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Bose® QuietComfort® 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones

For music and calls with Apple® devices (Black)

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Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones

The QuietComfort® 25 headphones (shown in White) offer superb noise cancellation to block out distractions. A built-in remote and microphone offer call and music controls for your iPhone.

Put your music front and center

Before you ever play a single song, the Bose QuietComfort® 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones put you in a relaxed state of mind. The moment you activate the powerful noise cancellation circuitry, background sound magically fades away. Then you're ready to press play and get truly lost in your music.

Not only does it make airline travel, commuting, or office work a pleasure, it also allows you to appreciate the fine details in your music that may get lost amid external noise with other headphones. Bose Noise Cancelling® headphones have long been huge hits with our customers — you'll also find them adorning the ears of lots of folks here at Crutchfield headquarters.

Crisp, powerful sound

Along with Bose's legendary noise cancellation, the QuietComfort® 25 headphones feature a streamlined look and excellent sound quality. Thanks to Bose® Active EQ and TriPort® technology, these headphones offer sound that's clear, balanced, and powerful, to inject new life into songs you've listened to countless times. It's a sound signature that makes these headphones excellent for long listening sessions — just what you need to pass the time on a long flight or train ride.

Take calls and take control with your iPhone®

Bose QuietComfort 25 headphones wtih included accessories

The QuietComfort 25 headphones (shown in Black) fold up for easy storage in the included carrying case.

The detachable cable's built-in remote lets you control music playback and volume with your iPhone, iPad®, or iPod®. There's also a built-in microphone for taking calls with your iPhone, so you can remain in touch even while you're putting the world on "mute." The remote and mic are also compatible with many other popular smartphone brands.

Dead battery? Keep listening with passive mode

The QuietComfort® 25's noise cancellation circuitry is powered by a single "AAA" battery. If your battery runs out and you forgot to toss a spare in the carrying case, the music doesn't have to stop. You can keep listening in passive mode without noise cancellation, so you're never stranded without your music.

Comfort that will keep you listening

Bose makes some of the most comfortable headphones we've ever used. The QuietComfort® 25 headphones continue that trend — they may even elicit a relaxed sigh when you slip them over your ears. The earcups are large enough to fit completely over your ears without ever feeling bulky. The luxuriously soft padding on the earcups and adjustable headband give them a custom-fit feel. They also fold up for easy storage in the included carrying case, making them an indispensible travel accessory for music and audio book lovers.

Product Highlights:

  • lightweight, over-the-ear design
  • active noise cancellation uses internal circuitry to block out external distractions
  • three-button remote for music, volume, and call controls with an iPhone, iPod, or iPad (limited functionality with other brands of smartphones)
  • built-in microphone for taking calls with an iPhone
  • 56" detachable miniplug cable
  • Bose® Active EQ and TriPort® technology offers clear, powerful sound
  • soft padding on headband and earcups provide long-lasting comfort
  • closed-back earcups rotate and fold for compact storage
  • 1 "AAA" battery (included) provides up to 35 hours of use
  • passive mode allows continued listening when the battery runs out (noise cancellation requires battery power)
  • low-battery indicator
  • airline adapter included for in-flight entertainment systems
  • carrying case included
  • weight: 6.9 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Airplane Awesome

Written By designatedblonde, Idaho on Monday, July 06, 2015

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Recently bought these after reading an article that noise cancelling headphones may help reduce my anxiety on airplanes. After a lot of research (A LOT), I took the plunge (and a chunk out of my bank account). After a recent trip, I am pleased to say they are totally worth the high price tag and I no longer have nightmares about hoe much money I spent on them. If you're looking for killer sound that can handle intense bass, look no further. From Mozart to Drake, this babies have you covered.

Pros: Sound, lightweight, able to drown out the noise of a 737 in a single bound

Cons: Wished the sound was better when Noise Cancelling is turned off but the PROS far outweigh this!

Quiet boss

Written By Audio, Hartford, CT on Monday, June 22, 2015

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For all the money, it does work but I'm not sure it will last all that long. Made of mostly plastic.

Pros: Noise reduction

Cons: Flimsy, not bluetooth

very descriptive

Written By LaSu, New Jersey on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

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What a quality of life change for me. It helps me focus when working and studying, relax when resting, appreciate music at an entire new level. Plus it tremendously reduces my stress as a frequent traveler at the airport and in flight. I am so much more peaceful and able to cope during the entire flying experience.They are so worth it. It is like quality organic produce; you cannot put a price on long term health enhancement and well being.

