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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23 QuietPoint Active Noise-Cancelling In-Ear Headphones by Review Summary ,  Aug 20, 2015

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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23 QuietPoint Active Noise-Cancelling In-Ear Headphones
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 1104 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.8
Returned or considering to return: 4.5%

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Individual Feature Rating
Compact5.0   average
Video4.8   above average
Light4.6   above average
Listening4.6   above average
Value4.6   average
Level4.5   above average
Music4.4   average
Comfortable4.3   below average
Fit4.3   average
Audio4.2   average
Noise4.2   average
Price4.1   below average
Quality4.1   average
Sound4.1   average
Size4.0   average
Battery3.8   average
Performance3.8   below average
Power3.8   above average
Noise-cancellation3.5   below average
Frequency3.4   below average
Control3.1   below average
Weight3.1   mediocre
Plug3.0   below average
Clip2.9   below average
Cable2.6   below average
Design2.3   mediocre


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Audio

Audio:
"Audio quality is acceptable, but not great."
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"Disappointed as Audio Technica has somewhat of a good reputation."
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"The entire hybrid concept is useless for me, I did not get an amazing audio quality to justify the larger driver."
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"Air travel weekly, not as good as the old Audio Technica's that were lost during travel but better than those that are more expensive than these."
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"As far as audio quality, not exceptional."
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"), the connection between the control and the headset came loose and I was no longer able to hear audio."
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"Most other noise cancellation earphones in the price range offer good noise cancellation, but the actual audio quality seems tinny."
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"The audio quality is great, and for a price of $40 they are a steal!"
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"Good enough audio quality."
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"Audio is so clear, and the noice cancellation works really fine ."
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"Audio quality is good but noise cancelling feature is a sham."
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Battery

Battery:
"Only complaint is the battery holder is clumsy somewhat but for the price I don't think you can beat them after owning the Bose ones which don;t fit well in my ears its a great value."
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"The size is convenient, and I like that I can still use it with the noise-canceling off or when the battery is dead."
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"I like that it works even when the battery is dead and that it has a volume wheel."
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"The only drawback as stated by other is the weight of the battery makes kind of uncomfortable at times thus 4 starts instead of 5."
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"very good quality and powered sound, battery box is a little inconvenient but necessary, I recommend it"
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"One issue: the battery life is horrible and there is no auto-shutoff."
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"Battery life is very good."
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"They fit well inside the ear and the battery powered sound blocking system is very efficient."
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"I like these better; the earbuds are more comfortable and while the battery case is a little bulkier, the sound is great, I'm please so far with the noise cancelling and they're nicely made."
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"Battery life outstanding!"
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"First I will say that the battery life is exceptional, one AAA battery lasts over 60 hours."
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Cable

Cable:
"The only downside is that there are noise from the cable when I use while walking, which causes it one star down."
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"1 broken after 2 years very heavy usage by my wife (cable disconnect, repaired by myself and I start to use it and still on service till now), bought 1 new as replacement for my wife and another one as gift."
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"the cord that comes out of both ends of the quiet box is weak and now i cant hear the voices only the music unless i twist it just right."
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"The cable is making noise when it is moving and it might be annoying for some people."
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"Also, I had one of these before, and the cord wore out after some -- but not an extraordinary amount of -- use."
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"The cable lengths are *exactly* wrong."
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"Length of cord works well for me."
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"I have found the length of the cord to be adequate for my height 55' but I see where others who are tall posted that the length was short."
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"I thing I particularly like about these, as opposed to the much move expensive Bose offering, is that there is a good amount of cable between the plug and the controller box."
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"Whenever I would put by head against something that would move the cable I would hear it perfectly like I want even wearing earphones3) cable- this cable is so long I can't even imagine going on a plane with these."
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"They are compact, the cord is a perfect length to plug into the computer."
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Clip

