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
This product might fairly deserve a 2½-3-star rating based on sound quality. Since I'm no audiophile, I do not feel qualified to assess the relative quality of the sound produced... However, I bought this product MAINLY for the "active" noise cancelling feature. Unfortunately, the product doesn't measure up in this category. If you're looking for decent bluetooth headphones with moderate *passive* noise cancelling, this might be a good purchase for you. External sounds are definitely somewhat muffled with these headphones on. But this level of passive sound muffling does meet my needs. 3M Peltor X5A earmuffs (www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CPCHBCQ) that I bought 5 years ago - that use only PASSIVE noise cancellation technology - work much better to block noise than this Cowin product. To make sure that some active noise cancelling technology actually does measure up, I went to Best Buy and tried several headphones with this feature... All the ones I tried (yes, costing at least 3 times more) outperformed the Cowin in this category. Admittedly, some of the products at Best Buy - e.g., Skull Candy - just barely outperformed the Cowin headphones. In fact, only one set of active noise canceling headphones I tried out at Best Buy clearly outperformed the passive noise cancelling of my 3M ear muffs - the Sony model WH1000XM3. The latest Bose model also slightly outperformed the 3M ear muffs. Haven't decided yet if it's worth more than $350 to me - for my modest need of removing noisy neighbor sounds from my awareness during an otherwise meditative morning time.
Bought the "COWIN E7 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Bluetooth Headphones with Mic Deep Bass Wireless Headphones Over Ear" on March 30th.
I was able to get it paired up the first time - it took a while, but eventually it worked. I was able to use the headphones and I enjoyed them.
I recently rearranged the position of my computer and unplugged/replugged everything... and found that my headphones were no longer paired, and I cannot get them paired up with the computer.
When I turn on the headphones, windows immediately recognizes them (the bluetooth notification shows that I have "1 connected") and asks me to "Add a device Tap to set up your" When I click this prompt, I get: "Your app would like to pair to the device 'your device.' Enter a pin to pair." I enter 0000 (or anything for that matter) and eventually it says "Bluetooth headset connection failed." As I'm sitting here writing this post Windows keeps re-recognizing the headphones and asking me to add a device/set up your _____...
It's worth noting that I never did anything with entering a pin the first time I set them up and they worked.
Customer service was very prompt in getting back to me after my first email request, however their solution did not work, and now they're not responding.
edit: They eventually responded and were pretty prompt in giving me a refund. Changing to 2 stars.
The Good: The noise cancellation is great. It does a good job of blocking out the everyday hum drum noises. The sound quality is also superb. Very full detailed sound and the battery life is great. The Bad: The overall volume capacity is very unimpressive to say the least. My $13 Bluetooth headphones get louder than these. My cheap headphones will go as loud as the phone will allow and you can turn it up past what the phone will allow, on the headphones themselves. These WILL not get loud at all or let you turn them up on the set themselves, past what the phone will allow. The Bluetooth also disconnects frequently. For long periods of time and for short intervals, so you often you hear every other syllable of a word. Very annoying. Very disappointing for the price.
I was very excited to get these headphones but, unfortunately, they were a huge HUGE disappointment. The sound quality is bad and even worse with bluetooth. Forget about listening to tracks with sounds directed towards the right or left, it won't work. Very uncomfortable, especially for someone who wears glasses. I have no idea what everyone is raving about when it comes to comfort, it definitely isn't. They're way overpriced for uncomfortable headphones with bad sound. I would have bought a sony or something else had I known these headphones would be this bad.
The good: + Cheap (like the budge). + Sound quality is okay. Not bad. Fine. Alright. Acceptable. + Durable, in that Fischer-Price way. + Battery life is pretty good.
