"Many Strengths One Heavy Weakness"3.0 starson by zbangando
Pros: Very Very comfortable
Noise cancellation is a major leap ahead
Good Build Quality
Cons: Sound is not to audiophile standards
When Noise cancellation was active produced a sensation similar to traveling at high speeds in a train going through a tunnel.
Summary: These headphones would work miracles for the frequent flyer. The noise cancellation is excellent, especially filtering the low frequencies. During my test I had the Bose employees crank the L1 system up and when I turned the headphones on the bass from the L1 was no longer audible as well as the mids and highs. This is backed by their overachieving comfort which is important. The sound that these produced was good, but not on par with audiophile headphones of the same price. Bass was good, but often the highs and mids became too bright on aggressive records such as A Watchful Guardian, The Dark Knight. All in all I thought these headphones are a very good pair for what their name implies.