These noise-canceling headphones from Bose are specifically designed for use with Apple devices. The QuietComfort line has long been well-trusted for their outstanding noise cancelation features. The QuietComfort 25 was a wonderful surprise when it was launched in 2014, surpassing the multi-awarded QuietComfort 15 with an even more impressive profile. These headphones deliver a well-balanced presentation and offer excellent noise cancelation so you can truly focus on the music you love and not on the sounds around you at any given time. They are a great companion for air travel since their noise reduction capabilities can make the plane’s engine noise fade away, allowing you to relax in your own musical bubble on the way to your destination.
Design & Size
These wired headphones are equipped with a microphone cable and an inline remote so you can deftly control the functions without too much effort and interruptions involved.
The headphones are equipped with well-padded ear cups to provide you with the complete comfort that you can count on even when you use this product for long hours.
They have a closed-back design that keeps the sound from leaking out, making it possible for you to fully enjoy the music without anyone else knowing about what you are listening to.
The ear cups are built to rotate so you can achieve the most comfortable fit while enjoying an immersive audio experience.
These headphones have a low-profile design that will discreetly sit on your head without being too conspicuous, so you can listen to your favorite tracks without announcing what you are doing to the whole world.
They have a cord that can easily be detached when not in use, allowing you to easily fold the headphones into a compact package that will fit into the carrying case for convenient storage.
They come with a folding design with a dual-hinge that makes it easy for you to store them after use, inside a compact carrying case to keep them protected from damage and exposure to the elements.
Materials & Comfort
They come with ear cups that can be removed and replaced to ensure that you will always enjoy the highest level of comfort and performance while using these headphones.
The ear cups are designed to create a tight seal to block out unwanted noise from the outside world, even as they avoid pressing too firmly into your ears so you can prevent discomfort while you get lost in a world filled with the music you love
The Bose Quiet Comfort 25 are lightweight enough to provide you with long-lasting comfort that you can rely on, even when you plan on listening to riveting podcasts or your chosen audio tracks for long hours at a time.
The headband is built to sit closer to your head, creating less of a gap so wearing the headphones will not feel awkward or uncomfortable.
The headband and ear cushions are generously padded so you will not feel the pain that comes when hard parts are forced to press too firmly or for too long on your delicate head or ears area. The headband is covered in a material that is commonly used in premium automotive applications, while the ear cushions are covered in soft leather.
They deliver a balanced presentation yet at the same time produces crystal-clear treble that soars to the highest notes without any touch of hardening regardless of the volume you use while listening to the audio track.
The midrange is just as detailed, with an open and smooth quality that works well with the insight so you can easily distinguish the texture and depth of the various musical instruments at play in the song you listen to.
The headphones are flexible enough to be used with any musical genre, allowing you to enjoy mellow classical pieces to faster-paced tracks that require a stronger drive for you to appreciate.
The battery of these headphones can easily be replaced. A green ON/OFF light will flash to indicate when it is time for you to replace the battery, and that you have roughly 5 hours left of listening to enjoy. The battery is accessible through the tiny door positioned on top of the right ear cup. You will need to put in a fresh AAA alkaline battery to get the headphones to work optimally once more.
One AAA battery can power up the QuietComfort 25 for 35 hours, so you can look forward to enjoying more than a day’s worth of audio tracks and podcasts without being interrupted by power issues. However, even if the battery dies, the music continues to play but the quality will slightly deteriorate.
These headphones come with a 1-year warranty, with a 30-day full refund satisfaction guarantee.
Connectivity & Compatibility
The headphones are designed to be used for Apple devices so you can easily control the headphones’ functions through your iPhone (3GS or later), iPod Touch (2nd generation or later), iPod classic (120GB and 160GB), iPod nano (4th generation or later), and iPad.
As they are built for compatibility with Apple devices, some of the remote features of these headphones may not work with Windows or Android devices, although the microphone will still work well to deliver high-quality calls.
The inline mic and remote allow you to control the headphones’ music functions as well as provide you with the chance to enjoy hands-free talking on your phone, leaving your hands free to deal with other important tasks.
These Bose headphones offer fantastic noise cancelation – even better than the well-loved QuietComfort 15 which previously was the ultimate choice in noise canceling headphones. They allow you to concentrate on your beloved music or podcasts without being distracted by the sounds around you.
