Summary: Goldring are a long established company who make headphones and phono cartridges. Originally German the company moved to the UK in 1933. The NS1000s have been consistently rated as one of the best NR headphones by What Hifi.
Pros: Dynamic and detailed sound. Portability. Work with NR on and off.
Cons: Large ears wont fit, short cable, creaking noise from head band, leak noise.
Summary: So I was lucky enough to get these very cheap from Play.com. They seem to be on there a lot of the time at around the £55 mark, compared to their RRP of £160, this is a real steal personally. I think that is something like around $85-90?
Pros: Very effective noise cancelling, good design, comfortable, fold down into hard case. Multi compatible cable.
Cons: Noise cancelling system sometimes hisses the in the left cup. Can get uncomfortable after a LONG time using them.
Summary: When my third pair of JVC HA-NC100s finally bit the dust and I found out they had been delisted I began a search for a replacement. Sadly, the NC100 were pretty unique with the retractable cord, there just wasn't anything to replace it.
Pros: Good sound with noise cancelling on.
Cons: Poor sound with noise cancelling off, build.
Summary: Just like the drummer who sits behind the rest of the band and concentrates on keeping the beat while the singer makes a spectacle of himself at the front of the stage, Goldring’s NS1000 noise-cancelling headphones are as effective as they are unglamorous.