Summary: The headphones themselves seem to be pretty good but within a few weeks, the plug connecting the headphones to anything else broke in a misshap which didn't involve much force. It seems that the socket was fragile (far too fragile for a reasonably pricey headphones). I asked the suppliers who said that an accident wasn't covered by the warrantee. I looked on the web and found other people with the same problem.
Excerpt: It was a couple of years ago when my husband declared that he wanted to buy a good pair of headphones. We do a fair amount of travelling and I think he thought that they would come in handy on those occasions when we wanted to relax on a flight and zone out the noise from other travellers. Having not myself spent too much money on headphones in the past I went on a hunt for the best pair and scoured the internet to compare my choices.
Pros: Good quality sound, silence background noises, comfy fit
Acceptable noise isolation, but the sound quality isn't amazing!
Richard J, Amazon
7 November 2014
Summary: I've owned a variety of different headphones (grado, ultimate ears etc) over the years and was interested in trying these out for the noise cancelling feature. The product claims that noise is reduced by upto 92%, so I thought it would be interesting to test their capabilities. Pros: 1) The headphones are really comfortable and fit easily around my (smallish) ears. Saying that, the phones are quite tight fitting, and so may pose an issue for people with large ears.
Summary: I've been using these headphones for 4 years, with only minor problems. I originally purchased them for air travel, where they perform admirably. I've been using them daily in the office for the passed 2 years, the noise cancelling isn't much use in this environment but the isolation of the ear cups cuts out most chatter.
Summary: Pretty good. I bought these for a long flight and they make a big difference. They actually do cancel noise. The sound output is fine. They are a tad uncomfortable after a couple of hours but that may just be because I have big ears. They've been used for many hours and the battery is still going strong so they aren't power hungry.
Summary: Apart from one thing, I recommend these. They are well constructed, the sound quality is decent and the noise cancelling is excellent. The noise cancelling requires batteries which don't last long but you can use them without the noise cancelling and make sure you have batteries when you are going to need it.
These ear phones have a good sound. I travel on planes a lot and ...
Luke McAuley, Amazon
2 October 2014
Summary: These ear phones have a good sound. I travel on planes a lot and the noise cancelling feature work well. Overall I am very pleased with the product....except that when the cable stops working it is very difficult to get a replacement. The reason it is difficult to get a replacement is that the hole in the headphone that accepts the cable is very thin and standard leads will not fit.
Summary: These Panasonic HC700 headphones made a recent trip to New Zealand so much more bearable. As I had never owned a pair before, I only had reviews and recommendations to help me make my choice. I couldn't afford those from Bose and I didn't want anything from the cheaper end of the market. These headphones were perfect for my needs , although I hesitated to buy these thinking that they would not live up to the hype - I was wrong and these phones exceeded my expectations..
Summary: Sound quality = 4 star Bass = 4 star Mids = 5 star Treble = 5 star Noise cancellation = 5 star (value for money) Travel = 5 star Comfort = 5 star I also own a pair of Bose QC 15 which are the best for noise cancellation, these Panasonic have a better sound quality and the noise cancellation while a lot better in the QC 15's in some respects... the Panasonic are also close! if that makes sense!