Amazon.com: Customer reviews: COWIN E9 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Bluetooth Headphones Wireless Headphones Over Ear with Microphone/Aptx, Comfortable Protein Earpads, 30 Hours Playtime for Travel/Work, Black
Cowin is known for making the best affordable audio headphones, so I have like every single pair of their headphone ever made. To be honest I thought it was impossible for them to beat their previous headphones but they did it.....
So what is better on this one compared to their older one?
Audio is better, bass is definitely better, the clarity and detail in the audio is spot on. Design feels premium. BUT how about the comfort?? Honestly I think the comfort is there but i still like their SE7 more when it comes to comfort. For this pair of headphone its not as comfortable because it covers your whole ear to have a even better noise cancelling feeling. WHICH lead me on to the next thing!! The Active noise Cancelling improvements, WOW you can tell a huge difference when comparing this one to their other ones, i have tested this for the past couple of days outdoor in the streets, home, office and even at a restaurant (YES IM EXTRA FOR THIS REVIEW) but it definitely cancel out the unwanted noise but that doesn't mean you cant still head humans talking and shouting but it does make a difference. OH and the leak for these headphone is not bad, it didnt really leak out the audio until the volume was around 70-80% but its a very slight leak.
So overall for a less than 1 week experience, im amazed and will be sticking to this as my go to headphone until I find a better one for the price. I will update this review once I get to test it more (mainly on my next flight trip) to fully test it out or maybe 1 month later?
I previously bought the Cowin E7 Pro Headphones, and I really like them for the price. But I have been thinking of upgrading to the newer E8's, then the E9's just came out and I like that they are more oval shaped than round. So I bought these. I Have included a few pictures showing the differences in the 2 headphones. The oval shape of the E9's fits my ear better. And the ear cushion is Thicker and more comfortable. I work for a major Railroad, and some of the guys I work with have spent 300 to 400 dollars on high end noise cancelling headphones. I just cannot see spending that much. The E9's are half that price but not half the performance. I wore them on a train trip for over nine hours. the ANC completely blocked out the low loud rumble that can give you a terrible headache by the end of the day. I was amazed at how well they blocked out the engine noise. I could still hear higher pitched sound, but those were quiet. The only thing i could really hear was the wheels on the rail. Something I never hear because of how loud the motors are. After the 9 hours it did not feel like I had worn them that long at all. These are Extremely comfortable to wear for long periods of time. With the ANC on music is muted a bit, so I prefer to listen to the music with ANC off, it is much cleaner and crisper sounding. The loudness on the E9's has been improved quite a bit over the E7's which is what I had hoped for. The Bass is great. I tried listening to several genres of music. Classic rock was great, I even listened to some Rap to see how well the overpowering bass was. It was impressive. I used these with my cellphone, Laptop, and Mp3 player. The Bluetooth connected fast and without any issues. I let my son try them. He works for a Big Box Electronics store and gets to try all of the new stuff. He was also impressed with the performance. He said they sounded better than big name brand headphones that cost 250 to 300 dollars, and that the build quality was topnotch. So after giving them a real world test, I can Highly recommend these to anyone that needs a great and fairly priced set of Noise Cancelling Headphones. If you want a great sounding set of headphones for the music, these sounded Awesome.
Wow these headphones are great. I’ve owned several pairs of headphones before from beats to bose and these are my favorite. The earmuffs are extremely comfortable, the Bluetooth connects super fast and the battery last a really long time on full charge. I use these for everything, it has a built in mic and perfect for gaming and even gym use. The travel case is solid and very well made and it came with a microphone adapter and an airplane adapter as well as a usb cable and aux jack for pc. I thought the se7 was the best pair of headphones I’ve ever owned but these are on a tier of their own. Try it guys why pay for expensive brands when these are 100x better and cheaper. You won’t be disappointed
I am not an audiophile, but a friend told me that good quality headphones are an investment so you shouldn't cheap out on them. I am also not rich. After a considerable amount of research and time spent looking for a decent pair, I came across Cowin E7. Which had great reviews and were my first set of headphones. These weren't anything fancy; no noise cancelling or any such outstanding features. Only about $50 which was the most I was willing to spend. It's been just over a year now and they work just as well. Best part about it is it's battery life which does in fact last about 30h. With my typical use I was charging the E7s about once a week, which is fantastic! Mostly hands free and no hassle with tangled wires. Plus the fact that they came with an audio jack meant I could still use them even when the battery died (which I rarely used). For the past several months I've invested in Spotify premium and about three weeks ago I decided that I needed quality headphones to go with it. I was willing to invest at most $200 on either Sony or sennheisers or audio Technica, but I still had price anxiety so I decided to look at Cowin again. The E8s looked nice, but then I saw the E9s which also had great reviews. But not just that, it had way better specs compared to the popular branded ones for a lesser price. I decided to purchase these instead. All I can say is that these are a significant step up from my E7s. I've been using these for the past few days and it has a much clearer sound quality. The build is extremely comfortable and I like that they are flexible and conform to my ears and head shape. I am new to ANC technology, but they seem to do quite well at my work where there's loud hums from machines. Other than that I love the packaging and the accessories that come with it.
