Goldring NS1000 Active Noise Reduction Cancelling Headphones £49.99 PLAY - HotUKDeals
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Yes these were posted about 6 weeks ago but im posting again to let people who missed them first time have a look.

But mostly im hoping to hear from people who have bought them and what they think of them!! Im wondering if they are a bit to bulky for travelling?!

Anyways heres the specs which sound good...

Specifications



* ANR (Active Noise Reduction) technology
* Ultra-comfortable ear cushions ideal for extended listening
* Protective durable travel case
* Advanced neodymium magnet drivers deliver exceptional hi-fidelity performance
* Closed back design reduces sound leakage
* Detachable, single sided 1m cable, designed by Britain's leading hi fi cable manufacturer, QED
* Pack includes aeroplane adaptor and battery
* Gold plated 3.5mm stereo jack, with 6.3mm adaptor
* Active Noise Reduction On:
* Frequency response: 15Hz - 23kH
* Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.3% (1mW @ 1kHz)
* Sound Pressure Level: 101dB (1mW @ 1kHz)
* Max input power: 260 mW
* Impedance: 300 Ohms
* Active Noise Reduction Off:
* Frequency Response: 15Hz - 20kHz

Description

The NS1000's combine all of Goldring's award winning hi-fi experience with the latest in Active Noise Reduction technology. The noise cancelling isolation attenuates annoying and unwanted background sound, including the drone of a train or airplane engine, leaving you to enjoy your favourite music.
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#1
I'd like to hear what people think of them too - these keep coming round on here more frequently than many other deals and I gather it's double cashback from Play on TopCashback at the mo too...
#2
To be honest thats the main reason I posted them! Im after some noise isolating headphones for travelling and im wondering if these would be a bit too bulky! Doesnt look like they fold down!
#3
Has been this price forever now... not a deal and if you wanted to ask a question perhaps the Misc section would have been better.
#4
Jonmurgie
Has been this price forever now... not a deal and if you wanted to ask a question perhaps the Misc section would have been better.


Boo to you!!

Im pretty sure it is still a deal as its the cheapest price for them anywhere! And I havent seen them once on here over the last few months so maybe, just maybe my post will help someone else out who has missed them as well :thumbsup:
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I bought these last time. The earpieces fold flat. Comes in a strong case with pouch for mp3 player and to hold the cables. The 1 metre cable that comes with it is great quality but difficult to find a long 3 metre one as the jack plugs into the headphones is about 6.5mm wide [cable is 6mm wide]... I had to buy a 3 metre cable and cut it down a bit and that does the job. Although a good quality extender might be a lot easier...

I have bough the Fiio E5 headphone amplifier to go with it as my mp3 player and most portable ones are not powerful enough to properly power the headphones.... Bought that from dealextreme for about £12-£15 or so.... Another thing is that device comes with cheap cables so paid another £3.99 to get a good quality 30cm cable from ebay..... So now I am sorted.....

Sound quality is great, had to play some music through it for 3-4hrs before it started to sound better. Am using them right now infact!

I tried the noise cancelling when I was sitting in the back of my brothers car and listening to the music. Was doing about 70ish and the noise cancelling helped to remove the road noise. Feels a bit like when the cabin pressure changes in a plane at first but definitely works.

Sound quality is excellent for the price, I tried them against my friends £300 studio quality beyerdynamics ones and to be honest there wasn't that much of a difference in sound quality. This was when they were connected to an Asus Xonar D2X and also to my mp3 player with headphone amplifier....

Would definitely say you should spend that extra £20 on the amp and cables if your mp3 player is not that powerful being a portable.....

Hope that helps.
#6
these leak alot of noise and dont sound that great, I sent mine back - but just my opinion.
The noise cancelling is weird, it creates a sort of under water / holding a shell against your head sound.
The case is good as said above - strong and convenient for transport. But headphone build isnt that great but these are only £50.

Id always recommend spending more on decent cans like some beyerdynamics. Granted my DT770s cost over £100 but Ive yet to use a better set of headphones for sound and comfort, and I have a big heeeed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYKHek8Z7zk
I also 2nd the need for amp - I also use the Fiio E5 with my iphone (which is a must with this device).

These have been this price for a while now.....
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Oops my friend has beyerdynamics headphones, edited above....
Yeh forgot to add the size, my ears are small like my head so they are fine, some people the earcups might not go over but onto them.... I wear specs too and they are comfortable....
Sound leakage is a little bit of an issue, part way between closed and open cup I guess....
1 Like #8
imo - these are £50 headphones def not worth £150 price tag - they sound only ok to me - i personally don't like them as find them with both the sound cancelling on and off that they just sound wrong - they leak a lot of sound so not ideal if you are thinking of buying them to listen to in a room with others around although obviously not as bad as open backed headphones - the noise cancelling does work but alters the sound to much for me and is intrusive in quite sections of music.
1 Like #9
i bought these a while ago when they were £49, great set of headphones, really pleased with them
#10
Worth ago at that price these are always getting good reviews at £150 & £100.
#11
Rep for everyone for their reviews. Cheers guys
#12
I have a pair and the noise cancelling seems to produce a louder hiss in the left ear in comparison to the right. Do any other owners experience this ?
#13
Yeh I heard about this in some of the other threads.... Apparently they sent them back for a replacement. Mine does not do that....
#14
i bought these around 12 months ago when they were at 49.99 on play. i've now sold them on on ebay (made my money back too :D) but they were still good cans. the NR feature is good, and one of the benefits of these over other NR cans is that they can work with the NR off, so if your battery dies, your headphones still work. infact, i'd say that there is a distinct improvement in the sound quality with the NR on, the soundstage is widened and it doesnt feel like a pair of closed back headphones. though, as others have said, the downside of this could be the sound leakage.

one thing i would consider though is to match the headphones to kind of music you listen to and what you expect from them. these are a lot more honest in the way they play back compressed audio, and can reveal flaws in the music which you'll find on anything encoded on a low bitrate. on top of that, they're very balanced. i found them great for classical and some folk/indie stuff, but for hip hop, or any form of dance music, they failed horribly.

the only reason i sold them was that i also have a pair of senny HD-25 Mk II's which sound a lot better imo, and the NR feature wasnt enough for me to keep hold of both pairs. i'd have only ended up using them for flights and i couldnt justify the expense!
#15
mamboboy
They are a lot smaller than they look in the photos - I was expecting them to cover my whole ears, but they don't.


usefull to know thanks, thats the first time I've seen that mentioned. seems these headphone pics can be a bit misleading and best to check the specs first although I cannot find any mention of whether these are designed to be round the ear or not.

They look like a circumaural design in the pics and would go right round the ears and I assumed they would be the same size as the Goldring DR150 which are about the same size as the Sennheiser HD515/555 etc. but it seems these are a bit smaller. Wonder if thats partly the reason for the price reduction?

I am guessing that these may be about the same size as something like the Sennheiser eh150 etc

cheers
#16
I bought these last year for this price, used them for a period of about a month thinking that I would grow to like them but quite simply didn't. My initial impression of them not being favourable stuck.

Someone else pointed out that they do leak noise (much to the chagrin of my other half), I was also a little disappointed with what I perceived to be a lack of bass. For me though, the killer was that I could not get them to feel comfy. I must have a big head as these were just too small. :?

I bought them for use with the many mp3 players I have and having gone back to my trusty Sennheisers I am much happier.
#17
I bought these one of the other times when they were on offer, have to agree they do not feel like £150 headphones, but they are probably the best headphones I have ever owned, just there are a lot of flaws. The plastic feels a bit cheap for starters. Sometimes after prolonged use they can become uncomfortable. Sound quality is stunning for some music, lacking for others. Very little bass. Noise reduction is pretty effective on the train. I wouldn't care about their bulkiness to be honest. Included cable is a little short, but at least you can replace it. The right side sounds slightly quieter than the left side which is a tad annoying.

Overall for £50 then cashback I would probably recommend them, don't think I could think of any alternatives at that price. Definitely not worth their RRP though.
#18
nick1892
I bought these last year for this price, used them for a period of about a month thinking that I would grow to like them but quite simply didn't. My initial impression of them not being favourable stuck.

Someone else pointed out that they do leak noise (much to the chagrin of my other half), I was also a little disappointed with what I perceived to be a lack of bass. For me though, the killer was that I could not get them to feel comfy. I must have a big head as these were just too small. :?

I bought them for use with the many mp3 players I have and having gone back to my trusty Sennheisers I am much happier.


I also find them too small for my head. Which Sennheisers do you get on well with? I adore my PX100s, but never had any full size ones.
#19
If you just want something for the odd plane trip I think there are cheaper options around. I got a couple of pairs of these from Ebuyer for under £15 each, though it looks like they've stopped doing them now I'm sure other places must sell them... They fold down very small in their own bag, and you can really tell the difference when you switch off the noise cancelling.

I don't particularly like the in-ear sort, but if you don't mind them then I'd have thought the sort that fit themselves to the shape of your ear would have an even better effect. I occasionally used to wear a pair when in an open-plan office with particularly noisy colleagues, and I didn't even have to play music to cut out all the gibbering! :)
#20
ukdealee
If you just want something for the odd plane trip I think there are cheaper options around. I got a couple of pairs of these from Ebuyer for under £15 each, though it looks like they've stopped doing them now I'm sure other places must sell them... They fold down very small in their own bag, and you can really tell the difference when you switch off the noise cancelling.

I don't particularly like the in-ear sort, but if you don't mind them then I'd have thought the sort that fit themselves to the shape of your ear would have an even better effect. I occasionally used to wear a pair when in an open-plan office with particularly noisy colleagues, and I didn't even have to play music to cut out all the gibbering! :)


The in ear ones aren't very comfortable on flights, probably something to do with the air pressure. I normally like them myself but cannot use them at all on flights.

I'd agree that if you just want cheap noise cancelling headphones for flights (maybe for watching the in flight movies etc.) there are cheaper options but these are definitely decent quality headphones at a reasonable price.

Personally I've been very impressed with them but the fact that they do leak sound does make them of limited use if you were intending to use them to do something else while someone else is watching TV as you are just going to end up annoying them. It's fine for flights or trains as the background noise means no-one will hear anything unless you have them really loud but in a normal room it's annoying.

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