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Creative HN-900 Noise Cancelling Headphones by Review Summary ,  Aug 21, 2015

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Creative HN-900 Noise Cancelling Headphones
Report Date: 12/16/2015
Based on 129 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.7
Returned or considering to return: 3.9%

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Individual Feature Rating
Microphone5.0   exceptional
Price4.9   above average
Comfortable4.6   average
Audio4.3   average
Battery4.3   above average
Sound4.3   average
Noise4.1   average
Quality4.1   average
Music3.9   below average
Noise-cancellation3.9   below average
Cable3.3   average


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Audio

Audio:
"-Certain audio just does not sound good when the noise cancelling is off."
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"Unless I have a bad set, these are just not as good as Sennheiser or Bose from an audio standpoint."
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"The audio quality is decent as well as the noise cancelling."
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"They blocked much of the airplane noise so the kids were able to listen to the audio from their DVD."
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"The audio quality is great when noise canceling is turned on, but when it's off the sound quality suffers, even in a quiet room."
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"When I saw pictures of the creative hn-900, it reminds me alot like audio technica ATH-ANC7B."
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"Compared to Senns or Audio Technica, and I would rate the Creatives as a step above."
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Battery

Battery:
"I recommend them, a single AAA battery for me lasts about two weeks of normal to excessive use."
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"- Noise cancellation - (see Note 2) - Can use them with noise cancellation off (dead battery) - Nice drawstring sack included (limited protection) - The thin rubbery cord does not telegraph noise into the ear-cups - Not collapsibleCONs: - Odd headband shape."
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"Battery life is great, too."
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"I recommend them, a single AAA battery for me lasts about two weeks of normal to excessive use."
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"Battery life is good with easily hitting close to 10-15 hours."
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"It's a simple AAA battery so rather easy to carry a spare or get a new one round the corner."
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"Battery life is good (so far)."
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Cable

Cable:
"The detachable cord effectively acts as a breakaway; if you stand up to walk away and forget to unplug, the worst you'll do is damage the cable which is replaceable."
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"The problem is the connection cable"
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"The bad: The detachable cable has a flaky connection at the earpiece."
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"I like this feature as it means that if the cord gets damaged I can easily replace it."
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"Often I end up damaging headphones when I forget they are on and get out of my chair and the cord gets pulled taut with a snap."
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"The detachable cord effectively acts as a breakaway; if you stand up to walk away and forget to unplug, the worst you'll do is damage the cable which is replaceable."
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"I don't' like how the cord pulls out easily if you accidentally hit it while you are exercise walking (the way I mostly use my headphones)"
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"I'm very happy with this purchase, the comfort is great, sound I is acceptable good and I like the feature to plug to the phone to use in noisy places works terrific, and remove the cable if do not want it."
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"They also have a decent cord length, providing you some decent length between the headset and your player of choice, without being excessive."
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"Good for airplane use, long phone calls, or anytime you... - Want to isolate from your surroundings - Want the comfort of ear-cup style headphones - Don't mind a cord - Don't mind the bulkPROs: * Very good mid-priced sound (my non-expert impression) * Comfortable (see Note 1) - Good for phone calls - mic & control button on cord - Detachable cord with right-angle plugOKs: - 1 year warranty (1-way shipping paid by customer) - AAA battery."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"The only thing that I could say negative about it is that for my head they were a bit tight, but remained comfortable."
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"I have a larger-than-average head and finding headphones that are comfortable has always been a challenge."
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"Highly recommended - good quality, comfortable."
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"After trying several sets up to $300 I settled with a Pair of Creative BT headphones that were around $70 and sounded better and were more comfortable than sets costing 5 times as much."
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"The noise canceling works well, reduces airplane noise to comfortable levels."
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"I really enjoyed these headphones, they were reasonably comfortable and the sound was decent with noise cancelling on, and it muffled (even if only a little) the ambient sound in the room."
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"Comfortable, good range, and a quality feel give this pair a thumbs up!"
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Fit

Fit:
"They fit well (I have a big head) and didn't put too much pressure on my ears or head."
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"Fit very comfortably and sound quality is great."
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"I wear hearing aids so these headphones work perfect with the over the ear fit."
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"They fit well feel comfortable and the sound is fine through both ears , couple of times people have said they haven't heard me well and I have raised the mike by puttting in a loose not to bring it closer to my mouth and to stop rubbing on clothing."
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"Look like the QC15's, fits in the old QC15 case, LOVE the iphone dongle to advance tunes, etc."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"The mic works well with an iPhone (most of the time, see below)The so-so: As far as sound quality goes, they have a fair amount of midrange coloration compared to my normal headphones (AKG-K240s), but they are better than some others in this price range."
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"This headset and mic work perfectly with the ps4, I mainly bought them when I travel by plane but this was an added bonus."
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"iPhone mic - a nice bonusNoise cancelling - you can tell it is made for certain noises."
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"Also I was amazed that these included a microphone."
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"Phone calls are great, and other party can hear me pretty well with the given microphone."
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Music

