People all over like to carry Beats by Dr. Dre headphones but before the rapper had his own line of noise-cancelling sets, Bose did it first and the Bose QC25 is their comeback. Is it the best noise-cancelling headphone in the market today?
The Quiet Comfort 25 boasts a more comfortable straight arc which still sports very comfortable padding for people who use these without a hat on. The hinges collapse, making the set compact and easy to travel with. Another great thing about the design is that the over-ear cups have been refitted so that the seal completely locks the sound in, a feature critical in high-quality noise cancelling.
Sound Quality and Noise Cancelling
The noise cancelling capabilities of the QC25 aren’t technically different than the already phenomenal QC15. The main difference that sets he QC25 high above the previous models is its effective seal and additional microphone placements which allow it to better detect and cancel outside sounds.
As for its sound quality, it isn’t going to deliver studio recording quality but it does a fine job nonetheless. The bass is a lot louder and more prominent than usual and its treble is a little aggressive to the ear, creating a little bit of imbalance when songs are played at high volumes but for the average user this won’t really make much of a difference.
The battery life for the QC25 lasts for about 35 hours. A signal light flashes when only 7 hours are left. The best upgrade, however, is that the headphones still function even when the batteries die. You’ll just lose the noise-cancelling features until you replenish the batteries.
Is the Bose QC25 the best headphone out there? There’s an argument to be made that it is the best noise cancelling unit in the market but its sound quality still leaves room for some improvement. Over all, it is still one of the best options out there, maybe even amongst the top 3 choices.