Clip:
"It is kind of hard to find a good place to clip it."
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"My only little complaint is that the clip on the backside of the switch is not rotatable."
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"So the user needs to clip it somewhere on their shirt, which is a bit annoying- otherwise, you have the battery pack dandling from your ears and tugging the earbuds out."
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"I imagine having it dangling wouldn't be a good idea, but you can always clip it to your pants' pocket which is way safer than on the shirt."
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"The battery back sits about midway between the plug into your device and your head, and while at first I would its weight a little annoying, I've gotten used to it (it helps that there's a clip attached to the battery pack that's great for clipping it to a seatbelt or jacket).Overall, a great set of earbuds for the cost-conscious frequent flier."
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"Cons:1) In-ear - Hear that any in-ear headphones are not good for hearing in the long term.2) Not re-chargeable - Need to have replacement batteries on hand.3) Not good for workouts - The headphones come with a clip but I found it hard to wear the clip in a convenient position and workout.4) Noise cancelling could be better - the Bose in-ear and over the ear phones actually cancel out the noise of the airplane without any music playing."
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"You can always get an extender cord if you need one to clip it to your pocket or collar, and I find that as an average height woman, it clips comfortably to the strap of a tank top or the neckline of any blouse that's not high-cut."
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"not too heavy and the clip will stay on your shirt quite well."
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"there is a clip on the power supply so they don't get too annoying when you clip them to your shorts."
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"Works well overall, but I'm not thrilled with the length of the part between the headphones and the body of the device: too long to wear comfortable clipped to a collar, but too short to clip it to a pants pocket."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"it took some trial and error to find the most comfortable tips (comes with three different sizes)."
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"(From a noise perspective anyway, the ear buds unfortunately don't do anything about the comfort of those tiny seats. )"
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"I'm use to my baseline Bose in-ear phones, which are so so comfortable, and these ear tips are just horrible in comparison."
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"Sound quality was decent, noise canceling also decent, but fit and comfort was not so great, i prefer a full over the ear design."
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"They are not comfortable and don't work as well as I expected."
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"Compared to an over-ear Bose QC-15 - not quite as good, but is 1 6th the size in my carry-on, comfortable with glasses, and can sleep in if necessary."
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"Nice should comfortable fit."
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"Comfort:Comfortable ear foam piece."
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"They are very effective for the price and quite comfortable."
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"I recently returned from an overseas flight and after 8 hours, they were still comfortable and providing great sound."
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"These are very comfortable, are very efficient at cancelling noise and have excellent sound quality."
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Compact

Compact:
"Best compact ear headphones, excellent noise canceling, I have owned these for 3-4 years now"
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"Small, compact and works great on the airplane."
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"They are compact, the cord is a perfect length to plug into the computer."
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"The compact size fits easily into a laptop bag without the bulk of headphones."
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"Relatively comfortable, compact, good quality sound, not totally noise-blocking, but still helpful."
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Control

Control:
"The noise cancelling is better than nothing on a flight, but the inconveniently placed batter and control box is really annoying."
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"The only drawback for me is the control box."
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"One other annoying thing is the placement of the battery-pack control unit."
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"Volume controls do exist but hard to reach and use."
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"If you are looking for headphones that cancel the sound of screaming children, these may not be for you, but if you want to block a constant hum or noise from a crowd, I highly recommend them, especially for only $43.Also, when I first bought the ear buds, I was concerned that the little box that controls noise canceling would be annoying and bulky."
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"Where to put the small control box is however a bit a hassle."
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"(My husband has never complained about the control placement at all - and he does outdoor runs wearing these."
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"The clip on control unit is quite handy and volume control easy to manipulate."
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"The noise-reducing unit has a volume control, as well as a clip-on; both are very convenient."
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"These worked great, but on an airplane you need the Koss VC20 Volume Control @ $10 each to not blast out your ear drums when there was a status update by the crew."
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"There is a clip on the control unit and the ear buds fit nicely and they have a good sound."
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Design

