Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones Review

First Look

The main reason why over the hear or ‘full headphone’ designs have become very popular recently is the increased demand people have for high quality sound. They want a listening experience that is as close as possible to listening to a live musical performance. Talk about a high bar. Sadly, truly portable ‘in ear’ or ‘behind the ear’ headphones had design limitations that prevented listeners from fully savoring the ‘chamber sound’ effect they are looking for. When Beats by Dre hit the market, it tapped into a groundswell of demand for rich, immersive, headphone listening experiences.

Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones ReviewNow, it’s not unusual to see people with over the head or over the ear headphones walking out and about doing their thing. Previously, you would only see this type of headphone in indoor settings.

If you don’t want your appreciation for rich, crisp, and deeply fulfilling music to not conflict with your need to get out and about as you go about your day, you should definitely consider an over the hear headphone unit. With that said, you better use the selection criteria used by fans of this type of headphone. You should consider sound quality, sound isolation, ear comfort, and size.

Sound Quality

This is, of course, non-negotiable when you’re buying over the ear headphones. You must not compromise on sound quality. After all, this is the main reason why this category of headphones has experienced a recent resurgence. Otherwise, you’d be a poser simply trying to ride a trend. Great headphones in this category are engineered to deliver crisp, rich, and deeply satisfying sound. You should feel like you’re listening to a live performance.

The Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones definitely delivers when it comes to sound quality. Apart from its battle-tested brand imprint, this unit is designed to recreate that live sound quality you’re looking for. Its speaker engineering ranks up there in quality, richness, and depth.

Rating: 99%

Sound Isolation

While great sound quality delivery counts for a lot, you should avoid units that throw away this benefit by failing to block out background noise. Also, the greatsome accessories that comes with the qc25 appeal of over the ear headphones is their supposed superiority in delivering a rich, unpolluted sound. On this count, the Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones more than delivers. Its sound isolation and filtering are superior when placed side by side with other similar models by other brands.

Rating: 98%

Ear Comfort

What’s the point of wearing great headphones that deliver amazing sound when your head and ears get tired of the headphones and need to take them off after a short time? Bose understood this issue and that’s why they designed the Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones to be so light and comfortable that you can actually wear it all day.

Rating: 99%


There’s an old saying that if you have the goods, you don’t have to climb to the rooftops to yell out how awesome you are. This understated superiority is definitely in play when it comes to the Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones size. You don’t get an over the top ‘look at me’ unit. Instead, people only need to look at the brand as well as the simple elegant design to understand that you’re dealing with some serious high performance sound technology.

Rating: 98%

If you are looking for a relatively understated yet powerful and rich over the ear headphone system that is priced right, it would be hard to find a better value than the Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones. These headphones give you maximum comfort, exquisite sound, and elegance. This is for people who are very discriminating in their tastes and know value and quality when they see them.