Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 06 Mar 2015
Total posts 193
Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,059
Take your own. The Cathay provision is OK but nothing beats your own.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 02 Jun 2017
Total posts 5
End of the day, Bose make the best noise cancelling headphones so the CX ones won't be as good. The flip side to that is muscially the Bose are only average (or slightly above average).
Member since 20 Jun 2014
Total posts 38
I have Bose QC35s, which I always use in economy or premium economy. But in business class, I find the Cathay headphones are good enough. They're not quite as good for noise cancelling as the Bose but sound quality and comfort are excellent. If you're on the A350, the quiet cabin makes noise cancelling less important. I usually bring my Bose with me anyway but generally I can't be bothered switching them out.
Member since 21 Jan 2017
Total posts 43
I always use my own bose qc20!
Member since 03 May 2017
Total posts 7
I would take them for your flights on the 330 and 777. On the 350 you won't need them. I just flew the 350 last week with CX to HK and never took my own headphones out of the pack. The provided headset was comfortable, had good sound quality and totally adequate noise cancellation. The 350 is a really lovely quiet aircraft - enjoyed it very much. The newer seats and IFE system are also great.
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