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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 2480 reviews

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Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good headphones for music

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    Oldkis
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    Overall the sound quality you get from these is quite good. The noise cancellation feature, howvever, is not so good. The Bluetooth pairing can give some trouble when setting up first time but otherwise works fine. The on/off button location often gets in the way when trying to adjust the headphone over your head, turning your power off, so it can be a bit irritating

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product

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    JSingh
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    Great product. Awesome base. However could've been a little louder...and an extra punch of base.....base button is at weird place. .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones, wish they came with hard case

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    JSAS
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    Overall, very pleased with the headphones so far. Comfortable to wear--just wore them on most of a 10 hour flight. Much lighter than my prior NC headphones. Buttons a bit awkwardly placed, I'd accidentally hit them one adjust the headset. Also, would be great to have a hard case with these. Had to buy one in order to feel comfortable carrying them in my backpack.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Rare Sony Dud

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    4earsRbetter
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    I'm an audio professional with several pair of headphones. I got these for the airplane because I wanted a closed ear, noise cancelling solution. Unfortunately I didn't have time to try them out before my lengthy flight, because they were unusable on the flight. Besides the fact they they were the muddiest, most muffled, bassist headphones I have ever put on, the power and noise cancelling control buttons were identical and laid out so I had to remove the phones each time to see which one I had pressed. The lack of an indicator light on these buttons made it more challenging because the only way to know if the power is on or the noise cancelling is active is through the bluetooth, which means one has to be wearing the phones to hear, which is impossible if you haven't memorized each button's location. Fortunately Best Buy gave me a store credit. I usually like everything Sony, just not this product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    headphones but not headsets - no "mute" button

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    CornanTheIowan

    You can buy headsets that can play music, or headphones that let you take phone calls. These headphones are the latter, but they lack a "mute" button so they're not really suitable for business purposes. In conference calls I found myself fumbling with my phone to get through the lock screen and back to the phone app while people were saying "are you still there?" So I exchanged them for the "VXi - BlueParrott S450-XT Bluetooth Headset" ... that at least have stereo for music listening and which have a "mute" button (though oddly, it's programmable, which would take away the "mute" function? @@@@@@@ . I'm no fan of Bluetooth for audio and the Sony headphones did nothing to improve my opinion. All I had to do was turn around and make the Bluetooth pass through my body to get noticeable crackling. They were pretty hot to wear, too, and maybe a little tight (just a little) for my hat size 7 5/8 head. I've purchased two pair of Sony "Extra Bass" headphones in the past and have bought more Sony products in 40 years of adult life than YOU have, but in this case I just had to give them back.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great replacement for my Bose that died

