1. Appearance: the HE5A does not disappoint at all, good looking headphones, All black with a Crome band at the ear plugs. Nice strong plastic but flexible and soft enough to go hug securely around your neck. They stay firm around you neck while the wires with the earpieces attaches firmly together with a magnet which makes it feel secure in your neck while not using to hear music or placing a call. The ear cushions are soft and fit confortable at the entrance off the ear canal. Even jumping or running this earpieces wont fall down. With several size in ear cushions that can adapt for each person ear shape. The controls are easy to use on one side while the USB port stand at the other side.
2. Sound quality: I connected to my IPhone XS to listen music from the cloud and the sound was clear and perfect, rich and in tune. When I walked to the street I activated the Active Noise Control and it muffle the street and car sounds like I would be using a regular over the ear headphone. In my opinion it reduce outside noice to a nice 80%even 90% barely hear the car and traffic and of course playing music make it even better no distraction from the outside. Just my music and me. I play from classical to Rock to Techno and Trance and the sound was perfect each time with each kind of music.; at the Gym it reduces the noice of machines and people almost completely so all you hear is your music.
3. MIC function: making calls was easy, just like dialing, the music stop, and the call takes over. Very clear sound and the micrfono as well people in the other side though I just change phones because could hear me perfectly like I were taking from inside a building. Very clear and without weird noises or cuts like sometimes happen in other Bluetooth headpieces. When you receive a call it actually tells you about the incoming call.
4. Comfort: confort its key with every headphone, the HE5A are very comfortable round the neck and in place around my ears if were not for the wires that ...