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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable & Effective Sound-Canceling Headphones

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    The Insignia NS-AHBTOENC wireless headphones are a very nice option for a comfortable listening experience at home, traveling or while working out. They incorporate an effective noise suppression and echo canceling system, use the latest Bluetooth 5.0 connection technology, have easy-to-operate controls and a very long battery life. And, since these are made by Best Buy’s Insignia brand, these features are all provided at a very economical price. Here are the key features: • Insignia Model NS-AHBTOENC noise-canceling over-the-ear Bluetooth headphones • Bluetooth 5.0 reception range up to 33 feet • Noise-canceling/suppression technology helps block external noises, may be switched on or off • Monitor function allows ambient sound to be easily heard while wearing headphones, may be switched on or off • Built-in microphone for making and receiving phone calls • Touch control on side of right earphone to raise/lower volume, next/previous track selection • Power, Bluetooth pairing, Monitor and Noise Cancel buttons on left earphone • Rechargeable internal lithium ion power source: 3.5 hours to fully charge with included micro USB connection cable • Headphones will operate up to 20 hours continuously from a full charge, 16 day standby time • Can also operate without using any power by connecting a 3.5 mm stereo cable to left earphone • 3.5 mm (headphone) male-to-male connection cable included • Easy to follow illustratedd quick set-up guide • Foldable design for compact storage • Size: 6.7 inches by 7.5 inches by 2.3 inches • Weight: 8.5 ounces • One year warranty on parts and labor Included in the box are the headphones, instructions, a 33 inch long micro USB charging cable and a 50 inch long 3.5 mm direct-connect wire cable. The quick set-up guide is comprehensive with step-by-step instructions for using the headphones, a trouble-shooting checklist, technical specifications and detailed explanations for using each feature. The headphones have a non-reflective black finish, substantial bass-producing drivers and super-soft memory-foam cushions on each headphone for superb comfort and noise isolation. First step is to charge the headphones. Just attach the charging cable, plug it into your computer or a USB outlet and LED lights will go out when they are fully charged (about 3.5 hours when fully discharged.) A red LED light next to the charging port goes out when the unit is fully charged. The stated music playing time of twenty hours seems right and may even be conservative. Next, press the power button for two seconds to turn them on – an audio prompt indicates when the power is on or off. Pair the earphones with your phone or other source via Bluetooth. Pressing the power button for four seconds initiates pairing. An audio prompt guides you, but my phone paired them very quickly and without drama. A blue LED indicates the connection has been made. The headphones are fully adjustable and the very soft pads completely and comfortably enclose most ears. I cannot stress enough how comfortable these headphones are. They are light (a bit over 8.5 ounces) and have plenty of adjustment range to enable a good fit. The earphone pads are fairly large (about 4 inches tall and 3 inches wide) so they qualify as “over ear” and they provide very good sound isolation. You can wear them for many hours in perfect comfort and your ears will thank you afterwards. Even without the noise-canceling function most external sounds are blocked. Pressing the ANC (automatic noise canceling) button turns on that feature and there is an audio announcement that it is active (or that it has been turned off.) The ANC technology is very effective for random noise. I turned on both my shower and bathroom sink faucet and the noise (which would normally be very loud) was just a faint hiss which I could easily ignore while listening to the music. Even without music playing the noise canceling feature was pretty effective. These would be great on a noisy airplane ride! The Insignia AHBTOENC headphones have a nice reproduction of mid-range notes and provide plenty of bass. I feel that their performance on upper range notes was not as faithful as some other (much more expensive) headphones I own so they may not meet the most demanding audiophile’s expectations. However, given their modest price and the bonus of the noise-canceling feature, these headphones will satisfy most users for casual listening. They are a perfect choice for traveling and would pass boring hours in airports and on planes with gold stars for quality, sound level and range. Like all good earphones these will respond to various voice commands, allow you to interact with Siri, take calls, etc. Each earphone has some controls. The right side has a nice touch pad which will raise/lower volume, skip tracks (forward and backward), pause and repeat tracks and has a microphone for use during calls. The left side turns the earphones on/off, handles Bluetooth pairing, activates the noise cancelation feature and also takes calls The Bluetooth 5.0 connection is super-reliable. I have used the headphones in my home and can walk 35 to 40 feet from my phone without a connection break. If you lose connection it quickly restores itself when you come back into range. Bottom line - the Insignia AHBTOENC noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones are an excellent value for music fans who want a very comfortable headset, superb noise isolation and a dependable travel partner. I have given this item four stars, losing one star only because the music reproduction was just not as good as I would hope. However, on balance, I think you will be happy with this purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from InsigniaCustomerSupport
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      Hello Jim,
      Thank you so much for such nice and complete review! We really appreciate your feedback, since it help us to improve our future models to deliver a Premium Quality for what is most important for us: YOU. Please feel free to contact us if you have any question or comments about this or any other Insignia Product. Hector S. - Insignia Support https://www.insigniaproducts.com/contact-us BBY-ExBrand_Insignia

