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3.0 out of 5 stars Good sound, but leak, 22 Jun. 2011
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The sound quality from these headphones is pretty decent, and they produce decent volume levels even from quiet sources eg ipods. They work without a battery, but sound pretty flat - ok for watching TV, but not for music. The sound cancelling is effective, but I did find that when external noise levels increase and the cancellation is working hard the sound quality seems to decrease.
The biggest problem with these headphones (and the reason why I changed to Sennheisers) is the noise leakage. Even at modest levels your music will be clearly audible to your neighbours. Since these are designed to be used on planes and trains this seems to be major flaw in the design. They would be OK for watching a movie on a plane, but if you want to sit back and enjoy some music I don't think it would be long before people in nearby seats are asking you to turn down the volume.
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Initial post: 3 Apr 2012 18:51:04 BDT
W. Davis says:
No offense meant but if the environment around you on the train etc is quiet enough that other people can hear your music, then you should be okay switching off the noise cancelling feature anyway.
If I were on a noisy train or plane, I doubt they'd hear much leakage.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Sep 2012 00:10:35 BDT
But you miss his point that in a quiet environment these headphones disturb other people. Are you suggesting he carries two pairs - these for noisy environments, and a non-leaking non-cancelling pair for quiet environments?

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jan 2013 17:23:00 GMT
James Parker says:
I'd go to hearingsavers if I was you. I listen to mine in office environment and yes they leak but only if you crank them up to the I'M DEAF level.
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