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Bose QC35 Headphones $375.20, Bose QC25 Headphones $280 Delivered @ Instyle Hi-Fi eBay

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  • +13 votes

    Good headphones, just be aware of the privacy issues with the companion app:
    https://www.engadget.com/2017/04/19/bose-lawsuit-audio-data/

  • Shouldn't buy these out of principle. The QC35s were $434 last night.
    Still cheap though..

  • Great prices - Any deals on Apple 42mm Series 2 watches ?

  • Hopefully they'll hit a consistent $340 by the end of the year

  • +1 great for travelling, at home and in the office.

  • March 17 - April 22: $434

    April 22 - now: $469

  • Damn, awaiting delivery for these today - bought for $400 over the weekend! Great price.

  • Would recommend Sony MDR-1000X rather than this QC 35. Just add around $50-80 more and you got much more useful feature

    • This is my subjective opinion

      I found the bose is by far more comfortable than the Sony one. Sound wise they're both OK. Feature wise, Sony wins

      Bose qc35 owner

      • Yes Bose ear cushion feel softer. I feel that MDR 1000X have a slightly better noise cancelling (not sure if ApX help to improve audio quality or not).

  • Any update on the firmware woes?

  • Why on earth is the Black Android version so expensive?

  • Anyone planning to connect the headsets and update the firmwawre, kindly take the time to read this first: QC35 Issue Reports and Current Status

    • How do you check which version of the firmware is installed on the headphones?

      • Use the Bose apps that you download.

        So, there "word" from the streets (not the words from Bose) are the following: '
        1. If your headset has 1.0.6 and you haven't done any upgrade then you're good. DO NOT UPGRADE yet.
        2. If you've upgraded, then downgrade to 1.0.4 FIRST. After downgrade to 1.0.4, upgrade to 1.0.5 and then to 1.0.6.

  • +2 votes

    just don't watch anything you dont want the filename of being sent to BOSE

  • Stupid question, what is the actual difference between the "android/apple" versions anyway?
    Besides physical plugs it sounds like a marketing term more than physical differences?

  • I have QC35, QC20 and QC30.
    QC35 is too bulky (ie. you can't use them in a bed and can't take them anywhere you go since the case is bulkier than an ipad) and the NC is the weakest (but not by much) among the three.
    QC30 is the worst Bose-designed product (which surprised me) since the neckband does not stay straight at all (even if you are walking) and looks ugly on me (don't be convinced by the models wearing QC30. Try them first).
    QC20 is compact and the sound is very Bose-like which I like. To be honest I can't really tell the difference between the three in terms of sound quality (which is big plus for QC20). The NC is very nice and surprisingly better than QC35 and same as QC30. However I hate the wire (after using BT you can't really go back to wired) and the battery pack attached on the line.
    I really love Bose NC but nothing is perfect yet.

  • You can get the QC20's which are my favourite headphones for $280:
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BOSE-QuietComfort-20-QC20-Noise-C...

    • Got the QC20is, for roughly this price, when the Bose store was having a clearance sale last year. They are really good but the NC box at the bottom can be a tad annoying. I get "clicks" sometimes and I have had cord noise off them when the tracks are quiet, but they cut out general noise very well and will be excellent for travelling. The downside is you can't replace the battery and once it goes they are just pretty standard Bose earphones.

  • Any reviews of the qc25? Everytime I see them in jb I whack them on and am so impressed with the acoustic noise cancelling

    • +2 votes

      Listening to music on them right now. The noise cancelling is second to none, and the sound quality is good enough.

      You will love them, right up to the point you realise there's a stupid cord connecting your head to the phone/tablet/PC.

      At that point, you will want the QC35.

      • Awesome thanks for that. I am using some old Audio Techincas that has one side literally held together with tape. I deserve these headphones! HA

        • My understanding is the QC25s have the AAA user replaceable battery, whereas the QC35s are an internal battery that isn't user replaceable. I would also think that the bluetooth would chew through the power more quickly.

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          @try2bhelpful: Yes to both on the battery types. Several friends of mine have the 35s. Apparently the battery life is excellent.

        • @ferguscan: The problem is when the battery dies completely and you can't use the NC on your headphones anymore.

        • @try2bhelpful:

          USB powerbanks are the new AA/AAA battery. Every traveller should use one.

        • @kevlarman: Another box to carry around, but you are probably correct. I just wish they would do a battery swapover, like Apple does. I would be happy to pay around $80 to get the battery swapped over in the unit.

        • @try2bhelpful:

          My understanding is the QC25s have the AAA user replaceable battery, whereas the QC35s are an internal battery that isn't user replaceable. I would also think that the bluetooth would chew through the power more quickly.

          Why can't you replace the battery? There are many devices that are not meant to have their batteries replaced but you can still do it. Realistically the batteries will last for at least 1000 cycles and this will be 3-5 years for most people.

        • @Maverick-au: Just would like an "official" swapover like Apple does. I would be willing to pay roughly $80 to be able to get a new battery, on the basis I don't screw up the earphones that way.

        • @try2bhelpful:

          Just would like an "official" swapover like Apple does. I would be willing to pay roughly $80 to be able to get a new battery, on the basis I don't screw up the earphones that way.

          I'm sure they will have one if required but it depends on how the battery performs over time, at 1000 cycles the headset will have been on and off the head 10,000 times so they are likely to be worn out by that time.

  • I got the QC35's through the last ebay deal, didn't keep them

    • noice cancelling was very disappointing, only blocking out low to mid frequencies, doing nothing to block high frequencies (such as voice)
    • sound quality was nice, but not exceptional
    • +3 votes

      They're only designed to cancel continuous low-frequency noise (e.g. the sound of aeroplane jets). That being said, I find that once you're playing music at any reasonable volume, all external noise vanishes.

      • I've been using mine on a small twin engine plane i've been catching weekly. Don't always listen to music, just enjoy the significant reduction in engine noise.

    • I love my QC35's
      use it on the plane when i'm travelling and its superb! The cushion pads are comfy and the sound quality is excellent for my ears.

  • Can I claim TRS on this buy? If I buy QC35
    Cheers

  • I bought my QC35's in the last deal, had them a few weeks now and love them.

    Picked up this cable for $25 that lets you plug your QC35s in to XBOX ONE controller and have the voice work for in-game chat:
    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemVersion&item...

    The bose android-only version of the cable is $50 in Australia (which is what you need to have this work).

    Turn your xbox controller on, plug the cable in to the controller, plug the cable in to your QC35, voice chat works.

  • Just collected mine in store from Instyle Hi-Fi @ Five Dock, it was not a surprise to see "heaps of" QC 35's parcelled and stacked up on floor to be posted and the sales stuff are quite busy and happy to be involved in packing.
    I'm sure to enjoy mine and sure you'll do the same once you get your hands on one!!

    Thanks.

  • I just purchased the QC25 - Black, Apple - $288. It's only 9 dollars dearer than the cheapest price I've ever seen which was when DickSmith sold up, so I'm very happy to get it at this price. I also love the fact that they do click and collect at Woolies. I can pick it up from my local which is just up the road.
    Thank you very much to hamza23 for posting this!!! I'm flying o/s in a month so it will come in very handy for blocking engine noise. :D