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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Well rounded for every use

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    psyclopps
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    So far, I am finding these headphones to be very well rounded and are turning into an awesome daily driver with very few faults I can find. The box and items inside seem well designed with a nice appearance of quality and not a whole lot inside. The headphones are nicely presented upon opening and you will also find a small manual, additional headphone ear buds and hooks, a nice cloth carrying pouch and a USB cable. The unit was smaller than I expected having tried multiple behind the neck headphones over the years. The ear bud portion feels rather well built. The cables feel strong and hold their shape pretty well. I believe this is by design to best keep the microphones on the right side close to your mouth for phone calls. The base neck portion is sturdy and very slim. They have a great grippy silicon texture to them so they will not slip very easily around your neck with normal wear. The design is not flashy at all and I would describe it as more functional, they are not bad looking by any means though. Pairing is straight forward like any Bluetooth earbuds and works best with the Jabra + software if you want to fine tune the EQ and update the firmware. It is not needed but nice to have. Audio quality is very good. I tested them walking outside, doing office work, at the gym and going to bed. One battery charge lasted me the whole day with LOTS of listening. Walking out side I used the ANC feature and it did a very good job of blocking most of the static from the road while letting it just enough important audio like cars and cross walk signs. I took a few calls and it was very clear on my end with the caller saying the same. Office work was music with the pass through feature engaged. It does a very good job of allowing all ambient sound in while not overpowering the music. It does sound a little amplified though and can be annoying over extended periods. So when no one was around I turned it off and just concentrated on my music and podcasts. My gym usage was surprisingly good. I usually get lots of interference at the gym with Bluetooth headphones but had no issues with this headset. The music came in loud and clear with good quality. The ANC was perfect for the gym as it eliminated all the background music, conversations and most of the sounds of the weights. The water resistance is IP54 rated so it should do a decent job protecting against sweat and rain but I wouldn’t try to get it more wet than that. This might have become my favorite gym headphones partly because of the audio quality / ANC and partly because it stays in position on my neck perfectly due to the grippy texture. Bed time music was a good experience since I could just concentrate on music so lets talk about audio quality. If you are used to any high quality wired headsets, you will instantly notice the music is a little more muddy due to the use of SBC profile. The website and box didn’t describe what Bluetooth profiles were supported and only say Bluetooth 5.0. I checked developer options on my phone and it wouldn’t change from SBC mode so it appears there is no APTX or LDAC (high quality) profiles present. That being the case, the music did sound very good overall but I think you will need to adjust it with the EQ in the app to get a good setting you like. I was curious about the Bluetooth 5.0 as it is supposed to make larger range connections with your phone possible but I didn’t see much improvement from the normal 30 or so feet over Bluetooth we have become used to over the years. Bluetooth 5.0 is also supposed to make file transfers and battery life better which were both hard to test since my phone I tested it with supports 5.0 and I didn’t have another phone to test it with a different version. From my experience though, the firmware updates transferred relatively quickly and battery life was exceptional as it lasted me pretty much the entire day. You battery life will go down with ANC enabled. I give this headset a 4 out of 5 as it is very high quality and is well worth a purchase. I only took a star away for little details I would like to have seen, mainly support for APTX, high water resistance rating and something other than micro-USB for charging. Those are little gripes so if that doesn’t bother you, you will probably enjoy these very much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Comfort+Usability+Voice Clarity+Phone Functions

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    I like the sound of these Jabra Elite 65e Wireless Noise Cancelling In-Earbud. They easily match my preferred sound profile. I like accurate, natural bass and good detail. Their comfort, ease-of-use, voice clarity, and functionality for phone use are real winners. I can easily recommend these earbuds, with a few caveats noted in my review. SETUP: The more time I spend with my electronics, the more I realize that ease-of-use is at least as important as my obsession with sound quality. Jabra could be a bit more helpful here, as their “Get Started Guide” shows the very important Sound+ APP inside it’s cover, but makes no other mention of it. Do yourself a favor, and download the APP while you wait for that 1st charging. With the App installed on your phone, you can set aside the “GET STARTED” guide I will give kudos for a guide you can read without magnifying glasses and with genuinely useful diagrams. But, it’s the APP that has a USER MANUAL under the DEVICE ICON. Save yourself time and go directly here. COMFORT and FUNCTIONS: With the Jabra Sound+ the PAIRING process is fast. The control for ON/OFF/BT/Phone use sits between nicely separate UP/Forward and DOWN/Reverse controls, along the right “arm” of the neck band. You’re ready to play music. All three buttons are really raised and really easy to locate while out-and-about. There are only 2 controls on the left neckband “arm” which control noise cancelling and MUTE/VOICE/SIRi, etc. The earbuds are very lightweight and it was easy for me to get a good fit. I’m a big fan of the oval shaped gels and the “wings’ that Jabra employs. These earbuds sit in your ears without fuss and fiddling. The neck band is fairly comfortable, and “disappears” quickly enough, but it seems designed for the average to smaller neck sizes. SOUND and Noise Cancelling: Accurate, detailed. Exceptional voice quality for phone calls. For overall sound, there is a nice surprise for you: in the APP, under the HOME ICON, touch the GEAR ICON, then Audio Experience, then Music equalizer, and here you discover a 5 Band Equalizer, music controls, and a quick RESET to start over. Nice, if buried deeper than necessary. Other controls are here under the GEAR and simpler adjustments are just under the HOME icon. Noise Cancelling is on board. This is not the “blackhole” silencing some other headphones can provide, but it can certainly quiet down a droning engine. COMPLAINTS: On my iPhone6 I found that the noise cancelling was critical to getting high quality sound from the Jabra Earbuds. When I defeated it, sound quality took a bad turn, losing bass and volume. But, I also had another odd quirk, which may or may not have been contributing to my results. The APP was actually PAIRING with my iPhone6, twice. Working with Jabra Support is a pleasure, as they take whatever time is required to sort out problems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, decent noise cancelling, fits well!

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    Overall - great fit in my ears and very comfortable. Others have complained about comfort - but I guess it's really personal preference! Even with Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) turned on, I get just about 8 hours of run time and a quick 2 hour charge! These Jabra 65e's have "EarGel" ear pieces, helping to block out noise withing even being turned on and make them for comfortable for duration wearing! The snug fitting buds hold tight to my sweaty ears even during workouts - a definite plus. The con is I find myself taking one ear bud out when trying to talk to people. I commute on a public bus to avoid rush hour traffic, and these work just great for that! Block out all that unwanted bus and traffic noise. Great for listening to audio books! The neck halo is comfortable, but eventually I'll likely upgrade to true wireless earbuds and not have the wire draping around my neck. My friends tell me the call quality is good - and could be easily used in the car - just be careful as you may not hear other driving sounds that are important to you! I find myself NOT using the hands free features and talking with on the bus though - looks to much like I'm talking to myself and to easy for others to hear. Use the mobile app to tweak your listening experience a bit - not necessary but kind of cool. Unfortunately, they did not come with a bag, pouch or case of any sort. A bit of a miss in my opinion as many of us will take these on the go and just have throw them in the bag or backpack with the rest of your junk. I suppose the quality build and materials can take it, but would have been nice to include a case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, with some flaws but more strengths

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    dharr18
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    I am going to start with my dislikes, because there are few. Dislike: -Overall these seem to be really well made and exceptional quality, but the mic grill/cover does not feel like it will stay attached very long. There is a edge that protrudes from the mic grill at the housing that feels like it will snag and pull right off in time. -The neck band. I have a larger neck, 17" shirt collars. The neck band is snug, it really is hard to describe. While most of the weigh is at the back, the flex points seem to put the pressure towards the front of my neck. - The app. This a a good and evil. There is the Sound+ app in the Play Store (Apple Store for those people :) that is pretty decent, BUT you have to install a second Jabra Service that is linked in the app, bottom of the screen after connecting. Two apps to manage the headphones just seems odd, neither seem to be required. Also, late add, the app says there is a update to the headset, that after it starts installing...IT NEVER ENDS. The app seems to be designed to be a initial setup but is not in the documentation. Likes: -The sound is almost perfect to my taste. Good bass, treble, very balanced out of the box. There is a equalizer that is slightly hidden in settings. - Ear pieces fit really nicely. Good comfort there. - Mic has a really good quality to it. - ANC (Active Noise Cancelling) is one of the better implimentations that I have used. - Magnetic earpieces so they do not accidentally get snagged in something. - Wires to the earpieces feel really thick and strong. - Buttons are clicky and very intuitive. - You can connect to two devices without issue. Tested with a Chromebook, iPhone and a Android Phone. Just hold the power for about 3 seconds when powering on and you can connect the other device. It will connect to two devices at once, but will remember more. I have 3 devices remembering the headset and they switch rather easily by connecting in BT settings. - Battery life has been really good, exceeding the 12 advertised hours. Overall, I really like these headsets. I just wish the weight distribution and tightness in the neck piece were better distributed. I would recommend for normal sized humans. Larger people may want to try them on before deciding if these are a good fit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for Music not yet for Calls

