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OK, but passive noice canceling was noticable
on 8 April 2015
I bought these headphones in hopes that it would meet my expectations. I had tried them on at a shop a fews months ago and remember them being very comfortable as well as having good sound quality (bass, trebles and mids were balanced)
Item arrived earlier than estimated which is always nice.
Good build quality.The design is stylish. Sound is good. Nice bass and midtones. Noise cancelling. Comes with 3 different 3.5mm audio jacks.
Carry bag is low quality and not a hard case which worries me if I were to pack them in another bag.
When connected to your iPod or computer or what have you, with no music playing, you can hear the "passive" noise canceling faintly. When I played classical music for example, or songs with only one or few instruments, I could hear the faint buzzing sound in the background. This was extremely annoying to me, since I noticed this faint noise canceling sound, I can't help but hear it when the music permits it.
I understand these are "passive noise canceling" headphones, but i didn't realise that meant having the buzz constantly on. Of course with music loud enough you can't hear it, or listening to music while on your commute won't be a problem. I realise it was my fault for not understanding the concept of "passive noise canceling" and also let myself go by its design and exclusivity.
Honestly these headphones are decent, good sound and nice build quality. Them being stylish and coming with 3 different cables is also a bonus. If you're one with more sensitive ears that enjoys listening to music with little noise around and are picky, I wouldn't recommend these.
However, if your going to use them to listen to music anywhere other than the peacefulness of your quiet room, go for it. But don't let style take over practicality (and always read up reviews of various other comparable products before making a decision!)
I'm returning these headphones and probably going for the bose truesound over ear headphones