In my ongoing effort to completely isolate myself from human society, the Solitude Active Noise Cancellation Headset should have been a Godsend. I could have had everything: comfortable headphones and zero distractions from the peanut gallery. Alas, the headset didn't exactly wow me. Find out why after the jump.
The first thing you notice with this headset is that they're incredibly comfortable. Solitude must be given credit for this as this is is easily the most comfortable headset I've ever used, and I've used many, usually poached off my friends and family members. The cushioning around the ear must be made of bunny rabbit tails because they are considerably soft, almost suspiciously so. The adjustable size of the headset ensures that they fit quite well no mater how large your noggin is (within reason, Herman Munster). Comfort certainly isn't a problem with the headset. Sound, on the other hand...
How do I say this nicely? How about, the headset doesn't sound very good. There, plain and simple. Maybe it's because I'm used to in-ear headphones, specifically Ultimate Ears super.fi 5 Pro—the big brother of the super.fi 3 Studio that we gave away for the Gizmodo Idol contest a few days ago—and the feeling of guitars and beat machines knocking on my eardrums. They also don't come anywhere near as close to producing high quality sound as the Bose Quiet Comfort 3 headset that I've also used.