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    jailoliv
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    These were my first wireless noise-canceling in-ear headphones and for that reason, I didn’t have any experience with a similar device. I tried not to compare with an over the year type to be true to the audience target this was meant for. One feature that I really like is the neckband. Although I do like the ones with no wires, I never feel comfortable exercising with them. No matter how they swear they wouldn’t pop out of your ears, they do even if it’s just once in a while. The Jabra Elite 65e is less likely to happen in my experience so far and I do exercise at least once a day. To me, what really matters is comfort and sound quality. Comfort was not bad but I couldn’t stand using them for more than a couple of hours in my ears. This is a common problem for me and you may not experience it the way I do. As for sound quality, this will not disappoint many people, even audiophiles like me. Good base for this type of device. There were no statics with iPhone 7 Plus or iPad. Call quality, however, was a mixed experience. For me it was excellent but people at the other end complained about echo. I couldn’t figure out the right settings – if any – to fix that. Noise cancellation cannot be compared with an over- or on-the-year device. It does work and it is good for a walk or run in the park but for complete isolation from the world outside and comfort, I always find myself going back to over-the-year headphones. The main issue so far is the app for customization. It could be a lot better but to be fair, I have the same problem with apps for other brands such as Sony. Maybe the issue I had with phone calls could be easily fixed with the app if it was better designed. I would give five stars for sound quality, a.k.a. music, three for phone calls, noise canceling and comfort, and two for the app. I may be mistaken but all but one of the issues above may be fixed with a software update, especially considering that these headphones have 3 mics. I would easily change my rating to five stars when those fixable issues are addressed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Unparalleled call quality, terrible design

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    Magnus100
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    - Unbeatable inbound and outbound phone call quality in noisy or quiet conditions, much better than any other headset I've used (believe me, I've tried so many of them over the past 12 years and this is the only one that delivers excellent call quality, all others were utter garbage in this department) - Excellent ambient noise reduction / excellent active noise cancelation - Better than average sound quality for music - comfortable to wear for hours and stays in your ear, once you find the right sized ear tip for your ear - It can connect to two devices at once - construction is solid and materials appear durable Cons - Charges via terribly outdated Micro-USB instead of USB C - Charges very slowly - just okay battery life - design (not construction quality) is not intuitive or user friendly as, e.g LG headsets - Not very secure for jogging or very vigorous exercises unless you don't mind losing your precious headset - Pairing is not automatic and unintuitive Overall, if making phone calls is important to you then the performance of this headset is 10/10, but the design inferiority listed above still need to be addressed. I'm glad I got this headset as it's consistently excellent for making calls with very crisp and loud sound in every enviroment, every time, all the time and sounds even better than holding up the phone to my ear.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another great headset from Jabra

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    LouRevue
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    I wasn't all that impressed with Jabra as a headphone maker however between this, and the 65t's, I'm a fan. The 65t are probably one of the best wireless earbuds out there in terms of sound quality and price. While I'm not that big a fan of neckband headphones like this, given these were the same line as the 65t's, I had to give them a shot. Not surprisingly, these are just as good as the 65t's and add noise cancellation feature to them. Sound wise, these are very good for pretty much any range of music. There's not a whole lot of bass with these but just good enough. Highs and mids are pretty spot on so no complaints there. In the box you get the usual assortment of goodies. This comes with a neoprene carrying case which is nice as well as some extra earbud tips. Battery wise, the website says you should get about 8 hours with noise cancelling on and 12 without. As far as fit/finish, these are pretty good all around. I don't like neckband headphones since some of the ones I've tried aren't very comfortable and it "feels" like you're wearing something around your neck. With these, don't really have that sensation and can barely tell they're on unless you start moving around. All in all, I'm quite pleased with these both from a functional and aesthetic perspective.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Elite 65e are great but...

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    CrysisComplex
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    Jabra - Elite 65e Wireless Noise-Canceling are great BT headphones. Excellent all round great performance and they are certainly well built. They have a nice construction that holds well in the modern era. The problem with these headphones come in when you are trying to fit them in the ear. They are not comfortable to some users and this theory was tested with me and my girlfriend who did not enjoy the Jabra but I had better times with it. First off they are easy to pair with your phone or tablet, They also are lightweight enough to swing around on your neck all day. They lack Bass but the clear sound and tone to the audio were good enough for me to enjoy these. Stylish and subtle these headphones are nice which doesn't draw too much attention. The Active Noise cancellation is good and blocks out enough sound in the city. I've used these headphones on most of my phones and they worked out perfectly. The battery did hold up well in my experience with a full day worth of streaming music but they rapidly charge up. I wished they used USB C but that is not here. Also making great phone calls with a clear mic between me and the caller. Amazon Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant for voice-activated control worked fine. My girlfriend didn't enjoy trying these because she said they felt uncomfortable and kept falling out no matter what earbuds tips we used. If I'm being truthful here they didn't hold up that well in my ears either until I got the hang of having them in. The ends are magnetic but do not hold together well around her neck either. It's strange to say but they are great headphones and they are nice to use but with them falling out a lot I'm not sure I'm going to use them as much as I like. They are held back by the tiniest issue which could be the shortcomings of these.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good headset but noise canceling isn't great

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    I liked almost everything about the headphones. You can adjust the fit using the extra gels and earwings, I was able to get a good, comfortable fit. The mic worked well, and the headset sounded great. You get additional controls using your android or iPhone. A very nice headset. The only negative, which was a dealbreaker for me, was the noise cancellation. From what I have read, earbuds are generally not as effective as over-the-ear headphones for passive noise reduction, and I could tell that was the case with these. The active noise cancellation wasn't enough to make up for that. I bought the headphones as much for travel and noise cancellation as I did for its audio and mic performance. So...they went back to the store. I purchased an over-the-ear headset with active noise cancellation and that has far better noise reduction. If I only wanted the headset to counteract office noise and other mild noise reduction, I would have stuck with the Jabra, absolutely. That's why I gave it 4 stars. But for noise reduction on an airplane, which is where I would use it much of the time, I don't think any earbud type headset would cut it. The Jabra may have great noise reduction among earbuds, but I decided I needed more, and that's the only reason I didn't keep them. Everything else about them was great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphones for Work

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    TreyM
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    I was looking for a pair of headphones with good quality sound and mic as I was going to use it for work phone calls that took up all of most days. Got them on sale for $129 and had a $75 gift card, so overall ended up being a good value. Great sound and mic. Design takes a little getting used to as the thicker neck band is intended to give a little more rigid form that keeps the mic line closer to your cheek. Kinda like an elderly person's classes cord you'd see holding their glasses, so its sometimes within your peripheral view. But because of that there have been no issues with the mic. The standard ear pieces fit exceptionally well (there are 3 different sizes I think) and never get loose or fall out. However, my biggest complaint (and this really goes for all in ear headphones), is my ears get sore after wearing them for hours. Also, I think they are a little slow to charge. But overall, the quality to use as mostly work mics was great. There's also a nice carrying bag included.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really comfortable. Ok sound.

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    These are a decent pair of in ear headphones. They were easy to pair with my S9+. The thing I like most about these are they they are really comfortable and stay in place. I usually use over ear headphones because they have really good noise cancelling and sound. The problem I was having was that I like to work out and when I am doing exercises on my back, my headphones would not stay on my ears. These Jabra's always stay in place no matter what exercise I am doing. They also can be used for long periods of time without irritating my ears. The sound is pretty good. Good high's and mid's. The lows aren't the best but they get the job done. The noise cancelling is as good as it can get for in ear headphones. The battery life is pretty good and it does not take long to charge these. I probably charge them every other day. I never got the low battery message it just out of force of habit and they get about 1-1/2 to 2 hrs use a night. I would highly recommend these for people who like to run or have to do a lot of moving around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for calls, passable for music

