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.
Whilst researching for a replacement I found various reviews for these Goldring noise cancelling headphones that all seemed very positive. I found a pair online for £43 plus shipping.
Pros: Good sound with noise cancelling on.
Cons: Poor sound with noise cancelling off, build.
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? Again, compared to what is probably a couple of hundred dollars upwards brand new. It might be different across the pond.
Well packaged and protected.
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: 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.
The RRP is £150, but Play.com have been regularly selling them for £50 and at that price they are excellent.
The pros outweigh the cons of these headphones.
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: I have had this for less than 6 months. Twice the headbands have snapped. Twice I've had it replaced. Now the cable is so bad it doesn't work in one ear so now I don't have a set of head phones. I did not expect that level of quality when paying £69 for headphones. Let's hope I get the same customer service when I try to replace the cable.
Summary: I purchased these headphones after reading good reviews, and as far as sound quality and noise cancelling goes these are good- comfortable, clear tones and actually so snug over the ear that I hardly use the noise cancelling feature. However, I had to replace the cable within two weeks of purchase as connection in the left hand speaker was initially intermittent and then failed completely.
Summary: got these after reading the reviews , use them on my train commute where they greatly reduce the noise , also used on a recent aircraft journey where they made a great difference despite sitting on the window seat by the wing single AAA battery seems to last for ages
These headphones are just as described and we'll deserve previous five star reviews
Lynne63, Richer Sounds
17 March 2014
Summary: I am really pleased with this purchase.I did not have the budget for BOSE but I think the NS 1000 are unbeatable quality for the price, and so comfy to wear.Excellent product I am a confirmed internet shopper and a very regular user of a wide range of "shops" but can honestly say that RIcher Sounds are the best company I have used.THey kept me updated at each step of my purchase and could even predict the arrival time to within an hour.......impressive!
Pros: product , company efficiency , value for money of product
Summary: I was fortunate enough to use some noise cancelling head phones on a first class flight supplied by the airline, flying normal class this time I thought I'd miss the noise cancelling headset so I researched for a pair of my own. Reading many reviews, I chose these as whilst not £20, the reviews spoke highly of them and I'm certainly not disappointed.
Summary: The product arrived very quickly. It was easy to assemble and the directions for use were very clear. We will know more of its attributes soon when we road test it but it looks very good the little we have used it.