Bose QuietComfort 25 vs Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Bose QuietComfort 25 review
vs
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC review

How big is the difference between wired and wireless headphones? I am going to show you by the example of Bose QuietComfort 25 vs Sennheiser HD 4.50. They are closed back and have an over-ear wearing style. But the first device has to be used only with an audio cable, while the other one works without a wire.

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Features

The sensitivity of Sennheiser HD 4.50 is 113 dB and its impedance is 18 Ohm. Another important thing to mention is the frequency response which is 18 Hz - 22 kHz. If you are looking for headphones with voice control, both of these would be a good choice as they have Siri and Google Assistant support. Using Sennheiser HD 4.50, you also will have Bluetooth, aptX, and NFC.

Let's talk about their battery type. Sennheiser HD 4.50 vs Bose QuietComfort 25 has a rechargeable battery that lasts 19 hours. But another device`s battery is AAA and it works 36 hours.

Sound

Listening to music with any of these headphones will be a pleasure as they both have a noise-canceling option. But in the case with Sennheiser HD 4.50 the level of NC can be adjusted. The strong suit of these headphones is clarity.

Bose QuietComfort 25 has a pretty deep bass. The mid-range is really great. The tones are warm, thanks to the little bumps in those low-mids.

Comfort and design

A detachable cable comes with each of the devices and has a length of 140 cm. The considered headphones have an adjustable headband. Another fact which makes them a profitable purchase is a carry case which you get with these appliances. The owners of Bose QuietComfort 25 have to use in-line control, whilst Sennheiser HD 4.50 has built-in buttons. The situation with a microphone is similar since the first appliance has an in-line microphone and the second pair of headphones — a built-in one.

Bose QuietComfort 25 pros and cons

Bose QuietComfort 25 pros and cons

Pros

  • There is a ton of padding on the ear cups and this makes them super comfortable
  • The headband has been reinforced with cotton and felt
  • Bluetooth range is excellent
  • The leather zip-up case is a nice storage solution if you are bringing them on a trip

Cons

  • There is nothing really exciting about their design

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC pros and cons

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC pros and cons

Pros

  • Works about 25 hours with the noise-canceling function off
  • A great volume range
  • Attractive, elegant design

Cons

  • Control buttons are not very intuitive
  • The noise-canceling could be a bit better

Votes 2 2
Rating 4.5 4.5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Bose QuietComfort 25
7.5
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
8.1
10
10
8
8
inapplicable
7
inapplicable
9
inapplicable
7
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Common

Product

Bose QuietComfort 25
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Model

QuietComfort 25
HD 4.50 BTNC

Brand

Bose
Sennheiser

Reviews

10289
4835

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

closed back
closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

32/1.2

Impedance, Ohm

18

Frequency response, Hz

18Hz-22KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.5

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

113

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

195/6.9
238/8.4

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

140/4.6
140/4.6

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

Google Assistant, Siri
Google Assistant, Siri

App control

Control functions

volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, fast forward/rewind, voice assistant
volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, fast forward/rewind, noise cancelling

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

has not

Bluetooth version

has not

aptX

has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

AAA
rechargable

Battery life, hrs

36
19 (25 without noise cancelling)

Charging time, hrs

has not
2

Charging port

has not
micro USB

Charging cable

has not
micro USB to USB-A

Speed charge

has not

Battery free listening mode

Battery level indicator

has not

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Bose QuietComfort 25
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Bose QuietComfort 25
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.5
  • 8.1
  • 7.5Bose QuietComfort 25
  • 8.1Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

The Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC is better headphones in this comparison. Check Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC price