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Brazil 2014 Penalty - World Cup
Brazil 2014 Penalty - World Cup
Offered by Appstore - US - MP - Offer
Price: $0.00

5.0 out of 5 stars ok game, August 29, 2014
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It can get very very boring but you should get it

Able Planet XNC230 Extreme Foldable Noise Canceling Headphones (Black Plaid)
Able Planet XNC230 Extreme Foldable Noise Canceling Headphones (Black Plaid)
Offered by Shoplet
Price: $99.88
12 used & new from $34.99

36 of 41 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Warranty Fraud, February 12, 2012
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Box says "lifetime warranty". Headphones broke after 2 months. Went to website, and only when you uncover the warranty link in tiny letters hidden in a cloud of links at the bottom of the screen, does it tell you that you need register the product within 30 days, and must return the product in its original packaging, otherwise the warranty is invalid. This is mentioned nowhere else on the box. I normally would have thrown the box away too, but happened not to. I'm going to call and try to argue a warranty return. BE WARNED!

Other than that, sound quality is OK, noise cancelling function helps remove low freq noise to make the music sound better, but not necessarily cancelling noise. Fine for the subway.
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ILUV i903 Noise-Canceling Bluetooth Stereo Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
ILUV i903 Noise-Canceling Bluetooth Stereo Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than most, May 16, 2008
There are issues with most A2DP headsets, and this one has its share, but with the understanding that there is no perfect set, this one is pretty good.

First, this is the only headset I've found with both A2DP *and* noise cancellation. That was the key factor for my purchase, and what lets me put up with the shortcomings. I walk to work in Manhattan and really appreciate the feature. It's not perfect, especially since the cans don't enclose your ear, but it's fine if you keep the cans centered over your ear. It doesn't eliminate noise by any means (which makes it safer to wear while walking), but it reduces the noise enough so that I can follow the podcasts I listen to even when a diesel truck drives by.

Now for the shortcomings..

I do hear some crackling as people mention when the noise cancellation first turns on, but it usually disappears as soon as music starts playing.

The top of the headband has a hinge which clicks into place, but my big head stretches the band, and it starts folding while I wear it when walking. I can kinda bend the lip to keep it from folding for awhile, but it's a hassle.

The USB plug is nonstandard (it's not microusb), so you need to use the wire that comes with it to charge it, and not lose it. This is a pain since I'd like another one for work and travel, and I already have a miniUSB plug at each location.

The play/pause button and the volume/track button are on opposing sides of one rim, and it takes some practice to hold the rim to get enough leverage to push one button without pushing the one on the opposing side. You kinda have to use 3 fingers in a Y configuration, very unnatural.

Changing tracks requires you to hold down the volume rocker for 3 seconds . This is difficult and awkward because of the aforementioned 3 finger thing. Also, depending on your software, you may not be able to go back a track, since the 3 second window will continually return you to the beginning of the current track, not the previous track.

I got the i913, which is the same set as the i903, without the dongle and USB charger.

Some have complained about the reception. This is a problem in general for bluetooth A2DP - it can't go thru your body well. It helps to have the player on a belt holster or a bag which is away from your body, or in a chest jacket pocket on the right side where the antenna is. If you leave the player on the desk, you'll see you can walk far away without losing signal.

To the guy who lost reception in intersections: the same thing happens to me. It's because you're swiveling your head. Move the player closer to your head somehow. Or turn your hips with your head like you're skiing.

I use this with Treo 650, pocket tunes and Softick Audio Gateway.

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