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The QuietComfort 25 model takes Bose's already stellar noise-canceling headphones and levels them up to new heights.
Bose says Beats' Studio and Studio Wireless headphones, soon to be owned by Apple, copy five of its patents.
They're refurbished, but also backed by a one-year warranty. You'd pay at least $100 for them elsewhere.
While they may not be quite as comfortable as Bose's ultrapopular QC 15 headphones, the Harman Kardon NCs offer slightly better sound and have a built-in rechargeable battery to power the active noise-cancellation circuitry.
This popular pair of cans lists for twice the price. It features inline controls and can fold up to ride inside the included carrying case.
At $129.95, the SoundLink Color is Bose's least expensive portable Bluetooth speaker to date and the $249.95 SoundLink On-Ear is the first on-ear Bluetooth headphone from Bose.
AKG has introduced two new noise-canceling headphones, the $349.95 K 495 NC and $249.95 K 490 NC.
If you can't afford Bose's QuietComfort noise-canceling headphones, the attractively designed and more affordable Sony MDR-NC200Ds are worth your consideration.
The Elite Series ES60's level of uber-clarity puts you more in touch with the music.
Monoprice's Noise Canceling Headphones are about 70 percent as good as the Bose QC15s for a little more than a third of the price.