Top Best 50 Over-the-Ear and On-Ear Headphones in November 2021

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eKids - Disney Frozen Bluetooth Headphones - light blue
Description

eKids Diseny Frozen Bluetooth Headphones sound as great as they look! Connect to any Bluetooth device and wirelessly stream your favorite audio content. These Bluetooth headphones with microphone make it easy to talk with friends and family on a video call or Zoom meeting too. A bonus detachable 3.5mm audio cable is included so you can connect to any device with a headphone jack

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  • Review by Angie, 10 out of 10
    Daughter approved

    Great deal on these headphones. Sound is very clear

    Nov 12, 2021 09:36
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    eKids - Super Mario Bluetooth Headphones - red
    Description

    Keep your young ones entertained with these eKids Super Mario Bluetooth headphones. The foldable colorful headphones are equipped with a microphone for chatting with friends and the 24-hour battery life offers all-day listening enjoyment. Volume limiting protects their ears while delivering full sound. Easy pairing lets you use these eKids Super Mario Bluetooth headphones with a smartphone, tablet or computer.

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  • Review by David, 10 out of 10
    Sweet

    Better than expected. Bought these for nephew and he loves em. Thought they might sound mediocre for the price.

    Nov 19, 2021 16:03
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    Bose
    Bose - QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones - Silver
    Description

    Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones are over-ear headphones from Bose featuring world-class noise cancelling technology, and now they're optimized with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant. Enjoy balanced audio performance at any volume with volume-optimized EQ. And you can make or receive clear phone calls, even in loud environments with the noise reduction dual-microphone system in these Bluetooth headphones. Connect to your devices wirelessly with Bluetooth and NFC pairing, with voice prompts for easy Bluetooth pairing. Thanks to Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant you can keep in touch, get answers and manage your day using just your voice with one-button access to the voice assistant of your choice. You can also access your phone's default virtual assistant, like Siri through your headphones. Together, they can create astonishing real-world experiences and fundamentally new ways to work, travel, exercise, learn, play, and more. Wear these comfortable headphones all day because they're built with premium materials. Listen to your wireless headphones for up to 20 hours of long battery life from a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Keep listening without battery power by connecting the included audio cable. Unlock more features and access future updates through the Bose Connect app.

    9 Features
  • When your home becomes your office: Turn any space into an instant office — or simply a place to unwind, listen to music, or make phone calls on these Bluetooth headphones.
  • High-capacity battery: Listen to your wireless headphones with up to 20 hours of battery life from a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
  • Bose Connect app: Helps you set your preferred level of noise cancellation, unlock more features, and access future updates.
  • Active noise cancellation: Eliminate noisy distractions and focus on what matters most with renowned noise cancellation. Set your preferred level of noise cancellation, unlock more features, and access future updates through the Bose Connect app.
  • Perfect call and voice quality: Get clear phone calls even in noisy environments with the noise-rejecting dual-microphone system.
  • Built-in voice assistant: Bring Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant with you wherever you go. Enjoy entertainment, get information, and manage your day - all with your voice.
  • Wireless connectivity: Connect to your devices wirelessly to your headphones using Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC pairing with voice prompts for hassle-free pairing.
  • Listen longer: Keep listening to your music without battery power by connecting the included audio cable.
  • High-quality materials: You can wear these wireless headphones comfortably all day because they're built with premium materials.
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  • Review by TechnicallyWell, 10 out of 10
    Great way to drown out the outside world

    DESIGN:

    Bose has maintained a very similar design to the 1st generation of the QuietComfort 35. The headband portion has a soft underside that feels very comfortable resting on the top of my head. The band is also foldable which makes the QuietComfort 35 II easy to transport, although the included case is somewhat larger than many of the other over-the-ear headphones I’ve tested.

    The earcups are also very soft and comfortable around your ear, which is very important as you’ll likely be wearing these for long periods on an airplane or train. I still sometimes get the “ear sweats” and need to take a break from the headphones after wearing them for an hour or so to give my ears a chance to breath, but this is normal for me with any pair of headphones.

    The headphones are large and seem a bit bulky, but the sound quality makes up for it.

    SOUND QUALITY:

    With “Bose” on the label, you can safely assume sound quality is stellar. And it is with the Quiet Comfort 35 IIs. Bass has plenty of punch and the mids and highs are crips and clear.

    When the noise cancellation is active, you will hear a gentle white noise “hum” in the background as the unit counteracts the outside noises. It’s not very noticeable while listening to music, but you can tell it is there when listening to a podcast or talk show.

    NOISE CANCELLING

    One of the main reasons to pick up these Bose headphones is for their noise cancellation technology. Once you activate the noise cancellation feature, the sounds around you seem to disappear. And I’m not just talking about that fact that these cover your ears. Bose’s noise cancellation technology actively sends opposing sound to counteract the noise around you. Why’s this important? You can set the QC 35 IIs to a lower volume and still hear your music just fine, even in noisy environments. Normally, you would need to crank up the music to drown out your surroundings. So you can spare your ear drums and relax even if there’s a crying baby next to you. Now, if someone’s running a jackhammer next to you, it won’t completely eliminate the sound. But it does a great job of getting rid of the loud hum of an airplane or the clickity-clack of a train.

    There are two levels of noise cancellation: high and low. The feature can also be turned off completely. The “low” setting comes in handy when you still need to hear something going on outside, such as an airport announcement. Although, if it’s something important, you’ll probably want to turn off the noise cancelling feature completely. The noise cancellation feature can be controlled via Bose’s Connect app or you can assign the function to the “Action” button.

    FEATURES:

    Bose touts that the Bose QuietComfort 35s have Google Assistant built-in and can be accessed by pressing a new “Action” button on the left earcup. I assumed the headphones would just kind of “tether” my phone’s internet connection when using Google Assistant. However, the app for these headphones prompted me to install the full Google Assistant app on my iPhone in order to use the feature. I wouldn’t say that Google Assistant is “built-in” if the headphones are depending on my phone to actually run the Google Assistant feature.

    Which prompts another question: don’t most headphones already allow you to call up the voice assistant, be it Siri or Google Assistant? Indeed, you can hold the multifunction (middle) button on the QC 35s for one second and Siri will activate on your iPhone (or Google Assistant for Android). So what’s unique about Bose’s “Google Assistant built-in” offering? On Android, the voice interface is a little more verbose and will tell you who the text message is from instead of just playing the normal “ding” notification. For me, I reassigned the “Action” button to control the noise-cancellation feature instead, but heavy users of Google services may find the Google Assistant feature to be worthwhile.

    Aside from the Google Assistant feature, the Bose Connect app is very handy and walks you through the setup process and gives you a quick overview on using the QuietComfort 35 IIs. The app can also assist you in connecting additional Bluetooth devices, configuring the Action button, setting the noise cancellation and upgrade the firmware, which I needed to do upon receiving the headphones.

    The three buttons on the right ear cup allow you to control your music without getting out your phone. The middle button will play and pause your music (or answer an incoming phone call). Double-tapping the middle button skips forward to the next track while triple-tapping the middle button rewinds. Pressing the + and – buttons will increase and decrease the volume respectively.

    BATTERY LIFE

    Battery life is impressive and can last up to 20 hours in wireless Bluetooth mode or 40 hours when using the included audio cable. Charging the unit only takes two hours and can be recharged with a standard Micro USB cable.

    Upon powering on the QC 35 IIs, an automated voice will announce the current charge level. If the battery needs recharged while in use, you’ll hear, “Battery low, please charge now.” There is also a battery LED indicator on the right ear cup. Green indicates a medium to full charge, while a solid amber LED indicates that the charge is getting low. When it blinks red, it’s time to charge. If you’re using an iPhone, the battery level will also show on the status bar of your phone.

    OVERALL

    You can't beat the sound quality of Bose. The addition of Google Assistant seems gimmicky, but you can still summon Siri with these headphones, The noise cancellation feature is superb and makes these great for long plane or train rides.

    Sep 24, 2017 18:31
  • Review by hairdude, 10 out of 10
    They are wonderful

    I already had a pair of these excellent noise canceling headphones. I got my husband a pair for his birthday. Now we can completely ignore each other! It's great!

    Mar 28, 2021 12:04
  • Review by optimummind, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic headphones~!

    = Summary =

    The Bose QC35 Series II headphones are fantastic~!! It definitely lives up to all the hype & rave reviews and delivers great sound, dynamic range, awesome bass, and truly astounding active noise cancellation. In addition, it looks cool and is very comfortable to wear.

    = Design & Comfort =

    I have the black QC35 Series II and it looks sleek and sexy. Since it's black, it will blend in nicely with whatever clothing you wear and it won't stand out too much.

    To my delight, it was much lighter than it looked and is very comfortable to wear over the head for extended periods of time.

    The ear padding is very soft, well-padded, and doesn't cause any long-term fatigue or discomfort. I even wore it to bed and it was very comfortable (as long as you don't mind not being able to turn your head sideways).

    = Controls =

    The layout of the buttons are well-placed, easy to find, and intuitive to use. On your left earmuff, you have the Google Assistant button. On the right earmuff, you have the Power/Bluetooth pairing button as well as additional buttons for Volume Control and Playback Control. As expected, all the controls work very well and with no issues.

    = Google Assistant Button =

    The highlight of this new Bose QC35 Series II headphones is the presence of a dedicated button for Google Assistant (GA). I paired the QC35 to my Galaxy S8+ and found it to be pretty useful. A single-press of the GA button will tell you the time of the day and also notify you about any Notifications you have received. If you have Notifications, the headphones will read them aloud to you.

    You can also press-and-hold the GA button, speak a command to GA, and get responses delivered directly to your ears. I used the GA button often to check the weather, make calls to people, and send messages.

    I didn't have much success, though, when trying to send text messages to people via the GA button. The QC35 would correctly understand my command, confirm and read back my message to my recipient, but sometimes the delivery would fail in the end. If I use Google Assistant directly from my Galaxy S8+, everything works the first time. I'm hoping future app and firmware updates will improve the GA experience.

    With that said, having the GA button is very useful and helpful and I'm sure it'll only get better and faster.

    = Audio Quality & Noise Cancellation =

    When it comes to listening to audio, the Bose QC35 Series II is impeccable. It played back all the different kinds of music (rock, hip-hop, pop, rap) fabulously and flawlessly. From bass-heavy songs such as 50 Cent's Just a Lil Bit and In Da Club to full-range songs such as Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, the QC35 is a champ. Absolutely no complaints here.

    Making all this audio quality possible is the BRILLIANT active noise cancellation. All background distractions simply disappear and don't bother you from enjoying your music. I was sitting on my front porch listening to music because there is much noise here - gardeners working, delivery trucks driving by, birds chirping, dogs barking, etc. And I couldn't hear them at all~!! Especially impressive was when I missed hearing a medium-sized U-Haul truck driving into my street close to my driveway. Those kinds of trucks are usually very loud and clanky but the QC35 filtered it out wonderfully.

    Making all of this even more impressive is the fact that the volume on the QC35 was only set to ~60% loudness. One no longer has to crank up the volume at the expense of potentially damaging your hearing to filter out background noise & distractions. Brilliant.

    I also used the QC35 Series II to make and answer several calls and everybody said my voice came through loud and clear and good. I was told by one person that it sounded just as good as my Plantronics M180 bluetooth headset.

    = Conclusion =

    The Bose QC35 Series II is an absolute buy~! Great design and quality, great controls & comfort, SUPERB audio quality augmented by brilliant active noise cancelling, and topped off by the innovative and useful Google Assistant functionality baked in.

    I highly recommend it to all music lovers.

    Sep 23, 2017 17:49
  • Review by nickcal, 10 out of 10
    Straight up my new favorite headphones

    I’ve long been a fan of noise cancelling headphones, but it wasn’t until this past year that I really started appreciating the scope of their use. I traveled across the country on a crowded airplane. While thousands of people do this everyday, I can’t say that I was totally prepared for it the first time around. All the ambient noises really took their toll on me and one year later, when I flew for a second time, I had an excellent pair of noise cancelling headphones in-hand to make the flight bearable. At that time, I was rocking the Sony 1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling headphones and I never thought I would find a better, more comfortable pair of headphones. This past week, I was introduced to the QuietComfort 35 II headphones by Bose. I’ve been a fan of Bose products for many years because they have a reputation for designing great, high-end audio gear. I’m happy to say that the QuietComfort 35 II’s don’t disappoint and they really live up to the Bose quality name.

    UNBOXING

    The headphones arrived in a standard Bose branded box. The outside covering of the box included some basic details of the product in multiple languages. You will also notice the MFi icon along with the Android logo and the Google Assistant built-in graphic. The QuietComfort 35 II are the first Bose headphones to come with built-in Google Assistant support. That is in fact the biggest difference between the QuietComfort 35 II and the original version of the headphones according to Bose’s website. When you look at the specs of the two headphone models, you will see that they are nearly identical except for the weight (version II is 2.6 ounces heavier) and the fact that the original QuietComfort headphones come packaged with an airline adapter.

    The QuietComfort 35 II’s package includes a carrying case, charging cable, and audio cable. When you first open the box, you will see the carrying case. All the other pieces are tucked away inside. The case is built very well. There is an exterior mesh pocket that could be used for extra cables or even your smartphone. When you open the case, you will find another interior mesh pocket and the mail compartment where the headphones lay. They actually fold up in a very specific way, but Bose was kind enough to include a small illustration that shows you how to place them in the case.

    BUILD QUALITY

    The headphones are lightweight and flexible. I really like that the earpieces aren’t static and can swivel around a bit. It makes it easier to wear in my opinion. The headband extends easily and the materials used to build it feels very solid. The padding on the headband is probably the only thing I would change. It’s soft and comfortable to wear, but it’s covered in some sort of suede fabric, which leads me to think that over time, it will soak up sweat and other oils and wear down. I would have preferred to see this padding covered in leather instead.

    The inside of the ear pieces are marked with a “L” and “R” to show you which way to wear the headphones. One thing I noticed was that the actual speaker on the inside of the ear cup seems to be angled toward your ear. Many of my other headphones just have a flat speaker. I haven’t been able to find out this sort of orientation would affect sound quality or volume, but I am sure the design was done with purpose. The padding on the ear cups is very nice and seems to wear well. I did notice that the foam segments don’t pull off of the cups as magnets, but it does appear that they might snap off the ear cups. Not wanting to damage the foam, I didn’t try to pry them off.

    These headphones have physical switches on them which is a bit of an oddity these days. Most of the headphones I’ve been around lately seem to utilize touch controls (the Sony headphones only have touch controls). So, the tactile nature of the buttons and switches on the Bose headphones was a nice departure from what I was used to. I’m sometimes not a fan of physical switches because they will get caught on things like hoodies, but the on/off switch on the right ear cup was designed in such a way that it avoided that usual problem. In addition to the on/off switch, you will also find the volume up/down buttons, and the play/pause button on the right ear cup. On the left ear piece, you will find the Google Assistant/ANR settings button.

    On the bottom of the two earpieces, there is also a port for plugging in the Micro USB charging cable and the audio cable for a wired connection. Even though Micro USB has been a standard for quite some time for charging devices of this nature, I feel with a brand new product like this, Bose should have taken the opportunity to switch over to USB-C for charging.

    USER EXPERIENCE

    As soon as the headphones arrived, I paired them to my phone. They had 70% battery life out of the box, which made me happy that I could go ahead and start using them. I put the headphones on my head and found very quickly that they were more comfortable than my Sony headphones and they caused less strain on my head, too. I’ve used the headphones for a couple of days off and on and not had any issue with the battery life.

    The buttons and functions I were very easy to pick up on without reading the manual but for more in depth features, you will need to read the manual because they are not as intuitive as the ones listed above. For example you have no dedicated button for changing songs. For us iPhone users we can easily remedy this by simply pressing in and holding the play/pause button to activate Siri and asking her to switch to the next track or calling up a totally different album. All the Siri commands that work on your iPhone work via this button so no worries here.

    Even though I’ve only had these remarkable headphones for a few days, I’ve been incredibly impressed with them. The comfortable design and sound quality both live up to the Bose name. I’ve worn them for several hours and don’t perceive any earaches or headaches from wearing them too long.

    Making and receiving calls is pretty simple. making calls again takes the use of Siri. I found this to be super simple and had no issues with Siri hearing or understanding what I asked of her to do. I don’t currently have Google Assistant installed so the dedicated Google button was used for the ANR settings instead. The sound quality is amazing. I am hard of hearing and I didn’t have any issues with hearing music or spoken words. Music and sounds were crisp and dynamic.

    As noice cancelling headphones go, I really like how the Bose headphones block out ambient noise with little effort. I love that the noise canceling is activated by flipping a switch. I've not had the chance to use these on a plane yet like I did with the Sony's but with noise canceling turned up to high I can almost not hear anything else around me so I'm assuming they will work just as well if not better for travel.

    CONCLUSIONS

    I think the Bose QuietComfort 35 II are the best wireless headphones on the market right now. I’ve officially made the switch over to them as my primary listening companions. If you had the QuietComfort 35 that were released last year, I don’t know that the Google Assistant feature is enough to upgrade, but if you are using a different style or brand of headphone, I think you will be happy with the Bose QuietComfort 35 II.

    Sep 24, 2017 21:51
  • Review by flatcatrecords, 10 out of 10
    More Accurate Sound Reproduction

    The Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones are by far the best sounding headphones I have ever owned. The wide frequency range produces crisp, clear highs and deep bass. The noise canceling feature successfully masks any sound from outside sources. Compared with other headphones, earbuds or speaker systems, the Bose headphones more accurately reproduce the sounds I am listening to. I would recommend these headphones to anyone!

    Dec 16, 2020 17:55
  • Review by Fordman9870, 10 out of 10
    Sound so good you'll think your at a concert!

    The Bose headphones are made to last. Quality components and construction.

    The Box includes a Carry bag, Aux cable and a charging cable. The headphones came charged (almost full)

    I downloaded the Bose app and connected to my phones. It was then I was notified of a firmware upgrade was needed. This took over 30 minutes. I would have hoped it was quicker as I was anxious to started using them. After they were updated I opened the app and was informed by the app that it can’t access my music to play my songs on my phone but I could come back to the Bose app after I started playing my music. I would hope that this would change with further updates to the Bose app.

    The app however will let you, Manage connections, Update, Share music with a friend who has another set of Bose headphone and can listen to their playlist,

    On to the fit: Fit was perfect for all of my family members from an 8 year old to a teen, then wife and my fat head.

    Sound: WOW, I have 3 sets of expensive headphones and the Bose headphones beat them hands down!! I now know I should have purchased these first and not wasted time and money with the others. I love these phones. The quality of sound makes you think you are at a concert.

    The low/mid and high tones hit perfect. I could even hear notes and sounds on some of my favorite music I hadn’t heard before.

    Bass?? Best Bass in the business when it hits you can feel it. I listened to my music for at least 4 hours while working and there was no ear fatigue at all (even though these are over the ear) some other brands after being used for longer periods do make the ear region uncomfortable, not these.

    The only issue I had was some sweating due to the leather on the ear pieces after using them for 4 hours non stop. A microfiber mesh added to the ear piece may cure this. But I am sure this would hurt the noise cancellation.

    The noise cancellation is pretty good. When playing music most all exterior sound is blocked. These are great for the office too if you want to block out any noisy coworkers.

    The on board buttons include, Volume up, down and pause, an assistant button when connected to your phone (Siri, Google) plus you can answer/hang up your phone. The headphones have a dual built in microphone.

    The battery life is about 20 hrs. The devices you can connect to via Bluetooth and NFC making getting started a snap. Range is about 30 feet for paired devices.

    SO I find these headphone very nice, comfortable and knock out sound. They are worth e very penny!!

    I would definitely recommend the Bose head phones to my family and friends.

    Sep 25, 2017 12:24
  • Review by Ghost, 10 out of 10
    Nice

    Great product stuff at Best Buy really nice people

    Mar 26, 2021 15:42
  • Review by Luadrian, 10 out of 10
    The best

    Niceeeeeee .. fond of Bose products. Owned several speaker systems and QC 3!!

    Feb 14, 2020 16:22
  • 9.6score
    eKids - Hello Kitty Bluetooth Wireless Headphones - red
    Description

    Your little one will love these Hello Kitty Bluetooth Headphones, complete with a sweet red bow at the top! The built-in rechargeable battery lets your child listen up to 24 hours. And the foldable design makes them easy to take on the go!

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  • Review by PJavier, 10 out of 10
    Adults will appreciate, little ones will love it

    These are perfect for the active child who likes her Hello Kitty gear. My little one wears it daily and likes the look, I appreciate the fact that they are durable and can take a drop or a bump.

    Nov 17, 2021 20:26
  • Review by Keyboard, 10 out of 10
    Hello kitty headphones

    Im a fan of Hello kitty this was a gift and i love it i used for my workout and works great I was thinking this was more for a child but fits perfect on me! love it !!!

    Sep 04, 2021 09:47
  • Review by Kimi, 10 out of 10
    Fun and playful headset

    Adorable Hello Kitty bluetooth headphones. Love the fun red bow detail. I purchased this for my niece's birthday. She will love it!

    Nov 08, 2021 12:07
  • Review by Elizabeth, 10 out of 10
    Hello kitty headset

    My daughter loves them! There is two different ways to use them. You can hook them up to Bluetooth or use the cord. Great purchase for a 4 year old!

    Oct 05, 2021 01:47
  • Review by Sryoung, 10 out of 10
    Super cute

    Super easy for kids to use yet durable great for flights also super cute my daughter loves them

    Oct 29, 2021 15:47
  • Review by Anonymous, 8 out of 10
    Hello kitty headphones

    Decent set of wireless headphones so the cat doesn’t chew the cord.

    Oct 24, 2021 20:39
  • Review by jjtadjiki, 10 out of 10
    Bluetooth wireless headphones

    A great item at a great price and i highly recommend it.

    Jun 05, 2021 01:24
  • Review by elmnzr, 10 out of 10
    Cute and Functional

    These work great- the bluetooth pairing is easy to do and works, and the sound quality is good as well.

    May 10, 2021 14:15
  • 9.6score
    Skullcandy - Crusher Evo Over-the-Ear Wireless Headphones - True Black
    Description

    Feel the bass in your bones with Crusher Evo — the latest advancement in the famous Skullcandy Crusher line. Patented Adjustable Sensory Bass technology is an experience that you can’t get in any other headphones. And now, you can even customize the sound to your unique hearing through a quick audio test in the Skullcandy App. So you’ll hear the music exactly the way it was meant to be heard. Critical controls — call, track change, volume, and Crusher Bass — are conveniently located with easy-to-use tactile buttons. Tile finding technology lets you “ring” your headphones if they’re ever lost or misplaced, so you’ll never return home without them. Rapid Charge capability provides 4 hours of listening time on just 10 minutes of charge, and a full charge lets you feel the music for an amazing 40 hours. Crusher Evo is also travel-ready. It folds flat to fit perfectly into the included travel case.

    5 Features
  • Adjustable Sensory Bass: Adjustable Sensory Bass technology is an experience that you can’t get in any other headphones.
  • Wireless via Bluetooth 5: Activate Assistant
  • Call, Track and Volume Control: Critical controls — call, track change, volume, and Crusher Bass — are conveniently located with easy-to-use tactile buttons.
  • Up to 40 Hours of Battery: Rapid Charge capability provides 4 hours of listening time on just 10 minutes of charge, and a full charge lets you feel the music for an amazing 40 hours.
  • Built-in Tile Finding Technology: Tile finding technology lets you “ring” your headphones if they’re ever lost or misplaced, so you’ll never return home without them.
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  • Review by Albert, 10 out of 10
    All about that bass in a fun unique way

    As a general, all-purpose, for every situation headphone, these are not my go-to headphones, but for music that celebrates bass or action movies, they are a really fun and a unique experience.

    Because these aren’t my default go-to headphones, I initially had rated these at 4/5 stars. However, the sensory bass feature is really so unique and fun that it almost can’t be compared to other headphones. In my mind, it both creates a new category of headphones and rises to the top of it, so for that reason these headphones get 5 stars from me.

    THE GREAT

    The unique thing about these headphones is the Adjustable Sensory Bass technology. What that effectively means is that you can feel the music, just like the deep shaking you can feel with a sub-woofer, but not in a way that is just "louder". It genuinely adds a different experience that I haven't found anywhere else, and watching any movie with deep bass, particularly action movies, really take on a new and more enjoyable experience.

    — The slider on the headphones to adjust the sensory bass is such a clever implementation, and I find myself changing it between songs to really bring out the beauty the artist intended for a much larger subwoofer enhanced system. So many headphones allow EQ settings to be adjusted within an app, but for such a crucial feature, the implementation of a slider on the headphones was pure perfection. I would definitely take off a star or two had this not been physically adjustable because it feels necessary and really completes the product.

    To recap — Adjustable Sensory Bass is freaking awesome and really THE reason to pick these headphones over others.

    THE GOOD

    Sound quality

    —Over all good to great, and I don’t really have complaints here. It’s really the sensory bass that makes these worth getting over other headphones, and other brands in this quality range definitely match the sound quality apart from that.

    Design

    — The headphones themselves are comfortable. They fold to become more compact, but since I haven’t really traveled with them, they generally just stay opened sitting on my desk or hanging from a headphone stand.

    THE DISAPPOINTING

    Noise Cancellation

    — These headphones don’t have noise cancellation so while they’re great for louder music and really add a new dimension to the bass aspect of music and movies, they fail a bit in a loud environment when playing quieter music due to lack of noise cancellation which can be found on similar headphones.

    Microphone / Phone Calls

    — I’m not sure why, but I found that while using these headphones and received an incoming call, the audio did not switch to my headset as it normally does with my wireless headphones. I haven’t spent too much time troubleshooting this feature as it wasn’t a deal breaker, but it didn’t “just work” easily for me.

    OVERALL

    If you can live without noise cancellation, and are interested in the adjustable sensory bass feature that really brings music to life, I would definitely recommend these headphones.

    I still find myself reaching for in-ear buds most of the time for the sake of convenience and use of microphone while on a call or in a meeting, but the Crusher Evo still get picked up a few times a week.

    If you’re looking for a generic pair of headphones to use in a noisy environment, I’d go with a pair that supports noise cancellation over these. However, as mentioned several times, the sensory bass is truly a game changing experience and for that reason I would happily recommend giving these a try.

    These are the first headphones I’ve tried that have really been an experience. If you want to experience music in a new way, pick these up and see for yourself.

    Jan 24, 2021 12:34
  • Review by Ganlie, 10 out of 10
    Vibrating bass booster

    So, let’s get this out of the way first: This skullcandy wireless headphone sounds really good, very comparable with high end headphones of the same kind. I am a casual listener and use it for listening to my vinyl collections.

    Let’s talk now about pro and cons. Since I am recommending this headphone, I am going to talk about the cons first.

    Cons:

    - The Bluetooth connection range is supposed to be about 30 feet, but depending on where you are, that might not be the case at all. I would say, a good range would be about 20 feet, which is still pretty good

    - No EQ. However if you download the app, you can get a personalized sound set up, which is noticeable better than the regular setup.

    - When battery is low, a voice warning will come up. But depending on how loud your music is, you might not be able to hear what’s the message says. I also found that the app is not accurately displayed how much battery left.

    - No cancelling noise. Since I am only using it in the house, I can’t tell whether or not outside noise is a big interference.

    - I believe the headphone can only be connected to one device at a time. But once connected, it’s very easy to connect to the device.

    Pro:

    - A very good sound.

    - Bass booster which depending on how high, can literally makes your head vibrate. This feature is obviously designed for someone who likes huge bass. If you are not a fan, you still should give it a try and add a little bit bass to enhance the sound

    - 40 hours battery. Charging 10 minutes will give you about 4 hours listening time since it comes with a high charging cable

    - The ear cups is enveloped in this thick soft padding which makes it “more” comfortable to wear over a long period of time, compare to other over the ear headphone. A very important feature since I usually listen to my music while I am working for hours at time.

    - The whole headphone feels solidly build and yet can be easily folded to fit the carrying case that comes with it. It can also be extended and the ear cups can be turned 360 degree in one direction so it can be adjusted to fit any ears.

    - You can install the app on your phone to get the battery level and to set up the EQ preferences and connect the headphone to other player. In my case, I connect it to receiver for my record player and use the app on my phone.

    - The app has a set up for a personal sound, but it also comes preset for music, podcast mode and movie mode.

    In conclusion, I really like this headphone and has been using it constantly. I am not particularly concern about the noise canceling because the ear cup feels really snug on my ear. I am confident with the right volume, I can drawn out outside noise that I don’t want to hear. Highly recommended.

    Jan 31, 2021 19:08
  • Review by Phil, 10 out of 10
    Skull candy crusher evo review

    I have the original crushers and these blow the originals out the water BY FAR!, these new evos can hit lows! The originals could not do low bass notes which was my previous complaint on the first crusher wireless headset I purchased. Skull Candy have redeemed themselves!

    Mar 27, 2021 16:17
  • Review by Jpaul99999, 10 out of 10
    Super BASS!

    These headphones are amazing! The bass output of these headphones beat any other that I have tried. I would highly recommend if you live bass.

    Nov 19, 2021 18:46
  • Review by Beatfiend, 10 out of 10
    HUGEST BASS IN HEADPHONES

    THE HUGEST BASS in headphones, I’ve ever heard. You can feel the bass. Very impressive.

    Nov 20, 2020 22:31
  • Review by MetalManCPA, 10 out of 10
    Crusher EVO's deliver the advertised goods

    I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion. I was skeptical about the Crusher EVO's having a preconceived notion that a headphone focusing on a bass adjustment would be gimmicky.

    Opening the box, the contents are the headphones, a case, and two cables isn't that exciting. Once out of the box, the first thing to do was pair it to my Samsung Galaxy S10+. As with most Bluetooth devices, it's a simple process. For whatever reason, it took me two tries to connect (this has happened many times before with other speakers and headphones). My next step was to download the Skullcandy app. I registered the Crusher EVO's in the app. Then I personalized the sound with the hearing test within the app which is powered by Audiodo technology. This supposedly finetunes the sound to your own ears. I had listened to the EVO's before and after the test (my findings of the sound to follow). I noticed a bit more clarity once personalized but I will not say it was earth shattering. A 10-minute charge gives you 4 hours which is impressive. Simple controls - on the right volume up/down, track forward/back, phone control.

    Most of my use is for music, and have not tested call quality. I listened to the EVO's both before and after the personalization. My review isn't based on either the before/after, just the overall experience. My test was with Bluetooth as I never used the audio cable connection. I made sure the bass slider was in the low/off position to get a feel for the unfiltered (bass adjustment) sound. I was honestly pleasantly surprised. They have a very good audio range. These are not audiophile quality comparing to high-end expensive cans, but they absolutely hold their own and sound better then most I've heard in the under $200 category. They have decent highs/mids, and the lows aren't impressive. I listened to a variety of songs, mostly metal as that is my favorite genre. The sound was nice and forward, good separation, and no distortion even at higher volume. After some time, I decided I was ready to use the bass boost. It's honestly a game changer for those who enjoy bass. I barely had to push the slide up and man, did the bass kick in. I love the haptic feedback which really gives you the feeling of a punch. I never tested the 40 hour battery life. They do hurt a tad after long wear.

    Bottom line is these are a homerun for me. They fold nicely for travel, and provide me a full sound experience to bang my head to metal.

    Jan 25, 2021 13:33
  • Review by mstanleynh, 10 out of 10
    Skullcandy Crusher Evo Brings the Bass!!

    I’ve used different Skullcandy earphones over the years, and recently they have really stepped up on their bass-emphasized systems and the Crusher Evo over-the-ear headphones is another great example of just that…Feeling the Bass!

    On opening the box, there is a neat rollup carry case, the headphones, user guide and audio and charging (USB-C) cables. Glad to see Skullcandy going to the USB-C cable. I was really impressed with the build quality and the overall look of the Evos. The matte black body and black leather over-ear pads look stealthy and really well built. There is a rubber cushion on the arm that is really comfortable and holds the earphones in place. The control buttons are on the larger size for easy use, without being too big. The ability to adjust volume and tracks without having to take out my iPhone is a big plus. Essentially every feature of the headphones can be adjusted/controlled on the headphones including volume, track and of course bass levels.

    A very helpful User Guide is included in the box and walks through all of the controls, setup and usage. It took about 10 minutes from unboxing to fully customized bass-rocking music. There's a Skullcandy app that should be downloaded, it's got a great sound-customization process. It's kind of like a hearing test which sets up the headphone's output based on the user's hearing.

    Sound - this is what it's all about, and the Crusher Evos did not let me down. Skullcandy has done a great job of balancing the highs, mids and lows...and then they take it a step further with the Sensory Haptic Bass feature. With a slide of the control on the left ear cup, the haptic bass response can be boosted from nothing to whole body thumping goodness.

    Skullcandy App – the app still has some room to grow, but has come a long way in the year plus I’ve been using it. The best feature is the audio test to set up user-specific audio output. It takes about 3 minutes and is like the old hearing test from grade school. Once completed, Audiodo™ technology is used to adjust audio output to the specific user’s hearing. The personal sound feature can be turned on/off in the app. There are also settings for music, podcast and movie modes which adjust the audio for the specified usage. Battery level and other info is also provided via the app.

    Fit - the headphones are super adjustable and can really be customized to the user. The plush leather over-ear cups and rubber headband pad form to the head nicely and hold the headphones in place. I wore them for nearly 5 hours while doing yardwork and there were no "hot spots" or discomfort after being worn for an extended timeframe. And the rubberized headband kept them from moving around while moving around vigorously.

    Battery Life – It seemed like there was no way of running these headphones out of juice. They were run for hours on multiple days before the % dropped into the 20s in the app. Plugged them in and tried the quick charge of about 10 minutes and the charge jumped up over 60%.

    Pros:

    - Build quality is solid as expected from Skullcandy

    - Controls are easy to find and use while wearing the headphones

    - Sound quality is outstanding and the Haptic Bass feature is awesome!

    - Updates to Skullcandy App including Podcast and Movie modes

    - Foldability and included bag are bonuses for travelers

    - Easy setup with the Skullcandy app, including Personal Sound setup

    - Great battery life and quick charge feature

    - Phone call and voice assistant support

    Cons:

    - Didn’t really find any, Skullcandy is “Crushing” it with their headphones!

    Overall, these are headphones that I would certainly recommend to anyone looking for great sound and the option to really Feel the Bass!

    Jan 21, 2021 07:45
  • Review by AutisticBassLover, 10 out of 10
    Great purchase love the headphones recommend

    I had the previous skull candy these are improvement everything I love and more in headphones great purchase

    Mar 15, 2021 21:42
  • 9.6score
    Marshall - Major IV Bluetooth Headphone with wireless charging - Black
    Description

    Meet Major IV, the iconic headphones from Marshall with 80+ solid hours of wireless playtime, wireless charging and a new, improved ergonomic design. With more than three full days of power, you can stop worrying about your headphones dying on you when you need them. Over 55 years of knowledge is packed into Major IV for an explosive sound. Custom-tuned dynamic drivers deliver roaring bass, smooth mids and brilliant treble for a rich, unrivalled sound that you’ll never want to turn off. When you’re deep diving into your music, Major IV will make sure the tenth hour is as comfortable as the first. Major IV’s ear cushions are softer to the touch and more faithfully fit the shape of your ear, rendering the headphones more comfortable and wearable over time. The addition of wireless charging makes it even easier to charge and go – no more hunting for your charging cable in a mess of wires. Major IV combines enhanced usability with classic Marshall elements like the multi-directional control knob for controlling your music and phone, textured black vinyl and the Marshall script for an overall design that is both iconic and innovative.

    7 Features
  • Signature Sound: Major IV delivers the signature Marshall sound that you’ve come to expect. Custom-tuned dynamic drivers deliver roaring bass, smooth mids and brilliant treble for a rich, unrivalled sound that you’ll never want to turn off.
  • 80+ HOURS OF WIRELESS PLAYTIME: Major IV delivers 80+ solid hours of wireless playtime with quick-charge capability – only 15 minutes of charging will give you 15 hours of listening. These are headphones truly built for the long haul.
  • IMPROVED ERGONOMIC DESIGN: Major IV’s new, improved ergonomic design means that when you’re deep diving into your music, the tenth hour is as comfortable as the first. Major IV’s ear cushions are softer to the touch and more faithfully fit the shape of your ear.
  • Wireless Charging: Major IV can be charged wirelessly, so it's now easier than ever to charge and go. You will receive a USB-C charging cable in the box. Wireless charging pad is not included.
  • MULTI-DIRECTIONAL CONTROL KNOB: With the multi-directional control knob you can play, pause, skip and adjust the volume of your device, as well as power your headphones on or off. Phone functionality is also included so you can answer, reject or end a call with a few simple clicks.
  • ICONIC MARSHALL DESIGN: Major IV combines enhanced usability with classic Marshall elements for an iconic yet innovative design.
  • SHARE YOUR MUSIC: As well as allowing you to plug in and play when you’re low on power, Major IV’s 3.5 mm socket also allows a friend to enjoy your music. Sharing music with friends is simple and speedy.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JimC, 10 out of 10
    Superb Sound, Classic Look, Lightweight!

    Slip on these lightweight headphones with the classic Marshall old school look and you will love the sound they deliver! And the joy will last for hours of listening since they are so comfortable and have an amazing battery life.

    Founded in 1963, Marshall Amplification has become the best known designer and manufacturer of professional music amplifiers and stage speakers. Its classic “Marshall” script on the grill cloth is a guarantee that the equipment is top quality and will produce, as Pete Townshend noted, “sizzling sound with crunch!” Since 2010 Marshall has worked closely with Sweden’s top-rated Zound Industries to create consumer versions of its audio equipment. This review will focus on the latest of these collaborations, the Marshall Major IV wireless portable Bluetooth headphones, a surprisingly powerful unit with amazing sound quality and some great bonus features.

    After extensive testing of the new Major IV Bluetooth headphones in a wide variety of applications my conclusion is that these very compact and lightweight cans have a superb combination of features, power and sound quality which far surpass the vast majority of its competitors in its price range.

    First, consider that the Major IV headphones are packed with a great set of features and specifications:

    • Marshall Major IV Bluetooth on-ear headphones (Model 1005773)

    • 40mm dynamic drivers, 32 ohm impedance

    • Frequency response range: 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz

    • Total Harmonic Distortion of less than 1%

    • Maximum sound pressure level (SPL) 99 dB (100mV @ 1 kHz)

    • Bluetooth 5.0 SBC connectivity, 33 foot range

    • Integrated microphone in each ear cup for phone calls

    • Ergonomic textured vinyl cushioned ear cups, padded headband

    • Ear cup fold clip collapsible design for compact storage

    • Multi-function control knob (on/off, volume, play, pause, skip track, accept phone call)

    • Lithium polymer battery life: 80+ hours playtime with Bluetooth

    • 3 hour recharge time from full discharge; 15 minute recharge provides 15 hours playtime

    • Wireless charging (Qi pad required, not included)

    • 43” USB-C 5V-12V recharge cable included

    • 78” 3.5 mm audio cord included for passive listening (no power required) or connecting a second headset

    • Weight: 5.9 ounces

    • One year warranty on parts and labor

    For more than fifty years the iconic Marshall scrip on an amplified speaker has become emblematic of the quintessential rock concert experience. Those speakers always had old school black cabinets and big analog control knobs. When you saw them you knew that you were in for a night of rock ecstasy. The new Major IV headphones successfully combine that traditional look but are based upon modern technology.

    Major IV headphones come securely packaged within a shock-resistant storage box. Included is a simple illustrated getting started brochure, the usual safety warnings, a USB-C charging cable and a 78” long 3.5 mm connecting cable for passive listening or to add a second headset.

    When you open the box you will see how compactly the headphones can be collapsed, thanks to the ear cup fold clip. They easily fit within a 5 inch circle – just slightly larger than the diameter of a 2 liter bottle of soda.

    The next change you will experience is the process for charging the headphones. While a nice USB-C cable is included and could be used to recharge the headphones, Marshall has added wireless charging capability. Just place the right ear cup on any Qi charging pad and the unit will recharge. The Zounds engineers have facilitated this by putting a thin black silicone border on the outside of the ear cup and crafting the “Marshall” scrip in silicone as well to provide slip-resistance on the charging plate.

    Once fully charged it will be a long time before you need to recharge these headphones. They are rated for an amazing 80 hours of playtime! Even if you use them three hours every day that gives you nearly a month before they need recharging. And if you are impatient, just 15 minutes on the charger gives you 15 hours of use.

    The Marshall Major IV headphones are much smaller than typical over-the-ear headphones (see photo for a comparison with one of my other headphones) and are technically “on-the-ear” headphones because they do not fully enclose your ears. But unlike most on-the-ear headphones the Marshall Major IV really give an excellent seal over your ears thanks to the generous and very soft padding on each ear cup. This insures that all of the sound produced by the 40 mm drivers is delivered to your ear drums.

    The small physical size has another important benefit – light weight. The Marshall Major IV earphones weigh only 5.9 ounces, compared to 10.8 ounces for the over-the-ear headphones in my photos. You can wear these headphones all day in blissful comfort.

    The controls for these headphones is a wonderful homage to the Marshall tradition. A single gold knob on the right ear cup controls volume (push up or down), tracks (push forward or back), power (press two seconds), answer phone (one tap), etc. It is all very intuitive. And the knob looks cool.

    The Bluetooth connection is rock solid (what else?) well beyond the 30 foot range claimed. I would give it at least 40 feet. The codec used is the basic SBC rather than the more sophisticated aptX but the drivers are well-tuned for that codec.

    I have always had a feeling that on-the-ear headphones are inferior in sound quality to a good over-the-ear headphone. I have several of both types and prior to testing the Marshall Major IV my personal experience justified that feeling. But after thoroughly testing the Marshall Major IV headphones I am prepared to retract that proposition.

    I played some of my favorite rock, jazz, classical, country and vocal music albums through these headphones over the past week. In each case I found that the Marshall Major IV headphones have an outstanding ability to deliver a superb rendition of any musical source you may draw upon.

    The drivers have been tuned to provide an accurate sonic image and are very responsive to music which has rapid shifts and extensive tonal range. They capture all of Janis Joplin’s soulful, “Me & Bobbie McGee” from the deep bass to the highest guitar note and never lose a bit of her ragged, breathy voice. The full majesty of Bach’s “Concerto for 2 Violins” by Anne-Sophie Mutter and the English Chamber Orchestra comes through undiminished. You will feel that you are truly “Live at Operation Breadbasket” as Cannonball Adderly plays “Walk Tall” feeling the thump of the bass and the sweet soprano sax. Play Garth Brooks through these headphones and you are standing right in front of the stage getting sawdust kicked in your face. And rock? Please, all you need to know about their ability to drive an electric rhythm backed up by a bass that sounds like Thor pounding his hammer, is to look at that “Marshall” script proudly blazing on each ear cup!

    The headphones are exceptionally comfortable due to their feathery weight, the nicely padded headband and very generous earcup padding. You literally could wear these for hours and be aware of only the music they deliver to your ears.

    I have several pairs of over-the-ear headphones which provide stellar music reproduction, automatic noise reduction and complete isolation, all of which have a cost two or three times the Marshall Major IV’s modest price tag. When you want to be alone with your music or desire isolation from ambient noise, they are an excellent choice. But they are all heavy and you do feel that your ears are being compressed so it is really not comfortable to use them for more than a couple of hours at a time.

    No, the Marshall Major IV has no automatic noise reduction, but when was the last time you went to a rock concert to be isolated from your environment. The beauty of these on-the-air headphones is that you are still a bit involved in the world around you but the music dominates. It is like the difference between watching a movie alone in your home theater or going to a movie with friends.

    If you want to be transported back to the musical glories of the rock era but don’t want to give up any of the technologic comforts of today buy these outstanding headphones. They have my highest and unqualified endorsement and you will crank up your cool quotient to 11.

    Nov 15, 2020 20:44
  • Review by emiliosic, 10 out of 10
    Great sound, unique style, simple to use

    Let's start with the sound: Fantastic.

    It sounds on par with much more expensive headphones. It has a very crisp sound, very neutral.

