"Huge disappointment from Sony"1.5 starson by sharklover2
Pros: Pretty good noise cancelling
Cons: Very uncomfortable, Huge carrying case, poor battery life
Summary: I have been waiting to hear these ever since I read about them in January. When I finally received them last week I was very disappointed. Things that were very important to me were
Noise cancelling ability
I have been using Bose QC1, QC2 and QC3. I was looking for something better. Well did Sony succeed? Absolutely not. I would not buy these for $100. Let me start with all the negatives. While the actual headphones are only slighly larger than the Qc2 the carry case is about 70% larger. You almost need a seperate suitcase just to carry the huge case. Sony states the battery life is 16 hours and 12 hours with the 2 AA batteries. Well according to the manual you only get 15 hours and 10 on the AA. I also found the headphones to be very uncomfortable. The cushion pads are very firm and they squeeze your head. At home I found the noisecancelling to be useless but I was still somewhat optimistic that they would be great on the airplane. Sony says they block out 99% of the noise. Well they did not do that. I could not tell any difference between the noise cancelation between the QC2 and these. The sound quality is pretty good but I could not listen to them for more than 5 minutes beacuse it was hurting my jaw. SO they cannot compete with the QC2 because the Bose are so much more comfortable, are smaller to travel with and the battery lasts 3 times as long.