I bought these headphones purely for an 8 hour flight I was embarking on. I didn't want to spend more than £50, as they won't ever be used again. Alot of headphone I found in this price range weren't 'Noise Cancelling'. I found a pair of JVC ones, but they weren't over ear headphones, they didnt look very comfortable. So when I saw these ones, I read a few reviews and they seemed ok. I was a little dubious because they were so cheap, but they were actually brilliant for the price.
They take 2 AAA Batteries, and these lasted for the return flight aswell. I took 3 sets of spares just in case, but only needed the 2 batteries I put in them when I bought them.
The Noise Cancelling function doesnt completely block out all the noise, but the difference using it was massive. It really helped to cut out the engine & air con noise. Even without playing any music through them, just having silence with the noise cancelling on was brill.
They are a big bulky, but that didn't bother me too much. I just chucked them in my hand luggage, it wasn't a problem.
I have to say, they were really comfortable. I had them on and off for the outward flight, but on the return I kept them on pretty much for the whole time without a problem - and I don't exactly have pixie ears lol.
I would totally recommend these for a budget set of headphones to use for the occasional flight. If you're a frequent flyer I'd go for something a bit less cumbersome and stylish, Bose seems to be a popular choice. But for me, they were perfect.
I've given 5 stars for the value.
I know you can get headphone with more effective noise cancellation, but they are 10 times the price of these!