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QuietComfort® 25 headphones are re-engineered to sound better, be more comfortable and easier to take with you. Put them on, and suddenly everything changes. Your music is deep, powerful and balanced, and so quiet that every note sounds clearer. Even air travel becomes enjoyable, as engine roar gently fades away. No matter how noisy the world is, it's just you and your music—or simply peace and quiet.

  • Significant noise reduction for travel, work and anywhere in between

  • Deep, powerful sound for the music you love

  • Lightweight around-ear fit you can wear all day long

  • Control your music and calls with inline mic/remote

  • Distinctive design, in Black and White, or customize your own headphones with a variety of color options using the ColorWare design tool

QC25 headphones, better by design

Better by design

We completely redesigned our industry-leading headphones, with higher-quality materials and finishes. They're lightweight, and earcups rotate even more for a better fit. The headband sits closer to your head, with luxurious suede-like material underneath for extra comfort. If the AAA battery runs out, you can still enjoy music without noise reduction. And the earcups pivot to fit in a compact case that's easy to carry.

QC25 headphones. Less noise. More relaxing

Less noise. More relaxing.

QC®25 headphones let you focus on what matters—your music, movies and videos. And they reduce what you don't want to hear. Like a crowded city street. Cabin noise inside an airplane. Or a busy office. Advanced noise reduction technology and unique electronics make it happen. Even the ear cushions give you an extra level of quiet by sealing out some of the world around you.

True to life sound

Many of our engineers are also musicians, with a passion for music. So when you wear these headphones, you'll hear ringing guitars. Soaring vocals as the chorus kicks in. Deep bass and crisp drums drive the beat forward. Bose® Active EQ and TriPort® technology deliver performance so compelling, you'll want to listen for hours. And the fit's designed so you can.

QC25 headphones, true to life sound
QC25 headphones inline microphone/remote

You're in control

Our noise cancelling headphones are designed specifically for use with select iPod®, iPhone® and iPad® models, so the inline microphone/remote puts music and call controls at your fingertips. Many features are also compatible with today's most popular phones.

Your sound, your look

Declare your style by customizing your very own QC25 headphones. Whatever your inspiration—alma mater, sports team—the color combinations are virtually limitless and customized with ColorWare. Choose from 52 vibrant colors to customize 9 separate headphone elements in matte or gloss finish.

And rest assured, your customized QC25 headphones will look as good as they sound for years. They boast a durable finish with a great focus on detail. Superior painting techniques with automotive-grade paint have passed the toughest Bose environmental tests. And for a colorful present, you can give someone a Custom QC®25 gift card.

QC25 headphones: Your sound, your look


QC25 headphones dimensions



  • Height: 7.5 in (19.1 cm)
  • Width: 6 in (15.2 cm)
  • Depth: 0.9 in (2.3 cm)
  • Weight without cable: 6.9 oz (195.6 g)

Length of cable: 56 in (1.4 m)

Carrying case

  • Height: 8.25 in (21 cm)
  • Width: 5.75 in (14.6 cm)
  • Depth: 2 in (5.1 cm)

To find additional views and connection instructions, see the manuals section below.

In the box

Included items

  • QuietComfort® 25 headphones
  • 56 in QC®25 inline remote and microphone cable
  • Airline adapter
  • Carrying case
  • AAA battery

Owner's information

Visit our online product support center for setup instructions and other useful information. Bose Product Support »

Do QC®25 headphones use batteries?

Yes. QC25 headphones run on a single AAA battery, included in the box. You can expect an average of 35 hours of use per battery.

Can I listen to music even if the battery has run out?

Yes. QC25 headphones are still able to play audio if the battery is depleted. Without power, however, noise cancelling and Active EQ, which electronically provides more lifelike audio reproduction, are disabled. These technologies need power to operate.

Which Apple® products are compatible with QC25 headphones?

QC25 headphones are designed specifically for use with select iPod®, iPhone® and iPad® models. The inline microphone/remote puts controls at your fingertips. Switch easily between music and calls, and adjust volume, play or pause, skip songs, fast forward or rewind, even change playlists.

Do QC25 headphones work with other smartphones?

Yes. These headphones are compatible with most Android™, Windows® and BlackBerry® smartphones. Many features of the inline microphone/remote will work with today's most popular phones. You can also use QC25 headphones with mobile and home audio devices that have a standard 3.5 mm jack.

Are QC25 headphones waterproof?

No. They are not designed to be used in wet environments.

Are these Bluetooth® audio headphones?

No. QC25 headphones are not Bluetooth enabled, but they can be used without a cable for noise cancellation. For wireless convenience and Bose quality sound, please consider our wireless headphones.

Why is an extra adapter included with QC25 headphones?

You can use the airline adapter plug to connect to in-flight entertainment systems that have dual output connectors.

What is the warranty for QC25 headphones customized with ColorWare?

QC25 headphones customized with ColorWare are backed by the same limited one-year warranty as standard QC25 headphones.

How durable is the finish for QC25 headphones customized with ColorWare?

These headphones are professionally detailed and feature a durable finish. They'll look as good as they sound because the automotive-grade paint technique must pass rigorous Bose quality control tests.

Ear cushions

QuietComfort® 25 headphones ear cushion kit

Replace lost or damaged ear cushions for your QC®25 headphones with a new pair. Easy to install.

Compatible with:

  • QuietComfort® 25 headphones

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Cables and cords

QuietComfort® 25 headphones inline mic/remote cable

This replacement cable with inline remote and microphone gives you convenient control of select Apple® products. Control volume, track selection and voice applications,
plus switch easily between calls and music. Many features also work with other popular phones.

Compatible with:

  • QuietComfort® 25 headphones

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20' extension cable for Bose® headphones

Expand your listening area and feel free to roam farther with this extension cable.

Compatible with:

  • QuietComfort® 25 headphones;
  • All models of Bose on-ear, in-ear and around-ear headphones

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Color: Black

Ships within 7-10 business days

Carry cases

QuietComfort® 25 headphones carry case

Protect your QC®25 headphones and accessories with this replacement zippered case. It’s compact and designed to match your headphones’ style.

Compatible with:

  • QuietComfort® 25 headphones

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QuietComfort® headphones airline adapter

This adapter lets you connect your Bose headphones to inflight entertainment systems equipped with dual or single output 3.5 mm jacks.

Compatible with: 

  • QuietComfort® 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones;
  • QuietComfort® 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones;
  • QuietComfort® 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones;
  • QuietComfort® 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones

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Color: Black

Ships within 7-10 business days

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