Top positive review
Good sound, cuts outside noise by 50%
November 22, 2018
I got these because I hate Canada's CBC Radio. My landlord has it on constantly and it drives me crazy. It's smug, Leftist Propaganda 24/7. But it's not my house and I can't ask the old man to turn off his beloved radio, so instead I ordered these headphones to use when I'm at home. -In an effort to cut the noise and also so that I might listen to my own choice of music and podcasts, etc.
As a sound blocker, they sort of work; if the radio is set to a low volume, then I can mostly tune out the CBC blather. If I have my own audio playing through this headset, then it effectively blocks out everything, placing me in my own audio sound scape.
Thing is.., I don't always want to be listening to something. I like it just to be quiet sometimes. So I might just have to get some proper hearing protection ear muffs. -It's too bad that they don't make a set of hearing protection muffs with a wired audio connection! (All you can get are ones with radios in them. Not useful.)
On the plus side...
These headphones have excellent sound, they are snug and comfortable and they do block out noise enough to take the edge off an annoying environment.
On the con side...
The input cable is attached to the base of one ear cup, and like a stethoscope, every bump the wire makes against a desk, and every brush against your pants leg, is transmitted to your ear. So even without an electronic audio signal, it's constantly making noise. It's annoying and there's not much you can do about it other than try to ignore it, -or play something over it, in which case, this issue vanishes.