The Plane Quiet Platinum, unfortunately, have a poor sound quality. They're surprisingly stable on your head and block a decent amount of noise. They also don't leak much and won't be distracting to the people around you. However, the poor audio reproduction is a deal breaker for most listeners.
- Stable fit.
- Low leakage.
- Poor and uneven sound reproduction.
- Inefficient audio controls.
The Plane Quiet Platinum look decent but feel a little cheap. They have a stable design that applies the right amount of pressure around your ears, to stay put while jogging. They also are relatively comfortable. Unfortunately, the shallow ear cups touch your ears and can cause soreness during long listening sessions. They also have inadequate audio controls, which is slightly disappointing.
The Plane Quiet Platinum look stylish enough but do not impress with their build quality. They seem a little cheap compared to some other over-ear models. The headband is fairly ordinary, relatively thin and moderately padded. On the upside, the ear cups have a distinct style with a two-tone, black and silver color scheme that is somewhat eye catching. They may not be the most premium looking headphones, but their style will work for some.
These headphones are moderately comfortable. They have decently sized ear cups that encompass most listener ears, and the padding is soft although slightly lacking. The ear cups, however, are very shallow and will flatten your ears once you put them on, which can get a little uncomfortable over long listening sessions. Luckily, they exert the right amount of pressure around the ears so that they don't feel too tight.
The Plane Quiet Platinum have a limited control scheme. They have no in-line controls and only have a volume dial and the on/off switch on the right ear cup. This means you can't pause or skip tracks and have no direct control over your audio, which is disappointing.
The Plane Quiet Platinum are surprisingly stable. They are not designed for sports but apply the right amount of tension on your head, to not fall during physical activity. The ear cups sway a little while running, but these headphones are stable enough to be used in the gym without having to readjust their position often. They easily maintain their stable fit during casual listening sessions and have a detachable cable that disconnects when hooked by something.
The PlaneQuitet Platinum are above-average portable headphones. They are about mid-sized over-ear headphones and fold up into a more compact format for easy transportation. They will fit comfortably in backpack or handbag and do not take up much space once folded.
Build quality is average at best. These headphones have a typical build quality and can withstand a few drops without getting damaged but do not feel very durable. The headband has a thin metal frame that reinforces the design. However, the ear cups are made of cheap plastic and do not feel dense enough to handle a lot of physical stress. The joints are also very plasticky and could break easily under moderate pressure. On the upside, the cable is relatively thick and looks capable of withstanding everyday wear and tear for a decent amount time.
The Plane Quiet Platinum have a poor audio reproduction. Bass is very hyped, which adds thump and rumble to any track but unfortunately, it's overemphasized and affects the instrumentals and vocals. The high-frequencies are also lacking, and the closed-back and shallow ear cups make for a poor sound stage This all results in muddy and boomy sound, that's bass-heavy, lacks clarity and is poorly balanced.
Decent performance. The bass response is mostly flat. However, it is consistently overemphasized by about 5dB. This makes the sound bass-heavy, at the expense of adding boominess.
Poor performance. The overemphasis in low-mid and mid makes the sound a bit boxy and honky. The dip around 2KHz, weakens the vocals/leads and pushes them to the back of the mix.
Poor performance. The overall response is quite underemphasized, which combined with the hyped bass and mid ranges, makes the overall sound of these headphones quite dark and bass-heavy. The dip in low-treble, specifically, hurts the clarity and intelligibility of vocals/leads.
Poor soundstage. Due to the small ear cups, the HRTF resonances of the ears are not activated enough to pull the soundstage out of the head. Also due to the closed-back design and active noise cancelling, these headphones won't sound open either.
Good distortion results. The overall amount of harmonic distortion in the bass range is elevated, but it won't be audible to most. The amount of harmonic distortion in mid and treble ranges are very low.
The Plane Quiet Platinum have decent isolation performance. They can block and cancel a fair amount of ambient noise and would be able to isolate you in a busy office. Unfortunately, the active noise cancelling is not efficient enough for the level of noise on a flight or a train full of commuters. On the upside, they don't leak much and won't be distracting to the people around you at moderate volumes.
Average isolation. The passive isolation provided by the earcups is decent and typical of most closed-back over-ear headphones. They start to become effective around 600Hz and achieve the maximum isolation of 40dB at 15KHz. The active noise cancellation is effective between 20Hz and 2KHz, and performs quite well for the most part. It consistently provides a minimum of 10dB of isolation over the most of its operative range, reaching the maximum of 26dB at around 120Hz.
Decent leakage. The significant portion of the leakage is between 500Hz and 2KHz, which is about average. The overall level of the leakage is relatively low too, making these headphones relatively quiet.
The Plane Quiet Platinum only have noise canceling as an active feature. This makes them less versatile for most use cases as they lack both wireless or an app, to further customize the sound. On the upside, they have a long battery life that will easily last a full day of continuous audio playback.
The Plane Quiet Platinum have a decent battery life that will last about 24 hrs of continuous playback. They can continue streaming audio passively when the battery is dead, by turning off the noise-canceling feature. They're decent headphones to use on a road trip or on a long flight. However, they don't have an auto-off timer, so your battery will keep being drained even when you're not using them.
No compatible app.
In the box
- Plane Quiet Platinum Headphones
- Audio cable
- Carrying pouch
- 1/8' to 1/4' adapter
- Airline adapter
- AAA batteries (x2)