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Panasonic RPHC200Y Noise Canceling Headphones Yellow
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 633 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.5
Returned or considering to return: 5.2%

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Individual Feature Rating
Value5.0   average
Fit4.7   above average
Performance4.7   above average
Range4.7   above average
Audio4.4   above average
Comfortable4.4   average
Listening4.4   average
Music4.4   average
Price4.4   average
Video4.4   average
Volume4.4   above average
Sound4.3   average
Quality4.1   average
Noise4.0   average
Noise-cancellation4.0   below average
Travel3.9   below average
Battery3.0   below average


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Audio

Audio:
"I say they are dead, after 6 years of constant use, because the audio stopped in the non-structurally damage ear (tested with multiple aux cords and devices)."
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"Despite less than perfect silencing, they make it possible to do audio editing work I couldn't have done very well otherwise."
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"But, if your looking to get more out of your audio while flying or taking the train, without having to blast your audio or drop more than $30, these headphones are perfect."
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"I went from blasting my audio at 100% to playing it around 55% with perfect clarity."
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"Those 6 years were like a wonderful dream, where I could listen to music in such amazing quality that all other sources of audio output became notably lacking."
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"Great audio for my use."
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"The noise cancelling blocks out the surrounding sound and the audio quality is great."
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Battery

Battery:
"I would think the batteries are dead, but the light turns on when I flip the switch to on."
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"Initially I thought the included battery might be a bit weak so I installed a fresh alkaline and there was no change."
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"When I first put them on and switched on the N C, I could not tell that I had, so I figured the batteries that came with were dead."
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"just don't forget to turn off the NC switch when not in use or the battery will go dead."
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"Also, if the batteries are dead and the canceling is on, you can't hear anything."
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"I intentionally purchased an over the ear so that I can wear them for long time studying but this one is so bad that along with the battery and the side, it just smashed my ears and the sound was terrible."
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"Comfortable, comes with a battery, and also includes an airplane adapter so you can use them to watch movies on long haul flights using the on-board entertainment systems."
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"uses only one aaa battery but effective in noise reduction."
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"I wish the didn't need a separate battery to cancel out the noise, but overall I am very happy with this purchase."
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"I wore my battery out fast because they work so great!"
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"The battery life is decent."
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Cable

Cable:
"I like that the control is on the headpiece and not the cord, because I find cord controls annoying."
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"The flex cord is the worst."
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"These headphones lay flat for storage and travel, but I think if they are tossed around a lot, they could be susceptible to some breakage, the cord is also quite thin and be a potential problem with use."
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"The cord is remarkably thin."
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"The noise-canceling feature still works great, but the cord must have a short in it, so I can't use them for listening to music."
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"ADDITIONAL SUGGESTION: It comes with a soft bag to store the headphones, great for keeping the cord from tangling up in your bag, but does nothing to protect them while in a bag."
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"Nice long cord along with a low cost extension cord (not included)to reach behind my tv."
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"* Quality look and feel & durable cable."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"When I ordered these, I expected decent but not great noise canceling, and good sound and comfort."
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"They were not comfortable (too clingy) and apart from the price, I can not recommend them."
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"It fits over her ears and is more comfortable, but the noise cancelling feature is not great."
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"I was fine with the sound quality, unfortunately, the fit is too snug to be comfortable for me."
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"While very comfortable over the ears, I am disappointed by the lack of noise cancelling."
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"Reasonably comfortable to wear but not easy to sleep in."
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"Noise cancellation works very well and they are comfortable."
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"Terrific noise cancelling capability and comfortable fit."
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"Very comfortable on my head and ears and moderately effective."
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"As for comfort, I was able to wear them for my entire 5+ hour flight with no discomfort."
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"Overall I am pleased with the headphones: the price was affordable, they're very comfortable, they look decent, and I was able to hear everything I needed to without worrying about the quality."
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Fit

Fit:
"I was fine with the sound quality, unfortunately, the fit is too snug to be comfortable for me."
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"Does not fit well over my ears."
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"Unfortunately they did not fit."
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"Also, the ear pieces rotate making them fit any head more comfortably and are useful for storage purposes."
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"So if you're looking for a cheap, durable pair of headphones that fit over your ears, this is a good option."
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"Terrific noise cancelling capability and comfortable fit."
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"The ear pieces are able to pivot on the frame for better a fit."
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"Fits his head just fineand the sound is great."
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Frequency

Frequency:
"A recurring problem I was having with low frequency hum from A C equipment is greatly reduced with the noise-cancelling."
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"Looks like it only cancels a small range of frequencies, the frequencies my ears easily ignore."
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"Of course, they don't have magical powers - the noise cancellation is effective mostly in the lower frequencies, and they don't totally block even those."
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"Good low frequency nose cancellation (droning background noises), punchy bass."
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"Has good & evolving sound (the frequency range is wider than most headphones)."
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Listening

Listening:
"The only negative for me is that you can't remove the wires when you're not listening to music, but I barely notice it, and for the price I'd still have to give these 5 stars."
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"I never liked earbuds, they hurt my ears both from listening fatigue and from the physical pain of being in my ear."
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"Great for listening to albums with lots of live instruments"
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"Great for listening to vocal, classical, and jazz music."
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"These provide a good listening experience during air travel, even when seated near the wing engine of a 737."
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"Great sound and nobody can hear what I am listening to, but the noise cancellation has never worked."
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"They were great when I went on vacation and had to travel on a loud bus and they're perfect for listening to music when doing homework."
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Loud

Loud:
"Then the creaking is so loud as to be uncomfortable."
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"He does run the television a bit loud but his snoring is not exceptional."
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"These are durable - I travel frequently and push these into my overloaded bag, the plastic and leather around the ears have remained intact; they have good sound quality - while I am no expert, as an average music listener they sound fine to me; the noise cancelling is nice - just know that it's not 100% cancelling, if you are next to loud traffic or in very loud crowded spaces it will block some but not all sound."
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"Great sound, loud and strong."
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"It's not very loud, but they sound pretty clear."
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"They do not block all sounds and seem to do best with the low, loud noises such as the tractor engine."
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"They were great when I went on vacation and had to travel on a loud bus and they're perfect for listening to music when doing homework."
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Music

Music:
"I wear them at work when people are talking; the headphones effectively block out annoying coworker conversations when playing music and using the active noise canceling function."
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"I do however like the fact that music can still be played when the batteries run dead, since I seem to always leave the Noise Canceling switch on."
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"songs...since i listen to a lot of genres....i listenend to pop...a few rock songs...slow ballads.....modern electronic music...etc and i could actually feel the depth of lke every vocal and instrument in the song....and adding to this...when you put the noise cancelling on.....its like a live band...or a theatre watching imax movie....really love it....wanna hear the cons..?"
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"It is okay for music, but it can be a bit annoying when a lecturer's voice has a certain bumblebee character to it."
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"Now, after exactly one month, the headphones intermittently work in and out, making it seem like you turn your music on and off, SO ANNOYING."
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"Not at all effective on nearby conversations, music, etc."
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"Great for listening to vocal, classical, and jazz music."
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"Music fidelity is pretty darned good as well."
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"When mowing they let me enjoy my music and when running they allow every car which passes to creep up and scare the crap out of me."
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"One can even use the active noise canceling function alone without music and it works okay, but you really need to play music to block out most surrounding noise effectively."
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"The music is crisp and clear and there is bass but not bass heavy."
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Noise

Noise:
"The noise canceling function leaves a lot to be desired; I have found that unless I am in an extremely noisy environment (airplane), the noise canceling function is actually more annoying than any background noise."
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"The noise canceling is extremely ineffective."
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"But if you have room for them in your bag, these work GREAT on the airplane and you'll definitely be a lot less frustrated at the crazy amounts of ambient noise in Economy."
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"Cheap, not that great sound, no noise control."
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"When wearing these headphones, every time you move your mouth or cheeks the headphones make this terrible squeaking noise that takes a direct path into your ear canal."
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"These headphones work GREAT for passive noise cancelling."
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"If you are in the market for noise cancelling headphones these are a great purchase while on sale."
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"These are durable - I travel frequently and push these into my overloaded bag, the plastic and leather around the ears have remained intact; they have good sound quality - while I am no expert, as an average music listener they sound fine to me; the noise cancelling is nice - just know that it's not 100% cancelling, if you are next to loud traffic or in very loud crowded spaces it will block some but not all sound."
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"Great noise cancellation at low cost."
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"These are great and block out so much noise."
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Noise-cancellation