  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Very pleased with these Headphones

    Posted .

    I am very please with these Insignia Over Ear BT Noise Cancelling Headphones. I use them mostly for cutting lawn and other outside chores. Controls: The right ear pad is a touch pad that with simple tap or swipe gestures you can fully control the music, answers calls etc. Only problem I have (and maybe there is a purpose for this) But when I swipe from the middle with one finger down to turn down the volume, I can hold my finger there and the volume will keep going down. For some reason this does not work for turning Vol up. You must keep swiping up.A little annoying.(Reason for - 1 star) My favorite function is the MONITOR function. This allows you to pause the music and amplify your surroundings. Great when someone wants to start talking to you when you while you are jamming out to music. Simply press and hold the touch pad with your palm or more than 2 fingers to enter this mode. Works great! Noise cancelling: Works great, Barely hear my tractor when music is playing. You can turn this function off, but everything sounds better with it on, so leave it that way. Bluetooth: Average distance. No problems at all when my phone is on or near me. Sound: Nice sound overall with plenty of bass. Battery: Used Multiple days on same charge. Never ran out, I simply charge after second or third use. Specs state up to 20 hr's of music playback. I believe that is close. 3.5 mm Jack Allows you to listen to music with your headphones off. Comfort / Portability: They are comfortable to me for as long as I wear them, which is on average 2-3 hours. As most over the ear designs, they may be a little warm in hot weather are a while. No case comes with these, which is a little surprising. Each ear piece only folds up toward the head band which do no make them real portable. I have another pair that allows the earpiece to fold 90 degrees to flatten out, much better for a briefcase etc. Obviously portability was not the goal with these headphones. Conclusion: You really can't go wrong with these noise cancelling headphones if you are a casual user and do not need them to fold flat. I have always been pleasantly surprised with Insignia headphones readability. I still have a pair of On ear BT headphones from probably 10 yr's ago that still work great.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable, adjustable and easy to store.

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    I'll start this off with some of the negatives. These are not ideal for the gym. They're bulky looking when wearing and at the gym you'll just look silly. Although they don't move around really if you do workout with them and if you don't care how they look on you in public. I also dont think they offer the best "boom" or bass for what they are, but I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S10+ so I'm curious if thats a reason. They don't seem to get overly loud however as of writing this while listening to music on my Pixelbook, these seem to get louder than they do on my phone. I got these for my Pixelbook purposes so I'm happy that the experience is better than it is on my phone. I have a different pair of earbuds specific for my phone and I thought these would be more beneficial using with my Pixelbook due to the Pixelbook speakers not being ideal and I'll say I'm satisfied in that aspect. They offer great noise cancelling for music, though phone calls I was told my wife could hear our baby crying in the background ( used this as a test to determine if she could heard the baby, wasn't neglecting just seemed like a good situation to quickly test ) Even in this situation though, she was able to still hear my clearly and she came in crystal clear as well. The headphones are very soft around the ears, very comfortable and overall has a lightweight feel to them when on your head. The touch controls work nicely and offer all the controls you need if your someone using this with your phone. The controls are very responsive with how you slide on the touch area. I like how adjustable the band of the headphones can get and I'm also impressed with how the earpieces themselves retract in, making these headphones pretty easy/convenient to store. I'd recommend these headphones for those that want a comfortable experience with decent sound quality. I think with an equalizer control these could be great headphones for the cost, especially with the battery life they offer. Perfect for passenger car rides or just laying around the house not needing to worry about the noises around you.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Really good sound and noise cancel works well

    Posted .

