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To buy some Bose earphones?

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whatishistory Wed 12-Oct-16 17:35:23

I'm an academic and like to listen to music while I write. I sometimes end up working in coffee shops to escape people continually knocking on my office door. I also travel quite a lot for work and like to listen to music. I currently have a cheap pair of in-ear earphones (£20 from Amazon), but they give me earache and I'm forever getting tangled in the cord. DH has offered to buy me a pair of Bose Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones for my birthday. I'm tempted: the noise-cancelling aspect really appeals to me for when I'm travelling. We're also about to move to shared offices and I figure I could use the headphones to drown out the chatter. However, at around £250 I just can't decide whether they are worth the price.

So WIBU to get a pair of Bose headphones? Are they really as life-changing as some people claim?

adogcalledbert Wed 12-Oct-16 17:42:00

My family apart from me all have them.
I originally bought them for DH who flies long hall a lot and now the DC have bought their own.
The noise cancelling really works and apparently the over ear are incredibly comfortable.
They're on my wish list.

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Wed 12-Oct-16 17:43:08

YANBU. They'll last you forever and are a lovely thoughtful gift. Cheap earphones are a false economy.

LittleMissUpset Wed 12-Oct-16 17:50:42

I've had mine for nearly 11 years, just the noise cancelling ones, and they are fantastic!

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Wed 12-Oct-16 17:55:49

I'm using mine right now. I love them. I say get them. I've got the over ear ones, I wish I'd paid extra for wireless but meh, they're still great.

YoungGirlGrowingOld Wed 12-Oct-16 17:57:08

I love mine - one of my best ever purchases. Purchased for peace when flying but used more frequently for music now.

Ncbecauseitshard Wed 12-Oct-16 17:57:13

I've two pairs as I'm greedy and I love them. I live in a city centre and it's noisy but the headphones make life worth living.
I just got the Bluetooth over ear noise cancelling ones they were eye wateringly dear but I love them.

whatishistory Wed 12-Oct-16 18:04:37


I definitely want the headphones, rather than earphones. I've seen the Quiet Comfort 35 at £290 and the Quiet Comfort 25 at £250. Which is the best?

My only worry is that they will be huge to lug around in my bag (which is where the earphones are handy).

Toddlerteaplease Wed 12-Oct-16 18:18:06

I've got some ear buds. They are good but I am on my third pair as the first two broke after a few months. Got them replaced for half price by Bose but it was a palaver sending them back to Germany as I had to have them collected by courier.

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