Design:
"My problem is not with the actual in-ear headphones, it's with the design of the entire device."
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"But since it is in ear design, after 2 hours of wear, you do feel a little uncomfortable."
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"Sound quality was decent, noise canceling also decent, but fit and comfort was not so great, i prefer a full over the ear design."
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"However, these weren't designed well for use when standing walking."
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"Unfortunately, they are hampered by extremely poor design and lack of obvious features."
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"The design flaw around the battery pack is ridiculous."
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"I thought the design and size was a bit unusual but the fit and comfort is above average."
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"Does an decent job as designed."
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"Also, unlike large over-ear designs (e. g., Bose) these can easily be worn while sleeping on long flights."
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"Seem to have a pretty solid design."
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"But even here, they are designed well, fitting nicely in my ear."
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Expectation

Expectation:
"This totally met my expectations in performance, and it exceeded my expectations in cost vs quality."
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"This earphone far exceeded my expectations."
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"I had higher expectations, but really a good deal for the money."
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"they exceeded my expectations ."
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Fit

Fit:
"Also, they didn't fit into my ears very well, and I had to jam them in hard to get much NC effect at all."
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"The kids usually have a hard time with normal earbuds not fitting in very well but they were able to keep the Audio-Technica earbuds in using the smallest earbud cups."
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"Noise cancellation is pretty poor and the earbuds do not fit well."
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"did not fit in my ear and was painful to do so."
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"Sound quality was decent, noise canceling also decent, but fit and comfort was not so great, i prefer a full over the ear design."
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"Two issue I have, one the ear plugs didn't fit comfortably, which could be corrected with by providing different size ear plugs."
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"Also, they didn't fit into my ears very well, and I had to jam them in hard to get much NC effect at all."
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"They fit well inside the ear and the battery powered sound blocking system is very efficient."
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"They fit very well in my ear and after putting on a thin skull cap my helmet slides over them without catching at all."
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"I thought the design and size was a bit unusual but the fit and comfort is above average."
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"Nice should comfortable fit."
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Frequency

Frequency:
"These headphones are excellent...the noise cancelling feature wipes out all low frequency sound and clarifies the music...the only complaint is the placement of the switch for the noise cancelling device, it's too far down on the wire and awkwardly placed forcing me to clip it to my belt which again is awkward...but that aside they are incredible especially for the price..."
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"At higher volumes i find that sound is a bid muddy and these do not perform as well on the higher frequencies as NC-33 did."
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"They don't work well for intermittent sounds, or very low frequency or loud sounds."
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"It is my understanding that active circuitry noise cancellation is designed to hone in on a constant frequency and attempt to cancel it out by reproducing the frequency out of phase."
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"Pros-Good audio quality-Cheap-Relatively Comfortable-long batterly lifeCons-Build Quality (very cheap plastic)-Poor sound Isolation-Poor sound canceling, The frequency range they block out is very poor, the worst of any Active Sound canceling anything I've used, but still better than regular passive buds."
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"They work quite well for noise in a large range of frequencies."
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"I occasionally travel and they work great on the airplane for eliminating the low frequency hum of the plane."
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"Blocks out the low frequencies well, but the higher ones still intrude."
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"Just like many other users have said, it works great for low frequency droning noises.... Like the jet engines."
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"If you manage to find the right tips, the physical isolation will cancel a lot of high frequency noise as well."
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Level

Level:
"Battery pack not worth the bulk and added hassle, considering the level of NR it puts out."
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"Very nice sound, I really do like them but it's just my ears, I can not get proper fit, I tried Comply Foam tips they do help but still as soon as they are little bit moved, quality of sound goes down, to unacceptable level."
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"To my surprise the sound quality is decent and the level of noise dampening is impressive for a device at this price point."
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"I was amazed at the difference in the noise level from the mower when I switched the noise cancelling feature on."
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"Decent headphones, definitely not on the level of Bose but also not near the price."
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"The noise canceling does not cut all the noise, but it reduces noise enough so that I can keep the volume at a reasonable level."
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"These do not have not that level of sophistication but work well and again, for the price, you just can't go wrong."
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Light

Light:
"I thought this would be irritating, but the noise canceller is so light that it really is ok to have this hooked somewhere along with the ipod."
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"They adjust perfectly to your ears, something that I's very difficult for me, they're light, use 2 AA batteries that last for many many days."
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"I love these noise-reduction headphones - they are really light (for noise-cancelling) headphones with superb sound."
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"Very light weight, reasonable cost, buds fit well."
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"They aren't terrible shocks, pretty light."
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"Don't get me wrong, they do cancel noise, and if you we're simply using them for light to medium background noise I'm sure they would be excellent."
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Listening

Listening:
"I like listening to music in pubIic but it is not appealing for me to walk through airports or other public venues with a Dr. Dre Beats or Bose over-the-ear phones prominently perched on your head or around the neck like some modern jewelry status symbol."
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"Some circuitry degrades regular listening in some brands.+ Uses a AAA battery which is easy to obtain and much cheaper than hearing aid batteries."
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"When I'm not watching movies, I relax by listening to good music."
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"However, they have been used for listening to music while mowing the lawn - They work great!"
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"While I did just receive these, have have put a few hours of listening to the test and I have to say that I do really love these."
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"It does make watching a movie or listening to music on the plane easier."
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"It's amazing how you can now hear details in music that you've been listening to for 20 years."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"These headphones do not include an in-line mic as they name implies, they include a crappy microphone that you can plug in to your computer."
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"I would have liked the mic that the newer ones have, but these are mostly for music, gaming, and movies for me; the lack of a mic isn't a deal breaker."
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"Love that they cancel sound but thought they had a mic but they don't so I can't use them with my iPhone."
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"I imagine that they would be similarly as effective if the mic was on the little box instead, then I could take advantage of my higher quality noise isolating ear buds."
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"I had initially hoped to find a great mic headset noise cancelling combo unit, hence my try-out of the Parrott Zik and the Bose units."
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"So if you need them to not experience a noisy background, you either pick a phone with great noise cancelling embedded in its mic, or move to a more quiet environment."
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Music

Music:
"Here's a short reviewCON - When I bought these earphones I was expecting it to block many noises in a public area but to my disappointment it only muffles external voices and music by half."
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"These headphones are excellent...the noise cancelling feature wipes out all low frequency sound and clarifies the music...the only complaint is the placement of the switch for the noise cancelling device, it's too far down on the wire and awkwardly placed forcing me to clip it to my belt which again is awkward...but that aside they are incredible especially for the price..."
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"the cord that comes out of both ends of the quiet box is weak and now i cant hear the voices only the music unless i twist it just right."
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"They still play music but the noise canceling feature is dead."
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"The volume will be a tiny bit lower (but probably because you can hear the noise), but it's definitely better than being unable to listen to music at all once the battery dies."
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"Without music, I can hear some engine noise left in; but once music is on I actually missed a bus or two because I didn't hear it coming."
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"I would have liked the mic that the newer ones have, but these are mostly for music, gaming, and movies for me; the lack of a mic isn't a deal breaker."
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"It cuts out a lot of the background noise and tones down on the voices, I spend time in the morning having a coffee at Starbucks and the ear buds took the sound of the furnace and background music to a certain degree and people talking behibehind me so I was able to concentrate on my music which was great."
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"The music is very crisp and clear with the bass very tight and not overpowering."
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"One nice side effect is that I can play music at a MUCH lower volume now and still enjoy it."
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"Overall it's a good product, and can be used as headphones for music, movies, etc."
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Noise

