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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 3030 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for the price

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    techlover
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    These headphones are good for the price, however, like other people mentioned, they're over the ear, so after some time it can get uncomfortable. The noise cancelling is acceptable. It definitely helps with the plane noise. One note is that the adaptor for in-flight entertainment may not work in some airlines/plane models (it did not work for me on Latam from the US to South America), however I just plugged it in directly in one of the jacks and it was fine. I would recommend this to someone with a tight budget.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I like them but I've had better

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    hoagj2000
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    My wife got these for me for Christmas and while I like them, I wish some things were different. It would be great is the ear pieces were padded a little. The hard plastic is uncomfortable sometimes. I do like the fact that they are always on. There's a switch to make them louder, but even with the switch off, you can hear the audio just fine. Other headphones I had, had to be turned on each time I used them and turned off when I was done. I like this better. So, all in al, I like the headphones, just wished for some padding.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Basic Noise Canceling Headphones

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    ladnek5
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    These Sony headphones work well, fold up nicely for my backpack while traveling, and provide good sound while plugged into my phone for music. These are not "high end" headphones thus do not carry the high end headphone price. But if you are looking for a good pair of noise canceling, over the ear, headphones for travel at a great price.... stop looking and just get these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    block the right amount of noise

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    tasmania
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    I got these so I could listen to podcasts outside without their being downed out by noise from passing cars. I get significant muffling of outside noise just from putting the headphones on. When I flick the switch to turn on the noise cancellation, another few dB are cut out--just what I want. I can still hear outside noises--so I won't be oblivious in case of an emergency. One note: if it's windy out, the noise cancellation actually makes the wind sound louder. The headphones fit my head well. All in all, I'm pleased.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Using for Smule Sing app

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    captaincke
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    These headphones work great with the Smule Sing! app. They do not come with a microphone, but I find that my iPad Mini microphone is better quality than most headphones/earnbuds come with. The bass boost feature works well with a high quality AAA battery (The headphones work fine without using the battery). Regular batteries tend to drain too quickly. FYI, it only takes one AAA battery. They are solid for noise cancelling and unlike some other brands I tried, do not let everyone around you hear what you're listening too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sounds Good, but Don't Block all of the Sound

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    Burntnickel
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    I use these at work to listen to music while I am working at my desk. They do a good job with the active noise cancellation at blocking out the sounds from the HVAC system and the traffic outside. Unfortunately, the passive noise suppression is not quite good enough to block out as much of the office conversation as I would like. They sounds good and feel comfortable, so for the price I still would consider them a good value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound and noise cancellation for the price

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    Dogbert
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    Good sound, and the noise cancellation works great, proving you don't have to spend hundreds of dollars to get a decent pair of noise cancelling headphones. Although the cover on the battery side fell off too easy, and I lost it on the plane. Otherwise I would have given them a 5 stars because of the price. (But don't expect hundred dollar sounds from a forty dollar item.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Headset is not noise reduction as indicated

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    Kath
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    I bought this headset because ear buds don't stay in my ear canal. This headset was listed as noise reduction. Not the case. It's worse than my earbuds. I purchased this to listen to my music while mowing the lawn. The headset falls off my head when I bend over to empty the lawnmower grass catching bag. I have to turn it up so high to hear over the mower. I then tried the headset on my cell phone. The person on the other end of my phone conversation said the sound is not clear. So I guess I spent $50 on a device that is not useful.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      SonyListens

      Hi Kath,
      We always appreciate customers who take the time to give us their feedback. I’ll pass what you've said onto proper department. Thank you.
      >Joffrey

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for a budget

    Posted
    Vicki
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    I needed a pair of headphones that were comfortable but also actually affordable, I grabbed this pair on sale and they work great. The sound quality is good, the noise cancelling is decent. I can still hear a little bit but it stands up to general noise well. The cushion for ears is very nice, it has just enough, ONLY thing I wish there was maybe a cushion for the top of the headphones, after an hour top of my head starts to hurt from the pressure. I will probably add my own cushion to the top eventually

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK, but not the best

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    TenthLetter
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    I bought these in preparation for a recent flight with my family. We have three kids ranging in age from 3 to 14. I have a set of Bose QC15 and and QC 20, but with three kids on a flight I do not get to use them. These Sony headphones allowed me to hear the movie I was watching, but had considerable back ground noise. The Bose are much more quiet but cost much more. If you fly once per year, these might be OK. if you fly more often, or have a problem hearing with background noise you will want to go with a better pair of headphones.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A must for flying