Pros: everything

Cons: I have no cons. I am willing to pay for quality

Simply the Best

Written By BDH, Texas on Tuesday, June 09, 2015

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Having tried some other brands, Sennheiser, Motorola, etc, once you put these on, you understand why they are rated so highly. Comfortable, deafly quiet, and great sound.

Pros: Quiet, conformtable

Cons: Pricey, could use more bass

$$$ but good!

Written By Mimi Doog, New York on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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These work as advertised but they are very expensive.

Ausgezeichnet!!! Super N/C Headphone!!!

Written By Bruce MAC, Massachusetts on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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Noise Reduction is OUTSTANDING!!! The Music Play Back Sound is Fantastic!!! These are Worth Every Penny paid for them...

Pros: Light Weight, OUTSTANDING Noise Reduction, Great Comfort

Cons: None

If you are in the market for headphones, look no further

Written By Anonymous, Denver, CO on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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I was skeptical at first to buy the new QC25 since I already owned a paid of QC15, and I did not think an upgrade would be beneficial. Knowing what I do now I wish I would have purchased them the moment they were for sale! They provide everything I came to love about the QC15 and added a few small, yet useful, changes. For starters, the design allows a more versatile folding of the headphones that creates motr compact storing (and a better travel case) which is a must if you frequently travel. The sound quality is incredible, even when the headphones are not turned on they still provide superior sound. One feature that I did not think would be improtant at first is the use of a standard 3.5mm jack on the new design, it allowed me to connect a much longer cable for my office use. The material used is very high quality, on part with what consumers should expect from Bose. I am very satisfied with my purchase

Pros: Fantastic sound Unbeatable noise cancelling tech Headphones still work without being turned on

Cons: No Bluetooth option, but this is not a deal breaker

owner

Written By Dave E, Ohio on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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They do what they advertise to do for sure. Eliminate outside noise!

Pros: Lightweight, cancel normal noise and greatly reduce loud noise such as lawn mowers.

Cons: Would be nice to see Bose drop the price some. That's why I waited forever to make the purchase.

Bose QC25

Written By ed, Maryland on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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Great Headphones !! Had my last pair for 6 years.

Best Headphones Ever

Written By Mahesh, Maryland on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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I bought these for my mom for mothers day and now I want to get a pair for myself! The noise cancellation feature is incredible and enhances the already great sound quality. I was using them one evening and my dad scared me twice because I couldn't hear him coming. He didn't even have to be quiet about it! Going from the cheap Bluetooth headphones to these made an insane difference. The sound quality is crystal clear and I was able to hear all ranges in the music (bass lines to high notes). Parts of songs I didn't know were there I was able to hear clearly.

Pros: Noise cancellation, sound quality, carrying case

Cons: Heavy, ears get hot after a while

Solid product

Written By Shawn, Georgia on Friday, May 01, 2015

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Solid product - filters out consistent white noise much better than things like people talking in close proximity (this could be a pro or con depending on the use). I definitely noticed a great difference in ambient noise during air travel which is why I purchased this.

Bose 25 Acoustic

Written By Giacomo, Florida on Monday, April 27, 2015

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The best of both worlds. While the Bose Acoustic 25 kills mechanical sounds, you can carry on a conversation with the person seated next to you. It's magic. While flying, the back ground jet noise goes away, yet you can speak to your neighbor in your normal voice, your inside voice. The over the ear fit is comfortable for long flights. The battery lasts far longer than I expected. I have been pleasantly surprised; these earphones exceed my expectations.

Bose® QuietComfort® 25

Written By Capt. Norm, Florida on Friday, April 24, 2015

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Best noise cancelling headphones I've ever bought. They even work great on noisy boats.

Pros: effectiveness, light weight

Cons: Cost

Disappointing for my purpose but still 5 stars

Written By MCV, Massachusetts on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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I bought these headphones to drown out the noise from my neighbors. These headphones do reduce the noise but they do not totally drown out the noise the way my in-ear headphones do. The in-ear headphones hurt my ears after just a short while so that's why I got these Bose over the ear headphones. There is some discomfort with the Bose after a few hours but not enough to have to stop using them. Bose did not state their headphones would drown out noise from neighbors, I read that statement in a review somewhere. As far as headphones go these are wonderful. Music, t.v, podcasts, all sound great through these headphones. They are very well made, very sturdy and the battery lasts the amount of time Bose stated that it would. I especially like that I don't hear noise from the cord the way I do when using the in-ear headphones. The noise canceling feature works well, it's just not enough to totally drown out the noise from my neighbors.

sound good, build quality poor

Written By Skollob, Cupertino, Ca on Sunday, April 19, 2015

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With NC on, sound is as good as my Sennheiser 280 pro. Notice cancellation is unbelievably spooky good. But build quality shameful for the price. Plasticy in the extreme and I worry about how many times the battery for can be opened before it breaks. Even when new at certain positions the cord doesn't connect correctly into headset - see comments in other reviews about one speaker - just rotate the plug. Headset microphone would not work at all with my oneplus phone.

Pros: Good sound quality. Excellent noise cancellation.

Cons: Plastic headset. Why not aluminium. Poor cord & connector quality

Bose QuietComfort 25 headphones

Written By PrestonS, New York City on Monday, April 13, 2015

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I bought the Bose QuietComfort 25 headphones after loosing a less expensive pair of the Sony MDR 7506 headphones. The Sony MDR 7506 headphones were okay, but the frequency response was really quite poor on the high range. So, I decided to go for the Bose because of the improved frequency response. I was not disappointed. The highs are clean and crisp, and the lows have a deep but unexaggerated quality which is so refreshing compared with phones that boost the base to a fault. I'm a musician, and I want to also protect my hearing as much as possible. Taking the NYC subway with the Bose is transformative in a way the the Sony phones really couldn't deliver. Again the frequency response and what seemed to me to be better noise canceling is the difference. In fairness I did not audition the Sony MDR1A Premium headphones. I suspect they're fabulous, as well.

Pros: Excellent frequency response and noise canceling; Comfortable fit, and practical carrying case (Don't underestimate the carrying case use, makes a big different when stored in your backpack. It folds up very nicely into a much smaller package and also prevents the headphone cable from stringing all over the place.)

Cons: I don't like the switch on the side of the phones. It's a slide switch and is very jarring to use when on your head. Switch the phone on before you put them on. BTW, this kills one of the "coolness factors." The Sony switch is less jarring, and emits an initial beep when the noise canceling kicks in. Don't laugh, this is very cool and dramatic. The Bose doesn't do that and in that regard, is not cool ; ) Other than that, they're fab.

Super Noise Canceling headphones

Written By DonnaP, New York on Friday, April 03, 2015

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Couldn't ask for better noise-canceling headphones.

Pros: Most comfortable over-the-ear headphones I've ever had.

Cons: Expensive

Pleasantly surprised

Written By Anonymous, Texas on Saturday, March 21, 2015

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I am pleasantly surprised about this product. I bought then primarily for NR on plane travel and they do a Great job. They are very comfortable, NC is great and music sounds great while traveling. Build quality OK, as I have other H-phones which much more durable, but I guess that's the tradeoff for improved electronics at the same price point. If you are looking for best in class NC, then look no further. However these are not audiophile quality headphones.

Pros: Noise Cancellation, Comfort

Cons: Sound reproduction is not the best for similarly priced phones

Not what I expected

Written By Tom, United States on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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Very happy with the noise reduction on but not good at all with it off. Batteries don't last as long as advertised. Considering returning them.

Pros: Noise reduction. Comfort. Style. Removable cable is a good idea. Adapters included for other devices.

Cons: Sound with noise cancel off not good. Batteries don't last long. Inconvenient having to switch it off so much. Does not suit my needs.

Deafening Silence

Written By NYC COMMUTER, New York on Sunday, March 01, 2015

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No doubt there are several headsets out there that offer better sound quality at a better price. But that will ONLY come to light in a very controlled environment. The truth of the matter is there is a tremendous amount of noise pollution out there. Especially on a commute or in the office where those aural nuances will be all but rendered useless. And this is where these headphones shine. The noise cancellation is just otherworldly. A little disorienting at first because your world becomes so quiet.

In the real world of noise and distraction there is no better headphone and value. The ability to listen to music becomes secondary to the ability to control you're listening environment. It is just that incredible.

Pros: Superb noise cancellation. Great build quality and design. Comfortable.

