I purchased the Core ANC's for my 85 year old Father-in-Law. He doesn't hear too well so the TV sound is really loud. I gave him Bose headphones but they don't last very long. He Loves the Core ANC's. The quality of sound and length of charge are exceptional, in his words. Now, if I could only get him to stop fidgeting with the noise cancelling button on the right side of the headphones, all would be right. He asked if I wanted my Bose back...I said heck no, I want a pair of Status Core ANC's. In ending, Thanks Status for making an old guy recovering from hip replacement surgery a Very Happy Man.