ATH-ANC27x QuietPointÂ® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones
Exceptional Sound AND Noise Cancellation
I purchased a pair of ATNC27s approximately 20 months ago and they are still going strong! I have not had any issues with the cord( as you may read in other reviews ) but as it is very thin I take extreme care not yank or snag when in use. I keep it wound around the phones when not in use.
Music/Sound: These headphones sound very good with any genre of music. I have listened to Choral-Polyphonic Classical to Hardcore Electronic Dance music, Acoustic( Flamenco Guitar for example), Pop-Rock, Metal, Big Band, Swing, Cinema Soundtrack, Piano( Baroque to American AM Radio Standards) and etc. The point being these headphones are suitable for all Music Tastes. In my opinion there is a SLIGHT Bass Boost but I must stress it does not adversely affect the Middle Range and Treble(High) parts of the Music. Note: If Active Noise Cancellation is engaged when listening to music--it serves to slightly amplify the sound. This said, I usually listen with it off unless blocking unwanted noise. Either way the headphones sound very good.
Noise Cancellation: Excellent to Superior. My litmus test is not air plane engines but listening in a laundromat with 10 or MORE SpeedQueen Washers and Dryers running simultaneously in Spin Cycle. When this occurs the floor literally shakes. I am serious! The Noise Cancellation reduces that level of noise to a barely audible and very remote sounding whisper esp when used with music yet I can feel the floor vibrating. Sometimes, I take them off to sample the ambient noise level and after nearly 2 years I an still astounded at the amount of noise/sound reduction.
Wear and Tear: I take care of my headphones. I do not throw them around , sit on them or handle them roughly. This said they have fallen on a hard wood floor on a couple of occasions and suffered no damage. I sometimes carry them in my backpack and are jostled and bumped. No harm has been done. The ear pads look as they did when the set was brand new. Point being, take of the headphones and they will last and perform well.
Summary: Simply Very Good Headphones. Good Sound. Good Noise reduction. I am satisfied.
November 21, 2014
Great set, better Noise Cancelation than SOUL!
I love these! My big issue is the cord, it's rather stiff & not a universal size. The ends are different sizes. The cord broke after 6 months of constant use the cord broke inside somewhere. I started using my husband's SOUL noise Cancelation Headphones & they don't work at all compared to this set!
I need to purchase the cord again, I just hope it's a better quality one.
Great on blocking noise once turned on!
The ear piece could be bigger but over all worth the $$
July 16, 2014