Reviews and Problems with Bose QuietComfort 2 headphones
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Not cheap but nice
13 October 2010
Summary: When I first tried the QC2 at my station, I expected quite mushy and frequency-flat sound, as most non-communication phones normally provide. To my pleasant surprise the phones appeared to provide excellent articulation in both CW and Phone. The sound is clean and transparent even with an illusion of emphasized mid range. Perhaps it simply means that the phones are really linear and therefore transfer the audio range of the radio with little or no distortion at all.
Summary: The Bose QC15 are outstanding. The sound quality is second to none. If you want to hear weak signals and spend less time trying to understand conversation as well as the ability to wear headphones for extended periods of time, get these. They are pricey but you won't regret it.
Summary: I used a pair of the QC2 Quiet Comfort Bose headphones during Field Day 2009. They were purchased by the ARPSC Arlington, VA Club and in opertation with their 20m operating station (a TS-480) located inside a renovated charter bus (ETSU) serving as a mobile communications unit. The operating environment was very noisy one at times, including an A/C fan overhead, people passing by routinely in cramped quarters, and a door opening and closing behind the position.
Summary: If you travel much on airplanes you need these. They reduce the noise fatigue on planes tremendously. They work great in the ham shack too. No more fan noise. They are very comfortable too. Pricey yes but they work.
Summary: Have had mine for a good while now. Easy on batteries. Fantastic on constant noises. Not bad on other background noises, I think just because they have good sound insulation. Great for multi-multi contesting. I really like the fact that you can switch between high and low impedance inputs. Comfortable, light. No RF issues at all. I have never heard of any other noise reduction headphones that are better. When you are not playing radio, they are fantastic for hi fi.
Summary: I have used my Bose Quite comfort 2 headphones since their introduction in about 2002 on extensive air travel tours. They have been a godsend cutting down on air fatigue, especially on long flights between South Africa and Australia or South Africa and Europe. It is also remarkable to hear what high fidelity sound the average Jumbo Jet is capable of delivering!
Summary: These headphones are just great. I have a number of headphones none better than the Bose believe me.Very comfortable ,Low and high frequency very good and really clear audio. I use them for CW and SSB.
Summary: I have owned two sets of the Bose NR headphones and nearly one of all of the others which compete with Bose. I do not like the premium price I have paid for the Bose headphones but the audio quality is superior to anything else I own and the NR is fabulous. I have done a lot of air travel for work and that is where I find the Bose NR feature the best.
Summary: I compared these headphones with two other closed circumaural choices: the HFI-700s and AKG271Ss, testing with a variety of rock and pop selections. Files from a G5 are fed via toslink to a Bel Canto DAC2 and onto a Meier Corda Prehead. The Bose QuietComfort 2s are a funny beast -- they have a large, slamming-bass sonic singnature that, from what I can figure, does not much care about accuracy.
Summary: No one here needs to be told what these are - opinions of Bose are rather skewed one way or the other. Suffice to say that these are extremely popular headphones squarely aimed at the frequent airline traveler. Why do I have these 'phones? I travel to Europe frequently for business and wanted something to ease the pain. I tried in-canal headphones, but those gave me a royal headache.