Very good for the price--very good sound, noise cancelling qualities are just OK but it's hard to argue with the price.
Wayne Klein "If at first the idea is not absu..., Amazon
3 July 2012
Summary: I'm tired of earbuds. They break easily; they get tangled easily and, quite honestly, a lot of them don't provide very good sound (and those that do aren't always that durable). So I took the plunge and decided to buy a pair of inexpensive headphones.
Summary: Comfortable, medium-weight headphones sound good, whether or not they are switched "on." When they're "on," they reduce a decent amount of the background noise. They don't cancel noise, but they do make things quieter.
Summary: I purchased the JVC HA-NC80 noise canceling headphones for watching movies on an iPod during air flights. My next flight won't be for a while; so out of curiosity and to the extent possible; I performed two tests of the headphone "noise canceling" capabilities in my home.
Summary: I changed this over one of Sony's more expensive Noise Cancelling headphones and the improvement in sound quality was very much noted. I consider the sound quality to be very good for the price and I found the headphones to be comfortable while blocking out a considerable amount of background noise...
Summary: I had previously purchased the JVC HANC250 for my own use. My wife wanted a set for her use on a plane and didn't want the expense or the size of mine so I decided to go with the HANC80 for her. When they came I decided to test them out. One of the things I use mine for is to walk the dog.
Summary: I have had my JVC noise cancelling headphones for 3 years now. I use them for commuting by bus, traveling in planes, even mowing the lawn. They are terrible for mowing the lawn but great for commuting by bus.
Summary: There is some noise reduction, but it's not dramatic. External high frequencies are attenuated even when it's off by the closed design. You'll probably be able to store your mp3 player in the pouch along with the headphones. I'm hoping the cord will get more flexible with time.
Pros: Sound is OK. Comfortable. Handy pouch. The cord is just the right length if you plan to stick your player in a pants pocket -- there's a little slack, but not enough to hang down by your knees.
Cons: Cord is a bit stiff -- it sometimes has kinks that bunch up near my neck.
Summary: Never had noise canceling headphones before, and these are great for flights and train rides. It's also nice that they can be used as regular headphones without draining the battery. After about 3 hours of wearing them, they do make my ears a bit sore.
Summary: The headphones arrived very quickly and were half the price I could get them from Walmart, Target or Radio Shack. They use the white noise method of noise canceling, which eliminates the air conditioning at work and about 3/4 of aircraft engine and air conditioning noise.
Summary: As another reviewer has commented, these reduce noise, they don't eliminate it. If you need something portable when commuting, they fit the bill. They aren't particularly heavy, and the sound is better than the average set of earbuds. One minor gripe about them.