These are really great headphones. My boyfriend is very picky about audio and these seemed to be solid quality, so I thought it would be worth trying. He really likes them. Good clear sound, very comfortable (I included a photo of the ear pieces) and look very modern. They fit well in the travel case and the noise cancellation works very well. The battery life is very good and these were easy to pair. They fold up nicely to fit in the travel case and the case is protective without being bulky.
I own Cowin's SE7 headphones and docked a star because of the okay sound quality on them. Made it worse, when ANC is turned on, the sound quality deteriorates even further. First thing I noticed with E9 headphone is that they fixed the sound quality and the ANC issue.
Bluetooth/Mic: Pairing to E9 is easy. Turn on the headphone and it goes into discovery mode, finds it on your phone/pc, pairs instantly. Stable connection. I do not notice any audio lagging when watching movies and youtube. Built in microphone is good. Other side of the call can hear my voice clearly without a lot of background noise.
Sound: Everyone has different preferences when it comes to sound signature. I like warm, clean and V shaped signature. I love the Sennheiser HD6xx sound and they are my baseline when I compare other headphones. For the price point of E9 headphone, the sound these cans deliver is amazing. Bass is tight, controlled and not boomy or muddled. Mids and highs are crispy clear. To me, sound signature of these headphones are definitely V shaped and not flat and a bit to the warm side, enjoyable to listen to. Just like all closed headphones, sound stage is not very wide. I used them for movies, music and gaming.
Comfort: This is the strongest point of E9 headphone. The over-ear pads are thick, plush, soft and comfortable. Thick pads are nice because it gives enough cushioning so that my ears do not touch the inside cover of the ear cups. They are made from protein leather (fake leather) so they are not breathable like real leather or Velour ear pads. If you're using it for extended period of time, it'll get warm. I can wear them comfortably for about 3 hours then I start noticing the warmth but it's not uncomfortable if you are used to wearing headphones for long period of time (I play games for 6 or more hours at one sitting with headphone on, so I am used to the warmth). Ear cups swivels so you can hang it comfortably around your neck. The clamping force of the headband is just nice with my head size. They stays on my head when I bend down and doesn't give me pain or headache like other headphones with high clamping force. Underneath the headband is also the same plush soft padding used for the ear pads.
ANC: With the ear cups sealing your ears completely, ANC on, and music playing, I cannot hear anyone talking around me. The main improvement here compare to SE7 is that turning on the ANC does not do anything to the sound quality of these cans. SE7 ANC was bad.
Build Quality: Metal headbands with plastic construction. They looks and feels premium. The buttons on the ear cups are not flimsy and has a bit of tactile feel to them. A hard carrying case is included for protecting the headphone which is a plus.
Overall: E9 headphone has great comfort with soft plush ear pads and great sound quality with V shaped and warm signature. ANC works. No lags or cuts off audio.
I was very excited when I found out that there was a new version of the Cowin over the ear headphones to try out and review. As you might be able to see from the pictures, the carrying case is now even smaller and sleeker than the previous model; the headphones fold and store in the case quite easily. The earcups still fully cover and seal the ears, despite the more compact size. They are relatively comfortable for long use, and fit nicely around my neck as well. Battery quality is also strong and the headphones charge quickly.
The sound is amazing and perhaps even deeper and full than the previous Cowin Over The Ear model I used. I can make out all of the different instruments in a track, and the base is quite distinct.
