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Hi,

 

I joined this forum for the purpose of asking this question.  We'll start with a little history:

 

I use headphones with my iPad and iPhone. I listen to music and watch movies.   I HATE in the ear headphones.  I really liked the first pair that I used with the devices but I lost it.  This is what I was using:

 

http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/shop_online/headphones/ae_and_oe_headphones/soundtrue_headphones/index.jsp&Variant=soundtrue_ae_headphones

 

I bought one of those models with Skype in mind, since it has the built in microphone—The mic was very sensitive and very well placed and adjustable. 

 

I got the next pair as a gift:

 

http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/shop_online/headphones/noise_cancelling_headphones/quietcomfort_15/index.jsp

 

The sound is good and like the noise cancellation feature but it lacks the mic. 

 

As I am composing this, I see that Bose combined the models:

 

http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/shop_online/headphones/noise_cancelling_headphones/quietcomfort_15/index.jsp&Variant=qc15_custom#currentState=qc15_custom

 

 

It looks awesome, but for $399.95 I'd like to perform some research which I why I am here :)

 

I have a good ear and can tell what sounds better, but I don't have a lot of experience with headphones.  In my circles, Bose is known as the best.  Do you folks confer or are their other brands that you prefer.  These are my requirements:

 

Full sized around the ear (adjustable for a perfect fit would be nice!) with a comfortable fit.

 

Built in (I like the Bose adjustable by sliding down the wire technique) microphone.

 

Great sound!

 

 

I don't care about a lot of bass.

 

Bluetooth would be cool but the company would have to stick a wire somewhere to hang the mic.

 

Based on my needs, should I purchase the Bose model or are their similar headphones with these features that are cheaper, or are there better models?

 

Thanks

post #2 of 3

From what you said, I can understand why you love Bose. But have you tried the other headphones from other brands?

 

The UE9000 by Logitech is a pretty good Bluetooth/Noise Cancelling headphone. The sound quality is pretty good. It's over-the-ears and has a detachable cable with a mic.

post #3 of 3

you should check this thread out.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/672743/comparisons-13-of-the-top-closed-portable-headphones-around

 

The best ones to get is the nad viso hp50, focal spirit classic, or focal spirit pro.


Edited by b0000 - 4/4/14 at 9:45pm
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