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Bose's $299.95/AU$399 QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones feature an entirely new design, combining better noise reduction and audio performance with a new look and greater portability.
While it may not be the best-sounding headphone for the money, the Bose Freestyle's superior design and comfort level make it a go-to choice for anyone seeking a sporty and stylish in-ear model.
Bose's new QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones feature an entirely new design, combining better noise reduction and audio performance with a new look and greater portability. They replace the company's QC15 headphones and are available now for $299.95.
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.
The $250/£250 BackBeat Pro is Plantronic's version of the Beats Studio Wireless, with noise canceling included.
Despite some downsides, including a high price, the Bose QuietComfort 20 offers the best noise-canceling in an in-ear headphone and should tempt frequent travelers looking for a more compact alternative to a full-size NC headphone, such as the Bose QuietComfort 15.
They're refurbished, but also backed by a one-year warranty. You'd pay at least $100 for them elsewhere.
The Audiophiliac gives headphone buyers a lot to think about.
The Beyerdynamic T 51 p is one of the best on-ear headphones available, offering excellent sound quality and a comfortable fit.
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.