The compact carrying case includes a two-pronged airline adapter so you will not need to worry about running out of power for your music during long flights. The carrying case also has dedicated slots where you can place an extra battery and the adapter, keeping them separate from the area where the folded headphones are positioned.
- Provides outstanding noise cancelation to muffle the sounds around you and allow you to focus on the music tracks you choose
- Comes with an airline adapter to keep your headphones juiced up even during long-haul flights
- Can be folded into a compact size that will fit into an included carrying case for your convenience and easier storage
- Built to be used with Apple devices but the inline microphone can still be used for high-quality calls using Android or Windows devices
- Constructed for supreme comfort, with a well-cushioned headband and ear cups to ensure that you will not feel discomfort for long-lasting use
Who are these Headphones for?
These are ideal headphones for those who place a high value on noise cancelation properties. The headphones use an innovative technology that perpetually compares, measures, then reacts accordingly to the sounds around you, so an opposite noise cancelation signal can be delivered. This means that you can listen to your favorite music and focus on the sounds you want to hear because the sounds around you can be muffled to the level you want to prevent disturbances. The headphones allow you to control how much of the outside world you want to let in, so you can easily adjust to the situation with complete convenience.
These headphones are ideal choices for people who want to listen nonstop to music without worrying about running out of power in the middle of the day. The headphones are powered by one AAA battery that provides up to 35 hours of listening pleasure, allowing you to go through your day and beyond without being interrupted by power issues. You will be reminded to change the battery when there are roughly 5 more hours of power left and the battery can be replaced in a matter of seconds. Even if the battery dies, the music will continue to play, though you may experience a deterioration in the sound quality.
The headphones are for individuals who want a compact set to bring with them on trips so they will not need to worry about carrying a bulky pair of headphones. They are designed to be folded into a compact bundle that will then fit into the included carrying case, where they can be protected from damage and exposure to the elements so you can maintain their high-quality functionality and appearance for a long time.
These headphones are a superb choice when you want to concentrate on an immersive listening pleasure without being distracted by noise from the outside world. The cutting-edge Acoustic Noise Cancelling Technology continuously monitors external sounds and reacts promptly to cancel those unwanted sounds so you only hear the music and audio tracks you prefer to listen to. While the outside world is muffled significantly for your pure listening pleasure, you will always have the power to let some of the external sounds in for safety purposes and to ensure that you will always be aware of what is happening around you.
This is a great choice if you want to enjoy complete comfort for long hours of music enjoyment without the need to deal with a bulky set. These headphones have a low-profile, lightweight structure that is designed to naturally on your head, allowing you to keep on listening for hours without feeling discomfort and without feeling embarrassed with a too conspicuous pair of headphones. They also come with high-quality cushioning to ensure that even hours of listening to your audio tracks will not bring painful pressure to your head and ears.
These are excellent headphones to bring with you during your flight because the noise cancelation properties can dramatically reduce the roaring sound of a plane’s engine. This can make it much easier for nervous flyers to relax as they tune out the outside world and instead lose themselves in the calming power of music. The headphones also come with airline adapters that will make it convenient for you to juice up so you will not need to worry that you will need to spend the rest of the flight with nothing to listen to.
It should be noted, though, that these headphones are compatible only with Apple devices. If you have an Android or Windows phone, these headphones’ features may not work properly with your device, although the microphone can still be used for good quality calls. They are also pricier compared to other headphones, so this might be an issue if have a strict budget to follow when you are shopping for high-quality headphones.
About the Company
Bose was founded in 1964 by Dr Amar Bose, who simultaneously worked on developing power-regulating systems for government agencies and the military and exploring speaker design and acoustics. It uses cutting-edge technology to come up with some of the most loved noise canceling headphones in the world and was also the one that produced the revolutionary 901 speakers that paved the way for a brand-new music listening experience, as well as some of the world’s best-selling loudspeakers. The company is renowned for their Acoustic Noise Cancelling Technology that works by continuously comparing, measuring, and reacting to the noise around you so it can then cancel that said noise with an opposite signal. The headphones come with their own sound management settings that allow you to fully manage the level of noise reduction that you want to achieve for your surroundings.