The Bose QuietComfort25 are closed back headphones which work great for indoor as well as on-the-go use. These produce a clean and balanced sound which can make listening to a wide variety of music genres a pleasurable experience. The Active Noise Cancelling feature makes these headphones a great choice if you want to listen to music in noisy environments.
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Pro Good portability
The traveling case is small and provides room for spare batteries and other components. This makes it pretty portable, for those that can't or don't want to leave their headphones at work.
Pro Can be worn for hours straight thanks to these headphones' ample comfort features
The QuietComfort 25 headphones are really comfortable to wear for long periods. These have very soft ear pads which go over the ear. The pads have nice cushioning, and are covered with supple and high quality synthetic leather material.
The headband also features some padding, with the inner lining featuring Alcantara which feels really nice on the skin.
Pro These headphones are quite enjoyable to listen to, thanks to the fairly balanced and lively sound that they produce
The sound signature that these headphones have can be described as quite balanced, with a little emphasis on the various frequencies. The bass is full and punchy. While the sub-bass is not pronounced, there is good and fast bass extension, and this is what gives the music punch and a sense of tightness. The mids are full and slightly forward so vocals and guitars can be clearly heard. The highs are clear and do not distort at high volumes. There is a peak on the upper treble which helps to add more detail and clarity to the music, but some may also find the high frequencies to be quite harsh at times. Overall, this is a really fun headphone to listen to, especially if you just want to enjoy listening to the music.
Pro These headphones are not tiring to wear as they are light
The QuietComfort 25 headphones will not tire your head or neck out, even if you wear them for quite some time. These headphones are pretty light at around 196 grams so they will not put a lot of weight on your head.
Pro Users have a good degree of control over the Active Noise Cancelling feature
You have a number of options as to how you want to use these headphones' Active Noise Cancelling feature. You can either have the feature on or off while you are listening to music. You can also choose to switch on Active Noise Cancelling while wearing the headphones without listening to music. This is a nifty feature if you just want to enjoy some peace and quiet when in a noisy environment.
Pro You can really focus on the music with these headphones due to the very effective Active Noise Cancelling Feature
With the Active Noise Cancelling switched on, you can really zone in on the music that you are listening to. Noise cancelling is very effective at blocking out ambient noise, especially the lower frequencies. On a flight for example, you can enjoy listening to your music in near perfect silence. Engine noise is drastically reduced, as well as most of the sound from the conversations in your vicinity.
Pro The battery for Active Noise Cancelling is replaceable
You do not have to worry too much about the battery level of these headphones if you use active noise cancelling a lot. Should these headphones run out of power, you can simply swap the battery with a triple-A one and get back to enjoying the active noise cancelling feature.
Con Noise cancelling is not effective on high frequency sounds
While the noise cancelling is effective at blocking out low frequencies, high frequency sounds can still be heard. Female voices and high pitched noises may still get in the way of your music.
Con Forgetting to turn off the noise cancelling empties the batteries
Even though the headset is not used, the battery is drained if the noise cancellation is on. Don't forget to turn this off at night.
Con Sound isn't very good without noise cancellation
If your batteries are empty or you fill sick of the noise cancelling and turn it off, the sound is much worse.
Con Active noise cancellation is sometimes ineffective against non-similar sounds
It may not be good for blocking out music or talking, if it changes tone a lot.
Con Noise canceling is uncomfortable for some users
While some people active noise canceling, Bose QC 25 in particular has a lot of complaints about "ear drum pressure".