"For a music lover with hearing defacits, all i can say is, thank you Bose."4.5 starson by jtope
Pros: sound quality, top notch noise cancelling, great for people with hearing defacits
Cons: cost, no way to use without a battery
Summary: OK, after reading a lot of reviews that griped incessantly about quality issues, I can see how damage might occur, but at the same time, i offer a bit of advice. Don't let your kid near them, treat them like you would the money spent on them. So far, I have found that with a little care, nothing has broken yet.
Most importantly for me, the noise cancelling feature works extremely well. Two factors lead me to that opinion. First, I live very close to an AFB, and the sound of jets is almost constant. Secondly, I have a severe hearing defacit, but I still love music. I always have, but since I put these cans on my ears, I have gotten a completely new appreciation. I can hear ALL of the music now, even notes that I would miss with a cheap set of headphones.
I do not claim to be a scientist, or a sound engineer, so the technical aspects are not my forte. Be that as it may, for my purposes, these are awesome, and would gladly pay more for them.
Lastly, IF these do break, Bose warranty service (from past experience) is excellent.