I've been using the Phiaton MS 530 Headphones for a month and I use them for the good part of 6 hours a day. They provide great sound and simply work in the type of environment I need. As far as Bluetooth headphones with noise cancellation goes these seemed like the best option when I was considering my purchase, now that I've had time with them it feels like I made the right decision.
Bluetooth - Pairs easily not just initially but every time I turn the headphones on. The dual feature works perfectly, I can listen to music on my iPad and when a call comes in the iPhone connection picks up when I press the call button. As soon as I hang up the music resumes on my iPad.
As a Bluetooth Headset - I spend a few hours every day on conference calls, my co-workers are continually surprised that I am using a pair of headphones like this when they see me on calls. The mic works great and others can hear me clearly on the other end of the line. I can use noise cancellation at the same time to make sure I hear important details I might otherwise miss.
Comfort - At first I was nervous about the over ear fit of the MS 530, trying them on in the showroom they were a little hard, after breaking them in for three weeks the foam pads have become softer and provide a hybrid type fit between on-ear and over-ear. Some reviewers have expressed concern over the top headband being a rubbery material, this does't affect comfort for long periods but I think the company could have done a better job with a different material, it would be interesting to know why the designers went with the rubber, and what the trade-off was.
Noise cancelation - The seal on your ear with the foam cups is enough for the general environment. Turn on Noise Cancellation in an office environment and you won't hear your co-workers, unless one goes completely postal. I use these right next to an air compressor and it drowns out the lows, enough that I can turn up the music an extra notch and continue listening. I still hear the compressor but I get my tunes. The noise cancelation will work great on a plane, although I have not had the chance to check it out yet.
Build Quality - Great build quality, using metal where other brands would use plastic. Buttons and the ear cup frames are made of plastic but they don't feel cheap.
Battery Life - These haven't failed on me yet, I charge them every few days. The 30+ hour claim is true without the noise cancellation on.
Included in the box -
- Chord MS 530 BTNC Headphones
- Microphone Cable
- USB Charging Cable
- Warranty Card
- Owner's Guide
- Inflight Adapter (3.5mm Double Mono Jack)
Price - $299