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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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!
As an added bonus, the airline supplied little video units with headphones for entertainment. If you cranked the volume up to maximum, you could almost hear it. I switched out their headphones for the Bose headphones and it nearly blew my head off! I had to reduce the volume from 13 to 3. The difference was unbelievable. Add to that the elimination of cabin noise and you cannot find a better deal.
The battery life (one battery in the headphone to power it) seems to be extreme. My wife has over 120 hours of use on hers and it is still using the company provided battery!
We have not had any problems with the construction of either unit. We treat it with the care that we would with any other high quality instrument. These units are well worth the money.