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Sony - Noise-Canceling Wired On-Ear Headphones - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 3001 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for the Money

    Posted
    javilso
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    Got this matched down to ~$30. The headphones sound pretty good, and are built reasonably well for an all-plastic setup. The main attraction here is the active noise cancelling, and, while it does work, it's not as powerful as, say, the Bose QC25's; I couldn't see it being overly useful in noisier environments such as an airplane, without the music volume being set decently high. However, it does make a difference in blocking out a lot of surrounding noise, though it's basically required you have the noise cancelling on to get good sound and volume, because they sound quiet and horrible without it enabled. But for even the MSRP of $50, these headphones are a pretty good option for people who don't want to spend a lot of money on headphones, let alone on active noise cancelling.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great audio, but there are some minor issues

    Posted
    bbaker28050

    These headphones sound great. They have great mid-range and low end sound. However, these are not Over-The-Ear headphones. They are On-Ear. The audio sounds crisp and clear but only if you are using power from a AAA battery. Which we all know will not last forever so unless you are carrying an extra battery around with you, you may end up having your battery die in the middle of listening to something. Lastly, the microphones on the outside of the headphones just seems a bit pointless. Sure it has its pros but the cons I've noticed is it picks up every time you run your hand over it, and you will not be able to hear anything coming from it if you're outside on a windy day. That being said, these are very good headphones and I would definitely recommend them to someone else in need.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great value, great sound

    Posted
    Munnster
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    I bought these for a recent trip to Asia to reduce/eliminate plane noise, since it was an 18-hour flight. Not being a frequent traveler, I didn't want to spend $300+ on a pair of headphones that I would wear once a year. I bought these after searching the Best Buy website and seeing the reviews of this product. Plus, being a Sony product, I was pretty sure that they wouldn't be lousy. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of these headphones considering the price point. The sound was really good and the noise cancelling worked very well. If you have somebody talking to you when the noise cancelling function is on, forget about hearing them. The only complaint that I have is that they are more on the ear, than over the ear. Aside from that, they work really well and are a great value. I definitely recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for the price.

    Posted
    Doubled
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    I have been using these for about a month now and have been satisfied with them. They are actually on ear headphones not over the ear fyi. They are reasonably comfortable but the head band has no padding. That has not caused any issues so far. The cord is long enough but is not detachable so you can't just replace it when it wears out. The construction is ok, it seems flimsy but has not had any problems yet. The ear pieces fold flat and that is a nice feature. These sound far better than ear buds but I would not classify these as outstanding, perfectly fine for listening to an iPad or phone, that is what I ise these for. The noise canceling does work especially if you have the ear pieces properly positioned, but they are nothing close to something like a Bose headset. With that said the are far cheaper. I think for the correct price these are a great buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Terrific bargain

    Posted
    Groundloop
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    These are almost certainly the most affordable high-performing noise-cancelling headphones carried by Best Buy. They were not featured on the store’s website, but I discovered them on the store shelves, displayed among much more costly headphones. There Is at least one drawback to this model: it does not offer bluetooth or any other wireless capability — these phones are strictly hard-wired. That’s not a problem for me, as I use them on airplanes that still have mini headphone jacks, and these phones came with a two-prong mini adapter for use on some airline systems. I don’t mind using a lightning adapter if I want to listen to audio on newer-model Apple devices. On the plus side, these phones cost a fraction of the price of competing bluetooth headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Test for Better Headphones

    Posted
    Donni
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    Bought this as a present for my dad who travels a lot because I wasn't completely sold on the wireless noise cancelling headphones (I also didn't trust him not to lose them). They worked fine for the price, but I think since they are about the same size as all the other Bose headphones, they're a good test to see if you would actually use them. My dad ended up getting better noise cancelling headphones after these because he liked the difference and wanted something a little more high end. Overall great headphones for people who aren't sure if they want to Shell out the $200+ on the wireless ones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Noise cancelling isn't noticeable

    Posted
    LaplandDragon
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    I bought these before taking an 8 hr flight to Europe. Please Note; these are on-ear headphones! I put the AAA batteries in, turned the noise cancelling switch to ON and it only got a little louder.... The engines were just as loud with the switch off. You will still hear people even when you have a higher quality pair due to the way noise cancelling works. I was focusing on the engine noise to get a little quieter but there was no change what-so-ever. When you have your feet on the ground they're okay headphones. Not the best but they're okay. My recommendation is if you're looking to fly, look into the next model up. If its a gift or you have kids this is better suited towards them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      SonyListens

