Top positive review
Initial Response: Total Surprise
Reviewed in the United States on August 31, 2019
I have had noise-cancelling headphones since Sony and Bose first began to market these things. I have a very old pair of Sony phones that in a few ways are similar to these phones, especially the under $100 price. I have a pair of Bose Quiet Comfort 25 phones that at one time I considered buying a Bluetooth adapter for. I have a pair of so-called noise-cancelling in-ear Bluetooth phones that are in no way noise-cancelling. My expectations for these phones at $69 were very, very low. I charged the phones and when I first put them on I was amazed at how much improved they are over my $300 Bose phones. The older noise cancelling phones only eliminate constant, mostly low frequency noises, but these practically feel like stepping into an anechoic chamber when you turn on the noise cancelling feature. Unfortunately, the only noise I'm left with is my tinnitus. ;-) Nothing Boltone can do about that.
Musically, I am very happy with the frequency response, which is unusual for Bluetooth phones. The bass is full and smooth, not over-hyped or imprecise (boomy or sloppy) like the new Bose phones or weirdly harsh like the Sonys. The mids are clear and the highs are crisp without being harsh or bright. I could easily see using these phones for reference listening in my recording studio.
Comfort-wise, these are the lightest, most secure, most comfortable over-ear phones I've ever used. Battery charge life is exceptional. I can't get over how comfortable they are for long period use.
If there are any long-term negative things to say about these phones, I'll be back. Otherwise, I am totally surprised at the quality of these phones.
POSTSCRIPT: At more than one month of ownership, I am slightly happier with these phones than I was initially. Highly recommended.