Only Bose can keep a three-year-old product on the market and have it outperform the competition. That's why it's the leader and innovator in acoustic noise cancelling technology. Bass on the QuiteComfort 5 is top-notch, though noise canceling remains the headphone’s biggest merit: Supporting microphones rest behind the grilles of each earpad to reduce ambient sound. They may have been on the scene for a minute, but the new limited edition blue shade gives the iconic headset a contemporary feel. You'll be hard-pressed to find a better model for the money.