Sony MDRZX110NC Noise Cancellation Headphones - Black
Loving these for work!
I picked up my headphones at the airport on the way out of town. Looking here, I see I was overcharged for them, but I'm making really good use of them at work so I don't mind too much.
The headphones were excellent for cancelling out the noise of my fellow travelers both on the flight up and the drive back home with my family (have you ever listened to a 13 year old and 16 year old sibling pair fight?).
The only thing I'm disappointed in is that my right cover came off and I can't find a place to pick up a new one. I love them, but it's not worth buying a whole new pair to get one part.
August 11, 2015
very enjoyable , clear sound,
am enjoyed my new head phones, I would recommend them to my family and friends, and those who I work out with at the gym
August 20, 2015
Very weak noise cancelation
I live near an airport and wanted something to block the loud, low throbbing noise of planes taking off. I tried a pair of Bose Quiet Comfort 15 headphones that belong to a friend and was blown away by the cone of silence they create in active noise-cancellation mode, so I know this kind of noise _can_ be blocked with the proper technology. I hoped to find something more reasonable that would do a decent job, and I thought something from Sony would be a good bet.
Unfortunately, these headphones are almost useless in canceling noise. Turning the switch off and on while an airplane is overhead, I could just barely hear a tiny difference--maybe 10%, not the 95% claimed in the description.I'll be returning these.
August 3, 2015
Best option for the price
Sony makes killer headphones, and has for a long time. about 15 years ago, I bought some Gold-series, ear-buds for about $50. (It was Y2K and everyone had money.) Up until I bought these over-ear NC beauties, I still used the same buds for every situation that requires headphones, like the gym, my computer, ignoring my wife, etc. It was suggested by a friend and fellow audiophile, that I check out the "Beats by Dre" headphones because he said he really liked his earbuds and was planning on getting some over-ears. When I tried them, they were actually noticably inferior to my 15 year-old Sony buds, in overall fidelity and even Bass response. I went to the store at which he had purchased his new headphones and I noticed these Sony ones for less than 1/3 the price. The salesman tried really hard to sell me on the "Beats" by rambling off a bunch of BS specs and misquoted selling points and even let me listen to some terrible Taylor Swift song through them. I noticed the same unsatisfying frequency-spectrum and distorted low bass response that my pal's $200 ear-buds had. I bought the Sony's instead. When I got home, I was very pleased to discover that I got a much better set of over-ears than my easily persuaded friend got with his $300 Beats over-ears. The bass response is wonderful with the AAA-battery-powered, built-in mini-amp activated and the frequency range stays crisp and maintains fidelity through the entire frequency-spectrum of human hearing. Though I will not wear these to the gym like so many posers do with their Dre over-ears, I will definetly use them for everything else, like my home stereo, my computer, my recording studio and for ignoring my wife. Overall, these beauties are well worth the money and crush the competition.
July 15, 2015