    It has plenty of bass but it does not overwhelm the sounds.

    It faithfully reproduces details that I can barely notice with other headphones.

    Driven by a 40mm dynamic transducer.

    Design: It's very unique. These stand out in a good way. The headband is soft with a rich leather texture. The earcups are plush and soft. I can wear these for hours without discomfort. Note however that these are 'over the ear', which means they rest on your ears, not around them like bigger cans. Having well designed cushions makes a big difference here.

    The outside of the caps are smooth plastic with the Marshall logo embossed in silicone.

    The headphones fold in making them more compact to carry. They do not fold flat but also they're not very big. They're also very light compared to others.

    Charging and battery: They're rated for 80 hours, which is incredible. I've been using them all week without recharging them and the phone reports the headphones have over 65% battery left.

    The connector is USB-C and comes with a long USB-A to USB-C cable. USB-C is so convenient now that it's becoming the norm.

    And, this is great, also supports Qi wireless charging: Place the right earcup on top of a charging pad and it has a small light that indicates it's charging. Once I unpacked them they came mostly charged, but left them for a while on a portable wireless charger until full.

    Controls: This is perhaps the most user friendly control I've used on headphones: It has a single tiny rocker button that works like a joystick: Hold it to turn it on and off.

    Keep holding for pairing.

    Once connected, press once for play/pause.

    Push it up or down for volume control

    Push it left or right for prev/next.

    Hold it left or right for REV/FF (very few headphones do this).

    Double click: Phone's assistant.

    Might sound too much, but no, it's very intuitive. It comes naturally and took no time at all to start using it.

    To answer and hang up calls, click on the button, or double-click to reject it.

    There are no apps to install on the phone. It just works, and sounds great.

    But there is one very nice quirk, I have not seen anywhere else: It has an audio connector on the right earcup. It comes with a long and partly coiled cable that can be connected to a computer or other audio source like an amp with headphones output, and this works well. The headphones can be used without using it's battery (like traditional wired headphones), which can be a life saver in some cases. Recently had to use them with a computer by just plugging them in.

    The really nice quirk is that while listening to music via Bluetooth, can connect any other wired headphones to these to share the audio, like when you want to share a song with someone near you that has wired headphones. Not sure how much I'll use this personally but it's nice to have.

    Note that there wired cable has no mic nor phone controls, and that's OK. (There are 3rd party cables that could do that).

    It has no ANC, but the earcups cover up normal household noise just fine.

    There is a single mic on the right earcup to take phone calls or use the phone's assistant (Siri or Google). Nothing special here but it works just fine.

    Overall I'm very impressed how well they sound and convenience like the best controls (to me) in a headphone, they're light, ridiculously long battery life, wireless charging, they're light and they look just great.

    Oct 29, 2020 23:12
  • Review by Ponskippa, 10 out of 10
    Compact travel size, impressive sound

    My first impressions of these headphones out of the box is that the ear cups are small. They are definitely smaller than most headphones on the market these days. They fit and rest comfortably on my ears though. Build quality is excellent. The headband is flexible yet strong and is wrapped in faux leather that looks and feels like soft leather.. The ear cups themselves are small and to me look like tiny marshal cabinets. :D

    The padding is soft and squishy, very comfortable and do a great job of isolating sound and keeping music from leaking out ( except at max volumes ). They charge with a USB C cable which is included. They can also be charged wirelessly with the right ear cup. I've uploaded a picture of the ear cup sitting on my wireless charger. it works well, but you do have to balance them properly over the charger. I'm curious to see if they will magnetically attach to the new apple MagSafe charger later. They have a small nub joystick on the right cup that also acts as a power on / off and pairing button. It can activate Siri or Google Assistant and also control volume and skip, rewind and pause tracks. I personally really enjoy the joystick for controls because it prevents any accidental touches or swipes that are inevitable with touch controls.

    Sound Quality : Impressive! Considering their small size and on ear fit.. they sound very good. I'd say they are well balanced although to my ears highs seem to come in at a slightly higher volume. Bass sounds good and doesn't drown out everything else. The Highs seem to come in louder than Mids , but I usually prefer music tuned that way. Music remains clear with a nice hint of bass. Mids are still noticeable without sounding muddy. I tested them with a variety of music genres and everything sounded great to me. For some reason the Marshall Bluetooth app on my iPhone could not recognize these headphones yet so I wasn't able to play with the EQ settings. Hopefully they will update the app later on. When using these headphones to watch videos , Movies and TV shows there was no noticeable audio lag to me. I enjoyed watching a couple shows and a movie with them. Voices are loud and clear while keeping the action and music well balanced. Battery life is excellent, after fully charging them out of the box.. I have used them for a few hours each day for the last three days and have not had to plug them back in yet. If you prefer on ear headphones over buds or over the ear headphones, then I think you will be happy with this headset. They have a beautiful classic design, sound quality is very good and battery life is excellent. The wireless charging feature is a nice touch although I still prefer to plug my devices in.

    Oct 26, 2020 01:50
  • Review by MrShinyCadillackness, 8 out of 10
    Another heavy hitter from Marshall

    Being a guitar player I am naturally drawn to Marshall products. No too long ago Marshall mostly occupied the musician space. With the inception of their excellent bluetooth headphones and speakers, they have tapped into a whole new level of fans.

    Sporting the classic Marshall logo and design, these headphones definitely have the vintage Marshall look. While the size is smaller than what most other manufacturers are going for with over the ear headphones, the sound is anything but small. I find the sound to be detailed, rich, LOUD, and full of bass given the smaller size. You can actually crank these to 10 and they don’t even break up. I don’t recommend doing that though as they get pretty loud. From guitar amplifiers to headphones, sound is the top thing I look for in any musical device. These headphones have a great balance of lows and highs and are crystal clear making them an all around excellent choice for all types of music. Not only are they a great every day headphone, being smaller and lighter, they would also make great travel headphones. The battery life is rated at 80 hours making this another excellent travel feature.

    The bluetooth range from these is also excellent and much better than some of my other leading consumer headphones. I can easily leave my phone in the bedroom and walk through several rooms into my garage without a glitch. I think the rating is just over 30 feet, but I feel like they can handle more than that. Bluetooth setup was also very easy and connected on the first try with my Android phone.

    The comfort level is also good considering the smaller size pads. There is enough padding to make them comfortable for extended periods. I don’t even get much crown fatigue with these since they are a smaller size and lighter weight.

    There are also some cool optional accessories that you can get including a wireless charging pad. If the charging base and a case were included, I think this would be a full five star package. The package comes with a coiled 3.5mm cable in case you want to plug directly into your source or if you are running low on power. This cable will also allow you to link two Marshall headphones together and share music if you prefer. Also included is a USB-C charging cable. Both cables are high quality and should last a very long time.

    The one thing I honestly don’t care for is the multi-function button. While the thought of a single button interface is a great idea, I find it is easy to skip tracks forwards and backwards when trying to turn the volume up or down. All functions including powering on/off and bluetooth pairing are performed with this single button.

    Another thing that I would like to see in a future version is the ability to rotate the drivers so when the headphones are resting around your neck they will lay flat on your chest. Since the size is a little smaller than most headphones, this is a minor complaint.

    All that said, these headphones (most importantly) sound incredible, they are a welcome smaller size, and they look really, really cool. If I could give them 4.5 stars I would.

    PROS:

    Sound is awesome

    Battery life is awesome

    Bluetooth range is awesome

    Size, weight, and styling are awesome

    CONS:

    The single button interface can be tricky

    Would love for the drivers to rotate and lay flat

    No case

    Oct 30, 2020 22:30
  • Review by Bill, 10 out of 10
    Amazing sound from a small package.

    I must confess that I've never liked on ear headphones.

    At all.

    I have always experienced discomfort wearing any brand of on ear headphones so for many years I never even considered buying a pair.

    Until now.

    Enter the Marshall Major IV headphones.

    When I received the package I was taken aback by the size of the box.

    The packaging is made of recyclable materials so that's a plus in my book.

    The reason for the small box is that the headphone are foldable and become even more compact.

    The package contains the headphones, instruction booklet, USB C charging cord and a 3.5mm audio cable that allows you to establish a wired connection or share your music with someone else.

    Pretty cool when you travel and have a companion.

    The padding is soft and comfortable, so much so that I have worn them for hours on end and have had no complaints at all.

    The setup is simple: one button does it all.

    But the main reason to get them is the sound.

    For their price they produce more accurate and enjoyable sound than headphones costing 2 times their price or more.

    I made it a point to listen to a variety of music genres to give a complete review.

    I found that Rock, Classical, Jazz, Hip Hop, Blues, ETC sounded spot on.

    I heard some nuances in Classical music that I had previously missed with lesser headphones. Things like the breathing of musicians and tiny background sounds during silences.

    Amazing.

    But even if you are satisfied with what I have just described, wait until you hear their party trick.

    Their battery lasts an incredible 80 hours!

    I have obviously not worn them for 80 hours straight, but I have used them for several hours each day and ended up charging them because I feared they would end up dead one day, not because I got a low battery warning.

    I also wanted to try the wireless charging capability, which is also a nifty feature in addition of having an USB C port.

    While charging the right cup has to come in contact with the wireless charger (not included) and it stayed put without sliding off.

    I have added a couple of photos to give you an idea of their size, since I am still amazed at the quality of build, sound and battery life.

    Definitely recommended!

    Nov 05, 2020 16:11
  • Review by TechGuru, 10 out of 10
    Affordable stylish headphones w/ Wireless charging

    Marshall Major IV compared to earlier generation offers comfort with its form fitting square shaped ear cups. Ear cups are made of textured black vinyl or leatherette and comes only in one color(black). It offers great comfort, wireless charging capabilities on a over the head headphones with 80 hours of playback.

    This headset is advertised as 20Hz to 20kHZ frequency response range, 44mm drivers and so it sounds really good. Bass on this headphone is good but may not be very good for audiophiles but is decent and competes with other high end manufacturers. Sounds very close to Bose headphone without the active noise cancellation feature.

    Pairing is very easy, just turn on for the first time, blue light blinks and it detects the headphone on your mobile or computer. If you need to pair to another device, just press and hold the gold control knob center button for few seconds and it enters the pairing mode. This headset is advertised at 80+hours of wireless playtime and has Bluetooth 5.0 tech. Also, 15 minute quick charge will get 15 hours of playtime which is a great improvement compared to earlier generation.

    Wireless charging is supported for this headset which is a great feature where very few over the head headphones are available in the market. Just fold the headphones and place the right ear down on the Qi charger(not included) for wireless charging. Since, I have Qi charger lying around my home in all rooms, wireless charging is a great added feature. It also supports wired charging using USB C cable for fast quick charging compared to micro USB on previous gen.

    Control knob or joystick on the right ear is a very handy and has multiple controls on one button. This multi directional joy stick is used to power on/off, pairing, volume control, rewind or forward functions. Just press and hold the center button to power on/off, double click and hold enters into pairing mode, swiping left or right skips to next song, up and down for increasing or decreasing volume. This joystick control is very intuitive and preferred for ease of use compared to touch controls that is available on Bose or Sony headphones.

    What’s in the box: Headset, 3.5mm coiled cable, USB-C cable for charging, manuals.

    Bottom line: This is a nice headset for the unique features like wireless charging, 80+hours of battery that it offers for the affordable price. Only caveat is this headset has no active noise cancellation but for the price it’s acceptable.

    Oct 24, 2020 15:14
  • Review by jsisko76, 10 out of 10
    Small, Comfy, and Great Sound

    This is the first set of on-ear headphones that I have used in many years. I typically use over the ear as my preference, but the Marshall Major IV's did not disappoint.

    Pros:

    - The sound quality was top-notch. I haven't heard music sound this good in a long time. It made me want to close my eyes and just enjoy every note.

    - The volume/skip button is designed nicely. With many headphones I find myself searching for control buttons and trying to remember what to do to adjust volume, skip tracks, etc. This one is easy to find and there is a nice and soft click you feel as you tick the volume up and down or skip a track.

    - Adjusting for head size is super easy. Love the design in the sliders.

    - 80 hours of battery life is unheard up, especially considering how small these headphones are.

    - Can connect via bluetooth or with the included aux cable.

    Cons:

    - No case is included. I would be nervous about tossing these into a backpack if you are on the go. The box they come in is small enough to keep them in if you are traveling, but not too convenient or fancy. I definitely recommend finding a case option to keep these from being crushed or twisted.

    I definitely recommend these headphones. They have a good price point and the sound/build quality is terrific.

    Oct 25, 2020 18:42
  • Review by TheSurgeon, 10 out of 10
    Awesome sound, wireless charging superb!

    Light weight, comfortable small footprint. Power on and pairs blue tooth instantly with my Samsung S20+ Android listening to Pandora awesome sound and clarity and still be able to hear other people in the room clearly. Wireless charging works perfectly on any flat charging pad. Also pairs blue tooth instantly with my desktop pc and all our TV'S I prefer using blue tooth connection didn't really try other features but I certainly can recommend for my use. The price I think could be a little less but it is certainly a top performing quality product.

    Oct 25, 2020 12:21
  • 9.6score
    Bose - QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones - Black
    Description

    Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones are over-ear headphones from Bose featuring world-class noise cancelling technology, and now they're optimized with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant. Enjoy balanced audio performance at any volume with volume-optimized EQ. And you can make or receive clear phone calls, even in loud environments with the noise reduction dual-microphone system in these Bluetooth headphones. Connect to your devices wirelessly with Bluetooth and NFC pairing, with voice prompts for easy Bluetooth pairing. Thanks to Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant you can keep in touch, get answers and manage your day using just your voice with one-button access to the voice assistant of your choice. You can also access your phone's default virtual assistant, like Siri through your headphones. Together, they can create astonishing real-world experiences and fundamentally new ways to work, travel, exercise, learn, play, and more. Wear these comfortable headphones all day because they're built with premium materials. Listen to your wireless headphones for up to 20 hours of long battery life from a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Keep listening without battery power by connecting the included audio cable. Unlock more features and access future updates through the Bose Connect app.

    9 Features
  • When your home becomes your office: Turn any space into an instant office — or simply a place to unwind, listen to music, or make phone calls on these Bluetooth headphones.
  • High-capacity battery: Listen to your wireless headphones with up to 20 hours of battery life from a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
  • Bose Connect app: Helps you set your preferred level of noise cancellation, unlock more features, and access future updates.
  • Active noise cancellation: Eliminate noisy distractions and focus on what matters most with renowned noise cancellation. Set your preferred level of noise cancellation, unlock more features, and access future updates through the Bose Connect app.
  • Perfect call and voice quality: Get clear phone calls even in noisy environments with the noise-rejecting dual-microphone system.
  • Built-in voice assistant: Bring Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant with you wherever you go. Enjoy entertainment, get information, and manage your day - all with your voice.
  • Wireless connectivity: Connect to your devices wirelessly to your headphones using Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC pairing with voice prompts for hassle-free pairing.
  • Listen longer: Keep listening to your music without battery power by connecting the included audio cable.
  • High-quality materials: You can wear these wireless headphones comfortably all day because they're built with premium materials.
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  • Review by TechnicallyWell, 10 out of 10
    Great way to drown out the outside world

    DESIGN:

    Bose has maintained a very similar design to the 1st generation of the QuietComfort 35. The headband portion has a soft underside that feels very comfortable resting on the top of my head. The band is also foldable which makes the QuietComfort 35 II easy to transport, although the included case is somewhat larger than many of the other over-the-ear headphones I’ve tested.

    The earcups are also very soft and comfortable around your ear, which is very important as you’ll likely be wearing these for long periods on an airplane or train. I still sometimes get the “ear sweats” and need to take a break from the headphones after wearing them for an hour or so to give my ears a chance to breath, but this is normal for me with any pair of headphones.

    The headphones are large and seem a bit bulky, but the sound quality makes up for it.

    SOUND QUALITY:

    With “Bose” on the label, you can safely assume sound quality is stellar. And it is with the Quiet Comfort 35 IIs. Bass has plenty of punch and the mids and highs are crips and clear.

    When the noise cancellation is active, you will hear a gentle white noise “hum” in the background as the unit counteracts the outside noises. It’s not very noticeable while listening to music, but you can tell it is there when listening to a podcast or talk show.

    NOISE CANCELLING

    One of the main reasons to pick up these Bose headphones is for their noise cancellation technology. Once you activate the noise cancellation feature, the sounds around you seem to disappear. And I’m not just talking about that fact that these cover your ears. Bose’s noise cancellation technology actively sends opposing sound to counteract the noise around you. Why’s this important? You can set the QC 35 IIs to a lower volume and still hear your music just fine, even in noisy environments. Normally, you would need to crank up the music to drown out your surroundings. So you can spare your ear drums and relax even if there’s a crying baby next to you. Now, if someone’s running a jackhammer next to you, it won’t completely eliminate the sound. But it does a great job of getting rid of the loud hum of an airplane or the clickity-clack of a train.

    There are two levels of noise cancellation: high and low. The feature can also be turned off completely. The “low” setting comes in handy when you still need to hear something going on outside, such as an airport announcement. Although, if it’s something important, you’ll probably want to turn off the noise cancelling feature completely. The noise cancellation feature can be controlled via Bose’s Connect app or you can assign the function to the “Action” button.

    FEATURES:

    Bose touts that the Bose QuietComfort 35s have Google Assistant built-in and can be accessed by pressing a new “Action” button on the left earcup. I assumed the headphones would just kind of “tether” my phone’s internet connection when using Google Assistant. However, the app for these headphones prompted me to install the full Google Assistant app on my iPhone in order to use the feature. I wouldn’t say that Google Assistant is “built-in” if the headphones are depending on my phone to actually run the Google Assistant feature.

    Which prompts another question: don’t most headphones already allow you to call up the voice assistant, be it Siri or Google Assistant? Indeed, you can hold the multifunction (middle) button on the QC 35s for one second and Siri will activate on your iPhone (or Google Assistant for Android). So what’s unique about Bose’s “Google Assistant built-in” offering? On Android, the voice interface is a little more verbose and will tell you who the text message is from instead of just playing the normal “ding” notification. For me, I reassigned the “Action” button to control the noise-cancellation feature instead, but heavy users of Google services may find the Google Assistant feature to be worthwhile.

    Aside from the Google Assistant feature, the Bose Connect app is very handy and walks you through the setup process and gives you a quick overview on using the QuietComfort 35 IIs. The app can also assist you in connecting additional Bluetooth devices, configuring the Action button, setting the noise cancellation and upgrade the firmware, which I needed to do upon receiving the headphones.

    The three buttons on the right ear cup allow you to control your music without getting out your phone. The middle button will play and pause your music (or answer an incoming phone call). Double-tapping the middle button skips forward to the next track while triple-tapping the middle button rewinds. Pressing the + and – buttons will increase and decrease the volume respectively.

    BATTERY LIFE

    Battery life is impressive and can last up to 20 hours in wireless Bluetooth mode or 40 hours when using the included audio cable. Charging the unit only takes two hours and can be recharged with a standard Micro USB cable.

    Upon powering on the QC 35 IIs, an automated voice will announce the current charge level. If the battery needs recharged while in use, you’ll hear, “Battery low, please charge now.” There is also a battery LED indicator on the right ear cup. Green indicates a medium to full charge, while a solid amber LED indicates that the charge is getting low. When it blinks red, it’s time to charge. If you’re using an iPhone, the battery level will also show on the status bar of your phone.

    OVERALL

    You can't beat the sound quality of Bose. The addition of Google Assistant seems gimmicky, but you can still summon Siri with these headphones, The noise cancellation feature is superb and makes these great for long plane or train rides.

    Sep 24, 2017 18:31
  • Review by hairdude, 10 out of 10
    They are wonderful

    I already had a pair of these excellent noise canceling headphones. I got my husband a pair for his birthday. Now we can completely ignore each other! It's great!

    Mar 28, 2021 12:04
  • Review by optimummind, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic headphones~!

    = Summary =

    The Bose QC35 Series II headphones are fantastic~!! It definitely lives up to all the hype & rave reviews and delivers great sound, dynamic range, awesome bass, and truly astounding active noise cancellation. In addition, it looks cool and is very comfortable to wear.

    = Design & Comfort =

    I have the black QC35 Series II and it looks sleek and sexy. Since it's black, it will blend in nicely with whatever clothing you wear and it won't stand out too much.

    To my delight, it was much lighter than it looked and is very comfortable to wear over the head for extended periods of time.

    The ear padding is very soft, well-padded, and doesn't cause any long-term fatigue or discomfort. I even wore it to bed and it was very comfortable (as long as you don't mind not being able to turn your head sideways).

    = Controls =

    The layout of the buttons are well-placed, easy to find, and intuitive to use. On your left earmuff, you have the Google Assistant button. On the right earmuff, you have the Power/Bluetooth pairing button as well as additional buttons for Volume Control and Playback Control. As expected, all the controls work very well and with no issues.

    = Google Assistant Button =

    The highlight of this new Bose QC35 Series II headphones is the presence of a dedicated button for Google Assistant (GA). I paired the QC35 to my Galaxy S8+ and found it to be pretty useful. A single-press of the GA button will tell you the time of the day and also notify you about any Notifications you have received. If you have Notifications, the headphones will read them aloud to you.

    You can also press-and-hold the GA button, speak a command to GA, and get responses delivered directly to your ears. I used the GA button often to check the weather, make calls to people, and send messages.

    I didn't have much success, though, when trying to send text messages to people via the GA button. The QC35 would correctly understand my command, confirm and read back my message to my recipient, but sometimes the delivery would fail in the end. If I use Google Assistant directly from my Galaxy S8+, everything works the first time. I'm hoping future app and firmware updates will improve the GA experience.

    With that said, having the GA button is very useful and helpful and I'm sure it'll only get better and faster.

    = Audio Quality & Noise Cancellation =

    When it comes to listening to audio, the Bose QC35 Series II is impeccable. It played back all the different kinds of music (rock, hip-hop, pop, rap) fabulously and flawlessly. From bass-heavy songs such as 50 Cent's Just a Lil Bit and In Da Club to full-range songs such as Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, the QC35 is a champ. Absolutely no complaints here.

    Making all this audio quality possible is the BRILLIANT active noise cancellation. All background distractions simply disappear and don't bother you from enjoying your music. I was sitting on my front porch listening to music because there is much noise here - gardeners working, delivery trucks driving by, birds chirping, dogs barking, etc. And I couldn't hear them at all~!! Especially impressive was when I missed hearing a medium-sized U-Haul truck driving into my street close to my driveway. Those kinds of trucks are usually very loud and clanky but the QC35 filtered it out wonderfully.

    Making all of this even more impressive is the fact that the volume on the QC35 was only set to ~60% loudness. One no longer has to crank up the volume at the expense of potentially damaging your hearing to filter out background noise & distractions. Brilliant.

    I also used the QC35 Series II to make and answer several calls and everybody said my voice came through loud and clear and good. I was told by one person that it sounded just as good as my Plantronics M180 bluetooth headset.

    = Conclusion =

    The Bose QC35 Series II is an absolute buy~! Great design and quality, great controls & comfort, SUPERB audio quality augmented by brilliant active noise cancelling, and topped off by the innovative and useful Google Assistant functionality baked in.

    I highly recommend it to all music lovers.

    Sep 23, 2017 17:49
  • Review by nickcal, 10 out of 10
    Straight up my new favorite headphones

    I’ve long been a fan of noise cancelling headphones, but it wasn’t until this past year that I really started appreciating the scope of their use. I traveled across the country on a crowded airplane. While thousands of people do this everyday, I can’t say that I was totally prepared for it the first time around. All the ambient noises really took their toll on me and one year later, when I flew for a second time, I had an excellent pair of noise cancelling headphones in-hand to make the flight bearable. At that time, I was rocking the Sony 1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling headphones and I never thought I would find a better, more comfortable pair of headphones. This past week, I was introduced to the QuietComfort 35 II headphones by Bose. I’ve been a fan of Bose products for many years because they have a reputation for designing great, high-end audio gear. I’m happy to say that the QuietComfort 35 II’s don’t disappoint and they really live up to the Bose quality name.

    UNBOXING

    The headphones arrived in a standard Bose branded box. The outside covering of the box included some basic details of the product in multiple languages. You will also notice the MFi icon along with the Android logo and the Google Assistant built-in graphic. The QuietComfort 35 II are the first Bose headphones to come with built-in Google Assistant support. That is in fact the biggest difference between the QuietComfort 35 II and the original version of the headphones according to Bose’s website. When you look at the specs of the two headphone models, you will see that they are nearly identical except for the weight (version II is 2.6 ounces heavier) and the fact that the original QuietComfort headphones come packaged with an airline adapter.

    The QuietComfort 35 II’s package includes a carrying case, charging cable, and audio cable. When you first open the box, you will see the carrying case. All the other pieces are tucked away inside. The case is built very well. There is an exterior mesh pocket that could be used for extra cables or even your smartphone. When you open the case, you will find another interior mesh pocket and the mail compartment where the headphones lay. They actually fold up in a very specific way, but Bose was kind enough to include a small illustration that shows you how to place them in the case.

    BUILD QUALITY

    The headphones are lightweight and flexible. I really like that the earpieces aren’t static and can swivel around a bit. It makes it easier to wear in my opinion. The headband extends easily and the materials used to build it feels very solid. The padding on the headband is probably the only thing I would change. It’s soft and comfortable to wear, but it’s covered in some sort of suede fabric, which leads me to think that over time, it will soak up sweat and other oils and wear down. I would have preferred to see this padding covered in leather instead.

    The inside of the ear pieces are marked with a “L” and “R” to show you which way to wear the headphones. One thing I noticed was that the actual speaker on the inside of the ear cup seems to be angled toward your ear. Many of my other headphones just have a flat speaker. I haven’t been able to find out this sort of orientation would affect sound quality or volume, but I am sure the design was done with purpose. The padding on the ear cups is very nice and seems to wear well. I did notice that the foam segments don’t pull off of the cups as magnets, but it does appear that they might snap off the ear cups. Not wanting to damage the foam, I didn’t try to pry them off.

    These headphones have physical switches on them which is a bit of an oddity these days. Most of the headphones I’ve been around lately seem to utilize touch controls (the Sony headphones only have touch controls). So, the tactile nature of the buttons and switches on the Bose headphones was a nice departure from what I was used to. I’m sometimes not a fan of physical switches because they will get caught on things like hoodies, but the on/off switch on the right ear cup was designed in such a way that it avoided that usual problem. In addition to the on/off switch, you will also find the volume up/down buttons, and the play/pause button on the right ear cup. On the left ear piece, you will find the Google Assistant/ANR settings button.

    On the bottom of the two earpieces, there is also a port for plugging in the Micro USB charging cable and the audio cable for a wired connection. Even though Micro USB has been a standard for quite some time for charging devices of this nature, I feel with a brand new product like this, Bose should have taken the opportunity to switch over to USB-C for charging.

    USER EXPERIENCE

    As soon as the headphones arrived, I paired them to my phone. They had 70% battery life out of the box, which made me happy that I could go ahead and start using them. I put the headphones on my head and found very quickly that they were more comfortable than my Sony headphones and they caused less strain on my head, too. I’ve used the headphones for a couple of days off and on and not had any issue with the battery life.

    The buttons and functions I were very easy to pick up on without reading the manual but for more in depth features, you will need to read the manual because they are not as intuitive as the ones listed above. For example you have no dedicated button for changing songs. For us iPhone users we can easily remedy this by simply pressing in and holding the play/pause button to activate Siri and asking her to switch to the next track or calling up a totally different album. All the Siri commands that work on your iPhone work via this button so no worries here.

    Even though I’ve only had these remarkable headphones for a few days, I’ve been incredibly impressed with them. The comfortable design and sound quality both live up to the Bose name. I’ve worn them for several hours and don’t perceive any earaches or headaches from wearing them too long.

    Making and receiving calls is pretty simple. making calls again takes the use of Siri. I found this to be super simple and had no issues with Siri hearing or understanding what I asked of her to do. I don’t currently have Google Assistant installed so the dedicated Google button was used for the ANR settings instead. The sound quality is amazing. I am hard of hearing and I didn’t have any issues with hearing music or spoken words. Music and sounds were crisp and dynamic.

    As noice cancelling headphones go, I really like how the Bose headphones block out ambient noise with little effort. I love that the noise canceling is activated by flipping a switch. I've not had the chance to use these on a plane yet like I did with the Sony's but with noise canceling turned up to high I can almost not hear anything else around me so I'm assuming they will work just as well if not better for travel.

    CONCLUSIONS

    I think the Bose QuietComfort 35 II are the best wireless headphones on the market right now. I’ve officially made the switch over to them as my primary listening companions. If you had the QuietComfort 35 that were released last year, I don’t know that the Google Assistant feature is enough to upgrade, but if you are using a different style or brand of headphone, I think you will be happy with the Bose QuietComfort 35 II.

    Sep 24, 2017 21:51
  • Review by flatcatrecords, 10 out of 10
    More Accurate Sound Reproduction

    The Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones are by far the best sounding headphones I have ever owned. The wide frequency range produces crisp, clear highs and deep bass. The noise canceling feature successfully masks any sound from outside sources. Compared with other headphones, earbuds or speaker systems, the Bose headphones more accurately reproduce the sounds I am listening to. I would recommend these headphones to anyone!

    Dec 16, 2020 17:55
  • Review by Fordman9870, 10 out of 10
    Sound so good you'll think your at a concert!

    The Bose headphones are made to last. Quality components and construction.

    The Box includes a Carry bag, Aux cable and a charging cable. The headphones came charged (almost full)

    I downloaded the Bose app and connected to my phones. It was then I was notified of a firmware upgrade was needed. This took over 30 minutes. I would have hoped it was quicker as I was anxious to started using them. After they were updated I opened the app and was informed by the app that it can’t access my music to play my songs on my phone but I could come back to the Bose app after I started playing my music. I would hope that this would change with further updates to the Bose app.

    The app however will let you, Manage connections, Update, Share music with a friend who has another set of Bose headphone and can listen to their playlist,

    On to the fit: Fit was perfect for all of my family members from an 8 year old to a teen, then wife and my fat head.

    Sound: WOW, I have 3 sets of expensive headphones and the Bose headphones beat them hands down!! I now know I should have purchased these first and not wasted time and money with the others. I love these phones. The quality of sound makes you think you are at a concert.

    The low/mid and high tones hit perfect. I could even hear notes and sounds on some of my favorite music I hadn’t heard before.

    Bass?? Best Bass in the business when it hits you can feel it. I listened to my music for at least 4 hours while working and there was no ear fatigue at all (even though these are over the ear) some other brands after being used for longer periods do make the ear region uncomfortable, not these.

    The only issue I had was some sweating due to the leather on the ear pieces after using them for 4 hours non stop. A microfiber mesh added to the ear piece may cure this. But I am sure this would hurt the noise cancellation.

    The noise cancellation is pretty good. When playing music most all exterior sound is blocked. These are great for the office too if you want to block out any noisy coworkers.

    The on board buttons include, Volume up, down and pause, an assistant button when connected to your phone (Siri, Google) plus you can answer/hang up your phone. The headphones have a dual built in microphone.

    The battery life is about 20 hrs. The devices you can connect to via Bluetooth and NFC making getting started a snap. Range is about 30 feet for paired devices.

    SO I find these headphone very nice, comfortable and knock out sound. They are worth e very penny!!

    I would definitely recommend the Bose head phones to my family and friends.

    Sep 25, 2017 12:24
  • Review by Ghost, 10 out of 10
    Nice

    Great product stuff at Best Buy really nice people

    Mar 26, 2021 15:42
  • Review by Luadrian, 10 out of 10
    The best

    Niceeeeeee .. fond of Bose products. Owned several speaker systems and QC 3!!

    Feb 14, 2020 16:22
  • 9.6score
    Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats Studio³ Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones - Matte Black
    Description

    Beats Studio³ Wireless headphones deliver a premium listening experience with Pure Adaptive Noise Cancelling (Pure ANC) to actively block external noise, and real-time audio calibration to preserve clarity, range, and emotion. It continuously pinpoints sounds to block while automatically responding to individual fit and music playback. The efficiency of the Apple W1 chip supports up to 22 hours of battery life with Pure ANC on, and Pure ANC off for low-power mode provides up to 40 hours of playback.

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  • Review by Thcamerangles, 10 out of 10
    Mind blown

    Great sound ! Great quality ! I love the noise canceling feature it’s amazing how far technology has came to be. Bass on this is great and vocals are crispy! Definitely recommend specially if you want to enjoy music as you cook or go for a walk. Been having mines for a while now since 7/2020 and barely replaced the ear pads as I accidentally tore one very easy to replace tho! Charge fast and last a long time on a single charge ! Travel case is very helpful too I absolutely love my headphones ! I was a bit bummed out when I found out the price dropped a couple weeks after I got mines … I paid $360 and later I saw them for $200 something would’ve been nice to get the refund for the difference but great headphones and definitely worth it if you want to have great bass and great quality

    Oct 16, 2021 02:05
  • Review by Tireshopgirl, 10 out of 10
    Love them. Sometimes I don't even turn them on.

    Love them! First and foremost I'm an Android phone user, and I have zero problems connecting them to my phone. Piece of cake one button beep beep beep connected. Love that.

    Second I'm not a disc jockey, a professional musician, I don't work in a sound lab, or a studio. I wear these when I play poker. And I'm not a professional card player. I just dislike sitting at tables with annoying people... That's why I love them I got them in Red, so when I put them on there totally obvious that's why I don't even have to try them on sometimes I can just put them on my head people see that I'm wearing them and they leave me alone while I can hear everything going on at the table nobody talks to me because they think I can't hear them. When I am wearing and then the sound is phenomenal and nobody can hear what I'm listening to... So well I can hear faintly what they're saying they have no idea if I'm listening to Classic Rock hardcore 90s cuss word least rap or Britney Spears pop rock from the 2000s... I love my Beats I watch them like a hawk and I would recommend them with five stars to anybody who is interested thank you dr. Dre

    Jan 07, 2019 05:49
  • Review by Fitmuva37, 10 out of 10
    Better than on-the-ear beats

    I've had this for only a few days but I love them. I had the on the ear headphones and they weren't a great. They hurt my ears when I first purchased them and I couldn't workout put in then without having to adjust them constantly. These headphones don't budge while working out. They don't hurt my ears. The noise cancellation is ok but I can deal.

    Oct 27, 2021 16:16
  • Review by RodN, 8 out of 10
    4th set, but worth it!

    Can’t be beat for great acoustic sound and noise reduction. My son is autistic and can’t be without them. They provide optimal reduction in sensory stimulation.

    One issue, they usually break in the same place (hinging joints) in around 6 - 9 months... strongly recommend extended warranty! Even with this defect, unable to find a better product.

    Feb 15, 2020 19:51
  • Review by Taptime, 10 out of 10
    The only thing I rock

    As a radio host I will not work with out them. Don’t care about wireless although that’s great I need the cord to plug into the studio system...And the sound of my voice in my headphones gives me a more accurate feel for what they hear in my voice...trust me it’s different

    May 15, 2020 23:13
  • Review by Star1073, 10 out of 10
    Good purchase

    Thdy are amazing but when i try and talk on my livestream chats the microphone quality sucks. But they are far better than the ones that are on the ear, as they dont make my ears soar after im wearing them for hours for my classwork

    Sep 25, 2021 13:10
  • Review by BrandonC, 10 out of 10
    I love these headphones, but...

    I bought these as part of an open box purchase online without even looking at them. I do love the product they're great pair of headphones. They came with all the extras that they're supposed to.

    The only issues I had one there little tight on the head become uncomfortable after a while. The other I drive a Jeep so my ride is kind of bumpy sometimes not that I'm driving listening to headphones as a passenger. But whenever you hit bumps and you have the device doing its proper job you do get some good pumps from the base.

    Have an Android instead of an iPhone so there were some issues in the initial setup and pairing of the device but after awhile it all worked out and works on multiple devices now.

    Jan 17, 2018 17:58
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    5 star!!

    Everything's brand new! My first time to have a beats headphones. One of the best! I can now alternate between my beats studios and beats studio buds! I also bought applecare for 2 years! I hope this will last.

    Sep 11, 2021 00:19
  • 9.4score
    Soundcore - by Anker Life Tune XR Wireless Active Noise-Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Soundcore Life Tune XR are active noise cancelling headphones with Hi-Res Certified sound. The Multi-Mode noise cancellation technology detects and cancels out exterior noise. Use for calls with the dual microphones and have long, 60 hour listening sessions due to the long battery life and comfortable earcups.

    5 Features
  • Hi-Res Certified Sound: Life Tune active noise cancelling headphones have 40mm drivers with highly-flexible silk diaphragms that reproduce deep, resonant bass and crisp treble up to 40kHz—ensuring music has enhanced clarity and precise details
  • Multi-Mode Noise Cancelling: Life Tune’s hybrid active noise cancellation uses external and internal microphones to detect and cancel out up to 95% of engine noise. Transport, Indoor, and Outdoor modes tailor noise cancellation to block specific noises more effectively
  • Voice Enhancement For Calls: By pairing 2 microphones with a noise reduction algorithm, Life Tune active noise cancelling headphones eliminate distracting ambient noises so you sound crystal-clear when making calls.
  • 60-Hour Playtime: Listen for up to 60 hours on a single charge in standard mode and 40 hours in in noise cancelling mode. For a boost of power, charge for 5 minutes and get 4 hours of playtime
  • Long-Lasting Comfort: Weighing 9oz (260g), Life Tune is 10% lighter than standard active noise cancelling headphones. The earcups and headband feature memory-foam padding covered in soft protein leather to provide all-day comfort for your ears and head
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  • Review by insomniak1, 10 out of 10
    The Full Package at a fantastic price.

    Right out of the box, I was immediately impressed with the Life Tune XR headset. They come neatly packed inside a high-quality hard storage case. Also included were a USB-C cable, a 3.5mm cable, and a silk pouch to put the cords in. The headphones are made of matte black plastic that feels premium and does not attract fingerprints. There’s a silver logo on every cup and a subtle “ANC” writing on the sides which does not stand out. The headband is made of a brushed black aluminum alloy that is quite flexible. I find the design playful, yet professional enough for business conferencing.

    Now, there are exceptionally comfortable. The earpads are made of this faux leather that is incredibly soft and the headband provides enough padding, which allows extended use. The earcups have good swivel and the clamping force is enough to keep them in place. They were great while walking but I would not use them for running or more vigorous exercise. Also, as with any leatherette headset, they are prone to get sweaty, which is something to keep in mind. Although they are not the lightest, I did not experience fatigue at all -even after 4 hours straight.

    The XRs feature a combination of buttons and touch controls. On the left side, you have play/pause, volume, and the 3.5mm jack. On the right side, you have the power, ANC, and USB-C input. Also, on the left side, there is a touch feature that activates ambient noise, which is very handy when you need to quickly see what’s going on around you. You can tell Soundcore put a lot of thought into this design.

    Since these are Bluetooth 5.0, pairing is easy. In fact, they are NFC compatible and paired easily with my phone. I maintained a good connection at a decent distance and noticed little lag when playing video games and none during video playback. It is also worth mentioning that these can be paired to 2 devices at the same time. I easily switched between my laptop and my phone, which is nice.

    The call quality was better than expected. Although people still recognized that it was on BT, I came in clear, even in loud environments. However, I will say that they did pick up a bit of wind noise.

    Battery life is impressive. After using them for 3 days, I still had 50% left. Soundcore claims a total of 60 hours or 40 hours with ANC, and I am inclined to believe that. They have a quick charge feature, which means 5 minutes of charging adds 4 hours of playtime. And just in case you run out of battery for some reason, you can always switch to 3.5mm aux audio.

    While not the best I’ve ever experienced, noise-canceling is effective overall. You can still hear some rumbling and traffic, and of course high-pitched sounds. Having said this, these are not to be compared to ANC headphones that are 4 times more expensive. The ANC simply allows for experiencing more fully whatever you may be listening to.

    Speaking of sound, the Life Tune XRs are Hi-Res Audio certified, which means that they cover up to 40hz. Most headphones, especially ANC that are more expensive, do not even come close. Since I listen to lossless music most of the time, this was a welcomed feature. Strangely, I could not confirm if these were aptX-HD, AAC, or LDAC. Nevertheless, I found the sound signature out of the box quite enjoyable. The sound is obviously on the warm side. The bass is strong and punchy, and has sub-bass that lingers, without spilling all over. The midrange is not as recessed and is quite present -not muddy at all, making vocals and rhythm instruments come forward a bit. The treble is extended without causing sibilance or fatigue. Because of the frequency range these have, I thought the clarity and details to be above average for a headphone at this price range. Channel separation is distinctive, and the soundstage is reasonable, adding to the overall experience.

    Just in case the sound is not up to your standard, you can always download the handy Soundcore App, which I strongly recommend you do. There, you can pick from a large selection of EQ settings as well as getting firmware updates and other features.

    As you can tell, I am overly impressed by the Life Tune XRs. The design, build quality, functionality, abundant features, which are mostly reserved for “premium” headphones (and some don’t even have) -all at an incredible value, make these cans a difficult deal to pass. Definitely recommended.

    Apr 07, 2021 12:07
  • Review by DaveW, 10 out of 10
    Great NC Headphones

    The Anker Soundcore Life Tune XR are Bluetooth noise cancelling headphones made for the office or on the go listening. These headphones are not rated for any moisture so using them for the gym should probably be avoided. The XR’s have a huge battery life of 60 hrs (40 hrs with noise cancelling on) and come with a pretty nice round carrying case. The XR’s can be connected via Bluetooth (v5.0) or through a standard 3.5mm connection with the included auxiliary cord. Charging for the headset is done through its USB-C port – a cable is included but you have to supply the charger brick. Last thing included is the quick user guide which is useful in getting familiar with the functions. There is a companion app which lets you fine tune the equalizer as well as setup the type of noise cancelling you need.

    For my uses I spent my time wearing the XR’s while working, cleaning the house, walking my dog, and making calls. Throughout my uses I toggled between the different noise cancelling modes of which there are 3. You have noise cancelling, transparent, and normal. Normal doesn’t apply any cancelling or boosting of outside noise. Transparent uses the microphones to listen to your surroundings and then act as a passthrough to boost the surrounding sounds and play them over the headset speakers. Noise cancelling does just that – it cancels or deadens surrounding sounds. If you download the Soundcore app you can toggle the sound cancelling between transport, indoor, and outdoor. These act like equalizers for the noise environment you might be in. Transport targets low end noises like engine/road noise. Indoor targets the mid-range that normal encompasses conversations and other indoor distractions. Outdoor is for all around that aims to suppress a broad range of ambient noise. In practice there is a noticeable change when toggling between the three. Just sitting here at my desk it affects the sound coming from my computer fans and my TV – indoor blocks the most of this sound, while outdoor seems to let in the most.

    As far as using the various modes it all depended on what I was doing. If I was on a call or actively listening to music then I would put on noise cancelling. I felt this improved the call quality and the clarity, as well as making my music sound fuller. If I am just sitting here at my desk I like to have a little noise come through so I toggle it to Normal. I have tinnitus in one ear so I need some white noise to help drown out the ringing so I can focus. With noise cancelling and nothing actively playing on the headphones the ringing is not drowned out – which just means that the noise cancelling is working well. When I take my dog for a walk I put it in transparent so I can hear any cars and be aware of my surroundings. I also use this setting if I am doing housework, so I can still hear my kids when they need something. The only thing to look out for when using transparent is loud noises that are close by or especially sharp. For example, I shut my microwave door like I always do and the piped in ‘bang’ of the door closing was pretty excessive to the point that it startled me. I started closing the microwave door softer when I had the headphones in that mode.

    Sound quality was pretty good out of the headphones. If you get the app you can adjust the equalizer via 22 different presets or make your own custom EQ curve. I started with the bass boost mode and then adjusted some of the ranges to make my own custom EQ. With the sound on and in NC mode the music really sounds great. Better than most headphones when it comes to clarity. I wish the bass was a little more punchy, but overall the sound is clean and powerful enough. Things muddy a bit when you switch to normal mode, and even more so when you go to transparent. The NC really does wonders for making the music sound better – background noise really has an impact on the way I perceive the music I guess.