Noise:
"Here's a short reviewCON - When I bought these earphones I was expecting it to block many noises in a public area but to my disappointment it only muffles external voices and music by half."
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"THIS IS MEANT TO BLOCK OUT CONTINUOUS NOISE such as airplane noise or noise from a drill in a construction areaPRO - Although I've made a poor mistake expecting these to have really good noise isolation, I still feel 70% noise isolation when I put the music up by a bit."
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"I'm also disappointed with the 'noise cancelling' effect."
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"not really good on noise canceling, i still can hear cars on street, people talk on train."
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"giving it 2 stars because the sound is still nice and i like the way they are made but really not very happy with the noise cancellation."
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"The only downside is that there are noise from the cable when I use while walking, which causes it one star down."
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"The noise cancellation does not eliminate speech, crying kids, or sudden noises, but airplane engine drone and other repetitive ambient noises are well dampened."
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"THIS IS MEANT TO BLOCK OUT CONTINUOUS NOISE such as airplane noise or noise from a drill in a construction areaPRO - Although I've made a poor mistake expecting these to have really good noise isolation, I still feel 70% noise isolation when I put the music up by a bit."
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"My desired use is to quiet airplane engine noise, and the Sony earbuds worked pretty well, but these didn't have much effect."
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"The noise cancelling is quite good and the price is great, but not sufficient to account for a pair of headphones that stop working within a month or two of purchase."
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Noise-cancellation

Noise-cancellation:
"The size is convenient, and I like that I can still use it with the noise-canceling off or when the battery is dead."
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"I bought these recently and I'm greatly disappointed with the quality and the noise-cancelling feature."
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"The noise-canceling feature definitely works but the earbuds are so uncomfortable!"
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"I can't believe I was able to get a noise-cancelling earbuds at this price!"
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"Switch on the Active Noise-Cancelling function and the annoying AC noise computer fans traffic from outside the windows ALL DISAPPEAR.2."
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"I use in-ears quite often, so its ok, I use them as normal in-ears (even if I am not happy with the noise-cancelling)."
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"I love these noise-reduction headphones - they are really light (for noise-cancelling) headphones with superb sound."
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"I can hardly what I was hearing when the noise-cancelling was turned off but when I turned it on everything was clear."
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"The noise-reducing unit has a volume control, as well as a clip-on; both are very convenient."
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"The sound is nice and full round, with solid base and excellent clarity, and noise-cancellation is more than acceptable."
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Performance

Performance:
"Not quite as good as the Bose 20i earbuds, but at 1 4 the price for 90-95% of the same performance these are a great deal."
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"At higher volumes i find that sound is a bid muddy and these do not perform as well on the higher frequencies as NC-33 did."
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"I really didn't think these could be as great as they are for the price but they really do perform."
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"Due to its poor performance at noise reduction, I would not recommend this item to anyone."
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"I was very disapointed in their performance."
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"Excellent active noise-cancelling performance for the price, not as good a the top end performers especially when it comes to low-frequency noise, but good enough for infrequent flyers."
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"The Audio Technica earbuds provide equivalent performance, in my opinion, and I can easily sleep during the flight with these earbuds in place."
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"This performance is good enough for a programmer like me."
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"I have no basis for comparison but, I'd say they perform great."
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"3 5Performance:Does not cancel noise outstandingly in comparison to other regular noise isolating products."
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"If you want best noise cancellation quality you should choose QC20i, but for a reasonable price v. s. its performance this is definitely the best."
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Plug

Plug:
"These headphones do not include an in-line mic as they name implies, they include a crappy microphone that you can plug in to your computer."
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"Two issue I have, one the ear plugs didn't fit comfortably, which could be corrected with by providing different size ear plugs."
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"As a side note, somehow my set was missing one of the extra replacement ear plugs."
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"The only downside is the length of cable from the control box to the plug."
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"You probably will not be happy if you plug these into anything you can't hold right next to you, such as a desktop computer."
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"The additional benefit of the noise cancellation is not great compared to just wearing ear plugs."
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"I wish they made it closer to the plug but in office environment again not a big problem."
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"I thing I particularly like about these, as opposed to the much move expensive Bose offering, is that there is a good amount of cable between the plug and the controller box."
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"They are compact, the cord is a perfect length to plug into the computer."
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"The cord was easily long enough to plug in to my iPod or my tablet."
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"If you really need absolute external sound blocking (e. g. your neighbors in the coffee shop are carrying on a salacious conversation and you have a deadline requiring 100% of your attention), it's easy to plug this unit into any phone or computer, and play nature MP3s - like ocean waves."
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Power

