Summary: I tried out the headphones. The sound quality is quite good and they fit well on the ears. I wish that the Sony designers had thought of putting some cushioning material around the headband (it is hard plastic). Wearing the hard band on my head on a 14 to 15 hours flight is somewhat daunting.
Summary: Pros: -light weight. -fold up very small very compact. -sound is good -noise cancelation is works. Haven't tried on a plane but tested it at home with a loud fan and seems to work. - comes with bag to store headphones -price is good compared to other noise cancelation headphones.
Summary: I really like these headphones because they are light weight and can fold. I think they are more of a noise reducing than cancelling. My criticism is they don't cup the ear so slide off easily.
Summary: The headphones arrived ahead of time as described. For the money they are great, the noise canceling is pretty good, I used them when traveling by plan and they worked well. The hinge on top can be a little uncomfortable after a number of hours.
Very nice headphones. But if you are a commuter....
4 March 2013
Summary: Very pleased with the headphones. Comfortable, good sound and keep much of the background noise isolated. They fold up nicely too, which is a boon. The "but"? Mobile phones nearby really affect the speakers - there is no suppression against that digital "clicking" sound when a device gets a signal.