    Out of the box these are some nice impressive headphones. Included in the packaging is the headphones, usb charging cable, a 3.5 mm audio cable, and a little owners manual/pamphlet to describe the operations of the buttons and touch surface. They can collapse for a smaller footprint for storage purposes. Put these headphones on and had them paired up to my iPhone XR in seconds. Fast and easy to use in the pairing process. These headphones are an over the ear design and the ability to have noise cancellation is a great feature. Turned these on and listened to some music by Toby Mac “The Elements” and it sounded fantastic. Was really impressed by the deep bass these headphones were able to crank out. The sound and tones were clear and I truly wasn’t expecting this kind of sound quality. I feel like these headphones are a bargain compared to more costly options so you can have a status symbol to show off. I like the fact I can use these via wireless Bluetooth but also utilize the audio cable and listen to the headphones in a wired format if I needed to. The noise canceling and sound isolation is a great feature when I want to enjoy my music and not be bothered by outside surroundings and noise. Comes in handy for me while I mow the lawn on my riding mower to block out the loud engine, sitting at work and blocking out coworkers chatter. The battery life is a stated 20 hours and I’m sure it can stand the test of time. I wore these for about 3 hours of watching basketball the other night and the sound and comfort was spectacular. Ear hugging comfort with soft cushioning is a must and these felt great. Using the touchpad surface on the right ear takes a little getting used to but it’s nice to have. Slide up or down for volume controls, and slide left and right for track skipping. Built in microphone worked well for my phone calls as my receiving party was able to hear me loud and clear. These are a good looking pair of headphones without any big logos to proclaim to the world what brand of headphones you’re wearing. They fit really well and offer nice comfort and cushioning. The sound is very good and I would say on par with many top tier brands. PRO: Quality sound Noise cancellation Great padding and comfort Clean looks Foldable design CON: Touch surface to control music content takes some getting used to

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A lot of features at affordable price

    Posted .

    UPS did the honor of delivering the package to me. They are usually careful about putting the package on my front door mat without slamming it down like FedEx Ground. And they keep it away from the rain too. Noticed the nice clear product box Insignia usually uses. Product box fits snugly in the cardboard shipping box. Maybe that’s why I didn’t see a dented corner on the outside box ? Took time to read the start up guide. Lots of built in control features on the left ear piece. Headset is very comfortable so no problem using it for long periods of time. A pleasant surprise is that there is no required app to adjust settings. This speeds up the learning curve for the device in my opinion. I have a long USB cord plugged into a Wi-Fi power strip that charged the device. Minor point but device uses a Micro USB port for charging. Not like the USB-C ports that are showing up on competitors. Some people prefer this. I know I do even tho I have USB wall.chargers for my two Pixel phones and Pixel Stand. Device charged up in less than 45 minutes so must have come with a partial charge. Product is foldable but doesn’t come with a soft shell, zippered case with D-ring. No issue as I can always get one cheap online. They start at $6.99 and provide a handy way of storing the included charging cable. But that’s not a big deal. SOUND Paired with Bluetooth settings on my Pixel 3XL phone the first time I tried. Noticed very good bass. Just for good measure I used the included 3.5 mm cord and used it on my phone with the adapter that came with said phone. No issues encountered. NOISE CANCELLATION Next step was to turn on my living room TV and set sound to 20. Then pressed ANC (auto noise cancellation) button on left ear piece. Played YouTube Music Epic Film Scores free radio station. I could hear the music clearly without background noise interference. Did have to turn up sound level on phone tho. THE VERDICT Everything works as intended so will keep product in my Chromebook carrying backpack for now. I definitely feel I lucked out big time with these earphones !

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sound&noise cancelling at a Great Price

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    The first time I bought a headphone with the noise cancelling feature, it was a TCL a week before. That first experience was awful. The noise cancelling did not cancel any sound at all. The sound was terrible but the price was low. At the end I decide to return those and look for a better quality at a higher price. And a week later I discover this superior product with a great noise cancelling feature and crystal-clear sound. The price? $10 higher than the TCL. Yeah, It’s true! For only $79.99 you will be the owner of a great pair of headphones with a nice quality of audio and materials. The battery lasts 20 hours with the noise cancelling activated but without the noise cancelling it could last 40. It has a touch control that works perfectly they are so comfortable that you can stay with them for hours without problems. Thank God there still are companies producing great products, with excellent quality and at a low price out there.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from InsigniaCustomerSupport
      Posted .