Power:
"The only negatives I have is that the power pack switch is in a very weird awkward position neither low enough to put in your pocket or high enough to clip at a good position on your shirt and it weighs a bit to have it simply hanging freely."
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"My complaint as I read before I bought this is the placement of the power source that holds the battery."
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"I view the power switch on the module as a problem for me."
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"there is a clip on the power supply so they don't get too annoying when you clip them to your shorts."
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"I've never changed the single AAA battery which powers these headphones, and I've easily used them for 20hrs (not sure exactly how long) but the battery lasts a long time."
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"The power cable is a good six inches too short."
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"Without power there isn't any amp hum which is good."
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"An external power input for 12V would be nice and a bit more reduction would also be nice."
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Price

Price:
"If audio-technica can fix this problem I will update this review, but for now I just spent a lot of money on some garbage to sit in a drawer."
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"It cannot be fixed so that was a total waste of time and money, I would not recommend you buy these"
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"They stopped working after a week of very gentle use, which is especially disappointing given the high price tag."
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"I am giving this product 3 stars because while I thought it functioned appropriately for the price, they were very uncomfortable."
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"Only complaint is the battery holder is clumsy somewhat but for the price I don't think you can beat them after owning the Bose ones which don;t fit well in my ears its a great value."
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"Do not waste your money on this product, i did and i regret it."
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"Great deal for its price range"
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"The noise cancelling is quite good and the price is great, but not sufficient to account for a pair of headphones that stop working within a month or two of purchase."
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"Most other noise cancellation earphones in the price range offer good noise cancellation, but the actual audio quality seems tinny."
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"The audio quality is great, and for a price of $40 they are a steal!"
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"I have two pairs of these and they are outstanding for the price."
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Quality

Quality:
"Sound quality not as good as I expected."
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"Audio quality is acceptable, but not great."
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"Besides the noise cancelling, which is good not great, the sound quality of these earbuds is worth the price alone...Worth the money..."
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"The entire hybrid concept is useless for me, I did not get an amazing audio quality to justify the larger driver."
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"The sound quality is mediocre decent."
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"Mediocre sound quality but this is pretty good for its price."
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"I have not experienced any degradation of the sound quality or mechanical connections in over a year of regular use (two or three trips per month)."
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"Most other noise cancellation earphones in the price range offer good noise cancellation, but the actual audio quality seems tinny."
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"The audio quality is great, and for a price of $40 they are a steal!"
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"Good sound quality"
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"I'm not a sound snob, but the sound quality seems good to me, and stays constant when you turn on the noise canceling."
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Rubber

Rubber:
"While it comes close, it cannot best the Sony's rubber tips."
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"Cons:-The provided rubber tips are pretty stiff, and I found them to be uncomfortable after a short time and downright painful after a couple of hours."
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"Less noise cancellation than plain in ear, rubber tipped modern earphones, and a LOT more annoying to pack, carry, pull out, put on, keep on, remove, and repack."
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"I tried both the foam and the rubber tips and neither was significantly effective."
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"Also, they aren't as comfortable for some reason... not sure if anything was changed in the soft cup design but I've tried all the sizes of the rubber ones that came with them as well as the new foamy ones and they just don't seem to sit right."
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"The rubber silicone tips feel more comfortable than the foam ones also supplied."
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"ATH-ANC23 comes with extra rubber tips as well as a pair of foam tips, which is supposed to seal the ear canal."
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"Cons:-The provided rubber tips are pretty stiff, and I found them to be uncomfortable after a short time and downright painful after a couple of hours."
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Size

