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Ben S.

Ben S.

Joined on 01/20/08

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Most Favorable Review

Work as advertised

SONY - Noise Canceling Headphones (MDR-NC7/BLK)
SONY - Noise Canceling Headphones (MDR-NC7/BLK)

Pros: Noise cancelling does exactly what I want. Sound quality is decent but not great (and, weirdly, seems to improve when noise cancelling is on; probably my imagination, though). Pretty comfortable, but could be better.

Cons: Sound quality is not fantastic, and they definitely could be more comfortable. Also, the folding joints are a little odd; while it's nice that the headphones compact well, the joints don't seem to play well together, particularly, so folding them up is awkward.

Overall Review: I had a pair of NC5's previously, that I loved and used extensively for years, which finally died on me. Also, for people with unrealistic expectations: ANC headphones almost never cancel out high-frequency noise. So if you want to cut out an annoying coworker's voice, you're better off with earplugs. But they're great for fan noise, decent for passing cars, and work WONDERS on airplane engines.

Most Critical Review

Addendum to earlier review

Sennheiser Silver RS 120 3.5mm/ 6.3mm Connector Supra-aural Wireless RF Hi-fi Headphone
Sennheiser Silver RS 120 3.5mm/ 6.3mm Connector Supra-aural Wireless RF Hi-fi Headphone

Pros: Good quality sound, fairly comfortable, no reception problems.

Cons: Wrote a review just a few minutes ago, then found reference to my problem. Apparently, the headphones have built-in automatic gain control, which adjusts the volume anytime it decides there's too much/too little signal. That completely ruins any music with interesting dynamics, and kills game/movie soundtracks too. I was willing to be more lenient when I thought they were defective, but learning that it's a "feature" just makes me angry (especially because it turns out I can't RMA them and get a working unit, if they're broken by design).

Very loud

SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model SH-S223Q LightScribe Support
SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model SH-S223Q LightScribe Support

Pros: Solid drive, reads just fine.

Cons: Very noisy, much louder than the drive it's replacing. Really took me by surprise.