Summary: I bought these but went back and bought the Sennheisers I had earlier. These are OK but not as good as the Sennheisers. Sound not as rich. Noise cancelling not as good. Plus they are pretty clunky - big cans on the side of your head. Beware of the Sennheisers though.
Nice headphones, but Noise cancelling non-existence
Kenny Chow, Amazon
26 August 2012
Summary: I went with the majority of the review and thought I will try the luxury of NS headphones, nice packaging and comfortable headphones. The initial thought of the sound quality is rather poor for over ear headphones, with a very flat range and noise cancelling pretty much non-existence.
Summary: Bought these specifically for a long haul flight to block out the engine noise. They just don't work. Having down a lot of research before buying them after trying the Bose headphones which are amazing I decided I couldn't justify £250 for the occasional long haul flight.
Decent headphones, but zero noise cancellation in office environment
19 August 2012
Summary: The sound from these headphones is decent enough. However, I don't know how the manufacturer came up with their noise cancellation percentage. Perhaps in some environments they do cancel noise to that level, but I am using them in an office environment to dry to drown out noisy eaters and background...
Summary: I tested these on a recent flight and found there was barely any attenuation of noise at any frequency. In the noisy airport departure lounge there was very little improvement, and on the plane the engine noise was reduced by perhaps ten per cent - not enough to justify the cost of a battery.
Summary: I purchased these headphones for traveling based on the compact size, self retracting wire, quoted 88% noise cancellation and bargain price. The package includes headphones, battery, flight adapter and soft carry case.
Summary: The sound, and especially the noise cancelling, amazes me every time I use the headphones...and that's pretty much every day. The "white noise" at the office completely disappears and I can actually turn the volume way down on the music - better for my ears.
Summary: Great sound, worked well on long flight, but the plastic is very brittle. Very well taken care of but the area around the earpiece requires some reengineering. Nice and portable, cut out 90% of flight engine noise. Will try another brand with hinges that allow the headphones to fold.