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Only in ear phones I've ever been able to use
on 17 January 2014
These earphones are a revelation.
I use them almost exclusively to listen audiobooks, so, unlike say, pop music, the signal itself is rarely loud enough to drown high levels of external noise
On a recent holiday, in a crowded and noisy bar, and around a noisy swimming pool, switching to 'mode 3' was like closing a heavy firedoor on the noise. They even reduce my wife's occasional snoring to a level where it can be ignored. Their ability to cope with fluctuating levels and a variety of types of moise, and not just a steady 'drone' as from car or aircraft noise is amazing.
They are the first I've used which stayed in my ears thanks to the memory foam buds.
Uncannily just switching on the noise cancelling with no signal present reduces external noise, a bit like electronic earplugs!
I would like to rate these phones at 4.75 stars (but the system won't let me)
The only reason I don't want to give them 5 stars is because after using them for a few months now I still can't find a position to clip the control unit which will reliably prevent the weight of the control unit pulling one or both of the phones out, and at the same time be easily accessible. The extension cable supplied helps a bit though.the control unit is awkwardly positioned on the cable which is a little too short.
I bought these after trying the DS101A analogue phones. I've since bought 2 extra pairs of these for 'everyday use'.
I couldn't find a source of replacement memory foam earbuds for these earphones but after reading a review elsewhere I discovered that 'Comply' fit o.k.
Mine came from iHeadphones who delivered very quickly and at an unbeatable price.