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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 3081 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quality sound 1/4 the price

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    Sammy
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    The Sony headphones I bought, even though I purchased them while traveling in an airport . So I've since seen the same set for a lower price. They are a known name (Sony) which I've always known to make quality products. When I tried them for the first time I was quite impressed with the outside noise cacelation setting. They deliver a crisp low, mid, and high all around sound for various uses of listening. The past few year head phones in my opinion gotten to be very trendy , especially the type that cover your whole ear as opposed to the ear buds. For music recording, which I do quite a bit of this is something of an investment. Still there are some very prominent recording headphones that are affordable . The "Beats" which seem to be the go to ,cost $300 for the same type as the Sony ones I purchased for under $50. The name recognition and popularity have been enough for people to pay that. The only other I've seen in that same Beats price range and in comparison far and above out perform the Beats. Bose, which I'm amazed how they make so much sound from the small size of devices the make. There Bluetooth speakers which fit in one hand , have the sound of a whole receiver and speaker set up. They even sound better. Beats also has a Bluetooth device which they put in the same price range. I've tried them both side by side and the Bose out performed the Beats twice over. There's just no comparison . So when buying your kids those beats headphones cause they are so trendy that to be realistic and get the $50 sonys . It's the same sound quality. If you insist on having the best and spending $2-300 then go with Bose products. The other I forgot to mention being far and above in sound performance is the Marshall head phones. To me they sound like a Marshall product should but $300 for headphones , I still believe your paying for the name. Marshall , like the amplifiers have a long rich history of being the standard go to by many professional for many years. I'd save the $300 towards an amp and be just fine knowing I only spent $50 on high quality headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    pretty good headphones-gets the job done

    Posted
    Movielover
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    I bought these headphones for the sole purpose of using them for flying. They were used on several flights and in the car. It does a good job of keeping the outside noise to a minimum. It does not completely cancel out the noise. On the plane, I sat behind the engine next to the window. I was impressed and happy I bought the headphones because it did make my flights more enjoyable. I even turned the music off and just had the headphones on with the noise reduction feature on and was able to take a nap. However, after a few hours of having them on (I flew across the country-coast to coast), your ears do start to hurt. As far as the sound goes, it's not the best, but it gets the job done. The bass is there, but it's not the best. But like I said, I am happy I bought it. It worked well and served its purpose. I'm not a music producer trying to compose each song, so I don't need studio quality sound. It has a "mic" but it does not work for phone calls.You cannot make or take phone calls with the headphones. They do require AAA batteries, but it does come with batteries. The batteries are for the noise reduction. You can still use the headphones without the noise reduction feature.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Inexpensive and do what was needed.

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    AscertainingbutFrugal
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    I purchased these for use by my 99 (almost 100) year old mother for use with a Sony portable radio after a pair of headphones she had had a wire wear out. She needed headphones because she's extremely hard of hearing, and they needed to be over the ear type. I looked at cheaper sets but the "over the ear" part was extremely lacking - too small, too hard, uncomfortable, etc. Nor did I think it was necessary to purchase the upscale products like Bose, etc. I would have preferred that she be able to adjust the volume with controls on the headphone itself, but that wasn't a feature except in the very upscale, expensive headphones. She's been using these for a month, and they do the trick. Only question is, how long will they last and what will the quality be over time.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphones For The Price

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    Dave274
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    I recently moved into a new office with a noisy air handling unit in the ceiling near my desk making it sound like I am on an airplace. I own several pairs of Sony headphones (regular and in ear type) but this is my first pair of noise cancelling ones. Just placing them on my ears I notice a reduction in the fan noise, and it gets better once I turn the noise cancel function on. I can't compare them to other noise cancel units, but the depth of the sound is great! These are the best sounding pair or headphones I have ever owned, although the pressing on the ears does get a bit uncomfortable after a while. To be fair, I usually prefer the in ear type so that nothing presses on my ears. If you want a decent pair of headphones at a reasonable price then I highly recommend these! I'd love a higher end pair of Sony noise cancelling headphones but thought I would start small before spending several hundred dollars on a pair.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound, Good Noise Canceling, Short Cord

