The Noisehush i7 makes a valid attempt at being an affordable noise canceling headset. They work well enough to, at the very least, decrease the amount of outside ambient noise you will hear during your relax time. When compared to other noise canceling headphones they fair well. When compared to other affordable headphones they excel. Other affordable headphones act as noise canceling by being extremely tight to the head and being loud, this is not the same. Noise canceling should work the same regardless of volume. The i7 does this when there is no music at all, even if it does not handle higher frequencies as well. I am happy to have 50-60% of the ambient noise removed from my listening experience.The outstanding level of comfort cannot be ignored. I currently have headphones from some of the leaders in gaming and mobile audio and none of them fit or feel as nice as the i7. This is one area where a lesson can be taught to competitors. Soft leather and memory foam make a great combination.
Audio reproduction is important for any set of headphones no matter if they are noise canceling or not. The i7 does an average job of reproducing sound at a higher quality. With the noise canceling turned on, the volume level increases as well as offering a better range of frequencies, but it is still not as exceptional as other higher end models. This is a good and not so good thing. The fact that you pretty much need to use the battery power to reap the best experience is not so good. In case the batteries run low, you can still enjoy you music without missing a beat. This is a good thing since some other noise canceling headphones require batteries at all times. Going from on to off will take a bit of an adjustment if it happens while you are listening but after a song or two you will forget the difference in sound.
The best noise canceling headphones are upwards of $300-400. A pair of mid-range active noise canceling headphones can run up to $200. Noisehush has priced the i7 at a very affordable $99 and possibly less when on sale with online e-tailers. When you weigh the build quality, audio reproduction, price and comfort, the i7 is a very tempting proposition. They are not perfect but they will make any audiophile and frequent flyer on a budget very happy. We gave the Noisehush i7 a PureOverclock Great Hardware Award! Can you hear me now? Doubt it!