Pros The headphones produce deep rich bass and crystal clear highs especially with the unit powered on. Long battery life. Excellent for programmers, students or anyone who needs to make a virtual sanctuary in the midst of background noise and distractions.
Cons Like all headphones, L-Shaped adapter does a poor job of releaving stress from accidental snags and pulls. I would like to see Maxell and other manufactures develop a solution to this common problem.
Pros Good Sound quality.
Superb Noise Canceling.
Cons After some use the noise canceling function will make a very noticeable humming noise.
Poor Quality won't last very long.
Summary Basically I had these headphones for about three months and of course just like the others here the left speaker went out. Also the noise canceling function in the headphones started to make a very noticeable humming noise which was very annoying. I wish I'd read these reviews before purchasing it, I'm not to sure about the quality of Maxwell products after this.
Other than that they were really good at noise canceling and the sound was pretty good at the beginning.
"Poor Quality"on by supermaxx_1
Pros Sound was fair when they worked.
Cons All plastic, cheaply made. I purchased these to use at my desk during work. I babied them and after 2 months, the right side stopped working.
Summary Don't waste your money on these, Put 20-30 dollars extra and get something with better quality.
Pros Sound quality, noise reduction, and comfort were all great...for the price
Summary I bought these headphones for $35 at Wal-Mart. I wasn't expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised by the noise-cancellation capability (only at low frequency - like background noise). High-frequency noise-cancellation seems to require the purchase of more expensive headphones. I was also surprised by the sound quality. These were much better than I expected. When I wore them for a while, they were even relatively comfortable. I couldn't wear them for more than 4 hours or so without my ears getting sore, but that didn't turn out to be much of a problem.
Given how much I spent on them, I had absolutely no complaints until 6 months after I purchased these headphones. I flipped the noise-cancellation switch on one morning and my right ear drum was almost blown out by the crackles and popping that were coming out of the headphones. It wasn't because the batteries were low, it was merely that something in the mechanism malfunction. The sound was still decent with the noise-cancellation turned off, but that defeated the purpose of buying these in the first place.
Pros Good sound, good level, comfortable.
Cons All breakable plastic and light weight easily damaged cable.
Summary I also have Sennheiser noise cancelling headphones that work well but are very expensive. I am going in for serious surgery soon and did not want to take the Sennheisers in with me, too much of a temptation for someone with sneaky fingers. Things often walk in those institutions. The Maxell equivalent is 1/6th the cost and works almost as well. They are less robust than the Sennheisers and I know that so will try to be extra careful. I expect that they will be fine for the job.