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    The Jabra Elite 65e headphones are a solid overall choice, but those who are serious about their music will find the sound quality lacking. The 65e is very comfortable to wear and easy to use. With built in controls for Siri and Google, it makes an excellent headset for calls. The comfortable neckband stays in place while you move around, with no rubbing sounds from contact with clothes. Outstanding battery life means you can use them all day, and the active noise cancellation works quite well. Sound quality on calls is extremely clear on both ends. The only weakness is in the audio playback. The dynamic range of music is stilted, giving it a bit of a hollow/muted sound. If music is your primary usage, you might want to look elsewhere. Overall, an excellent set of phones for calls and casual music listening.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Product but...

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    Otto
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    This product is great on all points but one. I love the app that allows you to adjust with an EQ, control external background sound, see battery power, create background sounds like songbirds/pink noise/rolling river plus other features. The sound is pretty good, but I had to remove a piece of the earbud gel so it fits in my ear better. I like the fact that I can watch a movie on my tablet and still answer my phone. It works with two devices at the same time. The only thing that I dislike is that the part that rest on the back of your neck. It seems to always slip down. It is difficult to keep them on your neck while moving around as I do at work or in the yard without constantly pushing them back up on your neck. If you can put up with that, I think I got a good bargain at $139 on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good reception...Bad comfort

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    I could be biased because I am still not used to the type of wireless headphones that rest on your ears. Seeing as how the other kind doesn't stay in my ears when I jog, I figured I would try these. The price is reasonable and the quality is good, both sound and design. The app is user-friendly, not complicated or confusing at all, and the preset sound options fit well with my workout. I can make calls without having to stop working out with the voice assistant. I don't know if I have small ears or something, but even with the replaceable ear gels, I find it hard to keep the buds in my ear. The neck rest saves me from having to pick them up off the ground and reduces the risk of breaking.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound. Good ANC

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    I’m really surprised by the great sound that come out of these guys. They are very comfortable in that you don’t jam the buds in your ear. They sit kind of like Bose in ear. The closest comparison to these are the Bose QC 30. The ANC is a little better than the Jabra’s but the sound quality ( especially the bass) is way better than the Qc’s. I also like the app that is available for the jabras that allow you to adjust the sound to your liking. For between 100 and 150 off the Bose I would get these all day long. I have owned the QC and am much happier with these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product but I got a lemon

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    Docjr
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    After speaking with store associate I settled for this model due to noise cancellation. It worked great for me working outdoors and next to a high resolution engine all day. Was able to hear music without any issues and as long as engine was at an idle when I was outside vehicle I could conduct most calls perfectly. I think I got a lemon because after owning for about a month and a half it stopped charging, currently awaiting replacement from manufacturer which was a relatively smooth process as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good n/c but so-so battery life

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    Zuki
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    I like the feel and fit of the 65e. I have small ears and so far I can wear them comfortably during my shift. The ANC works decently even in a noisy data center environment. I wish that the battery life would last much longer. With the ANC on, I am getting roughly 6 hours or less. I would like something between 8-10 hours. Otherwise, I would recommend the 65e for those who are looking for a good BT Wireless Headset and works in a noisy environment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice product

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    Rena
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    Overall it’s a really good headset. The sound is good though I wish the max output was a bit louder. One of the issues I had was that the earpiece doesn’t fit into my ear well but that could just be me. I had to remove part of the rubber casing for to to fit well. And if I turn too quickly it tends to fall off even though the magnet is supposed to help keep it secured around your neck. But it charges fast and answers my calls when I separate the earpieces.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent headphones

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    Deadhead
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    I love these headphones. I have been using them for about a month and have no complaints. The sound quality is excellent. The battery life also is excellent. The only reason I did not give them a 5 rating is because the noise cancellation is good, but not great. I use them during workouts in a noisy gym. The noise cancellation adequately blocks most of the outside sounds, but not all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Sound overall

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    I am having real difficulty getting the ear buds to seat and stay in place. The noise cancelling feature (ANC) is nearly imperceptible in that I cannot tell if ANC is turned on or not. Have gotten better noise cancellation from $75.00 Sony headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend