Excerpt: It ain't no Sennheizer or big Boze. I new that going in; but, for $, it does that much very well.I purchased to use with our Dish Network's bluetooth "Hopper" DVR for after hours viewing with volume but no disturbance to other around the house who might be sleeping. Great for that. Given its category in the price spectrum, the sound is decent, as expected.Only have one complaint. Reason for 4 stars. The packaged "manual" stinks.
Summary: In the past, Sony's released ANC headphones, and Bluetooth headphones of a line of headphones (MDR-1R/10R). However, this is the first Sony headphones that combines both ANC and Bluetooth in a single package for less than $200 in a single headphone. And, to be frank, I don't know any headphones that's sub $200 that has all of that and more. So, with less than $200, you can get yourself one of those fabled all in one headphones that has all of the techie bulletpoints.
Pros: Bluetooth, Active Noise Cancelling, Passive Mode, All for Under $175
Cons: Bloated Bass with Stock Pads, Merely decent ANC, Recessed Mids, Standard Package lacks accessories.
good value comfortable and feature-rich NFC headset.
David P. Morgan "DavyPaul", Amazon
30 October 2014
Summary: good value noise cancelling headset. Works well for hands-free telephoning too. Best feature? touching your NFC handset to the side of your ear and having the headset come on and carry on playing your audio from walkman, google play music, youtube, bbc radio, beyond pod etc. don't forget to take the headphone wire when on an airplane, as you have to be on radio silence!
Summary: Finally took Sony off my personal blacklist (where they've languished since the rootkit fiasco) and bought these. My work laptop has only a headphone socket, no mic. At work I have a nasty USB headset, but I'm in a different country... and boss wants to Skype. No problem, because I have a shiny new Bluetooth headset! Except, Windows can't find drivers for it. Doesn't even recognise it as a generic Bluetooth headset.