    Using the headphones to make calls is pretty easy as well. The play/pause button lets you accept the call without pulling out your phone. The onboard mics work well – no complaints from the people I would talk to. The only thing that can get you is if you are on NC. There is no mic feedback/sidetone/mic monitoring (whatever you want to call it) when you have NC on. So you can find yourself talking a bit too loud if you aren’t used to wearing headphones that seal out the world.

    Comfort of the headset is better than I expected. I thought the headband was a little too thin, and that it would create a pressure band a little too quickly. Fortunately, the band is padded enough, and the headphones are light enough that its not an issue I actually came across. The ear cups are circumaural and made of a leatherette material. This combination often leads to ears feeling hot/sweaty unless the earcups are open backed. I can certainly feel my ears get a little warmer with these on, but not as bad as my HyperX Alpha’s. Overall, it’s pretty easy to wear these for extended periods of time without feeling headphone fatigue, and the need to give your ears a break.

    There’s one novel feature on the headset that I thought was kind of cool. If you tap the outside of the right earcup you can toggle the sound mode to transparent. Would be great in an office environment when on NC. A quick tap sends you to transparent, and then another tap brings it back to NC. This is faster than cycling through the modes with the regular button.

    Another feature that I really like and use constantly is the dual device pairing. I love it. I have these connected to my PC and phone at the same time. I can be listening to music through my phone and then have a call come through my Teams client. Without that dual pairing I wouldn’t hear it which is an issue with my setup – notifications pop up on a monitor I don’t regularly have to look at. I have a wired Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 headset that lets me do this as well, and I have been using it for work for almost 2 years. I don’t think I can go back to not having a dual connection after using it for so long. The Soundcore’s give me the flexibility to be fully wireless and connect to 2 devices, which is a leg up over the TB’s.

    Overall, the Soundcore Life Tune XR’s are a nicely made pair of wireless noise cancelling headphones. They come with a nice hardshell carry case that protects them in transport. The companion app gives you greater control over the functionality of the headphones, and it works quite well. The different modes work as described, and do a nice job providing a solid listening experience. The headphones come with a decent range of features – Bluetooth or 3.5mm connection (cable included), dual device connectivity, fold up design, 60 hr battery, USB C charging (cable included). I am very pleased with the quality and performance of these headphones.

    Apr 24, 2021 23:24
  • Review by Hmirza, 10 out of 10
    Music to my ears!!!!

    Life Tune XR Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones are amazing headphone made for everyday and all-day use. These headphones are actually very comfortable to wear, fit great and most importantly sound amazing with their Hi-Res audio, noise cancellation and transparency mode. These headphones have proven themselves in variety of uses such gaming, taking phone calls with the dual built in microphones, listening to some music, and even helping in falling asleep faster. So, lets go over some of the features of the Soundcore Life Tune XR Headphones by Anker.

    Features:

    -First and foremost, these headphones feature a fast pairing process using NFC feature on your phone and the headphones to connect. I personally did not notice much of a difference in connecting the headphones using the traditional Bluetooth method. Nice feature to have but Bluetooth works just fine.

    -Secondly, I highly recommend that you download the Soundcore app if you want to fully utilize the features available on these headphones. The app allows you to adjust the equalizer on the headphones. The equalizer has multiple presets setting already set for your convenience, such as bass booster, bass reducer, dance, flat, deep, podcast, and many more. The app also allows you to access the sleep mode or as I like to call it “Relax Mode”. The sleep mode also has multiple ambient sounds built in such as fan noise, camp fire, or the ticking of a clock and many more. The app also allows you to adjust the noise cancellation levels based on where you are, if you are indoor, outdoors, or in a transport. So, the soundcore app is truly a must for you to unlock the full protentional of the amazing headphones.

    -So, the box states that with 5-minutes of charging you can get 4 hours of playtime. I tested this feature out, left the headphones to charge for 5 minutes and I think with the ANC mode on I was able to get about almost 3 hours of playtime, which considering is still not bad at all. These headphones provide up to 60 hours of playtime on the normal mode and 40 hours with the ANC mode on.

    -Active Noise Cancelling – Indoor, Outdoor, Transport

    -Transparency Mode

    -Button controls for volume and Noise Cancellation, and touch control for transparency mode

    -Comfortable and Light Weight, these headphones are super comfortable. The earcups are memory foam and provide all day comfort. I was able to wear these while working, roughly about 8 hours, and I had no issue except for my ears started to get hot and sweaty, other than that they were amazing.

    -One of my favorite feature of this headphone was the fact that even though these are advertised as wireless headphones, you have the option to also use them as wired with the provided 3.5mm audio jack cable. Even though many manufactures are moving away from the audio jack, I am glad soundcore at least gave us the option.

    Overall, I honestly could not find anything that I was not happy with, these are comfortable, sound amazing and solid built headphones. I would highly recommend these headphones.

    Apr 06, 2021 23:56
  • Review by teasten, 10 out of 10
    Incredible sound quality and value. Buy them!

    TLDR. Buy them. Amazing quality and value. I promise you won't be disappointed. I would not buy any other Noise Canceling headphones. The quality, noise-canceling, even the app are incredible.

    Long Version

    To help give perspective for this review. I own Bose QCs, Apple AirPod Pros, and Sennheiser ANCs. I also own a budget Insignia ANC headset for late-night TV not to disturb my partner. So I have a lot of experience with active noise canceling headsets.

    The Soundcore Life Tune XR by Anker, to be honest, I had low expectations. Yet everything about them has impressed me and I cannot imagine buying any other noise-canceling headset.

    Opening the box I was wowed because these come with a hard carry case. I own music studio headphones that are 8x the price that doesn't even come with a case. The case is super quality.

    In the case. I was wowed again. There's a little bag for the audio and USB C charger. Nice. USB C charging too! Brilliant!

    Taking the Soundcare XRs headphones out, they look and feel premium. They have a nice weight. The metal finish and satisfying click as you unfold the headphones into position don't make them feel cheap.

    Comfort. Again. Wow. The noise isolation alone is well done. There's a little tone as they power on and pairing on my iPhone was fast - like AirPod Pro pairing fast.

    Audio Quality. OMG. I can't get over good it is. Turn on noise-canceling and I was blown away. Seriously have not been this impressed with a headset in a long time. With ANC on I couldn't even hear the alarm going on my other phone that was right next to me. Listening to Spotify, there were songs I felt like I was hearing them for the first time all over again.

    Soundcore also makes a free Soundcore app so you can tune the equalizer but also tune the noise-canceling the for the environment as well as firmware updates. The app is elegant, simple, no signup or registration required and makes apps from other headphone makers look bad. Soundcore have really knocked it out of the park with the quality of the app. Soundcore doesn't even aggressively push the app at you, unlike some other manufacturers where as soon as you pair it try to force the app on you.

    The Soundcore XRs have a built-in microphone. When I tested it for calls, there were no complaints from the other side. The XRs can also pair to two devices, so I have them paired to my PC (Windows) and iPhone. The call quality on both was great.

    It's easy to switch between ANC and transparency. Just place a finger on the outer right headphone cup and you are in transparency mode. Worth noting you can be in noise-canceling without audio playing, so you can use them at home or in an office for peace and quiet while you work.

    Battery Life - in the few days of testing I haven't yet run them down during the day (charged overnight) with moderate to heavy use. Soundcore claims 60 hours of playtime, 40 with ANC on. They also claim 4 hours of playtime on a 5-minute charge - which makes them perfect for travel when you get on a plane and realize your headphones are almost flat.

    If I was looking for negatives. And if Anker Soundcore read this. I love the case but would prefer if on the opening side there was a little pouch for the USB C and audio cable. Just so it's more secure. I would also prefer the buttons to be a little wider. But that's a personal preference.

    Seriously. BUY THEM. You will not be disappointed. You may want to parade around in more expensive headphones but price, quality, performance, sound quality, value, etc. you cannot do better than this and you can look smugly at everyone else knowing you got a better deal.

    Apr 08, 2021 07:24
  • Review by elzeus, 10 out of 10
    Trading blows with the big brands!

    Anker's Soundcore Life Tune XR headphones are a joy to listen to. The packaging includes a carrying case which other brands at this price point and above it seem to not include any more so it's a welcome addition. These headphones paired up just fine with my 2 devices (phone & tablet) and using the mobile app I was able to pick the sound preset of my choice. Overall I felt that the sound was a bit base heavy for my liking so I toned it down with the piano preset and it sounded great to me. The included noise canceling is great and easily gets rid of most distracting sounds and you can listen through the microphone to the sounds around you conveniently by just holding the right ear cup for a second or switching it on with a widget or phone app. The ear cups are comfortable faux leather and the top band is not tight at all on the top of my head. I have a wide head and didn't feel uncomfortable at all after several hours of use. The battery life is phenomenal and the included USB-C charging cable as well as the 3.5mm cord makes things very simple. I'm really floored by all of the features and quality for the price and have no qualms about recommending these headphones.

    Apr 07, 2021 18:11
  • Review by dstracker, 10 out of 10
    Finally, Headphones for MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC!

    The SoundCore Life Tune XR Headphones, by Anker, are perfect for listening to podcasts, music, etc. The sound quality is excellent, clear, no dropouts or static interference. My music is sharp and pleasurable.

    What’s in the box – The SoundCore Headphones come with a hard travel case (the headphones can be “folded” to fit in the case perfectly), USB-C cable for charging, 3.5mm AUX cable, drawstring pouch for cables and a user manual/Quick Start Guide.

    FEATURES:

    - High resolution “Life Tune” sound-no dropouts or static

    - Multi-mode noise cancelling that can cancel approximately 95% of engine noise.

    o 3 modes – Transport, Indoor and Outdoor for specific nose cancellation.

    - Light weight – The SoundCore Life Tune XR Headphones only weigh about 9 ounces, making it amazingly comfortable for long stretches.

    - Long Life battery – According to the manufacturer, the battery stays charged for about 60 hours between charges. I had mine for over a week between charges. I only used it for about 4-5 hours a day. It stays nice and clear even when the battery is low.

    - Connectable streaming services-Apple Music, Google Play Music, Spotify, YouTube and more. I have mine connected to Amazon Prime Music and Pandora as well.

    - The SoundCore XR Headphones can connect either by Bluetooth or the 3.5mm AUX cable. I have mine paired with Laptops, Smartphone, Tablets and Stereo. All using Bluetooth. I can even pair it to my car’s Infotainment System through the Bluetooth if I so desire.

    - Left Earpiece contains – the charge port, Battery indicator (LED) and NC (Noise Cancelling) button. The NC button allows you to change modes from Active Noise Cancelling, Normal and Transparency (allows background noise to be heard).

    - Right Earpiece contains – AUX jack (3.5mm) Volume Control Buttons and Music Control Button (selections).

    - The SoundCore XR Headphone earpieces have a soft molded cushion which makes them extremely comfortable even while wearing glasses.

    - Pairing was quick and easy. I was able to pair each of my Bluetooth devices quickly and without any problems.

    - Pairing with a Smartphone can be as easy as using the NFC (Near Field Communication) panel on the Right Earpiece. The NFC, unfortunately, can’t be use with iOS devices. The NFC panel can also be used to answer calls on your Smartphone without taking off the headphones by just pressing the NFC panel. This puts them in Transparency mode.

    - The QUICK START GUIDE is easy to follow with excellent diagrams on how to set up each function.

    SOUNDCORE APP:

    - To operate the SoundCore Life Tune XR Headphones to their full potential, it is recommended that you download the SoundCore App. This can be found in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

    - The SoundCore App, unfortunately, is only for Mobile devices and is not available for PC at this time.

    APP FEATURES:

    - HOMEPAGE: Has a picture of the Headphones with battery charge indicator, Noise Cancellation selection button, Equalizer and Sleep mode selections. As soon as you turn on the Headphones, they are automatically paired with the app.

    - Clicking on the Ambient Sound-Noise Cancellation button you can choose between Active Noise Cancelling, Normal and Transparency. Use this button in conjunction with the modes:

    o Transport – Low-end frequencies like engine and road noise quieter commutes

    o Indoor – Eliminates voices and mid-frequency noise from inside spaces.

    o Outdoor – Reduces outside (ambient) sound for quieter city spaces.

    - SLEEP MODE – This mode offers you a choice of sounds to help you sleep as in White Noise. These are Soft Rain, Birds, Wind, Wind Chimes, Camping (crackling fire), Waves on a Beach, Dripping Water, Train running on tracks, Ticking Clock, Farm animals (ducks, chickens, roosters, pigs, etc.) or Blade type fan (IE: floor fan). Each sleep mode has its own individual volume control.

    - EQUALIZER –

    o Default – SoundCore Signature. Other choices are Acoustic, Bass Booster, Base Reducer, Classical, Podcast, Dance and Deep. The default SoundCore Signature is recommended but not required.

    o CUSTOM – This allows you to create your own Equalizer (in dB and kHz). Using a graph that contains dB (+6 to -6) for the vertical and Hz (100 – 12.8kHz) for the horizontal. Then by selecting the “settings” option, you can give your equalizer a specific name to save it.

    - AMBIENT SOUND SCREEN: Click on the “i” next to Ambient Sound and you can create a widget on your phone’s home screen. The widget allows you to access the Ambient Sound settings directly without having to open the App.

    CONS: -

    - The Headband, though comfortable, could be a little shorter for smaller heads. It is adjustable. But only to make it larger.

    - There is no MicroSD card slot if you want to listen to your own recorded music, books, etc. You have to connect it to a device in order to listen to anything.

    - There is no Shortcut to connecting an iOS mobile phone. It only can use the Shortcut panel with a smartphone’s NFC connection.

    Even with the few “cons” the SoundCore Life Tune XR Headphones give other “High End” headphones a real run for the money. If you want high end, excellent sound without paying a high-end price, then the SoundCore Life Tune XR Headphones are for you. I highly recommend them for your listening pleasure.

    Apr 22, 2021 15:46
  • Review by ferrari, 10 out of 10
    Audiophile Quality at a Bargain Price

    I can't say how pleased I am with these headphones. Especially since my expectations were minimal given you're talking about the sub $100 price range.

    The experience was pleasant right out of the box. Nice storage case, drawstring purse for storing the charging & auxiliary input cords, and easy on the brain instructions to get you up & going. Prior to receiving these, I had researched the Soundcore app, and downloaded it, recognizing the additional enhancements it adds to operation.

    There were no issues at all connecting to my phone (Samsung S20), TV (Samsung series 8), or to a bluetooth transmitter attached to my high end audio system (pictured below.)

    The Soundcore app works very well to fine tune your music preferences. The noise cancellation has multiple settings. There is a transparency mode that allows you to "stay aware of your surroundings by allowing ambient sounds in", i.e. human speech, or full cancellation which has 3 submodes - transport - for engine & road noise, indoor - for spaces such as a coffee shop, or outdoor which reduces ambient city type sounds.

    There are also customizable equalizer settings, or 8 different presets such as bass booster, reducer, podcast, etc. I personally found the acoustic setting to be the best compromise for most types of music.

    There is also "Superior Sleep" function which you can mix a variety of white noise sounds, or combine them. I had birds chirping during a rainstorm with a freight train going by! Nice added feature.

    As far as the sound quality, I included a photo of my vinyl system just to show I'm serious about my music. I have a set of bluetooth headphones that cost 5X the price of these. And yes, maybe it's real instead of faux leather, and the use of high quality metal is a little more liberal, but truth be told, I'd be very hard pressed to tell which set I was listening to. The bonus is I can take these anywhere without the worry that I'd be losing half a weeks salary if I misplaced them.

    I've had very good experiences with this company. I first bought an Anker charging stand for my phone at less than half the price of an OEM unit. They also have a corporate offshoot, Eufy, that deals in surveillance cams and other devices, I have these on my home's exterior, and like these headphones, they outperform competitors far above their price range.

    If you're in the market for a set of bluetooth headphones, these are hard to pass by.

    Apr 09, 2021 19:23
  • Review by hitsuyoo, 10 out of 10
    Soundcore Brought The Noise

    Okay, first things first. Download the Soundcore app on your app store of choice. Then open the box, power on(probably already at medium) and shut the world out and jam out. Wait, wait, wait. I got ahead of myself. Inside the box, you'll get the Life XR headphones inside a nice , non-descriptive case( Not a bag). The bag inside of the case, holds a type-c charging cable and 3.5 mm aux cable. I love that. I may use that when watching a movie from my projector later, in life. This is an upgrade from the standard Life model. The touch to pass-through feature is still aces. And the battery life is still off the charts with 40 hrs ANC and up to 60 hrs without it. No one really needs that much life, but I'll take it. The simple and sleek black on well made plastic, give them a premium look and feel. The controls are very easy to get to and use. Again, I'm going to highlight the app. This thing give pretty much all of your Anker/Soundcore speaker a major boost. It adds an EQ for the headphones , that will stay at your chosen setting, even if you switch and use another device to listen from. I recommend charging before use( scratch what I said earlier. That was just an option.) just to get the full use out of your headphones. Anker rarely disappoints when it comes to making speakers & headphones and they didn't disappoint here either. I just wish they where water resistant. But that is really asking the rain to purify itself. I love the sound and the comfort and being from Anker, I expect to have these for quite some time. These easily rival much more expensive headphones on the market. One final thing: If you didn't know, Soundcore does over the air updates,so your gear will spay as up to date as possible, with app. If you haven't guesed, yes. I recommend these headphones.

    Apr 07, 2021 19:34
  • 9.4score
    Beats by Dr. Dre - Solo³ The Beats Icon Collection Wireless On-Ear Headphones - Matte Black
    Description

    With up to 40 hours of battery life, Beats Solo³ Wireless is your perfect everyday headphone. With Fast Fuel, a 5-minute charge gives you 3 hours of playback. Enjoy award-winning Beats sound with Class 1 Bluetooth® wireless listening freedom. The on-ear, cushioned ear cups are adjustable so you can customize your fit for all-day comfort.

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Mohisha, 10 out of 10
    Perfect headphones for college students!!!

    I recently got these headphones and I am still just as in love with them as I was when I first got them! Not only is the design super sleek, they are super lightweight and easy to carry around. They also are very comfortable on the ears and do exactly as marketed. I would high suggest getting these for yourself or someone you love :)

    BTW the color is STUNNING!!!!

    Nov 03, 2021 22:14
  • Review by Iddy, 4 out of 10
    Does not come with all accessories shown on site

    On the website it shows this item comes with the auxiliary cord and i had purchased last year 4 of this same model and it came complete with all accessories shown on site. I went back to Best Buy and showed them the cord was missing so they were very nice and returned it and place another order, so they order comes in and the same problem so i called Beats and they are owned by Apple and they told me that that cord does not come with that cable. i tried to explain to them that when i login to that products it shows it. please see below what i am saying is correct. they told me to take it back to Best Buy again because they dont sell it with that cord. Best Buy just buys the product to sell it, they dont package it....... what a disappointment and waste of my time as i had to wait longer bc of COVID 19. the manager at Best Buy was very nice and provided a generic for the time being. I think if i bought a quality item it should come complete and as the others ones i bought. i like name brand not generic for that i could have gotten a generic headset and paid less.

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/beats-by-dr-dre-solo-the-beats-icon-collection-wireless-on-ear-headphones-matte-black/6383124.p?skuId=6383124&ref=212&loc=1&extStoreId=1502&ref=212&loc=1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxZPG6e7M6gIVF4_ICh1WUAKEEAYYASABEgLb2PD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

    Jul 14, 2020 08:51
  • Review by PhatLa, 10 out of 10
    Feeling the great sound !!!

    I d ever used Beat before - i heard a lot about it.. Finally i had got it.. Just only one words” Wonderful”

    Jul 31, 2020 20:39
  • Review by Ukrainianchick91, 10 out of 10
    Love my rose gold

    I am in love with these headphones, I had a pair but it stopped working wirelessly so I got another pair. I can never go wrong with rose gold love it very feminine.

    May 07, 2021 18:03
  • Review by Sonic200, 10 out of 10
    Best Headphones

    Got for my birthday and I love them they work great for the gym!

    Sep 11, 2020 16:59
  • Review by Lorena, 6 out of 10
    Very uncomfortable

    I cannot wear these headphones for more than 3 hours. I bought these because my last pair of wireless headphones broke on me in the middle of Zoom Uni. So, I decided to splurge and they have a nice base, so music is fun to listen too. I can hear everyone when I have class, meetings, or workshops. They are just very uncomfortable the cushion is actually too plush it just squishes all the way down and you can feel the hard framework behind it. I wear glasses and since it is so snug if I don't adjust my glasses I will have deep indents of my glasses on my head. They are also not comfortable to wear with a mask. Overall this $200+ purchase is probably not my favorite. I wish I could find comfier headphones that won't break on me in a year, but for now I'll have to suffice with these. *Also sorry for the bad photo, my hair is messy since I have to put it up for work, but the red frame is my glasses, and I'm wearing my mask.

    Sep 28, 2020 16:22
  • Review by Abigail, 10 out of 10
    Abby’s Bday

    My granddaughter loves them it was her best birthday gift and was excited it was delivered as promised she was so happy

    Jul 02, 2021 16:07
  • Review by BestBuy, 6 out of 10
    Beats solo 3

    I loved the beats solo 3 but there frágil they start to detach and the noise starts having problems at a certain time but none the less I would recommend

    Jul 02, 2021 20:06
  • 9.4score
    Sony - WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Sony's intelligent noise-cancelling headphones with premium sound elevate your listening experience with the ability to personalize and control everything you hear. Get up to 30 hours of battery life with quick charging capabilities, enjoy an enhanced Smart Listening feature set, and carry conversations hands-free with speak-to-chat.

    11 Features
  • Active Noise Cancelation: Industry-leading noise-canceling with Dual Noise Sensor technology
  • Battery Life: Up to 30-hour battery life with quick charging (10-minute charge for 5 hours of playback)
  • Premium Sound: Premium sound quality by DSEE Extreme technology
  • Touch Controls: Touch sensor controls to pause, play, skip tracks, control volume, activate your voice assistant, and answer phone calls
  • Speak-To-Chat: As soon as you speak to someone, Speak-to-Chat automatically stops the music and lets in ambient sound so you can conduct a conversation.
  • Multipoint Bluetooth connection: For total convenience, the WH-1000XM4 headphones can be paired with two Bluetooth devices at the same time.
  • Adaptive Sound Control: Smart function that automatically detects what you’re up to – for example, walking, waiting, or traveling – then adjusts ambient sound settings to best suit the situation.
  • Clear hands-free calling: Superior call quality with precise voice pick up combines five built-in microphones with advanced audio signal for clear calls
  • Wearing Detection: A proximity sensor in the earcups can detect whether or not you’re wearing your headphones, pausing your content when you remove your headphones from your head and resuming playback when you put them back on.
  • Comfort: Updated design relieves pressure for long-lasting comfort
  • Edge-AI: Co-developed with Sony Music Studios Tokyo, DSEE Extreme™ (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) upscales compressed digital music files in real time.
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  • Review by JimC, 10 out of 10
    Superb Sound/Ultra Noise-Canceling/Premium Quality

    The new Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless headphones are a clear improvement over Sony’s already excellent line of Bluetooth headphones. They are very comfortable and provide superb listening experience at home, traveling or in a noisy office. They incorporate extremely effective noise suppression, have easy-to-operate controls and a very long battery life. Their unmatched quality is evident in every feature.

    Sony is one of the largest consumer electronic companies in the world. It began in 1946 as an electronics shop but soon began producing its own products, starting with tape recorders and transistor radios in the mid-1950s. Sony built a reputation for quality and introduced many innovations in portable audio, including the Walkman in 1979, the CD disc in 1983, flash memory for audio and video in 1998 and the Blu-ray HD disc in 2000. Its consumer audio products including stereo component systems, speakers and headphones are very well-regarded for quality and features.

    Here are the key features:

    • Sony WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling over-the-ear Bluetooth headphones

    • Ergonomic, fully adjustable over-ear, closed dynamic headphone

    • 40 mm dome driver for maximum bass and very accurate wide frequency response

    • Advanced noise-canceling/suppression technology uses two microphones on each earphone to analyze and block external noises, may be switched on or off and may be optimized for wearing conditions and atmospheric pressure

    • Artificial Intelligence and Digital Sound Enhancement Engine technology to accurately upscale compressed music, especially high-pitched sounds normally lost

    • Monitor function allows ambient sound to be easily heard while wearing headphones, may be switched on or off; Speak-to-Chat provides automatic pause and resume without removing earphone

    • Voice Assist function compatible with Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant

    • Bluetooth 5.0, reception range up to 30 feet, NFC pairing connection option, supports SBC, AAC and LDAC codecs; simultaneous connection to two devices

    • Sony Headphones Connect app provides extensive sound customization and 3D Reality Audio

    • HD Voice and built-in microphone for making and receiving phone calls with high quality sound

    • Touch control on side of right earphone to raise/lower volume, next/previous track selection

    • Power, Bluetooth pairing, Monitor and Noise Cancel buttons on left earphone

    • Rechargeable 3.7v internal lithium ion power source: 10 minute quick charge gives 5 hours of play time, 3 hours to fully charge with included 8” USB-C connection cable (recharge at 5.0v)

    • Headphones will operate 30+ hours (38+ hours with noise reduction off) continuously from a full charge, 9 day standby time, customizable auto-off timer

    • Can also operate without using any power by connecting an included 4.1 foot 3.5 mm stereo cable to left earphone

    • 3.5 mm (headphone) male-to-male 50” connection cable included

    • Airplane in-flight audio connector included

    • 4 – 40,000 Hz audio frequency range, less than 1% THD distortion

    • Sony Headphone Connect app provides graphic equalizer and presets

    • Easy to follow illustrated quick set-up guide

    • Foldable design for compact storage

    • Size: 5.5 inches by 6.6 inches by 3.5 inches

    • Weight: 9 ounces

    • Hard case with outside and inside pockets for accessories included

    • One year warranty on parts and labor

    Included in the slip-cover box are full instructions/set-up guide and a very nice, compact hard case which contains the headphones, a short USB-C charging cable, a 50 inch long 3.5 mm direct-connect wire cable and airplane audio adapter. The quick set-up guide is comprehensive with step-by-step instructions for using the headphones, a trouble-shooting checklist, technical specifications and detailed explanations for using each feature.

    The headphones have a non-reflective black finish and very attractive copper-colored lettering and highlights, substantial bass-producing drivers and super-soft memory-foam cushions on each headphone for superb comfort and noise isolation. They fold flat to enable compact storage and to easily fit into a purse, drawers, etc. The Sony WH-1000XM4 has a look of quiet quality and business elegance without flashy excess.

    The headphones use USB-C technology and are quick-charging. In just 10 minutes you have 5 hours of play time. Full charge is accomplished in three hours. The stated music playing time of thirty hours seems conservative since I found the headphones would operate for nearly forty-five hours before fading out. The customizable auto-off feature aids this very long battery life.

    An audio prompt indicates when the power is on or off and a second press of the power button gives a voice guidance of the remaining power level. Pair the earphones with your phone or other source via Bluetooth or NFC. The connection remained very solid throughout my home, up to nearly 50 feet.

    The headphones are fully adjustable and the very soft pads completely and comfortably enclose even the largest ears. The Sony WH-1000XM4 are perhaps the most comfortable headphones I have ever worn. They are light (9 ounces) and have plenty of adjustment range to enable a perfect fit. You can wear them for many hours in perfect comfort and your ears will never complain.

    Even without the noise-canceling function most external sounds are blocked. Pressing the Custom (automatic noise canceling) button turns on that feature and sets the level of noise reduction and there is an audio announcement that it is active (or that it has been turned off.) The ANC technology is very sophisticated, utilizing two microphones on each earphone to analyze external sounds and cancel it. You can even customize the noise cancellation for wearing conditions and atmospheric pressure. My favorite test is to turn on both my shower and bathroom sink faucet and the noise (which would normally be very loud) was just a faint hiss which I could easily ignore while listening to the music. Even without music playing the noise canceling feature was extremely effective. You can also adjust the degree of noise cancellation using the Headphone Connect app. A perfect companion for isolating you with just your music in public transit and airplanes!

    But you buy headphones primarily to provide sound, not to eliminate it. Here you will find your investment well-rewarded! The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones utilize Sony’s DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) and Artificial Intelligence technology to accurately expand digital music, especially higher-frequencies which are often chopped out in the compression process. Bass and mid-range sounds are very well reproduced. You can modify the sound contour/response by utilizing the Sony Headphones Connect app which features a full equalizer, a number of surround sound presets and sound positioning controls. For those who like heavy bass these are an ideal choice. If you want to cut back the bass the equalizer on the app will do that very effectively. I played every range of music, from classical, blues, hard rock, jazz and a full range of vocals (opera through folk ballads) and these fine headphones never disappointed me. The sound quality is just beautiful.

    I compared the Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones to another set from Sony which are priced about 25% lower and a super-premium set from another audio supplier priced about 25% higher. Compared to the lower-priced Sony headphones the WH-1000XM4 provided more features and better sound which more than justified the price differential. Compared to the higher-priced set I found that the Sony WH-1000XM4 provided noticeably better noise reduction and equal music reproduction. I think that to find a significantly better set of headphones you would have to spend at least 50% more, and even then most users would not really appreciate any difference in sound or features.

    Like all good earphones these will respond to various voice commands, allow you to interact with Siri, take calls, etc. Each earphone has some controls. The right side has a nice touch pad which will raise/lower volume, skip tracks (forward and backward), pause and repeat tracks and has a microphone for use during calls. The left side turns the earphones on/off, handles Bluetooth pairing, activates the noise cancelation feature and also takes calls. One nice feature is Quick Attention which shuts off noise cancellation and lowers music volume when you touch the right headphone, enabling you to easily hear outside sounds (such as transit announcements), and then resumes noise cancellation and music volume when you remove your hand. But an even more clever feature is Speak-to-Chat which shuts off noise reduction and music when you speak, then resumes music and noise reduction when you stop speaking. Don’t worry if you like to sing along to your music – you can disable this feature! Finally, if you rely on Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant you will appreciate the easy integration with those services provided by these headphones.

    In summary, the Sony WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones are an excellent value and packed with premium features for discerning music fans who demand superb noise isolation, a very comfortable headset and above-all, beautiful and accurate sound reproduction. They are an ideal choice for traveling and would pass boring hours in airports and on planes with gold stars for quality, sound level and range. I am happy to award Sony’s new WH-1000XM4 a full five stars and a hearty, unqualified endorsement. Invest in these and you will receive the twin dividends of heavenly music and unmatched isolation from all of the unwanted, annoying noises assaulting you every day!

    Aug 28, 2020 01:29
  • Review by Jaydozrock, 10 out of 10
    Outstanding Audio and Noise Cancelling

    The Sony WH-1000XM4’s (XM4’s from now on) are a pair of much awaited and longed for headphones and I am here to report that Sony has impressed me yet again. Let’s start with inside the box where we have a hard carrying case, the headphones, a usb type C cable, an airplane adapter, a 3.5mm cable along with the usual paperwork.

    The Headphone is designed like any other typical headphone but I must point out that both the earcup cushions and the headband cushion are extremely comfortable and this lead to me being able to use the XM4’s for hours without much complaint. The clamping pressure from the headphone is virtually unnoticeable and this is significant because I have a big head so the headphone probably stretches more for me than it does for the average person. The right headphone has the touch capacitive controls as well as the usb charging port and the NFC mechanism for pairing, while the left headphone has the power button and the custom button (which you are allowed to change to trigger voice assistant or toggle ambient control the audio-jack port. Also a first for me on a headphone, Sony has followed their true wireless earphones and placed a proximity sensor in the left earcup that senses when yo-u have the headphone on and pauses/resumes your media based on removing or putting the headphones on. I must also point out that the hardcase is well designed with a net storage on the outside of the case. Also inside the case all the cables have a suitable storage spot and there are paper cut outs that instruct you how to carefully position the headphones to be placed in the case.

    So, how do they sound?? Fantastic! All music comes through sounding great without even having to change and tweak the equalizer settings through the Headphone app. The music comes through full and clear and for those concerned about bass, you have comfortable thumps and punches that are not overwhelming and can be modified in the app. The same goes for Noise cancelling level which can also be controlled through the app. The XM4’s Sony created has the best noise cancelling headphone I have ever used. At full strength it is able to suppress so much background noise it can actually surprise you. If people are in a room with you and having a conversation( not too far from you), you won’t be able to hear anything they are saying even with the music off. The effect is most obvious in noisy areas like a street or around heavy machinery where the feature shines.

    What else do I like? Sony has finally created a XM headphone that has multipoint pairing. This means that XM4’s can simultaneously pair to two bluetooth devices. The way I utilize this is to pair the XM4’s to both my laptop and my cellphone so that if I am listening to audio on my laptop and a call comes in, the headphone switches the audio automatically to my cell phone and allows me to answer the call. What’s also amazing is that once the call ends it automatically switches back to my laptop audio.

    On the topic of a phone call, I can say that phone conversations I’ve had went very well. The persons on the other end of the line could hear me clearly and loudly while we conversed, even when I was in a noisy background. It seems the combination of the five mics as well as Sony’s software works superbly well to suppress background noise while highlighting my voice. Another stand out feature I absolutely appreciate is Speak to Chat feature. Basically what this does is that while you have the headphones all, if you would like to speak to someone , you can just speak and the headphones pick up that you are talking, lowers your volume and allows the ambient noise to flood the headphones. This is great if you don't want to keep taking off and putting on your headphones every time to talk to someone. Note that this feature can be turned on and off in the app and you can also change the length of the timeout with the smallest being 15 seconds.

    Finally, battery life. Sony reports 30 hours of use with noise cancelling on so I guess you can squeeze a few more hours out of it with noise cancelling off. I’ve been using it continuously between my laptop and phone for the last few days and I have yet to charge it. From the app the battery level says 40% remaining and I can attest to using it for about 15 to 20 hours so I have no doubt about Sony’s claim.

    The XM4’s are a definite two thumbs up for me. Superior sound and noise cancelling, feature rich app and more than a literal day of battery and multi-device pairing, it doesn’t get much better than this.

    Aug 16, 2020 13:49
  • Review by TechnicallyWell, 10 out of 10
    Awesome sound and noise cancellation

    ## Design

    The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones are somewhat large, but the ear-cups are well padded and are very comfortable to wear for hours on end. The headband portion also has plenty of padding so that the headphones rest comfortably on the top of your head.

    The ear-cups do a good job of creating a loose seal around your ears, so much so that I definitely get the "ear sweats" which is common with many over-the-ear headphones.

    The headphones come a hard travel case with a soft fabric exterior. Storing the headphones requires completely retracting the headband (I would prefer if you could leave it at the size that fits my head). A helpful diagram is included inside the case that shows you how to fold the headphones so they fit properly.

    ## Performance

    The sound quality on the Sony WH-1000XM4 is incredible and is definitely up there with the Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones. Highs and mids come through crystal clear and the bass is plentiful. The Sony WH-1000XM4 also has something called "Edge-AI" where it tries to enhance compressed music (such as a low quality Pandora stream). It's hard to gauge it's effectiveness as I couldn't find a way to turn the feature on and off, but it is likely another contributing factor to the awesome sound quality.

    Call quality also appears to work very well on the WH-1000XM4. The microphones seem to pick up my voice well while filtering out some of the background sounds around me (but it still picks up some things like typing on a keyboard).

    The noise cancellation feature is also top-notch. It not only filters out general "hums" such as an air conditioner running, but it also does a good job of filtering out people talking and even other music sources near you. It does have it limits: it won't completely filter out a blaring stereo next to you or completely eliminate the sound of your riding mower. However, it does a good enough job that you can listen to your music or podcast at a comfortable listening level without needing to crank up the volume to overcome the outside world.

    The level of noise cancellation can also be adjust in the Sony Headphones app and there are a lot of cool features associated with it that I'll detail in the next section.

    ## Features

    - Speak-to-Chat: This is probably my favorite feature of these headphones. It seems like whenever I'm at work, I no sooner put on my headphones than someone walks up with a question. With the WH-1000XM4, as soon as I start talking, the headphones react, turning off the noise cancellation feature, lowering the volume of my music, and relaying the voice of the person talking to me. After 30 seconds (this is adjustable in the app) when I finished speaking, the noise cancellation turns backs on and the volume of music is brought back up. You can also double-tap the right ear-cup when you're finished speaking to resume your music.

    - Quick listen: If you need to catch an announcement, for example, you can cup your hand over the right ear-cup's touch sensor to turn off the noise cancellation feature temporarily.

    - Adaptive Sound Control: Another cool feature that lowers the Active Noise Cancellation feature whenever the headphones detect that you've started walking. This lets in some of the outside sounds by lowering the level of noise cancellation so you're more aware of what is happening around you. If you frequently move, it can get a bit annoying as the headphones will play a short tone whenever the mode changes.

    - Touch controls: The touch controls on the right ear-cup are intuitive: swiping your finger up and down on the ear-cup adjusts the volume and swiping left and right changes the track. Double-tapping the center pauses and plays your music.

    - Wearing detection: A sensor in the left ear-cup can detect when you remove the headphones, automatically pausing your music. Music resumes when you put the headphones back on.

    - Dual pairing: With many of us working from home, this feature is great as it allows you to pair the headphones with your phone and your computer at the same time. Therefore, I can listen to music from my phone, but automatically switch over to my computer to listen to a webinar. It looks like there are a few kinks to work out with this feature as I found that it did not always switch automatically, or would sometimes take awhile to change from one source to the next.

    - Background firmware updates: I had a pair of truly wireless Sony headphones that required me to babysit them for a good 30-40 minutes while the firmware update file transferred and then installed, however they were unusable while that happened. A launch-day firmware update was available for the WH-1000XM4 and it seemed to transfer from my phone to the headphones in the background while I was listening to music. I received a notification when it was ready to install, and after a quick reboot, the headphones were updated. This was a much better experience!

    ## Battery Life

    The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones can last up to 30 hours when using Bluetooth with the noise cancellation feature enabled. The headphones are recharged with a USB-C cable (yay, no Micro USB!) and if you're in a hurry, a 10 minute charge can net you up to 5 hours of listening time.

    ## Summary

    Overall, the Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones are a solid alternative to the Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones and offer some some great features (such as speak-to-chat) not found on the QuietComfort headphones. Long battery life, wearing detection and dual Bluetooth connections round out an impressive feature set on a pair of headphones with awesome noise cancellation and sound quality.

    Aug 15, 2020 09:40
  • Review by TheGhostRyder, 10 out of 10
    I love them

    I absolutely LOVE these. Ive owned the for 5 months now. The noise cancelling is about a 4.5 out of 5. If you have music or something playing that 4.5 is taken to a 5 cause you can't hear anything outside then unless you switch it to ambiet noise. If you have noisy roommates, etc., you will love these. Sound quality is around a 4.7 for me. Best headphones ive ever owned. You have to download a free app for your phone to use them. There, you can change the tone of the sound in several different ways. These are the best. If your looking for peace around you, pick them up. They charge quickly. Padding is A+++ and extremely comfortable to wear for hours. Be patient if your having issues setting them up. Included is a charging cable and very nice hardshell carrying case.

    Mar 20, 2021 22:57
  • Review by Reese, 10 out of 10
    10/10 Would Recommend

    [I want to preface this by saying I'm not a Sony "fan" I'm not giving a good review because of the brand, this is my genuine opinion] Been using em for a couple months now and the build quality is great, very sturdy, and the audio is high quality. If you love bass, you're all good with these headphones, if the default sound is not to your liking, you can easily change it with the Sony app. the only thing I will say is, these headphones pick up fingerprints kinda easily, so if you're nitpick about that maybe consider getting a lighter color.

    Oct 09, 2021 23:26
  • Review by NomuskNoFuss, 10 out of 10
    Content never sound so sweet

    I have been salivating at a chance to purchase these headphones, since the reviews on YouTube by MKBHD. Folks I can tell you, it is a phenomenal piece of technology for it being a headphone. The crew at Sony that engineered this baby made it so intuitive. The audio through the headphones to telecom the battery levels once you tap the power. Cables you don have use headphones issued on the plane. I am extremely happy with my purchase. Usually, I’d wait a year after manufacture warranty to expire to get a thorough understanding of the product, but I couldn’t contend myself. Parents are really going to appreciate the noises canceling feature but plea use it responsibly. LOL!

    Oct 29, 2021 17:11
  • Review by Kevin, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Sound & Features

    I ordered these on a pre-black friday sale weeks before the main sales were announced on best buy. I had extensively researched the headphones (and previous generation XM3) for about 10 months prior to pulling the trigger, comparing them to literally everything else in its tranche and also more expensive models. This included audio-technica, bose, sennheiser, bowers & wilson, and bang & olufsen to name a few. I recommend these headphones over the others for several reasons:

    1. Sound quality. The sound out of the box was not to my liking, but the beauty of the Sony app is that you can craft the EQ how you want. I was able to find a custom setting that enhances nearly all of the music I listen to. I'm very happy with the high quality sound across the board. Do not buy a NC headphone without the ability to tweak the EQ. Sound quality is a relative matter and you may be unhappy with the out-of-the-box sound if you opt for a cheaper model.

    2. Noise canceling. Top-notch with a ton of features allowing for levels of ambient sound to your liking. Adaptive sound control is a huge plus

    3. Functionality. Ability to connect to 2 devices simultaneously. Of course more would be great but at least 2 is crucial (which is why I would buy XM4 over XM3). I usually connect to my ipad and iphone and can seamlessly move between both.

    4. Comfort. I previously owned a pair of Sennheisers which were very uncomfortable. I would give these XM4's 9/10 in terms of comfort. I will admit that it took me a few weeks to get used to the pressure but in finding the sweet spot (about 5 clicks up on the head band) I am now able to wear them for hours without needing to take them off.

    5. Call quality. I've tested these with multiple family members and friends. They have all given these at least 9/10 in terms of call quality in moderate background sound environments. Will the call quality be the best on the market? Probably not, but personally I didn't buy these for calls. Rest assured, you'll be fine.

    6. Style. I like the minimal design. They are matte black with a sleek non-offensive look which I actually like more than the Bose. I would say opt for the black over silver (almost a pewter grey) because over time they will show scratches and smudges less.

    Conclusion. If you're on the fence, take a look a the many reviews on youtube especially the ones comparing models. I highly recommend you buy these over the probably cheaper XM3's (depending on when you view this). The added features are worth spending more, but good news is that these seem to routinely go on sale. Worth every penny for WFH, music lovers, and even calls. Enjoy :)

    Dec 02, 2020 17:38
  • Review by Roni, 10 out of 10
    No Regrets!!! Excellent!!!

    At first I'm so hesitant to buy this headphone for about 2 weeks choosing between a headphone and airpods. I've been wearing airpods since its first launch having the 1st gen and 2nd gen so moving to a headphone is a tough decision. Putting it on my cart then removing it, then back again. I have seen multiple reviews on both the pros and cons before convincing myself to finally buy it. I'm so happy with my new headphone and the color that matches my iphone 12 pro max and specially having it connected to two (2) devices at the same time!!! My Iphone and Macbook is connected at the same time! This is Awesome!!! I will definitely recommend to a friend!

    Jan 22, 2021 18:52
  • 9.4score
    Soundcore - by Anker Life Tune XR Wireless Active Noise-Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Soundcore Life Tune XR are active noise cancelling headphones with Hi-Res Certified sound. The Multi-Mode noise cancellation technology detects and cancels out exterior noise. Use for calls with the dual microphones and have long, 60 hour listening sessions due to the long battery life and comfortable earcups.

