These headphones are one of the best in their price range! These headphones are, comfortable, sound great, and worth every penny! I have over 20 pairs of headphones, as i love music, and these are one of my favourite pairs and i have spent over £500 on others that does sound this good! I fly alot, and these are my reliable pair to fly with, somehow these arent noice canceling i think they should be, i could listen to any type of music on the plane without having the volume past 3/4's of the way up on my ipod classic and ipad 2, these sound great no matter what your listening too, they do have quite heavy bass, which suits me, but maybe not others, but its not too heavy that it drowns out the other music, i mainly listen to rock, 60-00's and techno/harcore! A good variety to test on these headphones and they pass without a doubt !
For outer earphones these are realy good. Im normally a inner ear phone man, because I like to keep my music discreet, but in 2009 I bought these Bose headphones because I wanted to see what all the fuss was about these big things.
Retailing back then at around £200 you can now pick them up for £150 on amazon, why would I want to pay that much for headhones, well I can explain why
First of all you get Bose quality, and no one does Bass like Bose. These tri-port earphones are relatively small for outer headphones, light at just 145 grams, have a very comfortable on-ear design. They are easy to slip on, and the audio quality is what you pay for, very high performance audio. its very easy to desern differen tinstruments in the music
The sound on the treble is really good and the sound doesnt distort at the lower bassier sounds when the volume is turned right up, they look quite stylish and as well as great sound ou get great noise cancelling function. The foam outer layer is a leather feel (although im not sure if it is real leather) and the foam inside is bose own 'memory foam' which although does spring back slightly, does retain a degree of the shap of yuor ear and so it is very comfortable if you need to keep taking them off and on again. The audio has notable clarity and range for headphones this size. The BOSE design uses exclusive TriPort acoustic headphone structure to extend the range of the sound to reproduce deep low tones without the need for artificial bass boost. The earcups actually rotate from top to bottom and front to back so you should be able to find the fit that is comfortbale and reduces pressure points that cause those niggling headaches you used to get with headphones in the 80`s.
The headband is collapsable and actually fold-flat earcups and also has a carry case that is durable and protective. There are two cables also, one longer then the other depending on how you like to wear the devise that you slot them into (I admitt when I first got them I though that tri-port meant that it had 3 sized bits you can plug into anything) both cables are 16 and a massive 43 inches in sizes, this means theres less tangling then with normal y shaped leads and less pulling on one ear too.
this is admitandly the cheaper BOSE headphones (I know, not really cheap) and the more expensive QC3 are reportadly 20% better on sound quality and cancel noise better but about another £100 dearer too, so is it really wrth it, I dont think so. Anyway these do a great job at cancelling out background noise
the only bad thing about these headphones are that the leather effect earpieces do make your ears a little hot when your been wearing them a long day in the hot sun.
I purchased these as an alternative when listening to my music as they seemed to receive positive reviews from the majority.
Unfortunately, due to the fact that I decided I hate on-ear headphones, I gave them away. However, don't let that put you off, these may do a better job for you than they did for me. Admittedly they have great sound, as is often the case with Bose audio products. They look stylish and are very easy to carry around. They fold up and fit into a carry case which improves the portability of this product.
As I said I do not like on-ear headphones, but as these were my first pair of over-ears I was unaware previously, but I would never buy another pair again. I like my music to be noise-cancelling from all of the worlds distractions, but you just don't get this with these. Also, I find them extremely uncomfortable, just because they sit on top of your ears it just feels so unnatural.
I would recommend these if you were a fan of on-ear headphones, unlike myself. They produce great sound which is the main need of a pair of headphones, but I would suggest to spend a tiny bit more on a pair of noise-cancelling headphones (Bose also offer these).
My brother owned a pair of these before I did, when I had a sony pair costing £40/50. I always thought they could not justify the price tag, however was proved wrong. The sound quality is fantastic, hitting all the highs and lows spot on. The bass is enough to impress, yet not so strong it drowns out the acoustics. I enjoy listening to music quite loud, and these do not dissapoint either, whilst maintaining the quality.
Ive used them for long periods (4-5 hrs) and it is no trouble to wear them; fitting the ear well, cancelling noise yet not pressing into your head. My ears do not get hot when wearing them as they are small enough to reduce the effect.
The build quality is what you would expect for the price tag and I think they look better than other clumsy looking headphones, whilst delivering better sounds quality also.
After a rough and cramped flight to Egypt last year, the last thing i needed was tinny sounding headphones to try and drown out the aeroplane noise, i decided the next set i buy would need to be sound deadening.
I saw these headphones for sale in the Bose retail outlet for 99.00 and i thought this could be what i need, trying them in the shop they sounded amazing, put them on with no music and you could just use these to have a bit of 'silent' time, connect an ipod or any other MP3 player and you have punchy bass, excellent mid range and crisp treble tones.
When using on an aeroplane you can't hear anything else but your music, cheaper headphones require the volume to be up loud to try and drown out background noise, which then deafens you after time. With the Bose, you can have the music at a pleasant volume just as you would whilst sat at home. These are perfect for all travelling, in the past when i have tried to sleep, all i usually here is young kid's being sick, or old men coughing in the background! With these you forget about whats happening around you and just...relax.
On my last flight i took a laptop to watch a film on listening theough the Triport headphones, it sounds like true 7-1 dolby surround sound, the real cinema experience without disturbing anyone else.
These sound so good, i sometimes forget where i am, and i have had a few digs in the ribs from my girlfriend for singing out loud whislt on aeroplanes/coaches, so a good singing voice like mine is an advantage when wearing these ;-)
These have a cord of around 1meter which is plenty long enough, the cable never feels tight and always has plenty of slack if your mp3 player is in a pocket/bag.
If i was to find one criticism it would be that the carry case with these isnt the best, its just a cotton bag, some of the more expensive ones have a hard case.
If you are looking for a good quality headphone, and are willing to spend a bit higher than comet/currys prices, then i would recommend these to anybody.
When you want a good pasta, you go to the Italians. When you want a city car, you go to the French. And if you want good audio equipment, you go to the Germans. It's just one of those automatic choices in life and the manufacturer that springs to most people's mind's is Bose.
Bose have a platinum laced reputation for developing products that produce some of the best sound in the world. Go to any public event and i guarantee that the background music is being pumped to you via Bose speakers
Their headphones are quite something as well. The in-ear headphones are reported to be the most comfortable in the world and their noise canceling headphone range actually do cancel out background noise - and very well.
Their on-ear headphones are the so-called "budget" headphones for those who cannot afford the Quiet-Comfort 3's. And although price certainly comes into most peoples purchasing decisions, it is not such a big factor in this situation. For i cannot see and reason for paying £270 for the QC3's when £120 on the on-ear's will do. Although the on-ears are not designed to be as good at canceling out background noise as the QC3's they do a remarkably good job. Sitting in a car with the headphones on, you can't head a thing.
The on-ear headphones provide unmatched sound quality; honestly, it is astonishingly clear and crisp without any sign of distortion while listening to bass-filled track at full volume. They are remarkably comfortable due to what Bose call "memory foam" which allegedly moulds to the shape of your ear. To be frank, i have seen this on many other headphones: so why they kick up a fuss about it is beyond me.
The headphones come with their own protective case that protects it from drops or knocks - just don't jump on it because you expensive purchase will not survive. As well as the case you get two leads to connect the headphones up to your chosen device. One short, and one long: and helpfully the can join together to create a uber-long cable, useful if your sitting away from your audio source.
You really can't go wrong with these headphones. However, if the price is putting you off just think: if you enjoy your music or films and will use the headphones with them then you can warrant the purchase. However, if you are satisfied with ipod headphones and seldom use them, then there is no point in buying them.
These headphones are awesome. I bought mine at the Apple Store in New York as a treat -they cost around $200. They've come down a lot in price but I don't regret getting them at all. The sound quality is first rate. They are iPhone compatible and also come with a range of ports depending on the device you are using them with - very handy. They also come with a fab hard case for great protection and storage. The wire only enters one side so no tangles! They are extremely comfortable to wear due to the lush padding all over. They reduce outside noise. Using them on a plane is excellent. You can crank up your music/film without intruding on others and it blocks out a lot of the cabin noise/your partner! You can't go wrong these. The best set of headphones for the price. Way better then the Sennheiser range that people rave about.
Bose on-ear headphones deliver clean, rich sound in a small, light, on-ear design. Just slip them on and enjoy high-performance audio - engineered exclusively by Bose.
You'll hear deep lows. Clear mids. Sweet highs. Distinct separation of instruments. Try them with your favorite tracks and you just may find nuances you never heard before.