If Van Gogh would have had these…he wouldn’t have been able to listen to those people that told him…“if thy ear offends thee, cut it off”. And the course of art history would have been forever changed…
@MehDog Yes! Bring back the Bubba’s! Hands down, the best fricking thermos EVER! I’ve been over caffeinated every day since I got mine cuz, of course, you have to fill 'er up twice! If only they came in a selection of colors. Cuz black, is just, meh.
Meh! I love you, but I bought these last time you ran them, and the sound quality is gulp terrible. They are unusable. There is an intermittent high-pitched whine any time the noise cancelling feature is turned on.
Are these usable as a gaming headset for voice? I used to grab 3 sets of headsets every 3-4 months from Moot! Before they went downhill and my back up supply is run through… I need quality gaming headsets around this price. (4 kids and bad luck, we break a lot of headsets so there is no way I’m paying $75+ a pair)
@andrewpatrick As the kids get older that will likely be a possibility but initially most headset deaths have been kid related. At this point its about 50/50 (kids/headset fault)… and I generally buy gaming sets that retailed for 75-150. I doubt I would ever spend $150 for a gaming headset. Meaning that I think some I’ve bought were pretty nice, just not indestructible.
Got these last time. Great sound, the noise cancellation works like magic. BUT: they are heavy, they start really tight so you have to stretch them out and they chew through batteries like a fat guy at a buffett. I take the AAAs out at the end of the day but if i forget to they’re dead in the AM.
They’re about twice the price (when on sale), but about twice as good (and better looking): https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=10010
And still one-third the price of those fancy “B” headphones.
Clunky, big-A headphones are like concrete galoshes… for your head.
Got this company’s earbuds in my Fuku bag, and those are fine- but it sounds like this is another Meh headphone deal from which I’m excluded by virtue of my oversized noggin. Le sigh. Earbuds really don’t have that same “I’m not listening don’t bother,” so this writeup was extremely tempting…
@RDW0409 read my comments further down. It’s worth the $45… noise cancellation works fine. It doesn’t cancel out voices but it does cancel out the general hum/buzz of open spaces, airplanes, etc. (which is what noise cancellation is intended to do).
I bought a pair of these about 2 months ago and they work great. Noise cancellation works well on flights (even if sitting over the wings) – of course these aren’t Bose, but they’re also not $400. The earcups can get a bit uncomfortable after more than 3 hours, but it’s not unbearably so. Mine are still running on the same AAA batteries that came with them when I purchased, so if you turn off noise cancellation when not needed, the battery life is fine. In-line mic on the cable works well too. Managed a conference call while at the baggage terminal at McCarran airport and was able to hear and be heard over the loud announcements and general noise. DEFINITELY worth the $45 if you don’t already have a similar pair.
Got mine yesterday, $45 was a punt. If I paid more I would be pissed, the noise reduction is poor and the pressure is too much on the headband so agreed will not be good for long periods of use. Plus side it’s mostly metal and construction feels solid.