Bose QuietComfort 25 Review: One of the Best Noise Cancelling Head Set

Bose QuietComfort 25 Review: One of the Best Noise Cancelling Head Set

 

CellUnlocker Bloggers RATING: 4.7/5.0


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The Bose QuietComfort 25 is easily an excellent choice for those looking for High End headsets in the 300+$ range. It has good sound quality that blows away people who are used to lower end headsets and has the best Noise Cancellation technology in the market. As soon as you put these headsets on it feels like silence falls upon you bringing peace and allowing you to have a more real experience with your music that you play, no matter where you are. The head set is light and very comfortable with high quality materials used. The white version of the Bose QC 25 looks great as well. These headsets will serve users well when looking for a moment of peace on flights, or in places where ambient noises may ruin your moments with your music. Cellunlocker Bloggers give this device a 4.9 out of 5.0 as it is an excellent piece of equipment but does have its flaws.

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My Review:

What can I say? I used to use lower to medium grade head set’s such as the Corsair Vengeance gaming headsets, Panasonics and other [$Mid Range] headsets that simply “played” my music and I accepted them as is. I walked into Best buy one day to purchase a new gaming mouse but I ended up wandering over to the headset section. I see some Bose head sets and remembering how nice Bose equipment does sound I decided to try a display model. The one on display was the QC 15 from BOSE. Even that model was extremely comfortable, great in sound quality and had advanced noise cancelling enabled. I had to make my purchase for my personal head set. I soon found out about the latest offering the BOSE QC 25. A respectable upgrade above the QC 15 I purchased them immediately. The difference between the two (QC 15 VS. QC 25) is that the QC 15 stops playing after the battery (AAA batteries for both) runs out. However, the QC 25 continues to play on but without its auto EQ technology. The BOSE QC 25 in comparison has the best noise cancelling available. Better sound quality, however, can be found in other 300+$ head set ranges.

Speaking of battery the QC 25 does have a decent battery life when running on one AAA battery. The protective case that the headset comes with includes a slot to hold a spare AAA battery but how long can the QC 25 last? From personal usage I found that the battery lasted just over 2 days. I use the headsets frequently picking it up time to time over the course of the day. Other times I turn off the Noise Cancelling via a switch located on the Right ear cup. The plus for turning OFF the noise cancelling feature is that it still allows your headset to keep playing as long as it is plugged into your source device. The downside to turning OFF noise cancelling is that it also turns off the Auto Equalizer feature which will degrade your listening experience to a degree that differs from person to person. The bass’s become a lot muddier and the highs don’t really reach the highs in full clarity. It sort of becomes a regular headset in a sense. Mind you I can still bear the music with EQ OFF but I prefer Noise Cancelling and AUTO EQ to be on to produce warm bass and rich clear highs. You can easily determine each layer of your music (given that your music files are of good quality) and experience a warm thump of the bass. In comparison the Dr. Dre Beats headsets provide heavier and sharper bass as that is their main focus in producing sound. Nonetheless, it is very pleasing and enjoyable to listen through the BOSE QC 25 head sets.

 

TL;DR Cut to the chase:

 

Sound —————————————————————

-These Bose headsets are absolutely gorgeous in sound.

-Revived all of my old music I have grown tired of. Thanks to Clarity and its Auto EQ technology I can hear so much more within my music.

-The Bass on these headsets are very warm but still give a good thump. The High’s are quite clear and you will be able to discern the different members or layers of your music.

-Thanks to the Noise-Cancellation technology it blocks out the world when I am tired of it and I am walking downtown at peace listening to my music. (Just always be aware of traffic! Safety First)

-No more “Squeezing” my head sets against my ears to block out sky train sounds or other loud ambient noise that may occur on a daily commute or situation.

Design —————————————————————

-The ear cup padding is very soft and is comfortable. -Bose quality built mixture of Plastic, Aluminum feel cup covers, rubbery material and nice leather/canvas bands and cups.

-Extremely light weighing only which reduces ear fatigue from long periods of usage (Ie. I am able to keep the QC 25′s on my ear for over 8 hours straight in my office without fatigue!)

-Doesn’t fall off my head easily (Unless I shake my head violently which I will not try) -Nice Switch on the right cup to switch from Noise cancellation + EQ processing mode to a passive mode which turns off NC/EQ but still plays your music -Music continues to play even when batteries run out (while the Bose QC 15 stops playing)

Others —————————————————————

- The case that it comes with is a hard case and I know it will protect my new sound tech.

-It contains useful extra storage room for a spare AAA battery and their advertised “Flight mode adapter”

-Detachable Cord  and good foldable design to store away the head set’s

-The ear cups on the QC 25 folds as well and swivels allowing for the carrying case to be reduced in size.

-The

Cons —————————————————————

-When battery runs out and the Head set continues to play your music the quality goes down. The bass muddy, the highs not as clear as it would be with Auto EQ technology turn on. It kind of feels like I am listening to lower end to Middle range headsets.

-Not a Rechargeable device via USB. Must swap batteries (AAA batteries)

-Noise cancelling technology today is not perfect, I can’t blame Bose for this. But it is impossible at this time to cancel out 100% of incoming sound waves. The technology clearly blocks out lower and a lot of the mid frequencies but higher frequencies can still be heard when Not listening to music or when listening to softer music quietly.

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Overall I am Very happy with my Bose Quiet Comfort 25 head set’s. I am well impressed by its Noise cancellation technology and its ability to produce respectable sound thanks to the BOSE Auto EQ balance technology. The device is very comfortable, looks good, sounds good and lasts quite long.

[How-To] How to Access Galaxy Note 4′s Developer Menu!

How to Access Galaxy Note 4′s Developer Menu!

The tip outlined below will allow users to take advantage of a hidden menu setting that is actually available for any android device (KitKat and above). The settings does contain some advanced developer settings so best to touch the ones you know about as we describe them to you and expand your knowledge on your own devices. Access to this DEV menu will provide users with a more deeper tweaking opportunity with their set up. From animation settings of your Stock Launcher and UI interactions to Run Time changes and even many test features! Remember that once you activate DEVELOPER OPTIONS you cannot get rid of it off your menu without a system wipe!

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Go to > SETTINGS > About Device > Scroll down to the section where you see BUILD NUMBER.

2. Repeatedly tap on Build Number itself, soon you will be presented with a count down indicating that you will become a developer in x amount of taps!

3. Once  you’ve reached 0 you have achieved developer status!

4. Press BACK to return to the menu prior and now you should see DEVELOPER OPTIONS

 

 

After enabling DEVELOPER OPTIONS you can do the following below for your Note 4!

 

 

ACTIVATING ART

1. Go into SETTINGS > DEVELOPER OPTIONS

2. Click on “Select Runtime System”

3. Select ART and reboot

4. NOTE: The reboot process will alter all your apps to run with ART. This can take a while!
5. NOTE2: While many users reported better battery life and performance increases this can cause some apps to fail, if you experience issues simply revert your settings back to DALVIK by going to Settings > Developer Options and then tap “Select Runtime System”.

 

 

Changing UI Animation Speed

1. Go into SETTINGS > DEVELOPER OPTIONS

2. Scroll down to DRAWING section

3. You can change WINDOW ANIMATION SCALE speeds, Transition animation speeds, and Animator duration scales!

Looking at Android 5.0 (Lollipop) Basics

What to Expect in Android 5.0 (Lollipop)

 

As expected Google released its latest flavor for its operating platform; Android 5.0 Lollipop. A delicious new upgrade from the most recent Android 4.4.4 KIT KAT which ran on millions of devices for a time up till now. Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop provides new updates regarding services, features, and many other every day usage. CU Blogs will be taking a look at the various release features of the the Android 5.0 and look at the awesomeness of the upgrade. Currently, only the the newest nexus device line ups (IE. Google Nexus 6) wields the latest weapon from Android’s arsenal  but soon this update will be rolled out by manufacturers to their latest devices released (and to a lot of their older devices). 

                Some may be wondering when their devices will receive the lollipop update. As of now it is certain that NEXUS models from the 4 up to the 10 will receive the updates. Also the updates should be rolling out over the coming weeks as mentioned prior. Taiwanese manufacturer HTC stated that they will be rolling out the update to the HTC One (M8) and (M7) models within 90 days from the day HTC receives the finalized OS from Google. Other models will be upgraded as well. Moto X users as well as OnePlus owners should see a roll out soon for the Android 5.0. It is still unclear as to when the update will be available for other manufacturers just yet.

Moving on to what Lollipop holds, here is the run down:

1.The UI:  Material Design + Fluid Motion

This visual UI update made to Android 5.0 Lollipop can be described with; Bold Colors + Realistic Shadows + typography + Various Visual Elements. Basically, colors are meant to pop and interactions with UI Elements will provide visual cues and movements that gives a new experience. For example,  when opening up a contact info page within your Contacts App the “Opening animation” of the app is more in depth and allows users to see and feel that an app is being opened in a fluid method. It is sort of a bold yet subtle way for Google to help users to become familiar with any interaction(s) made with the UI and give it a bit more delight to it. Some may find this slightly too much but luckily Android is always about customization and settings are available to change this to the users liking look HERE to see how you could do that for yourself on any android device.

2. Constantly on the Move and Interlocked Apps:

Google implemented an improved framework of keeping your content on the go with your many android devices you may own. Between devices you can pick up songs, photos, apps, recent searches on one device to the next as you may move between locations. It is a sort of “Big + Small” screen to assist with that. This includes devices such as smart watches, flat screens, your car, other phones and tablet’s.

Between APPS a dependency model was created. At Google’s IO an example was described as apps “Google Chrome” and “OpenTable” interacted with one another. When a user searched for a restaurant location on Chrome this launched the OpenTable application. This is a very useful tool that is made available to any developer so that they can integrate this into their application and create a larger network of apps working together to provide a more convenient environment where users can find their information and receive their services.

3. Faster Performance and Battery Life

Google developers implemented a new Runtime architecture into the software. They call it “ART”. This feature was actually optional in Android KitKat enabled devices (click Here to see how) and is now being implemented as the standard for future bearers of the Lollipop Android 5.0. Supposedly this provides faster processing of applications and processes thanks to its new AOT (Ahead-Of-Time) runtime process as opposed to the older JIT runtime (Just in Time). AOT processes data ahead of time so that things simply run faster compared to the device scrambling to get apps started when users launch or activate services. Beta versions of ART available on KIT KAT firmware’s show SLIGHT improvements to battery life, however, we look forward to the final package when Lollipop rolls out for all our devices.

Android 5.0 Lollipop also enables the system’s ability to suspend background apps and services to reduce impact when launch multiple apps. This can potentially provide better battery life without sacrificing multitasking. On top of this 64 bit support is packaged into the new iteration. Google finally implemented a battery saving mode into the OS itself. This is claimed to increase the devices life span by 90 minutes. Developers are also now given access to administrative level information about what each app(s) does within the system and see clearly and fix the bugs or issues that causes battery draining. This is great news.

               

4. Deeper Media Integration

Many new media integrations include USB audio support which supports plug and play via USB enabled head sets and devices. Other neat improvements is the Multi Channel support for up to 8 channels including 5.1  and 7.1 surround sound. Latency for audio is now lowered to provide amazing communication and music listening experiences. OpenGL ES 3.1 is included to provide advanced graphics processing. Even new photography formats are now supported (YUV and BAYER RAW).

Conclusion

Overall, The Android L (or Android 5.0) better known as Android Lollipop is an impressive update that we are looking forward to. With new features and services made available and graphical overhauls implemented this can be an exciting transition into a bolder and smoother experience ever experienced on the Android platform. Users should expect to see greater and improved performance, listening experiences, imaging, entertainment, and longer battery life. With bold colors and contextual UI movements we are pleased with the new OS. For more information visit Android’s site!
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The Rogers Q10 was released in January 2013 on Blackberry 10OS in black and white. This device features a 3.1″ super AMOLED touch screen. Blackberry stays true to their concept by adding the QWERTY keyboard back. The Q10 has a 8MP camera with a 2MP front-facing camera; this allows ease of their new feature – BBM video calling! This device unlocked will work with compatible GSM carriers worldwide.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was released on Wind in October. This model is available in a 32GB model variant, in black and white. This model is still externally expandable up to 128GB with a 3GB RAM. The Note 4 features a 5.7″ super AMOLED touch screen with Corning Gorilla Glass. It also has a 16MP camera with a 3.7MP front-facing camera. With a quad-core processor and Adreno 420, you will get the fastest and most vivid experience whether you’re gaming on this device or just surfing the web. This device is the best Android model on the market today and produces the best selfies!

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Samsung GEAR S Review

Samsung GEAR S Smart Watch

 

The latest installment of Samsung’s wearable device is called the Samsung GEAR S. It runs on Samsung’s very own TIZEN Operating System which is the reason why the device family dropped the “GALAXY” title in the first place. With more advanced features, specs and design we hope to share with you below useful information regarding the Samsung GEAR S Smart Watch.

 

Specification:

a. Dimensions: The GEAR S has a dimension of 39.9 x 58.1 x 12.5.

b. Display: 2.0 inch Curved Super AMOLED (480 X 360) screen.

c. Chipset: The Processor included is a DUAL Core CPU running at 1.0 GHz.

d. Network: The device is 3G capable with bands of 900/2100 or 850/1900

e. Memory: The GEAR S RAM stands at 512MB with an internal storage space of 4GB.

f. Sensors: Gyroscope, Heart Rate monitor, Ambient Light, UV sensors, Barometer, Accelerometer, and Compass.

g. Connectivity: Wifi b/g/n connections with A-GPS/Glonass. The Gear S also includes Bluetooth 4.1 and a USB 2.0 port.

h. Battery: 300mAh Li-Ion Battery is included.

i. OS: The Gear S runs on a Tizen Based Gear S platform.

 

Features of the Gear S Smart Watch:

1. The Samsung Gear S Smart Watch provides advanced communication features allowing connections with your Galaxy Note device to receive calls, make calls, send and receive text messages and other information. It is also capable of 3G connections so you can go without your phone as well.

2. The Gear S also is able to measure your health features (ie. health, heart beat sensors, walking sensors etc.) but also show advanced information such as news and weather that is useful for everyday users.

3.  The entertainment feature is more expansive than its previous versions now, including longer battery life, faster more efficient app configurations and new apps that are supported to make it even more useful!


Hidden Features of the Galaxy Note 4

Hidden Features of the Galaxy Note 4

 

As users begin to nestle in with their brand new Galaxy Note 4′s we looked to see if we could find other ways of using these awesome smartphones. Below we will list the top 10 things we found while we played around with our own Note 4′s.

1.  Camera: The Camera auto focuses when you click and hold the focal point. But did you know that it also auto adjusts exposure.

2. Using your S-Pen you can hover over SMS message links your friends sends to Preview the site in a mini box! (To turn this feature on go to Settings > S Pen > Air View)

3. While listening to music your Note 4 can notify you when your doorbell is pressed or if an infant is crying. Simply record the sounds of your door bell.

4. Is your Note 4 Too big? You can go to “Settings > Display > Wallpaper > One handed operation” to activate Reduced screen size/One handed input/ or a handy dandy “Side Key Panel”

 5. Your Note 4 can Share your home Wi-Fi directly to another persons phone via Settings > Wi-Fi > Settings > Share WI-FI profile. This is particularly useful when you don’t want people having unrestraint access to your WI-FI. You can set a timer so users can have access to your Wi fi for a few hours. 

6. You Can take selfies by tapping your heart rate monitor sensor at the back of the Note 4. In addition it auto focuses for you! How Convenient~ 

7. Handwriting input recognition can  be enabled by going to Settings > S Pen > Direct Pen Input

8. Meeting Mode is available for the Voice Recorder App. You can visually determine where the sounds come from (up to 8 directions). Check it out~

9. Go to Settings > CALLS > Show caller information. And while your you are on call the callers birthday, contacts, sms messages all pop up on screen. Rather useful in a lot of situations with your partner?

10. You can determine your most frequently used settings 

We hope you enjoyed this top 10 list of neat features of the GALAXY Note 4!

Unlock A Rogers Samsung Galaxy Note 4

The Note 4 was released to Rogers in October. The Note 4 is available in white, black, gold and pink. This device was launched on Kit Kat but is upgradable to Lollipop when it’s available. This device comes in a 32GB model variant only, but is externally expandable up to 128GB and has a 3GB RAM. The Note 4 also has a 5.7″ super AMOLED touch screen with Corning Gorilla Glass and supports a fingerprint sensor (Paypal Certified). If you’re still not convinced, the Note 4 has a 16MP camera with HDR, 2160p video recorder and a 3.7MP front-facing camera. It also has a quad-core processor with Adreno 420, which provides lightening fast browsing and the best gaming experience available on an Android device.

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