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    BobInIndiana
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    This replaced my corded Bose N/C (noise cancelling) set that needed warranty replacement after 2 years, and then died another 3 years later. Not worth $300 to replace with same even though they worked, since I wasn't happy with the duration for the money. These Sony headphones are less money and wireless as well (Bluetooth), which would have cost me another $50 for the Bose version, so I actually saved a LOT of money. Add to that the special pricing that Best Buy had when I bought them and I scored a set for about one-third the cost of Bose BT N/C! @@@@@@@@ Yes, one-third the price, not one-third off! @@@@@@@ These are the "older" 10-meter BT, not the newer version with a much higher range. I stay in my work area when wearing them and don't wander around the office with them on, so that's not an issue for me. Headset operation lets me use Prev/Stop-Start/Next (PSN) to select the song. Has bass boost that sounds pretty decent, N/C on/off, and volume that operates only within the headset and not the source device (Galaxy S8+ phone). Cordless gives me complete freedom of movement, too, a bonus over my old Bose set or the AKG earbuds that came with my phone. I'd really like to see wireless charging instead of having to plug them in, since then they'd be totally wireless, but that's not a major issue, just a wish or suggestion. One of the reviews I read said that the music quality when corded was worse than when wireless. I can't agree with that but I'm also not an audiophile. To my ears, when I tested them with and without the cord at home before taking them to work, they sounded the same. The reviews that said they were less good also said that a better cord helped. I intend to use them cordless so it's a non sequitur. I agree with the gripes of a couple reviewers about the spoken confirmations when operating the buttons. The PSN button is a physical button, but the power, bass boost, and N/C are "soft" buttons, meaning they feel the same when turning the feature on or off. When operating them there's a spoken message telling you what you just did. I doubt it's needed even though the buttons don't tell you by their movement if the feature was turned on or off. That message plays AFTER there's a tone - low for off, high for on - and it waits another second or two after the speaking ends before returning to the music, which continues to play unheard. Comparing the difference when switching bass boost on and off is hard with that interruption, but N/C is very obvious. The PSN button needs a slightly stiffer spring since I tend to bump it sometimes when I'm trying to find it with my finger while it's on my head. Bast boost button needs to be raised or sunken to find it, since it's at the same level as the housing, and it has no "braille pip" to help find it. The volume rocker has a single pip to turn the volume up but nothing obvious to turn it down. N/C button needs a stronger spring as well. The placement of the controls was probably chosen by folks who were worried about the looks and not the function. They're right where I grab them to put them on and take them off, so sometimes I press one or more buttons, and even after a month it still happens. I'd prefer to see them on the outside covers of the ear cups, not the edges where they are. A simpler rotary dial would be a better volume control than the rocker switch (which doesn't repeat! @@@@@@@ , and some simple switches for N/C and bass boost would make me happier as well. A 4-way ring (like on a digital camera) for the PSN would be nice, since the direction you press is the function you'd get - just put one finger in the center and choose 1 of 4 functions. The idea I'm trying to suggest is that they'd act like regular switches instead of "soft" switches, which depend on fancy logic that consume the battery that much faster. Even with the gripes and suggestions above, I'm quite happy with them overall. They're comfortable enough that I wear them for long periods with no issues, they stay on my head (I work at a computer, so no major physical movements like in a warehouse), and I discovered that I can go about 3 days before they need charged. @@@@@@@@ Corded Bose needed a new AAA battery every 1-2 weeks. @@@@@@@ I use them to listen to music from my phone as it sits on a QI charger that's also a headphone stand. Before I got the charger/stand, the extra battery in my Mophie case never let my Galaxy S8+ get below 65% after an entire day of listening, so that was and is no issue. Would I buy another set? I've had them for about a month and am happy so far. I don't need another set since I don't need to use them at home, so I'll let time pass for a few years before I can truly answer that. However, if I were to judge them after just a month of use, I'd certainly consider buying a 2nd set if I wanted to use them elsewhere.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For the Bass Head in All of Us

