SOUL by Ludacris SL300GG High Definition Noise Canceling Headphones (Gold) Review

Noise canceling headphones- because sometimes isolation is good for the soul

  • Stylish personal audio option with true studio level sound quality
  • Easy and handy to use while traveling
  • iPhone ready

  • You might feel a little restricted when it comes to color options. But the gold color it comes in compliments the design perfectly.

Excellent sound quality and style. It delivers every chord, notes, strings with brilliant clarity. The breathable headband is comfortable to wear and you can enjoy music for long continuous hours. It is perfect for all you music aficionado out there. 
 

SOUL by Ludacris SL300GG High Definition Noise Canceling Headphones (Gold) Review

Noise canceling headphones- because sometimes isolation is good for the soul

From my own personal experience, I know that style and quality sound don't usually coexist when it comes to headphones. There are many cool looking headphones which you get attracted to while looking for a personal audio solution; the flip side is that the audio output can be disappointing. The good news is the SL300GG by Ludacris has changed it all. It has a stylish fold-up design and is loaded with all the sexy features you want from a set of personal headphones.

The SOUL is a professional line of personal audio tools by Ludacris. You can experience a perfect balance with world class noise cancellation technology and superior sound quality, while sporting a fashionable pair of headphones. This is probably the first headphone set which is the perfect blend of style and professional acoustics.

This product is packed with features. The fit is very comfortable as it has an over-ear design with full ear cup articulation and the illuminated ear cup badge adds style. The SL300GG comes with a breathable headband and ear cups which allows you to use the headphones continuously without any discomfort. The innovative design by an award winning team enables high definition noise cancellation. You also get this feature where you can play music in passive mode after the battery has been drained. It comes with a gold plated connector which helps in seamless signal transfer.

As I travel a lot and like listening to music on the move, I liked the sleek folding design for easy storage. I also find the protective road case to be very handy- especially while traveling. The flat tangle free cable adds to the convenience. This powered performance headphone can deliver high quality immaculate sound, which is very appropriate for music professionals and stylish music aficionados who travel a lot. I rate the SL300GG High Definition Noise Canceling Headphones (Gold) 5 stars for its high quality sound and superb noise cancellation technology.
 


Technical Info:

MSRP: $349.95

  • High definition noise cancellation
  • Breathable headband with over the ear, ear cups
  • Tangle free audio cable with Apple in-line controller
  • Foldable stylish design for easy storage

Sennheiser PX 360 BT Headphones Review

  • Can use both Bluetooth and wire connections
  • Removable battery pack that is chargeable via micro USB connection
  • Collapsible for easy storage and traveling
  • Comfortable fit for long-term use
  • Syncs well with Windows Media Player and iTunes

 

  • When connected using the audio cable and without the battery pack the volume control does not work
  • They are on the expensive side for headphones

The Sennheiser PX 360 BT headphones are a high quality product that provide lots of options. They have bluetooth technology, can be recharged using a USB, are noice canceling and comfortable on top of all of that and more!


Sennheiser PX 360 BT Headphones Review

Collapsible bluetooth headphones

The Sennheiser PX 360 BT headphones definitely have more pros than cons. They are quite versatile for your needs since you can easily switch between Bluetooth and wired connections. The stereo Bluetooth technology provides the hands-free experience along with quality hi-fi sound, and the wired connection is great for conserving the battery when wireless is not needed. It is to be expected that the price is what most people are being held back by, but let me tell you that in today’s world of technology you get what you pay for.

Right out of the box you will enjoy the appearance of the headphones themselves. They have a very sleek and attractive design that is easy on the eyes. Looking nice is great and all, but it is the comfort and sound quality that will likely form your opinion of the headset. Fortunately, the looks of the Sennheiser PX 360 BT headphones are followed by both.

One of the more important features these days is noise cancellation. We all like to enjoy listening to our audio without having to hear noises from the outside world. The closed around the ear design is perfect for comfortable listening, but also doubles as passive noise reduction. Once you own a headset that provides this quality combo you will never want to go back to the old style of headphones.