Size:
"In fact, had to take them out because they were too painful for me to wear, even with the small, soft foam ear plug ends."
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"Small and portable, but not great at noise cancelling."
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"It does reduce the noise somewhat and is comfortable, but the noise canceling unit is in an awkward location, as a tall person it just hung and could not be clipped in my belt- which was quite inconvenient, given its size."
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"I do have many complains.1) I have a very small head and they took me a about 20 minutes to find out which little buds are good for me."
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"The sound isn't amazing, but for the price and size the sound is better than you'd expect and more than acceptable - I'm not an audiophile, but I can tell the difference between good and bad headphones and I'm pickier than the average person."
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"They work somewhat, but not nearly as well as my previous Sony ones, and the earbuds are not nearly as comfortable, even after switching out the buds for a smaller size."
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"I thought the design and size was a bit unusual but the fit and comfort is above average."
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"Also, they aren't as comfortable for some reason... not sure if anything was changed in the soft cup design but I've tried all the sizes of the rubber ones that came with them as well as the new foamy ones and they just don't seem to sit right."
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"it took some trial and error to find the most comfortable tips (comes with three different sizes)."
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"Ear buds come in the standard 3 sizes but there is also a memory foam earbud that comes in size medium (compresses well to fit in a smaller ear canal)."
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"Does a great job at noise cancelling for such a small device."
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Sound

Sound:
"Sound quality not as good as I expected."
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"However these are very poorly made and they sound horrible."
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"These headphones are excellent...the noise cancelling feature wipes out all low frequency sound and clarifies the music...the only complaint is the placement of the switch for the noise cancelling device, it's too far down on the wire and awkwardly placed forcing me to clip it to my belt which again is awkward...but that aside they are incredible especially for the price..."
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"Pretty anytime you're in an environment where there are sharp loud noises happening, this comes through sounding terrible in the headphones."
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"Besides the noise cancelling, which is good not great, the sound quality of these earbuds is worth the price alone...Worth the money..."
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"I have some higher end Audio-Technica headphones that I use at work so I knew I liked the brand, but these were so inexpensive I was worried they would not sound very good."
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"I have not experienced any degradation of the sound quality or mechanical connections in over a year of regular use (two or three trips per month)."
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"They fit well inside the ear and the battery powered sound blocking system is very efficient."
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"If you are looking for a pair of great sounding earphones, look no further."
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"This pair offers a good sound stage for an in ear headphone."
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"Good sound quality"
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Travel

Travel:
"I even wear them when not listening to anything just as ear plugs., I replace them every 2 years as the connections get weak but I travel extensively and use them above average,"
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"Air travel weekly, not as good as the old Audio Technica's that were lost during travel but better than those that are more expensive than these."
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"The noise cancelation is not as good but still helps with air travel."
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"I have used some of the headphones that claim to be noise cancelling (e. i. Philips SHN2500) that only help by introducing white noise to the background, to the expensive (with also excellent noise cancellation performance) Bose Quieteconfort, unfortunately I find the Bose to be uncomfortable, and bulky to carry while on travel..."
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"Overall, these are a really effective travel tool for me."
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"Great for air travel! "
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"He'd been wanting good noise canceling headphones he could travel with for a while, and this was a great alternative to the expensive Bose ones."
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"They fit comfortably and cut out most of the engine and wind noise so you can relax and enjoy the delights of economy class air travel."
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"So, I would say if you want some great headphones to travel with these are a great choice."
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Value

