Bose Quietcomfort 25 - Android - £159 @ Currys/PC World
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Bose Quietcomfort 25 - Android - £159 @ Currys/PC World

£159£219 27% PC World Deals
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Found 22nd Nov
Nice deal on superb headphones.

Wired and superceded by the QC35s but still excellent.


John Lewis price match too. (For the warranty).

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do john lewis allow you to return a product after it has been opened? (if it's in perfect condition and you've only opened it for testing?) I know amazon do but I would rather the android cable.

Judging by the number of opened customer returns they usually have for sale on boxing day I assume so. They may reduce the refund accordingly however.

thanks

I had a pair of qc-25s break after 1 year regular use - started off as a crackle in the cable, which then caused failure of the speaker on one side. General build quality is ok though and cancellation is second to none. I would personally recommend the 35s over these, although obviously still a good deal and voted hot.

Same price on amazon. As EddyBrek mentioned, having get these and the QC35s the new model wins hands down for me

Deadst4r7 h, 47 m ago

do john lewis allow you to return a product after it has been opened? (if …do john lewis allow you to return a product after it has been opened? (if it's in perfect condition and you've only opened it for testing?) I know amazon do but I would rather the android cable.


yes they allow you to return it

any deals on the QC35?

EddyBrek1 h, 18 m ago

I had a pair of qc-25s break after 1 year regular use - started off as a …I had a pair of qc-25s break after 1 year regular use - started off as a crackle in the cable, which then caused failure of the speaker on one side. General build quality is ok though and cancellation is second to none. I would personally recommend the 35s over these, although obviously still a good deal and voted hot.



Noise cancellation is generally seen as inferior to Sony's range. I've done some anecdotal, n=1 testing myself and came to the same conclusion when it comes to "shop noise" (background music, people talking, general noise).*

I believe that the Bose ones are slightly outperforming Sony's similar-priced headphones when it comes to airplane noise, but I rather use noise cancellation headphones regularly for work instead of having to fly several times a week to make the most out of the headphones. Plus, I prefer earplugs to work/sleep on flights, but that's a different story.

Nevertheless, this is a great price for the QC25s and probably the best value-for-money noise cancellation headphone deal out there right now.


*I'm waiting for a reasonable discount on Sony's WH-1000Xm2 which for some reason are only to be released in Jan on Amazon, in Europe, yet I've had a pair in my hands in Amsterdam the other day (legit distributor, they had a dozen or so).
Edited by: "hindsight1" 22nd Nov

leedslad8346 m ago

Same price on amazon. As EddyBrek mentioned, having get these and the …Same price on amazon. As EddyBrek mentioned, having get these and the QC35s the new model wins hands down for me



I'm surprised. I haven't seen a single (extensive) review that would put the QC35s noise cancellation on par with the QC25s. They all recommend to stick with the 25s if noise cancellation is your primary concern.

leedslad831 h, 5 m ago

Same price on amazon. As EddyBrek mentioned, having get these and the …Same price on amazon. As EddyBrek mentioned, having get these and the QC35s the new model wins hands down for me


What's the difference, other than being over £100 more expensive?
hindsight125 m ago

Noise cancellation is generally seen as inferior to Sony's range. I've …Noise cancellation is generally seen as inferior to Sony's range. I've done some anecdotal, n=1 testing myself and came to the same conclusion when it comes to "shop noise" (background music, people talking, general noise).*I believe that the Bose ones are slightly outperforming Sony's similar-priced headphones when it comes to airplane noise, but I rather use noise cancellation headphones regularly for work instead of having to fly several times a week to make the most out of the headphones. Plus, I prefer earplugs to work/sleep on flights, but that's a different story.Nevertheless, this is a great price for the QC25s and probably the best value-for-money noise cancellation headphone deal out there right now.*I'm waiting for a reasonable discount on Sony's WH-1000Xm2 which for some reason are only to be released in Jan on Amazon, in Europe, yet I've had a pair in my hands in Amsterdam the other day (legit distributor, they had a dozen or so).


The Sony's also seem to be more prone to breaking too?

hindsight11 h, 6 m ago

Noise cancellation is generally seen as inferior to Sony's range. I've …Noise cancellation is generally seen as inferior to Sony's range. I've done some anecdotal, n=1 testing myself and came to the same conclusion when it comes to "shop noise" (background music, people talking, general noise).*I believe that the Bose ones are slightly outperforming Sony's similar-priced headphones when it comes to airplane noise, but I rather use noise cancellation headphones regularly for work instead of having to fly several times a week to make the most out of the headphones. Plus, I prefer earplugs to work/sleep on flights, but that's a different story.Nevertheless, this is a great price for the QC25s and probably the best value-for-money noise cancellation headphone deal out there right now.*I'm waiting for a reasonable discount on Sony's WH-1000Xm2 which for some reason are only to be released in Jan on Amazon, in Europe, yet I've had a pair in my hands in Amsterdam the other day (legit distributor, they had a dozen or so).

Lol why would you fly a few times a week just to make the most out of the headphones, maybe would suit somone who has to fly regularly

99p cheaper on Amazon here
Edited by: "sinxa" 22nd Nov

These are great and at this price they are cheaper than a 2nd hand pair on ebay! They are great, especially for flights or on the underground, but I will sell mine at some point to get the wireless QC 35 (yes, even though the battery isn't replaceable).

How does the sound quality and noise cancelling compare to the nuheara iqbuds?

I've had these for 2 years now and are the best at noise cancellation but not the best sound. Its still very good but decide which ks more important to you. As an all rounder they were the best.
Edited by: "moneyfornothing" 23rd Nov

I'm looking to get these to use primarily with an iPad. Can anyone enlighten me why these headphones are Andriod, will they work with an adapter on an iPad or do you get an Apple pair? I'm confused
Edited by: "DEALS4EVA" 23rd Nov

I've had these for 2 years now (Amazon Spain deal for a similar price).

