The Marshalls kick butt!
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
I took advantage of Black Friday sales to buy and compared three models, the Marshall Mid A.N.C, Sony WH-CH700N and Sennheiser HD 4.50 SE. I ended up keeping the Marshalls and returning the others. I am not sure why Crutchfield limits the number of characters for reviews, so I will have to make this short and sweet. I liked the Sony's the least. The sound was thin, the headband/ear pad was not very comfortable and the controls were a pain in the butt, especially the hair trigger toggle button for volume, track selection, etc. I found that the slightest inadvertent touch would cause them to change tracks on me. No bueno. The Senns were nice, more comfortable but the sound did not compare with the Marshalls, also too many controls and a pain to locate when wearing them. In short, the sound from the Marshall's kick ass. Much fuller sound. If anything, they lack in the high end. Even though they are on ear and the other two are over the ear, I find them to be plush and comfy and superior to the other two over the ears. The only drawback is they clamp my head pretty hard and I do not have a large noggin. I found if I flex the headband outward it eases off the pressure. I don't think that is a permanent solution, but I haven't used them enough to determine that. I love the simple toggle control. Way too many hard-to-locate controls on the other two. Simple is much better! I am out of characters, so get the Marshalls! and Crutchfield - why do you limit the review characters?
Pros: - Super comfy headband and ear pads - Full, rich sound - Easy to use - They look awesome!
Cons: - Too tight on the head - A bit lacking in the high end