      Hi LaplandDragon, Sony takes into consideration all feedback to improve the performance and quality of our products and services. We're always looking to make Sony better. We appreciate your time sharing this feedback. Thanks! ~Erin sony_US

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Average Headphones for a Good Price

    Posted
    nirav82
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    I was in search for over the ear headphones with sound cancellation. These headphones meet that requirement and for the price it was worth a shoot. The headphones are comfy with enough couching not to make it painful to the ears. Sound on the other end was just decent, but coming from Sony I was expecting something better that mediocre. Now the noise cancelling is just a boast of the audio. There isn't much noise cancellation and I could hear other peoples conversation across the room. I even tested it out with the blender going of in the background, and wow the headphones did no justice to cancel the sound out. But I think I might keep them near my computer desk for night time listening, esp since it quite cheap and it's comfy to wear for a long time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Barely adequate

    Posted
    shonoff
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    In this case you really do get what you pay for. I have a pair of Bose QC35 noise-cancelling headphones and my wife wanted a pair for our 11-hour airline flight recently so she got these to try. While they allowed her to listen to music & watch movies on the plane with a little noise cancellation benefit, they were nowhere near as effective as the Bose headphones. She tried my Bose and didn't want to give them back to me because of how much better they worked and how much quieter the ambient noise was. These Sony headphones will allow you to listen to music and may provide a little better noise cancellation than standard ear buds, but don't expect that they will drown out even half of the ambient noise. If you want true noise cancellation, go for the Bose or Beats.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi shonoff, We regret to hear that the headphone failed to meet your expectations. Your feedback is highly appreciated, it will surely be forwarded to the proper department. Thank you for sharing your review with us. -Jerome sony_US

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does the job well

    Posted
    Movielover
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    I have used these on several occasions for hours on end when flying on planes. The headsets do a fairly good job of canceling most of the noise. It also depends on where you sit in the plane. I usually sit behind the engines which is very noisy and I was able to enjoy my music. It is wired and you CANNOT use it to talk on your phone. You can only listen. If you want to use the noise canceling feature you do need AAA batteries which comes with it. If you do not use the noise canceling feature you can still listen to your music without batteries. This is an on the ear headset.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    Posted
    ParentalGrind
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    We started a podcast and decided to purchase a few different headphones all different brands. I have 2 Sony (this being one of them), and 2 other more expensive brands. The first Sony white headphones were a $15 set which was just ok, didn't get the sound I wanted, but these black Sony headphones are my favorite, even with the other 2 brands being way more pricey. I got these on sale too so that was amazing. It does it's job with the noise canceling and I click the switch on, and it's even better. I love it. So comfy, very affordable, and sleek. I will continue to use these for our show. $40 ($50 reg. price) for using in the studio??? Can't go wrong!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not too bad for the price...

    Posted
    nick78701
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    I bought these to replace my older JVC noise cancelling headphones that I've had over a decade. They do attenuate noise better than my older JVC's, but for twice the price, I would expect that. The headphones fit comfortably for my few plane trips (over 4 hours long) and do fold up nicely. For the 4 trips (>16 hours), I haven't replaced the battery yet. The con's though are: 1) The cord does not retract, whereas my older JVC's did. 2) The noise cancellation is a bit finicky - I noticed on a recent plane trip that if I move my head in one direction, they completely got rid of the noise, the other way it did not. For the price though, they were reasonable and are compact - good for plane trips for the most part, wish the cord would retract into the headphones though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Starter headphones, however...

