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Bose QC35 $367.50, MDR1000x $444.30, QC30 $344.30, QC25 $287.50, Revolve $248.30, Revolve+ $358.70 @ VideoPro eBay

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Audio Products:

Bose QC35 Black $367.50
Bose QC35 Silver $367.50
Bose QC30 $344.30
Bose QC25 Apple $287.50
Bose QC25 Android $287.50
Sony MDR-1000X $444.30


Bose Revolve Black $248.30
Bose Revolve+ Black $358.70
Bose Revolve+ Grey $358.70


Televisions

Most of the TV's are jacked so this is the only deal I could find.

Samsung 55" UA55KS8000W Series 8 4K SUHD TV $1812.60


Word of warning for the QC35's, it is advised that you don't update the firmware from 1.0.6 (pre-loaded firmware) because there is known issues which they're trying to fix over time.

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    Is the mdr1000x worth the $80 cap over the qc35?

    • +1 vote

      It is really subjective….comfort wise, Boss is better in my opinion. I used them both and I ended up keeping the Boss for long flight. Sony did sounded better in lower ends.

    • +7 votes

      The Sonys sound better and have a better feature set

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      Yes it is. I have them

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      Yes. This is a good price. Though if you can wait, it will get cheaper. Bose likely won't.

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        Yeah, they dispatched my order before I could change my mind. Oh well, i'm sure the qc35 sound quality won't be jarringly bad. Never seen mdr1000x demos which is why i'm tentative.

        • +1 vote

          I demoed both for a while before finally chosing the MDR1000X's

          QC35 sound good. They do distort a little on the bass at higher volumes. Comfort wise they best the Sony's and a lot of other closed headphones.

          Sony bests in terms of NC and overall sound quality. The ability to tune the NC to account for ear shape and glasses is a nice feature as is the touch controls.

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      had the qc35 then bought the mdr1000x due to the raving review, it is a more neutral and acurate phones but is very boring in my opinion, never felt satisfied listening to it, bass is lacking definitely not for someone like bass or electronic music.

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        Oh How does the sound stage for the 35s conpare? From my experience they also are more balanced.

      • +1 vote

        Is your 1000x ok without cracking? Just check the inner left and right side. Typically left side is more severe. People are suffering.

    • +1 vote

      Sony has more features (touch, ambient noise, …), but only connects to 1 BT device
      Bose connects to 2 BT devices, so you have play a game on the PSVita and get a phone call on your mobile.

      Sony has a little more dynamic sound.
      Bose more flat, natural sound sig.

      Sony cup your ears/head tight, so they appear to have better NC, but they don't ~same.
      Bose are real comfy.

  • +2 votes

    Word of warning for the QC35's, it is advised that you don't update the firmware from 1.0.6 (pre-loaded firmware) because there is known issues which they're trying to fix over time.

    I thought the issues were resolved ages ago?

    • +1 vote

      There isn't a stable release yet and people are still saying to keep it at factory firmware for the best experience.

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        BOSE have since given users the ability to downgrade their firmware however reports are out there that it doesn't really fix the issue. There is a forum thread on BOSE support saying if you're still unhappy with your headset after upgrading your firmware, you can get a free refund if you quote your support forum username.

        • +1 vote

          Human minds are very susceptible to confirmation bias and groupthink, so I would take the handful of reports that say the issue isn't fixed with a grain of salt.
          This Wirecutter review specifically tested the update and said noise-cancelling under 100Hz was actually improved.

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          @eug: Nice to know you can upgrade the firmware. Might give it a shot

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          @Ziogref: I went from 1.0.0 straight to 1.2.10 and definitely did not notice the NC getting worse. You can roll back to previous versions too, there's some instructions on the bose forums. I was surprised at the updates that Bose posted on the forums - big companies normally shut up and give only minimal information.

  • +2 votes

    QC35 has historically been lower: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/274108 $339

    • +9 votes

      I still have nightmares; selling out in <30 seconds doesn't count.

    • +8 votes

      QC35 has historically been lower:

      So what?
      Can you buy for that price today? NO.
      Did many people get them? NO.
      Is your post pointless? YES.

      • +17 votes

        Not pointless; just a point of comparison for those looking for the "best" bargain. I'm personally in no hurry to buy QC35s but will /eventually/ so I like to compare the cost over time.

        • -9 votes

          Not pointless; just a point of comparison for those looking for the "best" bargain. I'm personally in no hurry to buy QC35s but will /eventually/ so I like to compare the cost over time.

          In that case click the related products link above and you can see all the previous deals. It's absurd to bring up previous deals that are likely to never occur again especially the COTD one.

        • +3 votes

          @Maverick-au: I've already done that, personally. I've got it down as a "WANT" product. That's just me though. Not everybody coming to this post will know about the ability to do that on a product by product basis. Maybe Joe Bloggs from down the 'net has just stumbled by. We don't know. Sometimes having summary information in one place is a good thing.

        • +4 votes

          @beeawwb: I do agree with this - if I don't need an item anytime soon and I am looking for the best deal - I'll wait out.

          Don't think its pointless letting others know that its been lower

        • +2 votes

          I would like to thank you for your post here. I often read the comments only, and don't click on previous deals to a detailed comparison myself.

          I am also not in any rush to buy the QC35s, but I will buy it some day.

          Thank you again for sharing direct links of previous better prices.

        • +2 votes

          I'm in same boat as you.
          I only linked it so that people know retailers can go even lower.

          Can you buy for that price today? NO.

          He's basically saying it doesn't matter that it can go cheaper, implying that just so long as it's cheaper than RRP it's good, apparently. Probably even 5c by his attitude.
          Who's he to judge how much of a saving makes a good deal?

          Is your post pointless? YES.

          Which makes HIS post literally pointless and added zero helpful information to people here wanting to buy it.

        • -4 votes

          @Blitzfx:

          I only linked it so that people know retailers can go even lower.

          People are not stupid, if they want to research a price it's easy to do but the fact is that this is the best price if you want to buy one now and linking to the COTD deal makes no sense.

          He's basically saying it doesn't matter that it can go cheaper, implying that just so long as it's cheaper than RRP it's good, apparently. Probably even 5c by his attitude.
          Who's he to judge how much of a saving makes a good deal?

          $367.50 for a product normally sold at $499 is nowhere near 5c. Your post was pointless, the COTD deal had very limited stock that sold in seconds and is unlikely to ever be repeated.

          Which makes HIS post literally pointless and added zero helpful information to people here wanting to buy it.

          I showed people how to do their own research by clicking the product link which is more then you did with that pointless and misleading link to the COTD ten second deal. Posting links to expired deals is utterly absurd and counterproductive. Do you think that people will post more deals here if people straight away tell them their deal is rubbish compared to other past deals?

        • +6 votes

          @Maverick-au: Thanks for teaching me how to do my own research. But when someone else does it for me, I appreciate that it saves me a little bit of time. It's nice to know the historic low (and how long ago it was) for point of reference to help decide whether to buy now or wait for another sale, and by how much further of a saving we can expect. Yeah I can do that myself, but I don't want to do that with every product every time a post is made. If someone wants to point out it was cheaper, let them.

          If you'd just left him be you would have saved yourself a lot of time on this lengthy back and forth.

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          @Maverick-au:

          So what?
          Can you buy for that price today? NO.
          Did many people get them? NO.
          Is your post pointless? YES.

          Referring to your post shows exactly nothing and provides zero information. Hypocritical with your pointless post. If you think referring to your followup comment is going to help you any, I happened to follow up with a 'more reasonable'(by your standards) deal.

          People are not stupid, if they want to research a price it's easy to do but the fact is that this is the best price if you want to buy one now and linking to the COTD deal makes no sense.

          So what if it's the best price now? Apparently it wasn't clear enough to you from the comments that not everyone is looking to buy it immediately. Not everyone has the same priorities.

          $367.50 for a product normally sold at $499 is nowhere near 5c. Your post was pointless, the COTD deal had very limited stock that sold in seconds and is unlikely to ever be repeated.

          So? It's not up to you decide whether $367 is a good deal. You're also not one to say whether anyone will ever repeat that deal. It's also not uncommon that retailers sell below RRP on day 1

          I showed people how to do their own research by clicking the product link which is more then you did with that pointless and misleading link to the COTD ten second deal.

          You showed nothing in your first post, which was pointless. Took at least one person to tell you otherwise.

          Posting links to expired deals is utterly absurd and counterproductive.

          lol. Just because something is expired doesn't mean it wont happen again. I guess you'd learn nothing if something RRP's for $1000 but they've sold it for $500 sporadically throughout the year, but then sell it for $900 during Christmas sales. "But it's NOW. NOW is the best time to buy!".
          Nice try dude.

          Do you think that people will post more deals here if people straight away tell them their deal is rubbish compared to other past deals?

          I've bought many things from here which weren't the absolute cheapest it's been, as has many others here. Again, everyone isn't like you. I didn't' know this wasn't obvious to you.

          But to answer your failure of a rhetorical question, answer is yes. People will still post because of reasons I've just stated. Also if you use your own eyes and look, you'll see I didn't say this deal is rubbish. If I did, I'd say it out bluntly and give a neg to the deal. Do you see a neg from me?

      • +2 votes

        Just ignore him, it's still a significant saving. I'm happy to pay the extra $18.

        It's funny how some users act like they know everything; a few clicks can bring up these comparisons.

        • +7 votes

          They can but a one sentence post pointing it out hurts no one.

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          @lostn: I know, it just rubbed off as trashing on the post since the cotd deal is a markedly unfair comparison. Also most people spending this much should already have a general idea of the price history. I doubt anyone would just buy it on a whim.

      • +1 vote

        Can you buy for that price today? NO.

        There is some relevance to expired pricing. If you treat the current lowest price as a DEAL irrespective of past pricing, then there's going to be a metric ton more posts every day of almost every item. The current 'deal' might not be a very good price based on past deals for that same item, but it's still the cheapest right? It was much cheaper the other week. "But can you get that price now?" No you can't. So if we take that mentality, then we'd need a new post for the current lowest price which isn't very low.

        Some types of items that get frequent sales like Eneloops, torches, memory cards, HDDs, etc would need a crap-ton more posts and OzB will get flooded with these deals and be difficult to sift through to find genuine bargains.

        Not saying these Bose aren't worth posting at this price (they are), but then we'd have to be consistent and treat other items the same way. So something might be cheapest right now by 5% of the nearest price, but a every 2 weeks it is 20% cheaper than now. We should post it because we can't get that pricing at the moment.

        Historical low prices set a benchmark for people looking to buy an item but do not absolutely need it now and can wait. It is useful to know that baseline pricing. In fact a lot of people posting deals are careful to mention "not the historical low price but…". People can do that research themselves, but if someone is going to save people the effort, there's no harm in it.

        There are times when I've missed out on a deal because I didn't discover it until too late, and then I decide I'm not going to buy that item until it is that price again or cheaper. Not because I don't think the current price is good, but because I feel cheated that I'm paying more than I could have, so I'll wait, and if it never reaches that price again, I don't buy it at all.

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        So what?
        Can you buy for that price today? NO.
        Did many people get them? NO.
        Is your post pointless? YES.

        Case in point: You can now buy the QC35s cheaper at Myer ebay.

        Didn't take long did it?

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          Case in point: You can now buy the QC35s cheaper at Myer ebay.

          So what. A few dollars cheaper. I bet you're the type of person that waits for something cheaper or better to come along and ends up never buying or settling for second best.

          Didn't take long did it?

          Depends how you look at, Myers track record at supplying goods online is rubbish, they stuff people around and have no after sales service.

          And nowhere near the price that was given from COTD.

  • -1 vote

    "Looks like this code isn't ready yet. Please try again later." what is this?

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    So has this started?

  • +4 votes

    Thanks OP - Got the MDR-1000X! Cheapest I've seen so far

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    Code is working for me

  • +3 votes

    FWIW and I've posted this before.

    Go the MDR-1000X

    I was a long time bose user, QC15, QC20i and now much prefer the MDR's - The controls on the right cup are great!

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      Love the ambient sound

    • +1 vote

      I want one. Would be an easier decision if the PS4 supported wireless headsets/headphones outside of Sony's Gold/Platinum one. You would think this being a Sony branded product a bit more corporate synnergy. They'd at least support every Sony branded product.

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        My biggest annoyance with these products! Not even Sony's own headset is compatible. Absolute rubbish!

        I travel a lot, my PS4 comes with me, so finding an all-rounder headset was very tough, near on impossible, especially something that doesn't scream gaming headset. I ended up with Turtle Beach Elite 800's. If you're looking for something similar to your needs, I'd highly recommend giving them a look at, they're very feature rich!

        They have been the 3rd headset I've tried that I'm now finally happy with. Being a gaming headset, it's very hard to come by a set that you can bench test at the shop, so you have to rely heavily on reviews.

        I tried the Lucid Sound Ls40's and was left a little wanting in a lot of areas, especially given their high price tag. They did a few things very well, but others, not so well at all.

        The Turtle Beach 800 covers off just about everything and the sound quality is amazing. Very good support app for firmware updates. The noise cancelling isn't the bees knees but it's definitely more than adequate. Have a look at some YouTube reviews and see how they sync to devices, you can be connected to 2-3 devices all at once - very impressive! My only annoyance as with most other reviews, the buttons can be a little easy to knock, but no big deal in the scheme of things.

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      If you have the QC35s as well could you post a mini side-by-side review?

      I'm sure many of us would be interested in your thoughts.

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    Will the QC35s be less $44.70 if I claim TRS? The price before the coupon??

  • +2 votes

    Been hanging out for QC35's for quite some time. Thank you very much OP!

  • +1 vote

    Get the QC25s then get a wireless bluetooth adapter: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Bluetooth-4-1-Wireless-Receiver-A...

    You get wireless and can replace your battery!

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    QC35 ordered!

  • +3 votes

    i might as well ask while the topic is hot.

    I've never understood this almost religious following of the QC35. Aside from the noise cancelling (and use on an airplane) - what do these do that make them that much better than other wireless headphones? I'm not trying to start some kind of war as I am genuinely interested in them and there is clearly a high demand, but I have an older set of ATH M50 headphones and can't see how these can be that much better.

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      personally don't care much for sound quality, but bluetooth and nc are just a great set of features. As an owner of M50, I struggled with the cable - my phone is in my pocket.. now what do i do with the long ass cable?

    • +2 votes

      As an owner of both ATH M40 and a QC35, I can say ATH M40 sounds way better than QC35 and I am still using it at home. However, I find the QC35:
      -much comfier than ATH M40. I find the ear pads getting too tight and warm after a while (maybe I just have big ears lol)
      -I really love the noise cancelling function in QC35 and that's the reason that makes me buying it (I take the bus to work everday).
      -It got NFC and bluetooth and long battery

      It really boils down to your need & budget though :)

    • +1 vote

      I have both ATH-m50s and these. Very different market, very different use.

      ATH-M50s are better sounding. They are nice studio monitors, which by design are heavy, have alot of clamping pressure on your head, corded, and ideal for use stationary.

      The QC35s sound worse, but have bluetooth, great battery life, will sound much better in noisey environments due to ANC, and most importantly, are super light and very comfy, and i can wear them endlessly. I use my QC35s on my commute, and at work (open plan office). ANC is amazing for those things, removes all the noise. If you do any plane travel, ANC is a godsend.

      But yea different purposes for each I think.

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        Same here. M50s are great but not as comfortable.

        I have used my QC35s for at least an hour each day since I got them. 0 regrets.

        BUT I also find I prefer the quality of the QC35s. They're just more fun compared to the M50s, which is understandable seeing as they are studio monitors.

    • +2 votes

      Yes, it's hard to explain, especially since the sound quality is just OK for. My personal take is that it's a combination of clever marketing and herd mentality. I think a lot of people see them as some sort of a lifestyle choice. It's the same reason Beats and even iPhones are popular.

      I don't know how people (including my close friends) can justify forcing out $1,400 on a smartphone, when there are higher-spec'd an better-featured phones available at around half the price.

      You can't compare your passive wired cans with wireless noise cancelling ones though, they're very different beasts.

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      For me, it's a mixture of brand, comfort and NC.

      The crazy following and demand guarantees a peace of mind when reselling. They should fetch a decent price should I decide to upgrade.

    • -1 vote

      Same reason M-50s and Senn 598s are popular - they get pushed by tech sites and people whose only reference point is Beats by Dre and apple earbuds, and that advice gets repeated and reposted and eventually becomes 'gospel'.

      They are great if you need noise cancelling (ie, you fly. not because you work in a noisy office where noise cancelling will do sweet FA). Otherwise, they are pretty average sounding headphones and you overpaid for features you don't use.

      • +1 vote

        not because you work in a noisy office where noise cancelling will do sweet FA

        Have you tried the QC35 in a noisy office?

        • -2 votes

          yep.

          They leak like the Titanic and barely hit 25dB midrange isolation.

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          Have you tried basic isolating headphones or IEMs? On the train I hear next to nothing but music.

        • +2 votes

          @jjcf: They cancel out lows that even foam earplugs don't. Lows in an office are like HVAC, traffic, computer fans, photocopiers, etc. It's good that they let some audio in the voice frequencies through; otherwise you won't be able to hear your colleagues call you.

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          @RedSky:

          Have you tried basic isolating headphones or IEMs? On the train I hear next to nothing but music.

          Yes. I used to use my custom IEMs when flying, which isn't too different to a train. They're fine when listening to louder audio, but if I want to listen at low levels or sleep, I can clearly hear the low droning of the engine.

          In an office environment (or even on a plane) you don't want to be too isolated, so IEMs might not be the best. You won't be able to hear people calling you, or the air steward shouting at you to open the emergency exit. :)

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        and people whose only reference point is Beats by Dre and apple earbuds

        You'd be amazed how many people still think Apple Earpods are good.

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      Marketing and conspicuous consumption. If you want better value sound quality for the price, stick with the recommended models of brands that make professional headphones - AKG, Audio Technica, Sennheiser, Sony and many others.

      Active noise cancelling is particularly good in airplanes where there is constant hum, but good old fashioned insulated (closed) headphones are generally going to be more consistent / just as good in most other settings, for a fraction of the price, plus no need to deal with batteries.

      If you want bluetooth & ANC and are okay with paying through the nose for not particularly impressive sound quality then the QC35 is a plausible choice. But, at $350+ I would expect V-Moda M-100 style indestructibility. Frankly I find it embarrassing the QC35s are made of the same flimsy plastic the rest of the Bose line is.

      • +3 votes

        I'm yet to find a better headset with Active Noise Cancelling than the QC35.
        If you fly regularly or need quiet to sleep on a flight then it is definitely worth the investment.
        Plenty of pilots pay $1000 for the Aviation Headset A20 (previously the X)

      • +5 votes

        Frankly I find it embarrassing the QC35s are made of the same flimsy plastic the rest of the Bose line is.

        The QC35 earcups are made of aluminium.

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          I hate to break it to you:

          http://www.kenrockwell.com/audio/bose/qc35.htm#feel

          "These are almost entirely plastic. Bose calls it "glass filled nylon," which is a fancy name for plastic. Only the outer earpiece covers, pivots and harp spring seem to be metal."

        • +4 votes

          @RedSky: That's the metal I was referring to. Maybe I should have said earcup covers.

          I really don't see why you're comparing these to AKG, AT, and Senn headphones - they're for different purposes. The others can definitely sound better depending on the model you're comparing to, but they will also suck at noise cancellation.

          You're not meant to buy these QC35s for sound quality. You buy them for the active noise cancellation. That is why it's silly to compare them to passive headphones.

          "Bose calls it "glass filled nylon," which is a fancy name for plastic. "

          That shows how ignorant Ken Rockwell is when it comes to things like this. There is a big difference between simple everyday plastic that people associate the word "plastic" with, and a "glass-filled nylon" composite like PA6-30GF for example.

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        Why the downvote. This is good advice. It only takes a quick google to see that. At $350 you can get a lot of better sounding gear but sacrifice the bluetooth/noise cancelling. For many the cable-freeness and minimal background noise makes it worth it. For others the sound quality is quite lacking. It's especially obvious when you compare them side by side.

        • +4 votes

          At $350 you can get a lot of better sounding gear but sacrifice the bluetooth/noise cancelling.

          The entire point of the QC35's existence is Bluetooth and noise-cancelling. Kinda pointless to compare it with non-bt/NC headphones isn't it. :)

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          @eug: Yeh. But not everyone knows that. Or knows that there are better options for sound quality, etc. I was more just commenting to say his advice wasn't worth a downvote.

  • +1 vote

    looking for BOSE Soundlink mini II Bluetooth speakers ? Do we have any?

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