Bose QuietComfort 25 Show How Noise Cancellation Should Be Done
Whenever noise-canceling audio gear is brought into discussion, the QuietComfort 15 over-ear headphones pop to mind. The QC25 represent Bose’s next step into providing the ultimate comfort while listening to music.
How do you improve a product that’s nearly perfect? Bose must have asked themselves that when they proceeded to designing the QuietComfort 25 noise-canceling headphones. The first obvious changes get apparent when looking at the new product. The design has been updated to keep up with the modern trends. That being said, the QC25 are a bit sleeker, and fold away when not needed, in their hardshell travel case. The new model features a single cable with an in-line remote for easy control. This is a welcome improvement over the two cables that came with the QC15, which turned out to be useless most of the time.
The active noise-cancellation, probably the most important aspect of these headphones, requires an AAA battery, and besides the one found in the device, you can put one in the travel case. Probably the best noise-canceling headphones on the market, the QC15 became useless when the battery ran out, but that’s no longer the case with the new model. You can still use them after that moment, but since the microphones that pick up exterior sounds will no longer be powered, there won’t be any sound isolation.
One thing is certain, the QC25 will last you through an intercontinental flight without any problems. Bose improved the battery life on these and claim that you can get up to 35 hours of active noise cancellation on a single AAA battery.
The most important update remains the ability to use them when the battery runs out, though. This means that they’re no longer a simple paperweight when the batteries are dead. The sound quality is still there, and that doesn’t need to be changed any time soon, as it’s among the most important things that make Bose products top a lot of charts all over the world.
With so many great improvements, the QuietComfort 25 are the new best thing in terms of noise-cancellation. But is there room for further enhancements? Of course there is! Bose could also equip these with Bluetooth besides the hardwire, for a wireless experience and an even more comfort while traveling.
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