Bose QuietComfort 25 Review: One of the Best Noise Cancelling Head Set
CellUnlocker Bloggers RATING: 4.7/5.0
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.
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:
-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.
-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)
- 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.
-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.
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.