So how is the sound quality? In one word, it is superb. The sound is crystal clear, whether you are using wired or Bluetooth. There is no loss of quality when using the wireless features! Whether you listen to your music low or want to feel like you are live in concert this particular headset is sure to deliver the quality you desire. It is really an all-in-one package. Basically, you get the comfort you want, high-quality sound, wireless capabilities, and it is extremely easy to travel with. Can you get a pair of headphones cheaper? Definitely. Will they match up to the Sennheiser PX 360 BT headphones? Not a chance.


Technical Info:

MSRP: $399.95

Brand Name: Sennheiser

Includes carrying pouch, an optional audio cable, and multi-country battery charger

Model: PX 360 BT

Color Name: Black

Item Weight: 0.39 pounds

Sennheiser MM 450 Headphones Review

  • Offers the top of the line in noise cancellation
  • Wireless headset-no cables required
  • External microphone easily accessible by touching one button
  • Bluetooth 2.1

Battery life can be short if not using the cables
Price is much higher than other options
The case that comes with the headphones is low quality

    The Sennheiser MM 450 headphones are a high quality product that does come at a high quality price.  If you are looking for the capability to have a wireless Bluetooth set of headphones with top of the line noise cancellation, these headphones are the choice for you.  With rave reviews for their quality, you will definitely get the quality that you pay for. 
     

    Sennheiser  MM 450 Headphones Review

    Wireless bluetooth headphones

    In the electronic age that we live in today, headphones are a must for most people.  Whether you use them to play a game on the computer, to listen to music on your mp3 player, or to talk on your cell phone, there are a plethora of uses for headphones.  The Sennheiser MM 450 headphones can address all of these needs by purchasing this one product.  And what's even better: they are wireless!

    When you get your box in the mail you will see that the headphones are crafted well and as you try them on you will find that they are comfortable to wear.  They have an over the ear design that does not irritate the insides of your ears like ear buds or other options might.  The Sennheiser MM 450 comes with the following included in the box: the headphones themselves, a USB cable that can be used when using them on the computer, an audio cable with an in-flight adapter, a wall charger, and a carrying case.  Some that have purchased these headphones have complained that the carrying case that comes with the headphones is not up to the standard of the headphones themselves.  It is a soft nylon bag that can fit only the headphones and possibly the audio cable, but nothing else.  However, there are places that you can purchase a hard case to use with these headphones and have them more protected as you use them.

    The pending question that most buyers have is does the product deliver on the noise canceling aspect when they are paying such a high ticket price?  For most users, that answer is a big yes.  With NoiseGard 2.0 technology, the Sennheiser MM 450 cancels noise up to 90 percent!  In addition, the headphones have the TalkThrough technology, which allows users to press one button and use the built in microphone while still using the headphones.  And you can do all of this with the convenience of Bluetooth 2.1.  Use your headphones with the noise cancellation feature for up to 8 hours, or up to 10 hours if you are not using the noise cancellation feature.  If you are not in need of the Bluetooth feature, the headphones also come with the cable.  The charging time for the battery is approximately three hours.  So if you are looking for a high end pair of headphones that offers you a noise free conversation or a great game with friends while talking on a chat server, the Sennheiser MM 450 headphones deliver.  The price tag may take you aback at first, but if you look at the reviews you will see that people who have purchased this product as opposed to others do not regret doing so.  They are well worth the high price!


