Introduced in September 2014, the acclaimed Bose QuietComfort® 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones continue the legacy of the Bose QuietComfort headphone line, combining better noise reduction and audio performance with a stunning design and greater portability. Starting today, the QC®25 comes in two versions: one for iPod, iPad and iPhone models, and a newly available version for most Samsung Galaxy smartphones/tablets and Android™ devices. Both options feature an inline mic and remote that makes it easier to take calls and control your music.
The QuietComfort 25 headphones benefit from over 30 years of ongoing research, cancelling more noise than any other Bose consumer headphone in history — especially at low frequencies. Bose engineers placed microphones both inside and outside the earcup to better sense and measure unwanted sounds. The measurements are then sent to a digital electronic chip, exclusive to Bose, which calculates a more precise equal and opposite noise cancellation signal — within a fraction of a millisecond. So powerful, the Bose chip reduces the footprint of the headphone’s electronics, while delivering a new level of quiet for around-ear headphones. Distractions instantly fade away, even in the most demanding environments.
The QuietComfort 25 headphones feature audio advancements to reproduce music with improved clarity and accuracy. A more finely tuned Active EQ delivers a demonstrably smoother frequency response across the full spectrum of sound, regardless of listening level. TriPort® technology delivers deep, detailed low notes, while a lower noise floor reduces the common “hiss” associated with conventional active noise cancelling headphones. The improvements can be heard and felt: every recording is reproduced more naturally, regardless of genre. There is no distortion or exaggeration of instruments or vocals. Instead, the QC25 headphones stay true to Bose’s 50-year pursuit of recreating — rather than reinventing — a live performance. The QuietComfort® 25 headphones come with a single AAA battery for up to 35 hours of use. And if the battery dies, the music plays on.
The QuietComfort 25 headphones have a look and profile that’s steeped in the Bose brand — authentic, modern, and minimal. Its mechanical design, including materials, angles, arc lengths and headband radii, were engineered to sit closer to the head. The headband design is proprietary, and its pad uses an engineered fabric found in high-end automotive applications. The ear cushions are made of protein leather, and the earcups feature a soft-touch TPE bumper and cast zinc pivot. Comfortable and light-yet secure, the QC®25 headphones are built to last, and fold and fit in a carrying case that’s smaller than any in the industry.
“There’s no substitute for long-term research,” said Sean Garrett, vice president of the Bose Noise Reduction Technology Group. “For over three decades, our engineers have woken up every day trying to make a better headphone. The QC25 headphones are a great example of that commitment.”