    5 Features
  • Hi-Res Certified Sound: Life Tune active noise cancelling headphones have 40mm drivers with highly-flexible silk diaphragms that reproduce deep, resonant bass and crisp treble up to 40kHz—ensuring music has enhanced clarity and precise details
  • Multi-Mode Noise Cancelling: Life Tune’s hybrid active noise cancellation uses external and internal microphones to detect and cancel out up to 95% of engine noise. Transport, Indoor, and Outdoor modes tailor noise cancellation to block specific noises more effectively
  • Voice Enhancement For Calls: By pairing 2 microphones with a noise reduction algorithm, Life Tune active noise cancelling headphones eliminate distracting ambient noises so you sound crystal-clear when making calls.
  • 60-Hour Playtime: Listen for up to 60 hours on a single charge in standard mode and 40 hours in in noise cancelling mode. For a boost of power, charge for 5 minutes and get 4 hours of playtime
  • Long-Lasting Comfort: Weighing 9oz (260g), Life Tune is 10% lighter than standard active noise cancelling headphones. The earcups and headband feature memory-foam padding covered in soft protein leather to provide all-day comfort for your ears and head
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  • Review by insomniak1, 10 out of 10
    The Full Package at a fantastic price.

    Right out of the box, I was immediately impressed with the Life Tune XR headset. They come neatly packed inside a high-quality hard storage case. Also included were a USB-C cable, a 3.5mm cable, and a silk pouch to put the cords in. The headphones are made of matte black plastic that feels premium and does not attract fingerprints. There’s a silver logo on every cup and a subtle “ANC” writing on the sides which does not stand out. The headband is made of a brushed black aluminum alloy that is quite flexible. I find the design playful, yet professional enough for business conferencing.

    Now, there are exceptionally comfortable. The earpads are made of this faux leather that is incredibly soft and the headband provides enough padding, which allows extended use. The earcups have good swivel and the clamping force is enough to keep them in place. They were great while walking but I would not use them for running or more vigorous exercise. Also, as with any leatherette headset, they are prone to get sweaty, which is something to keep in mind. Although they are not the lightest, I did not experience fatigue at all -even after 4 hours straight.

    The XRs feature a combination of buttons and touch controls. On the left side, you have play/pause, volume, and the 3.5mm jack. On the right side, you have the power, ANC, and USB-C input. Also, on the left side, there is a touch feature that activates ambient noise, which is very handy when you need to quickly see what’s going on around you. You can tell Soundcore put a lot of thought into this design.

    Since these are Bluetooth 5.0, pairing is easy. In fact, they are NFC compatible and paired easily with my phone. I maintained a good connection at a decent distance and noticed little lag when playing video games and none during video playback. It is also worth mentioning that these can be paired to 2 devices at the same time. I easily switched between my laptop and my phone, which is nice.

    The call quality was better than expected. Although people still recognized that it was on BT, I came in clear, even in loud environments. However, I will say that they did pick up a bit of wind noise.

    Battery life is impressive. After using them for 3 days, I still had 50% left. Soundcore claims a total of 60 hours or 40 hours with ANC, and I am inclined to believe that. They have a quick charge feature, which means 5 minutes of charging adds 4 hours of playtime. And just in case you run out of battery for some reason, you can always switch to 3.5mm aux audio.

    While not the best I’ve ever experienced, noise-canceling is effective overall. You can still hear some rumbling and traffic, and of course high-pitched sounds. Having said this, these are not to be compared to ANC headphones that are 4 times more expensive. The ANC simply allows for experiencing more fully whatever you may be listening to.

    Speaking of sound, the Life Tune XRs are Hi-Res Audio certified, which means that they cover up to 40hz. Most headphones, especially ANC that are more expensive, do not even come close. Since I listen to lossless music most of the time, this was a welcomed feature. Strangely, I could not confirm if these were aptX-HD, AAC, or LDAC. Nevertheless, I found the sound signature out of the box quite enjoyable. The sound is obviously on the warm side. The bass is strong and punchy, and has sub-bass that lingers, without spilling all over. The midrange is not as recessed and is quite present -not muddy at all, making vocals and rhythm instruments come forward a bit. The treble is extended without causing sibilance or fatigue. Because of the frequency range these have, I thought the clarity and details to be above average for a headphone at this price range. Channel separation is distinctive, and the soundstage is reasonable, adding to the overall experience.

    Just in case the sound is not up to your standard, you can always download the handy Soundcore App, which I strongly recommend you do. There, you can pick from a large selection of EQ settings as well as getting firmware updates and other features.

    As you can tell, I am overly impressed by the Life Tune XRs. The design, build quality, functionality, abundant features, which are mostly reserved for “premium” headphones (and some don’t even have) -all at an incredible value, make these cans a difficult deal to pass. Definitely recommended.

    Apr 07, 2021 12:07
  • Review by DaveW, 10 out of 10
    Great NC Headphones

    The Anker Soundcore Life Tune XR are Bluetooth noise cancelling headphones made for the office or on the go listening. These headphones are not rated for any moisture so using them for the gym should probably be avoided. The XR’s have a huge battery life of 60 hrs (40 hrs with noise cancelling on) and come with a pretty nice round carrying case. The XR’s can be connected via Bluetooth (v5.0) or through a standard 3.5mm connection with the included auxiliary cord. Charging for the headset is done through its USB-C port – a cable is included but you have to supply the charger brick. Last thing included is the quick user guide which is useful in getting familiar with the functions. There is a companion app which lets you fine tune the equalizer as well as setup the type of noise cancelling you need.

    For my uses I spent my time wearing the XR’s while working, cleaning the house, walking my dog, and making calls. Throughout my uses I toggled between the different noise cancelling modes of which there are 3. You have noise cancelling, transparent, and normal. Normal doesn’t apply any cancelling or boosting of outside noise. Transparent uses the microphones to listen to your surroundings and then act as a passthrough to boost the surrounding sounds and play them over the headset speakers. Noise cancelling does just that – it cancels or deadens surrounding sounds. If you download the Soundcore app you can toggle the sound cancelling between transport, indoor, and outdoor. These act like equalizers for the noise environment you might be in. Transport targets low end noises like engine/road noise. Indoor targets the mid-range that normal encompasses conversations and other indoor distractions. Outdoor is for all around that aims to suppress a broad range of ambient noise. In practice there is a noticeable change when toggling between the three. Just sitting here at my desk it affects the sound coming from my computer fans and my TV – indoor blocks the most of this sound, while outdoor seems to let in the most.

    As far as using the various modes it all depended on what I was doing. If I was on a call or actively listening to music then I would put on noise cancelling. I felt this improved the call quality and the clarity, as well as making my music sound fuller. If I am just sitting here at my desk I like to have a little noise come through so I toggle it to Normal. I have tinnitus in one ear so I need some white noise to help drown out the ringing so I can focus. With noise cancelling and nothing actively playing on the headphones the ringing is not drowned out – which just means that the noise cancelling is working well. When I take my dog for a walk I put it in transparent so I can hear any cars and be aware of my surroundings. I also use this setting if I am doing housework, so I can still hear my kids when they need something. The only thing to look out for when using transparent is loud noises that are close by or especially sharp. For example, I shut my microwave door like I always do and the piped in ‘bang’ of the door closing was pretty excessive to the point that it startled me. I started closing the microwave door softer when I had the headphones in that mode.

    Sound quality was pretty good out of the headphones. If you get the app you can adjust the equalizer via 22 different presets or make your own custom EQ curve. I started with the bass boost mode and then adjusted some of the ranges to make my own custom EQ. With the sound on and in NC mode the music really sounds great. Better than most headphones when it comes to clarity. I wish the bass was a little more punchy, but overall the sound is clean and powerful enough. Things muddy a bit when you switch to normal mode, and even more so when you go to transparent. The NC really does wonders for making the music sound better – background noise really has an impact on the way I perceive the music I guess.

    Using the headphones to make calls is pretty easy as well. The play/pause button lets you accept the call without pulling out your phone. The onboard mics work well – no complaints from the people I would talk to. The only thing that can get you is if you are on NC. There is no mic feedback/sidetone/mic monitoring (whatever you want to call it) when you have NC on. So you can find yourself talking a bit too loud if you aren’t used to wearing headphones that seal out the world.

    Comfort of the headset is better than I expected. I thought the headband was a little too thin, and that it would create a pressure band a little too quickly. Fortunately, the band is padded enough, and the headphones are light enough that its not an issue I actually came across. The ear cups are circumaural and made of a leatherette material. This combination often leads to ears feeling hot/sweaty unless the earcups are open backed. I can certainly feel my ears get a little warmer with these on, but not as bad as my HyperX Alpha’s. Overall, it’s pretty easy to wear these for extended periods of time without feeling headphone fatigue, and the need to give your ears a break.

    There’s one novel feature on the headset that I thought was kind of cool. If you tap the outside of the right earcup you can toggle the sound mode to transparent. Would be great in an office environment when on NC. A quick tap sends you to transparent, and then another tap brings it back to NC. This is faster than cycling through the modes with the regular button.

    Another feature that I really like and use constantly is the dual device pairing. I love it. I have these connected to my PC and phone at the same time. I can be listening to music through my phone and then have a call come through my Teams client. Without that dual pairing I wouldn’t hear it which is an issue with my setup – notifications pop up on a monitor I don’t regularly have to look at. I have a wired Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 headset that lets me do this as well, and I have been using it for work for almost 2 years. I don’t think I can go back to not having a dual connection after using it for so long. The Soundcore’s give me the flexibility to be fully wireless and connect to 2 devices, which is a leg up over the TB’s.

    Overall, the Soundcore Life Tune XR’s are a nicely made pair of wireless noise cancelling headphones. They come with a nice hardshell carry case that protects them in transport. The companion app gives you greater control over the functionality of the headphones, and it works quite well. The different modes work as described, and do a nice job providing a solid listening experience. The headphones come with a decent range of features – Bluetooth or 3.5mm connection (cable included), dual device connectivity, fold up design, 60 hr battery, USB C charging (cable included). I am very pleased with the quality and performance of these headphones.

    Apr 24, 2021 23:24
  • Review by Hmirza, 10 out of 10
    Music to my ears!!!!

    Life Tune XR Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones are amazing headphone made for everyday and all-day use. These headphones are actually very comfortable to wear, fit great and most importantly sound amazing with their Hi-Res audio, noise cancellation and transparency mode. These headphones have proven themselves in variety of uses such gaming, taking phone calls with the dual built in microphones, listening to some music, and even helping in falling asleep faster. So, lets go over some of the features of the Soundcore Life Tune XR Headphones by Anker.

    Features:

    -First and foremost, these headphones feature a fast pairing process using NFC feature on your phone and the headphones to connect. I personally did not notice much of a difference in connecting the headphones using the traditional Bluetooth method. Nice feature to have but Bluetooth works just fine.

    -Secondly, I highly recommend that you download the Soundcore app if you want to fully utilize the features available on these headphones. The app allows you to adjust the equalizer on the headphones. The equalizer has multiple presets setting already set for your convenience, such as bass booster, bass reducer, dance, flat, deep, podcast, and many more. The app also allows you to access the sleep mode or as I like to call it “Relax Mode”. The sleep mode also has multiple ambient sounds built in such as fan noise, camp fire, or the ticking of a clock and many more. The app also allows you to adjust the noise cancellation levels based on where you are, if you are indoor, outdoors, or in a transport. So, the soundcore app is truly a must for you to unlock the full protentional of the amazing headphones.

    -So, the box states that with 5-minutes of charging you can get 4 hours of playtime. I tested this feature out, left the headphones to charge for 5 minutes and I think with the ANC mode on I was able to get about almost 3 hours of playtime, which considering is still not bad at all. These headphones provide up to 60 hours of playtime on the normal mode and 40 hours with the ANC mode on.

    -Active Noise Cancelling – Indoor, Outdoor, Transport

    -Transparency Mode

    -Button controls for volume and Noise Cancellation, and touch control for transparency mode

    -Comfortable and Light Weight, these headphones are super comfortable. The earcups are memory foam and provide all day comfort. I was able to wear these while working, roughly about 8 hours, and I had no issue except for my ears started to get hot and sweaty, other than that they were amazing.

    -One of my favorite feature of this headphone was the fact that even though these are advertised as wireless headphones, you have the option to also use them as wired with the provided 3.5mm audio jack cable. Even though many manufactures are moving away from the audio jack, I am glad soundcore at least gave us the option.

    Overall, I honestly could not find anything that I was not happy with, these are comfortable, sound amazing and solid built headphones. I would highly recommend these headphones.

    Apr 06, 2021 23:56
  • Review by teasten, 10 out of 10
    Incredible sound quality and value. Buy them!

    TLDR. Buy them. Amazing quality and value. I promise you won't be disappointed. I would not buy any other Noise Canceling headphones. The quality, noise-canceling, even the app are incredible.

    Long Version

    To help give perspective for this review. I own Bose QCs, Apple AirPod Pros, and Sennheiser ANCs. I also own a budget Insignia ANC headset for late-night TV not to disturb my partner. So I have a lot of experience with active noise canceling headsets.

    The Soundcore Life Tune XR by Anker, to be honest, I had low expectations. Yet everything about them has impressed me and I cannot imagine buying any other noise-canceling headset.

    Opening the box I was wowed because these come with a hard carry case. I own music studio headphones that are 8x the price that doesn't even come with a case. The case is super quality.

    In the case. I was wowed again. There's a little bag for the audio and USB C charger. Nice. USB C charging too! Brilliant!

    Taking the Soundcare XRs headphones out, they look and feel premium. They have a nice weight. The metal finish and satisfying click as you unfold the headphones into position don't make them feel cheap.

    Comfort. Again. Wow. The noise isolation alone is well done. There's a little tone as they power on and pairing on my iPhone was fast - like AirPod Pro pairing fast.

    Audio Quality. OMG. I can't get over good it is. Turn on noise-canceling and I was blown away. Seriously have not been this impressed with a headset in a long time. With ANC on I couldn't even hear the alarm going on my other phone that was right next to me. Listening to Spotify, there were songs I felt like I was hearing them for the first time all over again.

    Soundcore also makes a free Soundcore app so you can tune the equalizer but also tune the noise-canceling the for the environment as well as firmware updates. The app is elegant, simple, no signup or registration required and makes apps from other headphone makers look bad. Soundcore have really knocked it out of the park with the quality of the app. Soundcore doesn't even aggressively push the app at you, unlike some other manufacturers where as soon as you pair it try to force the app on you.

    The Soundcore XRs have a built-in microphone. When I tested it for calls, there were no complaints from the other side. The XRs can also pair to two devices, so I have them paired to my PC (Windows) and iPhone. The call quality on both was great.

    It's easy to switch between ANC and transparency. Just place a finger on the outer right headphone cup and you are in transparency mode. Worth noting you can be in noise-canceling without audio playing, so you can use them at home or in an office for peace and quiet while you work.

    Battery Life - in the few days of testing I haven't yet run them down during the day (charged overnight) with moderate to heavy use. Soundcore claims 60 hours of playtime, 40 with ANC on. They also claim 4 hours of playtime on a 5-minute charge - which makes them perfect for travel when you get on a plane and realize your headphones are almost flat.

    If I was looking for negatives. And if Anker Soundcore read this. I love the case but would prefer if on the opening side there was a little pouch for the USB C and audio cable. Just so it's more secure. I would also prefer the buttons to be a little wider. But that's a personal preference.

    Seriously. BUY THEM. You will not be disappointed. You may want to parade around in more expensive headphones but price, quality, performance, sound quality, value, etc. you cannot do better than this and you can look smugly at everyone else knowing you got a better deal.

    Apr 08, 2021 07:24
  • Review by elzeus, 10 out of 10
    Trading blows with the big brands!

    Anker's Soundcore Life Tune XR headphones are a joy to listen to. The packaging includes a carrying case which other brands at this price point and above it seem to not include any more so it's a welcome addition. These headphones paired up just fine with my 2 devices (phone & tablet) and using the mobile app I was able to pick the sound preset of my choice. Overall I felt that the sound was a bit base heavy for my liking so I toned it down with the piano preset and it sounded great to me. The included noise canceling is great and easily gets rid of most distracting sounds and you can listen through the microphone to the sounds around you conveniently by just holding the right ear cup for a second or switching it on with a widget or phone app. The ear cups are comfortable faux leather and the top band is not tight at all on the top of my head. I have a wide head and didn't feel uncomfortable at all after several hours of use. The battery life is phenomenal and the included USB-C charging cable as well as the 3.5mm cord makes things very simple. I'm really floored by all of the features and quality for the price and have no qualms about recommending these headphones.

    Apr 07, 2021 18:11
  • Review by dstracker, 10 out of 10
    Finally, Headphones for MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC!

    The SoundCore Life Tune XR Headphones, by Anker, are perfect for listening to podcasts, music, etc. The sound quality is excellent, clear, no dropouts or static interference. My music is sharp and pleasurable.

    What’s in the box – The SoundCore Headphones come with a hard travel case (the headphones can be “folded” to fit in the case perfectly), USB-C cable for charging, 3.5mm AUX cable, drawstring pouch for cables and a user manual/Quick Start Guide.

    FEATURES:

    - High resolution “Life Tune” sound-no dropouts or static

    - Multi-mode noise cancelling that can cancel approximately 95% of engine noise.

    o 3 modes – Transport, Indoor and Outdoor for specific nose cancellation.

    - Light weight – The SoundCore Life Tune XR Headphones only weigh about 9 ounces, making it amazingly comfortable for long stretches.

    - Long Life battery – According to the manufacturer, the battery stays charged for about 60 hours between charges. I had mine for over a week between charges. I only used it for about 4-5 hours a day. It stays nice and clear even when the battery is low.

    - Connectable streaming services-Apple Music, Google Play Music, Spotify, YouTube and more. I have mine connected to Amazon Prime Music and Pandora as well.

    - The SoundCore XR Headphones can connect either by Bluetooth or the 3.5mm AUX cable. I have mine paired with Laptops, Smartphone, Tablets and Stereo. All using Bluetooth. I can even pair it to my car’s Infotainment System through the Bluetooth if I so desire.

    - Left Earpiece contains – the charge port, Battery indicator (LED) and NC (Noise Cancelling) button. The NC button allows you to change modes from Active Noise Cancelling, Normal and Transparency (allows background noise to be heard).

    - Right Earpiece contains – AUX jack (3.5mm) Volume Control Buttons and Music Control Button (selections).

    - The SoundCore XR Headphone earpieces have a soft molded cushion which makes them extremely comfortable even while wearing glasses.

    - Pairing was quick and easy. I was able to pair each of my Bluetooth devices quickly and without any problems.

    - Pairing with a Smartphone can be as easy as using the NFC (Near Field Communication) panel on the Right Earpiece. The NFC, unfortunately, can’t be use with iOS devices. The NFC panel can also be used to answer calls on your Smartphone without taking off the headphones by just pressing the NFC panel. This puts them in Transparency mode.

    - The QUICK START GUIDE is easy to follow with excellent diagrams on how to set up each function.

    SOUNDCORE APP:

    - To operate the SoundCore Life Tune XR Headphones to their full potential, it is recommended that you download the SoundCore App. This can be found in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

    - The SoundCore App, unfortunately, is only for Mobile devices and is not available for PC at this time.

    APP FEATURES:

    - HOMEPAGE: Has a picture of the Headphones with battery charge indicator, Noise Cancellation selection button, Equalizer and Sleep mode selections. As soon as you turn on the Headphones, they are automatically paired with the app.

    - Clicking on the Ambient Sound-Noise Cancellation button you can choose between Active Noise Cancelling, Normal and Transparency. Use this button in conjunction with the modes:

    o Transport – Low-end frequencies like engine and road noise quieter commutes

    o Indoor – Eliminates voices and mid-frequency noise from inside spaces.

    o Outdoor – Reduces outside (ambient) sound for quieter city spaces.

    - SLEEP MODE – This mode offers you a choice of sounds to help you sleep as in White Noise. These are Soft Rain, Birds, Wind, Wind Chimes, Camping (crackling fire), Waves on a Beach, Dripping Water, Train running on tracks, Ticking Clock, Farm animals (ducks, chickens, roosters, pigs, etc.) or Blade type fan (IE: floor fan). Each sleep mode has its own individual volume control.

    - EQUALIZER –

    o Default – SoundCore Signature. Other choices are Acoustic, Bass Booster, Base Reducer, Classical, Podcast, Dance and Deep. The default SoundCore Signature is recommended but not required.

    o CUSTOM – This allows you to create your own Equalizer (in dB and kHz). Using a graph that contains dB (+6 to -6) for the vertical and Hz (100 – 12.8kHz) for the horizontal. Then by selecting the “settings” option, you can give your equalizer a specific name to save it.

    - AMBIENT SOUND SCREEN: Click on the “i” next to Ambient Sound and you can create a widget on your phone’s home screen. The widget allows you to access the Ambient Sound settings directly without having to open the App.

    CONS: -

    - The Headband, though comfortable, could be a little shorter for smaller heads. It is adjustable. But only to make it larger.

    - There is no MicroSD card slot if you want to listen to your own recorded music, books, etc. You have to connect it to a device in order to listen to anything.

    - There is no Shortcut to connecting an iOS mobile phone. It only can use the Shortcut panel with a smartphone’s NFC connection.

    Even with the few “cons” the SoundCore Life Tune XR Headphones give other “High End” headphones a real run for the money. If you want high end, excellent sound without paying a high-end price, then the SoundCore Life Tune XR Headphones are for you. I highly recommend them for your listening pleasure.

    Apr 22, 2021 15:46
  • Review by ferrari, 10 out of 10
    Audiophile Quality at a Bargain Price

    I can't say how pleased I am with these headphones. Especially since my expectations were minimal given you're talking about the sub $100 price range.

    The experience was pleasant right out of the box. Nice storage case, drawstring purse for storing the charging & auxiliary input cords, and easy on the brain instructions to get you up & going. Prior to receiving these, I had researched the Soundcore app, and downloaded it, recognizing the additional enhancements it adds to operation.

    There were no issues at all connecting to my phone (Samsung S20), TV (Samsung series 8), or to a bluetooth transmitter attached to my high end audio system (pictured below.)

    The Soundcore app works very well to fine tune your music preferences. The noise cancellation has multiple settings. There is a transparency mode that allows you to "stay aware of your surroundings by allowing ambient sounds in", i.e. human speech, or full cancellation which has 3 submodes - transport - for engine & road noise, indoor - for spaces such as a coffee shop, or outdoor which reduces ambient city type sounds.

    There are also customizable equalizer settings, or 8 different presets such as bass booster, reducer, podcast, etc. I personally found the acoustic setting to be the best compromise for most types of music.

    There is also "Superior Sleep" function which you can mix a variety of white noise sounds, or combine them. I had birds chirping during a rainstorm with a freight train going by! Nice added feature.

    As far as the sound quality, I included a photo of my vinyl system just to show I'm serious about my music. I have a set of bluetooth headphones that cost 5X the price of these. And yes, maybe it's real instead of faux leather, and the use of high quality metal is a little more liberal, but truth be told, I'd be very hard pressed to tell which set I was listening to. The bonus is I can take these anywhere without the worry that I'd be losing half a weeks salary if I misplaced them.

    I've had very good experiences with this company. I first bought an Anker charging stand for my phone at less than half the price of an OEM unit. They also have a corporate offshoot, Eufy, that deals in surveillance cams and other devices, I have these on my home's exterior, and like these headphones, they outperform competitors far above their price range.

    If you're in the market for a set of bluetooth headphones, these are hard to pass by.

    Apr 09, 2021 19:23
  • Review by hitsuyoo, 10 out of 10
    Soundcore Brought The Noise

    Okay, first things first. Download the Soundcore app on your app store of choice. Then open the box, power on(probably already at medium) and shut the world out and jam out. Wait, wait, wait. I got ahead of myself. Inside the box, you'll get the Life XR headphones inside a nice , non-descriptive case( Not a bag). The bag inside of the case, holds a type-c charging cable and 3.5 mm aux cable. I love that. I may use that when watching a movie from my projector later, in life. This is an upgrade from the standard Life model. The touch to pass-through feature is still aces. And the battery life is still off the charts with 40 hrs ANC and up to 60 hrs without it. No one really needs that much life, but I'll take it. The simple and sleek black on well made plastic, give them a premium look and feel. The controls are very easy to get to and use. Again, I'm going to highlight the app. This thing give pretty much all of your Anker/Soundcore speaker a major boost. It adds an EQ for the headphones , that will stay at your chosen setting, even if you switch and use another device to listen from. I recommend charging before use( scratch what I said earlier. That was just an option.) just to get the full use out of your headphones. Anker rarely disappoints when it comes to making speakers & headphones and they didn't disappoint here either. I just wish they where water resistant. But that is really asking the rain to purify itself. I love the sound and the comfort and being from Anker, I expect to have these for quite some time. These easily rival much more expensive headphones on the market. One final thing: If you didn't know, Soundcore does over the air updates,so your gear will spay as up to date as possible, with app. If you haven't guesed, yes. I recommend these headphones.

    Apr 07, 2021 19:34
  • 9.4score
    eKids - Batman Bluetooth Wireless Headphones - black
    Description

    Calling all Batman fans! These Bluetooth headphones have a built-in rechargeable battery for up to 24 hours of continuous playtime, a built-in mic, and a bonus audio cable for optional wired listening. These headphones feature cool Batman graphics and have a foldable design so you can take them on the go!

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  • Review by DBragg2124, 10 out of 10
    Really love these!

    We got these to replace some cheap starter ones. They're fantastic! My 5yr old loves them and they get the job done. His old ones the covers came off regularly. We just drove 14 hrs back and forth on vacation plus regular use and no issues. You can pause and adjust the volume on the head phones themselves. That was a tricky part because you have to hold the button down and it tells you "power off" after the beep. The 5yr old had that down on day 2.

    Oct 15, 2021 09:56
  • Review by PerfectPairforE, 10 out of 10
    E's Beats

    These are prefect for my 5yr grandson He can connect to all of his learning devices and with little help. He feels like a big kid being able to have wireless headset and his own little privacy

    Oct 23, 2021 00:21
  • Review by Lito, 10 out of 10
    Kids Batman Headphones

    These kids headphones are cool. My kid loves them. Great adjustable band along qith volume controll. Recomended.

    Nov 17, 2021 16:22
  • Review by Nightrider, 10 out of 10
    Wireless headphones

    My son loves this headphones, i like the option that they are wireless and you could use a wired cable to use them as well

    Oct 30, 2021 13:53
  • Review by Katch, 10 out of 10
    Head phones

    Nice one my kid loves it. He takes it every where and it's so cool. The sound is topnotch.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:46
  • Review by Paul, 10 out of 10
    Batman headphones

    Very cool for my 5yr old son, works good and great quality

    Nov 19, 2021 15:50
  • Review by Crimsonschwifty, 10 out of 10
    Best money ever spent.

    Kid loves them and we now don’t have to listen to Blippi on full blast anymore. Life saver!

    Aug 27, 2021 19:17
  • Review by Brister, 10 out of 10
    Earphones for my son

    My son loves these ear phones. They are sound controlled and and perfect.

    Oct 22, 2021 14:16
  • 9.4score
    eKids - Minnie Mouse Bluetooth Wireless Headphones - pink
    Description

    Minnie Mouse fans will fall in love with these adorable Bluetooth Wireless headphones, complete with a pretty pink bow and Minnie Mouse ears! The built-in rechargeable battery allows up to 24 hours of continuous playtime, and includes a built-in microphone for talking to friends and family. Includes a bonus detachable cord for hours of listening fun!

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  • Review by GiGi1765, 10 out of 10
    Best Purchase Ever!!

    I bought these for my 2 and a half year old granddaughter, who has a new baby brother on the way, to wear when she uses her kindle. Honestly she loves them and wears them even if she isn’t using it, they make her so happy every time she sees them. The volume seems to be appropriate for her little ears, and they seem to hold a decent charge. We haven’t tried them in other devices yet, but I would actually buy them again, and keep an extra pair on hand because the price is great, they work for what I need them for, and they make her happy.

    Aug 13, 2021 17:49
  • Review by MinnieApproved, 10 out of 10
    Awesome headphones for kids!

    I purchased these Minnie Mouse headphones for my daughter's birthday! She is a huge fan of Minnie Mouse and she absolutely loves them. I found it to be pretty simple to sync them with her tablet and they work wonderfully. I would definitely recommend them to other parents. Great choice!

    Oct 15, 2021 15:40
  • Review by Minniemouseheadphones, 10 out of 10
    Minnie Mouse Wireless Headphones

    My grand daughter loves these!!! She won’t take them off. We love the limited volume feature! It’s so colorful! It’s slightly too big, but we know that’s going to change as she grows. We are so happy about this purchase. The price was great, too!!

    Oct 22, 2021 20:40
  • Review by Perez, 10 out of 10
    Awesome headphones

    Loved this headset for my 3year old portable and I’m able to connect wireless on any devise on the go and if I forget to charge I can just connect the jack cord. Also liked that volume is great on it definitely not like the cheep ones out their.

    Oct 16, 2021 19:44
  • Review by SpeedRacer, 10 out of 10
    Best for school !

    Love it ! It’s great for school ! Some teachers use the hard wire and others Bluetooth! These headphones have both and are super cute !!!

    Nov 05, 2021 20:39
  • Review by Minnemouseheadphones, 10 out of 10
    For school only

    My grand daughter enjoy this product at school on her computer and it is compatible with all her gadgets.

    Oct 08, 2021 16:29
  • Review by Winner, 10 out of 10
    Bought recently

    Everything was great product was exactly as described and the associate helped out a lot

    Oct 15, 2021 16:46
  • Review by diesel28, 10 out of 10
    Brillant Noice Control

    Bought 2 of these for the Nieces they work great. They are loud enough to hear everything but cant be turned up to ear splitting level. Connect to the car and the ipads

    Aug 25, 2021 11:47
  • 9.4score
    15
    JBL
    JBL - Under Armour Project Rock Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    UA Project Rock Over-Ear Training Headphones are tested and approved by Dwayne Johnson himself, built to help you grind harder—with adaptive noise cancelling for ultimate focus, and a durable sweatproof construction. Washable Supervent ear cushions stay dry, and UA Storm Super Grip provides maximum stability. JBL charged sound is tuned to maximize motivation, and Bionic Hearing features TalkThru technology for talking to training partners, and Ambient Aware technology to hear surroundings. Give voice assistants quick commands and customize your sound with the JBL app. With up to 45-hours of playtime and a hardshell case there's nothing that will hold you back.

    11 Features
  • Adaptive noise cancelling: Eliminate distractions for ultimate focus.
  • Rugged durability: Rubber and metal finishes create a rugged design with an IPX4 rating built to withstand sweat and the toughest workout.
  • Rock-tuned JBL charged sound: Bold sound tuned for sport with rich bass built for the grind. Customize your sound EQ settings with the all new JBL app.
  • UA fabric technology: Featuring two of Under Armour’s unique fabric technologies, UA Storm Super Grip maximizes stability, and SuperVent delivers breathability in a durable, fast-drying cushions that are easily removable and hand washable.
  • Bionic Hearing: Just a touch allows you to hear your surroundings with two sound technologies. With TalkThru Technology, music is lowered and speech is amplified for conversations between sets. Ambient Aware delivers a more immersive music experience with increased ambient sound for safety outdoors.
  • Bluetooth wireless: Easy-to-connect Bluetooth® technology delivers cable-free, zero-distraction performance.
  • Hands-free voice commands: Never miss a rep with hands-free voice control. Play your favorite workout playlist or text your training partner, activate adaptive noise cancelling, check the battery life, or power off your headphones simply with your voice with Hey Google or Amazon Alexa.
  • Up to 45-hour speed charge battery: Wireless sound that lasts long and recharges quickly. Speed charge gets you 2 hours of workout time on just 5 minutes of charging, and Type-C charging gets you fully charged headphones in just 2 hours.
  • Fast pair: Hassle-free pairing with your device (Android 6.0 or above supported devices)
  • UA MapMyFitness: 12-Month premium membership included*
  • Auto Play and Pause: Your music automatically goes on hold when you remove your headphones and starts playing again when you put them back on.
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  • Review by CubanRouge, 10 out of 10
    JBL/ROCK Over ear headphones Released 8-26-2021

    Wow!! These are the best headphones I have ever had in my 44 years! I got them days before the official release. The Bass is amazing, the active sound cancelation works great. I love the style, the color, the look, the feel, the buttons. I have been looking for the right over ear headphones to replace a set used for over 10 years! I looked at equivalent options from, Sony, Bose, Beats, Skull Candy, and Apple. Those are all really great companies with excellent products, and quality. None were just right for me, and my intended uses. When I came across a social media post from DJ letting everyone know these were about to be released. I was very excited! Apparently DJ and I have a similar hairstyle. Lol. I couod tell just from his picture of him wearing them, that they would fit me perfectly too! I somehow found a way to get them early! This set from JBL has blown my mind! It's hard to explain how they fit so perfectly. Like a good pair of sneakers or like some perfect fitting lifting gloves, but for your head. Trying to run or workout with over ear type headphones has always sucked. They always shift, or move, or bounce, get too sweaty, or some other irritating downsides. I can tell just by putting them on, that they won't do any of that. They are super snug, but they don't hurt like others at all. They even have a 3.5 headphone jack for those who prefer to also have the direct plug in option. Somehow JBL and The Rock have found the perfectly balanced fit!

    The sound is beyond words for me. Absolutely incredible!

    I'm sending a HUGE thank you to JBL, and DJ for putting in the WORK, and making this an Absolute home run of a Product!

    I almost forgot to mention. They even come with a nice case, with triangular carabiner! The headphones fold to fit inside.

    My advice to anyone looking at these. I didn't even try them before buying them. Buy them. You will be very happy like me.

    Aug 26, 2021 19:52
  • Review by Bobitos, 10 out of 10
    Finally!!

    I've tried just about every mainstream headphones out there sold by bestbuy and the like. These are hands down the best and even beats some if the more expensive brands.

    The volume is pretty decently loud with some seriously good bass compared to others in its class.

    The fit and feel is super comfortable and I can workout in them running/weight lifting and they stay fit secured.

    Battery life is true. The JBL app definitely helps get the sou d we all beg for. The Rock EQ is a nice touch too, def makes a big diff in the sound.

    The case is nice and hard shelled seems very durable. Love the buttons and functionality of the headphones themselves. The right ear bull logo doubles as a functioning button as well for ANC, ambient noise, and talk thru.

    Plain and simple, best headphones period.

    Oct 05, 2021 02:19
  • Review by Ammo, 10 out of 10
    Great over the ear headphones for everyday usage

    Ok so right off the bat let me just say that before buying these headphones. I started off using over the ear noise canceling headphones with the Bose QC II then jumped years after to the SONY WH-1000XM3 and later upgraded to the WH-1000XM4 which are the kings of noise canceling and quality, but my biggest issue was that I could never use them to go to the gym or for my home workout or at least if so I'd have to buy extra covers from ebay to do so. After buying the project rock wireless over the ear headphones I can definitely say these are headphones that I'm in love with everything from durability to features to having physical buttons again, and of course the option that I can use these to do as many workouts and just wash the cushion which is detachable. Also my biggest issue with Sony's headphones were that the touch controls weren't exactly as responsive as I'd wish, with these new under armour rock headphones you have all the physical buttons oh and also almost 5-10 more of battery time which in my book is huge. The less time I have to spend charging devices the better. Also the noise canceling on these headphones yes are weaker then Sony's headphones but I actually appreciate it more due that I can actually take these with more when running or walking and can still be aware in the most minimum when cars are passing by. Apart from that all the major features are still there, pairing these to my laptop, phone etc was super easy, I can connect to two devices at once is awesome. Also they look amazing with the brama bull all over the place. I can't say enough amazing things of these headphones. They truly are amazing.

    Oct 19, 2021 08:25
  • Review by Alex, 10 out of 10
    Great Workout Headphones

    These are my first pair of over-the-ear headphones and so far I have not been disappointed. I have the off white version and love how the brahma bull stands out in gold (we'll see how clean they stay over time). The cushions are soft and very comfortable. The headphones are light enough for me to run and secure enough that they don't fall off. Sound has been great however I do not consider myself as an audiophile. Connecting the headphones with my Galaxy Note 20 was easy once I downloaded the app. The app itself has not been all that great and not too user friendly. Overall the headphones do help me stay focus because they drown out a lot of background noise.

    Nov 06, 2021 01:03
  • Review by Hunterdog, 10 out of 10
    Blown Away

    I am not easily astonished, and yet here I am, absolutely astonished at the quality of the sound cancelling ability of these headphones. On top of that, they pair effortlessly with my iPhone, and deliver incredible clarity of sound. Good layout of controls and the construction seems to be robust. Great fit and finish.

    Expensive? Yes.........but it appears to be well worth the expenditure. Absolutely love these headphones.

    Nov 04, 2021 07:23
  • Review by Gymjunkie, 10 out of 10
    Rock your workout

    What to say I switched from skullcandy crusher ANC to these and thought id miss the extreme bass rumble. I was wrong the sound profile is top notch and with the rock eq setting the bass is definitely heard. I listen to all types of genres of music and each one sounds amazing. The no slip grip does wonders in the gym along with the integrated voice assistant.

    Oct 25, 2021 01:31
  • Review by JosephPeg, 10 out of 10
    Worth it

    Great product! Last approximately 9 days without charging using it 2 hours a day. After day 9 it kept dropping bluetooth connection around the 35% battery life. The JBL app you need to download is useful and helps with bass and sound quality while using the headphones.

    Sep 25, 2021 02:55
  • Review by NChilders1025, 10 out of 10
    I can smell what the rock is cooking

    These are just plain awesome! Excellent sound quality and comfort is great. Noise cancellation isn’t the best, but it gets the job done and, along with the music, will cancel out any outside noise. Totally recommend for daily drivers and workout headphones!

    Oct 28, 2021 21:34
  • 9.4score
    eKids - MARVEL Spider-Man Wired Over-the-Ear Headphones - Red/Blue/Black
    Description

    Gift these eKids Marvel Spider-Man youth headphones to your kid and let them listen to their favorite tunes. The adjustable headband and pivoting ear cushions offer a secure, comfortable fit for all-day use, and the 3.5mm jack allows connection to a wide range of devices. These eKids Marvel Spider-Man youth headphones have an adjustable volume limiter for maintaining safe sound levels.

    3 Features
  • Over-the-ear design: For a secure fit.
  • Built-in volume limiter: Protects your child's hearing.
  • Stereo design: Delivers crisp tones.
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  • Review by RuthlessR6, 10 out of 10
    Great sound

    My 4 year old loves spiderman peter parker and Miles spiderman. I lovethis s headphones because sound is just right , not to loud , not to low. He uses it at home or on trips inside car rear seat screens

    Oct 17, 2021 08:50
  • Review by Drew, 10 out of 10
    Gets the job done.

    These headphones are for my sons projects in kindergarten. They get the job done, and he loves Spider-Man, so they are a win win. They might be a little tight if your child has a large head though.

    Sep 26, 2021 18:51
  • Review by Blacksoul, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    My son uses these in school and absolutely loves them. Great product.

    Nov 08, 2021 12:09
  • Review by AlChief, 10 out of 10
    Love the Character

    This is perfect for the grandkid, he really fell in love with this item. In the future I may possibly get other characters.

    Oct 08, 2021 23:30
  • Review by Mecs, 10 out of 10
    Headphones

    My son loves them!! Worked perfectly for what we needed them for’

    Oct 30, 2021 01:10
  • Review by Gramto2boys, 10 out of 10
    Perfect product

    Great product, it was just as I was hoping for quality and the design adds just a little something special to the product.

    Sep 10, 2021 18:08
  • Review by Acey, 10 out of 10
    Great Buy

    Perfect sound and size for a toddler...............

    Oct 22, 2021 16:19
  • Review by aj85, 10 out of 10
    Good headphones

    Works as expected good for kids who are fans of marvel

    Oct 15, 2021 16:13
  • 9.4score
    eKids - Paw Patrol Marshall Bluetooth Headphones - red
    Description

    These Paw Patrol Marshall Bluetooth Headphones for kids feature your favorite character from the popular series! With built-in parental controls, these volume limited headphones provide high quality audio that protects little ears. Bluetooth technology lets your little one wirelessly stream audio from a smartphone, tablet, or computer. The foldable design makes it easy to take on the go!

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  • Review by CoreyH, 10 out of 10
    Great Gift!

    Excellent Headphones! My son loves them and listens to his music with them all the time. Was a great gift!

    Nov 19, 2021 15:52
  • Review by stan, 10 out of 10
    Headphones

    My kid loves them..easy to hook up. Highly recommend

    Nov 17, 2021 16:51
  • Review by Kumar, 8 out of 10
    Good Purchase, apt for kids

    very good for kids. price is reasonable. sound quality is good. On/off switch is a bit confusing.

    Nov 12, 2021 17:08
  • 9.4score
    18
    JBL
    JBL - LIVE 400BT Wireless On-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Add a soundtrack to your life with these JBL wireless on-ear headphones. The Ambient Aware button lets you hear your surroundings, while the TalkThru mode reduces music volume so you can hear conversations. These JBL wireless on-ear headphones have controls built into the ear cup that let you change songs, answer calls and activate voice assistants.

    12 Features
  • Rechargeable battery: Offers up to 24 hours of use on a charge.
  • Built-in microphone: Enables simple hands-free chatting via a compatible device.
  • Bluetooth 4.2 interface: Enables simple wireless pairing with your Bluetooth-enabled device. Supports HFP, HSP, A2DP and AVRCP Bluetooth profiles.
  • On-ear design: For comfort during extended listening sessions.
  • Folding design: Along with an included carrying case enables easy portability.
  • Headset controls: Include voice assistant.
  • 40mm drivers: Deliver powerful sound.
  • 20Hz - 20kHz frequency response: For faithful sound reproduction.
  • 32 ohms impedance: To efficiently conduct power.
  • 106dB sensitivity: Provides powerful audio.
  • Stereo design: Delivers crisp tones.
  • 4.4' cable: Permits a flexible range of motion.
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  • Review by perla, 8 out of 10
    Overall amazing, but really tight

    The sound is great, the Bluetooth is great, but they hurt my ears. The headphones are really tight. When I wear them for a long time, they press up against my ears and end up really hurting them. I don't listen to my music on high volumes because I can be sensitive to loud audio. So It had to be the actual headphones and I had to return them. But either from that, buy them! They're really good! The picture attached is a picture I took before returning them.

    Jul 08, 2020 15:56
  • Review by Bossmant, 10 out of 10
    A very nice set of headphones

    To be honest, when i first unpacked these and tried them out I was a bit disappointed. They sounded kind of flat and lifeless like a set of $20 headphones. I remembered reading about the JBL app that you could download, so I gave it a try. After trying a few different settings (your taste could very well be different than mine) ....what a difference! The music is so much “punchier”. Great lows, sparkling highs ..midrange how it should be. I’m now tickled to death with these headphones ..Highly recommended, but try using the app!

    Jun 19, 2020 22:23
  • Review by TiamatBKG, 10 out of 10
    Great headphones

    I like the head phones it has great sound quality.

    Oct 26, 2019 14:13
  • Review by Stace, 10 out of 10
    Highly recommended!!!

    Excellent headphones for all the features available. I’ve purchased 2 pairs of these now because the noise canceling feature works very well, for me and my son, while doing school & work from home. The ambient sound feature also allows you hear sounds in the room while just lowering the sound of what you’re listening to through the headphones. Highly recommended!!!!

    Nov 02, 2020 15:27
  • Review by Ahight2Me, 10 out of 10
    Deceptively Awesome Headphones

    You might not think these headphones are any good but let me tell you they Rock! The high's are crisp and the bass booms! They are comfortable and I wear them when working out. Don't have any issue with them staying intact when I work out and they are very comfortable on my ears.

    Jan 20, 2020 11:09
  • Review by DEBBE, 10 out of 10
    wireless headphones

    these headphones are great - the other one I had to watch tv with - I still had to crank up the volume but these only use half the sound and could hear the tv great - I have a hearing problem and it was nice to be able to hear what I was watching

    Mar 23, 2020 05:37
  • Review by Luisgg, 8 out of 10
    Great product

    A get a great price and as been a excellent experience long battery using time and great sound easy to connect with my iPhone

    Oct 29, 2021 00:58
  • Review by BUBBA, 10 out of 10
    Awesome product!

    These Headphones are awesome! I would recommend this to any in a great priced set of headphones!

