Noise cancelling headphones

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  1. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    I'm looking to purchase a gift for someone, they want noise canceling headphones that are comfortable and sound good. But having good noise canceling is important. I'm looking at the Bose QC 35 or the beats studio. If the price was the same I would get the Bose without a doubt, but the beats studio are on sale for $200 and the Bose are $350. Is there anyway that the Bose is worth an extra $150?
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    The only consideration that I would say Bose is the better option, even if you spend more money, it's because they have very good customer service. If something were to go wrong or there's an issue for that price point what you're spending on noise canceling headphones, I would want customer service standing behind their product.

    Otherwise, I'm also partial to Bose because of the quality of the speaker drivers and craftsmanship of their products. Beats are nice, but Bose to me is worth the investment.
     
  3. jjk454ss thread starter macrumors 601

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    Customer service is definitely important, so that's a good consideration. However if the sound quality, noise cancellation, or comfort is not considerably better, I don't know if double the price(almost) is worth the better customer service. And with beats being owned by Apple, I would think the customer service is actually pretty similar, but I've never dealt with Bose customer service. thanks
     
  4. EDH667 macrumors 6502a

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    Bose has set the bar on Noise Cancellation. I have several different models of Bose headphones and I believe the QuietComfort 35 is the best set of noise cancellation headphones on the market.
     
  5. jjk454ss thread starter macrumors 601

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    I know Bose is the best for noise cancellation, I guess I'm just thinking they're not $150 better. But that's what I'm trying to decide is whether it's worth that much more, or if they're just slightly better, then it's not.
     
  6. EDH667 macrumors 6502a

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    They are $150 better in my opinion. Try them in person at a store that carries both and you can evaluate which is the best.
     
  7. jjk454ss thread starter macrumors 601

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    I'll have to do that, as much as I hate going to an actually store:). Thanks for all the help.
     
  8. red41 macrumors regular

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    Buy the best and only cry once. I've been down the road of thinking "these are probably a better deal". I almost always regret not paying the extra money to get what I know is a superior product. Whether it be gadgets, tools or just about anything it's almost always better in the long run to spend the little extra and get what you know is the best product.
     
  9. jjk454ss thread starter macrumors 601

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    Agreed. Got the Bose on the way. Thanks again
     
  10. EDH667 macrumors 6502a

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    The Bose QuietComfort 35 has just gotten a lot better. A recent firmware upgrade (Through Bose updater or Bose Connect App) now allows adjustable noise cancellation. Through the Bose Connect App you can now turn Noise Cancellation off or set it to low or high.
     
  11. democracyrules macrumors 6502a

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    Agree with the above comment. Excellent advice.
     

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