Bose lacks "audiophile cred" - so it gets targeted on any enthusiast or techie forum. Most people have never owned/heard/used the products, they just re-hash the same tired arguments that they've picked up from somewhere (or they'll insist that because one Bose product is bad, they're all bad). Now, I'm not saying Bose makes the best products ever and represents the best value ever; but I don't think the blind hatred is deserved either. The AE and AE2 weren't bad headphones, I'm unfamiliar with the QC line though. From what I have read though, they're still the standard in terms of ANC - given that that's what you want, I'd give them a go. If they work, great!
At $300 I think most of the complaints about price are valid; there's a lot of very nice products for $300. However, almost none of them have ANC. There's some competition from Audio-Technica and Denon, although I think in all cases their parts cost more, or are JDM only. There's the Beats, but let's not go there. I'd give the Bose a shot; if they don't work, you have a trial period to take them back and then pursue other options. I've been told that Etymotic produces some exceptionally well isolating parts, and I can attest to the closed-back Beyerdynamics (the T70 particularly) providing very good isolation (I assume the DT770 is similar in terms of isolation; they look nearly identical).
Originally Posted by andreasb
I've got a pair of sennheiser 280 pro, i also have a pair of in-ear shure ones, the shures blocks out pretty much all noise but hurts the ears after a while..
I am surprised there is so much bose hate on here, they do seem a bit overpriced, however like I said, if they are good (noisecancelling wise) I don't mind spending a bit of cash on them.
To me actual sound quality is secondary.
still interested if there are any quietcomfort owners on here at all, I've tried googling to find an answer before even posting on here but couldn't find any solid information..