    Oct 29, 2021 16:58
  • 9.2score
    Bose - Headphones 700 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headphones - Triple Black
    Description

    Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 deliver everything you expect from Bluetooth headphones – and some things you never imagined possible. It’s no surprise PC Magazine called them “The best active noise cancellation you can buy.” Eleven levels of noise cancellation feature a range of options to choose from. You can totally eliminate distractions or minimize noise cancelling to hear everything around you. Or choose from nine other levels in between. Active noise cancelling technology in Bose Headphones 700 monitors the sounds around you and instantly cancels out unwanted noise to let your music shine through. At the same time, the acoustic space inside the earcups is maximized to give your music depth and detail. With these noise cancelling headphones, it’s not just your music that’s clear, so are your calls. The unrivaled microphone system uses a series of microphones to adapt in real time to noisy and windy environments so voices sound crystal clear on calls. Voice commands are also captured with unprecedented accuracy. The stunning new design of Bose Headphones 700 features a streamlined stainless-steel headband and a lightweight, comfortable fit that’s perfect for all-day listening. With these wireless headphones you get up to 20 hours of battery life and time-based power information per charge. Bose Headphones 700. The wireless headphones everyone is talking about.

    13 Features
  • Instant home office: These wireless Bluetooth headphones turn any space into a workplace — with powerful noise cancelling, astonishing sound, unrivaled voice pickup.
  • Your own private concert: Microphones inside and outside the earcups monitor sounds and cancel them out. While the patented TriPort acoustic headphone structure maximizes acoustic space, giving your music depth and detail.
  • Control what you hear, and what you don’t: Choose from 11 levels of noise cancellation on these Bluetooth headphones. Full noise cancelling eliminates distractions, full transparency lets you be aware of your surroundings. Plus, one click triggers Conversation Mode and pauses your music.
  • Say hello to clearer calls: Bose Headphones 700 feature a microphone system unlike any other. Six mics work to cancel out noise so you can hear the caller better, while four mics combine to improve the clarity of your voice so the caller can hear you better.
  • Plush comfort with a sophisticated design: The earcups are angled at 15 degrees to mirror your head and ears. Ear cushions are made from soft protein leather. And a lightweight, stainless-steel headband wrapped with soft silicone-covered foam provide a perfect comfortable fit for all-day listening.
  • Listen for hours: Get up to 20 hours of wireless battery life and time-based power information. Need power now? A quick, 15-minute charge will give your wireless headphones up to 3.5 hours of battery life
  • Built-in voice control: Want a weather forecast, a little info, or need to add to a shopping list? Just say the Amazon Alexa wake word or press a button to access Google Assistant and ask. Or access your phone’s default voice assistant, like Siri.
  • Speak, swipe, touch. You’re in command: Capacitive touch sensors let you simply swipe up and down to control volume, or front to back to skip tracks you’re listening to. Low-profile buttons control the power and noise cancelling presets. Built-in voice control accesses your music and messages.
  • Browse music without touching your phone.: Spotify Tap playback makes it quick and easy to access Spotify. Simply tap and hold the right earcup to get back to your last listening session. Then tap and hold it again for a new playlist based on your listening history.
  • Quiet for them. Loud and clear for you: With Bose SimpleSync technology, you can pair your wireless headphones with a Bose Soundbar 500 or 700, allowing you to control the volume of the soundbar for a personal TV listening experience.
  • More control from the Bose Music app: The Bose Music app ensures your Bose smart products work together for a more personal experience. You can access selectable EQ, manage your Bluetooth connections, check your battery life, and more.
  • Years of enjoyment: Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are carefully engineered to be compatible with future innovations through software updates.
  • LEGAL*: Bose and Bose Music are trademarks of Bose Corporation. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Bose Corporation is under license.
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  • Review by Danny, 10 out of 10
    My favorite headphones!

    I am thoroughly impressed so far.

    Packaging is simplistic and straight to the point with two peel back tabs that let you inside. From there, you will see the NCH 700's case which was smaller than I thought because they don't fold up like the QC35II's. The case fits in my work bag just fine. However, I do have say it's not as small overall as the QC35II's case. The NCH 700 case has a little magnetic flap inside that stores the audio and USB-C cable. No airplane adapter. Thank you Bose for going USB-C with the NCH 700's. What's left is manuals and warranty cards.

    The feel of the NCH 700's is nice. It's a streamlined design that grew on me and looks very modern. Weight is slightly more than the QC35II's. Build quality is significantly superior with more metals being used and most importantly, the comfort is similar. I would maybe give the slight edge to the QC35II in comfort due to the lower weight, but the NCH 700's is still a very comfortable headphone. The headband adjustment is smooth and should accommodate a wide variety of head sizes just fine. Ear-cup openings is similar to the QC35II with the left and right labels inside the ear cups for easy notation on how to put the headphones on.

    Controls are great and I can say the touch controls are very responsive and intuitive. Swipe up for volume increase. Swipe down for volume decrease. Swipe forward for the next track. Swipe backward for the previous track. Double tap to play and pause. Tap once to accept and incoming call. Tap and hold to reject the call. Tap and hold to go to a shortcut predefined in the app. The current shortcut available was to have the voice prompt alert you of the current battery life in which she tells you the estimated time until the battery is dead. There's 3 dedicated buttons on the NCH 700's. The two on the right is responsible for Power on/Bluetooth pairing and voice assistance/mute mic. The one on the left is to cycle between the 3 preset noice cancelling modes defined with the app. The right earpiece houses the USB-C port and the left earpiece houses the audio input port.

    The app provides a lot of functionality control. You can on the fly scroll though the noise cancelling/ambient modes from 0-10. 0 being like having no headphones on at all and 10 being in your own little acoustical chamber. You can launch Bose AR apps and experience augmented reality with he NCH 700's. Pretty cool. You can select the sources that are connected and add a new source or remove an existing source. The NCH 700 can connect to up to 2 devices at once. You can set your voice assistant between Siri, Google Assistant or Alexa. You can set how much of your voice is heard during phone calls or voice assistant interaction. If you're familiar with the QC35II's Bose Connect app, it's pretty much similar settings you can control.

    Sound on the NCH 700's is clean, open and balanced. No frequency really stands out so you get an accurate representation of your music. I would say they sound similar to the QC35II but with a tighter bass. The Sony WH1000Xm3 has this false stigma that they sound superior to the QC35II but that's because the Sony's accentuate the bass frequencies which to the untrained ear is more exciting and pleasing. This is not a better sound, it's a different sound that is not accurate to the source material. The Bose sounds more accurate, more like being in the studio. A flat sound will not sound exciting to everyone especially those with untrained ears. Sound is subjective overall so you can't go wrong with what you enjoy listening to. I really enjoy the NCH 700's sound. It's a smooth and clear sound that plays well with all genres. If you want a lot of bass, look elsewhere towards the Sony's.

    Noise cancelling is insanely good on the NCH 700's. Probably the best I've experience, but honestly, the Sony WH1000Xm3 set the bar so high in terms of noise cancellation that the NCH 700 doesn't really wow me. I think they are about as equally good, but the NCH 700 takes the cake because I don't get those distortion artifacts when the ANC pressure within the ear cups is disrupted from sudden vibrations to the headphones that plagues the Sony WH1000XM3. For example this is caused by being on a bus while on a bumpy road or running with your headphones on. The ambient mode is very natural feeling on the NCH 700 and it's great being able to have awareness while listening to audio in situations where you don't want to blocked completely from the world. Wish it had the Sony's right hand palm over the ear cup feature where it seamlessly kicks in ambient sound and lowers the music volume so you can quickly hear someone or something and then once your hand leaves the right ear cup, everything reverts back to normal.

    The mains reason the new NCH 700's are the new ANC headphone kings is the voice mic quality on calls and interacting with your voice assistant. It's amazing how clear your voice is projected onto the other line while using the NCH 700. These are killer for conference calls even if you dare take them in the middle of Times Square, NYC.

    Overall, the NCH 700 is a welcome evolution to the Bose headphone line up and I'm sure these will win the hearts of many. Highly recommended!

    Sep 15, 2019 01:21
  • Review by vrs99, 10 out of 10
    Music for your world

    Bose 700 headphones arrived today; the headset system clearly spoke First Class. Upon opening the product box found a carrying case for the Bose 700’s that is both nicely designed and quite suitable for storing or travelling with the headphones.

    The 700’s are both very comfortable wearing and the tactile sensation to the touch in your hand and upon your head is far removed from any headsets that I have previously reviewed/used. The texture of the ear and head cushions are the definition of comfort. The 700’s rest lightly on your head and are basically not noticeable when you put them on, after a few minutes you barely notice you are wearing the headset.

    To setup the 700’s you download the Bose Music app and follow the instructions. Bose Music app will setup popular streaming music services automatically, cool. One item that caught my eye is your current music selection is displayed on app. The extra attention to detail app programming shines through.

    First experience with noise cancellation tech, in a word, Wow. Turned on some James Taylor mid-range volume, put the headset on and at first did not realize that I could not hear an A/C unit just twenty feet from me. Only when I took the headphones off did hit me that all the sounds in the room had “magically” disappeared. You can program three settings from complete noise cancellation to mid and no cancellation, very nice.

    Music is perfectly clear including the most subtle audio with extraordinary spatial environment, each instrument/vocal comes through stunningly. Fact is the 700’s are the best headphones at music reproduction that I have experienced. From a wide range of genres going back to the 60’s through modern and Rock to Phantom of the Opera it was musical bliss.

    Fun Stuff:

    - Controls are well placed and the Touch Surface Controls for volume and track selection are spot on.

    - Battery life should easily deliver twenty hours of fun

    - Conversation mode

    - Built in Alexa - Simple easy setup – Great Feature

    - Mobile call management

    “Bose Headphones 700 feature an unrivaled four-microphone system that picks up and isolates your voice while cancelling the noise around you. You’ll hear and be heard like never before — even in noisy environments.” Good stuff.

    Typically, not a big headphone enthusiast, I have now been converted with the Bose 700 headphones. Bose has covered all the bases in their new headset.

    The 700’s speak class, performance and functionality clearly.

    Aug 05, 2019 20:20
  • Review by EricV, 6 out of 10
    Great features and convenience but lacks detail

    Design/build: The design is polarizing with a minimalist and modern look. The earcups are plastic with synthetic leather earpads. Headband is steel with silicone padding and silicone covering the top. Some minor marring/scratches do occur at the adjustment point of the headband and earcups.

    Comfort: The padding on the earcups and headband provide ample cushioning without getting too hot. The clamping force on the headband is stronger. You will also notice the added weight compared to the QC35II.

    ANC: I find that the ANC is really good but I don't find it any better the WH-1000XM3 or the QC35II. I do like that you adjust the ANC level from 0-10 (hear through-max). I also did not observe white noise or cabin pressure. ANC performance did well in windy environments.

    Sound: It sounds the same as the QC35II. The sound is clear but lacks detail, dynamic range is reduced as you increase volume, soundstage lacks depth. There is a delay between the video and sound, but not too noticeable. Headphone use SBC and AAC audio codecs, no Hi-res codecs such as LDAC or APTX HD

    Controls: I do like that they separated the ANC and assistant buttons. Touch controls on right earcup work well however I feel that the touch area is too small and that the headband interferes with its function.

    Mic/calls: Great improvement in the sound quality. One of the best headphones for making calls.

    Connection: No Bluetooth issues when connected with PC and Android phone. Did not observe stutters while playing music or video. You can connect two devices at the same time.

    App: New Bose app for controlling ANC levels, updating firmware or as a controller for your media. Currently you cannot control your EQ with app. You do need a Bose account to utilize.

    Recommendation: Overall the headphones provide great features and convenience. It works well as an ANC headphones and is excellent for making calls. If you are looking for something with better sound, it's not there. At $400, I cannot recommend these when there are other competing headphones that provide the same or better performance at a lower price.

    Jul 06, 2019 16:04
  • Review by Thanh, 10 out of 10
    Buttery soft headband....

    I was torn between these headphones and Sony’s latest but ended up sticking with Bose. These are definitely an improvement on the Quiet Comfort 35 II. The headband is really soft and I like the way the ear cups attach. I miss that they don’t bend inward for smaller storing but that hinge proved a problem for me. The controls will take some getting used to for me but I like how easy it is to change the volume and track. The fact that they have a magnetic closure for the cord compartment of the case is a big plus and improvement.

    I bought these when they were on sale for $300 which was a great deal.

    Nov 20, 2020 13:45
  • Review by mamallg, 10 out of 10
    Excellent

    Bose - Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

    Included- 20" USB-C to USB-A charging cable, 42' audio only cable, noise cancelling headphones, owner manual, and protective case.

    I have owned a few pairs of Bose headphones, but these are my first noice cancelling headphones. I was so excited for these, knowing what Bose offers.

    Packaging- the box that the headphones came in had a seal on both sides that are supposed to easily tear so the box will open. However, one of the sides didn't work so well and it took a chunk of box out of it. It's not a huge deal, but obviously I would have liked the box to not look janky. Inside, is a nice slim case that zips open and closed with a cloth interior. It holds the headphones and the cables neatly. It's great for storage and travel. That way they won't get damaged or dusty.

    Design- the design is sleek and attractive. I like that they are not gigantic and bulky, which noice cancelling headphones can be. The headband is not wide, only 1" at it's widest point. The size adjusts by sliding the ear cups up and down the headband instead of have another joint to extend or contract. The ear cups don't fold, they turn or pivot flat. It keeps the integrity of the headband better this way. The ear cups and the headband are very comfortable for shorter periods of time. I don't think I'd want to wear any pair all day long.

    I understand nowadays every product has an app to go with it. I also am slightly annoyed that it's required instead of an optional feature. You will have to download the free Bose Music app to proceed. You can customize a name or use a preset option for your headphones. It was easy to pair them to my phones. The app will display your battery life and what song you are playing. The app will not let you customize the sounds on the app. That is something that needs to be added. I expect that from this product and brand. I also wish Bose would consolidate their music apps. I have to have a separate app for their soundbars that I own.

    Controls- Everything is by touch with taps or swipes or a simple touch of a button. It take a little bit of time getting used to but probably will require more If you are left handed since the controls are on the right cup only. I don't use Alexa or Siri too often but I find that Alexa understands me better.

    Sound- I think the sound quality is excellent. I am not disappointed in the 700's at all. I am not a music snob though. I mainly listen to top 40 and it's great for me. The noise cancelling works great too. I love that there are different levels - 0-10. You can also make 3 different favorite settings if you have certain specific needs or situations. Anything to tailor it to your experience is great.

    I'm so glad I have these. I do recommend these if you like Bose, need a wireless noise canceling pair and can afford them.

    Jul 30, 2019 17:00
  • Review by davidmelis, 10 out of 10
    Absolutely!

    My very first pair of noise canceling headphones were a Bose that I purchased 7 years ago. I still own and use that pair of Bose QC 15 headphones. Through the years, I have always considered upgrading but have never had a good enough reason to. Mainly because Bose is so consistently good with their headphones that all the newer models have been very similar in sound, comfort and function as my old faithful pair of QC’s. Well, I now find myself with a set of the new Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700 and I once again am impressed of how good previous versions of Bose headphones hold up even today. That said, the 700 do feel, look and sound incrementally better to me. Allow me to geek out over the details a bit...

    - The Bose 700 have better passive noise isolation. The headphones block more ambient noise passively by just the cup and pad materials. The trade-off is that the headphones seem to be just ever so slightly more warm to wear than the previous QC15, 25 and 35 models.

    - The active noise cancelation is slightly better also. Perhaps not better but different. The 700 tend to cancel out a few decibels less of the lowest sounds (airplane cabin noise) but then block more than before of the mid to high frequencies (busy office or coffee shop). Personally, I do not fly much so I prefer the noise canceling prowess of the Bose NC 700.

    - The sound signature remains true to Bose’ custom but is ultimately better. The 700 seem to have higher impedance drivers. This means that it takes more electricity to move the electromagnet that moves the drivers which move air creating sound frequencies. Higher impedance drivers means a stronger bass that is more controlled and tight. The trade off to he high impedance speakers which take more energy to drive is twofold: 1) Listening to the headphones passively through the wire sounds significantly worse. These drivers need more amplification than the average 3.5 mm headphone jack provides. 2) Wireless battery life still remains near 20 hours. Personally, I prefer the slightly better sound over more battery life or better sounding passive mode.

    - The 700 have slightly better imaging. Closed back headphones do not do imaging as well as their open back cousins. The soundstage is still within my head but the instrument separation is better than previous Bose. So great to imagine an actual stage in a performance theatre and to be able to hear exactly where each orchestra member is sitting. It just makes music that much more immersive.

    - The highs are better! I read some reviews that say the sound of the higher frequencies such as symbols is inconsistent depending on how the headphones are seated on your ear and how good of a seal there is. I understand this, but to me the highs sound absolutely fantastic. They are not rolled off. A symbol finishes its ring until the very last vibration. There is also no harshness nor brittleness ever at higher volumes. The highs are very very nicely done for a noise canceling headphone. Now, if you wear glasses and do not have as good of a seal then your experience may vary.

    - The mids such as voices are more present and transparent than previous generation Bose noice canceling headphones. I have listened to many very expensive headphones where the mids get lost in the mix. Not here. Bose managed to have sub-level lows and ear tickling highs while still maintaining the mids. Very great.

    - The Bose QC35 first introduced us to volume specific bass equalization. In other words, Bose increases the volume of the bass at lower levels so that the it could be properly heard when it normally would not be present enough. The Bose 700 does the same! So great to hear the full frequency spectrum even when playing music at very low volumes.

    - Unfortunately, to my ear Bose decreases the bass at higher volumes - like over 80%. I would rather have this than to have distorted bass yet the balance is thus off at these higher volumes. Thankfully I never listen this loud.

    - The sound of my own voice during phone calls sounds more natural than ever. Really, this is hard to do because when wearing headphones our own voice sounds odd to us. Try plugging your ears and while you talking. It voice sounds like it is under water. It takes a lot of equalization in order to take what we hear naturally and pump in some of what the microphones are hearing on the outside and equalize it in a way so that it sounds natural. It is not perfect, but I am still in awe. I have never heard it done this well.

    - The ear cups are taller than previous Bose headphones. This gives more margin of error and a larger sweet-spot when adjusting the headband. Good thing because it is hard to get the headband back to the exact location where it was previously. I miss the “clicks” of the previous models. It made it so easy to count the “clicks” to place the headband exactly where it was proven comfortable.

    - At first I was annoyed by the physical buttons. They seemed too large and too openly placed in that I accidentally pressed them when just taking the headphones on and off. Now, they do not bother me at all. Muscle memory has me avoiding accidental presses. In fact, the buttons (both physical and touch) have grown on me. I appreciate how they disappear into the sleek design.

    - The design to me looks very fantastic. So sleek with the steal headband with very soft silicones and leatherettes. To my eye, my QC 15 look dated and the QC 35 series now look like a tank.

    - One final little detail. I love that the weight balance of the headphones allows the ear cups to automatically lay flat when I hold the headband. Makes it so easy to place the 700’s back into their case (see photo).

    As you can tell, I have been obsessing over these headphones. Most of these details I have shared may go unnoticed by the average consumer. Yet, I can’t help to think that most anyone will appreciate the sum total of the parts. Most will probably acknowledge that the Bose NC 700 just sound good, feel good and work well. Now, to my fellow arm-chair audiophiles - consider that these Bose Noise Canceling 700 headphones are an all-in-one product. Bose has nicely paired their own custom drivers with their own DAC (assuming it is a proprietary DAC in there) and also an amplifier. All the while simultaneously pumping in sound that cancels out the ambient noise. Quite a feat! Of course, you can get better sounding headphones elsewhere but you will also need a great dedicated DAC and then an amplifier. All the while, you probably still will be settling for a headphone that is much less comfortable. And, you might constantly be experiencing hoping to pair the right DAC with the right cans and amplifier. When I look at it this way, the Bose 700 are worth the money and do have a place in my collection.

    Aug 08, 2019 16:46
  • Review by Qazaqstan, 10 out of 10
    Super

    decent sound and decent noise cancellation! I recommend for traveling and listening to music is just super!

    Sep 08, 2021 16:04
  • Review by Anonymous, 8 out of 10
    Works great in the start

    Works great in the start but I’ve started getting some problems with this head phones.. where do I contact for help? The Bluetooth kind of does not connect sometimes and the audio suddenly rings on the phone instead of headphones.. I want to replace this product!!

    Dec 10, 2020 16:15
  • 9.2score
    Bose - QuietComfort 45 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headphones - Triple Black
    Description

    The minute you put on Bose QuietComfort 45 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones, you feel it — the iconic quiet that allows you to concentrate on your music or work on your passion projects. Plus, with these wireless headphones, you can experience the comfort and crystal-clear sound that can only come from Bose. The soft, plush cushions of these Bose wireless headphones seal you in. Then you flip the switch and whoosh — the world fades. The music starts. It’s love at first listen. The original Bluetooth headphones are back, now with a best-in-class combination of noise cancelling performance and premium comfort, plus proprietary technology for deep, clear sound. Bose QuietComfort® 45 over-ear headphones. An icon reborn.

    9 Features
  • Now with better quiet.: Acoustic Noise Cancelling — it started right here with the original QuietComfort headphones. And now it’s better than ever. With an additional external microphone (six total) and enhanced signal processing, QC45 headphones cancel out noise so it doesn’t reach your ears.
  • More music. Greater awareness of your surroundings.: Aware Mode brings the outside world in with microphones that pick up the sounds around you and play them naturally through the wireless headphones. It’s your music and your environment at the same time.
  • Your music. In high-fidelity.: TriPort acoustic architecture vents the earcups to add depth and fullness without increasing their size. Volume-optimized Active EQ maintains balanced performance at any volume, so bass stays consistent and music is clear when you turn the high-fidelity headphones up.
  • More music from longer battery life.: QuietComfort 45 over-ear headphones give you more play time than their predecessor, with a 24-hour long battery life on a single charge.* And they charge via USB-C in up to 2.5 hours. A quick, 15-minute charge gives you up to 3 hours of play time.
  • Clearer conversations every time.: The improved voice pickup of QC45 headphones exceeds the competition. With the addition of a fourth external microphone, the headphones better focus on your voice. Plus, a noise-rejecting algorithm filters out environmental sounds for clearer conversations.
  • Customized control.: The Bose Music app walks you through guided setup, making it easy to get started. Plus, access all noise cancellation settings, manage your Bluetooth connections, enable a shortcut, and more.
  • New and improved comfortable headphones that last.: Updated design features smooth, pleatless cushions and earcup caps. Synthetic leather, impact-resistant nylon, and custom cast-metal hinges provide comfort and durability. Add minimal clamping force, and you might forget you’re wearing them.
  • Legal*.: Bose, Acoustic Noise Cancelling, Bose Music, QC, QuietComfort, and TriPort are trademarks of Bose Corporation.
  • Legal*.: Battery testing was conducted by Bose with active noise cancelling on and in continuous audio playback at 50% volume. Battery runtime is based on a typical use and may vary based on usage.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JC1503, 10 out of 10
    My New Favorite Headphones!

    I love a good pair of headphones, so I was super excited to get the Bose QuietComfort 45. My spouse asked me when does a person have enough headphones… I mean, airpods II, Powerbeats pro, Addidas RPT -01, Beats Studio, Rocat gaming headphones ect… my answer… NEVER! They all have their own niche and job in my world and I use them all! But… the Bose 45’s are my new crown jewel!!! Just AMAZING!

    First off, when I got the box, I thought there might be a mistake in the order. The box seemed too small for a full size flag ship over the ear headphone to fit into such a small box. I opened the box and I saw the super sleek and stylish case. The case is quality all the way around. The case is rectangular which is the perfect shape that fits into a backpack, luggage, travel bag or desk drawer nicely (unlike the egg case of others…I’m looking at you Beats). Functionality is very important to me as the 45’s will be my new go to for work and travel, so it needs to be functional and look sleek and professional and Bose nailed it.

    I unzipped the case and I actually said, “wow”. I got the black set and they look so sleek and sexy in the case…a perfect fit with an extra foam piece that supports them as they lay inside and keeps them from moving around. The silver “Bose” logo on the cups are classy and understated but there is no mistaking that these are a pair of Bose.

    I was also impressed with how lightweight they are as I put them on. These are the most comfortable over the ear headphones I have ever worn hands down. They sit securely and snug but don’t feel tight. I really didn’t feel any pressure anywhere but also did not feel like they would fall off. The material on the cups and headband are premium, super soft and very very comfortable.

    I downloaded the app and began to sync the headphones to my iPhone but the headphones were dead! Not to worry. I googled how long it takes to charge the 45’s and read that a 15 minute charge gives me 3 hours! That’s really an awesome feature. Rapid USB C charging is awesome and I’m glad they went that way with these. After 10 minutes I had plenty of juice to get me going. The headphones synced quickly and I played around with the app. The app is really strait forward and basic…clean. There is no EQ settings which I’m not entirely sure how I fell about that. I have other headphones that allow for that but I never mess with it. When it comes down to it. I reach for the headphones and put them on and go! I’m there for what the head phones bring me…music, podcasts movies. I’m not there to piddle with the headphones internal sound profiles. Anyway, the things the app gives you is some “tips” that tell you about the buttons, it lets you toggle the “aware” mode and noise cancelling ect. All the things you can do with the app you can also do on the headphones them selves without the app. And the more time I spend with these amazing headphones the more I actually like that the functions are onboard with the headphones and not tied to the app only. The buttons are tactile, I can feel when I am on the center button that summons siri and the volume up and down. The buttons are super fast and responsive. I also like that I can pair it to my phone and laptop simultaneously!! Now I picked my first song to listen to…

    I am embarrassed to say… Taylor Swift – Cardigan (I just discovered this song) I have listened to this on all my headphones and Bose Quietcomfort 45’s blew me away. So balanced with the highs and midtones and the lowes. I heard backing tracks in the song that I didn’t notice before… Then something dawned on me…I am only hearing the music…nothing else ( I am in a busy office environment). It was like being in the studio with Swift. I mean it really was peaceful. Just me and the music and nothing else. I have listened to other noise cancelling (and I am not an audiophile to be sure) but I do know my way around headphones and I know what I was experiencing. Bose really has the noise cancelling locked in and it is world class. I took the phones off and on a few times and was truly amazed how silence descended on me and I was transported to the music. Just Wonderful.

    I wanted to push the bass a bit and went with Polo G’s Rapstar and Nipsey’s Racks in the Middle and while the mids and highs were phenomenal the bass wasn’t quite where I like it for rap and hip hop. That is personal preference to be sure and the noise canceling outweighs the lighter base in my opinion.

    After being mesmerized by the noise canceling, I toggled in the “aware” mode and it toggled quickly and effectively between the two modes. The aware mode is really nice because the silence can be disorienting a little in certain contexts like walking near a busy roadway. I want to hear the cars!

    I wanted to find the noisiest place at work to try the noise canceling limits and we have a full size gym with treadmills, tvs and weights clanking. I went at the most busy time and it sounds like a circus. I got on a treadmill and started walking. It was surreal to hear the noise disappear as I put the headphones on. No tv’s, no treadmill motor… I then listened to the quietest thing I listen to which is a science podcast and it was truly amazing and really enjoyable. I could hear the conversation so warm and clear it really added to the enjoyment tremendously. Podcasts are amazing on here!!!

    This brings me to a feature that is lacking (and maybe not practical ) but it is not sweat or water/splash proof! I have a pair of high-end headphones that are IPX4 which I will have to continue to use for heavy runs outside or stick with powerbeat pros. But like I said earlier…I have different headphones for different jobs. So that’s ok.

    I wish these did have some protection for sweat though. But the 45’s are more of a lifestyle type job for me. I plan to use them while I work on multimedia and isolation at work, or when I just want to escape and chill out. I also was very impressed with the phone call capability! You won’t miss a beat when someone calls you!

    Bravo Bose! I really love the 45’s! You can’t go wrong with these world class headphones! I highly recommend.

    Sep 24, 2021 13:53
  • Review by pdiddy19842000, 10 out of 10
    Quality and Comfort is Key for the QC45

    The Bose QuietComfort 45 is set of wireless bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones is amazing addition to the audio enjoyment/work combination space of headphones.

    The first thing that you will notice while looking at the box is the color of the headphones. The black is classic color and has a nice matte finish that is quietly stated, but not too loud or reflective.

    Upon opening the box, you find the included case. The case is protective, yet it is not bulky. After opening the case, you find the QC45 headphones folded up nicely in the case, a 2.5mm to 3.5mm audio cable which enable you to listen in wired mode while the QC45 are powered on or off, and the USB-C charge cable. It is great that case and audio cable accessories come with headset, so you do not need to get additional items to ensure your headphones are ready for travel and most listening situations. After pulling the QC45 headphones out of the case, you notice how light they are and that they fold up and take up very little space.

    When you are starting the setup per the Quick Start guide, you will be directed to download the Bose Music app to pair to the QC45 to your bluetooth device. This was very quick and easy to do. 15 seconds or less and you will be up and running. The added benefit of the Bose Music app is that you can pair more bluetooth devices via the app by pressing Add New under Sources. Under the Sources area, you will see the list of bluetooth devices paired. The staple Multipoint feature allow for simple switching between the audio of two pair devices. It is works extremely well and is one of the best implementations of the feature. The addition of the Bluetooth 5.0 to QC line of headphones is a welcome inclusion which results in fast, stable connections that allow a great distance of walking away from bluetooth device while still maintain clear audio from the audio sources. Changing floors or go throughout your home and still listening while not taking your audio source with you is still an option.

    The audio is a high point of the QC45 headphones. It is a progression for the headphones line. The QC45 has an increased bass response while still maintaining highs and mids. Classical, pop, jazz, rock and just a few of music genres that sparkle with QC45. Audiobooks, podcasts, movies, and Youtube videos sound great also. To control this sound, you have all physical buttons for volume up/down, play/pause/skip/rewind/voice assistant/answer calls/end calls, and the Action button for Quiet Mode/Aware Mode. Audio sounds great while in Quiet Mode or Aware Mode as well and does not have a drop off in Aware Mode. Lastly, the audio captured by the mic is clear and will be well received those listening to you talking. The QC45 increases the clarity of calls with additional mics while minimizing outside noise while you are talking.

    The noise cancellation features can be controlled via the Action button or the Bose Music app. You can toggle between Quiet Mode (which is one level) or Aware Mode which sounds natural and feeds in outside audio well while diminishing the audio from your connected source.

    Lastly, the battery for the QC45 has a 24 hour capacity. Listening sessions/use and reaching for a plug as no longer a concern. When I do need a quick charge, the transition to USB-C makes getting back to listening in 15 mins a breeze (3 hrs of play time).

    The QC45 is a powerhouse pair of headphones that sounds great, allows you to sound great with its plethora of mics, keeps out the sound unless you allow it in, literally lasts all-day, and is light and compact. This is one of the best and most versatile noise-cancelling headphones available.

    Oct 16, 2021 09:02
  • Review by NinjaTard, 10 out of 10
    Maximum Comfort, Ultimate Sound, Top Notch Quality

    Most of my reviews tend to be long and wordy with background about why I got them and how they fit into my lifestyle. Not going to beat around the bush this time or dress this review up: the Bose QuietComfort 45 Noise Cancelling headphones are amazing! That’s the bottom line, I love the style, I love the package, and I love the way they perform!

    Ok, square one is the package which is really classy yet minimalist two piece black cardboard surrounded by the thin cardboard with the picture, name, and info on it. Remove the thin cardboard, lift the top off the black box, and you find a pleather zip-around carry case. Inside the headphones are folded and rotated (the ear cups turn 90 degrees one way and a tiny bit the other to allow for wearing and for fitting into the case). With the headphones you get a USB-C charging cable and an auxiliary cable for wired use with non bluetooth devices and there is a pocket inside the carry case to store both. The insert referred me to download the Bose app which walked me through registering and setting them up. It was fast and easy and while the controls aren’t intuitive out of the box (especially when trying to remember playback vs. phone use which overlap the same buttons at different times) the app walks you through the button use during setup and can be referenced back to at any time via the Tips button. As for the headphones themselves they are soft, squishy, comfortable and have a sound cancellation button on the left and the bluetooth, volume up and down, and a function button on the right with microphones on both.

    These are called the QuietComfort headphones for good reason: the sound cancellation mode makes everything around you vanish! If you don’t have any audio playing it's almost like a sound deprivation chamber (slightly hyperbolic but not by much, they’re REALLY quiet!) and once your audio is playing its crisp, clear, and as perfect as anything I’ve listened to. The Comfort part of the name comes from the way the headphones hug your head and surround your ears both blocking the sounds from outside without ever pressing on you uncomfortably. Everything I use is bluetooth these days so I can’t speak to if anything changes when going old school aux cable but I can’t imagine it would change the sound quality much if at all.

    I mentioned the function of these taking some getting used to and honestly I haven’t had as long as I’d like to get super comfortable but I’m getting used to them. With music you can up/down volume with the top and bottom buttons (duh, standard don’t fix what ain’t broke design logic) and the function button in between allows you to skip forward, backward, pause/play depending on how many times you press it. It works once you remember which is two taps and which is three. The left headphone has the noise cancellation button which is cool as it allows you to go from noise cancelling to active mode where you can hear what’s going on around you a little more using the microphones to pipe in some of your surroundings noise without being overwhelming or distracting. I live with kids so both modes are essential depending on what time of day it was and who was home, as I said they block all sound out when activated which is great for watching a movie during the day while my wife is around but could be turned off for naptime or nighttime use when my house is actually quiet for a change.

    Battery charging is listed as being 2.5 hours in the instructions, I didn’t time it but instead charged them overnight the first night and used them for a few hours over the next couple days without running out of battery but charged them back up again to avoid running out. They’ll be plenty long enough for a commute to school or work and back without any trouble. As an example today I took them from 100% to 90% with only about 75min of use.

    So the bottom line is these are some really premium headphones that will give excellent audio quality, block out the noise on the bus or let you be aware of your surroundings at the push of a button, last all day, and remain super comfy like a marshmallow around your ears while doing all that! Highly recommended, these are FANTASTIC!!!

    Oct 02, 2021 19:07
  • Review by VoltageSky, 10 out of 10
    In the moment

    The last headphones I purchased from Bose was the Soundlink (1st Gen) On Ear wireless. I caught wind of these QC 45’s via email from Best Buy. Sound signature is what comes to mind when I consider looking at Brands take on the audio game. Not an audiophile but a average user who love music to pass through the day. The ANC is incredible on these. Sound is very balanced & rich regardless of volume. These sit on my top tier list next to the Sony XM4’s. Worth the purchase.

    Nov 05, 2021 23:18
  • Review by Poocher917, 10 out of 10
    Amazing comfort and battery life

    I have several over the ear headphones. Many have great audio, but the comfort is where they tend to fall short. With the Bose QuietComfort 45 you will get AMAZING comfort with great audio as well! I have been using these for work and wearing them around 8 hours a day. I have the triple black version.

    You will see the box for these headphones and wonder if they are really in there. The box is so small! In the box you find the small rectangular case. This will easily fit into a briefcase, backpack, or luggage. In the case you find the headphones, aux cable and USB C charging cable. Mine was 70% charged when I opened the package.

    You download the Bose app to complete the set up. It was super easy to set up and connect to my Lenovo laptop and Pixel 4a 5G phone. The app is underwhelming. You can control your source connections; Noise cancelling mode (Aware is default) and volume. There is also a Tips option. There is no EQ setting which is a little disappointing. Many like to customize the sound using the EQ.

    The sound is great regardless of source. I have tried many sources and the sound is very balanced. Not too tinny and not too much bass. The bass is crisp and defined. But honestly, I have many headphones that sound great.

    The comfort is where there is no equal. My other over the ear headphone can be used for about 4 hours before they start being uncomfortable. I wanted a wireless headset for work connected to my laptop using Bluetooth. I have used these for at least 8 hours a day. 8 hours uses about 30 percent of the battery. I cannot believe how comfortable they are. I think this is because your ear tends to fit inside of the ear cups instead of the ear cups sitting on your ear. WELL DONE BOSE!

    The microphone works well for Teams calls or cellphone calls. I have had rare situations where people cannot hear me. I am still trying to determine the reason for this. But it is perfect 99% of the time. I disconnect and connect the headphones and this resolved the issue quickly.

    The controls are straight forward. The power on/off is on the outside of the right headphone (large R and L on the inside of the ear cup BTW). These actions are well described in the TIPS section of the Bose Music app. The left ear has the Action button. The right ear has the volume buttons and control button.

    In summary, I recommend these Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones. They deserve a 5 out of 5 rating. Everything is exactly as you would want with a minor exception of no EQ. If you like listening for long periods of time; or, using them for your work calls, I am not aware of a more functional and comfortable option. Also, a whole day of use only used about 30 percent to the battery. They are my new number 1 headphones. Nice job Bose!

    Sep 30, 2021 13:32
  • Review by Benb, 10 out of 10
    The name says it all

    Quiet Comfort is an accurate name.

    The first thing I want to focus on is the noise cancelling is the best I’ve used for giving a really quiet environment. I can hear normal voices through it but really it is more designed to cut out everything. The biggest thing is that I don’t feel that vibration through my head like I do with other headsets that have such great noise attenuation characteristics. The button to turn off noise cancellation is on the left side and is a single larger button. There are two modes, quiet and aware. I’m used to an off one and I was a little worried about being forced to aware… until I used it and my youngest hurt himself while I was using them in aware and I realized it was cutting down his screaming instead of just amplifying everything like I’m used to aware being on headphones.

    I think comfort should be addressed next and these excel here too. I am absolutely impressed how comfortably the sit on my head. The ear cushions are soft but don’t just collapse, they don’t clamp on my head too tight but also are tight enough that I’m not worried about them falling off.

    Part of the comfort is the build quality. I must say it just feels solid and well built. They aren’t the lightest, but they are far from heavy, and I feel like it is a good balance between the two. There are a few features I really like about the build that are more about usability than comfort. The on button is on the side and is a slide on and off button. Both these design choices should be lauded in my opinion. I am always hitting the power button instead of the play pause. With just three buttons on the side, it is extremely easy to figure out which one is the play/pause or volume buttons. Then the slide feature makes it extremely easy to know if they are on or off and to instantly.

    Sound quality is always extremely important in headphones, and they sound great better than most even using Bluetooth with a maximum of standard definition music with that type of connection. Though you can’t really take advantage of how great they sound without using the Aux cord and having a quality DAC. This is where there were some disadvantages. The USB C is for charging only so no using that port for music. The Aux output is 2.5mm instead of the standard 3.5mm so my Aux to USB C cord wasn’t going to work. I pulled out my old LG that has a build in quad DAC and listened to some Ultra HD songs and they sound absolutely amazing. Now if you are into just getting blasted by base these might not be your favorite headsets. However, the clarity across ranges is just hard to beat. For me, I absolutely love sitting down and listening to some TSO with these on, I feel like I am there and can pick out the individual instruments. I wish they would have included a 2.5mm Aux to USB C as well as a 2.5mm Aux to 3.5mm Aux cable as 2.5mm isn’t a common size too much anymore. Though to be fair I will probably only use the aux cable on these in situations where the battery is dead (yes, this guy works when the switch is off and you’re using it with the aux cable.

    There is a Bose app that lets you control the headset with a little finer detail as well as add multiple devices (at least 3) and jump between them when you want too. Other than that, it will allow you to change mode, volume, and give you tips.

    Lastly, I want to just say I love the carrying case. It is high quality; it has a pouch for the cords.

    Overall, I feel like these are the perfect on headphones to tune out the world, but also if you want to let it in these will still alleviate the harsh sounds by only letting some of the noise in… like people talking.

    Sep 26, 2021 17:07
  • Review by AllAboutTech, 8 out of 10
    Comfortable, with exceptional noise cancellation

    Verdict: Overall, the Bose QC 45 is solid pair of noise-cancelling headphones that will make most buyers very happy for years. It does ANC supremely well, but I think it falls short in other categories compared to similarly priced headphones.

    Initial impression. Wow the case is small. I am pretty impressed that Bose managed to fit full size Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) headphones in such a small case, enabled by nicely designed folding hinges. The headphones feel very comfortable. I definitely notice that they look smaller on my head then other high end headphones.

    Features. The ANC is certainly the best feature of these headphones. There is also an app that works well to establish and manage connections, but it really doesn’t do much more. The headphone has a dedicated button to activate the “aware” feature so that you can hear your surroundings. You can also connect to two devices simultaneously, and choose which one to listen to. These headphones manage all your Bluetooth devices nicely, with the slide button able to cycle through your Bluetooth devices until you hear the correct one. The guide provides a good explanation on how this feature works. Unfortunately, I have to say that I was very disappointed about the lack of features. I expected to find an equalizer in the app, but there was none. These headphones do not pause music automatically when you remove them. It seems like this has become a standard feature on listening devices. There is no option for automatically activating awareness when speaking, or to program behavior for sound and awareness based on location. I think that headphones at this price point should leverage technology to improve use experience. Don’t get me wrong, these headphones are fantastic, but they will not be my “go-to” headphones because I have been spoiled by the features from another brand of headphones.

    Buttons. The prominent button on the right side turns the headphones on and off. I like this button. It’s simple and unambiguous. There are three more buttons on the right side, which control volume, play/stop, and skip. They also answer calls and activate the voice assistant. I dislike these buttons very much. It takes me a second to find them, and then I need to feel for which one I want to press, and then I am still trying to figure out if I actually pressed it because there is almost no tactile feedback. Muscle memory and leading with the thumb to find the buttons will make reaching for the buttons easier over time, but the buttons should really be better differentiated to quickly feel which one to use. The left side of the headphones has one button that activates the awareness feature so that you can hear your surroundings. I have the same comment on this button; not so easy to find, and not enough tactile feedback. Once you press it, the aware feature does come on really fast and works well.

    Comfort. I wore these for a good 12 hours in one day while on a long business trip. They are by far the most comfortable headphones I have ever worn. I even slept with them on the plane for several hours. The pressure on the ears is adequate to maximize noise isolation, while still providing optimal comfort.

    Sound. These headphones provide crisp and clear sounds, with exceptional highs and mids. However, I felt that the lows were lacking. I listened to several music genres with both the Bose headphones and with my other headphones in the same price range, and I easily noticed the difference in the bass, and I preferred the music from the other headphones because of the better lows. To compensate for the lack of lows, I now change the iPhone equalizer to “bass booster” when using the Bose headphones. While the noise cancellation feature on these is outstanding, I think the ANC performance is comparable to my other headphones, with the other pair performing better in some cases, perhaps because they fit tighter on my ears.

    Battery life. These headphones advertise 24 hours of continuous play. I haven’t tested that, but I can say that I used them for 12 nearly-consecutive hours and battery life didn’t cross below 50%. I am really impressed with how long these headphones can go.

    Things I like:

    - Noise cancellation is outstanding

    - These are the most comfortable headphones I own

    - Battery life is exceptional

    - The awareness feature activates very quickly when the button is pushed

    - Easy to use with streamlined buttons and operation, no extra features to complicate usage

    - They fold into the smallest storage case I have seen for full-size ANC headphones

    - Easy to toggle between Bluetooth devices

    - Easy activation of voice assistants (like Siri)

    Things I don’t like:

    - When folded, some plastic parts of the headphones touch other plastic parts. Overtime, this will cause scratching. The headphones came with some padding to separate the plastic parts. Am I supposed to keep using this loose padding? Why not integrate the padding in the case like a mold?

    - Besides the “on” button, the buttons are not great for me… they are hard to find, they are hard to differentiate quickly, and they provide no tactile feedback so I don’t know if am pressing them or not

    - I think the sound of these headphones lack lows

    - The lack of technology features was very disappointing for me because it’s a missed opportunity to leverage available technology to improve the user experience, maximize convenience, and turn a headset into a smart accessory. Maybe the beauty of these headphones is their simplicity, and shedding all the fluff… This will no-doubt be ideal for some, but for me, a pair of headphones isn’t just a pair of headphones anymore; it’s a smart interface for the world around us.

    - I am not impressed with the voice chosen for prompts (turning on/off, and aware/ANC). It sounds like a robot, not at all natural, and of low-quality audio. Although, I did notice that it is able to read fairly accurately, i.e. my name and Bluetooth devices.

