Summary: I never thought I'd buy a really good pair of headphones because I didn't think the difference would really matter to me. I finally decided to try these out because it was such a good deal. They are awesome!!! I highly recommend them for anyone with a loud environment or who just wants a quiet way to listen to their music.
Summary: These are quite impressive. I work in a very lively environment that has a tendency to become quite loud making it difficult to concentrate. I have tried 32dB earplugs but using these headphone work much better!! When the music is on I cannot hear the radio (and accompanying sing-a-long) from the desk next to mine. I will admit that is was tough for me to shell out nearly $100 for headphones when I can use the ones that came with my iPod but these are worth every penny.
Summary: I bought the Panasonic headset for my husband who has sensitivity to all kinds of noise. He used them right away on airplane ride where he was jammed inbetween two non stop talkers. Loved them....the noise was reduced by approx. 93% including the engine noise. Also listening to music is much better than the smaller in ear types. I now want a pair for myself! Also you save big $ with the Panasonic compaired to the most well known Bose set.