      Hello,

      Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a nice review, we are happy to read that you liked this product and want to keep using it. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this or any other Insignia Product and we will gladly assist you in the best way possible.

      Hector S. - Insignia Support https://www.insigniaproducts.com/contact-us BBY-ExBrand_Insignia

  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable & Light

    Posted .

    I have an obsession with wireless headphones I just can't seem to have enough of them. Despite owning a little more than ten pairs of headphones I didn't have a noise canceling pair until now. That being said let's take a look at Insignia brand latest over the ear BTNC (Bluetooth noise canceling) headphones. I have spent some time with these BTNC head phones and here are my first impressions. Upon taking them out of the box they are really lightweight and feel great when held in your hand. They are really comfortable and you don't feel pressure when wearing them from extended periods of time. Aesthetically speaking they are headphones and have a nice folding design. In the box you will find a 3.5 mm cable and micro usb cable. Let's jump right into the pros and cons Pros: - Lightweight - Comfortable - Noise canceling - Bluetooth 5.0 - Foldable - Touch controls - Good battery life Cons: - No smartphone app - No USB type C for charging - No carrying case or pouch included General thoughts: So there is a lot to like about the headphones they sound good with a decent amount of bass to them. The fact that this has noise canceling is great it does help drown out the noise from whatever environment you are in. I found that while riding the train you would need to have the volume at a minimum of 75% with noise canceling on to drown out everything. Indoors are different you would not need to have them as loud. Battery life is great I use them anywhere from 2-5 hours a day mixed use of NC (Noise canceling) and I was able to get 5 days use until I needed to charge them again. Speaking of charging these headphones do take some time to charge at around three hours. I have not had any issues with connectivity, I like the audible tones when you power on the headphones. You get a womans voice with what sounds like a European accent, you also get an audible notification when you turn NC on and off. The touch controls are a nice added feature which is useful and allows you to skip tracks, pause and play music, adjust the volume. Call quality is good the party on the other end had no trouble hearing me and vice versa. TL;DR These are a great pair of headphones that does a lot right. It sounds good, has good battery life, is very comfortable and lightweight. I do wish there was a companion app for smartphones. Overall this is worth considering it is a great value and won't leave your wallet in a coma like some other pair of headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from InsigniaCustomerSupport
      Posted .

      Hello Johnny,

      Thank you for taking the time to provide such a detailed and positive review for our Noise Cancelling Headphones. We appreciate your feedback and will take in mind the suggestions for future products. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at: 877-467-4289 if you ever need any help with your product and we will gladly find an the proper solution for you.


      Itzel I. - Insignia Support.

       https://www.insigniaproducts.com/contact-us BBY-ExBrand_Insignia

  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Budget Minded Travel Consumer

    Posted .

    Looking for noise cancelling headphones at an attractive price point? These are a headset that fall within that range for the budget minded consumer. At first glance the headphones are attractive looking then upon touching them you feel the solid build quality. The materials are overwhelmingly plastic and earcups are soft. Things I noticed from my use and test: -Headphone ear cups get warm after extended use. -Bluetooth causes audio to crack and pop when battery gets weak -Using the 3.5mm Jack gives best audio -Battery lasted around 15-18 hrs each charge. -ANC (Active Noise Cancelling) works to about 75% effectiveness; I could hear stuff still with in 5-7 feet just not as loud. Final Thoughts: These headphones fit the bill for the budget minded consumer who is on the go and travels. If you aren’t wanting to drop $200 plus for headphones on the airplane, these are for you!

