Summary: ANC works well, cutting out the growl of the bus, the rumble of the tube and the drone of office air-con. You can still hear talking and voice and announcements as you would expect.
- ANC works well
(so far: bus, tube, office)
(to come: trains, planes, automobiles)
- remote button works with iOS
- earbud fit is awkward (they are prone to coming out of my ears with any tug of the cable)
- charging light never goes off
- you really need to find the...
Pros: ANC works well, remote button works with iOS
Cons: earbud fit is awkward, charging light never goes off
Summary: Very comfortable headphones. I bought some comply tx-400 mediums to go with these and they work great. Not the best isolation as some have noted but does it better with the comply's. Sound is warm and very enjoyable. Not the most clean and clinical sound, that goes to my busted Shure SEs yet these are for very little money. ANC works fairly well, my previous over the ears are probably better but again awesome for the cash outlay.
Summary: I had never used noise cancelling headphones before, did a bit of research and took a gamble with these. I travel by train and tube and use them with my iPhone. Sound quality is pretty good and once you choose the right size latex 'bud' thingy the noise cancelling feature works very well. Depending on the environment I estimate they reduce unwanted noise by 20-50%. This basically means you don't need to crank the volume up. Hands free facility works a treat too.
Summary: My first pair of noise cancelling earphones. Works quite well with my iphone, cuts off most of the background noise while I'm listening to my favorite music. Switches seamlessly between music and phone calls. Comfortable and ergonomically fitting earbuds with 3 sizes to choose from, ease of playlist control, etc are some of the positive aspects. Volume control would be a good feature to have though.
Summary: Great product, the earphones work really well for music, video etc. they match the quality of much more expensive devices. But they really come into their own when you need to do long phone calls from a busy location - airport, station, Starbucks etc. The noise cancellation really works well and ensures that the person you are calling can hear you clearly and is usually unaware of the background noise around you! A great product that works for both work and leisure!
Summary: I've had many noise cancelling headphones (though not Bose, I don't like the bulk of them). The DS-321D's are the best I've tried. These are more effective at cancelling noise, and provide very impressive music reproduction with or without the noise cancellation turned. I was genuinely startled by how good the bass reproduction is. These are much better than the equivalent Sony noise-cancellation headphones for both sound reproduction and for noise cancellation.
Summary: At first I could not hear the slightest difference between having these DS EARPHONES switched ON or OFF! They seemed a complete waste of money. A few days later I tried again. They come with three sizes of ear buds. So now, with the largest size of earbuds fitted and pushed FIRMLY HOME, I can notice a difference. I am sitting in my kitchen just now, with them on, listening to clasical music as I write this, and I cannot hear my fairly noisy fridge.