Cons: Wish the sound quality was better when the NC is turned off. But at least they are operable when the NC is off unlike previous iterations.

Bose QC 25

Written By Larrya, Texas on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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The best!!

Pros: Everything about it.

Cons: None.

Bose headphones

Written By Damian, Chagrin Falls on Saturday, February 21, 2015

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Love the noise reduction and sound quality is excellent on my iPhone just lacks a little on my stereo but overall satisfied with the product.

Pros: Sound reduction, sound quality on phone/iPod, ability to control volume and pause/play, compatibility and travel case

Cons: Not much to speak up

Bose 25 are awesome

Written By Edward, Massachusetts on Thursday, February 19, 2015

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What a great product. I have purchased several cheaper in the ear products from other head phone companies. None of them come close to working as well. This product worked so well that I was able to use them while blowing snow during Snowmagedan... Not having to hear the loud snow blower was such a nice change of pace.

Pros: Comfort, easy storage

Cons: None can think of, but water resistant would be nice.

Excellent Product

Written By Kek, Irvine, CA on Saturday, February 14, 2015

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Glad with this purchase. I used when travelling to Asia and noise cancellation worked really well and comfortable to wear.

Pros: Good sound quality, comfortable and excellent noise cancellation in airplane

Cons: slightly expensive

Outstanding

Written By Larry H, Dallas, TX on Thursday, February 12, 2015

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I have wanted these headphones for several years. I do a fair amount of air travel and had purchased a pair of less expensive noise cancelling headphones several years ago. Well, I got what I paid for. I have been using these at home for the last several weeks and they are fantastic! Great noise reduction and great sound quality. Very comfortable to wear too. Can't wait for my next flight to test them out there.

Pros: Light weight, comfortable, great noise reduction, excellent sound quality

Cons: Expensive - but you get what you pay for

Best I Tried

Written By DJP, Bainbridge Island, WA on Saturday, February 07, 2015

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The best head phones I have every purchased. Not as flashy as the Beats but I am more concerned with overall performance.

Pros: Noise reduction is better then I expected. The replaceable battery is nice so that you don't have to worry about plugging them in all of the time.

Cons: Bass is not as good as I would like but maybe they just need to break in before it will be better.

Excellent headphones

Written By Anonymous, Illinois on Saturday, January 17, 2015

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I had never tried a noise reduction headphone before and was somewhat skeptical. I was very impressed with the quality of sound and the ability to block outside noise. Sound quality was excellent. The only feature that would be nice to have would be Bluetooth compatibility.

Pros: Sound quality

Cons: none

Nice Product

Written By John J., Portland ME on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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I am pleased with the quality of these headphones. After speaking with the Crutchfield agent, I was concerned that the noise cancellation aspect would not be as good as another product. I liked the compatibility with the iPhone and was willing to try them given the liberal return policy. For my 60 year old tired ears the sound and noise cancelling works just fine.

Pros: compact carry case

Cons: none

Perfect for air travel

Written By Dave J, Dubois, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, January 06, 2015

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Great sound for their size, use them mostly for flying and blocks out the noisiest plane rides. I keep it in the case and it hardly takes up any room in my backpack. Very impressive, thanks Bose

Pros: Sound, size and comfort, carrying case

Cons: None yet

Bose® QuietComfort® 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling®

Written By Anonymous, Londonderry, NH on Sunday, January 04, 2015

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Fantastic headphones for any music especially for air travel. My wife uses them just to just cut out the plane noise while reading.

Pros: Watching movies on a long flight Reduce distractions Hear subtle sounds

Cons: I left the switch on for a few days and killed the battery. My fault.

Extremely happy

Written By Gerri, New York on Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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I bought this for my adult son as a Christmas gift. I am so glad I did. He was using headphones for computer work but wanted better quality noise canceling ones. He was very happy with this choice and has used it every day while working and also for an airplane trip. Everyone tried it on and was amazed at the quality of the sound reduction. Crutchfield had the best price, provided excellent customer service, and offered tech support should he need it in the future. I'm very pleased with my purchase.

Nice product

Written By MikeT, Pittsburgh, PA on Monday, December 29, 2014

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For the price it lacks volume and physical adjustments to fit to a smaller head.

Pros: Sound quality. Noise cancelling.

Cons: Bulky, doesn't fit a smaller head, price and low volume.

These are great

Written By Anonymous, Nee Orleans, LA on Sunday, December 28, 2014

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The sound quality is great as you would expect from Bose. I use them for travel and I really like the carrying case. The best thing about them is the noise cancelling quality, though. It's pretty stellar. You put them on and the whole world tunes out. Good work!

Pros: Noise cancelling, they're comfy

Cons: You can't personalize them beyond colors and even that is 100 bucks extra. This is the official sponsor of the NFL... why can't I put my team's logo on my headphones? Now that, I might shell out an extra hundred for.

Should I Upgrade from QC-15?

Written By Spencer, New York on Friday, December 26, 2014

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I previously owned the bose QC-15 headphones. I decided to upgrade to the QC-15's. The reason I upgraded was I thought the 25's looked sleeker and better, and expected better sound quality and noise reduction. The noise reduction on the 25's is better than the 15, but not much. Sound quality is almost identical. Overall I love the headphones but I probably will return them because they are not noticeably better than the QC-15.

Pros: Comfort, Sound quality, Noise reduction, sleek, nice design, sturdy

Cons: none

Less what I had expected

Written By Leo, California on Sunday, December 21, 2014

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Let me say it that this was my first pair of sound canceling headphones. I purchased this headphone to take advantage of the sound isolation on the train. Maybe my unit was malfunctioning or maybe I expected too much but I was not impressed with the sound cancellation. I even triple check that headphone sound isolation was on, but I did not hear a significant sound reduction that everyone are talking about. Without sound cancellation this headphone is sounding like a $10 pair of headphone from the gas station quick stop shop. I like Bose products and have quite few of their speakers and ear bugs but this pair was not something that even remotely reminding me of the Bose sound. Sound was flat without any stage separation. Bass was so weak that I had to put the volume almost 100% in order to enjoy it. Even my "hard-to-drive" Sennheiser HD650 are sounding much better on 50% of the volume than Bose at 100% Also what bothering me that my ears got really sweaty and that in the cold winter day. I decided not to keep but rather return it.

Pros: Nothing that I can think of.

Cons: Comfort, sound quality, sound isolation.

All music, no exterior noise

Written By Ipoduser, Surprise , AZ on Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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Noise cancellation is excellent. No background "hum" like I found in a competitor's headphones. Fits the ears well and are comfortable. Can't wait to use on my next flight.

Pros: Good fit. Excellent sound quality and noise reduction.

Cons: None so far.

Bose is Boss

Written By Justmy2centavos, California on Saturday, December 13, 2014

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Truth be told I ordered 2 pairs of headphones from Crutchfield to try and give them both a fair trial. The other pair was PSB M4U1. Both headphones are great and I don't see how you could be disappointed with either, but 2 factors gave the Bose set the nod. 1- The Bose set seemed to nail the bass just a little better. I like bass. Sound quality on both deserve 5 stars so I think you have to go with what specific range is really crucial to you. 2- The Bose set, in my opinion, are more comfortable. They are a little roomier around the ears and their comfort is noticeable as soon as you put them on. Now let me tell you the coolest feature of the PSB that just about stole the show; the piggy back jack. You can connect a cord to the PSB and share audio on this set & that fits a scenario of sharing a movie or such with an amigo (or amiga). -Had to go with the Bose. Hope this helps!

Pros: Comfort, full range with no drop in the bass.

Cons: Can't think of any right now.

Great!

Written By Pat S., the Washington, DC Area on Sunday, November 30, 2014

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These headphones are better in terms of design than the previous QC15's. I like the smaller footprint, and they are just as comfortable if not moreso than the QC15's also. Performance of course is unmatched compared to the market offering, and I find they are still the best in terms of noise cancellation. It's everything I wanted, in a better package and design! I highly recommend them.

Pros: -Good Design, Small Footprint -Work without batteries -Mic and volume buttons for phone conversations -Unmatched noise cancellation

Cons: -Nothing Major aside from high price maybe

As good as expected

Written By Anonymous, Skippack, PA on Monday, November 24, 2014

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My husband always wanted a pair and I finally bought them. He loves them.

Pros: Comfort

Cons: None

Awesome Headphones - Noise Cancelling Nice for Airplanes

Written By Scott D, Taylorsville, UT on Sunday, November 23, 2014

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Amazing how loud the cabin is, you really notice when you take the headphones off.

Good-great base!

Pros: Perfect!

Cons: Not bluetooth...

Awesome headphones!

Written By KimP, North Carolina on Friday, November 21, 2014

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I bought these for my husband as a gift. He travels a lot and gets annoyed by the airplane sounds that make it difficult to hear music/movies. He used them on his last trip and said they were amazing! It was like he was in another world. He was definitely grateful for them and thinks they are amazing!

Pros: Great sound quality, comfortable, awesome noise-cancellation

Works well

Written By Bo, Austin, TX on Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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I had the old 300 - on the ear. Those were great and had them for very long time. These are even better at noise reduction. Sound quality is better too.

Pros: Excellent noise reduction. Decent sound production.

Cons: Ears can get pretty hot after wearing them for a long time.

Bose Quietcomfort

Written By rendrachi1, Pennsylvania on Saturday, November 15, 2014

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Great headphones

Best Travel Accessory!

Written By BrianC, Crozet, VA on Thursday, November 06, 2014

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Worth every penny. A "must have" on the plane, the headphones cancelled almost all the jet engine and crying baby noises. Sat on the beach in L.A. and listened to an audible book while the headphones cut out 95% of the wind and waves (I was almost at the water's edge). Although the product can be used without noise reduction, that feature increases the range of all frequencies. So, unless I'm listening to a simple narration in a quiet room, I'll turn on the noise cancellation feature every time. I'll definitely use these 'phones in my home recording studio.Extremely comfortable, but initially feels a bit strange, because the ear pieces are at an angle to the head band, instead of parallel. The included case is definitely a plus for protecting these headphones when not in use on a trip.

Pros: Sound quality, comfort, noise reduction

Cons: Price

Great Headphones!

Written By WmReid, McKinney, TX on Tuesday, November 04, 2014

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These are great headphones - crystal clear high fidelity sound, comfortable and a quality product. Even on overseas flights, these headphones remain comfortable.

Pros: Sound, ease of use, battery life, looks, quality, packaging/case

Cons: None

comfortable and effective

Written By Bullwinkle, Frostbite Falls, MN on Monday, November 03, 2014

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I got these to replace my Lynx Solitude headphones, which broke at the joint between the headband and the earphone. These seem much more sturdy, and they are much more comfortable to wear. Sound is very good.

Sit back and enjoy!

Written By Bruce, So Cal on Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Bought these for my wife and she loves them. Did not take them off on the 11 hour flight to Europe. You get to your destination relaxed.

Great Headphones

Written By Frequent Flyer, Southfield, MI on Thursday, October 23, 2014

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The only flaw noticed is that the cord into the headphones is a little easy to pull out. Other than that, I definitely recommend.

Pros: Everything Noise reduction is fantastic

Cons: Cord into headphone could be a tighter fit

Ahh the Sound of It

Written By Goggles, Minneapolis, MN on Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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It was worth the wait for Bose to design a noise cancelling headset with a distinctive bass tone. I listen to both classical and jazz artists and these Bose headphones are clearly my first choice in a reasonably priced headset. And, I can wear them for hours on end without fatigue or suffocation to the ears.

Pros: Sound quality Noise cancellation Comfort Reasonably priced

Cons: None

Bose QC 25 - best so far

Written By Patrick, Lansdale , PA on Thursday, October 16, 2014

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Just got back from a total of 9 hours flying time using the Bose QC 25's . These are easily one of the most comfortable headphones I have ever used . Noise reduction is excellent , the best I have found to date. Very well built without being heavy . Sound quality is very good , no complaints . My PSB's without noise reduction do have the edge when it comes to overall sound quality but then again I would not travel with them as they are much larger , heavier and no where near as comfortable . Nice compact travel case with a spot for an extra battery and airplane jack adapter. Highly recommended if you are looking for great noise reduction headphones .

Pros: Comfort , quality of construction , excellent noise reduction , compact travel case , works without power

Cons: None I have found so far

Fantastic Headphones

Written By BoseFanMan, Washington State on Saturday, October 11, 2014

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I bought this product for a recent trip to France and they did not disappoint. The noise-cancelling circuitry basically reduced ambient cabin noise in the Airbus A330 from a roar to a barely-detectable hiss. Sound reproduction from the airplane's entertainment system was pure and sweet. The only complaint, and it is a minor one; after wearing them for an extended period, my ears got a little too warm. This is a slight discomfort encountered with any over-the-ear design, and corrected by removing the phones and taking a listening break.

Pros: Great sound and ambient noise cancelling combined with high-quality manufacturing workmanship. The carrying case is handy with a place for a spare AAA battery. They look good too! I like the built-in controls with a microphone and +/- volume control. The microphone is handy if listening to sounds on a mobile phone and a call comes in.

Cons: Just a bit uncomfortable after extended periods of enjoyment.

A very nice upgrade

Written By chase, Richmond, VA on Tuesday, October 07, 2014

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Only complaint is the pressure is a little tighter. Try them on for size if you have a larger head. I've enjoyed mine so far. I've also used QC over the last year so I'd upgrade if you needed too.

Pros: Coolness. Play without batteries

Cons: Snug fit

Bose Quiet Comfort

Written By Patrick, Fort Worth, TX on Monday, October 06, 2014

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Perfect product

Nice headphones

Written By Taeho, Charlottesville on Sunday, October 05, 2014

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First impression very nice headphones great build and unbelievably light and durable. Feels great and one of the most comfortable headphones I ever worn. It can be worn for hours and still be comfortable. The noise canceling is pretty great but you can still hear voices and high frequency sounds. As in the sound quality it's amazing when the noise canceler is turn on but when it's off sounds like $50 headphones.

Pros: Comfortable, great case, can change the battery at anytime and place. Light. Has a remote and volume controls.

Cons: When you put it in the case you need to unplug it to store it back up. Sound quality isn't as great as when it's turned off.

Lighter, smarter, no battery needed

Written By Scotty, Miami on Friday, October 03, 2014

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I had the quiet comfort 15 for 2 years prior to upgrading to the 25. I didn't technically need an upgrade, but I always like to have the latest and newest stuff from Bose. They did a great job with this set. The BIGGEST change is that the headphones will work WITH or WITHOUT a battery. With the 15's it was so frustrating to not have extra batteries and not be able to use your headphones. Not any more with the 25's. They are compact and have a smaller carrying case which is nicer too. The case also has a battery case for one extra battery. The are super comfortable, seem lighter than the 15s and even sound cleaner and louder.

Pros: design, comfort, battery holder, and ability to play without a battery.

Cons: None as of 2 hours with them so far.

Good quality noise cancelling headphone

Written By Kaunas, Old Bridge, N.J. on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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I recommend this specifically if someone is looking for good sound quality and good active noise cancellation both in a headphone.

Pros: Noise cancellation is vary effective .

Cons: High price .

Bose® QuietComfort® 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones

Written By Anonymous, Denver, Co on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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Bose has figured out the best sound on the market. Their speakers and headphones are top of the line and these new quiet comfort are the best.

Pros: Extremely comfortable and easy to wear for long periods of time (flights and bus rides). Great noise canceling makes you feel like you are in a world of your own.

Better than QC15

Written By PabloC, Raleigh, NC on Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Please keep in mind, that I own several headphones, so I gave the Bose 4 stars because I consider myself an audiophile. Most people will give these headphones a big 5, so buy them with confidence. The noise cancelation of these cans are superb. I tried the PSB's and the Bose are better for eliminating the noise. Lightweight, good sound, great hard case, foldable, just very impressive design for the frequent flyer. The new design looks way better than the QC15. The headband is better shaped to your head.

Pros: Small hard case for travel. Good sound. Superb noise cancelling technology. Great design, extremely comfortable. 6.9 oz. Wow.

Cons: $300 plastic material headphones. Only one year of warranty.

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What's in the box?

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  • Noise-canceling over-ear headphones for Apple iOS devices (black)
  • 5' Straight cord with in-line remote (right-angled gold-plated 3.5mm on one end and a straight gold-plated 2.5mm sub-mini plug)
  • Airline stereo audio adapter (female 3.5mm jack to dual male 3.5mm plugs)
  • "AAA" battery
  • Zippered semi-hard carrying case
  • Setup card
  • Owner's Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Information/Product Registration
  • Warranty note for Australia and New Zealand

Features and Specs

General
Fit Style Over-the-ear
Earcup Type Closed
Noise-canceling Yes
Bluetooth No
Frequency Response Not Given
Sensitivity Not Given
Impedance Not Given
Weight 7.9 ounces
Cord Length 60"
Airline Adapter Included Yes
iPod Control Yes
Volume Control Yes
Built-in Microphone Yes