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on 16 June 2016
My first pair of NC headphones so I've nothing to compare them to. My thoughts:
Fit: I'm a woman with a smallish head (it would seem) I have to have these set at their smallest, and put a piece of folded cloth under the headband, otherwise the padding around the earpieces press on my jaw, and after two minutes, my jaw is aching. I have small ears too, and they just fit over them, so anyone with ears like the F A cup might struggle.
Noise cancelling: Not at all impressed. They do drown out the noise of my PC on all settings, but I can still hear the washing machine in the kitchen. I bought these to get some peace and quiet from noisy neighbours but I'm not very hopeful. There is a distinct hiss when the NC is on, I'm not sure if it's the constant hissing that's drowning out the noise (or if this is the idea) or not. Listening to classical music, the hiss is still very noticeable, unless the volume is cranked right up, which would eventually damage my hearing, thus negating the need for NC I suppose.
Sound quality: Apart from the hissing, very nice. I swapped out my normal Sennheisers for these and I have had to turn the volume down on everything, probably because these are closer fitting. I'm no audiophile so I can't go into the technology of sound, I just know they're pretty good. I use them for movies and TV mainly. If you switch the NC off, they just sound like a cheap pair of headphones.
All in all, I'm not impressed. If these are considered as good as Bose, I'm glad I didn't shell out more money on Bose. In my opinion, a pair of earbuds will have much the same effect. If not better.