    Technical Info:

    MSRP: $589.95
    Ear-cup headphone style
    Uses binaural headphone technology
    Lightweight-0.4 lbs.
    Comes with USB cable, audio cable, and wall charger

    Sennheiser PXC 310 Headphones Review

    Sennheiser PXC310

    • Long battery life
    • Small, compact size that is perfect for travel
    • Quality noise cancellation
    • Over the Ear cushion design is comfortable to wear on your ears

    • The bright LED light on the side of the headset can be distracting to others during night use
    • When listening to music at a higher volume, the sound is distorted
    • Battery recharging requires a wall plug in unless you have a USB plug in device
    • Headset size is somewhat small and uncomfortable to wear

    The Sennheiser headphones have long been known for delivering high quality headphones, and these are no exception.  Offering a compact solution for those who travel or just do not want bulky headphones while using portable devices, these headphones fit the bill for your every day needs.   With crisp, clear sound and the ability to block out background noise while listening, these headphones will make your listening experience worth the price!
     

    Sennheiser  PXC 310 Headphones Review

    Compact Noise-canceling headphones

    When a customer purchases a pair of Sennheiser headphones, they expect high quality products, and the PXC 310 headphones are no exception.  While other models of Sennheiser headphones are more bulky, the PXC 310 headphones have a sleek design and a collapsible quality that makes them perfect for travel or storing in general. 

    Like many of their other headphones models, the PXC 310 does offer an over the ear design.  While the cushions on the headphones are very comfortable, the overall size does leave something to be desired for some users.  However, this is one of the luxuries that you might have to sacrifice if you are looking for a compact pair of headphones.   This over the ear cushion paired with the noise cancellation feature makes the outside noise virtually unnoticeable while using these headphones!  Feel free to listen to your devices or work on your computer while not being distracted by the background noise!  With the noise cancellation, you get up to 90% noise reduction! 

    Also similar to other Sennheiser headphones, the PXC 310 headphones offer the TalkThrough technology, which allows you to talk with others while still using the headphones!  These headphones also offer many different battery charger plug options for traveling all over the world.  In addition, you can also charge the battery in any USB port.  While other compact, collapsible headphones might be cheaply made and not of high quality, you can expect Sennheiser to live up to their name with these PXC 310 headphones.  With any item that you buy there will always be some things that you wish were different, but these headphones meet quality standards and are well worth their price!  You will be glad that you paid for the excellent product that you purchased!


    Technical Info:

    MSRP: $389.95
    Single sided cable
    Collapsible design
    Lightweight-only 6.4 ounces!

    Sennheiser MM550 Headphones Review

    Seinnheiser MM 550

    • Microphone is very sensitive and high quality
    • Very comfortable over the ear design
    • Easy to use Bluetooth feature that is compatible with all devices
    • Upgraded case that fits everything in it and is travel size

    • Battery type is short and not convenient for trips because there is nowhere to charge
    • Very expensive
    • Sound quality lessens when using noise  cancellation
    • Volume does not get as loud as some users would prefer

    Just like their predecessor, the Sennheiser MM 450 headphones, the Sennheiser name has once again come through with a high quality product.  While making changes to improve upon complaints made about the previous model of these headphones, Sennheiser has given consumers a product that they will not be disappointed with.  While the price tag is still expensive, you are paying for the quality and the reliability of the Sennheiser brand, and you will get headphones that deliver!
     

    Sennheiser MM 550 Headphones

    Newly upgraded wireless bluetooth headphones

    The Sennheiser brand is well known for delivering high quality products, and the MM 550 headphones are not an exception.  Consumers are looking for high quality headphones that can be used for a variety of purposes, and these fit the bill to a tee.  The Sennheiser company has prided themselves on improving this product based on the customer reviews on the previous model, the MM 450.  Some of the complaints about the 450 were changed on the Sennheiser MM 550 headphones to make them a more improved model!

    Like the MM 450 models, the MM 550 is an over the ear design.  Sennheiser did change the size of the over the ear cup so that the headphones were less bulky, but users have commented that they are extremely comfortable to wear, even for those people who might have a need for wider headphones.  Wearing them for extensive periods of time is no problem!    Having this over the ear design allows the headphones to block out a good amount of outside noise even without turning on the Noise Cancellation option.  However, if needed, the MM 550 headphones do come with NoiseGard 2.0 noise-canceling technology, which does reduce the sound up to 90%.  The headphones also come with an improved carrying case which does fit all of the included components in one convenient location, which is a definite improvement from the nylon bag that was included in the previous model.  

