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I'm sad these didn't perform.
November 23, 2018
I bought these as an alternative to wearing my ANC ear buds. I expected to receive better ANC performance and perhaps better sound quality through these over-the-ears headphones. While certainly comfortable and exhibiting high-quality, if not impressive, craftsmanship and materials, they failed in one important area - ANC isn't any better than my ear buds and more importantly, it's worse! The ANC will AMPLIFY external low frequency sounds when listening to music. I think another reviewer said it well and I should have listened, "the ANC seems to get confused about the environment when streaming audio through bluetooth". That was exactly my experience.
So this was a deal breaker for me because it is essentially a design defect. The other drawback to these is they seem to create a higher ear pressure without offering anything in exchange. (The button press system is also a disappointment because it requires too much when it should only require very little.) Combine these poor elements with the fact that they are 200 times the size of a pair of ear buds, and well, there you have it.