I purchased a set of these from richersounds (Bristol for £49.99) and I,m over the moon with them, if you are looking for a set of earphones that will cut out 100% of noise you will not find a set! I have uesed high end bose and Sony and this set works just as well for both sound reproduction and for noise cancellation. Sound is first class with good base and rember the sound is only as good as what you are playing it on. And as for Wolfson's claims of best in its class for performance they are spot on just look at what What HiFi say about them. so I would highly recomend this set and you can get them at a fab price to
I've had many noise cancelling headphones (though not Bose, I don't like the bulk of them). The DS-321D's are the best I've tried. These are more effective at cancelling noise, and provide very impressive music reproduction with or without the noise cancellation turned. I was genuinely startled by how good the bass reproduction is.
These are much better than the equivalent Sony noise-cancellation headphones for both sound reproduction and for noise cancellation. I have not tried the top-end Sony's - too expensive for what I need them for: making plane/train journeys less stressful.
I should also note that your head can lie flat against a pillow with the headphones in so sleeping in flight is possible.
PS: I don't usually write reviews, but I am genuinely impressed by the product, and one other reviewer seems to be on some sort of mission to bad-mouth the product - or rather the company. That's not right.
I purchased this product expecting impressive noise cancellation based on Wolfson's ambitious claims of best in class performance. Instead I found the level of cancellation to be pathetic compared with other products I have tested and as for hiss noise this is clearly noticeable. For a company boasting best in class I wonder whether this is yet another example of hyperbole ahead of great engineering. Real shame Wolfson. Perhaps this explains why you have become an OEM as opposed to expecting respectable OEMs to adopt your solutions?
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