Excerpt: I ordered the HA-NC120 JVC noise canceling headphones at the same time. These do not come close to filtering out aircraft engine noise as the NC120. I advise spening the few extra $$ for the NC120.
Pros: Comfortable, Compact
Cons: A Bit Fragile, Moderate Noise Reduction, Only Moderate Noise Recuc
Summary: The JVC HANC80 was brought before my plane flight, but unfortunately, when I opened the package, my hopes sunk for this headphone. The headphone felt cheap and flimsy, with little to no comfort and the earpads were very hard. Even so, I gave it a shot and barely noticed a difference in a quiet room.
Excerpt: These headphones were priced really well but they do not do the trick. I had the Sony headphones and those worked much better. I can hear almost everything around me with these on. There is a switch that gives you two styles and they both sound the same.
Pros: Battery Life, Easy to Use, Comfortable
Cons: Performance, terrible at cancelling noise around you
Summary: This is my 3rd pair of NC headphones. The prior pair was a Sharper Image branded set (around $60 in 2000). I used these JVC HANC80 on a round trip between TX and FL recently. Here are my thoughts: Pros: Comfortable Fits and adjusts well Sound (frequency response) is decent Folds and stores to...
Summary: I have to say the sound quality of the set is good for the price, however noise reduction is poor. I've had several pairs of "cheap" noice reduction headphones over the past 8 years, purchased in the $40 - $60 range. These don't cut it for noise reduction.
Excerpt: These cans sound really good for its price but I guess I expected too much especially when it comes to noise cancelling. Structure: Frame is made of plastic and there are times I think i would break it while adjusting it. It also looks smaller than I expect it to be.
Pros: Cheap, Compact, Great Sound, Lightweight, Stylish
Summary: This is a true example of getting what you paid for. If you want a true portable noise cancelling product, please consider spending a few bucks more for the Sony MDR-NC40. The good: Comfortable for long hours of use. Acceptable sound quality. The bad: Somewhat bulky to be a portable item.
Summary: I chose these phones for their noise cancelling claims so that I could enjoy music when flying and relieve the tedium of the flight. The noise cancelling is not evident and the constant droning is untouched.