Top positive review
Overall great headphones, with some minor downsides.
4 July 2018
These headphones are very good overall, I will now go over the things that you need to know if you are considering buying them.
I am impressed with how they sound, although they do sound different when noise cancellation is enabled/disabled. With it enabled, there is a lot more treble and I tend to prefer it in this mode. With it disabled the soundstage becomes much more flat and there probably isn't enough treble. The perfect solution is using an equaliser and playing around until you find your perfect settings, but if you are streaming from a mobile device, not every app will allow you to use an equaliser. In that case, listening with noise cancellation enabled is your best bet. Other than that, the sound quality is very clear and enjoyable to listen to music or podcasts. They provide a good amount of bass but don't buy them if you absolutely love loud bass.
The noise cancellation does work and makes listening to things at lower volumes much easier in a room with a lot of background noise. Sometimes you don't want to have to turn up the volume so loud, with these, you can listen at a reasonable volume without background noise interfering. It doesn't completely kill all background noise, but it does enough.
One of the main reasons I purchased these was because of the way they looked, the padding at the top and around the ear. Too many headphones are just plastic where they rest on your head and it can be awful. I can confirm that they are very comfortable to wear and they fit perfectly around my ears. I can wear these for an extended peroid of time without them becoming uncomfortable. They are also much smaller than I expected which makes them easily portable.
Bluetooth: These headphones automatically use APTX when connected to my Pixel 2 XL, no fiddling around needed, note that it isn't APTX HD. You turn them on by holding the play button on the side, they then become visible on your device and you can connect to them easily. You can turn them off again by holding the play button. Also don't forget to turn off the noise cancelling switch otherwise it remains on even if not connected to a device.
One thing to note is that if you are going to be using these headphones with more than one bluetooth device, it can be a pain. When you turn the headphones on, they automatically pair to the last device. There is no way to disconnect the headphones other than unpairing them from the original device. For example, I turned them on and wanted to use them on my phone, but they were already connected to my iPad, so I had to go to find my iPad and unpair them before I could use them on my phone.
The battery life so far seems excellent. The build quality makes me feel like they could be fragile, but if you take care of your things, I doubt there is anything to worry about, just don't throw them around. They come with a carrying case, a USB charging cable and another cable if you want to use them as wired headphones.