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The Bose QuietComfort Ultra Aren't Cheap. But They're Worth It
My review of one of the few highest-end tech products I actually recommend.
“When the new iPhone 15 was announced, I recommended last year’s iPhone 14 Pro line instead. Similarly, upon testing the truly excellent OnePlus Open folding phone, I wrote that — unless you’re certain about buying a folding phone — you shouldn’t buy it. It’s too expensive given the durability concerns.
This happens because most sectors of consumer electronics are sufficiently mature that the difference between the best and the average laptop phone or laptop or table is a matter of diminishing returns. Highly experimental devices like Virtual Reality headsets are the exception to this — Apple’s upcoming $3,499 Vision Pro headset looks to be leagues ahead of the competition. The other, oddly, is noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones.
There are options I can recommend in the $100, $200, $250 etc. price-range, and they provide great quality for the price; but if you want ultra-comfortable, great-sounding, no-compromises Bluetooth headphones, you have to pay to get that. For $429, the Bose QuietComfort Ultra are not cheap, but they’re worth every cent. These are the best noise-cancelling headphones on the market, and by no small margin.”