• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Get the Bose 700

    • Written by Antony K from Regentville

    I bought these after trying almost every sound cancelling headphone on the market and settling on the Bose Quiet Comfort series. However the Bose build quality was lacking, I'd go through a pair every few months. The apple store didn't display the new Bose 700's and I decided to buy the B&O. What a mistake! The controls are useless. They constantly turn off and on with one touch, the sound controls are almost pointless, the head band hurts the top of your head after an hour, etc. A week later I dropped into a JB HiFI store and found the new Bose Flagship and did a direct comparison. The Bose controls are easy to use, more comfortable, better sound cancelling (major point), basically better in every way including the price.
    Try them both before you buy if you're uncertain. But I guarantee the B&O's are like a prototype compared to the Bose.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fair but limited

    • Written by Juston J from Carlingford

    These headphones provide effective Adaptive Noise Cancellation with the option to turn it off and turn on surrounding sounds mode. (Meaning it uses microphones to broadcast the noise to your ears without having you take off headphones).
    Although these headphones have quite an extraordinary build, their sounds are extremely limited. If you turn off the ANC, you can expect high mid tones which can hurt your ears in some instances. The ANC works well, but louder noises can bypass the ANC. These headphones do not come with USB C to USB C so expect to use a power brick to charge your headphones and not on the computer. The controls also have no buttons meaning it often mistakes for what you intend on doing as it sometimes pauses music and does not turn off the ANC function. The ANC is effective in producing a comfortable experience by not having extreme cabin pressure feelings like the Bose QC35II's.

    Overall, the B&O H9i headphones have a good build and a crisp sound quality to them, but the sound quality does not pass the quality of the Sennheiser PXC550 or Bose QC35II's.

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