Noise-cancellation:
"Not super-effective on the noise-cancelling thing, but better than not having noise-cancelling, and the sound is good (though not amazing) quality."
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"A great buy for lots of reasons, but don't expect great noise-cancelling."
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"I ordered these headphones for my wife with some trepidation, expecting adequate if not great noise-canceling."
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"I broke my set of Bose Quiet Comfort noise-cancelling headphones."
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"I've been using Panasonic RP-HC150 Noise-Canceling Headphones for several months and found them to be mediocre, so I was eager to try this product."
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"As for the noise-cancelling feqature, he says it works well, but does not cancel out voices well."
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"The noise-canceling feature still works great, but the cord must have a short in it, so I can't use them for listening to music."
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"Comfortable but the noise-canceling wasn't what I had hoped for."
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"I would recommend these for anyone that wants to save some money on noise-canceling headphones that will at least meet the minor requirements."
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"The noise-cancelling does well for constant noises (like my CPU fan)."
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Performance

Performance:
"Ear cups a little uncomfortable but the product performed sa advertised."
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"However, if you are looking for an affordable noise cancelling headphone that gives solid all around performance, I highly recommend this pair."
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"Excellent performance."
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"Used on several trips now and pleased with the performance."
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"I would actually disagree somewhat as well with people knocking the audio performance, as while these are not designed to be 'audiophile' grade headphones, the sound was even better than I expected."
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"They performed very well to their spec and stated abilities, and were a welcome item to have in the back of an Airbus A330!"
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Price

Price:
"So not perfect, but I like them at the price that I paid which was less than $20 shipped."
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"Cheap, not that great sound, no noise control."
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"Should've known the noise canceling feature wasn't very well done based on the price."
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"They were not comfortable (too clingy) and apart from the price, I can not recommend them."
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"Good for the price...not great."
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"I have no idea how the noise cancelling function was supposed to work, but my husband and I tested them at home with no audible difference noted and the headphones were uncomfortable and VERY cheap to boot."
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"Good set of headphones that come with a decent price tag"
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"This is a fantastic headphone for the price."
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"Nice price but not enough noise cancellation"
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"I would never buy these at full price, but at a heavily discounted sale price (about half the normal Amazon price,) they are well worth it."
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Quality

Quality:
"-Adjustable-Long cord-Sound Quality: Not perfect, but for 20-30 dollars, it is extremely good."
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"The sound quality is not as good as AmazonBasics Headphone!"
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"Poor sound quality, the construction feels flimsy."
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"low build quality and not as good as previous versions from Panasonic."
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"The sound quality is good, but not audiophile good."
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"Not super-effective on the noise-cancelling thing, but better than not having noise-cancelling, and the sound is good (though not amazing) quality."
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"These are durable - I travel frequently and push these into my overloaded bag, the plastic and leather around the ears have remained intact; they have good sound quality - while I am no expert, as an average music listener they sound fine to me; the noise cancelling is nice - just know that it's not 100% cancelling, if you are next to loud traffic or in very loud crowded spaces it will block some but not all sound."
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"The sound quality is excellent, with decent but not overpowering bass."
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"The sound quality is good, in my opinion more than good enough for the sort of places in which they are likely to be used."
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"The sound quality was quite good using my ipod as a sound source but the sound cancellation was nonexistent."
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"I love them at home though to plug into the computer....the sound quality is excellent and it blocks all room noise."
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Range

Range:
"I don't know if my specific headset is the problem but while I have a decent full range of sound, everything across the spectrum sounds slightly tinny and hollow."
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"For comparison, the Bose QuietComfort QC20 in-ear noise cancelling headphones (some of the best on the market) reduce that same sound range by over 40db, according to TheWireCutter."
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"Looks like it only cancels a small range of frequencies, the frequencies my ears easily ignore."
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"These are excellent for the price range."
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"Has good & evolving sound (the frequency range is wider than most headphones)."
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"The sound quality is pretty good for this price range too."
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Size

Size:
"Only downsides are the ear cups are kinda small, they are creaky when flexing or spinning the ear pieces and the noise canceling is not to of the line."
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"The issue I had was the size of the ear cups are too small and become painful over time."
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"The problem is that the space around my ears was too small, and halfway through the in-flight movie, they became very uncomfortable."
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"They are very confortable and the ear cups fit nicely( average size head and ears).I'm not sure if I would recommend these for children as they don't look very sturdy."
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"Looks like it only cancels a small range of frequencies, the frequencies my ears easily ignore."
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"Also, if you have small to large ears, they sit comfortably around your ears."
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"Perfect size and adjustable head set and brings the adaptor for airplanes and the case"
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"A little small for fatheads like me, but otherwise sounds great."
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"The headphones fit perfectly in them...giving them a nice level of protection while still small and packable in a small carry-on bag or backpack."
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Sound

