Bought the UBS-C last time around. They seem to work completely (playback, noise cancellation, and mic) with my LG G6. I bought them mainly for travel and so I don’t have a lot of real-world feedback. USB-C audio on Android seems to be hit-and-miss, these (originally) expensive headphones are more likely to be a hit, but there’s no certainty that they will work at all with non-Pixel phones. A great price for quality noise cancellation if they work with your phone.
@Fodder650 On Pixel phones they should work flawlessly. On other phones, maybe, maybe not. They are a great deal for Pixel phone owners. The reviews of sound quality are really good and the noise cancellation is a great added feature. Buy 2, they’re $5 less than the last time around (I’m thinking of buying another…).
@ergomeh I was thinking about it. The only reason they may be non-Pixel is that Pixel is really picky about its USB to 3.5mm adapters. I know i have bought a ton for my daughter. This shouldn’t count as one.
@Fodder650 All USB audio on Android is hit-and-miss. Since these are specifically tested on Pixel you should be good to go. I have Bluetooth headsets, including a fairly expensive Phiaton noise cancellation headset. Wandering around I tend to use BT so that I don’t have to carry the phone. When in one place, a plane seat or just sitting around, the wires are not such an issue. I haven’t yet tried it on a plane. NC adds a lot of comfort to flying and only having to keep one device charged is a plus. I would say the NC on these is better than the Phiaton.
@hchavers@pmarin There are controls on the cord for volume and noise cancellation. The noise cancellation is good although I haven’t had much cause to test it in the real world. I’m fairly sure you don’t need the app. I installed it and haven’t yet uninstalled it, but it seems to work even when the app is not running (but who knows when an app is running on Android…).
I’ve been using the USB-C version and I absolutely love these! The audio quality is great, first of all, and they’re comfortable; I’ve got mine outfitted with the optional wing stabilizer things, because why not?
The ANC is very effective, and the pass-through also works well and is a nice addition. I’m also very pleased with the functionality of the in-line remote, which not only controls volume, but also play/pause and the ANC settings; pressing the latter will cycle the different NC levels but holding it will pause the audio and engage the aforementioned pass-through feature, which I’ve found to be very helpful.
At first I thought it was weird that I was making so much use of these things instead of “traditional” headphones, given all the uproar over phones without headphone jacks and the fact that I don’t own any devices without a headphone jack and thus don’t need these. Then I realized that the advantage of these (or the Lightning versions) is that they’re powered via the port and thus don’t need any other power supply for the ANC (or to drive the headphones themselves, for that matter.)
So even if you don’t use a device without a headphone jack, these are an excellent option at this price considering the audio quality and effective ANC.
@ashemo USB-C White sold out too… Was on the fence about these. Some mixed reviews on Amazon, but I (perhaps foolishly?) trust my fellow Mehtizens… Ah well, maybe I’ll catch them next time for even $5 less than today?
Got mine today and must say I’m impressed with the sound quality using my Samsung Galaxy S10. I expected them to be tinny, but the midrange and bass are pretty decent. The bass seems strong without being distorted. I would say they are somewhat comparable to my Sony and Bose wired buds. One of the best things is the fancy pants packaging. I don’t think I can bring myself to throw it out.