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great For Yard Work

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Smooth balanced sound. The right balance of bass, treble and mid-range frequencies (I listen to everything from country to rap music along with audio books). I am not an audiophile, but for me, these headphones work great for working in the yard and working on my vehicles. Also being able to make an receive phone calls is a plus as I often am not able to pull out my phone to answer a call while I am performing a task (ever perform brake work on a vehicle?). The noise cancelling works quite well. A great buy for me and may be a great buy for you. Highly recommended to all.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Could be better

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    They’re headphones... you put them on, plug em in, and get on your way, right? Not anymore. It’s 2019. We have smartphones and technology is every evolving and these fit right along with the times. Packaging is simple. Easy to open, minimal accessories, just the headphones, a USB charge cord, and an audio jack in case the rechargeable battery runs out. This is the first thing to note. It’s a great feature but a two way audio jack is useless to anyone with an iPhone X or newer. Keep that in mind. I don’t fault Insignia for not catering to every audience but with millions of customers using iPhones, it’s a bummer that we need a sale rate backup cord. After unpackaging this was a real easy setup. The easiest I’ve ever set up a Bluetooth in fact. I charged the headphones to anticipate the sound and noise canceling quality. After a surprisingly brief charge from 0-100%, I was in business. I turned my TV to normal volume, out these on, and tested the noise cancellation. I noticed with noise cancellation off, they did a solid job. Blocking off about 40% of noise. With noise canceling on it was closer to 80%. Some external noises noticeably slip through but it’s nothing that bothered me. It was also very notable how light the headphones were as well as comfy. I wore them for hours at a time with no issue and I’m very weight sensitive with anything on my head/neck. The battery is also incredible at lasting 12-20 hours per charge, lasting more if you don’t use the noise cancellation fever. I tested movement as well, bending down shaking my head around and the headphones always stayed secured to my ears, which is a plus. After walking around for a couple days I did notice that when I walked in the wind, it becomes super windy sounding in the headphones, which was interesting since I’ve never had headphones leak the wind tunnel-like sound into my ear. I turned off noise cancellation and the wind sound lessened significantly. This should hardly be an issue for most but it was noticeable that the phones performed better in wind with noise cancellation off than on. Besides that, the headphones has buttons on the left earpiece for turning it on/off, as well as a “monitor” mode, but I’m not sure what does yet. The right earpiece has an external touchpad that can be easily used to turn volume up or down, as well as skip or go back on tracks. This is really helpful. Pros: lightweight Good sound Comfy Easy learning curve Cons: can’t use Bluetooth while charging Noise canceling could improve Doesn’t sound great in the wind At the end of the day, these are really good but could be better. I’d recommend them as a great, entry level headphone but there’s room for improvement in future models.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Comfortable & long battery life

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    these are amazing headphones! they have great noise cancelling feature that really works. when the feature is ON you can easily get lost in your world. Overall I'm happy with this purchase.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Cheap Quality Materials but great sound quality

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    Owned for 11 months when reviewed.

    Sound quality is excellent, however, these headphones are very cheaply made and did not last long. In about a year, they had already fallen apart. The material is really cheap and the support doesn't help. I called Insignia before the warranty was up and they said to take it to BestBuy Geek Squad and the Geek Squad said I need to talk to the manufacturer since I did not purchase the additional warranty.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A pleasant surprise

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    I've used a lot of different headphones, wired and wireless. Some of them are Sony, Koss, Pioneer, Yamaha, Beats, Anker, and Aukey. I figured this is worth a shot at the sale price. I was pleasantly surprised. I know others have complained about music quality but I have a different opinion. Testing it on Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, you can tell it has a pretty good range. My only complaint is that the bass is too boomy. It must be done to attract younger buyers that prefer loud bass. It has a lot of features for this price range such a backup 3.5mm cable for when the battery is low, noise cancelling, a monitor mode, and even a good combination of a touch pad and buttons. Some more expensive headphones get rid of most buttons and you find yourself memorizing a whole lot of steps to do certain tasks. It is minimal for this headset. The noise cancelling is merely decent. It seems to block lower frequencies more. Voices are still easily heard and crying babies. Perhaps that's by design so you can hear when people are trying to talk to you. I would prefer it block all noises frankly. The manual doesn't say it but the entering the monitor mode would stop playing any streaming music you're using and allow you to hear what's going on around you. It's good for hearing announcements. I have a huge head and this headset is a bit tight for me. At least, the ear cups are made of a decently comfortable material and tilt both vertically and horizontally for different head types. It folds so it's easier to carry around. Bottom line: Music quality - 4. Noise cancelling - 3, Quality -4. I give this headset a 5 overall due to the price since it will embarrass some more expensive headsets for sound quality and features.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from InsigniaCustomerSupport
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      Hi,

      Thanks for taking time of your day to leave a comment about your headphones. We are so happy to read that your headphones are exactly what you were looking for and what your needed. If you have any concerns, feedl free to contact us by clicking the link below. Thanks for choosing Insignia.

