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3.5mm jack cable upgrade for Bose quietcomfort

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So I travel on planes alto so am going to treat myself to a pair of Bose quietcomfort 15s. is it worth an extra 50 or 75 quid to get a 2m audioquest 3.5mm jack cable or similar????

 

Interested if anyone has done this?

 

Thanks nick

 

 

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RE: 3.5mm jack cable upgrade for Bose quietcomfort

 

Never done this before but I do not think it was worth anything

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RE: 3.5mm jack cable upgrade for Bose quietcomfort

The Bose cable is proprietary which also has the toggle switch for "Lo" or "Hi" setting. You cannot replace it with any other branded cable.

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RE: 3.5mm jack cable upgrade for Bose quietcomfort

And while the Quitecomforts are OK noise canceling headphones there not really audio nirvana, the extra £70 would be a waste.

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RE: 3.5mm jack cable upgrade for Bose quietcomfort

My personal opinion is that Bose unjustly gets negative comments from the "audiophiles" for its headphones which I think are brilliant and can compete with other brands. I agree about its other products but their headphones are remarkable.

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RE: 3.5mm jack cable upgrade for Bose quietcomfort

Well I can't comment on what the audiophiles say as I don't know any.

I can only go on my own opinion which is they are good noise cancellers, but poor for home listening compared to other similar priced cans. Obviously other opinions my vary. 

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RE: 3.5mm jack cable upgrade for Bose quietcomfort

I first owned the QC2 since 2005, then upgraded to QC15 for £120 2 years ago when battery leaked into my QC2.

I fully agree with the review:

http://www.whathifi.com/review/bose-quietcomfort-15

I'm not surprised that it won the best buy award 3 years running.

I tried the Grado SR325is which was brilliant as well, but I did not find the Bose to be inferior at all. The noise cancellation feature won for me. Of course we all have our opinions, but the Bose is definitely not a poor listen.

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