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    EXWOLF
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    Holy Bass! My first use with these headphones and the extreme bass booster at max levels gave me a giant smile and a bit of a laugh. Not in a bad way but I was just amazed at how crazy the bass could be boosted. The headphones are very durable and made of a combination of hard plastic around the headband and metal. They are very comfortable and can easily be worn for long periods of time since the padding is a lot like what were use to from Sony's previous bass headphones. The buttons on the ear-cups are all easily accessible. You could find the noise cancellation button on the left ear-cup in front of the ear while the bass booster is behind the ear. Pressing either of these buttons during playback will interrupt the song to let you know you have turned that feature on/off. Both NC and Bass Booster work when connected to an audio device via AUX cable but the Bass Booster is a little more toned down than when connected via Bluetooth and the headphones have to be powered on. The headphones themselves will work when powered off and connected via aux cable but you won't be able to access NC or Bass Booster. The volume up/down button could be found on the right ear-cup behind the ear as well as the play/pause button just above the volume buttons. The play/pause button is also a slider that allows you to skip tracks or go back to the previous one. These buttons only work when connected via Bluetooth and not aux cable. During video playback such as on a site like YouTube, the sliders work as fast forward and rewind rather than skip to next video or play previous video. You do have to continually hold the slider either up or down to achieve this function. On to sound! The sound quality from these headphones are amazing! If you like to bump the bass then these are the headphones for you. The new Sony headphones app allows you to manually adjust bass levels to your desires. At max levels and volume at 100% these headphones will rock your ears! They vibrate very insanely and surprisingly do not hurt your ear drums. For songs with little to no bass then there really isn't a use for the bass feature so you can turn it down using the app or by pressing the physical button on the left ear-cup. Pressing the button will take bass level to 0 when turning off or 10 when turning back on. The range of the bass levels goes from -10 to 10 with the negatives only being accessible through the app. Overall balance is pretty good considering that the bass is the main focus with this pair of headphones. One good thing to note is that because they are bass focused, the highs won't hurt your ears when listening at high volumes. The surround sound feature in the app isn't all that great and I recommend using these with that feature off because it just makes everything sound muffled and loses it balance. If you're listening to a song with vocals and a lot of bass then the vocals will be drowned out when using surround sound features. The noise cancellation is really good and up to par with some of Sony's other premium headphones with noise cancellation. Voices do seem to seep through more than anything but it is better to have NC on than to have it off. At the same volume levels with NC on you can definitely hear a difference than when it is off. Also, the balance is just a whole lot better with NC on. One thing to note is that these headphones will bleed sound when you approach 65% volume. If you're in a quiet room then someone else will be able to hear what you're listening to. So it is best to use these headphones below 65% volume in quiet places such as the library. Keep in mind that the lower the volume, the less noticeable the bass boost effect will be. Overall, I am loving these Sony XB950N1's. They are fun to listen to music in and videos aren't too bad either. The battery is very long at 22 hours which makes it comparable to other Bluetooth headphones in this price range. They are just a great pickup and I recommend them to anyone that is looking to increase their bass in their music and just have a great time listening to it. The noise cancellation is definitely worth the extra money if you're always in noisy environments but if not than the Sony XB950B1's should provide you with an equally pleasant experience at a cheaper price. Look into these headphones and you won't be dissapointed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not What I Expected But Still An Upgrade