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      Marcos O. - | Insignia Support | BBY-ExBrand_Insignia

  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Affordable Bluetooth Noise Cancelling

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    TLDR: The best affordable Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) Bluetooth headphones that you can buy that also support 3.5MM cords so you can use them in flight. Intuitive touch controls make them a pleasure to use. Long Version I work in an open plan office where there's always background noise from people talking on the phone or having conversations. So ANC headphones are something I have wanted for a long time. The Insignia Over Ear Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones are the best affordable noise cancelling headphones I have used. There are dedicated buttons for turning the ANC on/off, so if you need to hear an announcement or don't need ANC all the time you can easily switch it off. The touch controls are easy and intuitive. I would call the more swipe touch, can be used to change the volume and skip tracks, answer calls. I call them swipe as yes, it's touch but you touch and swipe - which I actually like, because it stops you accidentally hitting the wrong spot or missing a combination. FYI the touch controls allow you to touch 2 fingers on the outer right ear cup to get a pass-through sound. I like the touch controls. It's worth calling out the ear cups on the Insignia Noise Cancelling headphones are very comfortable, good padding and fully enclose my ears. This means you get excellent noise isolation plus the benenfits of noise cancellation. Charging is via the included micro USB and there's also an included 3.5mm cable if you need to use them with in flight entertainment. No case, which at this price I can overlook. Insignia branding is subtle (see photo) and only on the headband. Finally audio quality - is very good and I was impressed. They don't sound muffled or underwater like some noise cancelling headphones and the fact you can turn noise cancelling on/off as you need it with a dedicated headphones button (no need for any apps). I would recommend and buy again. If you have ever wondered if noise cancelling headphones are worth the investment, try these and you won't be disappointed (although I did miss my subway stop because it was now so quiet, I was listening to music, enjoying the isolation and quiet... so maybe they work too well :-)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good headphones, and a nice, simple design...

    Posted .

    I'm a Beats/Bose user regularly - I have over ear, on, ear, and in-ear buds from both brands in my home used by myself and family members. I've always looked to both to provide either good quality (Bose) or consistently deep (Beats) sound output. I normally wouldn't consider an Insignia product as they've always seemed either really low-cost quality, or had a gaudy design due to their real OEM not being a leader in the field they play in... These Insignia Bluetooth headphones are the exception. Good audio quality, nice, compact design, and best of all (since they're from a store brand) - No branding! I get asked all of the time "Are those new Sony's? Are those JBLs?" - No. They're just great, easy to use headphones with solid build quality and sound output and pretty good battery life. A tremendous value! If Insignia products would step up to this level across the board, and would take the "Insignia" branding off, I'd be sold on many more of them.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from InsigniaCustomerSupport
      Posted .

      Hi.

      As an enthusiast, we highly appreciate your opinion. Is amazing to read that one of our products fulfilled your expectations and makes people ask for them. We are always trying to offer a premium experience at a budget. We hope you keep enjoying and thanks for your loyalty.

      Charles V. - Insignia Support BBY-ExBrand_Insignia

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Affordable excellence for everyone