- Noise cancelling is more like noise reduction. It will cut out lower frequencies a bit, but anyone who has used nicer noise cancelling headphones will turn on the feature and be disappointed. - They're not that comfortable. The ear cut padding is quite thick, but doesn't really apply even pressure around the ears. The padding is also round instead of oval? The top band is well padded, but the big, thick plastic headband still puts a lot of pressure on the top of my head. I think that a lot of the discomfort I have from wearing these for more than a few hours at a time is down to... - The E7 is heavy. There's no forgetting you have these strapped to your head. And the cans themselves are massive. I suspect that Cowin chunked the biggest batteries they could into these so they advertise long battery life without regard to weight. - The mic is inadequate. No one can hear me when I'm speaking at normal phone talking volume, so if I get a call while wearing them I have to un-pair them from my phone. Bleh. - The E7 alerts you when the battery is getting low by chirping. Fine. But it does this about 30~ minutes before you run out of juice and then KEEPS DOING IT for the rest of the time. So subtract 30 minutes from the battery time because listening to the low battery warning is obnoxious as hell.
I sent these back. I have great hearing aids and was very disappointed that I didn't have clarity when watching my TV. Just didn't hear the high pitched sounds so good. Then after a week, every time I tried to use them there was static and skipped words like you get on a bad cell phone call. Very disappointed in these. Nothing changed, they were bluetoothed to the TV and only the TV. Sat fairly close. I received a refund in August when I sent these back. Now, in November I'm hearing from customer service and they said they wouldn't give me a refund unless I changed my review. Idiots!! As stated, I got my refund in August and I find it reprehensible that they would require me to lie about their product review. After all, the purpose of these reviews is to give honest feedback so others can make an informed decision. They tried to blackmail me into making a false review in order to get my refund but it backfired as I have already gotten it.
I use it for work only, we have an open space office setup and I needed something to cancel out the noises in the background. I have a desk job 8-5 so no gaming no jumping around. this thing broke in less than a year for what I used it for I think that was very quick, had to tape it and change the tape once a month (check photos)
on all fairness its not all bad news, it is very comfortable once it was working, the noise canceling feature is decent it is no Sony but its not $250 either.
overall I liked it - if it was not for the cheap plastic that broke that would have been a solid 5 starts but the headset falling apart makes it unusable.
Update 09/26/2019 - so these guys called me and refunded me, I never asked for a refund and I never contacted them on the count of I used it for more than few months but nevertheless they contacted me so if yours break give them a call you might get a new one - another thing the lady told me they have revised and it should be better now. so my take on this is the following: 5star service and possibly 5star for the revised version.
After seeing high ratings, it is disappointing to see my experience is on the opposite end for the price I paid for. I have experience with other headphones that are cheaper so I can do an informed comparison. The voice cancellation is almost non-existent in this headpohe. It can slightly lower high db noise, but it is really not worth the price you paid. The phone doesn't turn off automatically if the Bluetooth is not connected, or if it is connected but no music is played. The buttons are very inconvenient location. I don't know if my youtube video will forward, or the volume will go up when I press the button. The voice cancellation, power on, power off are on the same switch as a result, when I reach them I don't know which is power position power off, which position is voice cancellation. I'm not sure if I buy Cowin products again.
They sure look nice in the box, shiny surface and padded parts. That's where the fun ended. Would not hold pairing with 4.0 Bluetooth receiver. Might work or might not upon restart of the desktop Window 10 computer. Yes, I downloaded the latest drivers for the Bluetooth receiver. Sound was just terrible too. Tried various configurations and found the best results, but the voices in any video or movie was garbled and muffled. The head set is comfortable, but hot as Hades on the head more than 45 minutes. I switched back to my $9.00 Panasonic XBS RP-HT21 Headphones that are light as a feather and never hot. The sound is many times better, albeit they are wired and don't have the same bass reflex, but you can understand voices from any media. I returned the headphones after three days of testing, where they are highly over rated. Look nice with nothing inside to justify the cost.
HUGE ISSUE: When in noise cancelling mode, it frequently, and randomly, plays a FULL volume high pitched sound and sometimes won't resent for a long time. I have no idea what this is, but I've had people in the other room quickly walk to my door to ask me what the hell that noise was, it's really loud and scary to have right next to your ears in the headphones.
OTHERWISE: Sound is great (plenty of bass), easily connects and holds connection, battery life is very good.
Sound cancelling is on the weaker side but somewhat effective (probably decent for the price), uses a technique where it plays an underlying frequency to dampen exterior noise. you can still hear most things, just dampened. Doesn't seem "smart" though, meaning I don't think it adjusts to exterior noise, but maybe that's reasonable for the price.