Bose QuietComfort 2 Acoustic Noise Canceling Headphones (Old Version)
- 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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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!
From the moment I put them on I knew this was a breakthrough product. Sure - I noticed something akin to pressure on my ears but that sensation passed in a few minutes. It's just like getting used to wearing a watch - you end up not noticing it at all after a short time. What has not passed is the joy in letting the rest of the world just fall away so that I can get some down time while traveling.
Not only was the background noise from the plane's engines gone, but I could actually turn the volume down on my Creative Zen Vision much lower than would be the case with other headphones because the music wasn't competing with the roar of the engines.
The same with the volumn while watching movies - I didn't have to crank up the volume just to hear what was being said. I could even hear the dialogue of movies played on my laptop and those played by the airline. I cannot emphasize this point enough - for the first time ever, I could actually hear music and videos without cranking up the volume to the max - saving my ears from damage as well as avoiding dirty looks from my fellow passengers.
On my honeymoon, my wife and I both brought along a pair. Being able to distance ourselves from all the background noise really did increase the relaxation factor and allowed us to travel 12 hours each way in relative peace. Speaking of honeymoons - this item would be a GREAT wedding gift. There is nothing worse than to spend your time enroute to some fabulous tropical destination for your honeymoon listening to the kids behind you scream while their father snores away.
Even at home, my wife will sometimes wear her headphones while reading. It completely eliminates any noise from the television in the next room.
Contrary to what one other reviewer has stated, the sound from these headphones is anything but distorted. I find that I can hear subtleties in music that I cannot hear over my home entertainment system. The fact that I can still hear these subtleties while in a loud environment is an added bonus.
You probably will not wear these headphones while in the gym (though I have actually seen people wearing them while on the treadmill at my local gym - the same type of people that wear designer workout shorts). There are also times where you don't need noise reduction. For these times, I have inexpensive headphones. I would not however deduct any points from Bose for making a specialty set of headphones just because they are not perfect for all situations. I would not take points off my favorite leather jacket because I can't wear it to the beach in July.
Yes, these things are expensive. But if you feel the need to shield yourself from the pervasive noise of the modern world, there really is no substitute on the market.
The sound was incredible and they were perfect for the airplane.
Unfortunately, after a couple years of use one of the headphones began to fall apart and they no longer played sound out of that ear.
I have since recently upgraded to the new bluetooth Bose QuietComfort 35's and they are fantastic
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.
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.