Summary: Noise-cancelling feature really rocks...just pure music. Way cheaper than the Bose. More bang for the bucks! Case is handy and compact. Wish it had a slimmer profile, but almost all noise-cancelling headphones are this big, unless you want to pay alot more. Get it, you won't be sorry.
Summary: Noise canceling works great, my only issue is with the detachable audio cable. It is a standard 3.5mm stereo connector, but the connection on the headphones has a small round cover in which the supplied cable fits perfectly. The audio cable that comes with the headphones is pretty flimsy and narrow so there is little hope of finding a nice thick (low impedance) cable to replace the stock one. I'm sure with a better cable these headphones would be even better.
Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Durable, Good Highs, Lightweight
Summary: The noise cancellation is terrific, as well as the bass response. I noticed a slight distortion, though, in the mid range that is especially noticeable when listening to vocals. Compared to the Sennheiser PXC 250, which I had been using, the RP-HC500 is more effective in noise cancellation and in overall sound quality.
Summary: These headphones are very nice. We used them on a recent flight and the noise cancelling worked well. The comfort is not as good as my husband's Bose headphones, but with the price we paid on Amazon we feel like we got a great value.
Summary: I purchased these headphones for an overseas trip including 2 12 hour flights and a few shorter ones, interspersed with a bit of waiting around in airport departure lounges. As such, noise canceling ability was my primary concern, closely followed by audio quality and comfort. In retrospect, comfort would have been a better starting point.
Summary: Recently purchased RP-HC500 headphones from B&H after reviewing prices on other sites such as [...] How are the headphones? l am very pleased with the product. l use the headphones with an I-Pod, particularly when travelling. Cons? Sound is improved when the noise cancelling is enabled, however the batteries have lasted longer than my expectations. This product is good because worst case, it is possible use the headphones noise cancelling is turned off.