Bose QuietComfort 2 Acoustic Noise Canceling Headphones (Old Version)
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- Noise reduction for travel, work and home
- Powered by: AAA battery
- Total weight with cable: 6.9 oz (196 g)
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Slip on a pair of QuietComfort 2 headphones and hear your music come alive. Decades of Bose research combine with their Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphone technology to deliver the ultimate in audio performance. This award-winning technology electronically identifies and reduces the unwanted noise around you (on buses or trains, in the office, even at home). So you hear more of what you want to hear ? and less of the tiresome sounds that have so often distracted you. Proprietary TriPort headphone technology also helps give you incredible headphone audio performance while keeping the design compact and streamlined. QuietComfort 2 headphones are lightweight and comfortable, and whether you take them on a trip or to the office, they will fold flat to store easily in a bag or briefcase. A single detachable audio cable gives you easy access to portable players, home stereos and in-flight entertainment systems, all with less tangling than two-cable designs. That same cable can be removed so your headphones can go cordless when you simply want the benefits of noise reduction Features: Bose Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphone technology. These patented technologies electronically identify and reduce unwanted noise while faithfully preserving the music, speech or silence that you desire. Bose Acoustic structure of the TriPort headphone. This proprietary system utilizes three small ports in the earcups to produce a rich audio performance that?s remarkable for headphones this small. QuietComfort ear cushions. Proprietary cushion design establishes a critical acoustical seal between the headphones and your head, enhancing noise reduction and helping to maximize sound quality.
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That was the way there. On the way back, some parents brought their 4 yr old son on board who, as you can imagine, was quite boisterous. Quite boisterous throughout the entire flight in fact. The headphones cancelled his crying. Thank God! When in the air listening to music, if I closed my eyes, it was like sitting in a house listening to an expensive speaker system. The Bose headphones are the most comfortable headphones I've ever warn. I can wear them for hours without getting a headache. I think next Bose should design airplane seats!
Specs: The QC2 has one microphone placed right by each of your ears that anticipate unwanted background noises, and transmits canceling waves. They also contain triport technology, which allows the headphones to reproduce low tones without adding weight to the headset. Also the headphones have a detachable cord which allows you to just use the headphones for noise cancellation without having to deal with a cord. On the detachable cord is a hi/low adjustment for portable and non-portable devices. The headphones come with an almost hard shell carrying case which includes a removable pouch, 2 human ear replicas to put the headphones around, a whole set of Bose courtesy cards for you to give out to possible customers, and an external pocket. The headphones use 1 AAA battery which is supposed to last for 35 hrs of use. On the right cup of the headphones is a light indicator that is on when the headphones are on and flashes when the battery is going to last for about 15 minutes more.
Pros: Great sound, great noise cancellation, great amount of comfort.
Cons: Price, the carrying case does not have a compartment to hold the detachable cord.
Suggestion to customer: Before I bought the QC2, I owned the Bose triport. These headphones have the same triport technologies that the QC2 has, and are almost equal in sound quality. They are great headphones that go for half the price of the QC2. To read more on the Bose triport headphones, click on the "see all my reviews" next to my name.
One day I was planning to move and found these in the back of my closet. I got curious and called Bose to see if, after two years, they would assist me. Not really expecting much I talked to a manager. To my surprise and delight the manager told me that the headband cracking was a known issue and that I could get a new pair shipped out and when I got the new one's to ship the old one's back in the box they came in. I was on a high! Super happy! They came in 2 days by UPS and I was up and running again.
When I looked at the new pair I noticed the look was a little different. I thought maybe they amped up the headband so I thought nothing about it. When I turned them on they were not as noise-cancelling as the others. The first pair made you feel like you were in a concert hall by yourself listening to a live performance and no one could break through the sound. With the new pair I heard everything in the background and the sound was not as sharp as the first one's. Anyhow, I got over this minor blip and used them. After about 6 months the headband on the second one cracked and broke exactly where the first one's had, and alas I had no more headphones. Eventually I purchased a pair from Amazon for $130 used but the seller was very dishonest and sold me a pair that was broken like the one's I had and they would not refund my money, so beware if you must get these used.
All in all I am very disappointed in this product, not because of the sound so much but because of the construction. I know technology and sound takes a lot of money to produce, but a sturdier plastic would have made these a lot better and more able to last the test of time. To be honest I would have paid a bit more for a headphone I knew was going to last more than a few months, the sound was that good. I am back in the market for some really nice cans with fantastic sound as well as earbuds for one the run music listening but I do not dare go back to Bose for cans because I know what the new style headphones look and sound like and in my opinion it's not worth the extra $31 markup that seems to be going on with Amazon and not worth the $299 they used to be. I am looking at Sennheiser or Audio-Technica but I cannot deal with this product again. If they decide to update the plastic band then I would give it another chance, but as it is I do not recommend this set to anyone and this product gets a 1/2 star from me because the sound means nothing if you can't even wear them and for this price Bose should know better.
I like this model because you don't have to worry about recharging a battery pack. The AAA batteries last a long time in these headphones. It seems airplanes, these days, are less insulated from engine noise. These headphones do a lot to quiet that noise (especially the low and mid frequencies) and bring comfort while traveling. In addition to blocking the continuous white noise and engine hum, they perform nicely for music listening and movie watching. These headphones obviously can't block all undesired noises, but the significant amount that they do block is worth the investment.
They came in very good condition. I tried to listen to a cheaper brand of noise-cancelling headphones but it's hard to compare with Bose! I love Bose!