    Overall, this is a solid pair of ANC headphones. I think they make for ideal travel headphones because they fold into a small case, they are light, battery life is exceptional, ANC performs very well to drown out travel noise, and they are comfortable enough to wear continuously for 12+ hours. Nevertheless, these lack some things that are important to me, so my go-to pair of headphones for 90% of my usage will remain another pair. I would give these 4.25 stars.

    Sep 26, 2021 23:37
  • Review by TechReviews, 8 out of 10
    QC45 checks ALL the Boxes (*with 1 Caveat*)

    I listen to a wide variety of music, and gleefully enjoyed everything from albums to singles, from Classic Rock - Pink Floyd, Zeppelin, Boston, Journey, Santana (“While My Guitar Gently Weeps”), Jeff Beck (“Cause We Ended as Lovers”), Larry Mitchell (“Unforgotten”), Traffic (“Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys”), Sting (“Fragile, Fields of Gold”) etc to Blues and Jazz - Coletrane, Miles Davis (1959 Kind of Blue in Dolby Atmos* is a fantastical experience, …like pressure washing, it’s hard to stop ;-), Dave Brubeck (“Take Five”), Jazz at the Pawnshop, including Pop Ellie Goulding (“Lights”), plus many others including favorite Amber Rubarth (“Strive (Binaural))”. Full playlist available upon request.

    Some of the most fun I’ve had listening in a while though I must admit is Apple Music’s Spacial Audio playlist (even without dynamic head tracking AirPod Pro earbuds offer) as well as Dolby Atmos tracks.

    Whilst reviewing my Listening notes certain adjectives seem to reoccur, *Punchy, *dynamic, *whisper quiet, *lively, *engaging, did I say quiet, *textured, *layered, *balanced, etc.

    This is undoubtedly the absolute BEST audio noise reduction I’ve experienced. Almost uncomfortably quiet, you can hear yourself think. Working outdoors with a belt sander I had to be careful without the vibration of the device I’d surely have injured myself ;-) I could however hear the impact driver and nail gun, though quite muted. Pressing the only left button switches to Aware mode letting you hear the external environment more safely.

    The Bose QC in Quiet mode silences external noise and seemed to allow me to better focus more intently on certain instruments placements, with far better separation that I remember from previous Bose products. Color me impressed.

    Pros

    +USB-C

    +Durability

    +Balanced

    +Battery Life

    +Lightweight

    +Comfortable

    +Ease-of-use

    +Sound Quality

    +Bose Music iOS App

    +Binary On/Off Switch

    +Noise rejecting mic for calls

    +Whisper quiet noise reduction

    Cons

    -does not support dynamic head tracking (Apple problem)

    -mids could be a slight tad bit more forward and pronounced

    -not as “rich” or “spacial” as reference Shure Aonic A50 cans

    Conclusion

    If you seek the absolute best noise cancellation, ease-of-use, long battery life, and exhibit brand loyalty you can’t go wrong. These new QC45 hit the magic formula : fit, sound quality, comfort, noise cancelling. They check all the boxes and you won’t be disappointed.

    However with respect to my valued readers, I’d be remiss if I failed to caveat listeners who prioritize sound quality. In good conscious I must admit that when comparing to my reference Shure Aonic 50 headphones, the Shure A50 exhibit more detailed midrange with sound quality that brought both me (and my wife for another set of ears) a deeper emotional connection and more fulfilling engagement with the music, though a tad heavier, and lacking Bose’s world class noise cancellation.

    Recommended Conditional Buy

    Sep 28, 2021 09:15
  • 9.2score
    Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats EP Headphones - Black
    Description

    Beats EP on-ear headphones delivers masterfully tuned sound. Its battery-free design offers unlimited playback and its sleek, durable frame is reinforced with lightweight stainless steel. Beats EP is an ideal introduction to Beats for any music lover seeking a dynamic listening experience.

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  • Review by gjasatx322, 10 out of 10
    Open box headphones

    Got these as an open box at half the price. I was skeptical at first but took a chance. They were rated open box excellent. Took some time to get delivered due to the holidays. I was impressed when I received them and they had everything in the box.

    Jan 08, 2021 16:31
  • Review by Tain, 2 out of 10
    Headphones

    Not good quality the adjustment piece in headphones broke 2 days after purchase Best Buy would not refund or exchange

    Mar 29, 2019 17:40
  • Review by SocaGod, 10 out of 10
    Great Headphones

    Got my beats at a good price , one of the reasons why I shop at Best Buy

    Aug 11, 2017 20:08
  • Review by bran, 4 out of 10
    Disappointed

    haven’t even had these for a month and they have already broken. only used for zoom meetings smh

    Apr 29, 2021 10:33
  • Review by Blaque5, 2 out of 10
    Totally disappointed

    I purchased 2 pair of these headphones 1 blue 1 black, within the first week I had to toggle the cord on the blue pair to get the sound to play in both headphones. By week 2 I was experiencing the same problem with the Black pair. Along with the aggravation of having to toggle on the cord to get the sound to play the bass is not what you would expect from Dre beats. I'm not sure if I just so happen to be the person that bought 2 pair that had the same problem or if this is a technical issue on this model headphones. Now the kicker is the headphones are never really comfortable in after about 1 hour they go from uncomfortable to painful. I had purchased the solo's a few years back from hh greg in I had a overall wonderful experience with those. I ordered 2 pair of Studio's earlier today so I'm hoping to have a better experience.

    May 14, 2017 22:09
  • Review by NoBeats, 2 out of 10
    Beats

    Headphone for two months and the plug broke. So Sad

    Aug 29, 2018 17:35
  • Review by NoBeats, 2 out of 10
    No Music

    Plug broke off two months after buying. Now I know why Best Buy’s tries to sell warranty’s

    Aug 29, 2018 17:37
  • Review by Cindy, 2 out of 10
    Faulty Headphone Jack

    Do Not Buy !! I purchased a black pair and a white pair of these headphones from Best Buy. The headphone jack broke off after a few uses. This happened to both pairs. I’m highly disappointed and will not be purchasing from this brand.

    Dec 29, 2018 23:02
  • 9.2score
    Sony - 1AM2 Wired Over-the-Ear Hi-Res Headphones - Black
    Description

    Enjoy an authentic sound with these Sony 1AM2 headphones. Their 40mm HD drivers provide clear, precise sound across all frequencies, and their separate left and right channels reduce crosstalk for balanced audio. These Sony 1AM2 headphones are lightweight, with pressure-relieving cushioned earpads for comfortable all-day wear.

    8 Features
  • High-Resolution Audio: By digitally capturing music at a higher rate than CD, High-Resolution Audio allows you to get closer to the original studio recording and enjoy your music just as the artist intended.
  • Drivers with aluminum-coated Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) diaphragm: Give a more consistent and precise sound across the entire frequency range than conventional LCP drivers.
  • Wide frequency response for a full range of sound: The wide-band frequency range, spanning 3Hz to 100kHz, is designed for a broad variety of music styles.
  • Take calls: These Sony 1AM2 headphones' easy in-line remote and microphone let you handle calls and control music. (Available with standard headphone cable only.)
  • Pressure-relieving earpads for total comfort: These soft, synthetic leather earpads with pressure-relieving cushions have been designed to rise and shape around your ears, ensuring a comfortable fit.
  • Super lightweight design: Relieves pressure on your ears so you can listen for hours in comfort.
  • Swivel design: Makes these Sony 1AM2 headphones easy to store on the go: the ear cups swivel flat for easy packing in a bag or slipping into the supplied pouch. Take these headphones with you anywhere.
  • Built-in Beat Response Control: Improves transient characteristics in bass sound and delivers accurate rhythm.
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  • Review by Dragonhunter281, 10 out of 10
    Sony Hi-Res!!!

    The Sony 1AM2 headphones are an exciting entry in Sony's long dedication to high resolution audio, catering to those of us who prefer music quality over lacking convenience. Thus, the 1AM2 is uniquely positioned to satisfy the needs of audiophiles, yet without the typical excruciating price tag. Despite some initial reserves that I had, I can affirm that the 1AM2 performs exceptionally well and should be considered for your next headphone purchase.

    Perhaps the most immediate reaction upon opening the box was that the 1AM2 is extremely compact and considerably smaller than I was expecting, despite its rather large box and misleading stock images. Physically, they are roughly the same size as Sony's WH-CH700N as opposed to some of the larger noise cancelling headphones. They are also extremely lightweight, which helped facilitate comfort considerably during extensive listening sessions. Nonetheless, if you are expecting large or bulky headphones, you will not find that here, quite the contrary actually. For me personally, however, I was extremely impressed with how comfortable they were. Construction wise, the 1AM2 felt strong and sturdy. The headphone adjustment is extremely responsive and the frame that it retracts over is perhaps the strongest that I have felt on any pair of headphones. It did not bend at all. Towards the top of the headphones, the frame gets thinner as it is replaced by a large amount of cushioning on the inner portion. Simply put, it feels amazing and of high quality. The external side of the ear cups are smooth and have a nice texture to it. On the inside, the synthetic leather cups almost feel foam like to the touch and are extremely soft. In addition, on either side of the headphones, the cups are able to swivel so they can be positioned flat. Lastly, the 1AM2 comes with a standard headphone cable with remote and microphone. The cables also felt slightly thicker than standard cables, yet seem of high quality. In addition to the standard 3.5mm, It also comes with the larger balanced cable that will work with any compatible device or with digital Walkman players. It also comes with a nice carrying case. Overall, I have no complaints with the 1AM2.

    With any choice of headphones, sound quality often takes precedent when choosing which particular model to buy. I am confident that most will be extremely pleased with the sound quality of the 1AM2. As a music enthusiast of various genres, I was quite excited to hear how the 1AM2 sounded. For my sound test, all the music that I used came from my personal physical collection. All files that I listened to were encoded to FLAC, and were additionally scanned with a spectrogram and frequency analysis to verify that they are indeed of proper lossless quality. While not the best of playback equipment, I used my Sony Xperia Z3+ as well as directly plugging the headphones into my computer's Soundblaster ZXr. For software, I used MusicBee 2.4 with player output set to WASAPI. Overall, I think most will be extremely satisfied with the sound quality. Immediately, I was pleasantly surprised that on my phone I did not have to turn it up near full volume, especially on highly dynamic rock music. The clarity was strong as I was able to clearly hear the middles and highs. The sound presence was fleshed out towards me as opposed to sounding thin or further back in the headphones. In addition, the 1AM2 even did an exceptional job on severely dynamically compressed rock songs. The music was not as muddy or drowned out as you would typically expect. The clarity was definitely staggering! Furthermore, I swapped to my WH-CH700N that I mentioned earlier and you can definitely tell a difference between the two. On the same volume level, the 1AM2 are definitely louder. Vocals were especially crisp and were noticeably stronger in sound clarity. Comparatively, on the WH-CH700N, rock music was muddy and seemed to have a more hollow sound as opposed to the 1AM2. I definitely was not expecting such a drastic difference, but I clearly prefer the 1AM2. Switching genres, I also tried more bass oriented tracks such as rap and electronic music. Overall, I was pleased with the results. The bass was there and punchy, but not so much to where it rattles your ear to death. For me personally, I do not like earth shattering bass to where it starts to eat through the middle and higher frequencies. Thankfully, the 1AM2 does a fabulous job with the bass and yet still manages to maintain a sense of clarity. The separation was amazing. Thus, for those who do prefer headphones that emphasizes more bass, I caution you to keep your expectations reasonable. The 1AM2 are not DJ headphones or a subwoofer replacement! However, I believe most will be pleased with the results. In addition to rap and electronic music, I also tried classical and jazz. The 1AM2 really shines here and does an incredible job with the soundstage. Each instrument section of the orchestra was clearly heard, even during solo performances. Conclusively, I think the 1AM2 does an exceptional job across a multitude of genres, especially softer songs with their dynamics intact. The 1AM2 was clear and crisp in all the music I listened to. Moreover, on my Xperia Z3+, I did not have to vigorously max out the volume; at roughly half volume, the 1AM2 was loud and punchy. Lastly, during my listening session of five hours, I did not once experience any discomfort or pain while wearing the 1AM2, nor did I feel like I was even wearing them. They also rarely worked themselves loose even if I would try to shake them off. Personally, these are easily one of the most comfortable headphones that I have ever used. Overall, I think the 1AM2 does an exceptional job all around.

    In conclusion, the 1AM2 are an excellent choice for anyone who prefers to have high quality wired headphones without the traditional high cost that inevitably accompanies such models. With its compact and lightweight design, the 1AM2 are extremely comfortable, easily allowing you hours without any discomfort. In addition, the 1AM2 provided excellent clarity and depth to all of the various genres that I listened to. Connectively, while sound quality does differ from person to person, I would strongly suggest to keep your expectations within reason. However, I feel extremely confident that as an all around high quality headphone solution, most will be pleased with the performance of the 1AM2. For the price, the 1AM2 comes highly recommended.

    Jun 02, 2018 04:16
  • Review by JohnR, 10 out of 10
    One of Sony's Best, True Improvement of the MDR-1A

    Over the years, I have purchased a number of headphones, from Audio-Technica, Sony, V-Moda, Philips, KRK, Beats, and Sennheiser. Before buying the Sony MDR-1AM2, I had owned the MDR-1A since about 2016, so I was expecting something similar. These headphones take everything that was great about the MDR-1A and completely improves upon it. Overall, this set of headphones offers exceptional sound with great comfort, allowing me to wear them for hours at a time. Bass is incredible, and will noticeably shake your ears at high volumes. These are able to reproduce bass notes so low they will mostly be felt and not heard. Mid range is also great, though a little recessed (this is pretty common for similar sounding headphones). Highs are phenomenal, without being piercing or harsh. These have become my go-to pair of headphones over the past year, when I want to listen to something that is exciting and engaging. They are not as "studio-monitor-esque" as most of my other headphones, and that is one of the main reasons they make listening to music so enjoyable. I also use them for watching movies and playing video games: it makes both activities absolutely amazing. Lastly, comfort with these is great. The ear pads are super soft memory foam, with a decent sized cut out for your ears. I can wear them for 3-4 hours before I feel like I might want to readjust them. I recently flew with them, and they also did a decent job of blocking out a bit of noise in the cabin. I would recommend this pair to anyone looking for an exceptional set of wired headphones with an amazing sound signature.

    Oct 18, 2021 09:57
  • Review by BADog, 8 out of 10
    Incredible headphones ... 1 minor flaw

    The Sony 1AM2 wired headphones are a great addition to the already-great selection of headphones Sony has to offer. These headphones, however, rival some of the big other big names out there but for a fraction of the price. The packaged box comes with the 1AM2 headphones, soft carrying case/bag, 2 detachable audio cables & warranty papers.

    PROS:

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    * Incredible sound. The highs and lows of the sound spectrum are distinct.

    * Pressure-relieving earpads provide a ton of comfort - feels like memory foam around your ears and they are not too tight.

    * Very lightweight - after a while, you barely know they are there.

    * Nice low-profile look on the side of your head...they don't stick out like bigger ear pieces.

    * Ability to take phone calls if hooked up to your cell phone.

    * Swivel design allows you to pack them in flatter areas without damaging.

    * Headphone size adjustments on each side are of good construction/quality and feel solid.

    * The bag that the headphones can be stored in are not of a felt-type material, but a material more like polyester cloth so the headphones slide into the bag easier and are actually better protected. More of a rigid feel than floppy... and more durable.

    CONS:

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    * Phone call audio quality was well below subpar. I was wired to a Samsung Galaxy S9+ and it was nowhere near HD quality as it was without using the headphones. I also tried the headphones on another phone/device and the phone audio quality was the same. Seems to be a defect or flaw with the headphones. When using another pair of Sony BT headphones I own with the same phones, they worked great, including audio... so the issue appears to be with this 1AM2 pair of headphones. Perhaps I got a bad pair? Not sure.

    OTHER OBSERVATIONS:

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    * Cord length is ~4 feet and is acceptable for most purposes. There are times when a bit longer cord would be nice to have.

    * Included in the box is a balanced-connection headphone cable (also ~4 feet long). I am unable to use this connection for added audio clarity. Based on what I have read, this type of cable will allow for an even more enhance listening experience.

    CONCLUSION:

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    Overall, Sony did an outstanding job with these headphones, both in style, performance, weight, storage, and price point. The only gripe is the call quality if connected to a cell phone. Being a wired device, I feel that that feature should have been as great as the rest of the product. Still, a great product, Sony.

    May 31, 2018 10:56
  • Review by Scheff, 10 out of 10
    Amazing all day Headphones!

    I bought these right along side an Audio Techinca ATH -M50xBT pair of headphones. Tell you what I'm keeping both of them!!

    These feel like high quality for sure.

    They are super lightweight.

    Love the bass in the headphones. Sounds great.

    The multiple audio input/output options are sweet.

    I use them for gaming on my switch /laptop and the Hi Res is freaking awesome and adds to the depth of my game play!! Especially gameplay sound effects!

    I use them for mixing vocals & music, watching producer tutorials and the highs and lows all sound excellent in my opinion.

    Listening to music I feel the audio is representing near perfect clarity and tune to what the original track had been.

    They stay comfortable and don't bother my glasses. They make movies sound immaculate and studio quality like the directors want you to feel.

    Built in microphone works very well from the few phone calls I've used it on.

    My favorite part is that if you are laying in bed they feel like they aren't big, or in the way, I can find comfortability while using these against a pillow.

    I had a previous pair of Sony MDR wired pair that were amazing. These definitely top them and I give the 5 Star all day!

    Orignal purchase was around March 13th, return exchange pricing puts me on the 17th on here though. Very happy with these headphones.

    Apr 22, 2020 08:08
  • Review by blah, 10 out of 10
    Great headphones, don’t let the plastic fool you.

    Great headphones, don’t let the plastic fool you.

    These headphones are great. Out of the box, I thought maybe they were a downgrade from the past headphone model at this price point Sony no longer makes, as these headphones went to an almost entirely plastic design, and do not weigh as much. After using them now for a few days, I can say I have put all those worries aside, I can have these on my head for much longer that I could some other heavier headphones.

    These are not headphones that are totally for bass fiends. But if you want bass driven music on them, and have an audio source, like a LG V20 or LG V30 phone, that have built in DAC, the best in any smartphone out there, you are in for a treat after turning up some equalization settings. You really fantastic amount of sound from highs to lows with these. I also tried them on an iPad for watching some movies and shows, and was still impressed considering it is not a high end audio source.

    The headphones come with two cables, one has a microphone and play/pause button. I love that this cable it just about the right length, because I always seem to yank ones that are longer. The cables look to be of very conductive metal too, especially on the side of the left ear piece, where the cable goes.

    I do wish the ear cups were a little bigger, and slightly deeper. I could see them potentially rubbing some people’s ears, though I didn’t have this problem myself.

    The packaging on these headphones is pretty cool too, but I was disappointed that headphones at this price did not come with a hard travel case. They only come with cloth bag you can put them in. I would not feel very comfortable putting that bag with the headphones in them in my backpack.

    Other than that, these headphones are great. An absolute pleasure to listen to music in!! My Bloody Valentine - Loveless never sounded better! Also fantastic for hip-hop, after some equalization settings.

    May 28, 2018 18:08
  • Review by stereoFuture, 10 out of 10
    Awesome headphones!

    I bought these headphones as an alternative to the Bose QC25. They sound fantastic. I listen to lossless files on an iPod Classic, and have tested the headphones on the desktop, laptop, and my stereo receiver, playing original CDs and vinyl. I can really hear the difference compared to the QC25s. These cans bring out the best in high-quality audio. They have good bass (not overbearing), and a well-balanced sound. It’s fun hearing subtle details from instruments and background sounds in tracks that may not appear so clearly in lesser headphones. The Sonys are light and well-constructed. They don’t get hot on the ears and can stay on the head for extended listening sessions. They’re great for office use and at home. I’m used to the headband folding from the Bose, but it’s not a big deal that the band on the 1AM2 doesn’t fold. The headphones come with a soft pouch which may not be enough to really protect the product in a backpack for travel, so I recommend just getting a hard case off Amazon. If you’re looking for a great set of closed-backed headphones and this is in your price range, go for it. You won’t be disappointed. They rock!

    Some songs that these headphones made delightful:

    Bodysnatchers - Radiohead

    We’re In This Together - Nine Inch Nails

    Human Highlight Reel - NAAVI

    While We’re Young - Jhene Aiko

    Jul 17, 2019 13:01
  • Review by JorgeST, 10 out of 10
    Studio Quality, Superior Sound

    I've used several types of over the ear head phones before. Ive never experience a product to this caliber before. Before i get into the product it self i need to note one quick thing - the unboxing of these headphones has been the best unboxing that i have ever experienced. Felt everything, hinged box, padded display inner box. It was a joy to open these.

    I do some music creation as a hobby, my other headphones were getting run down. I replaced them with these. It was like going from VHX to Blue-Ray on a 4kTV....but for my ears. I neever knew what i was missing. Low, Mid, High all high extremely accurate. Base pounds, and treble is spot on. If i were a musician professionally, id consider these.

    The fit of these is also extremely comfortable. I have a bigger head and i was able to easily fit into these with room to spare.

    All in all, top notch, high performing headset here. Highly Recommended!

    May 27, 2018 19:35
  • Review by Robert, 10 out of 10
    Most comfortable long listening headphones

    These headphones are comfy. Like nothing on your head type comfy they weigh as much as a feather and the memory foam is extremely plush.

    Oh yeah and the sound is super resolving, energetic with tight controlled bass that's punchy and powerful

    Jul 05, 2021 20:25
  • 9.2score
    Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats EP Headphones - Black
    Description

    Beats EP on-ear headphones delivers masterfully tuned sound. Its battery-free design offers unlimited playback and its sleek, durable frame is reinforced with lightweight stainless steel. Beats EP is an ideal introduction to Beats for any music lover seeking a dynamic listening experience.

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  • Review by gjasatx322, 10 out of 10
    Open box headphones

    Got these as an open box at half the price. I was skeptical at first but took a chance. They were rated open box excellent. Took some time to get delivered due to the holidays. I was impressed when I received them and they had everything in the box.

    Jan 08, 2021 16:31
  • Review by Tain, 2 out of 10
    Headphones

    Not good quality the adjustment piece in headphones broke 2 days after purchase Best Buy would not refund or exchange

    Mar 29, 2019 17:40
  • Review by SocaGod, 10 out of 10
    Great Headphones

    Got my beats at a good price , one of the reasons why I shop at Best Buy

    Aug 11, 2017 20:08
  • Review by bran, 4 out of 10
    Disappointed

    haven’t even had these for a month and they have already broken. only used for zoom meetings smh

    Apr 29, 2021 10:33
  • Review by Blaque5, 2 out of 10
    Totally disappointed

    I purchased 2 pair of these headphones 1 blue 1 black, within the first week I had to toggle the cord on the blue pair to get the sound to play in both headphones. By week 2 I was experiencing the same problem with the Black pair. Along with the aggravation of having to toggle on the cord to get the sound to play the bass is not what you would expect from Dre beats. I'm not sure if I just so happen to be the person that bought 2 pair that had the same problem or if this is a technical issue on this model headphones. Now the kicker is the headphones are never really comfortable in after about 1 hour they go from uncomfortable to painful. I had purchased the solo's a few years back from hh greg in I had a overall wonderful experience with those. I ordered 2 pair of Studio's earlier today so I'm hoping to have a better experience.

    May 14, 2017 22:09
  • Review by NoBeats, 2 out of 10
    Beats

    Headphone for two months and the plug broke. So Sad

    Aug 29, 2018 17:35
  • Review by NoBeats, 2 out of 10
    No Music

    Plug broke off two months after buying. Now I know why Best Buy’s tries to sell warranty’s

    Aug 29, 2018 17:37
  • Review by Cindy, 2 out of 10
    Faulty Headphone Jack

    Do Not Buy !! I purchased a black pair and a white pair of these headphones from Best Buy. The headphone jack broke off after a few uses. This happened to both pairs. I’m highly disappointed and will not be purchasing from this brand.

    Dec 29, 2018 23:02
  • 9.2score
    Beats by Dr. Dre - Solo Pro More Matte Collection Wireless Noise Cancelling On-Ear Headphones - Red
    Description

    Get inspired with Solo Pro noise cancelling wireless headphones. To deliver sound how you want it, Solo Pro features two listening modes: Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) and Transparency. Beats' Pure ANC gives you the space to create with fully immersive sound, while Transparency helps you stay aware of your surroundings. Every detail of Solo Pro has been carefully considered, right down to the intuitive way the headphones turn on and off via folding. The ergonomic design delivers exceptional comfort for extended wear and sleek style. And with up to 22 hours of battery life, you can keep the music going no matter where your day takes you. Solo Pro offers Class 1 Bluetooth for extended range and fewer dropouts.

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  • Review by RBrylawski, 8 out of 10
    Beats - You've Made A Believer Of Me!

    I can’t believe I own a set of Beats headphones. More importantly, I can’t believe I’m loving them. Let me explain why. Until now, I was never impressed with Beats. To me, Beats headphones were more about making a statement with the “b” on each ear cup for people who don’t really care about great sound. That was until I listened to the new Beats Solo Pro. I’ve had mine now for a few days and have spent many hours listening to all genres of music. I can honestly say the Solo Pro is really really good!

    These are most definitely not the Beats which were. These Beats go in a totally new direction and I’m honestly stunned at how much I’m enjoying them. Gone is the boomy, mushy rattle your head bass with little regard to mid and upper frequencies. Gone is glossy, cheap plastics. When Apple bought Beats a few years ago, Apple has been infusing Beats with higher and higher levels of quality, especially in terms of sound. And these Solo Pro are without question the best Beats headphones I’ve heard.

    In typical Apple fashion, these come packaged superbly. Once you remove the outside plastic wrap on the box, you flip one side of the box down to fold all sides of the box flat in Apple-esque style to reveal the carrying case, with the headphones inside. There’s a hidden slide out tray with the Lightning to USB cable and a caribiner you can attach for extra’s if you need to carry additional accessories or attach them to your backpack.

    My daily drivers have been a much more expensive pair of high-end Bluetooth, Active Noise Cancelling (ANC), over-the ear headphones. Are the Solo Pro the equal of them? No, but they also cost less. and they sound really good. Beats has done a terrific job with the look and feel of the Solo Pro. They come in multiple colors from light to vivid blue, black, ivory, gray and like the pair I have, red. The design is modern and sleek looking. Beats is using high-quality plastics, which are matte finished and seemingly impervious to fingerprints. Behind the plastics are aluminum, which is anodized to compliment the color of the headphones and everything moves and slides with a feeling of long-lasting goodness. There is no power button on these puppies. To turn them on you unfold them on and you fold them back to turn them off. The ear cups are not leather but are certainly soft and didn’t make my ears sweat like some cheap pleather I’ve worn before. Underneath is memory foam which is soft and adjusts to the contours of your ears well.

    For iPhone/iPad user like me, you’ll love how simple it is pair these headphones. Apple uses the H1 Chip in their new headphones. Once you unfold them to power them on, they instantly pop up on your iPhone screen (without having to go into Settings/Bluetooth) and you simply tap to connect. Going even further, if you have multiple iDevices, the headphones will now be paired with every device you have which uses the same Apple ID. With six devices under the same Apple ID, it’s a blessing to be honest. You can pair them to any device which accepts Bluetooth headphones. So, Android you’re not left out. Apple says they are Class 1 Bluetooth. Their range is beyond amazing. Many BT devices have a range of around 30 – 40 feet at most. Not these puppies. You can go way further from your paired device than I’ve gone with any BT headphone I’ve ever owned. I didn’t lose connection until I got at least 100 feet from my iPhone. There are no latency issues with videos either.

    On the Apple side, there is no App for the Solo Pro. There is a Beats App available for Android for pairing and firmware updates. There are no EQ settings. You either like how they sound, or you don’t. Or you can download an EQ app, if you feel you need one. In my opinion good headphones shouldn’t need equalization to sound good. I don’t adjust EQ on my other headphones, even though I can. These are truly tap and play headphones!

    Controls on the Solo Pro are physical, not touch. From personal experience with touch controls, the concept is better than reality. An unintended swipe can pause or change your music when you didn't want to. The Solo Pro controls are simple and intuitive. Press the center of the right ear cup once to pause your music. Tap it again to play. A double press skips to the next track or a triple press goes back to the previous track. Hold the top of the button to increase volume and hold the bottom to lower volume. Press and hold the center button to bring up the virtual assistant or if you're an Apple user simply say "Hey Siri." The only other control is on the left ear cup, where you can turn ANC and Transparency Mode on or off.

    Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) in the Solo Pro is adaptive, meaning the headphones monitor outside sounds to apply the right amount of noise cancellation without negatively impacting your music. While noise cancelling is great in noisy environments, there are times you need to hear some of what’s going on around you. So the Solo Pro also includes Transparency Mode. With Transparency Mode, you’ve got noise cancellation, but you can also hear outside sounds. This is one area the Solo Pro outshines all my other headphones. Outside sounds don’t sound digital or altered. Some people place a huge amount of importance on ANC. I don’t buy headphones for ANC. I buy headphones for their sound quality and ANC is just a nice addition. To that end the ANC and Transparency Mode on the Solo Pro is all I could ever need and then some.

    Let's talk comfort. No matter how good headphones sound, if they're not comfortable you won't enjoy them. I’ve read reviews where people said they are uncomfortable. One person complained they couldn't run with them. To think these would make good running headphones makes no sense to me. For running, choose a good pair of earbuds which lock in place, not an over the ear headphone which can bounce when you run. I found if you don't extend the ear cup arms far enough from their shortest length, they can be a little tight. But if you adjust them to extend lower on your ear, the comfort level increases significantly. It did for me and I wear glasses, which hasn't been an issue at all. Maybe Apple will offer these in an over the ear version at some point. Anyone considering these will just need to try them on at their Best Buy store to see how they feel on their head.

    A final note about comfort: There is no "L" "R" markings on the ear cups. That doesn't mean it doesn't matter which way you wear them. It matters a lot. The right ear cup has the lightning charging port and physical controls for pause/play/volume/answer/track selection. Trust me, if you put them on backwards, they're most definitely not comfortable. It made me wonder if some people who thought they were uncomfortable, wore them backwards?

    Sound trumps all when it comes to headphones. These aren’t the Beats of just a few years ago and was for me, the single biggest surprise. I commented earlier that bass doesn’t overwhelm and it doesn’t. But bass isn’t lacking either. If you play music with heavy bass, it’s powerful, with great oomph. It just doesn’t cover up what the rest of the music is doing and that’s why I think they’ve improved significantly. Symphonic music is full, with a great sound stage. Piano music resonates perfectly. Vocals sound smooth and natural. And the highest frequencies, such as cymbals, triangle or harpsichord are brilliant, without sounding shrill or harsh. Remarkably, turning on ANC didn’t diminish the sound stage, which often happens with headphones using noise cancelling circuitry. Call quality with the Solo Pro was terrific. I’ve made/answered several calls with them. I could hear them clearly and they could hear me clearly.

    Battery life on the Solo Pro is great! You can get up to 22 hours of play on a single charge with ANC or Transparency on. If you don’t use ANC or Transparency, you can get up to 40 hours on a single charge. That’s FORTY HOURS!! And if you need to recharge on the go, you can plug in for 10 minutes (Fast Fuel) to get 3 hours of play time. It wasn’t long ago getting up to 6 hours was considered great for wireless headphones.

    With all the praise, is there anything to criticize? Here are the few cons I can think of, which really don’t amount to anything significant:

    1. The carrying case provided, while nice and soft is well, soft. I don’t like soft cases. I purchased a hard case to provide more protection during transport.

    2. The Solo Pro doesn’t offer a wired connection. I you want or need one, you can buy an Apple lightning to 3.5 mm headphone plug for $35.

    3. It’s disappointing to see Apple chose lighting to USB to charge these. It’s time (IMHO) for Apple to retire the Lighting connector. With Pro in their name, I would have expected USB C.

    4. These don’t pause if you take them off your ears (you need to remember to tap the right ear cup once to pause them), which I find odd, given much less expensive headphones pause if removed.

    5. For those who want to adjust EQ, you can’t since there’s no app provided. If you think you need one, there are options in both App Stores.

    If this all I can come up with, it’s honestly trivial and in no way should stop you from giving serious consideration to the Solo Pro.

    All in all, the new Beats Solo Pro, bring Beats forward many steps from the Beats from just a few years ago. They’re well-made, with premium feeling materials. They sound terrific, in fact far better than I expected. They’re for the most part comfortable and for $300 are a really great value. Beats, you made a believer of me and that’s not easy to do. Or maybe with quality and sound like this, it was.

    Note: I took one star off for comfort and for not pausing when taken off your head. Otherwise, these are 5 star headphones.

    Dec 06, 2019 21:32
  • Review by SirGalahad, 10 out of 10
    Wait? These are Beat's by Dre? But they're good?!

    So, these are exciting for a few different reasons. Starting with these are the first headphones that were designed in collaboration with Apple from the very start. Second, the headphones were built from the ground up by both Beats and the engineers at Apple. These have the same quality assurance (QA) of the rest of Apples products and you can even take them to an Apple Store if you are having problems. These come with a fold to power On and Off and a carrying case which make them very portable and easy. All these things lead to a product that quite honestly, I did not expect. As I have not liked Beats in the past because they come with poor build quality, comfort, features, and bass heavy sound at the expense of everything else for a premium price. But that has now changed, for the better, and it is dramatically noticeable which leads to a solid product that depending on your niche may be an excellent choice for you.

    Some specs that they do not highlight that I think are solid selling features are it comes with Apples H1 chip. Which is the same one that just released with the Airpod Pros. This makes use with Apple products seamless and with IOS 13 allows the use of “Hey Siri” and Audio Sharing. They also have Class 1 Bluetooth which means that it can transmit up to 100 meters (328 feet) where Class 2 is about 10 meters (33 feet) which is what most devices come with. It does this at the cost of power, but you can get 22 hours with ANC on and up to 40 hours with ANC/transparency off so you won’t notice. Which is great. They also have sweat resistance which rarely comes on these types of devices. They also have quick charge which we have come to expect with most products where you get three hours of use after just 10 minutes of charge. They are the first On Ear headphones that have ANC from Beats and do the same as the Airpod Pros and make sure the noise cancellation isn’t messing with your music by comparing the waveform with the ANC on the original source file in real time and making subtle adjustments when necessary to give you the best sound.

    So now that all that marketing is out of the way how does it translate to the product?

    PACKAGING:

    Beats have always had awesome packaging. For this particular product it’s probably one of the coolest and most satisfying openings I’ve ever had. Inside you get the headphones (matte red in my case), carrying case, and a black USB-A to Lightning cable.

    AETHETICS/BUILD QUALITY:

    I’ve found the previous models of Beats to feel cheap. But I am very pleased with these guys. They have better than expected durability and overall feel sturdy (especially to years past).

    Starting from the top down they have a plastic head band (but on the inside I think they have a small aluminum band ¼ of an inch or less). And the padding there is rubber with just air between it. You can feel that band I was talking about with your thumb if you press hard. People who are sensitive to the top of their hands will probably find this hurts them after a short period of wearing.

    On the sides there is more plastic but in-between is aluminum. The adjustable headband slides smoothly. They will work for anyone with a small to medium/large head. But not for large heads. You’ve also got two hinges (which have been weak points previously) that are surrounded with metal in a metal hinge. They bend and straighten easily and feel solid and don’t feel like they would break from normal use. I’m still concerned about really cranking on these guys as there is still a lot of plastic. So, I’d still be careful with them, but you don’t have to baby them.

    Moving onto the earcups themselves. They have 40 mm drivers and the earcup cushions have increased surface area to make more contact with your ears for a better seal and comfort from previous models. The drivers are also raised to shoot sound into your ear better and provide a better seal. The clamping force is significant. This is a good thing as it helps create a good seal which leads to improved sound and more effective noise cancelling. It also allows it to not fall off your head if you are running or working out with them. Some may find this to be a negative and may be a bit too much for some where it is uncomfortable. For me I thought they were quite comfortable. But I wouldn’t be able to wear them all day. But I don’t think I could wear any On-Ears all day.

    The earpads are also on ball joints that flex a few degrees in all positions to help get that perfect position. This is greatly appreciated as it helps with comfort as each person’s head/ears are unique.

    On the right earcup on the circle peace the B is your multi-function button that allows you to play/pause/forward/back/hold for siri. On the top and button of that circle it allows you to volume up/down. It Is the worst part of the whole headphone. As it is relatively loose, is hard to press down, makes a huge racket in your right ear, and is hard to find the center. I don’t like it one bit. On the bottom of that earcup you have the lighting port for charging and a white LED when on. I think it’s red when charging.

    On the left earcup you have a tiny little button in the bottom in the center that feels solid that turns on ANC/transparency mode. Or with a double click turns both off. I have no complaints with this button. There is no 3.5 mm input. You’ll have to buy a 3.5 mm to lightning adapter if you want to hardwire it in.

    The soft case is made from recycled materials. It feels premium, is soft, padded, smells great (like new shoes), and is not super protective.

    SOUND QUALITY:

    They are mostly accurate, with an aggressive (forward and bright) character that focuses on vocals. They are articulate, crisp, full, with good imaging and body, with a small soundstage which makes voices and vocals easy to hear and point out. You won’t hear all the nuances of the music but most of them. They have a mostly balanced sound. Bass is solid and accurate, but way less than previous models. Highs are crisp without sounding shrill. Mids also sound good. They are tuned for an exciting listen over a critical listen. I don’t find them to be blanketed, bloated, blurred, congested, colored, or muddy.

    For those who don’t understand the terms above. They sound great. Most will greatly enjoy them. Bass heads may be a bit disappointed as they went for a cleaner more accurate sound this time around (which for a Beats product is strange). I have no complaints.

    PROS:

    • Solid ANC. Not going to beat the best but is solid.

    • Great transparency mode. Very similar to the Airpod Pros (which I think do it best). Voices sound like they are coming from microphone and are bit quiet but overall mixes very well and is almost like you don’t have a headphone on.

    • Good call quality on both ends.

    • Better than expected durability (especially compared to years past),

    • Great battery life with quick charge.

    • Balanced, clear sound profile (compared to bass heavy at the expense of everything else). Not audiophile but good for a fun listen. Especially for Bluetooth on the go headphones.

    • Bass is not super heavy.

    • Has lots of cool tech that make it a premium product worth the price tag (balanced sound with microphones to make sure you are getting the best sound experience with ANC, excellent transparency mode, fold on/off, H1 chip, Class 1 Bluetooth, sweat resistance, long battery life, quick charge, Hey Siri, Audio Sharing, on ear controls for everything, highly portable, quick connect to Bluetooth especially for Apple devices which also means low latency time.

    • Fantastic portability. Which for Bluetooth headphones is HUGE for me. Are very much like Airpod’s. They are relatively compact and just work. With the added benefit of sounding great (still not audiophile).

    • The best product from Beats to date. If you like previous products, I think you’ll really like this one.

    • Android app for quick pairing or installing firmware updates.

    CONS:

    • Plenty of competition. With some depending on your preferences doing things better such as ANC or sound quality.

    • Don’t have an app that can change EQ, ANC quality, or other features that some others provide.

    • Do not have a feature where they auto pause music if you take them off or lift an earcup.

    • Doesn’t auto turn on or off. (I left them on for an hour without anything playing while I did something else and they never turned off).

    • No AptX as they are made to work with Apple and the H1 chip. Makes other Android headphones better for those people to reduce latency.

    • Not USB C.

    • No 3.5 mm input. Have to buy an adapter from Apple if you want to listen hardwired.

    • Clamping force is substantial to help with sound, noise cancellation, and keeping them on your head when active.

    • Poor on ear controls.

    • ANC turns off during calls and “Hey Siri”.

    • “Hey Siri” cannot turn on/off ANC or transparency mode.

    CONCLUSION:

    I’m usually not a fan of Beats. But I really like these. They feel more deserving of the $300. Which some will be willing to pay for. But I’d for sure pick them up on sale. They are still not audiophile quality but have a relatively balanced exciting style to them which makes them enjoyable. They have solid tech. If you’ve liked Beats in the past, I think you’ll really enjoy the newest generation. If you haven’t liked them in the past but use Apple products, they are worth looking into. Same if you are looking for something that is highly portable and straight forward. If you are going for that audiophile sound, sensitive to clamping force, and/or use android you may want to look elsewhere. In comparison to the niche and product demographic these are made for I think they are 5/5. In comparison to other products in this range 4/5. As they do almost everything right.

    Dec 06, 2019 21:02
  • Review by Tripp, 8 out of 10
    Awesome headphones, a little uncomfortable.

    The music quality is better then expected! The transparency and ANC is amazing! The only reason I give a 4 star is because of it being on ear headphones, around 30 minutes of wearing, you will need to take a break, due to the constant clamping force, you can’t just move them up to the side of your ear like the studio 3s because you would feel the clamp force pressuring your jaw also. I got mines for $150 for open box, if the status is “excellent“ them I recommend saving a couple of bucks and getting the open box.

    Oct 16, 2020 17:56
  • Review by Cee81, 10 out of 10
    Best on-ear headphones!

    My 10 year old loves this beats pro. All the other on-ear headphones I’ve gotten for him ended up unused because he said it hurt his earlobes after a while. This one is really comfortable even after hours of use- for school, gaming or just watching videos. Battery life is great!

    Jan 07, 2021 15:16
  • Review by tlaren4, 10 out of 10
    Very impressed with these never been a beats lover

    So I bought a pair of these and the Bose quiet comfort 35 11 , and I got to say I didn’t expect these to complete with the Bose but wow they do I actually thing the stereo separation left to right is a little better on the beats , but the Bose seem a little more detailed when listening to easy rock music and are a lot more comfortable but they will destort at high volumes if you have a good source when listening to hip hop. When testing the same song Gerry Rafferty- get it right next time the beats hit 93 db at the highest note , while the Bose highest was 91 . The noise canceling obviously is better on the Bose but the beats is not bad . There is really no winner out these 2 with the beats on sale your almost 100 dollars cheaper. So bottom line if you want a pair for the gym and on the go these beats are perfect if your going to be wearing them for more than a few hours go for the over ear Bose , Sony . Etc the skull candy over the ear I was actually thinking of as well as Best Buy has them on display. The build quality on these is excellent as well I must say these are not your cheaply plastic made beats from the past they are solid

    Jun 22, 2021 14:31
  • Review by eLarsen, 10 out of 10
    Better Overall Quality Than Solo3

    I purchased my Ivory Solo Pro headphones in December. Overall, I have been very satisfied with the satin gold Solo3 headphones that I already have, and I decided to get another pair for work. I was originally going to get a second pair of Solo3, but I chose these because they were on sale and the Solo3 had risen higher in price anyway than when I had got them about a year and a half ago.

    Sound - The sound quality on the Solo Pro headphones is excellent and the noise cancelling works effectively. I prefer to use the noise cancelling rather than not. With noise cancelling on, it lasts approximately 20+ hours or so. Like the Solo3, they do last about the same when noise cancelling is not on, at approximately 40 hours. Both headphones have good battery life - obviously, the Solo3 I charge less often due to no noise cancelling.

    If you are still considering Solo3, honestly, they have just as good of sound, sans the noise cancelling. Soundwise, I can recommend them both.

    Fit - overall, the fit on my Solo Pros are better. The Solo3 hurt pretty bad on my ears the first couple weeks when I initially bought them, but the Pro has larger ear cups which overall feel much more comfortable.

    Frame - The frame is sturdier. It's honestly a really great design from Apple/Beats. I noticed that the Solo3 are a tad more flimsy when folding/adjusting, etc. The Pro headphones are overall more hardy than the Solo3.

    Color - Currently, there aren't as many color options with the Solo Pro as there are with the Solo3. I chose Ivory for Solo Pro, and really like this color. See photos. Very sleek ivory color.

    Case - the case the headphones come with is more durable, so if you drop your headphones the case for Solo Pro provides better protection.

    As a whole, as an owner of both Solo Pro and Solo3, I would recommend the Solo Pro for sure if you're willing to spend the extra money. Solo Pro are less clunky as well. Instead of pushing and holding a button to turn on/off, you just unfold/fold them. The Bluetooth "jingle" when connecting is also less annoying.

