Bose QuietComfort 25 Review – [2017]

Description

Bose has long been a pioneer in the field of audio equipment. From home-based audio system and personal iPods to leading aerospace industries, Bose has revolutionized Noise Cancellation Headphones through its state of the art technology.

The all-new Bose QuietComfort 25 takes Noise Cancelling Headphones to a whole new level. The headphones are stylishly designed with large, comfortable ear cups and added leather cushions, these headphones are better in every way than the predecessor QC models.

Weighing in at only 6.89 ounces (195.6g) they are the lightest noise cancelling headphones on the market, which makes them much easier to carry around compared to other similar products.

Bose estimates the AAA battery life of headphones to last for up to 35 hours. However, the headphones continue to work despite the battery running out, its the noise cancellation that will stop working.

Bose has given the headband more of a curve as compared to the QC15, making them fit easily and more snugly around your head. The headphones also fold up into a smaller package so they are easier to take on the road.

Design specifications include:

  • Dimensions are: 5” x 6” x 0.9” (in inches)
  • 56 inch cable with inline remote control and microphone
  • Airline adapter plug

Bose QuietComfort 25 Review

Features

The Bose QuietComfort 25 provides exceptional background noise reduction and sound quality. They are a significant step up from the QuietComfort 15 model it is replacing. Equipped with additional leather cushions to help seal out noise, these headphones significantly reduce background noise.

Available in black and white, the color and design can be modified as per customer’s demands.

Other features of the headphones include the following:

  • The design and color can be changed according to customer demands
  • Tenfold Noise Reduction
  • Improved Sound Quality for Music
  • Lightweight
  • Airline Adapter
  • Carrying Case
  • AAA Battery (rechargeable)

Ease of Use

The Bose QuietComfort 25 headphones as you probably expect, are very easy to use. The inline remote contains standard controller options. All you have to do is connect your smart phone, iPod or other MP3 player to the Quiet Comfort 25’s and simply use the inline remote for any adjustments.

The headphones are compatible with all iOS, Android, and Windows devices. They can also be used as an auxiliary device in any other device that has a 3.5mm jack.

Pros and Cons

No Bose QuietComfort 25 Review would be complete without covering it’s drawbacks. Like all other audio equipment, the QC25’s have limitations.

On the plus side, even when the battery is dead, the headphones still play music. However, the music quality changes slightly and the noise cancellation feature does not work without the battery. Furthermore, the device does not support Bluetooth.

Due to its electronic circuitry, Bose does not recommend the use of the QuietComfort 25 headphones in wet conditions. The headphones provide up to 35 hours of battery time with a single AAA battery.

Rotatable ear cups and an ergonomic design makes the Quiet Comfort 25 easily fit on any shape ear and different head sizes.

An additional adapter is provided with the headphones, making it compatible with any airline entertainment system. Air travel will become much more enjoyable as the engine noise disappears and you doze off with your favorite music.

Just relaxing at home will become more enjoyable, whether it’s the traffic, a noisy lawn mower or your neighbors kids playing. You can put on your Bose QC25’s and tune it all out.

If you want to customize your headphones, Bose now offers over 52 vibrant colors and 9 separate headphone elements in a matte or gloss finish.

Are They Worth It?

Some criticize the headphones for their price, while others say that the cost is justified by the benefits and features. They reduce background noise to a negligible level while hearing all the nuances of your favorite music.  You will hear vocals with a new clarity, the deep richness of a bass guitar and the crispness of a snare drum.

The cast-zinc ear cups with luxurious thick leather cushions; make the Quietcomfort 25 headphones extremely comfortable. Its folding headband makes them portable, lightweight and durable. Recommended for anyone seeking the best audio equipment, Bose is a brand that does not disappoint.

The Bottom Line

What it comes down to is how well do they block ambient noises and audio quality. If you’re someone who wants excellent noise cancelling with very good audio, the Quietcomfort 25’s will be a good investment for you.

Bose has recently come out with the QuietComfort 35 series headphones that are wireless using Bluetooth technology. You can read my review of the QC 35’s here.

If you are just looking for some good noise cancelling headphones at a bargain price, then I would recommend the Solitude XCS Noise Cancelling headphones.

Still undecided? Here is a handy comparison chart showing features of our top rated noise cancelling headphones.

Please see my Reviews of Top Rated Noise Cancelling Headphones

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Description ose has long been a pioneer in the field of audio equipment. From home-based audio system and personal iPods to leading aerospace industries, Bose has revolutionized Noise Cancellation Headphones through its state of the art technology. The all-new takes Noise Cancelling Headphones to a whole new level. The headphones are stylishly designed with large, comfortable ear cups and added leather cushions, these headphones are better in every way than the predecessor QC models. Weighing in at only 6.89 ounces (195.6g) they are…

Review Overview

Features
Noise Cancellation
Audio Quality
Value

Summary : For frequent travelers and commuters, the biggest advantage to buying the QuietComfort 25 is obviously the noise cancellation as it is by far, one of the most effective in the market today.

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About Robert Walsh

I travel internationally on a frequent basis for work and the only way I have found to be able to rest on a plane is by using noise cancelling headphones. I have used quite a few over the years and have reviewed the ones I like best here.