Summary: Cheaper than high street retailers. Good sound good bass long wire But the battery compartment for noise cancelling tends to pull out the headphones unless you clip it onto your clothes. Ps very comfy too!
Summary: I saw some negative reviews of these after I purchased them so was a bit apprehensive when I received them. I am presently travelling on large noisy aircraft a lot and I cna say the noise cancelling definitely works for me. When you switch on the Noise Cancelling, there is maybe a 2 or 3 second delay whilst sampling takes place then everything seems to work as expected. The background noise is dampened to almost nothing and I can hear evet word in the earpieces.
Good passive headphones, active noise cancellation non-existent
Mr. J, Amazon
6 December 2013
Summary: First impressions are very positive for the price. These are pretty good quality headphones for 35 quid, even forgetting the noise-cancelling feature. They are comfortable. Then the best feature of all is that, passively, they do a great job of blocking out noise. Putting the earbuds in with the noise cancelling switched off and no music blocks out a lot of noise.
Summary: Not being a fan of big over ear headphones, I gave these a go. I use them mainly when travelling on trains or planes which I have to do frequently with work. They are a good comfortable fit and they will block out any chat from other passengers or PA announcements. You can still hear a plane engine a bit but for the price they are they are great value for money.
Summary: Amazing quality sound, great noise cancelation. The only downside is the length of the cord. I found myself literally tripping over it sometimes. This is probably the only reason that led to its downfall of 2+ years of use.
Summary: When I was considering buying these I read the reviews and saw there are different views on how effective the noise cancelling is (as opposed to the noise isolating which all seem agreed is effective) I think mine have got better with a few weeks use - not sure if there is a rational explanation but in the train today when I flicked the button on there was a marked reduction in the lower frequency rumble of the train.
Summary: The sound quality from these head phones is good even with my wide taste in music (Enya to Heavy metal). However the ambient noise cancelling is questionable. They quoted an 87% reduction. My guess is this is a literal 87% reduction in sound pressure. Hearing / perception is logarithmic not linear so if this is the case it won't sound like an 87% drop. This reduction equates to 17dB attenutation.