Pros Noise Cancelling Works Great
Sound is outstanding
Cons It's not inexpensive
Summary I normally do not write product reviews, because the only existing but not really correspond to the product, I try it though.Edit:
For me, it was clear that I need over-ear headphones NC since I prefer the comfort compared to On or in-ear. I also wanted a nice sound, fine workmanship and chic design.
In the first step, I have compared the Harman Kardon and Bose QC15 at the Apple Store. The NC has similar works well for both - hum and low frequencies were filtered well, voices permeate through relatively clearly as they can not be filtered well of principle.
After the headphones arrived, I then like in the other reviews carried out a test with Youtube videos and sound was somewhat disillusioned as much ambient noise yet penetrated. Since I had the next day but one more hour train ride ahead of me, I had it first chance on it.
On the train (and later on the plane ) then the HK have played their full potential. In real life, the NC works great. It filters all the dull droning noise out and as soon as you turn on music (volume is low enough already ), close your eyes you forget about all the noisy people in the environment.
In short: Incredibly comfortable. I may have to get on without problems 5h without problems ( have normal after 2h earache ). Viable for large heads through the various headbands without problems. Pads are nice and soft. Of course, the ears in summer at hot ambient temperatures (or unusual climate ICE) are hot, that's for closed headphones just so ...
Up to this point, Bose and HK were on the same. From now on, no more. The sound from the headphones is outstanding. Especially when NC is turned on, they have a great dynamic. For some, perhaps a drawback: the bass is not as intrusive as eg Beatz or at other headphones. But I find quite enjoyable. Can only recommend the Apple store trial heard, then you know what I mean.
Top, Exceeds the Bose QC 15 to worlds.
Certainly a very subjective story, just right for me.
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I hope my review is helpful.
Updated on Dec 13, 2013
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Pros - Passive noise cancellation when the battery dies. For me this feature was perfect. I did not prefer another gadget which needs charging !
- Noise Cancellation : Very very decent and all that I wanted.
- Design : Really a head turner.
Cons - what I can think of is probably after listening almost 5-7 hours continuously, one might feel a little bit pressure on the ears but I'd guess it would be also be dependent on the music that you hear & the volume levels as well.
Summary I have had these headphones now for 4 months now. I am really satisfied. I must say that I was very close to buying one of those Bose QC15 but then eventually decided on this one and boy I am glad I did that !
For all the ones who still have some questions whether the noise cancellation is as good as of QC15, well it's not. I must agree to that. Bose certainly has the best noise cancellation in this price range. especially in flights and trains. But, as I had mentioned I wanted a headphone that works without charging as well. And to my surprise, sometimes when I forget to turn the noise cancellation on, it still shuts out lot of noise. When I turn it on, then it is really effective noise cancellation.
I observed the difference between QC15 and HK NC only in trains, loud metros, etc. During cruise modes of flights, not much of a difference.
I am really impressed with the design and the comfort with which this
headphone sits on the ears.
I use a blackberry 9900 (!) on the move and at home use the Android tablet, The volume rocker on the cable of this headphone works seamlessly with both devices. Making calls through these is also really easy and works very efficiently.
All in all I am really happy and I can certainly recommend these headphones.
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