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    BTateReviews
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    I noticed these were on sale for a killer deal and, although I didn't necessarily NEED new headphones, they looked like a nice upgrade to my current Hesh2 Wireless Headphones. I read many of the reviews and decided they were worth the purchase. To be honest, I've never tried out noise cancelling headphones. I expected ALL NOISE to be cancelled. By that I mean I thought I'd put these bad boys on, press the NC button, and hear nothing at all. Instead, I'm still able to hear people talking and a lot of outside noise. I got these for work and I wanted to be able to focus on whatever I'm doing and not get distracted by outside noise. These don't accomplish that but they do definitely help all that noise not intrude as much as my other headphones. So while I'm not 100% satisfied, I'm still happy with their overall quality. I'm still getting used to all the buttons on the cans, so oftentimes I find myself accidentally hitting the Bass Effect or Power Button. Also, the power doesn't last that long (3-5 days so far if I use them throughout my 8 hour workday) but that makes sense because the Noise Cancelling function requires more juice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice look, nice sound, app makes customization EZ

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    banjo
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    Sony XB950N1 Noise Canceling Wireless Headphones There is definitely a difference in the sound experience using these headphones vs. in-canal ear buds. Of course since the speakers are larger, the sound is much better. Bass is enhanced as advertised (easily adjustable with the app), and mid-range and highs come through well. I'm not an audiophile so not going to get hung up on the precise specifications, I just like music and know what sounds good to me - these headphones definitely have a good sound. My "testing" is to listen to my favorite music, and if I'm hearing more clarity and separation of the instruments and vocals, then I feel I have an improvement in quality. Switching to the noise cancellation mode provides pretty much the same feeling of "music only" that you get with in-canal buds, although that does seem to cut down on the battery life by about 1/3. Battery life in general works for a full day of listening, and the phone runs low before the headsets. Only exception is when in noise cancellation mode as noted. Very comfortable cups on the ear and overall size is a little on the large size but fits comfortably on my "average" adult head without pressing on the ears (good for all day music and puttering around) - if you are a petite size you might want to try on a pair at the store before purchase. The headphones definitely have a streamlined modern "cool factor" but aren't over-the-top like some headphones that are definitely geared towards a younger crowd. These phones may be targeted towards a more mature customer (older like me) who wants a good wireless sound set of cans but doesn't want to look like an over aged hipster. If you want a "showy" (or "show off") set of phones then you are probably not reading this review anyway. If you want a good set of wireless cans with a more mature, but modern, look - you are in the right place. Bluetooth pairing was easy, and the Sony Connect app allows me to use the same app for Sony earbuds and headphones - easily switching between the sections for each one. Automatic voice prompts when powering up and connecting, and warning when battery level is getting low. The android app has a little bit of a learning curve and poking around with the settings, as with all "fine tuning" apps for music, and provides a good selection of pre-sets and the ability to customize the bass "punch" if you want to get it just right for your particular tastes. I'm don't particularly care for a lot of "head thumping" with the bass, and appreciate being able to reduce the bass to a lower level to avoid spilling my coffee when sipping and listening at the same time. Playing around with the settings to see what happens when adjustments in sound quality/level/tone are made is not that big of a chore and gave me a good idea of the full range of capabilities. Once done with that, mostly I'm the kind of listener that chooses a good setting for my personal tastes and then pretty much leaves things alone. The app is really a must-have if you want to quickly use all the different features of these headphones. The various buttons on the headphones perform the same functions, but it takes a while to get the hang of all the different buttons and where they are located. Every set of buds and headphones has their little switches and buttons, and when switching from one product to the next it gets a little confusing (for me) to remember which button is where and does what without taking them off and looking. Maybe that's me, but I prefer the ease of using the app so I'm sure I know what I'm doing when "tweaking" the settings. These fold up for travel and have a soft pouch included, but I like to provide a little more protection for my electronics so will be looking for a hard case that fits. No big problems as right now I have a small plastic food container that will work just fine for a case when I need to pack the headphones. Tried these on several phone calls "can you hear me now?" to see how they worked and no problems. Don't personally expect to use these for a lot of phone conversations but it is nice to have the capability - just need to set my phone to "priority only calls" and let the rest go to voice mail while I enjoy my music. The headphone market has lots to choose from and there are always products that cost more and probably sound better, but if you want a good set of cans with some nice features from a name-brand manufacturer these are a good purchase. If you are a super-audiophile and looking for the best of the best of the best, then you probably aren't looking at these anyway. Otherwise, I think for the smooth streamlined appearance, size, comfort, and quality - the Sony XB950N1 headphones are a good choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Clearly Bass

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    neio11
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    I've had these Sony headphones for almost two weeks now and let me tell you, these things have deep bass! It beats the Beats and Bose headphones in producing low frequencies. But, at higher volumes, the overall sound degrades of course. The good thing is that you can easily turn off the extra bass with a button on the headphone. There is also a Sony Headphones Connect app for Apple and Android that allows you to customize the bass level (You can also turn on/off the noise cancelling and check the battery level). Overall, the sound quality is awesome. I had the Beats Studio over the ear and I think this sounds a lot better. It's also not a Bose but it does have bass. I listen to old school 80's rapp, alternative, pop & Christian music just for reference. On headphone buttons really help too. It has volume up/down, turn on/off bass effect and noise cancelling. It has a button/slider for music control that lets you pause, play, forward, reverse, skip and back. You can also answer a phone call with the button and activate Siri on the iPhone. And yes, it does have a mic, 2 of them in fact. The power button, well you know what that does, right? Hold it down and it will turn the headphone on or off. You can also check the battery level by pressing it once when the headphones are on and you will get an voice message telling you the battery level. It does not have a dedicated bluetooth button. The power button is used for that and you can only access it with the headphones off. What I mean is, with the power off, you have to press and hold the power button until you get a voice message (yep, voice message) that says "bluetooth pairing" after the message "power on". A little bit of a hassle I guess but I guess it would make sense if you think about it. real hard. It comes with a carrying pouch, headphone cable 1.2m and a USB charging cable (charger not included but can use any smart device charger).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound, Good Bluetooth Range, Decent Phones

