Like many modern headphones, the Bose QuietComfort 25 makes use of a detachable cable. This has many advantages over permanently attached cables. However, one drawback is that your cable can be lost or damaged. In such cases you will need a replacement Bose QC25 cable. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of options available.

Perhaps the best option is the exact replacement directly from Bose. The Bose Quiet Comfort 25 Headphones Inline Mic/Remote Cable is 56 inches in length and comes in the colors black and blue. The inline remote gives you convenient control over phone calls and device functions for the iPad, iPod, and iPhone. Although it is fully compatible with Apple products, the remote works for many other devices. It also has a built-in microphone.

An excellent alternative is the 1.2m 3.9ft Replacement Audio upgrade Cable from NewFantasia. This product is particularly attractive for musicians, as it includes an adapter for 6.35mm jacks. The cable itself is 4mm wide with an interlaced fabric mesh. As the product name suggests, it is 3.9 feet in length.

Another interesting option is the 20ft Extension Cable from Bose. This grants extraordinary range for a headset cable. It is one of the most popular audio extension cords on the market, and comes with a manufacturer’s warranty. Keep in mind that this is a supplementary cable to be used in tandem with an existing Bose QC25 cable.

Of course, it’s not entirely necessary for a replacement cable to be specifically designed for use with Bose QuietComfort 25 headphones. Because it uses 2.5mm to 3.5mm cables, any cable of that size will work. The company Generic, for example, offers the Replacement Connector that is fully compatible with the QC25. This is a much more frugal option, although it lacks the remote and microphone functions of the higher end Bose cables.

Whether you still have your original Bose QC25 cable or not, having a replacement cable is always the safest bet. Remember, your QuietComfort 25 headphones are useless without an audio cable. Don’t put yourself in that position. Keep a backup cable just in case.