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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

Bose® QuietComfort® 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones Reviews

Average Customer Review:

78 Reviews

Quality product

Written by: Andrew from Cincinnati, OH on February 3, 2016

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My first pair of noise cancelling headphones and I have been very pleased so far. Pretty comfortable, maybe a little tight.

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Can't fly without them now!

Written by: SoCalAdv from Los Angeles, CA on January 11, 2016

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I first got these headphones as a gift for my 10-year work anniversary last year and was immediately impressed with how well it muted airplane white noise while still enabling me to hear conversations, announcements, etc. I have yet to get used to how loud MY voice is when I'm wearing these, but I'm sure I'll eventually figure that out! I didn't realize the effect that noise had on my flying experience overall, but I can honestly say that I feel much better walking off the plane - less tired overall, less to recover from! I knew my husband would appreciate this experience as well, so I bought him a pair for Christmas. Unfortunately, he never got to try them out, as all of our electronic valuables were stolen from a rental car while we were on vacation. The thieves took my pair and the brand-new-in-box gift for him, so we both went without on our flight back home. I immediately put in a new order with Crutchfield to replace the stolen pair, but the second pair will have to wait. I couldn't imagine going on my most recent business trip without them!

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Quiet Comfort Says It All

Written by: Ref from Milwaukee, WI on January 10, 2016

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It's amazing how much more comfortable air travel is with these headphones. The case is nice and compact. They do not look too flashy for the business traveler. The cord and volume controls feel high quality.

Pros: Noise reduction, comfortable, and compact case.

Cons: Price, Battery door and plastic exterior do seem a little cheap. I would still buy them again.

Excellent

Written by: Alex from Cleveland, ohio on December 27, 2015

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This is a solid product thats worth every penny. The top of the line active noise cancelling feature works very well in blocking out significant amount of the background noise during air travel. It does create a mild pressure on the ear which one quickly gets used to at a given altitude. However, the ear pressure does become more noticable during takeoff or descends. I had tried several pairs of isolation noise cancelling earbuds in the past and this puts those to shame.

Sound quality is bose standard. Bass is satisfactory but not overwhelming.

It does require 1 AAA battery to support the noise canceling feature, but does not require too frequent battery change.

The headphones folds away nicely in a compact case that come with the product. Also found in the box are a slot for extra battery and a 3.5mm jack 1-2 plug adopter for flights.

I bought this headphone as a gift to my wife, but did decides to try them out on a recent transpacific flight. It worked so well that Im planning on purchasing myself a pair.

Pros: Noise-canceling Sound quality Built quality Comfort Ease of transport

Cons: Price, but its worth every penny.

Bose® QuietComfort® 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones

Written by: Anonymous from Atlanta, GA on December 16, 2015

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work perfect

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Love Them!

Written by: NDM from Texas on December 6, 2015

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Theese are great headphones!

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Awesome headphones

Written by: James from Philadelphia on December 1, 2015

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Works perfectly. Very comfortable and seems well built.

Pros: Quiet Excellent sound

Cons: Expensive

Amazing!

Written by: Nikki from California on November 24, 2015

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Great headphone and great customer service!

Pros: Amazing for travel, can't hear anything or anyon!

Cons: None!

Best Noise Cancellation Headphones

Written by: RJ from New York on November 23, 2015

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I love these headphones. They are simply the best noise cancellation headphones out there. Some may not like the kind of vacuum feeling the noise cancellation creates. At first it felt different but the feeling went away after a few minutes of use. They feel solid and sturdy: worthy of the price. They are extremely comfortable and battery life is also great. It even comes with a AAA battery right out of the box. One of the best parts is the case where you can even store an extra AAA. The sound is superb as expected from Bose. Although not the best sounding headphones, the sound quality is amazing. Most music truly comes to life but not the same case regarding Electronic music. The bass is mostly flat for my taste when listening to electronic music which is the only reason I did not get rid of my other headphones and even Apple EarPods. But really, I want these Q25 for the noise cancellation, which simply wowed me. I am not really surprised that electronic music falls flat on the bass side. They are excellent and amazing with other types of music by providing a truly immersive and realistic experience. I am more than satisfied with my purchase and have spent more time with headphones thanks to them. Sometimes not even listening music, just to block the outside noises of my housemate and his friends. Great for college students seeking some quiet place.

Pros: Noise cancellation is simply the best Sound quality is amazing for the most part Battery life with indicator Case included Inline mic with remote for iPhone Comfortable Stylish

Cons: Bass falls a bit flat for some Headphone plug has a 90 degree angle

Great product So So Case

Written by: Jon from New York on November 18, 2015

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Excellent product Works Great! Not the easiest to place in case after use. Only fits in one way. Otherwise Highly recommend.

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Bose® QuietComfort® 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones

Written by: Anonymous from New York on October 18, 2015

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it looks great!

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great

Written by: mss from California on September 24, 2015

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Bought a pair of Sonys at costco and compared side by side with these... its was a no brainer to return the Sonys and keep these. These sound better and the noise reduction is far superior.

Pros: noise reduction, sound quality, comfort

Cons: none noted

Excellent Headphones

Written by: FG from Florida on September 7, 2015

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I've been using Sony Noise Canceling headphones for years and am wondering "why" I didn't switch sooner to Boise! I love them! The quality is bar none to other headphones. They fit comfortably and look stylish in the white/brown color!

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Bose qc25

Written by: EdA from Kingsport, TN on September 7, 2015

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First class headphones! A tad pricey but the noise canceling is great; very good sound.

Pros: Noise canceling, comfort

Cons: Cable that comes with QC 25 is non-standard, expensive and has to be purchased directly from Bose

worthy successor to QuietComfort 15

Written by: Phillip R from North Carolina on September 1, 2015

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I left my QuietComfort 15s in a hotel room somewhere and of course my long-distance attempts to locate them were futile. These 'phones are a bit lighter, just as comfortable, sound just as good (my wife thinks they sound better), and do not require the noise cancellation feature to be on in order to use them. That can save the battery when noise cancellation is not needed. Fit and finish are top-notch, and they fit in a more compact case thanks to a folding headband.

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Worth It

Written by: Matt from New Mexico on August 30, 2015

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I've always seen these headphones on flights and wondered if they actually did work. I recently tried on a pair in an electronics store and low and behold, they actually canceled out the noise like they promised. I've always liked good sound but my reason for buying these was to truly cancel out noise. I also wanted accurate sound and a headphone that was comfortable for long periods of time. This one met all my expectations. I have a small head and these fit just fine and were really comfortable! No pressure was produced on or around my ears or on the top of my head. They felt secure but never uncomfortable. For what its worth they felt sturdy in my hands and on my head. There's moving parts on the device to fold it and I felt it folded with ease to fit in its awesome case. Granted, plastic is involved, but really, how sturdy do we expect headphones to be? If you're able to afford these you're able to be careful with them. Sound Quality: as a main concern, these sounded great! I like me some bass and these deliver while also providing clear treble and distinguishable soft accents in songs that producers want you to hear. I don't imagine they sound anything like a pair of genuine audiophile headphones but these are Bose and they sound excellent. I sat out on my patio as cars drove by and I didn't hear a single one as it passed. The non-sound cancelling mode isn't as good but it still sounds fine. Ambient noise is heard and this is where you can really tell the difference.

Pros: Sound cancelling really works, comfortable, sounds great

Cons: Can't find any worth noting yet. Just keep an extra AAA battery around.

BEST IN THE MARKET

Written by: MIGUEL from Puerto Rico on August 25, 2015

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By far the best noise reduction headphones in the market right know. The quality sound will blow your mind.

Pros: For me, reasonable price for the quality.

Cons: None

Improved Sound quality

Written by: Delmar from California on August 24, 2015

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  • Not Rated
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Hard to improve on a good thing - but the Bose QC25 sounds better and weighs less than the earlier QC15 and takes up less space in carry on luggage

Pros: Improved in all aspects

Cons: Missing the Business card slot in the case - which is very important for frequent travelers how forget their headphones on planes/trains/automobiles

great sound and quality

Written by: lewis82 from Pennsylvania on August 24, 2015

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Great product. The noise cancellation is great, use for traveling and it is amazing how much sound they keep out but still remain comfortable.

Pros: Quality build, good sound, great noise cancellation.

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great product.life changing

Written by: nash44 from Tennessee on August 15, 2015

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love the product

Pros: makes things much quieter

Cons: not bluetooth compatible

Airplane Awesome

Written by: designatedblonde from Idaho on July 6, 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 from Hartford, CT on 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 from New Jersey on 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 from Texas on June 9, 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 from New York on May 27, 2015

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These work as advertised but they are very expensive.

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

Written by: Bruce MAC from Massachusetts on 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 from Denver, CO on 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 from Ohio on 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 from Maryland on May 26, 2015

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

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Best Headphones Ever

Written by: Mahesh from Maryland on 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 from Georgia on May 1, 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.

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Bose 25 Acoustic

Written by: Giacomo from Florida on 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.

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Bose® QuietComfort® 25

Written by: Capt. Norm from Florida on 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 from Massachusetts on 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.

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sound good, build quality poor

Written by: Skollob from Cupertino, Ca on 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 from New York City on 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 from New York on April 3, 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 from Texas on 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 from United States on 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 from New York on March 1, 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 from Texas on February 25, 2015

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The best!!

Pros: Everything about it.

Cons: None.

Bose headphones

Written by: Damian from Chagrin Falls on 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 from Massachusetts on 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 from Irvine, CA on 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 from Dallas, TX on 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 from Bainbridge Island, WA on February 7, 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 from Illinois on 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. from Portland ME on 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 from Dubois, Pennsylvania on January 6, 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 from Londonderry, NH on January 4, 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 from New York on 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.

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Written by: MikeT from Pittsburgh, PA on 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 from Nee Orleans, LA on 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 from New York on 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 from California on 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 from Surprise , AZ on 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 from California on 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. from the Washington, DC Area on 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 from Skippack, PA on 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 from Taylorsville, UT on 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 from North Carolina on 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

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Works well

Written by: Bo from Austin, TX on 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 from Pennsylvania on November 15, 2014

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Great headphones

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Best Travel Accessory!

Written by: BrianC from Crozet, VA on November 6, 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 from McKinney, TX on November 4, 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 from Frostbite Falls, MN on November 3, 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.

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Sit back and enjoy!

Written by: Bruce from So Cal on 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.

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Great Headphones

Written by: Frequent Flyer from Southfield, MI on 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 from Minneapolis, MN on 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 from Lansdale , PA on 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 from Washington State on 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 from Richmond, VA on October 7, 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 from Fort Worth, TX on October 6, 2014

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Perfect product

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Nice headphones

Written by: Taeho from Charlottesville on October 5, 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 from Miami on October 3, 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 from Old Bridge, N.J. on October 2, 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 from Denver, Co on October 2, 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.

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Better than QC15

Written by: PabloC from Raleigh, NC on 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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  • 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
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Features and Specs

General
Earcup Type Closed
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
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Features

Overview: The Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones feature exclusive Bose technologies to shut out the world around you to make your music sound better. These lightweight, around-the-ear headphones have soft ear cushions for a comfortable fit. The QC25s come with an attenuating airline adapter and a semi-hard carrying case.

In-Line Remote Control: The QC25 headphones include a single, detachable 5' audio cable with an in-line remote control and microphone. It is terminated with a slender, right-angled 3.5mm plug. The remote is "made for" iPhone (6, 6 Plus, 5s, 5c, 5, 4s, 4, 3GS), iPad (Air, mini, mini with retina display, 3rd/4th generation, iPad 2, iPad), iPod touch (2nd through 5th generations), iPod classic, iPod nano (4th through 7th generations), and iPod shuffle (3rd and 4th generations). Controls include Volume Up/Down, Play/Pause, Skip Track, Previous Track, Fast Forward/Backward, Answer/End call, Ignore call, Switch to incoming call, and Voice Control. Functionality varies by model.

Note: The Bose QC25s are also available in a Samsung Galaxy and Android version.

Exclusive Bose Technologies: The Quiet Comfort 25s feature TriPort and Active EQ technology to deliver rich, lifelike sound. TriPort consists of small vents in each earcup that provide tonal balance, including deep, low-note reproduction. Active Equalization electronically tunes the headphones' frequency response to give you the best audio performance possible.

Acoustic and Active Noise Reduction: The Bose QuietComfort 25 headphones offer significant noise reduction to eliminate much of the outside noise, so you can concentrate on your music, movies, and videos. With soft earcups that seal out noise, and microphones inside and outside each earcup, the QC25s offer both acoustic and active noise reduction. A switch on the outside of the right earcup lets you turn the Active Noise Reduction on or off.

Battery Powered: The headphones' active noise cancellation is powered by a single "AAA" battery. You can use either alkaline (supplied) or optional Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeables. A fresh alkaline battery provides up to 35 hours of playback time, while a rechargeable Ni-MH battery has a battery life of about 28 hours. An indicator will flash when there is approximately 7 hours of battery life remaining (4 hours for Ni-MH). The headphones will continue to pass audio when the battery is depleted.

Fold-Flat Earcups: The QC25s feature "fold-flat" earcups rotate 90-degrees for easy storage and portability in the included slim carrying case.

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Why did you buy this?

Awesome sound, great comfort and the noise canceling works wonders [ Steve  Jan 25, 2016 ]
My dad wanted some good headphones for plane travel. He claims that he's destined to always sit near the engine and he needed some good noise-canceling to keep the sound out! [ Hannah  Dec 30, 2015 ]
on sale [ Thomas  Dec 27, 2015 ]
Reviews were awesome [ JOAN  Dec 21, 2015 ]
quality of product, have one, giving one as a gift [ MICHAEL S  Dec 21, 2015 ]
Recommendations from co-workers. Reviews & Bose quality reputation. [ STAN C  Dec 20, 2015 ]
I trust the brand [ Charleen  Dec 20, 2015 ]
I trust Bose quality [ Trey  Dec 10, 2015 ]
I have the QC15 and wanted to give the latest version to my daughter who travels a lot for her job. [ Irving  Dec 08, 2015 ]
Works w iphone [ Karl  Jan 09, 2016 ]
I love Bose...and I have been wanting these headphones for a long while. I can't wait to get them and try them out. Crutchfileds you are the best!!! [ Roselle  Dec 21, 2015 ]
I wanted the 'easy to locate' colour. This my third pair of Bose earphones. I kept my earlier selections about 7 years before passing those on to the kids and moving up. I was motivated by the latest generation of noise cancelation technology. Plus this model is light weight. What I really like about this pair is the ability to speak on the phone while wearing the QuiteComfort which is great seated on a plane; the sound is clear and crisp. Lastly, you can hear even if the battery goes out. [ J  Dec 18, 2015 ]
Best noise canceling headphones available. [ Marianne  Dec 17, 2015 ]
Figured it would be more accurate than the rest of the field.And for riding on the jet plane. [ vincent  Dec 16, 2015 ]
Reviews [ Bryan  Dec 14, 2015 ]
After trying several other brands and styles, my son decided this was the one for him. Bose is a great brand. Testing and seeing in store made the decision for us. Crutchfield provided the best pricing for us. [ Amy  Dec 13, 2015 ]
Looks and customer reviews [ charles  Dec 08, 2015 ]

4 questions already asked

No, not yet, but it does an excellent job blocking out the sound of my grandfather clock which is kinda loud. [ James  Jan 03, 2015 ]
Thanks for answering [ wgmany  Jan 03, 2015 ]
Goggles replied: I have used Bose QuietComfort 25 headphones in a crowded airport and on walks through the woods; they do cancel the background noise. I won't be able to test them while operating power equipment until Spring as the ground in Minneapolis is covered in snow. [ Sheryl  Dec 31, 2014 ]
Yes they work great with android phobes. The only thing that doesn't work is the ability to change the song or volume from the clicker on the headphones themselves, but the sound is great. [ Ty  Dec 15, 2014 ]
Yes. I used these headphones with my LG Android phone. Although the remote on the headphones didn't work, it only works with iPhone and select Android devices. [ Mike Del  Dec 15, 2014 ]
Yes it definitely can. I was recently on a trip and used these headphones together with my Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S5). The volume controls and microphone featured on the connecting cable worked fine. I was able to take several calls and everything functioned correctly. From what I understand the skip track forward/backward functionality will not work unless you are connecting to an Apple product. [ Sam  Dec 15, 2014 ]
The headphones will work with any device that has a headphone jack. You will be able to get sound without issue. The remote on this unit is "made for" iPhone (6, 6 Plus, 5s, 5c, 5, 4s, 4, 3GS), iPad (Air, mini, mini with retina display, 3rd/4th generation, iPad 2, iPad), iPod touch (2nd through 5th generations), iPod classic, iPod nano (4th through 7th generations), and iPod shuffle (3rd and 4th generations). It also has controls for many of todays' most popular phones from Samsung, Nokia, and HTC. Controls include Volume Up/Down, Play/Pause, Skip Track, Previous Track, Fast Forward/Backward, Answer/End call, Ignore call, Switch to incoming call, and Voice Control. Functionality varies by model. [ Jeff  May 11, 2015 ]  Staff
As long as the mini plug fits they work. [ John  Apr 09, 2015 ]
I use it with my Galaxy S5. With iPad and airplane movies. Awesome noise cancelling. [ James  Apr 08, 2015 ]
yes indeed [ H Donald  Apr 08, 2015 ]
Yes it works with Apple! Android and all other MP3 devices [ Mohammed  Apr 08, 2015 ]
Yes, the headphones are compatible with any headphone jack. [ Charles  Apr 08, 2015 ]
It has controls for many of todays' most popular phones from Samsung, Nokia, and HTC. Controls include Volume Up/Down, Play/Pause, Skip Track, Previous Track, Fast Forward/Backward, Answer/End call, Ignore call, Switch to incoming call, and Voice Control. Functionality varies by model. [ Jeff  Apr 08, 2015 ]  Staff