    Posted
    Flynbryan
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    Being a studio musician I have some great headphones, these don't compare to those, but they are absolutely amazing for flying. I'm sure higher end active noise canceling would work better, but these made such a huge difference when flying I'll never fly without them. Other than flying I'll never use them, as there are not many cases where the noise cancelling would be effective because the only work on constant low frequency noise, but they were worth the purchase for flying alone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    okay and does the job

    Posted
    jcampbell66
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    Bought specifically for airline travel. Active noise cancellation is pretty good but band across the top of head is hard and I had to put padding on it. The earphones get uncomfortable after many hours of use (what doesn't after 6 hours in a plane,) so I had to keep shifting them around a little, but overall satisfactory performance and the price is definitely right. I do like the way they fold flat for your carry-on. Bring a spare battery in case you leave it turned on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best value for noise-cancelling under $100.00

    Posted
    Jeff
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    These headphones are designed to block out airplane noise, and they do a good job. They need a battery. When you get on the plane, put them on and then turn on the power - the noise of the engines won't go completely away, but it gets a lot less and it's much easier to ignore. I went from my usual annoyed-but-put-up-with the sound of the airplane's engines, to relaxed. There are bigger and more expensive headphones with noise cancelling but these are really nice for the price. And they fold up, too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    Posted
    Becky
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    Don't let the lower price tag fool you; the quality of noise cancelling on these is fantastic! I transcribe audio for a living and these have been a great tool of the trade. My first pair got a solid two years of use, several hours a day, before the covering on the ears started to come off. I retired them to home use and bought a new pair for work. I highly recommend them (and have to several friends looking for a good option for listening to music and podcasts on noisy public transportation).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quality sound

    Posted
    Cyrilla
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    I purchased the headphones for my 91 year old father. He loves classical music and says it can send him "soaring up up up or down down down". I figured hearing the music with a quality pair of headphones would increase his enjoyment immensely. At first he was reluctant to try them, but I persevered. I asked him to listen at my house using those headphones, within seconds he was convinced. He now says " at my age, I never thought I would get even more enjoyment from music!". The headphones obviously pleased my old man!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price

    Posted
    padlz
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    Bought these for my kid before a transatlantic flight. For the price they are excellent. Sound is quite good and noise cancelling for static noise like airplane engines etc is effective. Would buy again for sure. One minor quibble is that they seem to fit a narrower head better than a fuller sized head. This was perfect in our case but if you have a large noggin you might want to give them a test in store before purchase to make sure they're comfortable for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Xmas gift

    Posted
    Bubble
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    Didn't really have much choice in what I bought. All of the headphones at my local Best Buy were wireless. This was the only one that wasn't. I did not realize that there were so few choices for this old style headphone but is is what was needed. I had 3 $50 gift cards to BB so I purchased a TV for $100 and the headphones. At least I didn't have to put out any money. So far they are working fine. Hope it last.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It broke

    Posted
    AnneW
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    Bought two of these, one for me one for gamer BF. Mine is still in one piece, but I am afraid I'll break it any moment. Later we bought a cheaper set of headphones for use at the gym. The cheaper model has better sound quality, better noise cancellation, and doesn't feel like it's about to break (in fact both are still intact despite being plopped into gym bags and torn from our ears, etc.) If I'd known I would have just gotten these instead of the expensive ones.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi AnneW, We regret to hear that your device's performance failed to meet your expectations. 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. ~Ralph sony_US

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Battery Death Is Annoying

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    missnamella
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    I bought this for my month long vacation through Europe. It has an on/off switch to activate noise canceling. It tends to trigger the on switch inside a busy carry on bag. Halfway through the continent, the battery died. It still functioned as a headphone but no noise canceling booster. It worked fairly well while it had juice but it's far from what anyone would consider "noise canceling". This works in a pinch but I'm actually going back to throw down for a Bose. You get what you pay for.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

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      Hi missnamella, We regret to hear that your device's performance failed to meet your needs. We'll make sure that this feedback reaches a relevant team if ever changes are needed as we want our consumers to have the best user experience. Thank you very much for your input. ~Ralph sony_US

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Noise Canceling discomfort nightmare

    Posted
    Brina
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    I did not like the fit of the on ear style of headphones. The fit on them was very uncomfortable and the Amtrak train ride for 8 hours didn’t really help. The sound was okay. I just know I would not buy these again but it was an emergency and needed some noise canceling headphones. I wanted to give these a try but obviously these let me down.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend