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Soul Electronics SE5BLK Elite High Definition Active Noise Canceling Headphones (Black)- (Discontinued by manufacturer) by Review Summary ,  Sep 2, 2015

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Soul Electronics SE5BLK Elite High Definition Active Noise Canceling Headphones (Black)- (Discontinued by manufacturer)
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 436 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.7
Returned or considering to return: 8.9%

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Individual Feature Rating
Comfortable4.9   above average
Price4.6   above average
Fit4.5   average
Quality4.1   average
Sound3.9   below average
Noise3.8   average
Music3.7   below average
Cable3.3   average
Battery3.1   below average


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Battery

Battery:
"But if you find yourself with dead batteries, the phones still operate as regular headphones."
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"i like the fact that if the battery is dead you can still use them unlike the Bose oe2 just with Noise Cancellation turned off."
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"Love that they work even without the batteries and are decent life ~week regular use (even forgetting to turn off.)"
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"I bought them because they were a fraction of the cost of Beats and other higher end headphones - but the battery thing is annoying."
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"Without the noise canceling button depressed, the headphones have very little base (very acoustic like) .. .and unfortunately, there is not auto-off feature on the noise canceling option so if you leave the button depressed (which you will) - then the batteries are dead in a day or two."
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"Problem is that they require 2AAA batteries (some extra weight) and if you accidentally leave the NC button inthe on position (easy to do) batteries will be dead next time you need them."
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"They take two AAA batteries and the battery life seems pretty good but I do always carry spares with me."
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"Comfortable, easy on battery life, cancels out the distracting talking at work."
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"Good head phones... A bit bulky buy nice none the less... uses battery for better sound"
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"Drown out the noise, battery life is great, really comfortable on my head."
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Cable

Cable:
"Update: I have figured out that it is something wrong with the jack cord."
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"Great product well worth the $68 when on sale, only downside is the aux cord doesnt fit in my lifeproof case for the iphone 5s."
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"The only grit I have with them is the cord seems a bit more flimsy then I like it to be but that seems more of a personal problem."
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"When I got home my husband checked them out to find the cord that connects them to my device is no good."
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"The quality does not seem as good as my Sonys, probably because of the buggy cord."
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"I bought it and I don't regret it because the android cable works perfect with my galaxy phone (I do not have apple devices) but I have a Kindle fire and the apple cable works with the Kindlethat is the only reason I cannot give 5 stars."
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"you should be able to choose the cable you want."
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"Cable is nice and solid construction."
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"Very good for price, highly recommend it and if your audio doesnt play push the cord in sort of hard and it will go in all the way"
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"Great product well worth the $68 when on sale, only downside is the aux cord doesnt fit in my lifeproof case for the iphone 5s."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"However the leak horribly this is the biggest drawback for these very comfortable headphones."
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"i was very happy with the comfort and soundstage thanks to its decent noise cancelling technology on these headphones."
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"I like these headphones alot, they have good sound and are comfortable to wear."
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"Listen, I'm not some audio junkie, I'm just a dude that fly's a lot and needs good, comfortable headphones."
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"They are secure and comfortable to wear and the noise cancellation is excellent."
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"* comfort is a 10 10* Rap music sounds excellent in these, I mean really good, there is so much detail to the bass."
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Fit

Fit:
"Great product well worth the $68 when on sale, only downside is the aux cord doesnt fit in my lifeproof case for the iphone 5s."
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"I'm disappointed that they don't fit as well as I'd hoped, tend to slip a bit."
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"And they may be the best fitting over the eat phones that I've worn in a long time...I've been able to fall asleep with them on on more than one occasion, and that's a testament to how comfortable they are."
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"So comfy and fit my head great."
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"I have a fairly large head and these headphones fit well without being too tight."
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"There is no hard case for it but I bought the round Caseling case, and it fits perfectly."
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"They work great but even though they fit over the ears, after a couple of hours my ears hurt."
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Listening

Listening:
"The music white noise ambient noise talk radio etc that I was listening to was annoying to others."
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"For some reason on mine the low heavy base hits harder on the left side and its a little annoying but if the song or music your listening to isn't too base heavy they are fine."
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"I was listening to Pandora and the headphones sounded terrible!"
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"My Audio Technica squeeze tightly on my head and cause discomfort after a few hours of listening."
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"Everyone could hear VERY clearly what music I was listening to and that is no good when I am traveling on a plane, in a car with others etc."
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"The noise-canceling seems good to me and it makes watching movies and listening to music on a plane a LOT easier and more enjoyable."
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"Immediately after the first day of use, I went home and compared the Soul headphones to my girlfriend's Bose Quiet Comfort - neither of us could tell a noticeable difference while listening to music (hip hop)."
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"They are perfect for reading and listening to music."
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"I listen to classic rock and classical music and I love the deep base and the sound clarity is outstanding (try listening to Dark Side of the Moon)."
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"I will say when listening on a plane the quality with the noise reduction was very good, the sound quality was very good."
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Music

Music:
"10 10 for hip hop* I like heavy metal and guitar music and was frustrated with the sound."
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"The music was soooo unbalanced and annoying."
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"Unacceptable amount of noise music leakage."
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"A benefit of these is that even with noise canceling of you can listen to music (although it sounds terrible with it off)."
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"For some reason on mine the low heavy base hits harder on the left side and its a little annoying but if the song or music your listening to isn't too base heavy they are fine."
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"The only problem is that they leak alot when playing music at high volume."
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"The noise-canceling seems good to me and it makes watching movies and listening to music on a plane a LOT easier and more enjoyable."
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"Very big difference I got these they sound like plain headphone nothing special they are comfort but when the music sounds plain not worth it."
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"* comfort is a 10 10* Rap music sounds excellent in these, I mean really good, there is so much detail to the bass."
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"Maybe you have some indie band you like, or some 70s or 80s music, or some music that is good but recorded flat."
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"Turn that to LO and heavy guitar music sounds very good."
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Noise

Noise:
"i also was missing the noise cancelling."
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"Constant background hum when in noise cancellation mode, very annoying."
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"Bought this for my international flight after my last pair of active noise cancellation headphones broke."
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"They also leak noise quite a bit which is very frustrating to those around you."
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"This was my first pair of noise cancelling headphones and I was quite disappointed."
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"i like the fact that if the battery is dead you can still use them unlike the Bose oe2 just with Noise Cancellation turned off."
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"i was very happy with the comfort and soundstage thanks to its decent noise cancelling technology on these headphones."
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"Good sound when not on noise canceling ,and does a good job at canceling to outside noise."
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"ive been using them for about a month, and have had no issues with them, The noise cancellation works perfectly, although in quiet public areas, the noise level they give off can be a little much."
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Price

Price:
"Just received headphones yesterday from moment I put them on my ears I was blown away,the clarity of sound is Off the Chain,rich highs,lows don't believe the hype about them not being well made, for the price point you'll be getting a Deal"
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"These are great headphones for the price they are being sold at right now they are amazing the only thing I have to complain about is the fact that they feel cheap I always feel like I'm about to break them but so far they haven't which is good they sound good bass is great"
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"but regrets of spending money on this headphone."
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"Long term use for the price was terrible."
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"Not the greatest HI FI type of headphones but very good for the price."
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"These headphones are dope I love them  I have own a pair of beats but the souls are the best for the price."
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"Really good headphones and for a great price!"
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"These are terrific headphones,especially for the price."
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"Good headphones for the price the build quality is okay but not incredible and there is a fair amount of sound bleeding"
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"Great deal for the price & will use again."
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Quality

Quality:
"They are not decent quality and lasted less than 2 months before the max volume became all but inaudible."
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"Very cofortable and stylish but the sound quality is pretty terrible.."
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"I am very impressed cause these are easily worth $300 but I'm glad I didn't have to pay that for amazing quality!"
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"never had a more comfortable headset, but the sound quality is lacking, much better products on the market."
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"horrible sound quality."
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"I was a little concerned about some of the negative comments seen on the reviews but I see nothing negative about the sound quality."
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"However the sound quality and craftsmanship is great! "
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"Was good when I got it a year and a half ago- sound quality was good though, there was a bit of leakage."
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"I'm not that much of a audiophile, but I was able to hear the difference in sound quality."
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"As nice as they are they are weighty but sound quality is good."
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"Good headphones for the price the build quality is okay but not incredible and there is a fair amount of sound bleeding"
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Sound

Sound:
"sound is muddled, not very clear"
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"The sound isn't that great either."
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"Great sound, but it broke more easily than I would have preferred."
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"They don't sound good, have constant line-noise, and are cheaply made."
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"These are great headphones for the price they are being sold at right now they are amazing the only thing I have to complain about is the fact that they feel cheap I always feel like I'm about to break them but so far they haven't which is good they sound good bass is great"
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"10 10 for hip hop* I like heavy metal and guitar music and was frustrated with the sound."
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"However the sound quality and craftsmanship is great! "
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"Was good when I got it a year and a half ago- sound quality was good though, there was a bit of leakage."
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"I'm not that much of a audiophile, but I was able to hear the difference in sound quality."
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"Though the sound leakage is a bit too much, the sound is great."
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