Today, Bose introduces the QuietComfort® 25 Acoustic Noise
Cancelling® headphones, the next generation of its
category-defining QuietComfort headphones. The new QuietComfort 25
headphones feature an entirely new design, combining better noise
reduction and audio performance with a stunning new look and greater
portability. They replace the legendary QC®15 headphones and
will be available beginning September 3, 2014.
New Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones (Photo: Business Wire)
"The QuietComfort 25 headphones set a new standard for performance,"
said Sean Garrett, vice president of the Bose Noise Reduction Technology
Group. "We improved nearly every dimension -- greater noise reduction,
lifelike audio, a striking new profile and styles, and a new earcup
pivot to fold up smaller than ever. We weren't going to replace the QC15
headphones unless we had something that was better and different -- and
the QC®25 is both."
The QuietComfort 25 headphones benefit from over 30 years of ongoing
research, cancelling more noise than any other Bose consumer headphone
in history -- especially at low frequencies. Bose engineers placed
microphones both inside and outside the earcup to better sense and
measure unwanted sounds. The measurements are then sent to a digital
electronic chip, exclusive to Bose, that calculates a more precise equal
and opposite noise cancellation signal -- within a fraction of a
millisecond. So powerful, the Bose chip reduces the footprint of the
headphone's electronics, while delivering a new level of quiet for
around-ear headphones. Distractions instantly fade away, even in the
most demanding environments.
The QuietComfort® 25 headphones feature audio advancements to
reproduce music with improved clarity and accuracy. A more finely tuned
Active EQ delivers a demonstrably smoother frequency response across the
full spectrum of sound, regardless of listening level. TriPort®
technology delivers deep, detailed low notes, while a lower noise floor
reduces the common "hiss" associated with conventional active noise
cancelling headphones. The improvements can be heard and felt: every
recording is reproduced more naturally, regardless of genre. There is no
distortion or exaggeration of instruments or vocals. Instead, the QC®25
headphones stay true to Bose's 50-year pursuit of recreating -- raher
than reinventing -- a live performance.
The QuietComfort 25 headphones come with a single AAA battery for up to
35 hours of use. And if the battery dies, the music plays on. An inline
remote and mic make it easy to take calls with select iPod, iPhone and
iPad models, and select smartphones.
The QuietComfort 25 headphones have a new look and profile, steeped in
the Bose® brand -- authentic, modern, and minimal. Its
mechanical design, including materials, angles, arc lengths and headband
radii, was re-engineered to sit closer to the head. The headband design
is proprietary, and its pad uses an engineered fabric found in high-end
automotive applications. The ear cushions are made of protein leather,
and the earcups feature a soft-touch TPE bumper and cast zinc pivot.
Comfortable and light-yet secure, the QC25 headphones are built to last,
and fold and fit in a carrying case that's smaller than any in the
"There's no substitute for long-term research," said Garrett. "For over
three decades, our engineers have woken up every day trying to make a
better headphone. The QC25 headphones are a great example of that
In 2000, 22 years after Dr. Amar Bose's original noise cancellation
research, Bose introduced the original QuietComfort noise cancelling
headphones, forever changing the consumer headphone category. In 2003,
with advancements in noise reduction, audio quality and electronics,
Bose unveiled the QuietComfort® 2 Acoustic Noise Cancelling®
headphones, setting another standard for performance in an
around-ear design. Three years later, Bose introduced its first on-ear
noise cancelling headphones, the QuietComfort® 3 Acoustic
Noise Cancelling® headphones, offering the line's renowned
performance in a smaller design.
The pursuit for a better headphone continued, and in 2009, Bose debuted
the QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling®
headphones, which soon became -- and remained -- the industry standard
for performance and quality. In 2013, Bose announced the QuietComfort®
20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones, featuring more U.S.
patents than any Bose headphones ever made, and a level of noise
reduction previously unattainable in an in-ear design. Today, with the
benefit of over three decades of ongoing research, the company proudly
introduces the QuietComfort® 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling®
headphones, representing another chapter in the iconic product line's
Pricing and Availability
The Bose QuietComfort 25 headphones come in two variants: Black or
White, each with blue accents. They're available for $299.95 beginning
September 3, 2014, and will be sold at Bose retail stores, Bose.com,
authorized Bose dealers and toll free at 1-800-444-BOSE (2673). The QC®25
headphones can also be customized with a nearly limitless combination of
colors for $399.95. Customers can design, share and save their styles on Bose.com
beginning today, and orders will be taken in November 2014.
About Bose Corporation
Bose Corporation was founded in 1964 by Dr. Amar G. Bose, then a
professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology. In 2014, Bose celebrates its 50th anniversary as
the most respected name in sound. The company remains driven by its
founding principles, investing in long-term research with one
fundamental goal: to develop new technologies with real customer
benefits. Bose® innovations have spanned decades and
industries, creating and transforming categories in audio and beyond.
Bose products for the home, in the car, on the go and in public spaces
have become iconic. From the company's home entertainment systems and
Wave® music systems, to high-quality audio and noise
cancelling headphones, digital music systems, Bluetooth® speakers
and professional solutions, Bose has changed the way people listen to
Bose Corporation is privately held. The company's spirit of invention,
passion for excellence, and commitment to extraordinary customer
experiences can be found around the world -- everywhere Bose does
iPad, iPhone, iPod are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S.
and other countries. The Bluetooth® word mark is a
registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such
mark by Bose Corporation is under license.
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