Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones

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QuietComfort 25 headphones are re-engineered to sound better, be more comfortable and easier to take with you. Put them on, and suddenly everything changes. Your music is deep, powerful and balanced, and so quiet that every note sounds clearer. Even air travel becomes enjoyable, as engine roar gently fades away. No matter how noisy the world is, it's just you and your music-or simply peace and quiet. Bose completely redesigned their industry-leading headphones, with higher-quality materials and finishes. They're lightweight, and earcups rotate even more for a better fit. The headband sits closer to your head, with luxurious suede-like material underneath for extra comfort. If the AAA battery runs out, you can still enjoy music without noise reduction. And the earcups pivot to fit in a compact case that's easy to carry. QC25 headphones let you focus on what matters-your music, movies and videos. And block out what you don't want to hear. Like a crowded city street. Cabin noise inside an airplane. Or a busy office. Advanced noise reduction technology and unique electronics make it happen. Even the ear cushions give you an extra level of quiet by sealing out the world around you. Many Bose engineers are also musicians, with a passion for music. So when you wear these headphones, you'll hear ringing guitars. Soaring vocals as the chorus kicks in. Deep bass and crisp drums drive the beat forward. Bose Active EQ and TriPort technology deliver performance so compelling, you'll want to listen for hours. And the fit's designed so you can. Bose noise cancelling headphones are designed specifically for use with your iPhone and other Apple products, so the inline microphone/remote puts music and call controls at your fingertips. Many features are also compatible with today's most popular phones. Included: QuietComfort 25 headphones, 56 inch QC25 inline remote and microphone cable, Airline adapter, Carry case and a AAA battery.

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Pros: Very very good noise cancelling. Industry standard for their time
Cons: Not intended for the highest quality audio
There seems to be a lot of issues with the sound quality for these 2nd gen Bose phones.
These came out before wireless headphones were in any significant use, and when few other companies were making a serious attempt at noise reduction.
Given the parameters that Bose used, which was the best travel headphones and good quality audio, I know they succeeded and excelled over other products. 
In fact they had no real competitors for quite some time. Virtually every review was glowing, and considered them the gold standard. 
Today, is seems unfair to judge them against other products, with a higher price, and with years of development to improve on the Bose product. Or, against wireless head phones. 
Taken just on their original merits, and in the time frame they were introduced in, these were unbeatable. I feel that for the money they are still a best buy.
The absolutely have amazing noise reduction capabilities. They have unparalleled battery life, and not insignificantly, use replaceable AAA batteries.
Their portability, by which I mean the beautifully designed case they fold into, is top notch. The case even has room for a spare battery and airline jack. Possibly the standard for well designed cases.
Here's the test- take a flight, carry these along, plug in your own source, and even use an amp. You will be very pleased. It's that simple.
Do not expect to get the best possible audio, since you are in a noisy environment.
Do not expect them to compete with newly designed $400 head phones. That's not even logical. They were engineered years ago and yet are still excellent for traveling.
Pros: as much as i hate bose they make great noise cancelling Headphones
Cons: none
i got mine for a reasonable price of only $150 and love them but a Headphone amp really improves the experience
Pros: mids and lows, portability, detachable cable, noise cancellation switch.
Cons: Highs, mediocre noise cancellation, price, small sound stage, cable, headaches
I bought the Quiet Comfort 25's from Bose, last year and used them for about two months before selling them.
No DAC, DAP, or any special kind of amp. I plugged them in the headphone jack of my cellphone and listened to music. 
 
The first thing I noticed, outside of Best Buy, walking back home with the headphones on my head, really pissed me off.
I don't know if I had a damaged product, or if I didn't wear the headphones properly, but whenever I walked a step, the music would 
cut off for a second. 
That was a huge problem.
 
Secondly, something else that really bothered me was the fact that the sound cancellation really hurt my head.
I had the kind of pain some people have when you're on an airplane going up and your ears get clogged.
After a couple of weeks, the pain ceased, but I still felt a difference whenever I would turn on that cancellation switch.
 
The sound cancellation sucked too. At first it was amazing, but after a week, my ears heard everything, even with cancellation turned on
It's as if my ears had adapted to the cancellation and found a way to bypass it or something. 
 
The third and last thing that really annoyed me was the cable, the cable was really long.
It would get caught with my knee and then I'd yank it from the jack accidentally.
In addition, Bose made sure that if you decided to replace the cable, you'd have to buy it from them 
and don't fool yourself, you will eventually have to replace it. :wink:
 
The cable wasn't male to male. It was male to Bose, if you get what I mean. 
 
Anyway, let's put the cons aside.
 
What was great about the QC 25's was definitely how portable they were. 
Although the case wasn't really practical, the fact that they could roll into a ball shape 
made it take less space than any other headphone I've had.
 
Still, the cons outweighed the pros and is the reason why I believe the QC 25's aren't worth 300$.
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turbomustang84
turbomustang84
these are great for what they were designed for and adding an amp makes them better
BigBoi
BigBoi
nah, they suck don't listen to [above]'s advise...
turbomustang84
turbomustang84
everyone has their opinions and i will not stomp on yours but suspect maybe you should have had something other to compare them too because of the 11 other noise cancelling headphones i own which include all of the top 5 in this list these are easily the best but some peoples ears can not handle the noise suppression tone inherent in all noise cancelling headphones and maybe that is why they did not work for you but read some of the responses you got that have come from people who have been on this site for more than a minute and realize that not all headphones are for everyone and trashing a product based on nothing helps no one but have a great day and i hope you find something that works better for you

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