Classical Music and Headphones

When my husband asked me what I wanted for my 50th birthday I gave it considerable thought. I’ve spent the last ten years learning the piano he bought me for my 40th and I’ve become utterly absorbed by classical music on all kinds of levels. My understanding of the great composers from Beethoven to Bach and Bartok has reached beyond my expectations. As I went from Grade 1 to Grade 6 I developed a hearing for the classical music beyond the instrumentation and with listening experience I developed sensational pleasure from the ranges and variety. With me being so late to learning to play an instrument, I am endlessly enthralled by the historical backgrounds of the people behind the music and the drive that lay behind these geniuses to move what’s in their imaginations onto a five-lined stave. Anyway, back to being 50. Like when I was 40 I knew I could ask for pretty much anything expensive which would give me long lasting pleasure – are surprised to learn that I wanted a set of Bose headphones!


No-one would ever dare call me a snob over choosing Bose. I know they may not in fact be the first choice for everyone but sincerely it certainly wasn’t the brand name or the kudos that drew me to them. It’s just they really are the best headphones for classical music listening as far as I’m concerned, bar none. Mine are the Quiet Comfort 35 and the quality I rate the highest is that all frequencies are very well represented so for vocals and/or instruments, high and low frequency is fantastic as standard even over Bluetooth.

I much prefer over-ear headphones and my QC35s are both robust and solid, but above all they are supremely comfortable. I love the way they fold up to fit in the high-quality carrying case as this fits my busy lifestyle. If you are seeking the best headphones for classical music I would recommend these without a doubt. The controls which are built in to the back of the right ear cup are wireless of course and very easy to get the hang of.  A lithium-ion battery gives you up to 20 hours of wireless play time per charge. And if you anticipate a situation where charging may not be possible, just plug in the included audio cable. Bose really have thought of everything.