. However, if you don't want to spend the cash on the Bose QC-15 or Sennheiser CX450 then these are a good compromise.
Pros: For the price you're not going to find better noise-canceling headphones. I work in a noisy environment and I would agree with the manufacturing that it kills 85-90% of background low-frequency sounds. It will not work on voice cancellation but that none of them really do. Battery life is great. ...
Cons: Bass is the weak spot of these headphones. These headphones are not low profile so be prepared to be noticed. Smaller than say Sennheiser noise-canceling cans but larger than Bose QC-15. If I wear these headphones for more than an hour they make my ears sweat but could just be me.
Summary: After purchasing these headphones a few colleagues took notice to them and asked to see how they sounded; four of my fellow colleagues also purchased these after hearing them. All the unites are over two years old, used daily and all are still currently being used.
Pros: For the price you can't find a better set of headphones and it's in direct competition with the Bose noise canceling as well as the Beats by Dre headphones. The noise canceling technology is just as good as the others mentioned and the sound quality is up there too. When you break down the sound ...
Cons: The only real issue with these headphones is that they leek a significant amount of noise. If you have the noise canceling on and someone is near you chances are they can also hear what you're listening to.
Summary: The headphones I received were the ATH-ANC7b (I understand this "b" version was released after Audio Technica was sued by Bose). Supposedly the original version is better (ATH-ANC7 <- without the "b"). Newegg needs to change the description to reflect this. Although, I'm not disappointed with these.
Pros: Effective noise cancelling. Music sounds excellent with noise cancelling ON (see cons). Comes with long and short detachable cables. Comes with a fairly hard-sided protective case. Excellent Price (compared with similar competing products). Powered by a single AAA battery with easy access. Can be...
Cons: Music sounds poor when noise cancelling is turned OFF (really bad!). Slight audible hum when listening to music. Ear cups are almost too small for normal size ear lobes.
Summary: Everyone's trying to find the Bose QC3 killer and I personally think this is it. I own the reg Bose headphones which I really liked and I've heard the QC2 and QC3 in the Bose stores. I was impressed but the price tag killed. I did about a month of reviews and finally decided on these.
Pros: Hard Case and everything that comes with the Bose QC3 not to mention only one AAA battery!
Cons: I never want to turn off the NC. Cable could present a problem for those who like a longer cord but I have a cable extension.
Summary: I love the noise cancelling, Sound I found to be decent but not amazing (PonoPlayer comming this month - I will update) They are thight on my head and my ears and head hurt after listening for more then an hour. (I do have a big head) Battery lasts about avarage.
Summary: I bought these on the marketplace in used condition for a really good price and cannot tell they are used. The sound quality out of these is really good, very clear and comparable to my Shure in-ear 'phones.
Summary: I bought these headphones solely for the purpose of Noise Cancellation. They are specifically designed to reduce constant low frequency noise e.g droning on a plane or in a vehicle, and they do it very well. Yes, they do leak noise at normal volumes.