Great Headphones - Microphone Bordering on Unusable
Written by William T. H from MARIETTA
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I purchased these headphones to use with my iPhone and my Mac for Skype conversations. The audio portion of the headphones works great. I thought the sound was fantastic, and although the headphones are not noise cancelling, they do a great job of eliminating noise.
In fact, that noise elimination causes the main problem that I have with the microphone. When you speak in the microphone, it does not provide the sound back to the earphones for you to hear yourself speak like a normal phone does, or how you can hear yourself speak out load with ear bud headphones. Since the headphones block sound so effectively, you can only hear yourself speak through your own jaw more or less. This is incredibly annoying. It's like you are speaking into a glass clamped to your mouth.
When you combine this problem with the fact that my wife claimed that I sounded somewhat muffled on the microphone, it really makes the microphone portion of these headphones unusable.
I'm going to return the headphones, but I would love to purchase them again if Bose can somehow address this problem.