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Goldring NS1000 / Active Noise Reduction Cancelling Headphones
I was persuaded to buy these by the reviews I read on this site, but have to say I'm disappointed.
Having tried my dad's Bose on ear phones I was all for buying a set...I did some last minute mooching to find the best deal I could on the web and came across these headphones...well, the reviews say it all, and there are so many positive ones...I wonder sometimes whether people write good reviews so they don't feel as bad as they might!
Anyway, onto my review...having tried the Bose phones with a number of songs on my ipod I was mighty impressed with the delivery and range of sound they offered...I was all for having me some. When I decided to get the Goldring's I believed I was going to get something as good as, if not better that the Bose...sadly I've been misled.
The sound quality isn't great...certain songs on my ipod sound very flat and the range of audio isn't fantastic. With the Bose phones I could pick out instruments that simply disappear when I wear the Goldring's...the noise cancellation is good...my house is being insulated as we speak and the drills were drowned out by the circuitry.
However, it's the range and clarity that the Goldring's miss out on...maybe because of the cavity created by the cups and the ear...it sounds a bit like you're in a hall listening to the music...next time I buy, I'll be going purely on a sound test...never buy stuff like this without listening to them yourself first...that's my advice.