Gutted I bought these
My last pair were Bose and I wanted to try something different which I now regret. They are far too quiet meaning I can barely here podcasts through them. The noise cancelling thing is a load of rubbish, you have to shove them so far into your ears to hear anything that they are bound to cancel out some nose. As for the volume control I personally find it much easier to adjust the volume using the buttons on the side of my phone compared to the slide adjuster on the headphones. Not that you will adjust the volume as they need to be on max all the time. I will now return these and keep looking.