    So is the quality of these new and improved headphones the same as the MM 450? Most definitely.  While some users do comment that the volume leaves some to be desired because it does not go high enough, there are settings that can be changed within the headphones as well as the devices that you are listening to that will allow for a higher volume.  While the battery still seems to be an issue with some users in that it does not have that long of a use life before having to be charged, this is expected with any Bluetooth headset.  The MM 550 comes with a USB cable that can be used in many locations to charge the headset if you are in an area where a wall charger outlet is not available.  It does not take long to charge the battery and then you are back to your listening again!  These headphones also come with the same TalkThrough technology that activates the external microphone with just one button.  In addition, the headphones have an invisible microphone for taking calls as well.  If you are in the market for a high quality pair of headphones, look no further.  The Sennheiser company has made a name for itself for delivering great products, and though the price might be high, you will not be sorry that you bought this great product!   
     


    Technical Info:

    MSRP: $599.95
    Ear-cup headphone style-smaller than previous model
    Uses neodymium magnets and Duofol diaphragms
    Lightweight-0.39 lbs.

    LTB Audio Systems Q Home FX Headphones Review

    LTB Q Home FX

    • Perfect for watching movies or using other devices without disturbing others, but still having surround sound
    • Range of frequency of headphones is high quality
    • Ear cushion design blocks out peripheral noise
    • Cable plug in for charging as opposed to removing a battery to charge

    • Actual construction of the headphones is somewhat lacking
    • Microphone is not always dependable
    • Customer support from the company for under warranty products is subpar

    The LTB Audio Systems Q Home FX headphones are a nice option for those looking for reasonably priced headphones that offer surround sound quality.  These headphones are perfect for anyone looking for a listening device to use while on a trip or using portable music or DVD players, but it also fits the needs of those who might need extra listening help while watching TV!  Either way, the LTB Audio Systems Q Home FX headphones are a great deal and will suit your needs perfectly!
     

    LTB Audio Systems  Q Home FX Headphones Review

    True 5.1 Surround Sound Stereo Wireless Headphones

    With today's technology, there is a wide need for wireless headphones.  Many of these headphones that are available on the market are extremely expensive.  The LTB Audio Systems Q Home FX headphones are a great price compared to these other more expensive headsets and offer most of the same qualities that the other options have.  These headphones offer listeners are clear, crisp sound at an affordable price.  

    The design of the LTB Audio Systems Q Home FX headphones are lightweight at 2.6 lbs.  They also have a comfortable over the ear cushion design that blocks out the peripheral noise while you are listening.  It also includes a built in microphone.  Perhaps the most beneficial quality of these headphones is the fact that they offer True 5.1 surround sound, complete with Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic decoders.  This allows you to have the full experience while still wearing headphones.  This is perfect for those who might need the television turned up more than other viewers and opt to wear headphones instead.  You won't be missing out on anything!  

    Like most wireless headphones, there is always the question of how far the range will go when wearing the headphones.  Since these headphones offer stereo line inputs that allow the user to use TV, MP3 audio, DVD, HDTV, Xbox, or Playstation technology with them, this range is extremely important.  Luckily, it offers a great range of up to 30 meters.  Users have stated that this range is perfect and reliable!  All in all, purchasing the LTB Audio Systems Q Home FX headphones will give you exactly what you are looking for-a great pair of headphones to suit your needs at an affordable price!


