The first thing you’ll notice is how well made these are. It’s also worth noting that these come with a 12-month hassle free warranty. The neck piece is made out of this flexible rubberized material that fits comfortably around your neck. They feel slightly heavier than your average pair of earbuds, but that’s a good thing. The total weight of these is about 36 grams and the extra weight helps keep the neck piece stabilized while your running or working out.
The earbuds are attached to a cable that’s a little longer than most earbuds. Again, I think this is a big plus. There have been cases with other earbuds where I find the earbud cable is to short. Since these NC50’s provide a longer cable length, I don’t find that a problem.
These earbuds support Bluetooth version 4.1. You do know what that means right? If you haven't guessed it, that means that you can connect 2 different Bluetooth sources to a single pair of these earbuds.
In terms of battery life, I’m still on the same charge since I purchased these and have not put it to the charging test as of yet.
ACTIVE NOISE CANCELLATION
Overall, the ANC feature works pretty well. One thing to remember here is that Active Noise Cancellation doesn’t’ cancel out EVERY noise. It operates within a specific frequency range and therefore any sound outside of that range or with a big enough volume magnitude can still likely be heard.
One way I like to test this feature is by sitting/standing in front of a fan about 2-3 feet back with the earbuds in my ear.
After powering on the earbuds and with no audio playing... I listen to the noise of the fan. After 10-15 seconds, I enable the ANC feature and attempt to identify how much of the noise from the fan is reduced or completely canceled out. These earbuds were able to cancel out about 99% of the noise coming from the fan which is fabulous.
I also like to ride in my truck with the windows down, play a few tunes through these earbuds and test to see how much noise from my surrounding is reduced or canceled out. I listen to see if the quality of my audio changes drastically when ANC is enabled or disabled and in this case it did not. Again the ANC feature works really well in my opinion.
If you are wondering how comfortable these are, then let me put you at ease. These earbuds are indeed comfortable. I was able to run, jump and workout in the gym without having these flop around or fall out of my ears while listening to them. They fit nice and snug and therefore I have no complaints in regards to comfort.
On to the big question that most people want to know. ”How do these earbuds sound”? After listening to about 30 seconds of one of my test songs, 2 words jumped out of my mouth...HOLY SMOKES!
Yeah, they sounded that good. Every frequency range is very well balanced. The bass hits deep and the mids and highs are where they need to be. If I were to guess, I’d say these were created to compete with the “Beats by Dre Beats X earbuds”. They look similar, but I’ll be honest. These not only sound much better, but you're getting more features for your money with these NC50s. In no way am I affiliated or being paid by Linner to say that. I’m just being honest, it’s a no-brainer.
Ummmmm…...Offer these in different colors? I mean, there’s nothing I can gripe about on these earbuds. One thing to note, although phone calls came through clear on my end, the people I called said it sounded like I was talking on a speakerphone. Not necessarily a bad thing, but something to note if you plan on using these for phone calls.
1. The magnetic backs are extremely useful & it prevents these from swinging around on your neck.
2. You Premium features at an extremely competitive price. I love it.
3. These came with a carrying bag!
4. The bass and overall sound quality from these headphones = GREAT!
I review LOTS of products including headphones and earphones on my YouTube channel. These are one of the BEST pairs of earbuds I've purchased. If I could add more stars to my rating, I would!