My dad is a big guy with a big head and all the headphones we've been getting him seem too small and barely cover his ears. This were perfect. These are wide, adjust well and fully cover his ears and he doesn't look funny wearing them. The sound is very clear and great. He uses them with his laptop when he doesn't want to bother anyone. My sister can tell for certain that these headphones are noise canceling because she had to shout at him while he was using them to get his attention oops lol.