Hello audio experts,
I am writing to you as I have spend hours and hours of research on this topic and I can't seem to find a definitive answer. Please, oh please audiophile geniuses, help me out!
I was looking for a pair of headphones up to 200 Pounds to make life in London a bit easier. I was looking to find something to enjoy my music (a wide variety of styles) on the London Tube/ In the Office/ At home. After 25+ Hours of research I found out that Bose QC25 would be the best fit for me due to their excellent NC capabilities and comfort (this is really important for me). It's worth saying that I considered in-ear monitors - I tried couple of pairs, but my ears start hurting really quickly and I just can't handle the sound coming so close to my ear drum (I know, I know - quite the fragile ears)
I purchased a set of Bose QC25 for a very good price (180 Pounds), however I am starting to question if I made the right choice, given the fact that I saw the B&O Beoplay H6 for 180 pounds as well. After reading about them, I saw that there is a general consensus that they are quite incredible - far better than the sound you get out of the QC's. Also, I have the bad feeling that the Bose is causing light headaches and a bit of nausea feeling, which I am still trying to determine.
I can't seem to wrap my head around one thing though - how good are the B&O's in blocking outside noise? Would their excellent pads and Over-ear design be able to block the (horribly) noisy London Tube and a loud office? Do you think it's better to stick with the Bose?
As a struggling-to-be audiophile (still early in my career) would it be better to stick with the bose and invest for a set of good Open Back Headphones like the Sennheiser HD598 to enjoy at home?
Thank you so much guys, your opinion is much appreciated!
p.s. As a consultant, my job requires me to travel most of the time via tube/ train and (rarely) via plane. Hope this helps!