Excerpt: I bought it right before a 5-hour flight. I wore it all along and they fit comfortably. I did feel the urge to lift them from time to time to refresh my ears, but I guess that is normal when you enclose them with something for that long. The sound was really good, though I am not an expert in the field. The one thing I can definitively say is that the investment was well worth it.
Summary: The noise cancelling works okay, but on a recent flight I could still hear people. When I put my ipod on and the noise cancelling, it was amazing, I heard nothing. These are also great for making phone calls with, the sound is great.
Pros: Extremely comfortable, Great carrying case, Music Quality Excellent
Cons: Can Still Hear People, Little bulky, Noise Cancelling Okay, Sound Heard Externally
Summary: I've used this only on the airplane so far, but it has worked well. It lifts from my ears sometimes, if I tip my head and I hear outside sounds when this happens. There is some noise bleed at louder volume levels, but nothing bad for a plane ride that already has plenty of noise from the engines. The sound is good and clean. I much prefer these that I picked up for far less than the Bose that everyone told me get.
Summary: Comfortable with a good cushion seal around the ear. Good noise suppression, particularly good on trains and aeroplanes where you can really notice the difference. Excellent sound quality - bright and with presence even with the noise cancelling on. Can be used without turning them on. I like the ability to remove the cable so you can use them for sleeping on aeroplanes. Personally, I'd like to see them with Bluetooth.
Great headphones, but just short of being excellent
18 August 2013
Summary: Bought these at the beginning of 2013 and have used at home, walking in the street, on the tube, train and bus, as well as on aeroplanes. Pros: - Very comfortable, with soft memory foam ear pieces. - Lightweight, so doesn't feel like you are wearing large over the ear headphones. - You can listen to music without the use of the battery, a key reason why I bought the ATH-ANC9s (surprising that not more brands offer this functionality!
Summary: Honestly, when it comes to comfort, build quality and noise cancellation - there isn't that much between the Bose QC15 headphones (Colleague who sits next to me has them) in terms of effectiveness. Where these cans set themselves apart is in flexibility and sounds quality. Firstly, you have 3 cancellation modes which is a nice touch, I won't go through them as its in the product description, suffice to say they are pretty good and do what they say on the tin.