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
I bought these headphones because it was time for me to buy news headphones and better ones too, I used for basically everyday life besides the gym. So I bought these loved them but then when I fully charged them the battery life only lasted at least 9hrs for me basically the battery life didnt last long as it says. Plus the left side of the headphones where you adjust the size broke but the right side is fine and I never roughed handle them ever. The sound is great but felt quite even when the noise canceling was on too. The noise cancelling is great for the price but if you want better noise canceling headphones you might want to spend a little bit more. And I only had them for 14 days I was very disappointed when they broke on me out of know where because I'm the type of person that takes care of their thing which makes them last long.
I bought these after a long debate I had with myself last summer over how I needed noise canceling headphones in order to function in a world with screaming babies and inane conversations. After reading lots of reviews, I settled on getting the Bose QuietComfort 15's... Yep, I got used headphones from years ago. And I liked those for a while. The noise canceling was, to my ears, above average but not great. And the technology was still old enough that my ears felt slightly pressurized when the noise canceling was on. If I fell asleep on top of the headphones, a pressurized and noisy squeak would erupt in the ear I rested my head on.
So they had their flaws. But the function I bought them for -- the noise canceling -- as I said, was pretty darn good. Then I lost them, so now I opted to try the Corwin E8's, in part because I wanted what I figured would be new technology.
Having used them for about 48 hours, all I can say is these E8's are fine. Some pros:
- They're quite comfy - I like the oversized earphone look, and they overall look and feel sleek and higher-end - Excluding my own feelings on the noise canceling feature, the sound produced by the speakers for music and movies is pretty great. I wouldn't call it amazing, but I'm happy with it. I'm specifically referring to the listening experience with the noise canceling feature turned off - They come with a nice case
And the cons, which for me are pretty significant:
- The noise canceling feature is at best okay. I agree with a reviewer of the E7's that a lot of noise reduction is accomplished with these via over-ear cupping. I can't deny there is an active noise canceling feature at work here, but I feel like my QuietComfort 15's were slightly superior in this department. And keep in mind those were much older. - While there aren't, overall, a lot of annoying clicks, buzzes, etc., they do exist, and they're particularly noticeable when noise canceling is turned on. With ANC on *and* bluetooth paired, there is often a very light hum. If you're charging the headphones and have ANC on, there's a much more distinctive hum. There are minor clicks when browsing through apps on my phone etc., and not ones that are intended as phone sounds. - If the battery falls to 10% or lower, there's a verbal "low battery" warning pretty much every minute, rendering the device unusable for 10 percent of its total lifespan during each use.
A lot of the sound issues I mention are generally most noticeable in super quiet moments when you may not need noise canceling. I've been average or maybe slightly above average pleased with using these in public. I just feel like given the fanfare the E7's had on Amazon that these should be pretty incredible. While I do like them, I wouldn't recommend these headphones over a comparable pair for $150.
Headphones sound good, but the wired connector is proprietary....What use is this??? Now instead of me using a standard connector in case the cord is damaged or too short( which it is) I have to try to find this STUPID CORD.
I will definitely not recommend this to my DJ friends or anyone who values their time.
These are very comfortable headphones with long battery life and decent noise-cancelling capabilities. However, there are some frustrating features built into the software. The headphones produce a loud tone every time you adjust the volume on the headset or your connected device. When using iTunes and other media libraries, the headphones produce a tone between every track. This can be distracting when you trying to listen to a playlist. The volume also does not have a good gradient for playing softly and tends to go from loud, to medium, to no sound at all. Furthermore, the case is cheaply constructed. The zipper started to catch after a week, and within two weeks the zipper broke off entirely, rendering the case unusable.
Bottom line: the headphones are comfortable and feature good noise-cancellation for the price point, but you are probably better off spending more for a more recognizable brand due to frustrating beeps at volume and track changes and the cheaply constructed case.
I would love to give this a higher review but I cant. First off, the E7 is one of the best value BT headphones I've ever seen. Absolutely stellar. So I hoped their upgraded version would be better
Well, the audio is better. Darned good really. But past that...
The controls are simply not as easy to use as the E7, the lack of a power switch is a real drag. Similarly, while the audio is better, the noise cancelling has a very bad tinny static to it in a quiet setting when connected to my phone. Very frustrating. And, frankly, if you have big ears like mine, the cups arent as comfortable as the E7.
I want to give this a better review because the Cowin customer service is excellent. I sent them my complaints on the noise cancelling and they sent me a new pair without a second thought. Problem is that it had the exact same issue.
Anyways. Now I have 2 very good bluetooth headsets that cant really do noise canceling. Could be worse.
First, the construction of these headphones is really good. Solid head-mount, solid earpieces, and the magnet ear-cushions are great. However, I purchased 2 pairs of headphones in 24 hours and my $36 pair of plastic Odio's have a much richer, better sound than these. The sound in the E8's is muffled with little to no bass. The description stated a Deep Bass. For $179.00 after-tax, I am very disappointed. These are likely going to sit in their box. The sound is an important part of headphones and carries more weight in my review then construction.
These sound good however when listening to music with these the music skips and it sounds like a scratch in a vinyl album's sound quality. I bought these for listening to music The older pair of headphones I have work fine and has no sound quality distortion, so it has to be these E8's , to me these Corwin E8 are a complete disappointment. I would stay away from these if you plan to use the E8 for music listening.
Worked great until they broke three months after purchase. They dont get handled roughly in anyway. But all it took was one plastic clip to crack while, IN USE and being worn at the time, to make them useless
Update: company held true to there warranty. they were replaced by the company quickly and easily. They didnt have the same color I had originally purchased. So they sent black and gold. Not a big fan of the gold. But it's better than nothing. Great customer service if nothing else.
These headphones are massive, I have worn these headphones for about 3 hours and I have noticed a significant amount pressure from the band at the top. The overall weight is also less desirable, I feel these headphones pulling down on my ears and head.
These worked great on first use connecting to my Sony TV. But, no audio if either the headphones or TV is power cycled. The devices to re-connect but no audio unless I delete the pair and start from scratch. I got a pair of Sony WH-1000XM3 instead and those work perfectly. Just turn them on and done.