"best headphones ever"5.0 starson by medrberg
Pros: -as good or better noise cancellation than my bose
-good sound quality in calls and music
-very good carrying case for protection (although as bulky as bose qc2 case)
Cons: -bluetooth still limited compared to wired in terms of music quality
-price-very expensive but on par with bose in terms of price
-fairly bulky, but smaller than the bose over the ear phones(qc2), probably same size as their qc3.
Summary: Completely disagree with last review. The active noise cancellation is meant to cancel out low frequency noises like when you are on a flight. I got these in nokia store in chicago this weekend. Got on airplane tonight and when I turned on the noise cancellation it was amazing. It wasn't totally silenced, but these "on ear" headphones were as quiet as the over the ear bose noise cancellation headphones i was replacing (they broke), which is pretty amazing. I hooked the bluetooth to my iphone, and in response to someone else who asked what controls work, the play/pause button works on the headset as does the volume control when you are controlling the iphone through bluetooth. It is an apple limitation that the track forward/back buttons don't work at this point. However, there is a 'multifunction' button that you hold down for 2seconds which activates voice control. Using voice control is pretty amazing and you can say "next track" or "play artist x" or "play album x" or play playlist x. This is actually way more functional than just the forward/back button, and I am sure at some point apple will update their firmware and fix the problem. I also put these on in the car ride home to test out making phone calls. They were crystal clear to me and the person i was speaking to. I am not sure where the speaking microphone is, but it definitely picked up my voice adequately (there is no boom mic). Also, I turned on the noise cancellation in the car and it made a huge difference as well, making the call much clearer. Prior to these headphones, I had a plantronics bluetooth set for wireless music for the gym and I had my wired bose set with noise cancellation for the plane. Now I have one set that does it all. Yes these are expensive but they are worth the price if you want noise cancellation and bluetooth capabilities in one set.