They sound superb, very wide soundstage as many reviewers have noted, noise cancelling is more or less effective depending external situation, but better than nothing in all situations! Its real fun listening to them with the ANC on when in the yard for example, all natural sounds including wind are silent! sweet!
Cons: ANC not very good at blocking out talking noises from next room for example, but does take the edge off for sure.
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Amazing how I'm discovering the joy of music through the crystal clear, wide soundstage, and a silky smooth sound delivery. This is not for bass heads, but who can appreciate the music as it was recorded. Vocals like Norah Jones come thru with special charm. The ANC is good, but it's not a Sony or Bose, though I still haven't evaluated it on flights/office. But in my testing till date they have been quite effective. Using glasses with them are super comfortable too, and using for conference call/meetings are again great, voice is clear on both sides. They are super comfortable for long calls , or just listening to music. The ANC dosen't feel overbearing. All in all loving these pair of solid, built to last, high quality headsets. Worth every penny. To note: music quality on Android with APTX-HD/LDAC is superior to Apple AAC combo.
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The Shure Aonic 50 headphones are an excellent blending of cutting edge technology and tried-and-true designs. The design is beautiful and off very robust materials. Plenty of aluminum is used in the design and the results are stunning. The satin finish legs attaching the painted or powdercoated aluminum earcups to the headband give a very stout look. The design is reminiscent of the B&W PX headphones but looks to be far more robust. All controls are buttons or switches. My favorite is the switch for Actibe Noise Cancelling (app selectible between Normal and Max), Environment Mode, and Off. Every other headphone I've had uses a button for this and it's often times not immediately apparent what mode the device is currently in. The buttons for play/pause/fwd/back are simple and straightforward. There is ample separation between controls so as to not easily confuse them when operating them. The app offers many user selectable options, but unlike other headphones you could use them just fine without ever installing the app. The sound signature is fairly neutral, reminiscent of the Bose 700 to me but more refined. The soundstage is broader than the others I've owned (Bose 700, B&W PX7 and PX, Sony WH-1000XM3). Imaging is more precise and well defined. I've thoroughly enjoyed every song I've listened to and every move/TV show I've watched with these. There are a few negatives though, the cost is among the highest.
Pros: +Design +Build quality +Audio quality +Very comfortable +Feature rich +Smart technology with simple controls +Simple and straightforward app
Cons: -Large footprint when folded -Very large storage case -Price -Can only connect to one device at a time
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