Music:
"If you goal is to minimize surrouding noise in places like planes trains and automobiles and music is not a priority, then these Creatives are a good choice from a price and performance perspective."
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"I will probably leave it off, although the hiss does not appear to cause any problems when listening to music; fortunately the noise reduction is optional and the headphones work without it."
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"The sound is okay, but not great for music."
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"The Phillips are great for audiobooks and podcasts, but not great for music."
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"I won't be an audiophile wanker and describe high end and low end intricacies, but I listened to movies from a tablet, music (electronic and rock) and both sounded good.3."
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"I listened to a variety of music and each track came across crisp and clear."
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"Music quality is great and especially when you use the NC, you can feel the difference."
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"6) Sound when playing music from pandora is great."
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"I try to let family members of all ages try things, and this one did well with those in their early 20's ( who wanted to try EVERY aspect) to mom and dad in their 70's -- mom made a call, and also liked the way a movie sounded, dad said it was excellent for music, and reminded him of SONY headphones from the 1970's."
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Noise

Noise:
"The noise cancelling is 8 10 and the sound quality is 8.5 10.My only complaint is that these leak sound a bit more than I'd like."
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"These are headphones designed for noisy environments so you can't expect perfect musical experience."
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"Unfortunately, like most noise canceling headsets these require to be turned on to get the full sound."
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"At this price point, I wasn't expecting audiophile quality, but the flakiness of the connection and the noisy NR circuit make it a very disappointing experience."
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"Overall.. disappointing if noise cancellation is high on your priority list."
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"While the noise cancelling isn't quite as good as a Bose pair, they're still exceptional with active noise cancelling, and the sound quality is phenomenal."
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"Decent noise cancelling for the price."
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"Won't compare to the $150+ noise cancelling headphones but for the price they're good."
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"I bought these to cancel out the white noise generators at work, and for that it works well."
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"The passive noise cancelation is excellent."
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"The audio quality is decent as well as the noise cancelling."
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Noise-cancellation

Noise-cancellation:
"Our BOSE noise-cancelling earphones broke so we bought these as they seemed reasonably priced."
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"Quality noise-cancelling headphones under $100 are hard to find, and I think these delivered on each of my expectations."
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"I then when cheaper and purchased Philips HN 110 Folding Noise-Canceling Headphones and was very disappointed in them."
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"In fact, comparing these against the popular Bose noise-cancelling standard, these are a winner."
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"One note on noise-cancelling: NR works best on low-frequency noise."
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"The verdict: I'm not sure that one can really get a decent set of noise-cancelling headphones at this price."
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"Sound quality is good and noise-cancelling function is great!"
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"Knowing that these are on the low end of the noise-cancelling headphone spectrum, I expected a decent product but not dead silence."
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Price

Price:
"If you goal is to minimize surrouding noise in places like planes trains and automobiles and music is not a priority, then these Creatives are a good choice from a price and performance perspective."
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"Decent noise cancelling for the price."
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"Won't compare to the $150+ noise cancelling headphones but for the price they're good."
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"For the price point, it is a pretty good product."
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"Great for the price."
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"Price is good."
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Quality

Quality:
"The noise cancelling is 8 10 and the sound quality is 8.5 10.My only complaint is that these leak sound a bit more than I'd like."
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"The build quality is not robust."
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"Sound quality is not astonishing but better than expected."
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"Little difference with noise canceling on or off ( headphones cut ambient noise OK without the active noise cancelling turned on).Lastly, I'm worried about the quality."
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"Quality noise-cancelling headphones under $100 are hard to find, and I think these delivered on each of my expectations."
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"Not the best quality ever, but better than run of the mill ear buds and headphones."
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"Highly recommended - good quality, comfortable."
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"The audio quality is decent as well as the noise cancelling."
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"These really hit the sweet spot of comfort, sound quality, noise cancelling and affordability."
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"Comfortable, good range, and a quality feel give this pair a thumbs up!"
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"They are great, I love the quality for that good price."
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Sound

Sound:
"The noise cancelling is 8 10 and the sound quality is 8.5 10.My only complaint is that these leak sound a bit more than I'd like."
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"-Certain audio just does not sound good when the noise cancelling is off."
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"Cons:-The biggest problem with these headphones is that they leak sound like crazy if the noise cancelling is on."
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"Sound quality is not astonishing but better than expected."
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"Sound cancelling wasn't as good as hoped."
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"These really hit the sweet spot of comfort, sound quality, noise cancelling and affordability."
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"The sound is pretty decent too and there is no creaking or squeaking of the frame."
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"excellent sound."
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"I really enjoyed these headphones, they were reasonably comfortable and the sound was decent with noise cancelling on, and it muffled (even if only a little) the ambient sound in the room."
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"Great headphones, great sound and light weight"
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Value

Value:
"They worked well, and were a great value for the price."
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"Excellent value for the price."
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"I've tried the Bose and the sound is probably a better, but you pay a lot more for those, so I think these are good value."
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"These headphones are a great value."
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"They arrived promptly and my son says they work great, excellent value for the money."
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