I would add a few pieces of constructive critique. It would be nice if these headphones had the ability to connect to more than one device at the same time, though it is pretty quick to connect and disconnect them to different devices if necessary. As well, it would be nice to have a companion iOS app to control and customize the product. Overall, I would highly recommend these headphones as great bang for the buck in sound quality, comfort and noise cancelling.
Very nice pair of Bluetooth headphones I was impressed right out of the box. Came with a nice carry case, charging cable, audio cable to use on non Bluetooth devices, adapter for 1/4 plug and a dbl prong adapter for airline audio. Very comfortable to wear build quality looks good as well. Sound level goes down a little with the noise canceling on but not the quality so just bump it up a little and all is good. Sound quality is very good as well.
They are very light weight the battery lasts long the sound quality is amazing, If i had to complain about anything it would be the quality of the Aux cable (i'm a musician and sometimes its handy to plug into a pa system for monitoring, but not what i got the headphones specifically so no loss of stars there) they work great over bluetooth i take them to work and pair with my macbook to listen while i work i also take home (in a very compact case) and I use with my phone when i go running) they are very comfortable and light other headphones can be very heavy and while they are good quality you definitely have the weight and heat on your ears these are very light and breath nicely your ears don't get hot even after hours of use. I defiantly recommend as bluetooth headphones if you don't rely as much on plugging them directly into a source.
I've owned 3 sets of cowins the E7 E8 and now E9 these are by far the best they get way better with upgrades I had a couple of durability issues with some of the others but Cowin is great if something goes wrong they will send a new pair no questions asked its very painless. Cowin is my go to for personal headphones
I was given a pair of these by Cowin for review. This does not influence my review in any way.
I have been given a lot of free headphones to review, and these are by far the best so far. That does not mean they are the best in the world, or even at their price point, but they are really nice headphones. They sound quality is really good, the build seems sturdy, the controls are easy to navigate, they paired easily, and they have noise cancellation. I started out by placing these up against three other brands in the $40-70 price range. Two of them were out performed by leaps and bounds, and the third was about equal with it. The highs are clear, the lows have good bass. Not "subwoofer in the trunk" bass, but accurate bass that sounds good. If you are a fan of rock, jazz, classical, etc. you will really like these. Hip hop is a mixed bag. If you want that bass to hit you hard, these might not be for you. I watched some YouTube videos, Netflix, and Disney Plus movies to see how they held up. The APTX really helps them stay in sync with what you are watching. I never saw a point where they dropped the sync. If there was panning or surround sound, it did a really good job incorporating that to help you become immersed with what you were watching. For both audio and video, the sound is really good. I took some time to compare with other headphones in the same price point and found these can keep pace with most brands. I felt they performed better than Beats, JBL and Skull Candy in this range. I think whichever you picked out of the three might be more of a preference thing. As for Sony and Bose in the same price range, it was not even close. Those two brands make a $150-200 headphone that has better sound through and through. The build quality seems nice. They are plastic with some metal accents. They have a solid feel in the hands and a good weight. The ear muff padding is nice and I was able to wear them on my ears a couple days in a row (4+ hours both days) and never had any aches or pains. My only complaint are the controls. They are plastic buttons with a hard click when you use them. It makes them feel cheap. Other headphones in this price range see to have better controls that slide or press quietly. Not a deal breaker, but it is enough to make you think. Overall, you can feel the controls and they abide by the general rules for volume and track navigation. Same with pairing to a computer or phone. You turn them on and wait for them to enter pairing mode (about tree seconds) and then find them in your device. No problems there and I never had any dropouts. Even when walking with my phone in my pocket, the headphones stayed connected. The Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) is alright. It is better than many in the same range as far as blocking out noise. But they really muddy the sound when they do that. It really seems to boost the mid range and cuts the lows and highs. I found it better to leave it off so I could get better sound. I was also not a fan of the voice that tells you the ANC is on or off when you hit the button. Just a tone would have been fine. Would I buy these? At $170, not sure. There are many in the same realm that have a slightly better sound, better ANC, and better feeling build quality. These are not junk by any means. They are really good. But I cannot help but feel they might be better in the $100-$125 range. Finally, for the reviews that say these compare with $300 and up Bose or Sony. No. No they do not. Not even close. Maybe if you listened to a pair of those for 30 seconds, but not for anyone that has had long term exposure to those. Both the Bose and Sony boast far better sound quality and better ANC. Compare them to the lower ends in these brands, and sure, they can compete. But do not be fooled. These are not those guys.