Amazon.com: Customer reviews: COWIN E8 [Upgraded] Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Bluetooth Headphones with Microphone Deep Bass Wireless Headphones Over Ear, Great Audio for Travel/Work/TV/Computer/Cellphone, Black
This is the second Cowin headset that I own. The first one is E7 that I bought sometime in 2017 and was really impressed with the set for the amount I paid. I really like them and used a lot during my air travel. I wanted to give Cowin E8 a try and found it to be really worth the price.
The appearance of the headphone has changed quite a bit. The headphone itself is big and looks completely different than E7. Ear piece is way bigger than the E7 and it wraps around my decent size my ears to give me comfort. Also, for the price you pay, the headset does not look cheap and looks nice and fancy. The battery on the headphones feels like it lasts forever once you have a full charge. I like the fact that my IPhone shows the battery indicator of the headset as well.
The headset has a pretty good sound quality. It's not the best sound that I have had experienced on the headphones however for the price it does the great job. I have owned this set for almost a week now and had chance to receive the call once and it did a great job during the call. There was a clear communication on the both end.
In regards to the comfort, E8 headsets are little heavier but I like it since it gives you sturdy feeling. I am still using the E7 with no problem so this E8 gives me a feeling that it will last for a while. Although the headsets are bigger then E7 I feel they are more comfortable given they have significant enhancements around ear with soft and bigger cushions.
I have not tried the Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) on the E8 however I felt E7 had a pretty good ANC feature. I will be using the ANC feature on my upcoming flight. Overall I am satisfied with the purchase and would definitely recommend this product for the price.
The only thing that I disliked about this was it came in a big bulky case that might need little bit of space during travel. I really like the pouch bag E7 came with. But overall I am satisfied with my purchase
I am not an audiophile. I have earbud type bluetooth and wired type over the ear headphones, but this is my first chance to try this combination of both. I do have a set of sennheiser hd 380 pros that I will use as a reference.
The case the Cowins came in is very solid. It had place for the cables (charging, wired connector). The headphones themselves look good, not plastic or cheap.
I did need to charge them before first use. I did note that they were very sturdy, much more so than the Sennheisers. They were also heavier, but not terribly so. The cushions fit very comfortably and stayed in place. I eventually did all my spring cleaning with them on and they did not fall off or become uncomfortable, even after several hours of moving , bending and shaking. And being cordless was nice. Everything about the build quality was excellent, seem built to last.
Once they were charged, I tried the noise cancelling feature. I could clearly hear a motor running outside my house, then i turned it on and the sound was gone. This is my first experience with noise cancelling, so i do not have anything to compare it with, but seemed pretty cool.I turned it on and off a few times and it worked like magic.
It connected to my iPhone7 as easily as any other bluetooth. The sound quality was crisp and had almost a sonic quality to it. The bass was more of a tight sound than a big booming or heavy bottom type sound. But I do not listen to rap or hip-hop. The sound had a very clear seperation of the 2 channels. That is one thing I like about any set of headphones. the ability to have some sense of definition between the instruments, especially when they are only on one side or the other. The stereo quality was very good, with good separation on the various instruments. This is with your typical
MP3s, not lossless or anything like that. The higher end was comparable to the Sennheisers. The bass was much tighter, but not as much bottom end.
One feature that is nice is that the cushions attach magnetically for easy cleaning and replacement. The cushion themselves are comfortable, but not flimsy.
The mic seemed to work well, my son used it to play online games with his friends and had no complaints.
Overall, I would recommend these, unless you are looking for a big booming type bass. I personally prefer a tighter sound, with a crisp high end, which these have without being muddy or too screechy. Well built and comfortable, even after several hours.
I ordered these in hopes of saving some money. I travel quite frequently for work so a good set of Headphones are worth their weight in gold. Let me first give you a little background about me and then I will get to the review. I have always loved audio, I don't consider myself an audiophile by any stretch however, I have more invested in audio gear than I care to admit. I own headphones that cost north of $1500 and the proper equipment to drive them. I have owned the big brands of Noise canceling headphones Sony etc. Etc. so my experience is real world and actual.
