Bose® QuietComfort® 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones for selected Apple devices

Bose® QuietComfort® 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones for selected Apple devices is rated 4.2687 out of 5 by 67.
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Bose® QuietComfort® 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones for selected Apple devices

This product contributed to Bose winning the 2015 TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice award for noise-canceling headphones.
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Headphones on. World off.

QuietComfort® 25 headphones are re-engineered to sound better, be more comfortable and easier to take with you. Put them on, and suddenly everything changes. Your music is deep, powerful and balanced, and so quiet that every note sounds clearer. Even air travel becomes enjoyable, as engine roar gently fades away. No matter how noisy the world is, it’s just you and your music—or simply peace and quiet.

  • Industry leading noise reduction for travel, work and anywhere in between
  • Best-in-class sound with lifelike performance for the music you love
  • Lightweight around-ear fit you can wear all day long
  • Control your music and calls with inline mic/remote
  • Distinctive design, choose from black or white

Better by design

We've designed our industry-leading headphones with higher-quality materials and finishes. They're lightweight, and ear cups rotate even more for a better fit. The headband sits closer to your head, with luxurious suede-like material underneath for extra comfort. If the AAA battery runs out, you can still enjoy music without noise reduction. And the ear cups pivot to fit in a compact case that’s easy to carry.

Less noise. More relaxing.

QC®25 headphones let you focus on what matters—your music, movies and videos. And block out what you don’t want to hear. Like a crowded city street. Cabin noise inside an airplane. Or a busy office. Advanced noise reduction technology and unique electronics make it happen. Even the ear cushions give you an extra level of quiet by sealing out the world around you.

True to life sound

Many of our engineers are also musicians, with a passion for music. So when you wear these headphones, you’ll hear ringing guitars. Soaring vocals as the chorus kicks in. Deep bass and crisp drums drive the beat forward. Bose® Active EQ and TriPort® technology deliver performance so compelling, you’ll want to listen for hours. And the fit’s designed so you can.

You're in control

Whichever model QC25 headphones you choose (for Apple or Samsung and Android™ devices), the inline microphone/remote puts music and call controls at your fingertips. Many features are also compatible with today's most popular phones.



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  • Height: 19.10 cm
  • Width: 15.20 cm
  • Depth: 2.30 cm

  • Weight without cable: 195.04 g
  • Length of cable: 1.42 m

Carrying case

  • Height: 21.00 cm
  • Width: 14.60 cm
  • Depth: 5.10 cm

In the box

Included items

  • QuietComfort® 25 headphones
  • 1.42 m QC®25 inline remote and microphone cable
  • Airline adapter
  • Carrying case
  • AAA battery



Do QC®25 headphones use batteries?

Yes. QC®25 headphones run on a single AAA battery, included in the box. You can expect an average of 35 hours of use per battery.

Can I listen to music even if the battery has run out?

Yes. QC®25 headphones are still able to play audio if the battery is depleted. Without power, however, noise cancelling and Active EQ, which electronically provides more lifelike audio reproduction, are disabled. These technologies need power to operate.

Which Apple products are compatible with QC®25 headphones?

QC®25 headphones are designed specifically for use with select iPod, iPhone and iPad models. The inline microphone/remote puts controls at your fingertips. Switch easily between music and calls, and adjust volume, play or pause, skip songs, fast forward or rewind, even change playlists.

Which Samsung products are compatible with QC®25 headphones?

QC®25 headphones are designed to connect specifically to Samsung mobile phones.

Do QC®25 headphones work with other smartphones?

Yes. These headphones are compatible with most Android, Windows and BlackBerry smartphones. Many features of the inline microphone/remote will work with today’s most popular phones. You can also use QC®25 headphones with mobile and home audio devices that have a standard 3.5 mm jack.

Are QC®25 headphones waterproof?

No. They are not designed to be used in wet environments.

Are these Bluetooth® audio headphones?

No. QC®25 headphones are not Bluetooth®-enabled, but they can be used without a cable for noise cancellation. For wireless convenience and Bose® quality sound, please consider our wireless headphones.

Why is an extra adapter included with QC®25 headphones?

You can use the airline adapter plug to connect to in-flight entertainment systems that have dual output connectors.


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Rated 5 out of 5 by from 420 Decent pair of headphones would highly recommend 420 blaze it
Date published: 2015-08-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from They're absolutely brilliant !!!..... if they work I bought mine April May this year, at Gatwick airport.... looked after them diligently, but now after 3 months the right ear piece won't connect... i.e. it's knackered.... so presently I'm waiting on a response to the warranty serial no: and claim to see the BOSE response... I'll keep you posted and update accordingly... Jim - Co Durham
Date published: 2015-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Sound and worth every Penny I had my QC 25 Delivered to me this morning. I unpacked the box and as soon as I saw the headphones my eyes lit up and a smile from ear to ear. What really blew me away was the Noise Cancelling. I work in a busy office with around 60 people and this has just become a really good purchase. I can hear slight mumbling but so much better than the noisy office. Listened to some of my favourite tracks and the quality of the Music was amazing. Some people are complaining about the lack of bass. That is not something is miss with these. They delivered the correct level of bass when required. I am taking a Trip next month to Dubai and I am very confident that these will be the perfect travel partner for that 7 hour flight. I had a paid Beats by Dre Solo HD headphones and after 6 hours my Jaw started to pain. It was really heavy on my head and i felt quite uncomfortable. Have had these on for the last 4 hours and I must admit I have forgotten twice I have some headphones on. I didn't mind paying the price for quality and with Bose what you pay is what you get. If your really confused then head down to a Store for a Demo and you will fall in love with these. I opted for the White pair because they look more cooler and classier.
Date published: 2015-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleasure to not hear Really happy I purchased these for commuting on the train as they block out unwanted noises.
Date published: 2015-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply The Best! Having just endured a 8.45 hour flight, I am so thankful I took the decision to buy the Bose quiet comfort 25's. I put the Bose on shortly after take off and left them on for the duration of the flight. I listened to films, music and audio books and can honestly say the clarity and quality of the sound was superb. The fact that the noise cancelling technology completely removed the aircraft engine noise was astounding. I have also used these headphones to listen to a variety of music genres at home on a quality Hi-Fi system and again the reproduction was second to none. If I had to find fault, it would be that the volume level is not that loud, but then I often get told to turn my music or TV down as I do like the level cranked up! On the whole a superb investment and would urge anyone wanting a quality set of headphones to look no further.
Date published: 2015-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Effective These were bought for 6+ hour flights, typically I have only done 1 flight since buying these and on that they were excellent, I was able to wear them for the whole flight comfortably, my only gripe on the flight was the lead, it is way to long, when the player is my trouser pocket there must still be 24-30" of cable hanging that gets hooked up on everything, in the end fed it through belt loops. Since that flight I have ended up using them mostly on train journeys, again very comfortable for the whole journey and very effective, the way they cancel out the droning is fantastic, and can still hear announcements that are made when music is off just using the NC. These were the made for i-Pod etc (Samsung version hadn't been released at the time purchased) whilst cannot alter volume with the inline mic/ctrl, I can play/pause/ffwd music and use voice ctrls so they are not a total waste when used on android phones, would've been nice to have an additional cable with the headphones that do not have the in-line ctrl like some other brands offer especially at the price mark these are at, but hey-ho. When these teamed up with my Sony audio player they are outstanding, complementing the player perfectly taking advantage of the higher quality files on the player, I generally never play at ear splitting levels but they do hold up nicely when I have tried them higher up the volume level. These were my first over ear headphones for 7 years or so after using Noise cancelling IEMs, for the price range they are a definite 4.5 star item, and I would have given 5 if for a little thought as not every one has bought into the Apple world (I know there is the option now but got to assume cable options are still the same). As for battery life, whilst I do not monitor time precisely a quick tot up on the journeys I have been getting in excess of 50 hours out of a battery, so no complaints there. Overall a worthwhile luxury item that leaves little to be improved on.
Date published: 2015-07-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Good Headphones - When They Actually Work I have had these since March / April, and they are essential for any regular flyer, when they are operational. The NC works brilliantly and enables me to concentrate fully without the background noise of the aeroplane. Sound quality is excellent with NC on, but not good without. Note that they do not cope well with wind, so are not so suitable for use on the London Underground unless you position yourself out of the draft. Unfortunately these headphones cannot be very well manufactured. The left ear has stopped working completely after just 12 weeks of use! I'm particularly unimpressed as I have used them irregularly (only when flying, so twice a week) and have looked after them with great care. Given the price, it's a real shame to see such unreliability. I thought Bose was supposed to be a premium brand?? So, an initial 4 stars for comfort, sound quality and aesthetics, but minus 3 stars for the fact they have malfunctioned so quickly and are now unusable. Time for me to test their support and service abilities I guess.
Date published: 2015-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth the money I recently purchased these headphones. I must admit I had to think hard about spending so much on a pair of headphones. Have had use out of them for a few months I can report that they are well worth the cost. I am able to completely immerse myself in my music from rousing classical through to light rock. The noise cancelling enables you to hear details in the music I have never heard before. The most impressive being on certain tracks on Queens "Night at the Opera" album you can hear the baffle pedals being used on the piano. If you are thinking about buying a pair, DO IT.
Date published: 2015-07-05
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