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    zboot
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    Let's start off with the aesthetics - this is a fine looking piece of kit. Pleasing to the eyes and chock full of interface buttons on the headphones themselves. Sometimes, that many options for control could be a problem, but here, the size and spacing work out. Sound quality is pretty good with these headphones. I'd rate is a 7 out of 10. It doesn't feel quite as immersive as one would expect, but it's on par with the price. Noise cancelling works - pretty much only for the traditional noise cancelling targets - low level background noise, like the hum of airplane engines, the vent fan of a hood, or heater blower. That said, the noise cancelling reduced the volume of the background noise by a lot, but there was still a low hum that I could hear. As a result, while it does improve the listening experience, it doesn't add that much. I can see this being useful if such noises bother or distract you, or if you want to listen to music while curled up in a restful position. Perhaps the best usage was cutting down background noise in the gym. I just wasn't that impressed with it at home. Bluetooth range is pretty good, much better than some other bluetooth headsets I've used. Battery life is amazing! If there's ever a device design for a long trip, this is it. That said, the headphones are comfortable for short term wearing (about a couple hours) but more than that may start to feel a bit heavy or add pressure around the ears. I'm not sure if this was due to not normally wearing over the ear headphones for long periods or the design itself. The app Sony recommends for Android phone pairing is ok, though doesn't really give any improvements. All of the sound modes don't really improve upon music and all other features it provides (activating the noise cancelling or bass) are already controllable via buttons on the phone. Speaking of the controls, activating/deactivating bass or noise cancellation comes with both interruption of music and an announcement of the operation taking place. Now, I suppose the interruption is necessary to switch modes with the headphones. But I found the audible announcements annoying. I feel after a few times, you'd get used to knowing where a particular button is located, and not need the announcement to let you know what feature is being activated or deactivated. All in all, I'd say this is a decent buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphones for Long Flights!

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    JoeBlow25
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    Held my review back a bit until I had a chance to use these on a flight. I've to say this is the best noise cancelling performance I've experienced. The difference between having it on and off is staggering. I was sitting right beside the wing where the engines were located on my flight. With Noise Cancelling off, the rumble was so loud, I could barely hear the music and movies I was listening to. When I tuned on noise cancelling, the jet engine noise was completely gone and only a bit of the higher frequency noise remained - I think pretty much all noise cancelling headphones work mainly on low frequency noise. With noise cancelling off and some soft music playing I was able to sleep for 3 hours on a 4 hour flight. Other nice things about the noise cancelling: 1. On these headphones, there is not any extra hiss when noise cancelling is turned on, it is silent. Other noise cancelling phones I've used often have a slight hiss if you are using noise cancelling but not playing anything through them. 2. Also, Other noise cancelling headphones increase the volume when noise cancelling is on, perhaps to increase the perceived effect of the noise cancelling. These do not do that either. Extra Bass effect - I wasn't sure I would care either way about this feature, but I actually like it. I think this is really a personal preference though whether you want the bass enhanced for your music or not. App - minimalist, allows you to choose between a handful of effects like concert hall, arena, etc.. . In the end I think my music sounds richer and more full with these effects turned off. App also allows you to turn on/off noise cancelling and control the amount of bass enhancement you are using (on a scale from -10 to + 10). It also shows general information - Head phone model number, picture and battery level. General sound quality is also great for both music and movies. Sound is rich and full, does not feel like any part of the frequency range was compromised. Dialog in movies was clear as well as sound FX, very immersive. Volume range also has no issues, can make this very quiet and or very loud. Form - I really like the simple minimalist design here. All the buttons have a different feel so it is easy to find them without having to take your headphones off - The power button is slightly recessed, the bass effect button is slightly raised and longer in length, the noise cancelling button is round and bumped out. The volume rockers has a bump on + direction and the next/previous track button is a slider. Fit - These fit my head and ears really well. The cups cover my ears completely and the ample cushioning on them makes them comfortable to wear for hours. The cups themselves swivel and extend down from the head band to adjust for different sized heads. I did not have any issues keeping these on for 4+ hours. Battery life and blue tooth - Battery life seems to be as advertised, even with noise cancelling and extra bass turned on over the 6 hours of use, the battery level only fell about 25% or so. I did not use NFC, but used Bluetooth without any issues. Range is over 30 feet (I'ven't tested any further so far). In any case, these are the best headphones I've ever owned.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good with minor flaws

