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Don't NOC it until you've tried it!
on 2 January 2015
This is the second pair of these Nocs (a replacement pair) and I honestly wouldn't waste another dime on them. Sound quality is very good, YES, but that's not worth much when the actual products lasted just over a month each time (ie- the replacement pair lasted the same length of time as the original purchase) before one of the plugs went dead in one ear.
I would love to have something kinder to say for these plugs as I was looking forward to them after reading other favourable reviews, and I refrained from acting on impulse to review the first pair in case my judgement was negatively based on what might just have been an unlucky pair that skipped past quality control, unfortunately that does not seem to have been the case.
Prior to these nocs I had been using cheapo £1 earplugs that lasted about 6 months each time - sound quality was far from the greatest, but they were far and way better lasting than this costly experience. I would question the legitimacy of putting what IS definitely a good sound quality ear speaker into ear plugs as the fragile nature of ear-plugs is wholly incompatible with the expense of the sound quality. These claim to have a more rubust cabling - which certainly looked the part - but in reality something is clearly wrong when two pairs go dead in one ear after such a short period of time.