Sound:
"These things are very tight even on the way the setting for me and the sound they produced was horrible I bought them for a flight and really regretted it"
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"So, if you want headphones then these work, but if you want sound cancelling headphones then I wouldn't recommend trying these."
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"Cheap, not that great sound, no noise control."
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"When I ordered these, I expected decent but not great noise canceling, and good sound and comfort."
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"Worked for about 2 workouts then I started getting a really weird crackling sound that happens pretty often now."
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"They moderately reduce the sound of people talking, but, the reduction makes it hard to understand the words they are saying."
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"Lightweight and works well with great sound!"
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"These are durable - I travel frequently and push these into my overloaded bag, the plastic and leather around the ears have remained intact; they have good sound quality - while I am no expert, as an average music listener they sound fine to me; the noise cancelling is nice - just know that it's not 100% cancelling, if you are next to loud traffic or in very loud crowded spaces it will block some but not all sound."
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"These headphones make each and every individual sound stand out and mesh together for a perfect balance."
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"The sound quality is excellent, with decent but not overpowering bass."
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Travel

Travel:
"Too big, not good for travel."
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"Are they audiophile or professional gamer quality....no, but I bought them for a good set of travel headphones with some noise canceling ability and they would appear to be very good for that use."
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"Only complaint was that they didn't fold up more compactly for travel."
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"These are durable - I travel frequently and push these into my overloaded bag, the plastic and leather around the ears have remained intact; they have good sound quality - while I am no expert, as an average music listener they sound fine to me; the noise cancelling is nice - just know that it's not 100% cancelling, if you are next to loud traffic or in very loud crowded spaces it will block some but not all sound."
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"They're not bad headphones and they're comfortable to wear and travel with, but they're definitely nothing compared to my Bose QC25s in pretty much every way."
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"These provide a good listening experience during air travel, even when seated near the wing engine of a 737."
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"They were great when I went on vacation and had to travel on a loud bus and they're perfect for listening to music when doing homework."
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"I did some research concerning the attributes of noise canceling headphones and liked the idea of having peace and quiet during air travel."
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Value

Value:
"Other than that, it's an excellent value!"
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"Very good value."
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"com article2 0,2817,2409523,00.asp), and considered them a good value at $80."
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"These headphones offer a good value if your concern is breaking something that cost 4 - 5 x as much."
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"Great value for the money."
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Video

Video:
"The problem is that the space around my ears was too small, and halfway through the in-flight movie, they became very uncomfortable."
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"My husband was complaining about the inability to hear movies while flying."
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"I am no audiophile and I heard my music movies without any distortion and it sounded clear."
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"I used these to listen to music and while watching movies, and I highly recommend, especially for the price."
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"This said, the noise that they do stop made sleep on a trans-Atlantic flight very easy, and when watching movies on the plane, they performed well."
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"I really love watching Youtube videos when I get home from work (LEEEEEETS PLAY! )"
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"songs...since i listen to a lot of genres....i listenend to pop...a few rock songs...slow ballads.....modern electronic music...etc and i could actually feel the depth of lke every vocal and instrument in the song....and adding to this...when you put the noise cancelling on.....its like a live band...or a theatre watching imax movie....really love it....wanna hear the cons..?"
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Volume

Volume:
"One note: These are not especially efficient so require a big boost in the volume setting on my portable player, phone or tablet."
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"The biggest problem for me is that there is no volume control."
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"One little downside that I am perfectly fine with, if the volume is turned up too much, it starts to get a little bit of static, but I am perfectly find with that since neither me nor my mother will ever have the volume up too loud."
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"Works great and allows the volume o be turned up on both the tv set and the headphone."
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"- But when noise cancelling is turned on, the volume does increase, which is nice in certain situations."
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"It boosted the volume a little bit and was able to hear everything okay but only at max volume."
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"The headphones are Ok but do not cancel outside noise as well as i had hoped, that said the fit is snug and covers my ears well, sound and volume are very good ."
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