    Technical Info:

    • MSRP: $269.99
    • 5.1 Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic spacial surround sound
    • 2.4 GHz digital wireless technology
    • Stereo line input for use with multiple devices

    Goldring NS1000 Open Box Noise Canceling Headphones

    Over 100 years of audio excellence

    • Superior noise canceling ability thanks to “ANR” technology
    • Made with very durable materials
    • Comes with a handy and sturdy case
    • Very long battery life

    • May leak noise at high volumes
    • Bass might not impress everybody

    Goldring has quite possibly topped itself with the Goldring NS1000 open box noise canceling headphones. They perform as advertised: Very faithfully and effectively. They may not be everyone's cup of tea, though; those who like their bass loud and in your face may be put off by the weaker bass on this model. Also, those who like their volume turned all the way up might start to see the sound integrity taper off. But, for the majority of listeners, these headphones will be a dream come true.

    - Check out current price on Amazon now


     Goldring NS1000 Open Box Noise Canceling Headphones Review

    The Goldring company has been quietly rising up the ranks in the headphone market for quite some time now. A few years ago, if you had mentioned the name Goldring, you would have been met with a puzzled stare. But now the company seems to be everywhere, and much of its growth is due to the company's “Active Noise Reduction” technology. And now, with the NS1000, the ANR technology finally has a set of headphones that can really show off the company's skills.

    The  Goldring NS1000 offers the latest in noise canceling ability and can cut out more outside sound than nearly any other model in its price range. The best part, though, is that this technology doesn't affect the battery life of these wireless beauties. The AAA batteries can provide almost two full days of sonic bliss. The ear cushions are also some of the most comfortable ever made, practically encouraging you to listen for two days straight in order to test the battery life. The Hi-Fi performance is also very impressive to say the least and much of this is thanks to the hi-tech neodymium magnet drivers.

    There are a couple drawbacks but, for the most part, they're minor. When you turn the headphones up at very high volumes, you might experience a bit of noise leakage. Also, those who like their bass to be intense and overwhelming might be disappointed by the warm, yet underwhelming bass on the NS1000. But these complaints will only apply to the most discerning listeners. The rest of us will enjoy the strength and durability of the headphones, as well as the very sturdy hard shell case that comes included in the package.

    Technical Info:

    MSRP: $299.00

    •    ANR Technology
    •    Neodymium Magnet Drivers
    •    Includes Durable Carrying Case
    •    Closed Back Design
    •    Ultra-Comfortable Ear Cushions
     

    Sony MDR NC500D Headphones Review

    World's first digital noise canceling headphones

    The Sony MDR NC500D is a trendsetter, since it is the first head phone to provide users with the Noise Cancellation in a digital manner.

    This device is unable to offer a user the playback option

     

    These headphones can cancel up to 99% of background noise. While they do have to have battery power, they are still a wonderful product.

    Check the Amazon website here for more information on this product.


    Sony MDR NC500D Headphones Review

    A review of the Sony MDR NC500D headphones will show that you can easily adjust the Noise Cancellation feature in a manual way, or even let the process occur the automatic way. The manufacturers have already preset the head phones to cater for three main environments.

    The device caters for the airplane, bus and office environment and the choice is easily made by the user. All of the environmental options have settings that have been designed in a tailor made way to fit with each specific condition. Once the specific option has been chosen, the frequencies are adjusted in order to fit the place effectively. The head phones have the ability of reducing noise levels by approximately 99%.

    Even though the head phones have good sound quality properties, they also have some cons that are associated with it. The most notable one is that this device is unable to offer a user the playback option. In addition to this, the device is also unable to play music in a passive mode. These headphones cannot be used as other normal head phones when the battery power runs out. This is due to the fact that the Noise Cancellation feature is only available when the device is on hence when it is off sound clarity is compromised.

    Technical Info:

    MSRP: $399.00, but you can usually find them for around $250.

    World's first digital noise canceling headphones
    Artificial Intelligence noise canceling
    Automatic selection between 3 different environments
    Digital EQ – accurate sound & wide frequency response
    Monitor switch to let surrounding sounds be heard

    Where to Purchase:

    See the Amazon website for Sony MDR NC500D Headphones here

     

    Sennheiser MM 550 Noise Cancelling Travel Headphones Review

    With Bluetooth Technology

    This is a headphone that is incorporated with a Bluetooth feature that works effectively with the notebook or iPad. Additionally, it also supports the iPhone by offering a relatively seamless switch between listening to music and taking or making calls.

