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In-Depth Review

Bose QuietComfort 2 Noise Canceling Headphones

If I'm going to be using headphones for a long stretch of time, the Bose QuietComfort 2 (QC2) are my top choice for the job. They have among the best fidelity I've heard, including clear sound and powerful bass response.

The QC2 uses noise-cancelling technology to screen out hissing and droning noises like crowd noise or airplane turbines. Unlike many other noise-cancelling headphones, they go over, not in, the ears. That makes them bulky, but it also makes them supremely comfortable, and the padding of the earcups also muffles distracting outside noise, such as unwanted chatter.

It's annoying to use disposable batteries on any piece of electronics, but the QC2 runs for more than 24 hours on a single AAA battery, which is cleverly tucked inside one of the earpieces. The earpieces also fold flat for easy packing. These headphones may be expensive, but it's worth it for their beautiful sound and slick design.

Just The Facts

QuietComfort 2 from Bose

MSRP $299
Street Price: $299 - From Amazon.

Pros:Superb sound, noise cancellation and comfortable, large, muffling earpieces.

Cons:Bulkier than most headphones; requires a AAA battery, though battery life is good.

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