Those of you looking for a premium pair of headphones can now add the Bose QuietComfort 25 to your wishlist. Bose has completely redesigned the device, “combining better noise reduction and audio performance with a stunning new look and greater portability,” this according to the company’s announcement earlier today. This new model will replace the QC 15 headphones and will be available beginning today, September 3, 2014.
“The QuietComfort 25 headphones set a new standard for performance,” said Sean Garrett, vice president of the Bose Noise Reduction Technology Group. “We improved nearly every dimension — greater noise reduction, lifelike audio, a striking new profile and styles, and a new earcup pivot to fold up smaller than ever. We weren’t going to replace the QC15 headphones unless we had something that was better and different — and the QC25 is both.”
The QuietComfort 25 headphones cancel more noise than any other Bose consumer headphone in history according to the company, 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, that 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 come with a single AAA battery for up to 35 hours of use. And if the battery dies, the music plays on. An inline remote and mic make it easy to take calls with select iPod, iPhone and iPad models, and select smartphones.
“There’s no substitute for long-term research,” said Garrett. “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.”
Pricing and Availability
The Bose QuietComfort 25 headphones come in two variants: Black or White, each with blue accents. They’re available for $299.95 beginning September 3, 2014, and will be sold at Bose retail stores, Bose.com, and authorized Bose dealers.
The QC25 headphones can also be customized with a nearly limitless combination of colors for $399.95. Customers can design, share and save their styles on Bose.com beginning today, and orders will be taken in November 2014.