Review: (Spoiler Alert... Just Buy them, You will be pleasantly surprised) These are a phenomenal set of Headphones, not only for the money but just cause they are that good!~ If you don't want to bore yourself with the rest of my comments See note above, Worth every penny....
Comfort: very very comfortable and I have a large head, the protein style ear-cups are plush and feel great Build Quality: Excellent, No Creeks, No Rattles Weight: A bit on the heavier side but not bad, I've had these on for 3+ hours and no issue Sound Quality: These are very warm with a good base signature, I've only listened to Flac files and used my R3 pictured, I did tune them to my liking within the internal software but out of the box they sound great. Customer Service: EXCEPTIONAL, I think it's important to note the first set I received I believe was malfunctioning (I get it it happens) However the seller Cowin reached out and sent out a new pair overnight and they work flawless. This type of customer service is extremely important in my opinion, try that with the big brands (Good Luck)
I am very pleased with the set of Headphones, without question they are worth double their asking price... Hope this helps with your buying decision, I have ordered over 8 Noise canceling headphones in the $100 price range and these are hands down the winner!
Physical build is large and solid, which I like. Accessories and packaging screams masculinity Solid packaging and Good accessories including all kinds of wires you'll need for audio and travel Sound quality - Very Good Microphone - Functional and Works well Phone Calls - Works well, Bluetooth is solid Good for phone calls Battery Power - Holds impressively well, easy to charge via USB Final Verdict: Good buy if you like a solid build, something you can carry with you on trips, music, and phone calls.
These headphones are awesome, from the premium design, to the comfort & the quality. I love the sleek design of these headphones, the black finish really shines on these. The orange accent is just the right touch to these headphones. These are really easy to pair, just turn on & find the E8 headphones in your bluetooth setting on whatever device you are using & they're paired. The noise canceling feature is out of this world, these could block out a jackhammer from 2 feet away. You know when it is turned on because it just you & whatever you are listening to or complete silence if that's what you desire. The sound quality is Grade A as well, really crisp sound, clear sound. Of course it's not Bose sound quality but it won't disappoint. The base is not Beats by Dre quality but they aren't ment to be. The battery life on these headphone will last you several hours with heavy usage, charge them before you leave your house, go do your running around & about time you get ho.e & ready to relax & use them they will be ready for you. These would great for long trips on a bus, train or plane. I'm not sure about using them while working out but you could possible get away with it. I also love the detachable ear cup design feature, I personally have never seen this on a pair of headphones & certainly not on a pair in this price range. Excellent feature. With the color options & premium design & excellent sound these headphones WILL NOT DISAPPOINT. I would definitely recommend these if you are In the market for a pair of bluetooth noise canceling headphone.
First off, the reason I was actually looking for new headphones is because the ear cushions on my Sony headset were starting to crack. I got the 2018 E8 Updated ANC. Comfortable fit, nice noise cancelling. The Cushions are great, and the fact the they can easily be replaced was the final selling point. The noise cancelling is pretty, I've used them on planes and mowing the lawn. As a pilot I use Bose noise canceling aviation headsets and these are just as good for noise.
The Cowin E8 headphones are probably the best headphones I have tested and used. While the bass is not as strong as the E7 headphones, the sound quality, noise reduction, and noise cancelling are all fantastic. When I opened the package box, I was excited to see the headphone box inside. Inside the box was the headphone case, which was both sturdy and practical. I admit I was surprised at how big the case was, but once I opened the case, I understood why. Included inside the case was an AUX cord, charger cable, airplane adapter, 6.5mm AUX converter, and the headphones themselves. I always test my headphones out with Samuel Barber's Agnus Dei, and my goodness, did it sound amazing. I felt as if I were listening to the choir in the same room. I could hear nothing else and my boyfriend had to yell at me in order to hear him. I tested the headphones out with several other genres of music, including Broadway, Country, Rap, and Pop. I was still not as impressed with the bass as I was with the E7, but the sound quality was still incredible. One thing I was disappointed about with the E7 headphones was that I could not use the AUX connection with a non-Bluetooth device unless the headphones were powered on. I tested this function with the E8 headphones and found that the AUX connection did indeed work without the headphone being powered on! I'm very pleased with this function and look forward to using these headphones with my iPod without draining the battery life. Overall, I'm very impressed Cowin!
