If you are new to the blog you may have missed what I feel is hands down the best and most comfortable set of headphones for travel. Not only ridiculously comfortable but they have:
- Great battery life (8-10 hours)
- Bluetooth or cord (included)
- Volume wheel simple to use
- Impressive active noise canceling
- Case is even included
I could go on and on all day long about how much I just love these headphones and use them almost every single time I fly Delta. Pair them with my 8-10 hour Bluetooth transmitter to use on Delta IFE and travel entertainment becomes a real joy.
But take a look closely at the photo at the top of this post. Notice something? Yep – my dear i9BT Naztech headphones failed at the swivel point. Oh, and they were just a few months out of warranty. Grrr – but wait! I always pay with an Amex card that extend the full manufacturer’s warranty for another year. Time to call.
It took about 10 minutes with a most helpful Amex rep to document everything and tell me to hold on to the broken set until I get word from Amex about the claim. A few days later I was told to just toss them in the trash and a credit would be issued to my account. Sweet!
Oh and it gets better. The current new Gen2 set of my favorite noise canceling headphones are now, years later, CHEAPER than they once were. Oh and by choosing slow shipping I even got a buck to spend on Amazon digital items vs. choosing fast Amazon Prime shipping!
So now I have a brand new set of headphones to start my 2018 flying year with Delta. All my other bits are so solid I have not yet had to replace them. They are
All these things I use almost every single trip and they are vital for me to be able to be productive and enjoy my travels. Even though Delta often does have power and entertainment, the above still gets use just for convenience and performance.
So you tell me. Have you used the simply amazing Amex warranty service before? Do your travel essentials look like mine? – René
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