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Bose Quiet Comfort 25 – The ultimate noise cancelling headphones on the market for travellers

Once you go Bose you can never go back!

Most travellers these days try to travel on a tight budget in order to save as much money as possible and that reflected in the quality of the items they buy, it’s the old saying “you get what you pay for” and this is certainly true of the Bose QuietComfort 25 (QC 25) headphones.

Most people would consider the AU$399 price tag to be quite a hefty price for a pair of headphones, and this would be true for most types of headphones but the Bose QC25 are well worth it. They are perfect for music lovers, frequent travellers or if you live in a noisy household. You can sit back and drift off into your own world, enjoying the deep base, crisp guitar and soaring vocals without a care in the world.

You can wear these headphones on the train or bus trip into university or work, on an overseas or interstate trip in a plane which significantly helps with cutting out the engine and background noise. You can easily use these headphones in everyday life to reduce noise and enjoy your music or movie experience.

Bose Quiet Comfort 25 - The ultimate noise cancelling headphones on the market for travellers

Noise cancelling 

The Bose QC25 headphones take a single AAA battery, which Bose claims will last for 35 hours. We didn’t change the batteries once during our one month testing period and we were flying for close to 30+ hours. The only thing you need to remember is to turn them off when you are not using them or they will keep using the battery. Unlike some other noise cancelling earphones (like the QC15, QC2), if the battery does run out, you are still able to use the earphones, just without the noise cancelling properties. We used the Bose QC25 headphones will flying and were extremely impressed by how much noise they reduced, you could only hear a very faint hum of the plane engines and we were quiet surprised at how loud the plane was without them on.


As Bose claims, the QC25 were re-engineered to be more comfortable than the Bose  QC15, allowing the user to wear them for longer in comfort and we cannot agree more with this. The over the ear design is a lot more comfortable than “on ear” or “earbud” designs. The ear cups are made with super soft, comfy foam and the headband is a suede like material cushion, to make the fit more comfortable on your head. We wore them for all our flights, ranging from 2 hours up to 8 hours and they are the most comfortable headphones I have ever worn, I took them off a couple of times to sleep, but most of the time I kept them on and they cancelled out  the noise of the engines and cabin noise.

Bose Quiet Comfort 25 - The ultimate noise cancelling headphones on the market for travellers


The Bose QC25 headphones come with their own convenient hard shell carry pouch that holds the headphones, airline adaptor and battery. These keep the Headphones clean and safe while carrying them around and ensures that you do not loose anything.

Bose Quiet Comfort 25 - The ultimate noise cancelling headphones on the market for travellers


As a standard the Bose QC25 headphones come in black or white, however if you are luck enough to live in America or if you are travelling there, you can pick up a fully customized colour Bose QC 25 headset for only an extra AU$100….well worth it. Sam has fallen in love with this feature and loves and desperately wants a bright pink pair!

What do you get in the BOSE QC25 box?  

  • QuietComfort® 25 headphones
  • QC®25 inline remote and microphone cable (compatible with Apple products and most android products)
  • Airline adapter (super hand for frequent flyers!!)
  • Carrying case
  • AAA battery


  • Headphone Type: Over-The-Ear
  • Bluetooth: No
  • Noise Cancelling: Yes
  • Playback Controls: No
  • Battery Life (claimed): 30 hours
  • Charging: no (AAA battery included)

Cost: RRP AU$399

 Disclaimer: Bose provided 2 pairs of the QC25’s for us to test while on our 3 week trip. 

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Hi, my name is Samantha, Finance Managing Guru by day, Travel Blogging Enthusiast by... well... day too! Haha! Travelling King is the destination hotspot for the wannabe traveller! Showcasing affordable, luxurious getaways for the budget conscious!With the combination of my financial knowledge and travelling experiences I aim to show you, with a little planning, the right budget and a realistic goal you can fulfil your travel fantasies and explore the world whatever your budget or desires may be!

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