Summary: Also looking at the more expensive Sony units but just can justify the cost right now. We'll see how things are the next time I'm in the market for a new set of Noise Canceling headphones.
Pros: Got these to replace an ailing set of MDR-NC33/BM bought 2 yrs ago. These work as well and allow me to listen to media and hear every nuance while commuting. I sit in the back of the bus over top of the motor so there is a lot of ambient noise.
Cons: There is no 'monitor' button as on the MDR-NC33/BM. I have to temporarily turn off the unit to hear announcements and such. This can become annoying at times.
Summary: The earphones have good sound quality (Missing some treble), so you might have to tweak using the phone. This is not for sports, as the physical equalizer is always falling, and it becomes messy if you are using shirt and jacket. I would love this earset if it didn't have the equalizer.
Summary: I purchased these to use on flights to New Zealand (26 hours each way). I was a little sceptical at first and when I tried these out at home even more so, however once we were in the air they were great.
Summary: Don't be put off by the bad reviews, if you are looking for a pair of good quality noise cancelling earphones then you can't go wrong with these. I found the the noise cancellation very effective on a recent long haul flight, in fact the drawback was that I started to notice the engine noise even...
Summary: Not cheap - although now down in price from what I paid by about 25% - but I would say that anyone who suggests that they fail to deliver does not understand their purpose. By combining a degree of sound isolation with electronically inhibited low frequencies they certainly worked for me on two...
Summary: Only works with constant background noise, ie travelling by train or flying, not very good at cancelling road noise when travelling by car. I bought them for train travel and flying, they do a good job for both. give a good sound quality as well