I went to the Apple store today, and I was kind of disappointed by the Beats line. I tried the Mixr, Solo2, Studio2, and Pro2, the only one I thought was decent was the Studio2, but even then, it wasn't really any better than my $30 EarPods. So I went to the Bose store, tried out their headphones. The SoundTrues were just as lousy as the Beats, but the QC25s were the best out of the Beats and Bose headphones. I also really dislike that Beats Executives or Studio2s will NOT work at all without the battery (Bose does). It's a tough call... The consensus on various forum sites seems to be that both "suck" and I'd be better off with a brand I've never heard of before. I like to try out headphones before buying them (via Amazon or what have you to save 20%), so I'm limited to Beats and Bose, more or less. Not really a budget, but cheaper is better. Also would prefer over-ear with ANC. I feel like for the price range of $200-300, I should be getting auto-off (something the Studio2s have, but I'm not sure I want to worry about charging another device's battery) and high build quality (I think the Bose QC25s take this home). The Beats Studio2s can be had for $240, and the Bose QC25s for $270. I also found new Beats Executives for $140, but I can't try them in person (although I remember trying them on a year or two ago and really digging them). Thoughts?