My friend Ronnie has some of these Bose noise-canceling headphones. He says their QuietComfort power and stamina hold up flawlessly to crying babies on airplanes and log-sawing bedmates and especially visits from his parents. His mama and papa are loud talkers and also watch TV all day long at death metal concert volumes, so whenever they come over he just wears his Boses around the house like earmuffs to dampen the auditory blow. Without their connection cable attached the headphones only weigh about 7 ounces, so after a minute or two he probably forgets they're even there.
New for 2014 are Bose's QuietComfort 25 headphones, a model re-engineered for improved sound quality, comfort, and portability. Plug into a media device and the QC25s will play music, movies, or videos in rich, clear tones, while blocking out the majority of peripheral noise that could otherwise infiltrate my alone time with Olivia Wilde. Noise reduction technology (powered by 1 x AAA battery) combined with trademark Bose electronics and sealed ear cushions thwart the ruckus of encroachers such as crowded streets, airplane cabins, and busy offices.
Included in the QuietComfort 25 package are the headphones, a 56" inline remote and microphone cable, an airline adapter, a carry case, and the AAA battery.