I'm no audiophile and only follow headphones casually, but my impression is that "good sound" is relatively easy to achieve nowadays. Bose, Sony, B&O, Sennheiser, Microsoft, Beats, Bowers & Wilkins, AudioTechnica, etc. Nearly all headphones from these mid-to-highend makers have very good sound nowadays (as they should because you're paying a premium price!). There's big differences in the sound profile between these companies, but a lot of that will be subjective. Some people love the bass-heavy Beats. Nothing wrong with that.ChunkAhoy wrote: ↑Feb 20th, 2019 9:21 pmI dont see Microsoft as a company that must have invested lots of time and resource in developping good sound... i think they’re more the kind of company to have sandwiched a couple of existing cool technologies in a fancy looking package and sell it at a premium price.
Noise cancelling is more objective and these Microsoft headphones, from reviews I've read/watched, are in the same ballpark as the Bose, which is below the class-leading Sonys. However, build quality, comfort, design, and controls have scored quite high. Battery life is not as good as the Sonys.
So I wouldn't discount these just because they're Microsoft's first attempt. If you're in the market for headphones in this price range, these are worth trying on.