Summary: These headphones were a bit of a disappointment. Whilst they do reduce background noise, you can still certainly hear most noises such as passing traffic, people talking etc. However, what is worse is that they are incredibly uncomfortable after more than 10 minutes of wear - they seem to squeeze down on my skull and give me a terrible headache.
Summary: They are a reasonable noise cancelling headphone for the price. The additional accesories are welcome so they can be used in aeroplanes, but they are not all that comfy to wear. If they were padded across the top band they would be more comfortable to wear for a shaven headed person like myself. They do a reasonable job of noise cancellation for the price so I am satisfied, but no more than that.
Not Comfy. Great sound. Excellent price. BUT NOT GOOD IN A NOISY FACTORY.
Mr Paul Savory, Amazon
23 October 2012
Summary: I didn't fancy spending £200 on Bose NC headphones although I have heard them. These Sony are more than adequate at a fraction of the cost. I prefer long, over the ear headphones because I have long ears, but I find these very comfortable but only for the first hour. I do wear glasses and that goes some way of explaining my discomfort. I demoed these headphones using my Ipod listening to Brian Eno's Ambient 2 and Pink Floyd's Animals as well as various rock & pop.
Summary: Well made being sony & comfortable enough, would have like some kind of cushioning on the head band part though, but perhaps this would have hindered the folding option for portability as they fold up small for travelling and go in a pouch, headphones themselves look pretty stylish. Only used the noise cancelling button at home so i cant say how effective it would be on a plane or public transport but it seemed to do a good job of cancelling out any outside noise that...