    Better design, better design, and a little better sound quality overall.

    Feb 23, 2021 21:11
  • Review by PopcornMovieGirl08, 10 out of 10
    First Beats Headphones Ever!

    Beats By Dr Dre is Awesome! Got it on Sale During the Holiday sale!

    I have an iPhone so the Beats as soon as I open the headphones automatically connects to my iPhone whenever I’m ready to listen to music! I can see why they are so popular - The sound is loud and you can tap to the beat of any music choice whether from Amazon Music, Pandora or online!

    They fit snug on your ear! And tight to a certain point you have to take them off if you don’t give them a break and not fitted properly on your ears and head.

    The Beats come with a case! The case is very nice for something that is high quality!

    Pro: Music is loud and Good Fit! Connects to phone automatically

    Con: From far away if someone is calling you to get your attention you can’t hear them.

    Nov 26, 2020 03:01
  • Review by BryBryJ, 10 out of 10
    A Great Pair Of Beats

    These new Beats Solo Pro are great. They sound amazing, with that immersive rich and clear sound that Beats is famous for, but one change they made to their signature sound is that the bass has been toned down a bit since they've been criticized that they focus too much on that sound feature, but they still sound awesome. Along with that great sound they have two sound modes controlled at the press of a button, Noise Cancelling mode which blocks out all noise and creates a deep immersive listening experience, and when cut off it switches to Transparency mode which feeds in limited external sound so that you can still hear your surroundings while listening to music.

    I also really like the new matte color scheme which is a change from their initial glossy and shiny designs, it makes them vibrant and pop and they are still as cool and trendy as ever.

    Lastly, the feature I love most is the battery and power. To Power On/Off all you have to do is fold them open and closed, no more Power buttons, folding them open and you're good to go and once you're done just fold them up. It's really simple and smart and as someone who is constantly forgetting to turn off my devices and then draining them, this is really a cool feature to have. They have a 22hr battery life and up to 40hrs if you cut off Noise Cancelling and Transparency mode, but when you need to charge them they have this Fast Charging Feature that after 10min of charging will give you 3hrs of battery life. So you're gonna get a ton of use in between charges.

    The only bad thing I can say is that it uses the Lightning Cable type cord a.k.a iPhone cord, instead of the growing standard Type-C, but that's to expected since they're owned by Apple.

    Overall these are great headphones and a must have for those that want great sound without compromising on style and power.

    Dec 14, 2019 15:47
  • 9.2score
    Bose - Headphones 700 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headphones - Triple Black
    Description

    Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 deliver everything you expect from Bluetooth headphones – and some things you never imagined possible. It’s no surprise PC Magazine called them “The best active noise cancellation you can buy.” Eleven levels of noise cancellation feature a range of options to choose from. You can totally eliminate distractions or minimize noise cancelling to hear everything around you. Or choose from nine other levels in between. Active noise cancelling technology in Bose Headphones 700 monitors the sounds around you and instantly cancels out unwanted noise to let your music shine through. At the same time, the acoustic space inside the earcups is maximized to give your music depth and detail. With these noise cancelling headphones, it’s not just your music that’s clear, so are your calls. The unrivaled microphone system uses a series of microphones to adapt in real time to noisy and windy environments so voices sound crystal clear on calls. Voice commands are also captured with unprecedented accuracy. The stunning new design of Bose Headphones 700 features a streamlined stainless-steel headband and a lightweight, comfortable fit that’s perfect for all-day listening. With these wireless headphones you get up to 20 hours of battery life and time-based power information per charge. Bose Headphones 700. The wireless headphones everyone is talking about.

    13 Features
  • Instant home office: These wireless Bluetooth headphones turn any space into a workplace — with powerful noise cancelling, astonishing sound, unrivaled voice pickup.
  • Your own private concert: Microphones inside and outside the earcups monitor sounds and cancel them out. While the patented TriPort acoustic headphone structure maximizes acoustic space, giving your music depth and detail.
  • Control what you hear, and what you don’t: Choose from 11 levels of noise cancellation on these Bluetooth headphones. Full noise cancelling eliminates distractions, full transparency lets you be aware of your surroundings. Plus, one click triggers Conversation Mode and pauses your music.
  • Say hello to clearer calls: Bose Headphones 700 feature a microphone system unlike any other. Six mics work to cancel out noise so you can hear the caller better, while four mics combine to improve the clarity of your voice so the caller can hear you better.
  • Plush comfort with a sophisticated design: The earcups are angled at 15 degrees to mirror your head and ears. Ear cushions are made from soft protein leather. And a lightweight, stainless-steel headband wrapped with soft silicone-covered foam provide a perfect comfortable fit for all-day listening.
  • Listen for hours: Get up to 20 hours of wireless battery life and time-based power information. Need power now? A quick, 15-minute charge will give your wireless headphones up to 3.5 hours of battery life
  • Built-in voice control: Want a weather forecast, a little info, or need to add to a shopping list? Just say the Amazon Alexa wake word or press a button to access Google Assistant and ask. Or access your phone’s default voice assistant, like Siri.
  • Speak, swipe, touch. You’re in command: Capacitive touch sensors let you simply swipe up and down to control volume, or front to back to skip tracks you’re listening to. Low-profile buttons control the power and noise cancelling presets. Built-in voice control accesses your music and messages.
  • Browse music without touching your phone.: Spotify Tap playback makes it quick and easy to access Spotify. Simply tap and hold the right earcup to get back to your last listening session. Then tap and hold it again for a new playlist based on your listening history.
  • Quiet for them. Loud and clear for you: With Bose SimpleSync technology, you can pair your wireless headphones with a Bose Soundbar 500 or 700, allowing you to control the volume of the soundbar for a personal TV listening experience.
  • More control from the Bose Music app: The Bose Music app ensures your Bose smart products work together for a more personal experience. You can access selectable EQ, manage your Bluetooth connections, check your battery life, and more.
  • Years of enjoyment: Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are carefully engineered to be compatible with future innovations through software updates.
  • LEGAL*: Bose and Bose Music are trademarks of Bose Corporation. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Bose Corporation is under license.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Danny, 10 out of 10
    My favorite headphones!

    I am thoroughly impressed so far.

    Packaging is simplistic and straight to the point with two peel back tabs that let you inside. From there, you will see the NCH 700's case which was smaller than I thought because they don't fold up like the QC35II's. The case fits in my work bag just fine. However, I do have say it's not as small overall as the QC35II's case. The NCH 700 case has a little magnetic flap inside that stores the audio and USB-C cable. No airplane adapter. Thank you Bose for going USB-C with the NCH 700's. What's left is manuals and warranty cards.

    The feel of the NCH 700's is nice. It's a streamlined design that grew on me and looks very modern. Weight is slightly more than the QC35II's. Build quality is significantly superior with more metals being used and most importantly, the comfort is similar. I would maybe give the slight edge to the QC35II in comfort due to the lower weight, but the NCH 700's is still a very comfortable headphone. The headband adjustment is smooth and should accommodate a wide variety of head sizes just fine. Ear-cup openings is similar to the QC35II with the left and right labels inside the ear cups for easy notation on how to put the headphones on.

    Controls are great and I can say the touch controls are very responsive and intuitive. Swipe up for volume increase. Swipe down for volume decrease. Swipe forward for the next track. Swipe backward for the previous track. Double tap to play and pause. Tap once to accept and incoming call. Tap and hold to reject the call. Tap and hold to go to a shortcut predefined in the app. The current shortcut available was to have the voice prompt alert you of the current battery life in which she tells you the estimated time until the battery is dead. There's 3 dedicated buttons on the NCH 700's. The two on the right is responsible for Power on/Bluetooth pairing and voice assistance/mute mic. The one on the left is to cycle between the 3 preset noice cancelling modes defined with the app. The right earpiece houses the USB-C port and the left earpiece houses the audio input port.

    The app provides a lot of functionality control. You can on the fly scroll though the noise cancelling/ambient modes from 0-10. 0 being like having no headphones on at all and 10 being in your own little acoustical chamber. You can launch Bose AR apps and experience augmented reality with he NCH 700's. Pretty cool. You can select the sources that are connected and add a new source or remove an existing source. The NCH 700 can connect to up to 2 devices at once. You can set your voice assistant between Siri, Google Assistant or Alexa. You can set how much of your voice is heard during phone calls or voice assistant interaction. If you're familiar with the QC35II's Bose Connect app, it's pretty much similar settings you can control.

    Sound on the NCH 700's is clean, open and balanced. No frequency really stands out so you get an accurate representation of your music. I would say they sound similar to the QC35II but with a tighter bass. The Sony WH1000Xm3 has this false stigma that they sound superior to the QC35II but that's because the Sony's accentuate the bass frequencies which to the untrained ear is more exciting and pleasing. This is not a better sound, it's a different sound that is not accurate to the source material. The Bose sounds more accurate, more like being in the studio. A flat sound will not sound exciting to everyone especially those with untrained ears. Sound is subjective overall so you can't go wrong with what you enjoy listening to. I really enjoy the NCH 700's sound. It's a smooth and clear sound that plays well with all genres. If you want a lot of bass, look elsewhere towards the Sony's.

    Noise cancelling is insanely good on the NCH 700's. Probably the best I've experience, but honestly, the Sony WH1000Xm3 set the bar so high in terms of noise cancellation that the NCH 700 doesn't really wow me. I think they are about as equally good, but the NCH 700 takes the cake because I don't get those distortion artifacts when the ANC pressure within the ear cups is disrupted from sudden vibrations to the headphones that plagues the Sony WH1000XM3. For example this is caused by being on a bus while on a bumpy road or running with your headphones on. The ambient mode is very natural feeling on the NCH 700 and it's great being able to have awareness while listening to audio in situations where you don't want to blocked completely from the world. Wish it had the Sony's right hand palm over the ear cup feature where it seamlessly kicks in ambient sound and lowers the music volume so you can quickly hear someone or something and then once your hand leaves the right ear cup, everything reverts back to normal.

    The mains reason the new NCH 700's are the new ANC headphone kings is the voice mic quality on calls and interacting with your voice assistant. It's amazing how clear your voice is projected onto the other line while using the NCH 700. These are killer for conference calls even if you dare take them in the middle of Times Square, NYC.

    Overall, the NCH 700 is a welcome evolution to the Bose headphone line up and I'm sure these will win the hearts of many. Highly recommended!

    Sep 15, 2019 01:21
  • Review by vrs99, 10 out of 10
    Music for your world

    Bose 700 headphones arrived today; the headset system clearly spoke First Class. Upon opening the product box found a carrying case for the Bose 700’s that is both nicely designed and quite suitable for storing or travelling with the headphones.

    The 700’s are both very comfortable wearing and the tactile sensation to the touch in your hand and upon your head is far removed from any headsets that I have previously reviewed/used. The texture of the ear and head cushions are the definition of comfort. The 700’s rest lightly on your head and are basically not noticeable when you put them on, after a few minutes you barely notice you are wearing the headset.

    To setup the 700’s you download the Bose Music app and follow the instructions. Bose Music app will setup popular streaming music services automatically, cool. One item that caught my eye is your current music selection is displayed on app. The extra attention to detail app programming shines through.

    First experience with noise cancellation tech, in a word, Wow. Turned on some James Taylor mid-range volume, put the headset on and at first did not realize that I could not hear an A/C unit just twenty feet from me. Only when I took the headphones off did hit me that all the sounds in the room had “magically” disappeared. You can program three settings from complete noise cancellation to mid and no cancellation, very nice.

    Music is perfectly clear including the most subtle audio with extraordinary spatial environment, each instrument/vocal comes through stunningly. Fact is the 700’s are the best headphones at music reproduction that I have experienced. From a wide range of genres going back to the 60’s through modern and Rock to Phantom of the Opera it was musical bliss.

    Fun Stuff:

    - Controls are well placed and the Touch Surface Controls for volume and track selection are spot on.

    - Battery life should easily deliver twenty hours of fun

    - Conversation mode

    - Built in Alexa - Simple easy setup – Great Feature

    - Mobile call management

    “Bose Headphones 700 feature an unrivaled four-microphone system that picks up and isolates your voice while cancelling the noise around you. You’ll hear and be heard like never before — even in noisy environments.” Good stuff.

    Typically, not a big headphone enthusiast, I have now been converted with the Bose 700 headphones. Bose has covered all the bases in their new headset.

    The 700’s speak class, performance and functionality clearly.

    Aug 05, 2019 20:20
  • Review by EricV, 6 out of 10
    Great features and convenience but lacks detail

    Design/build: The design is polarizing with a minimalist and modern look. The earcups are plastic with synthetic leather earpads. Headband is steel with silicone padding and silicone covering the top. Some minor marring/scratches do occur at the adjustment point of the headband and earcups.

    Comfort: The padding on the earcups and headband provide ample cushioning without getting too hot. The clamping force on the headband is stronger. You will also notice the added weight compared to the QC35II.

    ANC: I find that the ANC is really good but I don't find it any better the WH-1000XM3 or the QC35II. I do like that you adjust the ANC level from 0-10 (hear through-max). I also did not observe white noise or cabin pressure. ANC performance did well in windy environments.

    Sound: It sounds the same as the QC35II. The sound is clear but lacks detail, dynamic range is reduced as you increase volume, soundstage lacks depth. There is a delay between the video and sound, but not too noticeable. Headphone use SBC and AAC audio codecs, no Hi-res codecs such as LDAC or APTX HD

    Controls: I do like that they separated the ANC and assistant buttons. Touch controls on right earcup work well however I feel that the touch area is too small and that the headband interferes with its function.

    Mic/calls: Great improvement in the sound quality. One of the best headphones for making calls.

    Connection: No Bluetooth issues when connected with PC and Android phone. Did not observe stutters while playing music or video. You can connect two devices at the same time.

    App: New Bose app for controlling ANC levels, updating firmware or as a controller for your media. Currently you cannot control your EQ with app. You do need a Bose account to utilize.

    Recommendation: Overall the headphones provide great features and convenience. It works well as an ANC headphones and is excellent for making calls. If you are looking for something with better sound, it's not there. At $400, I cannot recommend these when there are other competing headphones that provide the same or better performance at a lower price.

    Jul 06, 2019 16:04
  • Review by Thanh, 10 out of 10
    Buttery soft headband....

    I was torn between these headphones and Sony’s latest but ended up sticking with Bose. These are definitely an improvement on the Quiet Comfort 35 II. The headband is really soft and I like the way the ear cups attach. I miss that they don’t bend inward for smaller storing but that hinge proved a problem for me. The controls will take some getting used to for me but I like how easy it is to change the volume and track. The fact that they have a magnetic closure for the cord compartment of the case is a big plus and improvement.

    I bought these when they were on sale for $300 which was a great deal.

    Nov 20, 2020 13:45
  • Review by mamallg, 10 out of 10
    Excellent

    Bose - Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

    Included- 20" USB-C to USB-A charging cable, 42' audio only cable, noise cancelling headphones, owner manual, and protective case.

    I have owned a few pairs of Bose headphones, but these are my first noice cancelling headphones. I was so excited for these, knowing what Bose offers.

    Packaging- the box that the headphones came in had a seal on both sides that are supposed to easily tear so the box will open. However, one of the sides didn't work so well and it took a chunk of box out of it. It's not a huge deal, but obviously I would have liked the box to not look janky. Inside, is a nice slim case that zips open and closed with a cloth interior. It holds the headphones and the cables neatly. It's great for storage and travel. That way they won't get damaged or dusty.

    Design- the design is sleek and attractive. I like that they are not gigantic and bulky, which noice cancelling headphones can be. The headband is not wide, only 1" at it's widest point. The size adjusts by sliding the ear cups up and down the headband instead of have another joint to extend or contract. The ear cups don't fold, they turn or pivot flat. It keeps the integrity of the headband better this way. The ear cups and the headband are very comfortable for shorter periods of time. I don't think I'd want to wear any pair all day long.

    I understand nowadays every product has an app to go with it. I also am slightly annoyed that it's required instead of an optional feature. You will have to download the free Bose Music app to proceed. You can customize a name or use a preset option for your headphones. It was easy to pair them to my phones. The app will display your battery life and what song you are playing. The app will not let you customize the sounds on the app. That is something that needs to be added. I expect that from this product and brand. I also wish Bose would consolidate their music apps. I have to have a separate app for their soundbars that I own.

    Controls- Everything is by touch with taps or swipes or a simple touch of a button. It take a little bit of time getting used to but probably will require more If you are left handed since the controls are on the right cup only. I don't use Alexa or Siri too often but I find that Alexa understands me better.

    Sound- I think the sound quality is excellent. I am not disappointed in the 700's at all. I am not a music snob though. I mainly listen to top 40 and it's great for me. The noise cancelling works great too. I love that there are different levels - 0-10. You can also make 3 different favorite settings if you have certain specific needs or situations. Anything to tailor it to your experience is great.

    I'm so glad I have these. I do recommend these if you like Bose, need a wireless noise canceling pair and can afford them.

    Jul 30, 2019 17:00
  • Review by davidmelis, 10 out of 10
    Absolutely!

    My very first pair of noise canceling headphones were a Bose that I purchased 7 years ago. I still own and use that pair of Bose QC 15 headphones. Through the years, I have always considered upgrading but have never had a good enough reason to. Mainly because Bose is so consistently good with their headphones that all the newer models have been very similar in sound, comfort and function as my old faithful pair of QC’s. Well, I now find myself with a set of the new Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700 and I once again am impressed of how good previous versions of Bose headphones hold up even today. That said, the 700 do feel, look and sound incrementally better to me. Allow me to geek out over the details a bit...

    - The Bose 700 have better passive noise isolation. The headphones block more ambient noise passively by just the cup and pad materials. The trade-off is that the headphones seem to be just ever so slightly more warm to wear than the previous QC15, 25 and 35 models.

    - The active noise cancelation is slightly better also. Perhaps not better but different. The 700 tend to cancel out a few decibels less of the lowest sounds (airplane cabin noise) but then block more than before of the mid to high frequencies (busy office or coffee shop). Personally, I do not fly much so I prefer the noise canceling prowess of the Bose NC 700.

    - The sound signature remains true to Bose’ custom but is ultimately better. The 700 seem to have higher impedance drivers. This means that it takes more electricity to move the electromagnet that moves the drivers which move air creating sound frequencies. Higher impedance drivers means a stronger bass that is more controlled and tight. The trade off to he high impedance speakers which take more energy to drive is twofold: 1) Listening to the headphones passively through the wire sounds significantly worse. These drivers need more amplification than the average 3.5 mm headphone jack provides. 2) Wireless battery life still remains near 20 hours. Personally, I prefer the slightly better sound over more battery life or better sounding passive mode.

    - The 700 have slightly better imaging. Closed back headphones do not do imaging as well as their open back cousins. The soundstage is still within my head but the instrument separation is better than previous Bose. So great to imagine an actual stage in a performance theatre and to be able to hear exactly where each orchestra member is sitting. It just makes music that much more immersive.

    - The highs are better! I read some reviews that say the sound of the higher frequencies such as symbols is inconsistent depending on how the headphones are seated on your ear and how good of a seal there is. I understand this, but to me the highs sound absolutely fantastic. They are not rolled off. A symbol finishes its ring until the very last vibration. There is also no harshness nor brittleness ever at higher volumes. The highs are very very nicely done for a noise canceling headphone. Now, if you wear glasses and do not have as good of a seal then your experience may vary.

    - The mids such as voices are more present and transparent than previous generation Bose noice canceling headphones. I have listened to many very expensive headphones where the mids get lost in the mix. Not here. Bose managed to have sub-level lows and ear tickling highs while still maintaining the mids. Very great.

    - The Bose QC35 first introduced us to volume specific bass equalization. In other words, Bose increases the volume of the bass at lower levels so that the it could be properly heard when it normally would not be present enough. The Bose 700 does the same! So great to hear the full frequency spectrum even when playing music at very low volumes.

    - Unfortunately, to my ear Bose decreases the bass at higher volumes - like over 80%. I would rather have this than to have distorted bass yet the balance is thus off at these higher volumes. Thankfully I never listen this loud.

    - The sound of my own voice during phone calls sounds more natural than ever. Really, this is hard to do because when wearing headphones our own voice sounds odd to us. Try plugging your ears and while you talking. It voice sounds like it is under water. It takes a lot of equalization in order to take what we hear naturally and pump in some of what the microphones are hearing on the outside and equalize it in a way so that it sounds natural. It is not perfect, but I am still in awe. I have never heard it done this well.

    - The ear cups are taller than previous Bose headphones. This gives more margin of error and a larger sweet-spot when adjusting the headband. Good thing because it is hard to get the headband back to the exact location where it was previously. I miss the “clicks” of the previous models. It made it so easy to count the “clicks” to place the headband exactly where it was proven comfortable.

    - At first I was annoyed by the physical buttons. They seemed too large and too openly placed in that I accidentally pressed them when just taking the headphones on and off. Now, they do not bother me at all. Muscle memory has me avoiding accidental presses. In fact, the buttons (both physical and touch) have grown on me. I appreciate how they disappear into the sleek design.

    - The design to me looks very fantastic. So sleek with the steal headband with very soft silicones and leatherettes. To my eye, my QC 15 look dated and the QC 35 series now look like a tank.

    - One final little detail. I love that the weight balance of the headphones allows the ear cups to automatically lay flat when I hold the headband. Makes it so easy to place the 700’s back into their case (see photo).

    As you can tell, I have been obsessing over these headphones. Most of these details I have shared may go unnoticed by the average consumer. Yet, I can’t help to think that most anyone will appreciate the sum total of the parts. Most will probably acknowledge that the Bose NC 700 just sound good, feel good and work well. Now, to my fellow arm-chair audiophiles - consider that these Bose Noise Canceling 700 headphones are an all-in-one product. Bose has nicely paired their own custom drivers with their own DAC (assuming it is a proprietary DAC in there) and also an amplifier. All the while simultaneously pumping in sound that cancels out the ambient noise. Quite a feat! Of course, you can get better sounding headphones elsewhere but you will also need a great dedicated DAC and then an amplifier. All the while, you probably still will be settling for a headphone that is much less comfortable. And, you might constantly be experiencing hoping to pair the right DAC with the right cans and amplifier. When I look at it this way, the Bose 700 are worth the money and do have a place in my collection.

    Aug 08, 2019 16:46
  • Review by Qazaqstan, 10 out of 10
    Super

    decent sound and decent noise cancellation! I recommend for traveling and listening to music is just super!

    Sep 08, 2021 16:04
  • Review by Anonymous, 8 out of 10
    Works great in the start

    Works great in the start but I’ve started getting some problems with this head phones.. where do I contact for help? The Bluetooth kind of does not connect sometimes and the audio suddenly rings on the phone instead of headphones.. I want to replace this product!!

    Dec 10, 2020 16:15
  • 9.2score
    Sony - WH-XB900N Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Experience an immersive acoustic performance with these Sony XB Extra Bass wireless headphones. The noise-isolating fit mutes ambient noises, while the lithium-ion battery offers up to 30 hours of playtime, keeping you entertained during long-distance travels. These Sony XB Extra Bass wireless headphones have a touch sensor for convenient control.

    13 Features
  • Active noise cancellation: Effectively blocks out distracting background noises, so you can enjoy a focused, immersive sound environment.
  • Rechargeable battery: Offers up to 30 hours of use and lasts up to 300 hours on standby mode.
  • Headset touch controls: Include volume, play/pause, next song, going back, tap and hold to activate VA, Quick Attention.
  • Built-in microphone: Enables simple hands-free chatting via a phone.
  • Bluetooth 4.2 interface with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology: Enables simple wireless pairing with your Bluetooth-enabled device. Supports HFP, HSP, A2DP and AVRCP Bluetooth profiles.
  • Over-the-ear design: For a secure fit.
  • 3.5mm gold-plated connector: Enables use with a variety of audio devices.
  • 40mm drivers: Deliver powerful sound.
  • 3Hz - 20kHz headset frequency response: Along with a 50Hz - 8kHz microphone frequency response ensures faithful sound reproduction.
  • 50 ohms impedance: To efficiently conduct power.
  • Dynamic transducer design: For reference-grade audio.
  • Stereo design: Delivers crisp tones.
  • 4' cable: Permits a flexible range of motion.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by 3Tcubed, 10 out of 10
    A Real Step UP

    About 15 months ago I reviewed the Sony CH700N headphones and said it sounded better than 6 other BT headphones I had, but they were not comfortable for more than an album or so. Needless to say I've kept looking, and with 2 more set earbuds and 2 more over the ear headphones to consider I now have the Sony XB900Ns. They weigh about the same as the CH700's but have a completely different foam configuration. They have deeper, softer foam around the ears, they are deep enough that my ears don't touch the inner drivers, which is what I think caused the discomfort with the CH700s. The are much more comfortable and do a better job of noise canceling. I've found them much more comfortable than the CH700's, the foam at the top is a little thicker and they don't squeeze quite as tightly. In addition; changing volume or music is accomplished with a simple swipe to the right headphone, and if you cover your right ear (headphone) with you hand it mutes the music and enables the ambient mode so you can clearly here the environment around your. I really missed this in the CH700's, several other headphones I've acquired recently have this feature in one fashion or another. It's truly worth having if your going to wear headphones around others.

    Using these headphone on the telephone is somewhat better than the tunnel sound I found on the CH700s, the echo cancelation seems to works better, I believe the CH700s prevented me from hearing myself talk and these XB900s allow my voice to be heard as I talk. This is another big improvement.

    Now how do they sound. I tried to compare the two headphones (which BT I can't pair simultaneously (nor can I wear). There is no question that the VB900Ns are louder (more efficient: specs say by 4dB). The the bass is undeniably more pronounced, maybe deeper. They remind me more of the sound profile you expect from 'Beats' headphones, but at the same time these Sony XB900N's mids and highs are a bit brighter and louder than that of the CH700's. I'd expected to compare the same volume level on my phone, but to make them equivalent the XB900N's needed to be one notch lower. I think that the XB900's do a much better job of noise cancelation; I tried listening to both with my television on, and the external noise bleed with the CH700's was noticeable, where it was (nearly) non-existent on the XB900s. But I was doing this to also test the XB900's ambient listening environment, where you turn off noise cancelation and "bring in" the external noises. This allows you to hear what's going on around you. I could clearly hear the television and my music, by placing my hand over the right headphone it muted the music and I could only hear the television (clearly; the headphone mic was picking up the external sounds and playing them through the headphones). As I said this is a great feature.

    Now to some music from Boston and Pink Floyd; The transition from "Foreplay to Long Time", has some great surround stereo separation, softly swirling from ear to ear. The XB900s were clearly deeper but also more airy, both had a great complex midrange, but the overall balance of the lower lows and higher highs on the XB900s was captivating. As "Smokin's" bass built the XB900 certainly get your attention, maybe a little overwhelming, but it was not uncomfortable. Here the CH700's were not as captivating, lacking the thump of the XB900s. Listening to the Immersion Edition of TDSOTM, the voice in my head in "Speak to Me (Live)" were surreal with the subtle background noises. But here again the XB900s soundstage was more fulfilling. The girls in "The Great gig in the Sky" sounded ethereal. I enjoyed the comfort and sound of the XB900's more. That being said, the deep bass of Money seemed over the top. But after spending some time with Sony's HeadPhones App I found that via the 'Equailzer' I could either use their Bright mode or create my own custom mode, taking down the bass a notch and kicking up the highs, to give me a better balance. The app also has a surround mode (VPT) that can put you in an Arena (to much reverb), a Club (kind of bassy), Outdoor Stage or in a Concert Hall (my preference for live music). You can't get to these features from the headphone directly (that I could find). You need to access them from the phones 'Headphones App' which is fine, as it's probably not going to be changed that often. So, I'd say the Extra Bass from the XB900s can be a bit over the top, but you can modify their sound curve from the Headphones app to you liking.

    One other touted feature is Google and Alexa integration. If this is enabled it disables the Noise Cancelation/Ambient button's operation and that button then functions to interface with Alexa or Google (they should have added a dedicated button). Having both Google and Alexa I tried Google first, but the first instruction I tried (skip to next song) was not supported. It could handle volume up and volume down thought. Also when issuing voice commands, my other Google devices could hear my commands and they "won" over the headphones. Maybe my understanding of how this integration is supposed to work is misunderstood.... but it's not explained anywhere in the "manual" or via the online Headphone app. At best I'd say this is a work in progress.

    I also listened with the wired connection and as expected the overall sound stage is much wider and brightness of the headphones really shined. Until I connected these headphones directly to my DAC I really didn't know how good how good the XB900s were (with bass tuned down via equalizer). I'd really like to see a headphone that can connect direct via Google play (Wi-Fi) some day.

    The headphones take 7+hrs to fully charge, but are rated to play for 30hrs (plenty). The headphones are still a little heavy (8.96oz), but the improved foam helps a lot. They are a nice step up, in both sound and functionality from the Sony CH700's, and still a reasonable price. I'm impressed, looking forward to trying them on a long air flight. Sony XB900Ns: my new favorite.

    Jul 18, 2019 10:23
  • Review by stoptheclocks, 10 out of 10
    Sony Headphones Do It All

    Metal to Mozart, what do they have in common? They both sound amazing on this Sony WH-XB900N wireless noise canceling over the ear headphones. Features also include active noise canceling, ambient noise and XB Bass sound. Crystal clear highs, smooth mids and deep punchy bass make these Sony XB-XB900N headphones suitable for any kind of music from Classical to Rock.

    • Comfortable for all day wear, I enjoyed the over the ear experience to listen to some eclectic music. I listened to some music from Heavy Metal, Alternative, Hip Hop back from the 90s, and Classic Rock.

    • I charged the Sony wireless headphones for about 13 hours to a get a full charge of 30 hours to play music. You can also charge a quick 10 mins for 60 mins of play which is very convenient. The charging cord is a USB-C connection to the headphones and a regular USB that plugs into your computer or USB/wall plug. I think Sony made the charging cord a little short. If you want charge the headphones, the short cord will keep the headphones very close to wherever you choose to charge.

    • There are 3 main ways to connect the Sony wireless headphones. The connections are Bluetooth, NFC (Near Field Connection), and a 3.5mm jack with gold tips. I connected to Bluetooth on my Smart Phone. I also connected to my computer using the 3.5mm jack which has a longer than usual length (which is great because you can move around). Using the custom button on the left ear cup, you can active the ambient noise on/off and active noise canceling. This is while you listen to tunes or just to help you relax. Combining with music these active noise systems, a sound stage is set for you to hear the music better without little noises bothering you. The over the ear cups just by themselves help with that as well.

    • Next I installed the Sony Headphones App. It was easy to install and easy to use. I used the app to get the Google Assistant. It is a real nice feature pushing the custom button on the left ear cup and asking the Google Assistant for weather, or time, etc. The App also allows you to monitor your position for sound (stationary is what I used), VPT (virtualphones technology), Equalizer, Sound Quality mode, DSEE (digital sound enhancement engine). Of course, ambient sound modes are also used in the App. The app mode allows you to get all the sound fields to adapt the music to your ears. The fields are a concert hall, outdoor stage, club, arena and off. To get the get the fields to work you must turn the Sound Quality to be set at “Priority on Stable”. After that you will be able to access the sound fields. The EQ is pretty cool as well.

    • The reason that these Sony headphones sound really amazing is the frequency range and drivers. The headphones have powerful 40mm drivers and a frequency range of 3Hz-20kHz which produces reference grade audio. So you will enjoy your love of music that is articulate and punchy, just like the original sound. The noise canceling and ambient works great. I couldn't even hear my texts as they came through my phone right next to me.

    • When the phone rings, no worries. The Sony wireless headphones have hands free calling with HD Voice. You don’t need to adjust anything. Just answer the call by tapping the answer spot on the right ear cup. It is located in the middle just to the right of pause. If you do need adjusting with the mic you can activate it by tapping the right ear cup, just off the middle to the left.

    • The hardest yet most convenient part of these Sony headphones is how you control the volume and tracks. The right side of the outer ear cup has the controls on a pressure sensitive plate. At first it may seem hard, but you can get used to it very quickly. I think it is probably the best feature. You can turn up the volume by simply tapping the top of the side (not the the top) of the right ear cup. To lower the volume, you just need to tap the lower part down on the right of the ear cup. If you want to change tracks tap forward or toward the back of the right ear cup to change songs or replay the current song. If you cup your hand over the right ear cup, it mutes the sound so you can communicate with someone while the headphones are still on. Simply lift your hand and the music turns back on.

    • Now I couldn’t get the right ear cup to respond when I plugged into computer. It seems only the wireless connection uses the right ear cup for controls.

    • These Sony headphones fold flat and fit into a soft carrying pouch. This makes for easy travel or storing in your suitcase. A pouch is fine but a carrying case would have been better for these high tech headphones.

    Overall these Sony wireless headphones offer a unique set of sound controls and excellent/amazing sound. Using the right ear cup couldn’t be any easier for controls after trying it a few times. Features like the ambient/noise sound canceling, the awesome sound of music (from all different genres) and the XB Bass make these high tech headphones from Sony an excellent option when looking for headphones.

    Jul 18, 2019 08:26
  • Review by TECHBEENGOOD, 10 out of 10
    Superlatives across the board.

    SONY WH-XB900N: I’ve owned various brand headphones, including several Sony models going back years. I generally prefer over-the-ear headphones because they always “fit” without fussing, but these may be the best yet. SONY may even want to consider suspending any further work on headphone usability and ergonomics. They seem to have arrived at perfection. All those features that have looked so cool in the advertising in the past, but maybe not quite lived up to their promise? Well, now they all work perfectly. You even have the ability to fully customize the sound of these SONYs in the useful CONNECT APP. Your headphones . . . your preferred sound. I’ll be hiding these from family.

    SETUP and FUNCTION: where everything makes sense!

    The features I’ll describe below operate as described using the Bluetooth connection between my iPhone XR and the Sony Headphones. This is the most likely connection for most people.

    + LEFT and RIGHT ear cups are labelled, with color, and are easy to identify.

    + The buttons have sufficient height and separation, and they work as described each time. The lowest button initiates the Bluetooth connection. It was quick and remains reliable. The same button turns off the headphones and a voice announces that fact. A blinking blue light between buttons confirms ON.

    + The upper button cycles through NOISE CANCELLING . . . AMBIENT SOUND CONTROL . . . AMBIENT SOUND CONTROL OFF. A voice confirms each change.

    ++ The upper button can be changed into a Google Assistant button or an Alexa Assistant in the SONY CONNECT APP.

    + SONY’s Headphone CONNECT APP (Versions App 5.2.0; 1.0.2 for XB900N) presents features appropriate for the connected headphones. If you have a few different Sony model headphones, the APP presents only those features you can use.

    +The CONNECT APP allows you to customize the following:

    ___ Adaptive Sound control give a range of NOISE CANCELLATION levels.

    ___ Sound Position control moves you around in the sound field.

    ___ Sound Quality Mode selects the highest quality BT or the most stable connection.

    ___ Change (enable) either Google Assistant or Alexa.

    + You can enable/disable AUTOMATIC POWER OFF, to occur at various times.

    + You can enable/disable the VOICE Announcements.

    CUSTOMIZE EQUALIZER - I’m singling out the EQUALIZER for special attention. It’s here that YOU decide if you really want EXTRA BASS, or not, or even more bass. Open the equalizer section of the features. Tap the “gear” icon and the fun begins. You are presented with a 5-band equalizer to modify the sound profile of your music. In addition, you can set the level of SONY’s “CLEAR BASS”, which presumably is their BASS augmentation control. Independent of the equalizer, it’s here that you can take away the BASS augmentation or add even more. These are your headphones, and you are in complete control. Your changes are saved as Custom 1 or Custom 2 settings, alongside of SONY’s several named sound profiles.

    AND IT WORKS.

    The coolest feature of all is on the RIGHT ear cup. Not switches. Not slide controls you need to fumble with. A slide of your fingers UP, increases the volume; DOWN decreases the volume. A slide forward or backwards SKIPS your music selection ahead or replays a previous selection. Taps on the same RIGHT ear cup pauses the music.

    Phone calls still use the RIGHT ear cup. This time a double tap either answers or hangs up on the call. Phone calls are nice and clear; increase the volume by sliding UP!

    [ Sony has included a double-ended headphone jack, which requires NO power, and can be used with a discharged battery. The SONYs will operate perfectly fine. However, without the POWER ON the headphones, the noise cancellation and ambient control works are disabled. The SONY CONNECT App, which is how various custom features work, is available only while using the Bluetooth connection, and it needs power. I, personally, would rarely discharge the battery completely, and losing some features for those few hours isn’t a crisis.]

    SOUND QUALITY: Whatever you want is within reach using the EQUALIZER and the CLEAR BASS control in the CONNECTION APP. With CLEAR BASS reduced significantly, these are very natural, accurate, easy-to-listen-to headphones for long stretches. SONY has provided very accurate drivers in these headphones, that ANY buyer will completely enjoy. Everything I played sounded great. Older recordings of 60s-70s rock often lack sufficient bass. Switching off my Custom settings and relying on SONY’s augmented bass resulted in music that was obviously still older, but completely re-equalized with the improved bass that just never made it to the recording. Really nice. SONY’s Noise reduction is highly effective, with background sounds totally disappearing . . . unless you customize for more ambient sound.

    SUMMARY: You’re always in control with the SONYs. They are easy to modify to address different music styles or my mood. It seems to my ears that noise cancellation is near perfect, and sound quality is not compromised. Comfort is also exceptional. These are light, easy to tolerate for lengthy periods, and remarkably easy to operate. The controls work reliably and are precisely where you expect to find them. Highly recommended.

    Jul 17, 2019 17:54
  • Review by JimC, 10 out of 10
    Great Sound, Ultra Comfort, Noise-Cancelling Star!

    The new Sony WH-XB900N wireless headphones are an outstanding option for a comfortable listening experience at home, traveling or in a noisy office. They incorporate very effective noise suppression and echo canceling systems, have easy-to-operate controls and a very long battery life. Their quality is evident in every feature and they a part of the well-regarded Sony Extra Bass family.

    Here are the key features:

    • Sony WH-XB900N noise-canceling over-the-ear Bluetooth headphones

    • Ergonomic, fully adjustable over-ear, closed dynamic headphone

    • 40 mm dome driver for maximum bass and very accurate wide frequency response

    • Noise-canceling/suppression technology helps block external noises, may be switched on or off

    • Monitor function allows ambient sound to be easily heard while wearing headphones, may be switched on or off

    • Bluetooth 4.2 reception range up to 50 feet, NFC pairing connection option, support aptX codec

    • Built-in microphone for making and receiving phone calls

    • Touch control on side of right earphone to raise/lower volume, next/previous track selection

    • Power, Bluetooth pairing, Monitor and Noise Cancel buttons on left earphone

    • Rechargeable internal lithium ion power source: 6 hours to fully charge with included USB-C connection cable

    • Headphones will operate 30+ hours continuously from a full charge, 16 day standby time, customizable auto-off timer

    • Can also operate without using any power by connecting an included 4.1 foot 3.5 mm stereo cable to left earphone

    • 3.5 mm (headphone) male-to-male 50” connection cable included

    • 20 – 20,000 Hz audio frequency range, less than 1% THD distortion

    • Sony Headphone Connect app provides graphic equalizer and presets

    • Easy to follow illustrated quick set-up guide

    • Foldable design for compact storage

    • Size: 5.5 inches by 6.6 inches by 3.5 inches

    • Weight: 9 ounces

    • Soft pouch with drawstring closure included

    • One year warranty on parts and labor

    Included in the box are the headphones, instructions, a short USB-C charging cable, a 50 inch long 3.5 mm direct-connect wire cable and a nice soft pouch. The quick set-up guide is comprehensive with step-by-step instructions for using the headphones, a trouble-shooting checklist, technical specifications and detailed explanations for using each feature.

    The headphones have a non-reflective black finish, substantial bass-producing drivers and super-soft memory-foam cushions on each headphone for superb comfort and noise isolation. They fold flat to enable compact storage and to easily fit into a purse, drawers, etc. The Sony WH-XB900N has a look of quiet quality and business elegance without flashy excess.

    First step is to charge the headphones. Just attach the USB-C charging cable, plug it into your computer or a USB outlet and LED lights will go out when they are fully charged (which may take 4- 6 hours when fully discharged.) A red LED light next to the charging port goes out when the unit is fully charged. The stated music playing time of thirty hours seems conservative since I found the headphones would operate for nearly forty hours before fading out. The customizable auto-off feature aids this very long battery life.

    Next, press the power button to turn them on – an audio prompt indicates when the power is on or off. Pair the earphones with your phone or other source via Bluetooth or NFC. An audio prompt guides you, but my phone paired them very quickly and without drama. A blue LED indicates the connection has been made. The connection remained very solid throughout my home, up to nearly 50 feet.

    The headphones are fully adjustable and the very soft pads completely and comfortably enclose even the largest ears. The Sony WH-XB900N are the most comfortable headphones I have ever worn. They are light (9 ounces) and have plenty of adjustment range to enable a perfect fit. The earphone pads are fairly large (about 4 inches tall and 3 inches wide) so they qualify as “over ear” and they provide excellent sound isolation. You can wear them for many hours in perfect comfort and your ears will never complain.

    Even without the noise-canceling function most external sounds are blocked. Pressing the Custom (automatic noise canceling) button turns on that feature and there is an audio announcement that it is active (or that it has been turned off.) The ANC technology is very effective for mid-frequency noise. I turned on both my shower and bathroom sink faucet and the noise (which would normally be very loud) was just a faint hiss which I could easily ignore while listening to the music. Even without music playing the noise canceling feature was pretty effective. Further, you can adjust the degree of noise cancellation using the Headphone Connect app. These would be great on a noisy airplane ride!

    The Sony WH-XB900N headphones have a very accurate reproduction of music from bass through mid-range notes and on to the highest frequencies. You can modify the sound contour/response by utilizing the Sony Headphone Connect app which features a full equalizer, a number of surround sound presets and sound positioning controls. For those who like heavy bass these are an ideal choice. If you want to cut back the bass the equalizer on the app will do that very effectively. I played every range of music, from classical, blues, hard rock, jazz and a full range of vocals (opera through folk ballads) and these fine headphones never disappointed me. The sound quality is just beautiful.

    Sony has positioned these headphones to deliver premium sound and features at a mid-range price. Yes, you might find slightly better headphones but only if you are willing to spend at least 50% more, and even then most users would not really appreciate any difference in sound or features.

    Like all good earphones these will respond to various voice commands, allow you to interact with Siri, take calls, etc. Each earphone has some controls. The right side has a nice touch pad which will raise/lower volume, skip tracks (forward and backward), pause and repeat tracks and has a microphone for use during calls. The left side turns the earphones on/off, handles Bluetooth pairing, activates the noise cancelation feature and also takes calls. One very clever feature is Quick Attention which shuts off noise cancellation and lowers music volume when you touch the right headphone, enabling you to easily hear outside sounds (such as someone speaking to you), and then resumes noise cancellation and music volume when you remove your hand.

    Bottom line - the Sony WH-XB900N noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones are an excellent value for discerning music fans who want a very comfortable headset, superb noise isolation and beautiful sound reproduction. They are a perfect choice for traveling and would pass boring hours in airports and on planes with gold stars for quality, sound level and range. I am happy to award this fine product a full five stars and my full, unqualified endorsement. Buy these if you love music and want sweet isolation from the nasty noises of the world!

    Jul 21, 2019 19:54
  • Review by bridaw, 10 out of 10
    My favorite Bluetooth headphones

    These are my new favorite Bluetooth headphones. It is worth taking a moment to create one or two custom Equalizer settings in the Sony Headphones Connect app. You can leave the equalizer off, choose between eight presets or create two of your own custom settings.

    I’m really impressed with the Noise Cancelling feature on these headphones. This is my first pair with this feature, and I love how well they reduce background noise.

