Bose On-ear Headphones??

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by endlessjourney8, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. endlessjourney8 macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2008
    I'm looking to replace my old crappy sony headphones for a nice new pair, but I'm having a hard time choosing the right set of phones. The bose on-ear have attracted me because they are so comfortable and lightweight. I love their slim profile and study portable design. This is really important to me because i will use them for hours at a time and outside the home.

    I know if there are any audiophiles reading this they are probably getting ready to flame but quite honestly I dont want to carry around gigantic headphones. I know bose are overpriced (way overpriced) but I can get the on-ears for quite a bit less than msrp.

    They will be used with my ipod and mac and sound quality is of course very important. I mostly listen to more unplugged, 'iive' type of recordings, nothing too heavy on bass and some rock/pop music. Other than that just all-around headphones for mac. Will the bose sound decent for this?

  2. renault4 macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2007
    I had the first generation, over the ear Bose NR headset--enjoyed it, but my ears hurt after a long flight--not something you get to test when you try them on in a store. I now have the on ear model and I love them--much more comfortable for longer periods. I must admit, I have had as good or better sound quality (and noise blocking) from some of the in-ear models, such as those from ultimate or Shure--but again having these stuck in you ear for four hours at a time...
  3. brendanryder macrumors 6502a


    Dec 28, 2006
    i owned a pair. bought them for exam studying. took them back after a day.
    im not audiophile but the quality was pretty good, but the actual headphones were very uncomfortable. did not extend high enough to fit properly over my hat. i know its not for this but i have a small head and every other headphones i have tried do fit over. they are also very constricting on the head. every 30 minutes or so i had to take them off and rub my ears cus they hurt.

    i went through at least 10 other pairs of sound isolating/noise canceling and on ear headphones. after doing alot of research and physical testing(and returning) i am now the happy owner of Audio Technica ATH-ANC7's
    there great:
    half the price of bose QC3's and as good, if not better noise cancelation. they are also very confutable.
    heres a link

    so, i would advise saving your money on Bose, there over rated when it comes to headphones(IMHO) i mean there quality is good but not worth the $$$ to a non audiophile.

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