    Posted
    pianoman
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    I purchased these headphones for my special needs daughter who listens to a lot of music on her Ipad. I am sure the Sony music quality was great, however, I never got that far. I was expecting the foam inside the earpiece to be comfortably soft. Instead it was pretty hard. For the amount of time my daughter has her headphones on, I was just imagining her complaining that her ears were hurting. I promptly boxed the headphones back up and returned. Again, for the price, I am sure these are ok headphones...if you want a somewhat hard foam earpiece

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi pianoman, Thank you for your feedback on your experience with your headphone. We are sorry for any inconvenience you had experienced. Please be assured we take this very seriously and continuously strive to improve our products. We will forward this to a relevant team. Regards, -Erin Sony_US

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Posted
    lo222232222

    Based on the product reviews, I was excited to try out these headphones for office use. I was disappointing to find that the audio quality was fairly poor. In addition, they do not isolate sound very well. That is, music being played through the headphones will start to bleed when volume is at a normal listening level. If you're just looking for a cheap pair of noise isolating headphones, I guess these might be for you... For office use, I would not recommend. I do appreciate that these headphones are better for long term use. They're more comfortable on my ears than in-ear headphones. They're also much better for your ears, as they will not cause damage as easily.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

    Posted
    RetiredMarine
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    For under $40 (bought on sale), these headphones were better than expected. I bought them because I wanted the noise isolation feature. My wife and I do not enjoy the same genre of music. Therefore, on trips, I like to listen to my music while she drives and listens to her music. Furthermore, I wanted headphones that prevented me from hearing any of her music and prevented any leakage of music from my headphones. These headphones solved all of these requirements. I could not hear her music and she could not hear mine. As good as the high dollar headphones that I purchased in the past. These include Bose, Beats, Sony, Panasonic, and LG, Skullcandy. The only feature that would have made them better is Bluetooth connectivity.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Over the Ears?? These just do not work well!

    Posted
    GoBucks
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    I am so disappointed in these headphones. I had over the ear Sony noise canceling headphones from Best Buy that were about 10 years old and were stolen. They worked beautifully, so I decided to buy a replacement. I saw the price at Best Buy and it was only about a third of what the old ones cost, but I thought, maybe they had just come down in price since they were corded (vs the newer wireless). Boy was I wrong!!! Not only do they NOT fit over year ears, but they are horrible at cancelling out aircraft nose. I have taken four flights and quite frankly could just assume wear ear buds and get better clarity. They are fine if you are in a library - not on an aircraft! Spend the extra money to get good headphones.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hello GoBucks, thank you for your message. The noise canceling function is effective in low frequency ranges such as airplanes, trains, or offices (near air conditioning, etc.) and is not as effective for higher frequencies, such as human voices. Oscar. sony_US

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worthy of it's price point

    Posted
    wolf

    Just got these to try on a recent trip and thought for the reasonable cost they worked very well at canceling out the majority of the annoying engine noise of the plane. the only down side to these headphones in my opinion was they weren't full over the ear and if the placement of the earpiece was off they were not as effective and using them for an extended period of time they would become uncomfortable and my ears would need a break. AAA Battery is still working after 17 hours of use. Not as bulky as the larger more expensive models and if for any reason they were lost or stolen you aren't at a big loss. Overall I would definitely recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good midrange headphones

    Posted
    alphajoe
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    I just got these a few days ago and they are working out quite well. The sound is pretty good with an okay amount of bass. These are active noise reduction, so you have to use a AAA battery. There is also an amp built-in, so unless you have the battery in and the power on, they will sound like the worst headphones ever. When I got them, I did the typical 'rip them out of the box and throw them on my head'. They sounded horrible, and that is when I looked at the instructions. Once I put the battery in and turned them on, they sounded great. The noise reduction is pretty nice. It can get annoyingly loud where I work and these have helped out a lot. Definitely would recommend this to anyone looking for a mid-range ANR headset.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great For The Price

    Posted
    Casey
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    I wanted to get noise cancelling headphones without spending a fortune for a long flight. These worked perfectly. I'll never fly without them again. I also use them for studying as the noise cancelling keeps me focused. The only downside is you can hear human voices through these very well. So if you are going to try to use them in a noisy office environment they probably wont work as well as you would home. They will cut down on the background noise but still have the voices come through. For example while studying in the library yesterday I could clearly hear the person a couple tables away playing music videos on their phone, but couldn't hear other background noise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not Perfect but Good

    Posted
    Mmfahmatt
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    These were bought as a replacement for my other Sony headphones. I had to choose these because the other headphones I had a price increase and Best Buy replacement plan would not pay the difference. Headphones fit okay they're a bit small for my ears but comfortable. The sound on them is really good especially with a noise cancelling feature. Some sounds in some of the music I listen to are louder and I have never noticed those sounds before they're so quiet on everything else. But for what they are the headphones aren't bad I just wish I could have gotten my other ones.

    I would recommend this to a friend