Summary: I decided to do this review because of the uncertainty what you get in terms of sound when you get a product from the Bose brand.
Sennheiser Adidas Sport
Sennheiser HD 25-SP II
Beyer 990 DT
Sony In-Ears for €150
Pros: Build quality is very good and NC works fine.
Summary: The best thing about this product is twofold: noise reduction and quality of sound, on all types of recordings. But while the ear pieces stay in the ear, I find that they come apart easily, particularly when removing them. That's quite an aggravation and diminishes their worth to me.
Summary: I got this because there were many positive reviews for this headphone. Especially regarding noise cancellation. I tried it at the store and it felt good for those couple of seconds. When I actually got my pair, I really feel that it's overrated.
End user summary after 20 hours of use in a 90 decibel manufacturing environment
James Burch, Amazon
30 November 2014
Summary: Utility is too fiddley with the wires, battery and controls and the ear buds. Technically they work but create uncomfortable pressure in ear upon very loud, low frequency ambient sound. Value derived is about 65% of actual full cost.
No Noise cancel on Mic during call and does not cancel voice frequency
17 November 2014
Summary: Sound is fine, build quality is below my expectation. Here is some lacking feature / design flaw that if I know before buying I would have not have made the purchase. Back ground noise is being canceled but not human voice, there should be a switch to toggle voice range cancellation on/off that so I...
Summary: After using the Bose MIE2i for a while I decided to upgrade to these, Bose's first ever in-ear noise cancelling earphones. And after using them for about a month I've decided to sell them. Why?
... ago and the quality of the sound is considerably better than the bose - sitting at home or at ...
mitchell fishwick, Amazon
22 September 2014
Summary: I bought some cheap [under £20] sony in-ear headphones a few years ago and the quality of the sound is considerably better than the bose - sitting at home or at work they come a distant second best not a patch soundwise as normal bose headphones more noise 'lessening' than cancelling I'd say - or...
Summary: I researched headphones for absolutely ages after making the colossal mistake of buying expensive over the ear headphones previously. The previous headphones, Beats by Dre, were expensive eye candy but not much else.