Originally Posted by ThickGlasses
Originally Posted by Accoun
Apparently, Bose is suing Beats over noise-cancelling patents.
As a fan of the Bose AE2, and a person who still dislikes most of the Beats he's heard, I approve.
The Bose AE2 are completely passive, but they do a better job at isolating noise than the Beats. They're lighter and more comfortable to use for prolonged periods of time, too!
Originally Posted by Music Alchemist
It's beyond me why anyone would design a headphone requiring batteries to work at all. Many noise cancelling headphones separate the technology so you can listen without the NC.
So the manufacturer's proprietary audio EQ technologies are intervening with your listening experience, constantly reminding you of who makes your headphones.