Top positive review
Checks all the criteria i need in a headphones for casual listening.
Reviewed in Australia on 12 September 2020
My first ever anc headphones and it didnt disappoint. I tried the sony xm3, bose 700, bose qc35, and microsoft surface hb 2. I currently have a pioneer studio headphones mainly for producing music and DJing. Wanted one that is great for casual listening. This one is definately the best for me and checks the criteria i need.
-Sound quality and ANC is excellent. Ive spoiled myself with the ANC, invites me want to wear these everytime.
-cripy highs, great mids, and perfect bass, not too deep bass
-I normally wear em 5 hours straight with no issues of uncomfort
-dual connection is great but not excellent. This is the main reason i got this instead of the xm3. Occasionally ill have issues switching devices and the sometimes the sound doesnt switch instantly. I need to pause the music or video from the 1st device to be able to hear the other device
-great for productivity, i can focus even with no music on just having the ANC on. Gets me to another realm while working
-not the best for phone calls or zoom calls. On ANC mode, i barely hear myself which makes me shout whenever i speak. I was expecting whenever on calls, it automatically sets to pass through mode but it doesnt.
-turned off speak to chat feature as it is annoying
-not great for workout, might slip off your head if you jump too much
-would have been perfect if they implemented the wheel dials like from surface hb2 for anc/ambient sound
-cant use for gaming, it has latency and cant hear the game or other players, even if you use the included wired cable, the mic is automatically turned off
Overall, i bought this for a specific purpose and it does the job very well. More than happy to recommend this to anyone looking for headphones.
Tip, have separate devices for listening, I now have 3 devices that is specifically for a purpose
-over ear xm4 for productivity and while at home or work
-cheap in ear wireless buds for portability and working out
-studio over ear headphones for music production