Amazon.com: Customer reviews: COWIN E7 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Bluetooth Headphones with Microphone Deep Bass Wireless Headphones Over Ear, Comfortable Protein Earpads, 30 Hours Playtime for Travel/Work, Black
Poorly engineered. It's a non-removable lithium rechargeable battery, for goodness sakes. Did you EVER get more than five yeas out of one? And no one mentions this? Sorry, but for $60 I am NOT going to throw away a pair of headphones after five years, at best. I am so sick of merchandise coming from overseas designed to take a quick bite out of my wallet and then crash. Vote with your wallets AND your minds.
I don't normally time to write reviews, but for these headphones I'll make an exception. Let me start by pointing out that the vast majority of the reviews giving these headphones five stars are fake. If you don't believe me, check fakespot for yourself.
Now on to the headphones (for full disclosure, I should point out that I'm comparing these against a pair of Sony WH-CH700N, which I just picked up for $89.99 so I'm comparing them to a better pair of cans, but not a comically better pair.) The Sony are, to put it mildly, vastly superior. The first thing that jumps out at me is the construction and design. The Cowin's feel cheap and poorly constructed, like they'll break if not used gingerly. The Sony headphones are much better engineered and you can feel it. The slide is better, the material is stronger and unlike the Cowin's. they actually stay on my head when getting up out of a recliner.
I'm not an audiophile, but I now understand why people are. Listening to the Sony headphones after using the Cowin, I'm shocked at how much clearer and better my music sounds.
As for noise cancellation, the Cowin's make some weird background humming. It makes the mediocre sound quality outright unbearable. I don't really care about this because I don't use noise cancellation, but if that's your thing, be warned.
Finally, bluetooth range. My Cowin's start breaking up after about 6-7 feet. For reference I just tested the Sony headphones and was able to walk 25 feet away without so much as a hiccup.
Do yourself a favor, don't waste your money on these poorly designed headphones. You'll just end up with buyer's remorse like me, wanting your money back.
I had initially gave these headphones a bad review because out of the box there was static in the earpiece. This was a second pair ordered btw! After my negative review i recieved an email from the company asking to recind my review for an additional refund or new pair of headphones. I deleted my review for the refund and was assured i would get it. Well, it has been 2 weeks and have not seen a refund anywhere. So my review will stay now Just for info...i purchased a different brand of headphones and they work great.
Got these on July 16, 2017 and today is October 11th 2017, and they quit working. They are fully charged, and are kept in the protective case always, there was no damage due to being poorly cared for or dropped. Do not buy these! The noise cancelling doesn't work either, save up your money and buy Bose. *EDIT TO ADD UPDATE* The company I bought these from read my review and sent me a new headphone at no extra cost to me. They worked fine until last week, in the middle of my work day when the sound just stopped. It showed that my audio book was still playing, and it displayed correctly when I pushed the button on the right earpiece to pause, but there was no sound...nothing. So this pair worked for an even shorter time than the first pair. Now I have 2 sets of headphones that don't work, and I'm even more bummed. I can honestly say the quality in comparison with the cost is just not worth it...I will never buy this brand again, I've learned my lesson. I really wanted to be able to change my review for the better, sadly I think my opinion has gotten worse. This company "Cowin" needs to get some quality control people who actually know what they're doing.
The headphones get the job done. Strong Bluetooth connectivity and sound quality is decent. However, when I went to put the headphones on, one of the speakers came off of the headset, only hanging on thanks to a cable. I reached out to the buyer a couple of months ago and have yet to hear back. Don't waste your money or time.
I bought these on a sale since I was looking to purchase a decent pair of noise cancelling headphones. For the price, I couldn't beat it, so I ordered them. All seemed well and good for the first day of use. Noise cancelling didn't do much, but the Bluetooth connected fast with great range and they were quite comfortable. The reason I rate this one star is the second day of use, there was an extremely loud static that happened suddenly in the right earphone. When I say "extremely loud", I mean "I had to rip them off my head because it physically hurt" loud. The sound occurred with the Active Noise Cancelling switch on. I don't dare use these as I'm afraid it will happen again.
I would like to start by saying if all you are looking for is a budget set of headphones that are comfortable with great sound and average ANC, these are the headphones for you. They sound fantastic! The ANC is acceptable. However, I purchased them for all that and the ability to use the microphone for web conferences, via Bluetooth.
There, this product falls terribly flat! The microphone sound quality has been described as "flat and muffled", barely audible" "distracting" and so on. I had someone try them while I listened to the microphone and I was embarrassed to have used them for work.
Additionally, the Bluetooth range is a whopping six feet. I occasionally hear a buzzing sound if I move beyond that or the connection simply drops. I can walk all around my house with the $20 pair of Bonitones; https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DYSKWEO/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 . They just become uncomfortable after extended use. So I was looking for something over the ear comfortable and functional, in all the aspects I required.
They fit, look and sound great; just don't rely on the microphone and do not move more than a hair's breadth away from your BT device. I hope I can still return them to Amazon and get something else. Otherwise, I am stuck with a headset that was almost great.
As a set of bluetooth headphones, I have no complaint. The audio quality may not impress audiophiles, but it is good enough for me, in fact better than any other headphones I've owned. And the bluetooth connection has never dropped for me—something I can't say for other bluetooth products. If I had paid $30 for a set of Bluetooth headphones I'd be very happy with my purchase. But these are advertised as having active noise cancellation, which is a complete crock of $%1+. There is no detectable noise cancellation.
For example, I'm in my office with a bass-heavy song playing loudly in my ears through these things, and a relatively quiet fan behind me is still audible. There is ZERO noise cancellation. And YES, in case you're about to ask, I DO have the switch on the headphones set to the NC position. I can't discern any difference between the two "on" positions, with and without (the supposed) noise cancellation.
DO NOT BUY unless you want to pay for a non-existent feature.
Two of my coworkers in the office like theirs, but I must have gotten a bad pair. In less than 3 months the left ear is already having issues crackling on/off. Not to mention, both ears broke off, so I have been holding them together with rubber bands since month two. I sit in an office all day, not like I'm being rough with these or dropping them. These are truly the worst headphones I've ever had, and ironically more than I usually spend.
Nicely Built. But Squeezes My Head & Ears Hard Therefore You Can Not Wear It On Long Flights. Battery Life Is Good. Good If You Want To Connect To Air Plane Monitor. You Can Hear Movies Good , But Noise Reduction Is Not Perfect. Update: I Changed My Product Review From 3 Star to One Star Since After leaving Above Comments .A Girl From Cowin With Name Of Jane Called Me Direct On My Personal Phone & Ask Me Why I Left A Negative comment About Their Product . I Cut her Phone Call Off & Advise Her If She Has Any Questions Email It Thru Amazon Rather Than Harassing Me Thru My Person Phone. BE AWARE ABOUT DISCLOSING YOUR DETAILS ON THE PACKAGES & BE AWARE OF THIS COMPANY.