    A notable downside of the Sennheiser MM 550 Noise Cancelling Travel Headphones with Bluetooth is that they don’t provide enough volume. In addition to this, the manual that the device comes with leaves a lot to be desired, as it does not explain things in a simple manner that every one can understand.

     

     

    The Sennheiser MM 550 Noise Cancelling Travel Headphones with Bluetooth is a device that I would recommend to other people.
     

    Check the Amazon website here for more information on this product.


    Sennheiser MM 550 Noise Cancelling Travel Headphones Review

    With the Sennheiser MM 550 Headphones, there is a detachable cable that makes the switch from the Bluetooth in a simple automatic manner. This is a feature that makes the headphone to have a relatively easy effect on the airlines. It is charged with the world battery chargers via the USB port.

    There is another feature which is known as the Talk Through which allows the users to talk through the head Phones and hear what is going on around them. The head phone has been designed to be very comfortable and it cancels noise. The feature is incorporated with the Talk Through in that you can either switch the Noise Cancellation on or off.

    The quality of the sound is usually much higher when the device is being used in an environment that has minimal noise levels. The quality of sound that the device produces in general is very excellent. This can be heard on the crisp trebles and the booming bass that does not distort all the same. It has been designed using technology that will enable all genres of music to be enjoyed to the same extent.

    Technical Info:

    MSRP: $599.95

    NoiseGard 2.0 noise-canceling technology actively reduces up to 90% of outside noise.
    Stereo Bluetooth wireless technology delivers hands-free convenience and hi-fi sound.
    TalkThrough technology: one press of a button activates external microphone.
    Invisible microphone for taking calls in between play lists and songs.
    Neodymium magnets and patented Duofol diaphragms deliver excellent sound reproduction.

    Where to Purchase:

    See the Amazon website for Sennheiser MM 550 Headphones here

     

    Bowers and Wilkins P5 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones Review

    Bowers and Wilkins P5 Mobile HeadphonesHigh Quality Headphones

    The Bowers and Wilkins P5 Mobile headphones are very stunning and extremely light in weight.
     


    The major drawback of the headphones is that they are designed in such a manner that they do not reduce noise efficiently.

    The Bowers and Wilkins P5 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones are therefore recommended for people who are seeking for a fair deal. They are most appropriate for unprofessional work.

    Check the Amazon website here for more information on this product.


    Bowers and Wilkins P5 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones Review

    These headphones are manufactured by the Bowers & Wilkins Company, who  been making many other products for a few years now and increases product reliability. They are very stunning and extremely light in weight. Additionally, they also have an excellent comfort ability feature. There are black cables that are super thin and are used for integrating the controls for the iPhone or the iPod.

    The headphones give people who do not want to use the controls the option of removing the cable and replacing it with the normal cable. The headphones are housed in a carrying case that looks great and has been finished with a black silk.

    The interior is finished to precision, since it has all the space for carrying the headphones with all the cables in their respective places. There is also room for the adapter of the headphones and its dimensions are normally ¼ inches. The clarity of the sound is high,  offering the user the chance to experience high quality sound, since all forms of distortion have been cancelled. The vocals also come across very crisply since they respond well to the frequency which comes in low-mid range.

    The absence of the Noise Cancellation causes a relatively substantial amount of muffling in the ambience when you wear the headphones. This happens due to the fact that you are just simply putting the ear pads of the head phones on your ears. The low end bass response of the head phone is superb because it does not boom in an exaggerated manner.

    Technical Info:

    MSRP: $300.00

    Metal and sealed-leather construction
    Cable with Remote and microphone
    Audio cable with gold-plated 3.5mm plug
     

    Where to Purchase:

    See the Amazon website for Bowers and Wilkins P5 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones here