Wow. I just tried the new Bose QC20i noise canceling earbuds and I’m blown away. The Apple Store had them at the domain and with permission allowed me to sample them. The store was noisy, almost packed on a Saturday night which made it the perfect test stage for noise canceling ear buds. I inserted them into my ear, flipped them on and boom, all of the ambient noise was gone. Pure silence.
At first I couldn’t believe it. I actually turned them on and off a few times just not believing that these little earbuds could erase all of the chatter going on in the store. I’m talking about babies crying, people shouting, music playing, everything was gone, all of it. That was before I even tried playing a single music track.
They are incredible. That’s really the only way to describe them. When they are powered on, everything becomes wonderfully quiet allowing what ever you play through them to take center stage. Music, movies, TV, what ever just sounds great.
These are remarkable headphones, just fantastic. They are however expensive, but if you can afford them, you’ll own the latest breakthrough in sound, a portable quiet room that really lets you escape the world and focus on the task at hand.