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    BADog
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    Disclaimer: I used my new wireless BT headphones with a Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone with adjustable graphic equalizer controls on the phone itself. PROS -- Extremely comfortable to wear. The soft ear cups don't press against the actual ear. -- VERY easy pairing with NFC out of the box. It paired instantly. I hit play, and the music started playing. -- The Sony headphones app was VERY cool. I could instantly 1. Set the level of "bass effect" with a slider bar. This level is remembered after the "bass effect" is turned off then on again. 2. Turn on/off noise cancelling 3. change the surround sound setting (Off, arena, concert hall, club, outdoor stage. 4. Shows battery level and model number. No other settings are available at this time though I'm hopeful the app will update over time to make it a little more compact. -- The BASS. Yes, once the bass booster is turned on, you REALLY can feel hour head pound if you have that setting all the way up. I have the bass set around 70% and it sounds great at that level for me. However the amount of bass can be adjusted by the app so you don't go from no bass to too much bass. That is a GREAT feature to be able to control the bass level. -- If your battery somehow dies, you can use the supplied 3.5mm male/male cord to plug into a device and still listen to your music. However, once you PLUG in, you lose ALL functionality of the headphones and app control. The headphones controls don't work and they literally act like a set of wired headphones with any changes being made to the audio program/device you use to listen to. CONS -- A little on the heavy (weight) side. If you bend over forwards or lean your head backwards, the part on top of your head is heavy enough that it will rotate due to gravity and try to fall off your head. -- The complete spectrum of sound was not as complete as I would have hoped - mostly the highs. -- When changes are made (bass effect on/off, NC on/off, there is a voice (coming out of the headphone earpieces) that says what is happening while the song is still playing in the background, but muted while the voice speaks. So you resume your music about 3-5 seconds later. I find that a little annoying when I want to INSTANTLY listen to the differences of sound when I turn on/off a feature, especially the noise cancellation. OTHER NOTES: 1. BT (bluetooth) vs Wired option - the BT does sound better IMO. If your battery dies or you just want to save your battery for later when you need wireless, you can hook up the provided cord and listen - but the quality is definitely better when using BT. 2. Whenever the "Bass Effect" button is pressed, perhaps Sony can offer up a FW update (is that possible for this product? @@@@@@@ to be able to turn off the voice saying that it's being turned on or off. I literally HATE this feature is not optional. I don't need the voice telling me - I should be able to tell on my own since the feature should be doing what it's supposed to (either the bass is more or less - duh... or the NC (noise cancellation) is working or not). 3. Note in my picture close-up how the inside of the cup is laid out. The front part of the headphone is angled so that the sound actually is facing at an angle better to enter your ear. They don't interfere with the comfort of my ear and this puts the sound in your ear at a better angle. 4. A nice headphones pouch is provided and it has an additional area inside where you can put your 2 extra cables (audio cable & USB charging cable). Nice touch, however a hard or semi-hard case would be preferable to protect against damage if packed in a bag or suitcase. They cost $250 and should be protected by more than a soft pouch IMO. 5. When BT is active, keep in mind that when connected to a device, you have 2 volumes that you can control... it's best to turn up your "device" volume to 85-100% then adjust the volume of the headphones accordingly. When turning the volume of the headphones up/down, it does NOT control the device volume. It controls the volume of itself. 6. This may be a device feature for the Samsung Galaxy S7, but in order to use the mute/track-forward/backward buttons on the headphones, the app you are using has to be OPEN, not just running in the background. If you have Winamp, Pandora, or other audio program running, but you have another app showing on the screen or just your home page up, you won't be able to control those functions of the music. You can however operate the volume regardless of the app showing on the smartphone. If the app is active and screen is merely OFF, all functionality still works. 7. Regarding the weight again, if you lie down on a pillow, they stay put, but if you get up off that pillow, they may fall off unless you have a big melon. :) These things are definitely mean to be worn in the UPRIGHT position only. 8. Price point is about right when you add up the pros vs cons. Pros outweigh the cons IMO. I have not tested out the complete battery life because I can't keep them going for over 10 hours... however, with that amount of listening on a single charge, this is a very worthwhile purchase. 9. I listened to the same song on a pair of Sony MDR XB920 wired headphones that my son uses, and his pair do sound BETTER than these. There is a bit more clarity in the voice and high frequencies (drums/hi-hat cymbals). Note that the Sony app is meant to be used with their newest headphones I believe. I'm not sure how the app works with the regular BT version of these headphones, but these Noise Cancelling BT versions had NO problem connecting to my phone at all. All connections were automatic after pairing up initially with NFC.

    I would recommend this to a friend