irregardlessly wrote:Anyone used both these and the Bose QC? Comparisons?
From the amazon.com reviews for the Klipsch:
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Looks and sounds nice, but..., November 15, 2012
Rick D. Siders - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Klipsch Mode M40 Mode Headphones - Copper/Black (Electronics)
First of all, I am no expert when it comes to headphones. However, I do love music and am a fan of hearing it as it was meant to be heard. I also travel quite a bit, so I wanted some noise cancelling, over-the-ear headphones. For me, the choice was between the BOSE QC 15, Klipsch M40, and the Beats. I ultimately settled on the BOSE QC 15, but none of them were perfect. So, here are my thoughts on each:
(1) Klipsch M40 - sound was WONDERFUL, and they look great. The noise cancelling was impressive, but not quite as good as the Bose QC 15. I would have kept these, but they were WAY TOO tight and I could only wear them for about 15 minutes before getting a splittine headache. I have a fairly large head (hat size between 7 3/8 and 7 1/2), but these were over the top tight! Again, if my head were a little smaller, I would have kept these.
(2) Beats - in one word, "awful!" I have never written a bad review for a product until this review, but they are so bad. Let's start with the look...they look cool (I had the orange ones, and they look sweet). They are also fairly comfortable to wear. HOWEVER, they don't sound as good as the Klipsch 40's or the BOSE QC 15's. Further, and most importantly, YOU CANNOT WEAR THESE ON A PLANE! The person next to you can hear them as well as you can hear them. It is embarrassing, and I would never wear them in a public place...and unfortunately, these are PORTABLE headphones. Also, the noise cancelling is just ok.
(3) BOSE QC 15 - all around the best over-the-ear headphone amongst the three I purchased. They are very comfortable to wear. The noise cancelling is CRAZY good. The sound is very pure, but seems to be somewhat muted. Because of this, I actually purchased a portable amp to go with them. I would have preferred not to do this, but it really helps.
Anyway, I hope this helps!