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Bose QC25 now compatible with Android devices
It’s been a long time coming, but Bose has finally come through announcing that their popular noise-canceling headphones the QuietComfort 25 are now Android compatible. Previously the in-line mic and playback controls fully functioned only when used with an iDevice. Android users only were able to make use of the play/pause button and the microphone. It’s not really a big deal, but when you’re going to spend $300 on a pair of headphones every little thing matters.
The QC25 headphones now give Android users full compatibility to use the playback controls which might make all the difference to some people. The headphones weigh about 7 ounces so even though they’re not the smallest of cans, they’re definitely not the heaviest so carrying them around with you shouldn’t be an issue. They even come with a hard shell carrying case so you can feel comfortable throwing them in your bag from time to time.
These get the name “QuietComfort” due to the active noise cancellation (ANC) powered by a single AAA battery, and it’s one of the best ANC we’ve seen. Bose claims a battery life upwards of 30 hours and when the battery dies you can simply swap it out for another AAA battery instead of looking for a wall charger. Most other products now seem to have built-in batteries so this can be considered a pro rather than a con purely due to convenience. Throw a spare AAA battery into the handy carrying case and you’re good to go.
The headphones still cost $299 and available in the same two colors: black and white. Make sure you click the “made for Samsung and Android devices” option if you’re thinking of getting a pair and definitely check out the full review to get a complete picture of what you’re paying for.