Value:
"For the price some may think it's a good value but I was disappointed in how well these worked."
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"It's a good value; I just plan to be VERY careful with the cord this time, and will have to do some annoying workarounds to make the cord length work for me."
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"Audio Technica also missed an opportunity to really add value with modern enhancements."
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"Because of the price, they are a good value."
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"Only complaint is the battery holder is clumsy somewhat but for the price I don't think you can beat them after owning the Bose ones which don;t fit well in my ears its a great value."
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"I've to say this earphone has the great value for its quality."
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"For the price some may think it's a good value but I was disappointed in how well these worked."
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"Great value for the Price !"
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Video

Video:
"I am disappointed since I hoped to be able to watch movies while my husband watched TV."
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"I have never had noise-cancelling ear buds before, but wanted to try them out for traveling as I hate when you can't even hear a movie because the plane is so loud."
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"Perfect to drown out the sounds on long flights to enjoy the movies or to get some sleep."
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"Overall it's a good product, and can be used as headphones for music, movies, etc."
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"I have a set of the Bose noise cancelling earbuds and love them on the plane to watch movies."
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"The music sound can be 1 2 the movie - so good earphones (not the cheap airplane ones) are really worth it."
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"When I'm not watching movies, I relax by listening to good music."
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Volume

Volume:
"Volume controls do exist but hard to reach and use."
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"Something I wasn't able to do before without cranking the volume way up."
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"I like that it works even when the battery is dead and that it has a volume wheel."
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"Here are some list of noises around me when I am working and I would show on a scale how much it is annoying (and or hearable) with and without these in-ear headphones on out of 5 scale (5 is very annoying or hearable), I play Calvin Harris and volume is 1 3 (so not very loud): Noise Before AfterAC Blower 4 1Computer Fan 2 0Keyboard 5 0Chat (laughing) 5 3Chat (normal) 3 1Door Opening 3 2Drawer Closing 4 2I am using the memory foam ear tips that came with the item."
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"Clearly these earphones weren't intended to drown out the sound of human voices or the lawnmower from 5 houses down, but when I decided to test out whether it would at least tune out the sound of my upright fan on low that was about 5 feet away or the sound of the television on a volume of 7 out of 50, it wasn't even able to accomplish either of those feats."
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"Sure, sound quality isn't as good (distortion at higher volumes) and noise cancellation is not as effective (more background hiss, not as effective) as top-of-the-line Bose headphones (which I also own), but for the price they are great."
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"The clip on control unit is quite handy and volume control easy to manipulate."
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"One nice side effect is that I can play music at a MUCH lower volume now and still enjoy it."
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"The noise-reducing unit has a volume control, as well as a clip-on; both are very convenient."
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"To quantify it: In a noisy coffee shop, I can easily listen the same music at half the top volume, whereas I had to top it before to make it audible."
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"These worked great, but on an airplane you need the Koss VC20 Volume Control @ $10 each to not blast out your ear drums when there was a status update by the crew."
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Weight

Weight:
"The only drawback as stated by other is the weight of the battery makes kind of uncomfortable at times thus 4 starts instead of 5."
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"The battery back sits about midway between the plug into your device and your head, and while at first I would its weight a little annoying, I've gotten used to it (it helps that there's a clip attached to the battery pack that's great for clipping it to a seatbelt or jacket).Overall, a great set of earbuds for the cost-conscious frequent flier."
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"It's not as good noise-cancelling as over-the-ear headphones; but then you don't have all the weight, storage space, sweaty ears either."
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"Finally today, after only a few months of use, the weight of the control box broke the weak plastic clip on the back side."
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"The only problem is the size and weight of the module in the middle of the cord, but I guess that's not a lot that Audio-Technica can do about that."
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"Very light weight, reasonable cost, buds fit well."
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"It works well to block out external noises, is lightweight, and has a volume control."
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"The clip on the brick is pretty light weight as well, meaning that it often loses its grip and comes loose - usually taking one or both ear buds with it."
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"The travel pouch is tiny and they will easily disappear into your backpack without adding weight or bulk."
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"We also liked the ear bud style because they were lightweight and packed very small into the pouch."
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