Summary: I did a lot of research on these headphones. I didn't want to pay the full price on them and thought that ebay or other cheaper options on Amazon would work. I realized that this product is so much more than headphones and that little things that are critical could be wrong with an underpriced one. The microphone in it is specifically designed to cancel the noise - if there is anything subpar or broken with it - you've completely waisted your money on a 'deal'.
Summary: After trying this headphones for free on a flight from Dallas to Buenos Aires ,my daughter and me fell so much in love with them that I purchased them for her immediately. During our 10 hour flight it was so great not to be able to hear the noise of the engines, but only good music and movies , that I recommend these to anyone that wants quiet time with no destructions.
Summary: I bought these for a 10 hour drive in a Jeep with a soft top. The noise cancelling was excellent and the music from my iPhone sounded great. They came with a cord specifically for Apple iPhone or iPod, which allowed me to pause or advance to the next track and adjust the volume easily while driving. You can also use them to make phone calls. I was able to hear the other person easily and they did not hear much road noise inside the loud Jeep.
Summary: I'm a typical potential user for a noise-canceling pair of headphones. I'm a frequent flyer (36 flights in 7 months from this year's start) and when in office I work in a busy environment with people constantly talking on the phone. Since I'm a tech and music geek, I was longly agonizing on the type of headphones to buy, extensively researching (including reading of Amazon reviews) and making live in-store confrontations when possibilities of choice started to narrow...
Summary: Love, love, LOVE these! I travel a lot on planes and I should have just spent the money and purchased these before. I've spent at least $200 ($50 at a time) on buying the cheaper noise cancelling headphones and wasted that money becasue they didn't last or didn't work well.
Summary: I purchased these for my husband's birthday and he was thrilled to receive and absolutely LOVES them ... he loves anything/everything Bose ... I especially loved the 5-Easy Pay ... Thank YOU, QVC!
Summary: I am not a fan of Bose, I was a little reluctant to purchase these as some reviews say they are have a cheap finish. But I must say they are very well put together and the carry case is nicely finished. Noise cancelling is excellent, we have a very loud AC unit in our room, switched the NC on and it just went quiet...amazing. The sound quality is very good also, very surprised. Expensive? yes, but they are for listening to music in a loud environment...