UPDATE May 14, 2019: The headphone battery life is incredible. I use them often for college and have only had to charge them twice since I received them. I do have one complaint about the headphones, however. When using the headphones via AUX cord, I am unable to control my volume or music with the headphone buttons on the right side. With an iPod, this can get quite frustrating, especially since I have to pull out my device and adjust volume directly on the device. This is not a significant issue though and I am quite satisfied with the headphones overall.
So I have a weakness for Bluetooth headphones I guess. I have a pair of Cowin E7s and also a pair of TeuTonics BH040's... and now these. I have been using these E8s exclusively for about a week now and I am really enjoying them. Before these, the E7's were my go-to pair, their sound was just so much more natural than the TeuTonics (TT) which is heavy on the base. These E8s are much fuller in sound and there is a lot of base as well. It looks like Cowin wanted to up their style game on these E8s and they definitely did. Much cooler look and better construction all around. The ear cups are comfortable and even easily removable. That may be the coolest thing about them! The Case is much bigger than the E7s, but very nice. Since I use these primarily when I'm watching TV, the heavier weight really doesn't make any difference to me. There is a microphone that works for phone calls but I wouldn't use this as a gaming headset. Since I use these in my bedroom, I don't really have an opinion on the noise cancellation. I'll be flying later this year, and am curious to see how they do on a flight. I use them without noise cancellation to save battery and less bass in the sound. The one thing I have not figured out yet, is how to switch bluetooth sources without turning off the headphones and then turning them back on again. If I figure that out, I'll update this post. As far as battery life, I still have not had them die on me! Multiple hours and they keep on going! Since I want to keep using them I get nervous after several hours and plug them in to charge. The headset is a little smaller than the E7's, but is collapsible and more durable than the E7s. All-in-all I am really happy with these headphones.
These headphones are worth every penny. They are comparable to the Bose QuietComfort 35s; although the Bose are a bit lighter. The sound cancellation is top notch and does a great job of removing road noise from a car and airplane noise alike. People talking to you can make it through, as well as music in a room so I assume it specifically cuts out the noise frequency range. If you want to cut out all noise around it only takes the music being around 25 percent volume and you'll be in your own zone.
These headphones are just as sleek in person as in these pictures. I was worried they were going to be bulky and look huge on my medium size head, but they look good. They may appear a bit big on people with a small head.
Build quality is solid! I'm definitely not worried about an accidental drop with these. The extra weight is definitely from the strong materials used.
SOUND QUALITY by far the most important thing to me. I am happy to report these have great crisp and most importantly BALANCED audio. So many headphones like Beats are super bass heavy and blow out the mids. These are much closer to my studio monitors.
Mic quality is great; no need to speak any louder than normal. It may muffle at times, and it's important to note it will pick up noises you're not hearing with noise cancellation on.
Overall a very good pair of headphones and worth the price. The included carrying case itself is worth an extra 20 bucks and the bigger brands would have sold that separately.
The active noise cancellation on these are seriously good. They block out cartoons better than my other headphones. They are sleek stylish and the most comfortable headphones I have period. Also one of the best features is that the earpads are magnetic removable and replacible. Epic move Cowin, when they become worn I can just get new ones. The sound quality is also very good no distortion as volume and bass increases. No complaints about call quality crisp and clear. I have 2 more trips planned for this year these will be in the bag.