I had a hard time figuring out where to put the battery and how to fold up the headphones after use, but I finally figured all of that out without breaking the product. I am impressed by how comfortable the headphones are. I've bought many sets that were uncomfortable. The sound is not great but definitely adequate. I also love the plaid look and color-coordinated cord -- very different and clever.
Got on a special, would've been happy with performance if I'd paid more. Sound not audiophile, but I'll mostly use on airplanes w/ mp3 sound, so will do fine with the source material. Even in the living room the sound is very acceptable. Compared to my other inexpensive noise-suppression phones, the fidelity is noticeably better with equal 'canceling' effectiveness. They do let a bit more of the music escape the earpieces for others to hear, even at moderate levels, but not bad.
Ideal for the traveler, student or music lover. The latest technology and convenient foldable size. The XNC230G features an adjustable headband, superior sound quality and clarity, patented LINX AUDIO technology, in-line volume control for easy adjustment to safe listening levels (no more hunting for the volume control) and state-of-the-art active noise cancelation (ANC). With over 25 International CES and CTIA awards, the sound quality will delight even the most discernable ear.