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Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones for Samsung and Android Devices, Black - Wired
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 2037 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.4
Returned or considering to return: 5.6%

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Individual Feature Rating
Adapter5.0   exceptional
Packaging4.8   above average
Traveling4.8   above average
Weight4.8   average
Comfortable4.7   average
Compact4.7   average
Fit4.7   above average
Light4.7   above average
Performance4.6   above average
Travel4.6   average
Noise4.3   above average
Quality4.3   average
Music4.2   average
Sound4.2   average
Control3.8   average
Cushion3.8   average
Microphone3.8   average
Price3.7   below average
Audio3.5   below average
Bluetooth3.4   below average
Service3.4   below average
Android3.3   below average
Battery3.3   below average
Cable3.0   below average
Plug2.9   below average
Amazon2.6   mediocre
Wireless2.6   mediocre
Speaker2.2   mediocre
Connector2.0   below average
Warranty1.9   mediocre
Connection1.5   mediocre


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Acoustic

Acoustic:
"Great acoustic sound and amazing noise cancellation."
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"I realized These Bose Quiet Comfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling head Phones are just plan and simple the best I have ever owned!"
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"Very good headset but I can't wear them too long ... my hears get very hot and I need to switch to the Bose Bose QC20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones but my kids love it and have no problem with them"
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"The Acoustic Noise Cancellation is amazing..."
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"When awake, these are outstanding quality acoustic headphones for listening to your iPod, computer, or other music source, or even the in-flight music and movies on the plane."
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Adapter

Adapter:
"The case for them is ideal as well, with a space for a battery and airplane adapter."
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"They come with a very nice case and adapter."
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"- Comes Airline adapter for airline carriers that require you to have two jack connectors to connect to your airline seatBeats Pro:- Sound quality will cater to the folks that like their music loud and with kicking base- Solid aluminum frame construction- Great ear padding aid in ambient noise reduction- Comes with two modular wires, one (red) for typical connection to your music device the other (black) for connecting to devices that require a inch connectorAudio-Technica (ATH-M50):- Wonderful balanced clean-crisp sound at a great value- Comes with a adapter- Coiled Cable good quality and is longest in length than other two products, but is NOT detachable like the Beats Pro and Bose QC 25; so it means that you will have to go MacGyver status to fix this thing or get a new pair of headphones."
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"Also fold up nicely into compact carrying case with space for adapters and a receptacle for spare battery."
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"They also come with an airplane adapter, which I suppose is a nice touch."
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Amazon

Amazon:
"I've fixed this problem by purchasing a 3rd-party replacement earpads from Amazon for about 10 bucks."
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"The first one I got it had a problem where the audio had static noise so Amazon exchanged it for nothing since it was within 30 days."
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"I purchased these using my wife's Amazon account so unfortunately it won't say I'm verified, but that's ok."
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"Considering this is the most I've spent on headphones in 20 years, I'm very disappointed both with Bose and Amazon."
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"My only complaint is that the Amazon product description did not make it clear that a case came with the headphones."
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"I contacted Amazon and they said they are no longer able to be returned and I am stuck with a defective set of headphones."
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"I will say that MOST Amazon transactions are pleasurable and trouble-free."
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"I went ahead and ordered the Sony MDR-1A headphones from Amazon, for the same price as the Bose QC 25s, which are supposedly one of the best headphones in terms of overall sound quality, but are not noise cancelling."
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"I don't recall if I ordered these from Amazon or directly from Bose, but they are wonderful for my purposes."
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"At the time of this posting Amazon only sells the iphone compatible version."
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"Amazon did their part very well."
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Android

Android:
"So buyer beware, if you want 100% compatibility for your android device, you might not get it."
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"The description could have been a little more clear that there would be incompatibility with android."
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"I mean they work fine when connected to PC, but they are horrible when used with my Android phone."
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"It'll play on an Android and non-Apple TV but the sound is weak and the volume low because the enhancement won't work."
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"Since Apple try to ensure that their stuff is always proprietary, and avoid standards like the plague, this, of course doesn't work well with the market leader - Android."
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"No complaints at all, except for having to deal with the audio cable(see below).FUNCTIONALITY: The headphones have an inline volume controller and microphone, however these seem to only be effective if the headphones are plugged into an Android or iPhone."
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"I bought these ones in particular (instead of the Apple compatible) because I own an android phone computer."
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"No issue for android headphones though."
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"Although they are clearly meant to be used on-the-go with your Samsung (or, presumably, any Android) phone, I think that for most folks they would make a great choice for daily use."
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"The description could have been a little more clear that there would be incompatibility with android."
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Audio

Audio:
"First, the audio wire is a bit annoying to work around."
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"After only 4 days of very light use, the cable connection to the left ear cup became faulty and I experienced regular loss of audio."
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"Sound Quality: OK right off the bat, the sound clarity and stage is not as good as the Grado's or Audio technicas."
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"Bose does make a non-ANR wireless model but they fail miserably in audio quality."
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"You can listen to audio if the battery goes dead, but that is only a last resort; the sound is distant and muffled."
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"The first one I got it had a problem where the audio had static noise so Amazon exchanged it for nothing since it was within 30 days."
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"And these headphones are light and make listening to music or a audio book a pleasure."
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"No complaints at all, except for having to deal with the audio cable(see below).FUNCTIONALITY: The headphones have an inline volume controller and microphone, however these seem to only be effective if the headphones are plugged into an Android or iPhone."
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"Audio Quality- I'm not an audiophile by any means, but these headphones have amazing audio quality."
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"You can find better sound quality at this price range, but these are noise cancelling headphones, and you will be very pleased with the audio quality."
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"Besides the audio cord model has fantastic sound and noise cancelling at $100 less than the wireless model."
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Battery

Battery:
"I think the battery they sent with it is dead, or maybe they headphones arrived broken?"
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"Yes they still block out a considerable amount of noise even if the battery is dead or you switch off noise canceling."
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"I didn't realize how well until the battery used to power the Noise Cancelling feature lost power as I worked last night."
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"Before the first battery was used out, the right side went wrong."
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"Beats website says Dead batteries can kill your vibe."
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"The only negative is I wish it had a rechargeable battery instead of having to replace the AAA."
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"The noise reduction works OK but since you almost need to have it running to have things sound good I hope the batteries last and I can use some rechargeable ones."
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"A battery is included (and the case has a place for an extra, which is nice - there are several upgrades over the old model: The cord is detachable if damaged, and you can continue to use the headphones (with the same sound quality and volume, as far as I can tell) when the batter runs out on the noise-cancelling function."
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"The case for them is ideal as well, with a space for a battery and airplane adapter."
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"-Material quality is quite good-Very very comfortable-Excellent noise cancellation-Replaceable cord-AAA batteries (this is only a good feature if, like me, you always have a million of these guys lying around)-Padding is comfortable and durable."
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"Excellent battery life as well."
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Bluetooth

Bluetooth:
"Only downside is that they do not have bluetooth."
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"By this I mean the possibility of being Bluetooth, the battery being rechargeable and because they are sometimes uncomfortable if you use them for a lot of time because your ears will sweat or put pressure (usually on the plane)."
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"So, as we know the QC25's do not have bluetooth either, but because of the other issues being resolved, i'm looking over this, and solving this problem by getting a small battery powered bluetooth adapter, many can be found on amazon for under 30 dollars."
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"Now to my own fault of missing a detail, I thought the Bose were Bluetooth."
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"I wanted to go bluetooth, but didn't get a good feeling based on reviews and specs from different models."
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"Like a dingbat, I bought the new Beats Studio (great bass and comfortable) Audio-Technica ATH-M50x (great bass and soooo uncomfortable, heavy), and then the August Bluetooth Wireless (ok is sound, comfortable and light)Outcome: I still have the Beats Studio (put away in the box), I returned the Audio Technica as quickly as I could, and every now an then I like the freedom of the August Wireless, so I still use them."
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")WHAT I'D CHANGE: For $300, it would be nice if the headphones had Bluetooth connectivity, for two reasons."
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"For the price, I really wish these were Bluetooth compatible."
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"WIRELESS(Winner) Beats has proven that Bluetooth can sound great."
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"Why not merge the two products into one and make a great sounding, noise-canceling, Bluetooth headphone?"
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"Now you can make the Bose QuietComfort 25 headphones Bluetooth compatible with theBTunes for QC25, http: thebtunes."
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Cable

Cable:
"As many of the other customer complaints have mentioned, the aux cable connection to the headphones is damaged right out of the box."
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"A battery is included (and the case has a place for an extra, which is nice - there are several upgrades over the old model: The cord is detachable if damaged, and you can continue to use the headphones (with the same sound quality and volume, as far as I can tell) when the batter runs out on the noise-cancelling function."
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"Even if it WAS just the cord, that is absolutely unacceptable for a pair of $300 headphones."
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"--The cord has a funky texture that doesn't glide easily when rubbing against other material like my jacket."
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"I bought 4 years ago the same version of Bose headphone without the noise canceling and I really loved it, but unfortunately I was beginning to have some issue with the cable and couldn't hear on one side."
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"My only complain is the build quality of the headphone jack is crappy, mine broke into 2 pieces within 3 weeks and half of the metal part got stuck inside the 2 pin adaptor used for the aircraft (see picture) - this happened when I tried to get up from my seat while the headphone was connected to airplane seat and I ended up pulling the cable slightly off in wrong direction - I did not expect that metal part to come of and break that easily for a headphone with a $300 price tag and from the brand Bose :("
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"No complaints at all, except for having to deal with the audio cable(see below).FUNCTIONALITY: The headphones have an inline volume controller and microphone, however these seem to only be effective if the headphones are plugged into an Android or iPhone."
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"When the cable is properly seated, the sound and comfort are excellent but this condition does not last for more than a few minutes."
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"Besides the audio cord model has fantastic sound and noise cancelling at $100 less than the wireless model."
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"A battery is included (and the case has a place for an extra, which is nice - there are several upgrades over the old model: The cord is detachable if damaged, and you can continue to use the headphones (with the same sound quality and volume, as far as I can tell) when the batter runs out on the noise-cancelling function."
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"Since my QC 15'S work just fine, I don't see any reason to upgrade and spend plenty of cash for the same headphones, maybe with a more robust power cord."
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Comfort

Comfort:
"In terms of audio quality for their basic headphone functionality, they're fine, about the same as I get from the Sennheiser headphones I bought about 15 years ago for $70.COMFORT AND AESTHETICS: The headphones are lightweight and comfortable."
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"Comfort- These headphones are among the most comfortable headphones I have ever worn."
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"COMFORT(Winner) The Bose QC25s are the lightest weighing and the lightest clamping headsets that I have ever put on my head thus making them the most comfortable, especially when wearing them over long periods of time."
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"If I compare my preferences for listening to music with the volume UP, the Mixrs win by a small margin, but if I want to play something quiet and eliminate the background noise and have great comfort... then it's these bad boys."
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"Pros- excellent comfort- excellent noise cancelling- great packaging, case, etc- looks great- excellent soundCons- THE MICROPHONE SUCKS and I get complaints all the time."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"I find the bass response a bit weak, but who cares, peace, quite and comfort are what they are all about and in that they really deliver."
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"In my older age, excessive noise is distressing to me and these provide me a lot of comfort."
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"Its absolutely terrible to have to fly under todays noisy cramped stinking conditions so any attempt to improve my comfort is worth it."
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"Boses after market care is terrible after spending 300 dollars on a pair of quiet comfort 15 I got no help at all when one speaker stopped working I will never buy bose again ."
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"Great for air trip due the nois canceling and very comfortable, but be aware NOT great if you looking loud bass (hip hop)"
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"They are not compact and as easily stowed as some, they are light and very comfortable."
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"In terms of audio quality for their basic headphone functionality, they're fine, about the same as I get from the Sennheiser headphones I bought about 15 years ago for $70.COMFORT AND AESTHETICS: The headphones are lightweight and comfortable."
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"Comfort- These headphones are among the most comfortable headphones I have ever worn."
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"Yes, the noise cancelation is impressive, and YES they are comfortable."
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"When the cable is properly seated, the sound and comfort are excellent but this condition does not last for more than a few minutes."
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"They sound great, they're comfortable, and block out sound very well (even with the Quiet feature off)."
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Compact

Compact:
"They are not compact and as easily stowed as some, they are light and very comfortable."
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"I like that they are compact but with the above qualification of the folding problem."
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"Very comfortable, compact, well suited for the road."
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"They do a great job of canceling out noise and are very easy and compact."
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"Also fold up nicely into compact carrying case with space for adapters and a receptacle for spare battery."
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"The case offers adequate protection and is fairly compact."
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"Excellent, compact a little small-after x-country flight my ears were a little sore (and I don't have a big head).Great sound, though."
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Connection

Connection:
"After only 4 days of very light use, the cable connection to the left ear cup became faulty and I experienced regular loss of audio."
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"As many of the other customer complaints have mentioned, the aux cable connection to the headphones is damaged right out of the box."
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"You can temporarily fix it by inserting a piece of paper inside the faulty speaker to restore the electric connection, but the sound vibrate with bass and the noise cancelation reverberate."
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"Cons: Failed after only 2 months (possible loose connection in right ear)."
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"The third time I used this product the connecting wire failed."
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"Youtube showed the problem to be the jack going into the headphone is manufactured a little small so it doesn't make a good connection."
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")WHAT I'D CHANGE: For $300, it would be nice if the headphones had Bluetooth connectivity, for two reasons."
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"I tried it connected to my Note Edge directly as well as through my Fiio E12 amp."
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"The noise dampening function is great for flying and it comes with the 2 pronged connection included that is needed for connecting to the in flight audio."
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"I put them on during my latest flight with nothing connected and I was able to read my book in silence."
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"If they had bluetooth connectivity they would be perfect."
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Connector

Connector:
"--The cord has a funky texture that doesn't glide easily when rubbing against other material like my jacket."
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"My only complain is the build quality of the headphone jack is crappy, mine broke into 2 pieces within 3 weeks and half of the metal part got stuck inside the 2 pin adaptor used for the aircraft (see picture) - this happened when I tried to get up from my seat while the headphone was connected to airplane seat and I ended up pulling the cable slightly off in wrong direction - I did not expect that metal part to come of and break that easily for a headphone with a $300 price tag and from the brand Bose :("
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"unfortunately, the jack, which plugs into the left earphone, has come loose after only a weak."
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"I bought QC25s several month ago and already went through two cables with bent or broken connectors."
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"Oh, and now I have to figure out how to extract a piece of a broken connector from my phone."
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"Hmmm... Only one thing to complain: The jack on the left side is not tight in a collision (with shoulder, collar,...)."
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"The package covers a very nice protecting case, the headphones, airplane jack, a battery for noise cancelling function and its original black wire."
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"The cable is MUCH better, out goes the huge clunky headphone side which is replaced by a thin connector, as well as a much more reasonable length."
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"Great sound, but.... For the apple devices, the 2.5 mm jack falls out of the headphones very easily."
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"I was able to turn the cable where the jack meets the headphone to restore stereo audio."
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"The cable is 5 feet long, perfect for use with a smartphone, and it has an 1 8 jack that works with all my devices."
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Control

Control:
"Unfortunately there's also some quality control design issues with the jack or the detachable cable -- if the cord is turned just the wrong way, one of the channels will cut out."
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"I have the 15's and they work great but finding a volume control that will continue to work was a pain, so I broke down and got the 25's."
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"excellent sound-- volume control not easy to use"
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"Left earphone--quality control failure."
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"The only slight negative is that the controls are not the easiest to use (there's a lot of clicking of the wire buttons) and the headphones are not wireless."
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"The ONLY bad thing I have to say about them is that the microphone and audio controls don't work great with my Samsung Galaxy SIII."
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"Awesome sound and easy to control"
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"Bottom line: amazing headphones with bad construction quality control."
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"When we landed and as I was walking to the border control checkpoint at Taipei terminal I realized how good I felt."
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"The built in controls work perfectly with my iPhone and iPad."
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"Easy to use the volume controls."
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Cushion

Cushion:
"The QC25 headphones are not very comfortable to wear for a long time, as the ear cushion pieces aren't big enough to cover my ears - they are just directly pressing on them."
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"The ear cup and cushion is not nearly as comfortable as the QC15 was either."
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"(this was tested in a quite room)Noise cancellation is really good and enhanced compared to QC 15 but the cushion can make you uncomfortable in prolonged use."
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"The ear cup cushion are very comfortable to wear for a long use."
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"Pros:1) I like the noise canceling technology.2) I like the length of the cord, just the right length.3) Materials are of high quality.4) Cushion on top is great!"
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"The head adjustment itself is smooth and tactile but solid and along with the over the ear cushions make these headphones so comfortable."
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"The QC 25 headphones have padded over-the-ear cushions that are soft and comfortable."
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"The headband has a softer cushion which makes it a bit more comfortable to sit on your head.4."
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Fit

Fit:
"My problem with other over-ear headphones is that they don't actually fit OVER my ears, but instead smash the tops of my ears into the side of my head."
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"The Audio Techinca didn't fit as well on my head, the Bose fit better."
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"I've broken my review up into the different aspects of the QC25:FUNCTIONALITY: They fit my head well."
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"The klipsch status fit comfortably over the ear however they fit too tight on the head, also making it hard to wear for long periods of time."
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"Hinged earpieces ... hard to say if this helps with getting a good fit over the ears."
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"He loves the fact that they fit over his ears and not on them."
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"The headphones fit comfortably around my ears, and stay in place without being overly tight."
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"Yes they fit comfortably and work fine with glasses."
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"They fit great with comfortable padding on head and ears."
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"Fits great, love that the cord is removable and replaceable."
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Focus

Focus:
"I often use them without even having any music on, when there is noise coming from the apartment next store I put them on with the white noise and they really do an amazing job blocking out the noise so I can focus on reading or working."
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"It helps me to focus and does a great job to cancel the noise."
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"This is perfect for me because I still want to hear but be able to focus on lectures."
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"I bought them for school because I am in studio a majority of my time, and need to be able to focus without distractions from other classmates."
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"I had people yell at me while music was playing and my focus was not once broken."
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Frequency

Frequency:
"Its possible that I sometimes here a little distortion introduced in certain frequencies and scenarios, but I haven't been able to confirm."
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"Unfortunately it does not cancel mid to high frequency noise, like white nose."
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"Besides, my mp3 player can easily pump out additional bass frequencies should the need arise."
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"A+ Excellent noise reductionA+ Excellent frequency response, also serving as a good referenceA+ Excellent comfortC - Poor stereo imaging in the time domain (would require much lower distortion for high fidelity imaging and rendering of stereo imaging, ambience, and realism in relation to reverberant fields)D - Carrying case zipper broke after only a few months of use"
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"I would compare these headphones to a very high end stereo in a room with great acoustics or a concert hall with great sound and acoustics, except the balance across the frequencies in the Bose is far superior with professional mixed music and balanced sound from Bose."
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"I'm a guitar player so am used to having to adjust the frequencies of sound and Boss is great without any adjustment necessary."
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"While I may not be an audiophile, I think I have fairly sensitive hearing and like well balanced frequency response curve and can note subtleties in soundscape and distortion, especially compression induced distortion."
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Heavy

Heavy:
"The headband has padding on the underside at the top but even so, these feel heavy and were not comfortable after hours of use."
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"Like a dingbat, I bought the new Beats Studio (great bass and comfortable) Audio-Technica ATH-M50x (great bass and soooo uncomfortable, heavy), and then the August Bluetooth Wireless (ok is sound, comfortable and light)Outcome: I still have the Beats Studio (put away in the box), I returned the Audio Technica as quickly as I could, and every now an then I like the freedom of the August Wireless, so I still use them."
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"Not as heavy on the low end as Beats (which I find to be a good thing)."
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"The sound is good with regular music but they seem to struggle more with Heavy Metal and Hard Rock."
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"It's not overly heavy like some other headphones I've had in the past and fits comfortably."
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"Comfort - The fit is excellent and they are not too heavy - however - noise canceling does cause a bit of a (what appears to be) a positive pressure inside the cans."
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"As others have stated, the sound quality is good with a neutral sound bias...i. e. no heavy base boost."
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Light

Light:
"when I first bought these head phones I thought they where horrible after some light use They started to bother me, the Noise cancelling felt like my ear drum's were being sucked out of my head :~o The nosie cancelling is extreme I was not used to this But after a couple more day's of use."
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"I previously had Audio-technica that was so disappointing (broken after a year....)What I like:- light but strong- excellent noise canceling- good sound- they are not tiring to wear (10 hours in a row and still does not hurt neither the ears nor the head!"
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"They are not compact and as easily stowed as some, they are light and very comfortable."
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"The light weight, soft headband, and comfortable ear cups allow you to listen as long as you want, with out getting fatigue."
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"We also love the sleeker style, smaller 'on' light and all-black case."
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"What made my mind was the comfort and light weight of the unit first, secondly the sound and noise reduction feature being the best in the market."
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"Light weight, comfortable, quality product."
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"Decent sound when just listening to music, and super light."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"Everything I know about sound leads me to believe that a caller on the other end of the line should not hear me as well as the in-line mic hanging below my chin on the Bose cord."
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"The microphone works well, but it's hard to talk with the noise-cancellation turned on as you pretty much cancel out your own voice."
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"Pros- excellent comfort- excellent noise cancelling- great packaging, case, etc- looks great- excellent soundCons- THE MICROPHONE SUCKS and I get complaints all the time."
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"People cannot hear me well - the microphones used in speaker phone built into the iPhone has much higher quality, and I end up not being able to use the Bose for call."
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"Disappointing inline mic draws comments such as are you in a cave."
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"The ONLY bad thing I have to say about them is that the microphone and audio controls don't work great with my Samsung Galaxy SIII."
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"No complaints at all, except for having to deal with the audio cable(see below).FUNCTIONALITY: The headphones have an inline volume controller and microphone, however these seem to only be effective if the headphones are plugged into an Android or iPhone."
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"Siri responds pretty well when used through the built in microphone."
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"best mic ever good work"
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"No more crooked neck or tired arm - the phone is in my pocket and the microphone on the headset works beautifully."
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"The microphone works well, but it's hard to talk with the noise-cancellation turned on as you pretty much cancel out your own voice."
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Music

Music:
"He not only loves music but he is a film student and these are fabulous for when he is editing."
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"I don't have to blast my music and damage my hearing to hear the music that's drowned out from the noise of traffic like I did before."
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"If you use headphones in more civil environments and love deep, rich bass and crisp, clear highs that accentuate the subtle nuances hidden in your music, get the Beats Studio Wireless."
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"I made the mistake forgetting to put my music on my iPhone before my trip, so these were sort of redundant."
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"I hated getting on a plane and learning that the battery was dead in my QC15's and being stuck without music."
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"And these headphones are light and make listening to music or a audio book a pleasure."
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"This works great to listen to music to when traveling by bus or van but sounds awful unless you turn on the noise canceling."
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"Even when listening to movies or music with these headphones, the sound it extraordinary!"
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"They do a fantastic job of cutting down the noise and well as deliver great music."
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"Yes the music sounds great and airplane media sounds good too."
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Noise

Noise:
"These replaced outdated, and broken Bose Noise cancelling earphones headset."
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"Excellent noise cancellation and passive attenuation, mediocre sound."
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"We had Sony before and they were not as good as far as the noise cancelling goes."
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"Sound is good, not the best when you don't have the noise cancelling activated, amazing sound quality however when you active the noise cancelling"
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"Yes they still block out a considerable amount of noise even if the battery is dead or you switch off noise canceling."
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"These replaced outdated, and broken Bose Noise cancelling earphones headset."
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"Bought it 2 weeks back and used it on few flights...v good experience with Noise Cancellation."
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"Excellent noise cancellation and passive attenuation, mediocre sound."
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"However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that when using them while I worked, the overall impact of the active cancellation is very effective, and I generally am no longer distracted by noises in the house."
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"Works great at cancelling out noise."
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Packaging

Packaging:
"However, when I received them the note on the package said that they were examined and nothing was found to be wrong... but still there was no sound coming from the right ear piece."
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"They come in a package that is easy to open and easy to use, and it has a case to carry them with you."
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"The package covers a very nice protecting case, the headphones, airplane jack, a battery for noise cancelling function and its original black wire."
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"Pros- excellent comfort- excellent noise cancelling- great packaging, case, etc- looks great- excellent soundCons- THE MICROPHONE SUCKS and I get complaints all the time."
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"I'd rather just replace the earpads on my ATH-M50s with ones with more isolation than pay double the price of the ATH-M50s for a thin-sounding experience in a slick package."
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"Comes with a great carrying case that is just the right size to fit everything in a nice trim package3."
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Performance

Performance:
"They definitely didn't perform as well as the model I sampled in Best Buy."
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"One slight drawback of performance for the 25s vs the QC2s is that the plug-in into the headset is not as secure."
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"Cons:Honestly, I cant really think of any function form cons; the only thing that is sort of a con is the high price, but thats expected given the excellent quality and performance of the headphones."
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"The headphone is great, awesome Bose quality sound, bass and best of the best noise cancellation performance specials during airplane flights - blocks almost every noise completely."
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"If you want or need perfect ANR performance...go Bose."
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"I've had the next level down of Bose headphones for a few years and have always been satisfied with their performance."
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"The performance and comfort of these headphones are a considerable improvement over my 10 year old Sony noise cancelling set."
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Plug

Plug:
"unfortunately, the jack, which plugs into the left earphone, has come loose after only a weak."
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"Unfortunately cord terminal that plugs to your computer or telephone is quite fragile."
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"However, the cable plug is broken even with my extra carefulness."
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"Disappointing use of tiny-a$$ 2.5MM connector that plugs into recessed connection makes replacement of mic with something appropriate almost impossible - certainly but-ugly by the time you find an adaptor."
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"After two weeks of use this went completely bad, leaving me without audio, and and the device jack (opposite the end that plugs into the headphone) appears to be broken below the plastic housing."
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"It works fine on most regular equipment, but I've found some that don't work well without you needing to continually wiggle the plug around, and even then sometimes you lose stereo."
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"It's better to buy noise cancelling plugs for 1 GBP and great headphones, which are more solid that Bose QC 25 : Sorry bose but I won't buy your fragile products anymore : "
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"Otherwise a good pair of Sennheisers and portable ear plug are the best alternative."
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"Still continues to work if the battery dies (you just lose noise canceling).The 2 sided double plug cord (plugs in on both sides) is nice if you hit the cable accidently your headphones dont get ripped off your head."
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"I like to plug in friendly sounds from a sleep-app or just use them wireless with added in-ear earplugs for near-total noise suppression."
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Power

Power:
"I didn't realize how well until the battery used to power the Noise Cancelling feature lost power as I worked last night."
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"Then unable to get to the headphones to power up even with several new batteries."
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"Disappointing power from one AAA - replacing all the time if used regularly (e. g. office use)."
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"With power off they are mediocre at best."
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"Since my QC 15'S work just fine, I don't see any reason to upgrade and spend plenty of cash for the same headphones, maybe with a more robust power cord."
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"Not problem, the Bose will work without power while you make your way to any store that sells AAAs."
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"POWER(Winner) Bose uses a replaceable, off-the-shelf AAA battery for power and I LOVE IT!"
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"A great leap from the QC15No need to turn on noise cancellation or lose battery power to listen to anything and the quality is great and it folds in a neat way."
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Price

Price:
"EFFECTIVENESS: When I first received these headphones I was a little disappointed with the efficacy of their noise-cancellation, considering their price and the glowing reviews from some sites that I trust."
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"But, for the price of these headphones, this is ridiculous."
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"These things are not cheap, and until my QC 15 headphones fail to work, I will be loathe to purchase these QC 25 headphones for no reason whatsoever."
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"The only downsides are their high price, of course, and that they're pretty bulky so you really need a tote rather than a purse to carry these..."
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"I've purchased actual stereos with speakers that cost less but when I got these I realized, given how much I use my headhphones and how much I hate noise these were actually worth the price."
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"Price aside, my only complaint is that the sound quality is not quite up to my expectations."
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"While they're a bit expensive, they're WELL worth the price!"
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"They come in a variety of colors and you can customize for additional money, but I stuck with the all black...just liked them."
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"You can find better sound quality at this price range, but these are noise cancelling headphones, and you will be very pleased with the audio quality."
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"While the price is high, I feel it was money well spent."
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Quality

Quality:
"Very dissapointed from the build quality and for me to have a shady and unstable right speaker :(."
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"A battery is included (and the case has a place for an extra, which is nice - there are several upgrades over the old model: The cord is detachable if damaged, and you can continue to use the headphones (with the same sound quality and volume, as far as I can tell) when the batter runs out on the noise-cancelling function."
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"Therefore, I surmised that they might have resolved their build quality problems before releasing the special edition triple black model."
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"I think the headphones are not in good quality."
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"The quality is terrible, comparing to the cheaper BOSE OE2 I bought three years ago and that is about half of their price."
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"So far, they are really nice and this is totally what I could expect: - The sound quality is really nice (not the best though) - The noise canceling is AWESOME, obviously you will still hear people speaking, but this is not the purpose, the low frequency are completely removed, it's really comfortable."
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"It provides the greatest and quality sound among other headphone brands."
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"The sound quality of these headphones is fantastic."
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"I have asked for a replacement and am really hoping that it wasn't a mistake and that the 2nd set will live up to other quality reviews."
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"Audio Quality- I'm not an audiophile by any means, but these headphones have amazing audio quality."
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Service

Service:
"Not only is this product the absolute antithesis of this reputation, the customer service is one of the worst I have experienced."
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"Thanks to the warranty Bose has sent us replacements with minimal hassle so I give them 5 stars for their customer service, but the product design (including the storage) of these headphones is absolute garbage."
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"Two and a half months to turn around a service call is unacceptable, and these headphones seem to lack durability."
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"Life is too short to hassle with telephone customer service and returns."
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"The customer service at the Bose store was also horrible."
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"Bose also has the best customer service, and a trade in program for older model sets."
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"Great customer service experience after noise canceling feature stopped working"
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"Customer Service (award winning according to the recorded voice) at 800-644-BOSE told me too bad but we will sell you replacement muffs, but the headband is not available."
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"The customer service is amazing in getting you a replacement, but is it really worth the hassle of trading them in constantly?"
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"Excellent Customer Service at 800-367-4008."
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Silence

Silence:
"Sometimes I just turn on the noise canceling without music and enjoy the silence."
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"The price of silence is a bit steep but well worth it."
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"The disconnect-able wire is nice if you want to kick back on a plane in silence, and it supports the Apple interface for volume up down and includes a built-in mic for phone calls."
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"I put them on during my latest flight with nothing connected and I was able to read my book in silence."
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"Comfortable, light weight, long battery life, and best of all....silence."
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"It takes the loud cacophony and turns it into wonderful silence they're worth every penny of what you pay for them."
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Sound

Sound:
"Excellent noise cancellation and passive attenuation, mediocre sound."
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"Once you've turned your volume up to about 80% the sound leakage is ridiculous."
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"Sure, you won't be able to hear the sounds around you, but someone sitting next to you will hear every note and every line of your song..."
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"They sound good, but they are not quite as good as my ATH-M50X's that I bought on here previously, and which are roughly half the price (see link below).Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor HeadphonesThat's why I would urge you to decide how important the noise cancellation aspect is to you."
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"Sound is good, not the best when you don't have the noise cancelling activated, amazing sound quality however when you active the noise cancelling"
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"A battery is included (and the case has a place for an extra, which is nice - there are several upgrades over the old model: The cord is detachable if damaged, and you can continue to use the headphones (with the same sound quality and volume, as far as I can tell) when the batter runs out on the noise-cancelling function."
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"It provides the greatest and quality sound among other headphone brands."
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"Even when listening to movies or music with these headphones, the sound it extraordinary!"
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"Great sound."
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"The sound quality of these headphones is fantastic."
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"Fantastic quality sound!"
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Speaker

Speaker:
"You can temporarily fix it by inserting a piece of paper inside the faulty speaker to restore the electric connection, but the sound vibrate with bass and the noise cancelation reverberate."
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"Like some of the most negative reviews, my left speaker cut out after less than 3 months."
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"I was really impressed in the beginning, although i am very disappointed that after 3 months of very minimal use, one of the speakers (L) stopped working."
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"I bought this 2 month ago and it's broken yesterday, the right speaker doesn't work at all--- I'm traveling and I still have 30+ hrs flights to take."
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"People cannot hear me well - the microphones used in speaker phone built into the iPhone has much higher quality, and I end up not being able to use the Bose for call."
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"Left speaker broke after 3 months."
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"Headphones work amazing until the left speaker stops working completely, it's too expensive to have to repair it before it's even a year old."
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"After using very lightly for less a year the right speaker is breaking up, very shocking to me as I take amazing care of it and it's always in the case and in a bigger bag after that."
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"Boses after market care is terrible after spending 300 dollars on a pair of quiet comfort 15 I got no help at all when one speaker stopped working I will never buy bose again ."
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"redefined my music listening experience and the bass omg you can feel it when you have the speakers in your hands simply beautiful"
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"They can be driven very nicely by a tablet and PC speakers and were exquisite off my Sansui G-5000 receiver (Better than the pair of legacy Pioneer headphones I have)."
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Traveling

Traveling:
"I had some years ago and got rid of them when I stopped traveling for business,,,big mistake, Now I had to buy them again for our reeired travel!"
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"This works great to listen to music to when traveling by bus or van but sounds awful unless you turn on the noise canceling."
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"Or you could save a few bucks, buy a cheaper brand and not only watch your favorite movie, but you'll still be able to hear the delightful lady in the seat next to you,tell you all about her grandchildren and that bunion that just won't go away....all kidding aside, these headphones are fantastic for traveling especially by plane."
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"These are making traveling in the car much more enjoyable."
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"I use these headphones a lot when I'm traveling and they are great for my conference calls for work."
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"This allows her to rest comfortably while traveling."
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Warranty

Warranty:
"it broke literally 1 week after the warranty wore off this time."
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"Thanks to the warranty Bose has sent us replacements with minimal hassle so I give them 5 stars for their customer service, but the product design (including the storage) of these headphones is absolute garbage."
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"Bose replaced it under warranty, and the same problem happened in 3 months on the replacement."
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"The first was an expensive pair of in-ear earphones that broke once during the warranty period, and again a few months later just outside of the warranty."
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"I checked their warranty policy and the ridiculous thing is that I have to pay all the shipping fee to get the device repaired whatever that's the quality issue of their product."
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"I highly consider buying the Square Trade warranty with accidental damage."
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"I have no tried other high-end headphones, but Bose is a brand I trust and the warranty is also very good."
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"Bose support was very helpful, facilitated a warranty replacement, which process went very smoothly."
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"If you do get them, be sure to register the purchase with Bose, so you can take advantage of the warranty and get them replaced for free if they stop working."
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"Luckily I had purchased the item directly from Bose and they have a one year warranty so they gave me a new pair and I appreciate their customer service."
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"The company supposedly has a one year limited warranty (interesting that most people find their headphones falling apart at 1-2 years) but as soon as that date is exceeded their customer care goes form ok to terrible (this is not to say their people are rude, unresponsive, or difficult to get a hold of, just that they very obviously want your money and DO NOT WANT to back up their product with a reasonable warranty) The interaction with Bose customer service feels very much like you are getting swindled by a sleazy street vendor, who knows that the product he sold you will fail, and that you will be back to buy replacement parts the next day (because you are a Schmoo and didn't read the customer reviews--> the replacement ear cups cost $36 before rather expensive shipping, the head-strap pad cannot be replaced on the QC-2...LOL)."
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Weight

Weight:
"You reduce the size and weight, and make it so that they work even if the batteries go dead."
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"In terms of audio quality for their basic headphone functionality, they're fine, about the same as I get from the Sennheiser headphones I bought about 15 years ago for $70.COMFORT AND AESTHETICS: The headphones are lightweight and comfortable."
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"The light weight, soft headband, and comfortable ear cups allow you to listen as long as you want, with out getting fatigue."
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"The QC25s are lightweight and provide a good seal around the ears and there is more than enough space inside the headphone cup for your ears to not touch any part of the headphones."
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"It has lightweight material that makes it easy to carry."
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"This Bose headphone is my new favorite because it's lightweight and it's comfortable around my ears."
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Wireless

Wireless:
"Based upon the reviews that I've read here I am holding off on buying this wireless set until Bose works out the problems mentioned."
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"Bose does make a non-ANR wireless model but they fail miserably in audio quality."
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"If you use headphones in more civil environments and love deep, rich bass and crisp, clear highs that accentuate the subtle nuances hidden in your music, get the Beats Studio Wireless."
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"CONS:- not wireless (would be a nice feature)- not even discrete."
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"But if you compare the Bose wired connection to the Beats wireless connection there is no clear winner."
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"Only downside is that they're wired, not wireless - but I got over this pretty quickly, the cable that comes with them is extra long so it works great."
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"Besides the audio cord model has fantastic sound and noise cancelling at $100 less than the wireless model."
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"(Winner) Beats Studio Wireless."
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"WIRELESS(Winner) Beats has proven that Bluetooth can sound great."
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"I like to plug in friendly sounds from a sleep-app or just use them wireless with added in-ear earplugs for near-total noise suppression."
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"Only downside is that they're wired, not wireless - but I got over this pretty quickly, the cable that comes with them is extra long so it works great."
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