Summary: I purchased the JVC HANC80 Noise Canceling Full Sized earphones because I gave my other ones to my daughter. These JVC HANC80 earphones are far more comfortable than any I have used before. My ears do not begin to ache immediately as they have in the past with other ear phones. I find that they also prevent somewhat the ambient noise of the surrounding environment, which I really like because I live in an area where the outside activity can be very intrusive.
Summary: When it comes to using a Headset, whether it's for music or for video games (not recommended for inter-action). Why spend a hundred dollars or more for clarity when you want privacy in your own space when it comes to listening to whatever pleases you. I choose JVC first and Sony second in this price range. Both have excellent qualities when it comes to sound.
Summary: I'm so happy knowing that Bose NC headphones were overly over-rated. Previously, I had two of them: 1st the Bose Quiet Comfort Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headset which has totally disfunctioned; and the 2nd one is later version Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphone (over the ears) which has broken down head brace assembly... inferior hardware plastic materials... I WAS TOTALLY DISAPPOINTED WITH THESE BOSE HEADPHONE PRODUCTS THAT I STILL HAVE!!!...
Excerpt: Headphones can fold up and lay flat and slide easily into a small satch provided in the package. Headphones come with airplane jack adapter, too. They are soft and padded at the ear, but hurt after approx.+3 hours of wear. There is also a battery provided by the manuf. for the noise cancelling feature, which I wouldn't think to use these headphones for.
Excerpt: I bought these to use when traveling, on airplanes, train, busses. So far I've just tried them around local higher noise level areas and the do cancel some of the noise. About what I would expect for the price these sell for. I'm still waiting to see how they do on an airplane while trying to watch a movie, so I can't say anything about that yet. They fit comfortably, they sound OK, and they do fold into a more compact bag to save space when traveling.
Summary: I got these to cancel out street noises when I have my windows open. Seemed to do very little to cancel noise. Better off to buy regular headphones with good muffling. I returned mine as soon as I could.
Excerpt: I bought this headphone in order to check out for myself to what extent airplane noise is reduced. Rather than buying one of the more expensive brands, I felt this headphone is a nice starting point to find out more. Well noise reduction is not as much as I had expected, so I am still doubtful whether or not to go for one of the more expensive ones. The headphone itself is very nice, comfortable and provides nice sound.
Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Good Value, Lightweight