Brilliant noise cancellation on flights (mine have been round the world a few times). Worth remembering if your mean reason for buying is to use on flights then then the QC35 still need a wire to listen to the in flight entertainment systems.

If you are lucky enough to fly on an A380 wearing these the its like being in a library.

DEALS4EVA1 m ago

I'm looking to get these to use primarily with an iPad. Can anyone …I'm looking to get these to use primarily with an iPad. Can anyone enlighten me why these headphones are Andriod, will they work with an iPad or not?


Different 'in line' controller for volume and media control etc.

milkmanchris4 m ago

Different 'in line' controller for volume and media control etc.


Right, thank you....

So I need these ones - currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

And the only difference is the controller for the volume. Seems like these Apple ones still need "iPhone 7 Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter" which I have already have.


So that's it then? Thanks for the help.

DEALS4EVA3 m ago

Right, thank you.... So I need these ones - …Right, thank you.... So I need these ones - https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/audio-and-headphones/headphones/headphones/bose-quietcomfort-25-noise-cancelling-headphones-black-10028832-pdt.htmlAnd the only difference is the controller for the volume. Seems like these Apple ones still need "iPhone 7 Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter" which I have already have.So that's it then? Thanks for the help.


If you're using exclusively with Apple gear then yes go with the ones you linked, and yes you will still need the rip off lightning to 3.5 thingy.

Thank you very much milkmanchris

Hmm...I didn't realise these existed, 3.5mm to bluetooth adapter. Not ideal no, but so cheap it's worth a go:
gearbest.com/usb…tml

sinxa12 h, 32 m ago

99p cheaper on Amazon here



only for apple devices not android...

nightcycler21 h, 20 m ago

What's the difference, other than being over £100 more expensive? The …What's the difference, other than being over £100 more expensive? The Sony's also seem to be more prone to breaking too?



There's been a batch that was prone to breaking and Sony still replaces them for free, I believe.

Besides this particular batch, I haven't heard any worrying stories, but haven't followed developments closely. I used to think noise cancellation isn't necessary or worth it until I gave it a try.
Edited by: "hindsight1" 23rd Nov

Picked a pair up this afternoon. Impressive.

Thanks OP.

EddyBrek23 h, 18 m ago

I had a pair of qc-25s break after 1 year regular use - started off as a …I had a pair of qc-25s break after 1 year regular use - started off as a crackle in the cable, which then caused failure of the speaker on one side. General build quality is ok though and cancellation is second to none. I would personally recommend the 35s over these, although obviously still a good deal and voted hot.


is the cable not replaceable? it says it has a 2 year guarantee

Bose is absolutley dreadful and I don't understand why people would spend this much on them. Even at this price point the sound quality does not represent value for money. Harman Kardon is a much better option.

Had these for 2 years now, great pair of headphones.

Gone up by £10, another AMAZING black friday non-deal. - Now £169
Edited by: "sinfull" 24th Nov

jonathan_d17 h, 26 m ago

is the cable not replaceable? it says it has a 2 year guarantee


I had a cable fail after 12 months on my Bose OE2i a few years back - a 10 minute call with Bose and they sent me a replacement cable.

Deadst4r22nd Nov

do john lewis allow you to return a product after it has been opened? (if …do john lewis allow you to return a product after it has been opened? (if it's in perfect condition and you've only opened it for testing?) I know amazon do but I would rather the android cable.


Just get an android cable from Amazon - easy.

EddyBrek22nd Nov

I had a pair of qc-25s break after 1 year regular use - started off as a …I had a pair of qc-25s break after 1 year regular use - started off as a crackle in the cable, which then caused failure of the speaker on one side. General build quality is ok though and cancellation is second to none. I would personally recommend the 35s over these, although obviously still a good deal and voted hot.


I had the same problem with 1 side not working. It happened just before warranty expired so managed to get a new one. Brakedown cover highly recommend in case of that product.

uk9024th Nov

Bose is absolutley dreadful and I don't understand why people would spend …Bose is absolutley dreadful and I don't understand why people would spend this much on them. Even at this price point the sound quality does not represent value for money. Harman Kardon is a much better option.


How's the noise cancellation on them?

mhtrv6 h, 15 m ago

How's the noise cancellation on them?


It's decent maybe not as noise cancelling as the Bose but in terms of sound quality the bose are no match for the Harman Kardon ones

Any experience from anyone on the adapter to make these wireless?

hindsight122nd Nov

Noise cancellation is generally seen as inferior to Sony's range. I've …Noise cancellation is generally seen as inferior to Sony's range. I've done some anecdotal, n=1 testing myself and came to the same conclusion when it comes to "shop noise" (background music, people talking, general noise).*I believe that the Bose ones are slightly outperforming Sony's similar-priced headphones when it comes to airplane noise, but I rather use noise cancellation headphones regularly for work instead of having to fly several times a week to make the most out of the headphones. Plus, I prefer earplugs to work/sleep on flights, but that's a different story.Nevertheless, this is a great price for the QC25s and probably the best value-for-money noise cancellation headphone deal out there right now.*I'm waiting for a reasonable discount on Sony's WH-1000Xm2 which for some reason are only to be released in Jan on Amazon, in Europe, yet I've had a pair in my hands in Amsterdam the other day (legit distributor, they had a dozen or so).


I would disagree... This are far superior in noise cancellation... Well at least older model... I am using it for last 5 years and still going well. Best way to test is visit John Lewis and try yourself.
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