    The Noise Cancelling feature would randomly turn off until I disabled Adaptive Sound Control in the Headphones app. The first couple days I would hear a tone and Noise Cancelling would turn off, often enough to get annoying. I think the problem is the Adaptive Sound Control feature. While using the Headphones app I noticed the Adaptive Sound Control automatically switching the Ambient Sound Control from Staying to Transport as I moved past our living room fan. I also noticed the Location Notification Icon appearing far too often considering I’m in my house. I’m leaving Ambient Sound Control on Noise Cancelling and leaving the Adaptive Sound Control off. I’ve also disabled the Android location permission used by Adaptive Sound Control in the Sony Headphones app. It has been several days since turning off Adaptive Sound Control and noise cancelling has not randomly turned off once.

    It is nice Sony lets you change the function of the Custom button to support Siri/Google/Alexa assistants, but I prefer the default function that cycles through three Ambient Sound Control settings.

    The headband is comfortable at first but hurts after several hours. The band needs to be a little wider to spread out the weight and/or have more padding. The ear cups are large, padded and comfortable. The cup material feels similar to leather but shouldn’t get cracked or ruined by sweat.

    The touch controls on the right earcup are easy to use. I like Quick Attention Mode, but I wish it was a toggle on/off feature instead of hold to maintain. Holding my palm against my ear only works for one or two words. I really don’t like holding my palm against my ear to keep the feature enabled. One palm touch to enable Quick Attention Mode and then one more palm touch to disable would have been great.

    NFC on the left earcup is a nice feature. Tap your phone to the headphone to connect, tap again to disconnect. I use the headphones with just one phone, so they automatically reconnect to my phone when I turn them on.

    The included USB-C charging cable is nice, although a bit short. Our laptops use USB-C but otherwise our house is still mostly micro-USB so I’m glad they included the short cable.

    I don’t care for the Sound Position Control feature. Neat trick but I don’t understand the purpose. It doesn’t sound any better, just gimmicky. Same with the Surround (VPT) feature.

    Jul 20, 2019 21:46
  • Review by TechFan, 10 out of 10
    My new favorite wireless headphone

    Over the last several years, I’ve had numerous pairs of wireless headphones and earphones from various brands and they all have appealed to me in different ways. These new Sony WH-XB900N’s are almost perfect based on what I look for in headphones.

    These came about 70% charged, so I was able to pair them to my iPhone and begin using them right away. Pairing was simple and straightforward and was completed in seconds. I downloaded the Sony Headphones Connect app and this is where the headphones really begin to shine. The app lets you completely customize your sound. I typically listen to a lot of Jazz, R&B and Hip-Hop, so I was able to customize the sound I was able to customize the sound to my liking.

    You can fully customize the amount of ambient sound you hear, sound position, surround sound, bass and treble. The app also has presets based on whether you are running, walking, sitting or on public transportation. The bass is incredible in these headphones. If you like bass, these are better than any other brand that I have used and its clear and distortion free. It can be overpowering at times, but can be adjusted within the app. The thing that impresses me the most is that although the bass is deep and throaty, the mids and highs aren’t compromised. I could still hear the vocals clearly.

    After trying these with my iPhone XS Max, I connected my Moto Z4 with AptX. Once I enabled it on the phone, I went to Amazon and Apple Music to listen to some tracks. I was expecting to be overwhelmed with the sound quality of AptX, but I was only slightly impressed. Im not an expert on AptX, so maybe it has more to do with what streaming service I use.

    The headphones are rated to last for 30 hours, but I haven’t had a chance to test that. If you do happen to run out of battery, Sony included a 3.5mm cable that you can plug directly into your device so you can continue using them. If you have an iPhone or some of the other newer devices, you will need a dongle to connect them. I do like that these are charged using a USB-C cable and not micro USB, but they take roughly 7 hours to charge when completely drained.

    Another great feature is the Quick Attention mode. By placing your right hand over the right ear cup, the volume is turned down so that you can listen to who or what is around you. Ordinarily, I take my headphones off or pause the track, but with these you don’t need to do either. This is a feature, I’ve come to really appreciate along with the great noise cancellation.

    The controls for adjusting volume and switching tracks are as simple as swiping up and down or left and right on the right ear cup. I didn’t have any issues using either and it was very responsive. The only minor issue I have is the weight of these. I like to wear headphones when I’m working from home or when I’m lounging and listening to music. After a while, they get to be uncomfortable. I guess this is to be expected with drivers this large.

    Other than the weight, these are a great set of headphones. The 30 hrs of usage, customization within the app, sound quality and solid build of the headphones make these my current favorite and go to headphones.

    Jul 19, 2019 12:03
  • Review by Lexi, 10 out of 10
    100% for BASSHEADS!!

    If you loveeee bass like me, these are 100% for you!! If you love that concert feel, these are the ones! I had the Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II & their nice but missing the bass I wanted. These Sony headphones have Surround (VPT) and Equalizer controls, so you can adjust the bass even more! These are hands down for bassheads!!

    Nov 05, 2020 17:37
  • Review by hitsuyoo, 8 out of 10
    Great But Still Inferior

    These are really good headphones. I mean really good. I liked the comfort. And The controls are what you'd expect from Sony.The only thing is, if you've ever tried the big brother to these, it's hard to settle. But honestly, these are some top notch headphones. Just remember to download that app. That makes the whole experience worth the bucks. The design is the same as the predecessors before it, so you know that's a positive thing. Ii just wish they were water resistant. That would make them great for workouts and rainy days. If you're remotely interested or intrigued by these, I have to say, you won't be disappointed. There's simply obvious room for improvement. As is the norm, here's a link to my full online review, if you care to get my full opinion.

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1E8bsDZ1VLomnF5DeLgAzZDg4DWC3UCGnvUuGcFNhBCk/edit?usp=sharing

    Jul 19, 2019 17:21
  • 9.2score
    Sony - ZX Series Wired On-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    These Sony ZX Series MDRZX110/BLK headphones feature neodymium magnets and 30mm drivers for powerful, reinforced sound. Enjoy your favorite songs with lush bass response thanks to the Acoustic Bass Booster technology.

    9 Features
  • On-ear design: With foam ear cushions for comfort during extended listening sessions.
  • Neodymium magnets: Offer sound reinforcement.
  • 30mm drivers: Deliver powerful audio.
  • Acoustic Bass Booster technology: Produces enhanced bass response.
  • Lightweight design: Along with swivel capability promotes simple portability.
  • 3.9' tangle-free Y-type cord: Makes it easy to achieve a hassle-free connection to your device.
  • 12Hz - 22kHz frequency response: For faithful sound reproduction.
  • 98dB/mW sensitivity: For powerful sound.
  • 24 ohms impedance: To efficiently conduct power.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by CIttyCat, 10 out of 10
    Sturdy

    Family friendly. Can use for ages 10 and up. Im and adult and I don't need to pull the adjustment out. Kids use them in my car so I don't have to hear their video games on their Amazon fore tablet. This is my second purchase I bought white ones a year ago for the laptops and since they held up I got these for the car.

    May 08, 2020 16:50
  • Review by rsbasom, 10 out of 10
    Sony headphones

    So if your a music lover like me you want to listen to your music with good clear sound from your headphones. I've probably gone through 25 different kinds of headphones in the last couple of years and i have to say that these sony over the ear headphones have been the best ones I've used for only 19.99 so if your looking for good headphones and don't want to spend a fortune these are the ones to get.

    May 07, 2016 04:51
  • Review by Happiness, 10 out of 10
    I love my new refrigerator!

    I purchased my new refrigerator online without actually see it with my own eyes. It was a bit scary for such a large purchase but the information provided on the Best Buy website was spot on and very accurate in the description. I'm extremely pleased and it fits perfectly and is beautiful! The delivery was on point and all Covid precautions observed by the young men. They both were very polite, respectful, and knowledgeable about the fridge and Best Buy practices. The refrigerator is quiet and spacious on the inside. I couldn't be happier with my experience and look forward to purchasing a new stove in the near future.

    Apr 30, 2021 20:45
  • Review by Carn, 10 out of 10
    Great headphones.

    I like these. They do exactly what I need them to. I'm glad that they for my head comfortably! They're lightweight and fold up easily for quick travel.

    Nov 15, 2019 20:31
  • Review by Cheech, 10 out of 10
    Connected to Vox

    Purchased this item to connect to my Vox AP2-CR amp for electric guitar so I can play it at night when I can’t sleep sounds great

    Jan 09, 2018 09:32
  • Review by Schwartz, 8 out of 10
    Great fit for purpose

    I bought this for my granddaughter who couldn't wear earbuds (kept falling out). They fit perfectly, and she loves them.

    Apr 15, 2016 18:35
  • Review by darthduke, 8 out of 10
    Good performance for a low price.

    I was looking for a pair of no-nonsense, easy to use headphones that would work with everything without having to install drivers or pair them with anything. I found them with this pair.

    These Sony ZX headphones have excellent sound in all but the highest volume settings. When I turn the sound on my computer's Soundblaster Audigy sound card all the way up and turn the sound all the way up on my program that I'm using (such as Youtube for example), the bass gets to sounding just a little bit 'muddy' or distorted. But, if I back the sound card's volume control just a little (like back down to 90 from a maximum of 100), then they sound fantastic. I tested them out by listening to classical music like Mozart, Chopin and Williams (John Williams' movie themes) and they reproduced everything as well or better than my computer's Soundblaster brand speakers and just as well as my CD player's speakers. I also tested them out by wearing them while playing video games that use my sound card's ability to create a 3D surround sound effect such as Skyrim and Fallout New Vegas. These headphones sounded very good with those games and the surround sound worked quite well with them thanks to the way that the ear pads conform to the shape of your ears a bit, blocking out most background noise so that you really get the full effect of the surround sound. That's not bad performance from a budget pair of headphones.

    They are lightweight, but don't feel fragile. I like that you can fold them up quite a bit so that they'll easily fit in a backpack or portable game system carry case like the one I have for my New 3DS XL that has several pouches inside of it. Not quite as small as my earbuds, but will still fit if I don't take all of my game cards.

    The only thing I really don't like about them and that keeps them from earning five stars, is that the headband isn't padded. I thought it wouldn't matter since they aren't heavy, but after extended use (like watching a two hour movie for example), the headband gets to be rather uncomfortable. So, I wrapped a piece of felt around the headband and taped it in place with Gorrilla Tape (like Duct Tape only better). That has solved the problem.

    I recommend these headphones for when you want a pair of simple headphones that won't be too big of a shame to lose, get broken or stolen since they didn't cost a fortune, but yet still sound decent. They aren't Bose level of quality, but they aren't Bose priced either.

    Apr 23, 2021 18:07
  • Review by Vincent, 10 out of 10
    great headphones

    These sony headphones are excellent, I use them when I go to the gym and they allow me to listen to my favorite music without the noise of the other people in the gym.

    Nov 29, 2017 00:09
  • 9.0score
    Skullcandy - Venue Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Enjoy premium acoustics with the custom-tuned 40mm drivers of these Skullcandy Venue headphones. The monitor mode lets you override the noise-cancelling feature to hear perimeter sounds, and the lightweight design and memory foam ear cushions ensure comfortable wear. Use these black Skullcandy Venue headphones with the Tile app for easy location tracking.

    5 Features
  • Bluetooth interface: Enables simple wireless pairing with your Bluetooth-enabled device.
  • Rechargeable battery: Offers up to 24 hours of use on a charge.
  • Noise cancellation: Effectively blocks out distracting background noises, so you can enjoy a focused, immersive sound environment.
  • Over-the-Ear design: For comfort during extended listening sessions.
  • Built-in microphone: Enables simple hands-free chatting via a compatible device.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Poocher917, 8 out of 10
    Balanced sound but could be more comfortable

    I was really excited to receive these noise cancelling headphones! I was familiar with Skullcandy so expected great things. Overall I was not disappointed.

    The good:

    Packaging – the package is well put together (see pictures)! You will open the box and find a nice case. Open the case and you will find the headphones, AUX cord, manual and USB cord. The case is very solid and will protect these babies well!

    Set up – the Venue came charged to 60% so they were ready to go. I easily paired them to my Android 8 phone to test them out. They worked fine out of the box. So I then put them on the charger. They charged to 100% in no time. After an hour of use they are still registering a 100% charge!

    Sound – I find the sound nicely balanced. I find them a little on the bass side. Not thumping. The bass is crisp. There is no way to adjust the sound via EQ. I tried music, video and phone calling. You can also connect via an AUX cord. I tried the AUX cord and the sound was excellent!

    Noise cancelling - The noise cancelling works well as you would expect. You can turn it on or off. I did notice a difference between it on or off.

    Phone calls – the sound was crystal clear. The microphone works well. There were no issues receiving and carrying on a conversation. The caller could hear me perfectly. I can hear the caller perfectly. One tap of the right button and the call is answered.

    Pairing – pairing was quick with an Android 8 phone, Android tablet and Windows 10 laptop. I tested the distance it would lose the connection and it was similar to other devices I have.

    Control – there are many options for controlling the headphones and the device(s) connected to it. The capabilities are different if you are connected via Bluetooth or AUX cord. You can control using Bluetooth: power, pairing, volume, play/pause, track forward/back, answer/end phone calls, activate voice assistant, active noise cancelling on/off, check battery, monitor mode on/off (silences the sound so you can hear other sounds) and pair the Tile.

    Tile integration – you spent some cash on these. Having Tile built in is an excellent add-on. I downloaded the Tile app and followed the instructions. It was very simple. I then tested the app and it worked great. One less reason to lose these.

    Things that could be better:

    Comfort – I was concerned when I first put them on. These were tight at first. I found the more you spread the band apart, the tighter the headphones are and the more they press on your ears. Initially I had the band too far apart and it was uncomfortable after 15 minutes. I then closed the headband as tight as it goes and these are WAY more comfortable! The ear cushions are thick and very soft. These could be more comfortable. I think these will get more comfortable but do not know for sure right now.

    No APP – not a big deal but there seems to be an APP for near everything these days. I would be interested in an EQ to fine tune the sound.

    Conclusion:

    I really like the sound and versatility. The Tile integration is an added value. The only thing preventing me from rating these 5 stars is the comfort. Initially I was concerned. The more I wear them the better it is getting. However, overall they are tight so far. But I guess noise cancelling headphones need to be tight.

    Dec 10, 2018 20:44
  • Review by Dakk, 10 out of 10
    It inspired a story. Pls read. My eview at bottom

    I have been using Skullcandy headsets for a LONG time and I loved my Hesh 2 pair for years; until he had just quiL. I actually started crying (fer realz).

    I knew I wanted a Skullcandy to replace the Hesh 2 with the 3, but then, scrolling through the Best Buy app I saw the Skullcandy Venue.

    The words "Noise Canceling" caught my eye. I tried a pair when they first came out.

    *PLEASE READ TO THE END. THIS IS A DIFFERENT KIND OF REVIEW*

    My last best friend, who was one of our many communications directors, had died for no apparent reason. I was so depressed I really missed how we would tell each other stories, some very scary but most were funny. I missed her dearly. No matter who I met, we just didn't fit together.

    One day, we hired a new director just for me!

    When the I her to work,, BeBu Venue, OMG! She must have has some kind of magic. Finally my father came up and asked her, "please! My communication director has been falling falling behind in her work. I think I will switch the employees around! Yeah, this good, but I'am not sure let me think about...*mumble* *mumble*

    BeBu had even kept secrets better!

    We were in fear we going to be separated. FOREVER! So, BeBu and I hatched a plan. A big plan that could only work if were if her sister would be willing help us. She was more than happy to!

    He was still thinking on the matter when there was a knock on the door. When he opened the door was a familiar face, holding a round case.

    "I heard you were looking for a new communications director sent over by the agency, Best Buy. My name is Miss Venue, I and BeBu's twin sister."

    *End of weird part of the Review*

    Ok now down to business:

    Sleek and has a matte finish in black or white. The headphone speakers swivel and the cushion padding sits around the ear as opposed to sitting on the ear providing much needed comfort as well as contributing to the noise cancelling.

    The noise cancelling Feature has 3 modes; active noise canceling, monitor mode uses the built in microphones to help you hear around you & off. (I have no idea how it works, but it does and is amazing!)

    The clarity of sound is one of the best I have ever had. It is much better than the expensive $300.00 gaming headset I tried last year at my friend's house! Good bass and I need my bass! The control buttons are very easy to use: power, volume and noise cancelling settings.

    The microphone is built in so you don't have that arm falling in your face all the time

    Bluetooth for hands free convenience.

    Inside the product box, you will find another box, just kidding! It's a round, hard zipper case. Inside that will be your headphones (of course), charging cord, and a 3.5 male to male audio if you want to be old school or your old MP3 player (or cassette Walkman [and, yes, I still have mine!) That is not bluetooth capable.

    The power cable is a micro but it doesn't include a wall charging port.

    In 2 sentences

    1. I absolutely love mine!

    2. I usually can't write any kind of story, be it good or bad, but when I bought my Venue, my husband just HAD to try it! (He is in IT) He insisted I buy him one as well. Thus that horrible story was born!

    Ok 1 more sentence

    3. Now my daughter wants one!

    Jan 29, 2020 15:27
  • Review by Quincy0980, 10 out of 10
    These are classy over the ear headphones.

    I received these headphones and right out of the box these Venues exude higher end. They are housed in a hard shell case with the Skullcandy logo on them. Inside the case is a molded area to protect the headphones when not in use. Included with the Venues is a charging wire, instructions and a mini jack wire to use with a non-IPhone or other legacy devices.

    The headphones have a hard outer shell on the outside of each ear pad and soft leather ear cushions. What I immediately noticed when I put them on was the secure and comfortable fit. Each ear pad completely covers each ear creating a nearly sound proof seal. The controls include a power button, volume + \ - buttons, battery lights to show the amount of charge on the Venue and a Noise cancelling button.

    The setup is very simple once you turn the Venues on, you push the Bluetooth search button and connect it to your phone, computer or other Bluetooth device and your set. Listening to music, the sound is full and clean, providing good detail. With movies through my laptop gave me an enveloping surround sound experience that put me in the middle of the action. Phone calls are clear and the mic works well. Without the use of the Automatic Noise Cancelling button the Venues do a good job blocking outside noise. When the ANC is used the level of outside noise is greatly reduced.

    I really enjoy the Venues for all aspect of listening, music, movies and phone calls and would recommend them.

    Dec 09, 2018 19:24
  • Review by cjviscito, 10 out of 10
    Finally! My perfect headphone set!

    I have been on a quest of sorts for some over-the-ear headphones that have the ability to be wired and wireless at a cost that isn't totally insane. My kids always like to play with the Skullcandy headphones when we go to the store, so I was immediately curious when I learned about the new Venue set.

    First off, these things are crazy comfortable. There's plush leather on the cups and the headband. I've worn these while marathoning Netflix while my wife's asleep. Not only did the active noise cancelling drown out her snoring, but never once did my ears or head feel any kind of uncomfortable pressure.

    The active noice cancelling feature is really nice and there's actually 3 settings: off, obviously, on, again obvious, and then there's a monitor mode which I assume is for music playback. The noise cancellation isn't as strong as say, a premium brand's ear buds, but I chalk that up to the fact that these sit over your ears and not in your ears.

    The headset itself has my deal-breaker feature which is the ability to use it as a corded set if and when the battery dies (which I've never experienced since I let them charge overnight). The flexibility that having this option gives is undeniable.

    They also come with a handy integration with Tile - that's right, you can add these to your existing Tile set up and you can use Tile to find these if they go missing - or, more likely in my case, I set them somewhere and then forget.

    Another nice feature is the case - these headphones are large, and they don't fold up entirely, but they do lay flat and can be carried in the large, but nice case. The case itself also has holders for the aux cord and micro-USB charging cord, so you can take everything you need on the go!

    If you're like me and you want the ability to enjoy wireless, active noise cancelling sound while you binge Netflix, or want the convenience of connecting these to your PS4 controller - then you seriously need to pick these up. I was able to replace 3 headphone sets that I had because of this one pair. I love them!

    Dec 20, 2018 11:09
  • Review by Thoriated, 8 out of 10
    Great but not perfect. A tad flimsy.

    Great headphones. They sound great, but the noise-cancelling has a bit of background noise, but well worth it in a noisy environment. Kudos to Skull Candy in making a top-notch wireless headphone for chump-change compared to the other "hoity-toity" prestigious brands. Skull Candy kicks them to the curb in overall value.

    My main complaint is physical durability: I have had to break out the "KB Weld" epoxy to repair their flimsy attachments of the top-of-the-head padded cushions where the cushion started separating from the over-the-head bar (see photo). A little epoxy and they are fine. Their sound quality and ease of use makes me overlook that cheapness ding in their manufacture. Not a show-stopper, IMO. Very good headphones for the money otherwise. I can spare a little epoxy and some time to keep them going.

    I had to do even more major repair on a pair of MEE headphones I loved. Swivel mechanism on the earpieces broke. A little KB Weld epoxy and they were good as new.

    Apr 26, 2021 10:25
  • Review by Austin, 2 out of 10
    Skullcandy venue not good

    Skullcandy venue no good keeps on braking and would not buy another one the right earpiece doesn't hold well lost money on them this is the second pair I have gotten

    Jul 16, 2019 17:12
  • Review by Jaydozrock, 8 out of 10
    Decent Sounding ANC Headphones

    In the box we get the headphones, an audio cable, a micro usb charging cable and a flat hard shell case which fits the headphones perfectly inside. These are some very low profile headphones. I like the way they look and feel. The earcups are sufficiently padded as well as under headband and feel comfortable when worn. On to the important stuff, how do they sound and perform.

    Soundwise, these headphones are above average in sound while being a little bass forward. The active noise cancelling ( this is Skullcandy’s first product including ANC ) is well done, it blocks most of the ambient noise and allows the sound to be more isolated. It also has a monitor mode that allows sound in while the headphones are on so that you can hear your surrounding, which is a plus. From my test I got about 22 hours listening time with 60-70% volume and with the ANC turned on.

    The only possible downside I have found is that the build quality might not be the greatest and that there is a subtle hiss when the ANC is turned on that might be annoying to some.

    Dec 10, 2018 09:29
  • Review by idea01, 2 out of 10
    poor quality plastics

    This is my second pair of Skullcandy headphones. This is the second pair that have had the plastics break in the hinge. This is unfortunate, because the battery life is great. Sound is great... they simply do not last more than 6 months due to poor plastic quality.

    Jun 29, 2020 14:49
  • 9.0score
    Sennheiser - RS 175 Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Boost your home entertainment system with these Sennheiser RS 175 wireless headphones. Multiple surround-sound modes and bass boost provide options for customizing your experience, and the in-line controls make it easy to adjust the sound from anywhere. The transmitter with these Sennheiser RS 175 headphones supports up to two headsets at once and acts as a charging dock when not in use.

    5 Features
  • Rechargeable battery: Offers up to 18 hours of use on a charge.
  • Over-the-ear design: For a secure fit.
  • 17Hz - 22kHz frequency response: For faithful sound reproduction.
  • Dynamic transducer design: For reference-grade audio.
  • Stereo design: Delivers crisp tones.
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  • Review by stbritt, 10 out of 10
    Sennheiser Wireless Headphones Saved My Marriage

    The last pair of Sennheiser wireless headphones performed flawlessly for over 10 years -- until the headphones and over-the-head padding had been stepped on, broken irreparably, the repaired well over 10 tens, before leading to our decision to hunt for new ones. This new pair allows for far better fidelity - and the controls are positioned so that turning your head on a pillow doesn't result in catastrophic volume changes! Seriously, my wife just loves them - and so do I. As a 'night person' Marsha follows me into bed by about three hours on a typical night - then lies in bed watching Law & Order for another two hours. I used to wake up occasionally hearing 'dum-dada-dum-dum-dum' sneaking out of the old phones. These have much better cushioning and I haven't been woken once since we starting using the RS175 model. Looks like we might make another 34 years together the way these things are working!

    Dec 14, 2018 16:26
  • Review by Steven, 10 out of 10
    Great headphones

    These work just great! I’ve lost quite a bit of my hearing and makes it difficult to understand what there saying in movies, even with the sound turned way up. With this headset I now hear every word very clearly. Night and day difference now watching tv. Love these headphones!

    Jan 17, 2018 18:32
  • Review by iLSeperatio, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for surround sound in apartments.

    An AMAZING set of surround sound headphones. I’ve experience high end surround sounds, sound bar ss, and headphone ss, and these are the best I’ve experienced. I use them to watch movies in the evening and not disturb my downstairs neighbors and now I prefer them over regular ss! Totally worth it if you want immersion or to not disturb someone. The cushions are soft and breathable, my ears never sweat in them. The headband is comfortable and doesn’t squeeze your head. Overall very worth the price!

    May 22, 2021 17:12
  • Review by Tick573, 10 out of 10
    Sennheiser - RS 175 Over-the-Ear Wireless Headphon

    These are by far the best earphones I have purchased. I like to turn up the volume for the audio effects of action movies, but am constantly being scolded. Now with these headphones I am able to watch movies or tv with clear crisp sound while not disturbing anyone else in the household.

    Jan 05, 2019 19:48
  • Review by Gbfour, 10 out of 10
    Great sound

    After reading other reviews about how good these were for people hard of hearing,I had to buy them to see if it really made that big of a difference. I wound say this is my best electronic purchase ever. Before I had to blast my surround sound to here what they were saying and I was still asking my wife what did he say. My wife was always saying turn it down. Now we’re both happy. The tv can stay at a low volume and with the Sennheiser headphones I can make out every word and hear background sounds I never heard before! I just wish I had purchased these a long time ago.

    Jan 20, 2018 18:59
  • Review by CaliforniaUnderwater, 10 out of 10
    listen 3 floors down outside

    It is a very good headphone. It is easily adjusted for volume, surround and bass on the right cup. It is a bit slippery on my fine hair so I wear a nit cap. Also the over ear cups hurt my pierced ear so I have to extend the cup arms down a bit. It takes up to 16 hours to charge fully for the first time. It helps to keep my neighbor in the apartment below from calling the manager too much.

    Sep 23, 2018 01:38
  • Review by WoodBHermit, 10 out of 10
    An ear-opening experience for one and all

    NOTE: This review was originally posted on another well-known shopping site on the web shortly after my purchase in 2015.

    I originally started shopping for wireless headphones to find something better than the so-called TV ears that a member of my immediate family who suffers from hearing loss had been using with some success. This inevitably brought me to the fine line of quality wireless headphones available from the German company Sennheiser and I had first thought about purchasing a just recently discontinued RS 170 or RS 180 model without an optical connection – analog only (As of 05/30/2015, the RS 180 was still only $199.99 at Crutchfield online with free shipping and 60-day returns). But then why spend about $200.00 on technology that is essentially 12 to 14 years old when the absolutely latest thing from Sennheiser (models RS 165, RS 175, RS 185 and RS 195) is available for just a little bit more?

    Out of this latest line of Sennheiser wireless headphones with a two-year warranty it is this model – the closed-back RS 175 – that I eventually ended up purchasing from Crutchfield online. Pricing was exactly the same as it is here on Best Buy (about $280.00). However, by using my Discover card (5% rebate and 90-day price match guarantee – lowest price seen 2 weeks later was $233.97) I was able to ultimately get my pair of brand new headphones for only $219.97 with free shipping, no sales tax and 60-day returns.

    I agree with CNET.com and their excellent review of the Sennheiser RS 175 that it is this specific model that gives you the most bang for your buck; it is the most cost-effective model in this product line. There is a big difference in moving from the RS 165 to the RS 175 in that the transmission distance of the RS 165 is only rated at about 90 feet while the RS 175 and other models are still functional at a distance of about 300 feet. The RS 175 also adds a low/high surround sound capability which the RS 165 (bass boost feature only) does not have.

    The differences in moving to a pricier model beyond the RS 175 are not that significant, in my opinion. Whether the open-back (not as sound isolating) RS 185 with the addition of manual/automatic level control features (MLC/ALC) and a balance control located on the headset is worth an additional $90.00 premium (best current price of about $370.00) above the RS 175 is something that only you can decide.

    At a cost of about $170.00 more than the RS 175, the top-of-the-line RS 195 closed-back model includes all of the aforementioned features of the RS 185 and adds 7 presets to tailor sound to individual hearing requirements as well as separate “speech” and “music” modes.

    Initial setup of these RS 175 headphones was extremely simple. The most time-consuming step was waiting for the batteries located in the two headphone ear-cups to complete their initial charging process which takes about 18 hours; subsequent full recharging of the headphones should only take about 8 hours. The operating time with fully charged headphones is claimed to be up to 18 hours until recharging is required. Both analog and optical/digital connection options are available. You can choose to use both connections (say for a TV and a stereo system) and then toggle between the two at your leisure using the sliding switch provided for this purpose on the back of the headphone transmitter.

    So far I have only opted to connect my television via the included 1.5 m long optical cable (don’t forget to remove both clear protective plastic end caps before using) and the optical input on the headphone transmitter which ensures optimum performance. If the cable is too short for your needs, you can always subsequently purchase a 3 m long cable like I did for about $10.00 (Digital Optical Audio Toslink Cable - 9.8 Feet [3 Meters] ). Note that the appropriate output on the back of your TV or other device may not be labelled as an optical output: Mine is actually called the digital audio output, but it is definitely what is needed to make the proper connection. The unique shape of the optical connector (it really can only fit in one place) will help you figure out just where it needs to go, assuming that you have an appropriate output available and don’t need to make an analog connection. If you do make an optical/digital audio connection to your TV, be sure to go into the appropriate settings menu before first using the headphones to set the optical/digital audio output mode to PCM (pulse-code modulation). Don’t leave it on automatic or some other setting. This is specifically required in the 15-language Sennheiser instruction manual on CD that comes with the headphones!

    As far as the user experience itself is concerned, these comfortable headphones with the easily adjustable headband are just what I was looking for. The member of my family who is hard of hearing has noticed a day and night difference in his ability to not only hear, but more importantly distinguish and understand speech when using these wonderfully isolating closed-back headphones. There is virtually no sound leakage in or out. He remains happily occupied in his own little world watching TV while now being able to understand essentially everything. This was not the case with the previously mentioned TV ears that cost less than $100.00 when purchased. Other people in the same room can simultaneously watch the TV in the usual manner – without headphones. Everybody’s happy.

    The quality of the sound that emanates from these headphones when using an optical connection is truly amazing! There is absolutely no hissing or other distracting sound – only that which needs to be heard and nothing more. The bass boost setting is quite useful for music and can be activated on-the fly when needed by using the touch controls located on the outside of the right ear-cup (bass boost, surround sound, volume +/-) near where the on/off button for the headphones is found. The surround sound setting (off, low and high available) does create a more immersive sound experience when activated; I personally prefer the low setting and usually have the headphones set in this manner when I use them. Additional bass boost and surround sound controls, each with a separate indicator light that glows green when activated, are also found on the front of the headphone transmitter upon which the headphones are placed when not in use and for recharging. The transmission distance with these headphones is excellent: I am able to walk anywhere throughout my 1600 square foot ranch home without any signal loss whatsoever; the same holds true when I am in either my front or back yards.

    I have the headphone transmitter base located near my Roku 4 in the living room and there is absolutely no interference when streaming and simultaneously using the Sennheiser headphones. However, I should note that I have my Roku 4 set to stream at 5.0 GHz on my dual-band AC router. There may or may not be a problem if your WiFi network with connected devices located near the Sennheiser transmitter is set to function in the 2.4 to 2.8 GHz range which is used by the headphones. You’ll just have to try it and see what happens. If necessary, appropriate device relocation - a greater distance of separation - should resolve any difficulties.

    Overall my hearing-impaired family member and I have been exceedingly pleased with our listening experience when using these Sennheiser RS 175, closed-back, wireless headphones of impressive quality. If you too would like to experience a most enjoyable, crystal-clear earful when partaking of diverse auditory pleasures during your leisure time, I can recommend them most highly and without any reservations whatsoever.

    Oct 16, 2018 16:00
  • Review by CrystalChronos, 10 out of 10
    Excellent headphones

    Excellent headphones. Best sounding headphones of this type I've ever had. These are incredibly comfortable to wear for long stretches. Despite the description, they are not actually 'surround sound's, this feature just adds some bad reverb to the audio. But the audio quality is enough to offset this and they have a really long battery life as well.

    Oct 21, 2021 07:14
  • 9.0score
    Apple - AirPods Max - Space Gray
    Description

    AirPods Max reimagine over-ear headphones. An Apple-designed dynamic driver provides immersive high-fidelity audio. Every detail, from canopy to cushions, has been designed for an exceptional fit. Active Noise Cancellation blocks outside noise, while Transparency mode lets it in. And spatial audio with dynamic head tracking provides theater-like sound that surrounds you.¹Apple Brand Store at Best Buy.Shop more Apple products

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  • Review by Ayaan, 10 out of 10
    Definitely worth it! A must have product

    Did a lot of research before buying it although I’m an Apple fanboy and have all Apple products( iPhone, iPad, MacBook, AirPods Pro and Apple Watch) I still wanted to make sure I was getting the right product. I know it’s very expensive and probably not the product for anyone but I started saving from the day they were announced. I watched every single review on YouTube and I don’t regret buying them at all! Definitely worth it!

    Jul 30, 2021 18:32
  • Review by Connor, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic headphones! Acoustics are excellent!

    What to say about these headphones? If you’re an iPhone user, and you’ve had difficulty with other brands Bluetooth connectivity, then these are for you! They’re essentially Bose-level headphones, with the AirPods realizability. The bass levels are excellent, and comfort is fantastic. The magnetic ear pads are a really nice touch. They’re expensive, but if you’re an audiophile that doesn’t mind paying for tip quality, then that shouldn’t be an issue.

    Jun 07, 2021 12:45
  • Review by James, 8 out of 10
    Craftsmanship 2nd to none… but the price!

    The sound and build quality is top notch! It blows beats by Dre out of the water. I think apple is trying to go after the audiophiles with their first attempt at luxury headphones. The only reason I’m giving it a 4 out of 5 stars is because it’s about $150.00 overpriced. The headphones are advertised as $550.00 dollars, but with tax I paid $601.00. Their are better headphones at this price point. Everyone compares Sonys XM0004, but it’s not a fair comparison. You can find the Sonys for $350.00 or less. Apple’s true competitors are the $500 dollars or more price point. No headphone maker can compete with AirPod Max’s craftsmanship. However, I’ve heard better sound from headphones at the $1000 price point. Also, the carrying purse for the cans is a horrible idea. Also, these headphones cannot be used for working out at the gym or going for a run. The sweat will damage the ear cups and flop around on your head. It’s strictly for comfort listening!

    Nov 07, 2021 22:03
  • Review by siraleksy, 10 out of 10
    BEST ANC Headphones

    THE BEST. Simply stated. I ordered these thinking they wouldn’t match up to Bose, B&O, M&D, and all the other Magnolia products and I was blown away. The hard thing to stomach is the price, but, they performed better than the rest. I’ve tested the Bose 700 series, Sony WH-1000XM4, Sennheiser Momentum, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9, Bower $ Wilkins PX7, and the Master & Dynamic MW65. None of them compare in sound quality, overall look, weight, and design. The Sennheiser Momentum headphones had a great bass kick, but that was it. The interchangeability of the AirPods Max really sells me on them as well. Ear paddings are magnetic and easy to replace, clean sleek design where you can add silicone earphone covers for protection. All around great design from Apple that I was not expecting.

    Feb 24, 2021 19:09
  • Review by Avtar01, 10 out of 10
    Great Sound

    The airpod max sound fantastic just make sure you get them sale not $549 overpriced my other headphones are master and dynamic 60 sennheiser moment 2.0 and new sennheiser 3 witch are my favorite headphone for sound quality period

    Nov 07, 2021 16:17
  • Review by APPLE, 10 out of 10
    APPLE AIRPODS MAX

    VERY pleased with the product…

    great salesperson…

    sale price which is rare on this item…

    Jul 30, 2021 15:44
  • Review by ReviewingForBBPoints, 10 out of 10
    Get over your price hesitation,

    First let’s address the elephant in the room. $600 for a pair of headphones is pricey. It took me about 1-2 weeks before I finally convinced myself that the price can be justified after reading up on the reviews. These earphones are seriously impressive. I also have the AirPod pros, and the noise cancellation on these is like x5 as good as the pros. Beautifully crafted and nice premium feel. My only gripe is that you cannot adjust the length of the flex band. I was actually shocked when I first put them on and thought maybe I was missing something. After a few days, the earphones adjusted to my head size (I have a big head), but even still putting them on are uncomfortable at first. The sound quality and noise cancellation is honestly worth the trouble and price though, so as long as you are not sacrificing your rent or bills for them, definitely put these on your must buy list.

    May 29, 2021 22:38
  • Review by MainMan, 10 out of 10
    Only “nature” is perfect.

    I do have an issue with condensation “naturally” forming inside of the ear cups after a few hours of use.

    Jul 19, 2021 07:46
  • 9.0score
    Skullcandy - Hesh Evo Over-the-Ear Wireless - True Black
    Description

    With powerful 40mm drivers and exceptional acoustics, Hesh Evo features audio quality that has been refined over four generations of constant improvement. The clear, rich sound rivals the most expensive headphones out there — at a price that’s surprisingly affordable.

    3 Features
  • Noise Isolating Fit: With powerful 40mm drivers and exceptional acoustics, Hesh Evo features audio quality that has been refined over four generations of constant improvement.
  • Call, Track and Volume Control: The clear, rich sound rivals the most expensive headphones out there — at a price that’s surprisingly affordable.
  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology: Up to 36 Hours of Battery with Rapid Charge.
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  • Review by KMed, 8 out of 10
    Good Sound + Solid Value

    I have a lot of headphones! You name a type of headphone and I'm sure I have one in that category. Over the ear, on ear, Bluetooth, wired, wireless, noise cancelling, etc...I have a real addiction to headphones. With that said, I have a lot of comparisons to bring to the table when reviewing headphones like the Skullcandy Hesh Evo here. Since there are a lot of features to take a look at, I'm going to break this review down into categories.

    Appearance:

    I received the Skullcandy Hesh Evo’s in their True Black color which I really enjoy. The ear cups are mostly matte black, as is the headband, with a few areas of glossy black finish. They look good, but aren’t flashy and don’t stand out like other headphones in this price range.

    Build Quality:

    These are very light, but upon use and further inspection I found that they were built pretty solidly. The metal reinforced headband is nice, as I have seen quite a few manufacturers go with all plastic headbands that just don’t last very long. The ear cup material itself seems a little stiff at first, but once it warms up it tends to soften a bit. Overall the build quality is very decent for such a light pair of over the ear headphones.

    Comfort:

    This is one of the most important items with headphones and these do pretty decently in the comfort area. I have a giant head (size 8 in fitted hats) and these fit me at the very largest setting, but they do fit comfortably at that setting. The ear cup padding is a little stiff at first, but tends to break in over time. Skullcandy could have definitely put a bit more padding on the top of the headband where it rests against your head, but overall these were pretty comfortable after a few hours of continuous use.

    Sound:

    These headphones come with 40mm drivers and you can most definitely tell as the sound that these emit is fantastic, even above what these are normally priced. The sound tends to lean towards a slight emphasis on bass, but not to an extent that it ruins the experience for users wanting a more natural sound. Highs, mids and lows come in crisp and clear, even at higher volumes. My playlist mashup of guitar heavy rock, screaming vocals, classical and hip hop all shined when played through these. I have no complaints about the sound quality here.

    While the headphones themselves do not have any active noise cancellation, these do isolate sound and minimize sound bleed very well. Using them in an office setting should be absolutely fine and they should muffle just about most conversations and sounds at a medium volume level. I was not able to be distracted by my coworkers even when listening to an audiobook with these. Sound isolation is very good.

    Connectivity/Ease of Use:

    I paired these with my iPhone and had no issues doing so, pairing was fast and easy. Range was very good. I mean, these actually stayed connected at a further distance than my normal headphones I use at work that cost about double what these do. Sound quality via Bluetooth was fantastic as well. The headphones are also capable of being connected via a 3.5mm audio cable in case you run out of juice or prefer a cabled experience.

    There are only a few buttons on the headset itself and they are easy to feel free and operate without having to look for them. Power, volume up/down and track skip are all there at your fingertips. I had no issues with these buttons and enjoyed how simple the configuration was. They fold flat as well and can be laid flat down on your neck when you're not actively listening to them, this is a nice feature!

    The unique feature of these headphones is that they come built in with Tile, which lets you download an app on your phone to track your headphones. I did test this and it worked well, with the Tile application on my phone being able to tell me almost exactly where my headphones are. I can see this being useful for people that maybe travel a lot or tend to be space cadets with their gear. I don’t think I’ll be using this functionality a lot personally since I find it difficult to lose a pair of full sized headphones like this.

    Overall Impressions:

    Upon opening the box and feeling how light these headphones were I was definitely skeptical as to how they’d perform and feel when worn, but Skullcandy surprised me with it’s audio fidelity, decent comfort level and superb wireless connectivity. These headphones are a solid value at the price they retail for and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend these to a friend.

    Jan 23, 2021 14:58
  • Review by MrGadget, 8 out of 10
    Good value, great performer - Hesh Evo Wireless

    With so many over-the-ear choices, why Hesh Evo? This wireless set, currently $100 at Best Buy pumps out clean, clear, pure sound through comfortable earcups, effectively blocking muting outside sounds. Add 36-hour battery life, rapid charging (3 hours in only 10 minutes) and the ability to take phone calls and it is easy to see why I like and recommend these cans. And there is more!

    **WHAT’S IN THE BOX**

    · Hesh Evo Wireless Headphones

    · USB-C charging cable

    · Direct connection “Aux” cable

    · Travel bag

    · Instructions and Warranty

    **FEATURES & BENEFITS**

    · Comfortable fitting earcups for all-day wear

    · Outside noise isolation from excellence in earcup design

    · Headphones stay in place, not too heavy

    · Pure, sweet sound tailorable to user preference through connected device sound settings; more or less bass, acoustic, music genres, etc.

    · Bluetooth or wired connection to devices

    · Conduct phone calls with built-in forward-facing microphone in bottom of R earcup

    · Bluetooth connection to one device at a time

    · Built-in TILE to locate your misplaced Hesh Evo (requires TILE app download and setup)

    **SETUP**

    Typical of similar devices, press the ON button for three seconds, pairing mode is automatic (and available at any time with a press of the Pairing button), pair with your device. Now, play, enjoy, repeat. Install the mobile device TILE app, follow prompts in TILE to connect Hesh Evo. Recharging is accomplished with the provided USB-C to USB-A cable. Direct connect to devices with the provided double-ended 3.5 mm cable. Will not charge while in use. Rapid charge provides three hours of use with a 10-minute charge.

    **PUT TO THE TEST**

    From music to podcasts, use is effortless. Selecting the desired sound profile is also easy within settings on a connected mobile device or computer. The Skullcandy app is not currently compatible with this model, but I do no find it to be necessary.

    Making voice calls is not its strong suit, as call quality is only just adequate. In my tests, others commented that the call quality is not as clear as with other headsets and words in the beginning of a string are sometimes clipped. In fairness, however, this capability is a built-in feature of Bluetooth technology, added at little cost, yet still available. With but a single microphone located far from the mouth in the surrounding plastic base of the right earcup, the science is not friendly towards excellence in this area.

    Where Hesh Evo shines is incoming sound from connected devices. Here, its $100 cost seems a relative bargain for the quality received, reminiscent of headsets easily twice the cost. I have worn them an entire day while at my computer and then later on relaxing with the Music app on my iPhone. Absolutely, positively excellent sound quality, sure to please the most discerning listener attracted to its price point versus competitors at twice the price.

    As for the addition of TILE to the mix, I am still pondering the benefit. It is not easy to misplace a set of headphones, so why TILE? Why not, I guess. For the record, yes, it works as does any TILE. The app finds it, pinging its location and causing the headphones (when powered on) to emit a distinct, though not very loud tone, to invite being found.

    **CONCLUSIONS**

    Nice, very nice. No complaints at its price and list of abilities. Of the two others in my home orbit that I fit with these headphones for their opinions, all gave enthusiastic THUMBS UP! Now, add mine.

    **WARRANTY**

    Skullcandy Hesh Evo Over-the-Ear Headphones come with the manufacturer’s 2-year warranty.

    Jan 22, 2021 00:19