BoseQuiet Comfort 25 Headphones Review
People often turn to music to find inspiration and sometimes to be able to tune out all the racket and hullabaloo around you, listen to your favorite tracks is the best thing in the world. In this regard, one would have to have a high end noise cancelling headphones, a necessity in today’s noisy world and Bose, a renowned name in consumer electronics consider this feature their bread and butter in terms of their headphones product line. With the success of their highly acclaimed and extolled QuietComfort 15, they came up with an upgraded version – the Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphone.
Completely re-engineered not just with its audio performance and noise reduction, but also with a more compact design that makes it more portable to carry around anywhere. The Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphone is considered better than its predecessor in most ways. Listen to deep, well balanced, and powerful sounds with the noise cancelling feature that makes even airplane travel more enjoyable. Be amazed as the drone of the engine or loud incessant noise simply fades away until you are left with the quiet appreciation and enjoyment of full bodied music from your headphones.
The Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones possess the proprietary Bose® Active EQ and TriPort® technology to deliver a captivating performance with crisp, accurate and powerful sounds – a well-balanced sound that simply blows you away.
- Decent and wide soundstage – precise and accurate separation of sound details so that acoustics can be hard well and the soaring vocals are well established.
- Performs great as a headset: crystal clear voice quality, no distortions. A clearer more dynamic sound.
- Clear, accurate, and very easy to listen to.
- Noise cancelling: terrifyingly amazing. Slightly improved from the previous version, it is like wearing a high tech pair of earmuffs. You will notice a very significant reduction in terms of noise. The low frequency noise is effectively targeted and blocked out even environmental noise that you did not bother you much before such as the wind and other ambient noise are reduced although human voices can still be heard but are dramatically reduced.
- Mids and Highs are very well balanced but the downside is the bass. Bass is present but does not pack that much of a punch or impact.
It sounds great with any genre and the details of the music is accurately noticed because the noise is greatly reduced.
Build and Design
Compared to the Bose QC 15, the design for this pair of headphones is understated. A wired pair of headphones that is more modern and updated. The styling is subjective but it has a more rugged, sturdy look, and is very well built. It is made of high quality composite plastic that is sturdy and durable.
- Re-engineered design that swivels 90 degrees and collapses inwards.
- Choose between 2 color schemes – grey and black or white and tan but one has the option to personalize or customize headphone for an extra $100 on the Bose website.
- New folding design allows the headphones to swivel and hinge which enables it to be properly stored in its carrying case.
- Headband – covered with synthetic suede finish and top is lined with denim fabric. It can stretched almost horizontally and still remain sturdy. It can be adjusted to desired length to get the perfect seal.
- Matte black with ear cups that are dark grey with light blue accent.
- Each ear cushion is sufficiently and luxuriously padded with leather, labelled with (R) right and (L) left.
- Earcups – large, filled with memory foam, soft and fluffy with the drivers angled inwards to give more space for the ears to breathe. It can also be rotated inwards for better fit. There are rubber guards on the ear cups to protect them from scraping against each other when folding them flat.
- Cable – thicker and more detachable.
- Battery operated – AAA battery that boasts of up to 30-35 hours battery life.
- Carrying case – Hard leather shell embossed with the Bose logo. It has a stretchable sleeve on the outside for other accessories. It is 35% smaller than the QC15 making it more handy to carry or travel with. It has a slot for storing extra battery.
- In line microphone/remote cable
- Headphone cable
- Airplane adapter – to connect to in-flight entertainment systems
- Satisfaction guaranteed – product can be returned if customer is not satisfied for a full refund. Trial period is 21-30 days.
- Extra comfortable design – folding design enables the headphones to fit smaller carrying case.
- Very lightweight – can be worn for long hours and it would seem like you are not wearing any at all. It does not exert too much pressure on the head.
- Ideal for long flights.
- Once the battery dies, it can still be used as regular headphones.
- Does not have Bluetooth technology.
- In line mic/remote can allow user to seamlessly switch from calls to multimedia. Many features that are also compatible with most phones.
- Active Noise reduction and ear cushions give extra seal for better sound quality.
- QC25 headphones are designed specifically for use with select iPod, iPhone and iPad models.
- Once battery dies out, active noise cancelling and Active equalization is disabled and the sound quality becomes muted and muffled.
- Bass is weak and lacks power or punch.
- Cables may develop memory kinks and tangles easily.
Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones are the best over ear noise cancelling headphones at present. They can be pricey but they’re very comfortable and lightweight coupled with increased portability and the ability to use them even if battery runs out is a big plus. They are a great pair of headphones to have if you want to completely immerse yourself in your favorite tunes, tuning out irritating, distracting noise while relaxing at home, at work, commuting and travelling.