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Not quality Headset, adequate
on March 13, 2012
I have purchased other Philips ear piece headsets...which function adequately, but I am not an audiophile and I purchased based on name and price i.e. not Sony.
1) I get a slight rattle on deep bass in the left ear, if I hold the left ear piece it seems to subside a bit. Although it produces richer bass than the ear bud type headsets I have used, (phillips, sony, apple ..) I purchased these in order to block outside noise... which just having ear coverage works better than an ear bud type headset.
2) ?Active Noise Cancellation? depends on your definition
if by active you mean ear muffs cover your ears then Yes, this is active noise cancellation
if by active you mean some type of "smart detection and cancellation" then NO, it does not have active cancellation.
if by active you mean there is a amplifier attached and you can pump loud music into your ear drums then Yes, it has active noise cancellation.
3) The ear piece is a bit uncomfortable wearing for multiple hours on end.
I am satisfied with the headset for $20, but would be much more dis-satisfied had I paid more.
4) In regards to the "Wire being fragile" from prior review on appearance and initial use, I dont see any thing that is any more fragile than other headsets.