Pros -Sound quality is decent but far from satisfactory.
-Good looking design.
Cons -Noise isolation is probably why you'd buy these, and it's hardly noticeable.
-Sound response is deep biased, without solid bass response.
-Way overpriced, worth about $50.
Summary Headphones are clearly geared towards a deeper sound but wouldn't go as far to say that the bass is good. I have listened to the Bose AE2's and they sound much better with a flatter response. As far as the active noise cancellation goes, they are not worth what you pay. My Klipsch S4's isolate the noise much better and have twice the sound quality. That being said, the overall sound quality on the Sony's aren't all that bad but thats all you get are decent headphones, poor build quality, and barely noticeable noise cancellation.
Pros Great Sound, Good NC, Very Comfy
Cons Nothing yet...
Summary I've tried the top of the line NC earbuds. The $325 Shure's that I bought don't even come close to touching my $100 Sonys. Great, rich sound. Excellent bass. Good noise cancellation. Very comfortable. Nice, small power supply. I can't say enough good about this very economical headphone. These things will blow the $hit out of your a$$.
Pros Noise cancelling is top notch and at the price I picked them up blows anything I've owned to date out of the game and then some.
Cons It sounds bad without power. Although, I question anyone's sanity when they have bought a pair of noise cancelling phones and want to turn the feature off.
Summary When I was reading the reviews for this, I was hesitant but I got my hands on a pair I was sorry I read the reviews. Even if I had paid RRP I can't fault it.
Do you work in a data centre? Are you a student who wants to work in the library but constantly distracted by the noise?
If you said yes to either, don't even question it, you want(need) a pair!
All in all its one of the best pair of headphones I have ever used and definitely worth the money! I had to create a Cnet account to come write a review about it because it deserved it. If your looking at them and are on the fence about it, trust me when I say its worth it.
Pros Compact, comfortable, lightweight. Good commercial sound quality when NC is enabled.
Cons HORRIBLE audio quality when NC is off - makes them unusable if your battery dies.
Summary I won these in a raffle which I supposed colors my review. To be honest, if I had the chance to try them out before buying them, I wouldn't spend the money on these. The sound quality when NC is disabled is so bad that they're basically unusable.
Pros Earpads are very comfy, can wear for hours.
Lightweight, little pressure on ears.
Cons Audio quality not what you would expect for the price
Noise cancellation very average, can still hear too much ambient noise
Summary These are good if you're looking for portability and comfort, but not for good noise cancellation or audio quality.