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    I’ll start by saying that I love headphones. I use them while at work, the gym, at home, you name it. The first thing I look for in a pair of headphones is sound quality, secondly comfort. After those two important factors, the rest is gravy as far as I am concerned. I am happy to report that the Insignia BT Headphones deliver. I own several different types of headphones ranging from wired professional studio monitors, to wireless earbuds. While the Insignia version is not a “professional studio monitor,” it is not meant to be. These are a reasonably priced excellent set for the masses (Depeche Mode pun not intended.) By this I mean that they are priced for everyone and anyone and that you can have premium features at a reasonable price. On this note, I do believe that this is what Insignia is all about. As a professional photographer, I also own some Insignia photography accessories and they are also all wonderful products. Back to the headphones. You won’t find any gaudy branding on these. Just a simple, no frills, jet black, unassuming set of cans. While they are simple in look and design, they still boast the features of far more expensive brands, again at a fraction of the price. You’ll still get full swipe feature control on the left headphone… double tap to pause/resume music, swipe to skip tracks, etc. The right headphone includes a button for power which is in the middle of three buttons so it is easy to get used to once you use them a few times. Also included on the side are a button for the active noise cancelling and a monitor button. The sound quality is on par with other more expensive headphones that I own in the same category. While they are not flat response, they have a pleasing, full and rich sound, with just the right amount of bass. The first track I dial up when testing speakers and headphones is called “Planting Seeds” by a great band called Dredg. If my new speakers or headphones handle this track when cranked up while sounding good at the same time, they end up getting lots of use and are keepers. That said, I am not a hip hop listener, so I cannot comment on these being used for bass pounding tracks. Again, the sound is very good for me. As a musician of over 40 years, I am hard to please in this category. Phone calls are clear and precise. Just what you’d expect. Comfort is outstanding. These are far lighter than some of my other over ear BT headphones, making fatigue a non issue. There is a 3.5 mm audio cable included, but honestly, I haven’t had the need to use it. They fold up very nicely and can be stowed in a soft or hard case easily. Many cases are available and I do recommend grabbing one for extra protection if you toss these into a backpack, luggage, etc. I found a great zippered hard case that works perfectly. If I had a con, it’s that a case or bag is not included, but at this price, it’s not really con is it! In summary, I cannot find anything that is a negative with this set of headphones. It has premium features, pairs with all computers and devices (iOS & Android) seamlessly, has great battery life, they sound great, they are lightweight, and most importantly affordable. Another great offering from Insignia!

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Ease of Use
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    A nice value set

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    I bought this when it was 55% off, which it seems to do frequently. This is a comfortable headphone set. I use it paired with my cell phone for calls, as well as to my computer. I also use it to listen to TV via wired connection. The noise isolation is pretty good, and then the noise cancellation takes it to another level of quiet. I find it very helpful for the home office so I don't get disturbed by the air conditioner or other noises in the house. I do hear a little bit of electronic hiss with the ANC on, but it isn't very disturbing, certainly not compared to the other noises I would be hearing. I find that I can wear then for hours comfortably, even while wearing glasses. My ears do get a little sweaty, but I don't get hot overall. Construction seems reasonably solid. I am sure that they are breakable, but they don't seem overly flimsy. The wired connection works even when they are powered off. I have noticed that the ANC will power off after several minutes if it is not paired with any device. As for sound quality, I give them a meh. They're totally fine for listening to voice. When listening to music, I certainly don't go wow. Yes, they sound better than AirPod pros, but nothing compared to my Shure earphones as I remember them. Bass is okay, maybe a little soft and muddy. Mids and highs are also just okay, not necessarily very clear or clean. For the price I paid for them, however, they're great. The controls are pretty convenient. They make me wish that there's volume control on my AirPods Pro.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    TV Headphones

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    Love these things. I can now watch and hear my favorite TV program or sports without competing for sound. Also, my wife does not have to listen and it does not interrupt her reading.

    Features

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Ease of Use
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    My favorites

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    I've had these for over a year now (I'm lazy with reviews) and these headphones are excellent. The power lasts a long time - I can listen for several hours during work a couple of days in a row and the lowest it really gets is 60%. Then it doesn't take long to charge. The noise-canceling is pretty good, although I don't use it that much personally. I love listening to music with these, much better than in-ear headphones. I do have one complaint, though, and it's that the touch controls never really work when I try to use them. I always accidentally brush up against the earphones and cause a reaction, but when I try to intentionally pause something, for example, it doesn't really work out the way the booklet says it should. But I don't really need much use for that function, personally.

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    Value
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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Ease of Use
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Quality Headphones

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    Posted .
    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    I wanted these headphones because of inconsiderate noisy neighbors who slam their door really loud. I decided to buy these bluetooth noise canceling headphones so I could study and watch television in peace. These headphones hooked up easily to all my devices and they are easy to use. They stay connected very well and drown out all the "surround sound" made by the neighbors and I only hear an occasional distant thud. The charge lasts a long time and they charge quick. When I listen to music the sound quality is outstanding. The only thing I took one star off for, and maybe it's my fault, is that I tried to connect them to my television and even with a bluetooth adapter that I just brought it wouldn't work. I believe these are the best noise canceling headphones at this price point and over all I am very pleased with them.

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    Value
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    I would recommend this to a friend
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