Reviews and Problems with Bose QuietComfort 2 headphones
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Stax SR-001 Mk II and Bose Quietcomfort 2 Headphones
23 August 2008
Excerpt: If you ’ve ben around the audio hob y for awhile , you ’ll know that electrostatic transducers have a justified reputation for midrange and high -frequenc y purit y. While cruising over the north Atlantic in an Airbus A340, listening to Ivo Janssen’s excellent piano renditions of the Bach preludes...
Summary: As a frequent traveler, these headphones served their purpose. The noise cancellation is some of the best you'll find, but the audio quality suffers greatly as a consequence. They withstood about 2 years of very heavy use, before the earpads and drivers both completely gave out.
Pros: decent noise cancellation
Cons: middling to low quality audio, you can get miles better fidelity for the same price (see HiFiMan HE-300/Denon AH-D2000)
Excerpt: You can't open an in-flight magazine without seeing an ad for the Bose QuietComfort 2 (QC2) headphones. They really do work, and nothing outperforms them for sheer noise reduction. These headphones listen to your environment and subtract what they hear from what you hear.
Excerpt: I don't think most people notice the amount of background noise that is generated on airplanes. Since it's in the form of white noise you don't really notice it until you try and listen to music or a movie.
Conclusion: The most important factors when considering whether the Bose QuietComfort 2s are right for you are your lifestyle and usage. They make excellent travel headphones, and the noise canceling technology is startling when you take them off after wearing them for a while.
Pros: Noise cancellation works as designed; good low frequency response
Cons: Mediocre audio reproduction; cannot turn off noise cancellation