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    ABlank
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    The sound on these headphones is great with good bass response. They are comfortable on my ears and don't seem to make my ears as uncomfortably warm as my Panasonic set. The noise canceling is good too and reduces most (not all) of the outside noise. Listening to this set with the power on though makes sound with the power switch off disappointing but it's good that it has the option and according to the marketing a AAA battery can last for 80hrs. It only takes one AAA battery and comes with one in the box so that's nice too. The gauge on the cord though is thin and the length is short so I'm not sure how long this will last but there is a 1yr warranty.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent value

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    StereoGeek7
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    Bought these before a cross country flight based on reviews here and elsewhere. The noise cancellation properties are only so-so. I have a pair of Etymotic in-ear phones that offer far better isolation and much lower overall noise level. They're about twice the price though. I find these useful in my office environment. They're good at blocking out conversation type noise. The musical sound they produce is OK. I find them similar to Apple 2nd generation ear-buds. The Etymotics are much more neutral and "true". These are slightly bass biased but not overly so. It's good to have an alternative to in-ear and ear-buds without spending a lot. For the money, I'd buy them again.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fairly decent.

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    DrummerJ
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    These headphones, certainly, don't come close to the Bose noise cancelling headphones, but for the price they're worth it. I purchased these for a recent flight to Vegas and was pleasantly surprised at how they blocked out not only the jet noise, but also the general din of the cabin. The sound quality was fair to good and served the purpose adequately. I used them, primarily, to watch movies on my IPad. If you're an audiophile geek these headphones would likely disappoint. The one complaint that I have is that the cord is a little on the thin side compared to my similar looking Sony headphones without N/C. I do like the fact that the on/off switch is mounted on the unit rather than inline with the cord and they're comfortable over extended periods. Bling wearing celebrities don't endorse them, but I liked 'em. Good to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good headphones for the price

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    Stuart
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    Did not read any reviews as I had no idea what I wanted, so decided to follow the advice of a Best Buy Sales Associate. Wanted a decent but inexpensive pair to use with Milk Music Samsung smart phone and tablet as well as my 2011 laptop. Associate took me thru all the choices, blue tooth wireless (which my lap top is not) and wired, which I choose. He suggested the Sony brand which I knew was decent quality from other Sony things I have, and he suggested the opening price point, so if later I was not satisfied could trade up and not be out lots of cash. The head phones are great. The only reason not 5 stars as after worn for over an hour develop a little pressure on my ears. Like the fact they work whether powered on or not.......great for any first user, or budget conscience. Would buy them again....no question, they sound great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for the Money

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Test for Better Headphones

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    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: 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.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good midrange headphones

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    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.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not Perfect but Good

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    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.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice, inexpensive replacement

    Posted
    Carol
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    Instead of searching for replacement ear pads for my old pair of Sony noise canceling headphones, I chose to buy new headphones. Glad I did. These are nice, inexpensive headphones that fit my small head perfectly. Wireless headphones tend to be too big and heavy resulting in the headphones slipping off my head. The wired connection fits in airplane seat outlets without needing an adapter. I’m giving this review 4 stars because it didn’t come with a case. Now I have to search for a carrying case.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Noise-blockers

    Posted
    NorthernExposure
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    I bought these headphones right before a series of flights and they've been life savers. On one recent last-minute trip I ended up seated directly next to the deafening engine. Put the 'phones and some music on ... no problem. On the flight back, I was ahead of to rows of noisy kids, and again: headphones on, could hardly hear a peep. Things I'd change: rechargeable, rather than AAA batteries, and the on/off switch built in, because it's too easy to forget to turn off the manual switch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Accepatble sound reproducing headphones!

    Posted
    WildBill21
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    These headphones are acceptable because I say so. Why do you ask, because at 73 years of age and having managed a radio station for 7 years in my mid 20's I have worn out 15 pair of head phones. Some were excellent some fell short of that. I believe this pair of noise canceling Sony MDR-ZX110NC will more than satisfy me on my next flight out to a preferred destination which all previous pair did not measure up to today's standards.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Decent PAIR OF HEADPHONES

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    TheMac
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    The sounmd quality of these is decent biut not great. The noise cancelling feature works really well. However, the ear pieces are too small to fit over the ears; rather they fit on the ears. This caused a real problem with m,y wife's in-the-ear hearing aids. The ear pieces kept pushing the hearing aid's buttons, changing the settings constantly. My behind-the-ear hearing aids worked OK with this headset. I would recommend headset with reservations if someone were to ask. I will buy a different headset, when I can, that has better sound quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend