Noise cancelling headphones are pretty great; everyone knows this. If you’ve read our list of top rated noise cancelling earbuds and headphones of 2015, you already know what the best models of 2015 are. They’re ideal for people like me who love music and want to really enjoy it. Or people that work in loud places. Personally I use them for the extra quality. Though the noise cancelling also comes in handy when I’m at the gym. That’s where a great pair of headphones like the Bose QuietComfort ones come in. Just look at the stats;
- They’re from Bose, one of the best headphone manufacturers around
- The noise cancellation is great quality
- They have an inline microphone
- The battery lasts a really long time at 35 hours
A pair of headphones like this is going to have a few things going for it. So let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of the headphones. Starting with the pros first.
Every noise cancelling set of headphones comes with unrivalled levels of sound quality. The removal of background noise adds to how clearly you can hear the music. You don’t have to listen to things loudly either. That’s a pretty big plus for your ears no doubt. They even won an award for being the best noise cancelling headphones around. If what you’re after is quality then Bose is the company for you.
The main thing you want from noise cancelling headphones is, of course, the ability to cancel out noise. How effective the noise cancellation technology is should be your first priority when it comes to buying headphones. I can say that the cancelling works really well with these headphones. They use active noise cancellation and run on batteries, but the batteries last a really long time. If it needing batteries bothers you then just buy some cheap rechargeable batteries. It’s a tiny extra cost that will save you plenty down the line. The noise cancelling really is top notch though.
Nothing is perfect though so let’s take a look at a few of the negatives so you can make a really informed decision.
They have a lot of cool technology built in to them for sure, but unfortunately their casing doesn’t really reflect this. The plastic that the headphones are made of tends to look and feel a little flimsy. They’ll still last for a good while and are pretty comfortable, but you can tell that they should look and feel better than they do.
As is the case with a lot of ANC headphones there’s a small and slight hiss when the noise cancellation is turned on. It’s the sound of the ANC working and it’s something you get in every set of ANC headphones, but it’s still mildly annoying at times. Other ANC headphones do a better job at keeping this noise quiet or of making it easy to cover up. The Sennheiser CX 300 II review that we earlier reviewed, is slightly superior on the hiss!
All in all these are regarded as perhaps the best pair of headphones for noise cancellation. Pretty much everything that went in to these headphones went in to the noise cancelling. That’s the biggest pro AND con of these headphones. Sometimes the other aspects suffer a little because of this. Still a great pair of headphones but, in terms of overall greatness, there’s better out there.