"BOSE KILLER!!!!"on by soundpro707
Pros Great dynamic range. Lite weight. Very clean sound even at high levels.
Cons Head phone cups could be a little bigger for those with larger ears.
Summary Nosie cancellation is wonderful with excellent music reproduction. Aside from flying around the country and have them block out crying babys and jet engine nosie, I have use these headphone as my front-of-house monitoring headphones when mixing live concerts and even in those extreme high SPL enviroments the headphone keep up.
At this point just about any brand can cancel nosie but not any brand reproduce music well... These are best of both worlds.
Pros Price, Noise reduction quality, Sound quality, Noise reduction works without music
Cons None that I can tell
Summary I was looking for a top-of-the-line noise reduction headphone and it came down to the Bose QC2 and the Audio Technica ATH-ANC7. A review in the NY Times stated that the ANC7 were exactly like the Bose so I went ahead and ordered them. Halfway through the first song I was in love. The sound quality is unreal! One of the best features of this headphone over the Bose is that these can reduce noise without music playing, whereas the Bose require that it be hooked up to some kind of audio player. Even without music, the noise reduction gets rid of almost all noise, but when playing music along with the noise reduction feature all other noise is gone. I also wanted good looking headphones to wear in public and I must say these headphones are incredibly stylish. In terms of comfort these headphones are amazing, you forget they're on your head plus they fit so snug that if you were to jump or walk down stairs they'd remain in place on your head.
These headphones provide better sound quality/noise reduction quality that the Bose QC series and cost half the price (Bose cost more for 1 reason, their name and reputation), its a no brainer get these headphones.
"Great product!"on by sbmgroove
Pros Excellent sound quality
Cons No volume control.
Summary These are my 4th pair of noise-cancelling headphones and by far the best. I have had them for 6 months and I am very pleased. The sound quality is good, as is the noise-cancelling. I fly every week for work and these make flying more tolerable. My only negative comment would be the lack of an in-line volume control.
I have read several reviews complaining of "noise leakage", but have noticed none in my usage. I have even asked people seated next to me in the plane and they can't hear any sound.
A great buy for the price. I don't own Bose, but I can't imagine they would be worth $175 more than these.
Pros The Audio Teahnica ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint is a great headphone with great sound quality. Is fair with the price tag. A single AAA battery bring 40 hours of noise-canceling, and it still work well without battery.Highly recommend.
Cons Is great that the headphone comes with case, but it still did not really show out the portability of the headphone. Is big, and the angle design is bad.
Summary The sound quality and value is still a big advantage for all people. Is like a great entry-level noise-canceling headphone for all user. It worth for everyone.
Pros Very effective noise cancellation, above average sound quality (with NC on), comfortable padding for long use
Cons Sound leakage like non-other. Cannot listen to anything in a quiet room without others hearing. Fuzz/static in the background very often. Listening to music without NC on is like listening to music underwater, horribly crappy and pointless.
Summary This product is excellent for at home or for use on a plane. Good sound quality makes listening basically awesome, as long as the noise cancelling function is turned on. If you are planning on listening to music while at work or at any quiet public place, be prepared to have everyone in the room listening as well, because the headphones pretty much leak the music out loudly, even at medium volume.