Bose® QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones
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Item #: 018QC15CT2
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Original Price: $269.99
Bose has long enjoyed a solid reputation for the quality and performance of their noise reducing headphones. Compared to earlier models, the QuietComfort® 15 headphones reduce more noise across a wider range of frequencies, thanks to advances the company has made in their proprietary Acoustic Noise Cancelling® technology. Quite simply, these are among the very best noise reduction headphones ever made.
The QuietComfort® 15 headphones feature microphones on both the outside and inside of each earcup that pick up the ambient sounds in your listening environment. Special circuitry inside the earcups then reacts instant by instant to produce an opposite, canceling signal. This circuitry efficiently minimizes unwanted external noises, so they don't interfere with the music from your portable player or the dialogue from in-flight movies.
The QuietComfort® 15 headphones also feature Bose's innovative TriPort® technology. It uses tiny vents in the earcups to produce a tonally balanced sound with deep, rich bass.
Bose includes a headphone cable made for select Apple products. A three-button remote control built into the cable lets you conveniently answer, end, and switch between phone calls, control the volume of your calls or music, and pause, play, or skip through your songs. You can even enjoy hands-free conversations on your iPhone®, thanks to the remote's built-in microphone. The microphone also lets you take advantage of the voice control feature found on many of the latest iPhone, iPod® and iPad® models. Just hold down the button and say your command.
The earcups feature a plush cushion material that feels great. Plus, their around-the-ear design helps further seal out distracting noises. An adjustable headband helps ensure comfortable listening for hours on end, making these headphones great for long trips. You also get convenient portability — the earcups fold flat for easy storage in the included carry case. The single-sided cord helps resist tangles, and you can even disconnect the cord altogether and just let the QuietComfort® 15 headphones wrap your ears in soothing, restful silence.
My husband listens to his iPods while working, on planes, etc. I bought these for his birthday. He is SO excited to have them. He previously used Bose ear buds and was always wearing them out (I still have my first pair). We love the ear buds (I still wear mine) but the head phones are far superior, especially to any other head phones we've tried. The sound is magnificent! It just can't be compared to anything else out there. Thank you!!
Pros: Far superior quality of sound and cancels out other sounds, would be also perfect for plane trips. My husband is hard of hearing, these are perfect for him. He can listen as loud as he wants without killing my eardrums.
Cons: Can't wear to work in an office, too hard to conceal. LOL
This was actually a gift for my husband. Decided to get him his own so that I didn't have to share on our next flight to the mainland. I bought the same Bose QC15 even though the QC25 was available because of the cost and quality I was already familiar with. Researched and decided I did not want the limitations of the wireless headphones and I didn't need the few extra features of the QC25. Plus the Crutchfield team was awesome with providing information that really helped.
Pros: Great for traveling. Cool protective case. Lightweight. Great price.
Cons: Not much to not like about this product. If I used it everyday then I'd probably have a concern with battery life.
Overall I like them. Good to block our 90% of the background noise. I use them for vanpooling, back seat. They drown out most of the road noise. On soft volume (20-30 % range) I can still hear some background noise. Next notch up (30-50%) I hear the music and very little external noise.
Single noise items such as door closing, truck horn, come thru as I believe they are not modeled for nullification since they are just a "one time noise".
I thought I could hear the sound without turning them on - one downfall.
Pros: overall - good. like the attachable cord with the volume control comfort case is good to have
Cons: no sound unless the sound nullification is turned on.
A great headset for a tremendous value.
Pros: Comfort is on point.
I tried a few similar headphones by companies like JBL, Photive and Beats. None of them sounded as good or were as comfortable as these Bose. And none of them offered noise cancellation either. I love these headphones. I use them nearly all day, everyday at work. After four weeks I still haven't had to replace the battery. I wish that you could listen to music without turning them on but that's really not a big deal. The inline microphone half-way works with my Lumia 1520. The play/pause/track skip button works but the volume does not. I haven't tried the microphone yet but don't see why it wouldn't work.
Pros: Extremely lightweight
Cons: Must be turned on to listen to music, no full-featured, inline microphone for Windows phone
I purchased this for my wife's birthday. Of course I had to verify the quiet factor. I installed the battery, nestled my ears into a comfortable position and flipped the switch. All T.V. sound terminated. I'd like to tell you I listened to my favorite tunes, but I didn't. I have tennites (ringing in the ears-like a million crickets). The sound deadening, however, lives up to all expectations.
Cons: Should contain a lithium ion battery that you can recharge like your cell phone. I can't believe these babies cost $300.00 bucks and you have to replace a stupid battery every 4 to 8 hrs.
Noise reduction is good but doesn't tune out low frequencies...sound quality could be better. Kind of upset that the qc25 came out right after I bought these....will return them for the qc25s.
The Bose QC-15 is excellent in noise reduction, but only fair in sound quality and comfort. Those shortcomings can be corrected, resulting in an excellent headphone.
Noise cancellation: The Bose QC-15 was excellent in reducing external noise to near silence. I used them on two airplane flights, and the noise reduction was great..
Sound quality: The Bose QC-15 headphones have fair sound quality, but it can be improved with a little work. Out of the box, the phones had flat bass down to about 33 Hz. The phones sounded harsh, due to a 3dB peak at 3KHz. This can be somewhat corrected by using the equalizer in the mp3 player. The headphones are fairly insensitive to wind, and I was able to listen to music outside on breezy days with no problems.
Comfort: The Bose QC-15 was not comfortable for me. I found that the headband pressed hard on the top peak of my head, making it sore. I added tapered foam pieces at the side, which distributed the pressure more evenly and that fixed the problem So I suggest you buy these phones from Crutchfield who will refund your money if you cannot make them comfortable.
Out of the box these are three star headphones, but the fixes make them much better.
Pros: Noise reduction Not sensitive to wind
Cons: Sound quality Comfort
I prefer the sound from my Beats Studio headphones, but the noise cancelling on the Bose is outstanding. I use them when mowing and doing other loud yard work. I tried several other brands hoping I could get a deal and still good noise canceling. After several failures, I caved and bought the Bose.
Pros: Noise cancelling with good sound.
Cons: Sound (IMO) not as good as Beats Studio headphones. Construction feels fragile vs. other brands.
Excellent sound quality, works well with Iphone.
If your looking for the best in comfort and noise reduction, the Bose Quiet Comfort 15s are all you need.
Pros: Light, comfortable, adjustable, great noise reduction.
Overall, the quality is what I would expect from Bose. I mainly purchased these to help drown out the background noise when I work (usually from home office), which would include when I listen to teleconference calls (but works as a listen-only mode on office phone; despite mini-jack adapter to fit my landline phone, the microphone on the cord does not function in this type of set-up--and the sound comes out from only one earpiece). However, it works great as a "2-way" plugged into my iPhone, which is just as described). Sudden, loud noises are not very muffled at all (likely a good thing, for safety sake) but constant, or monotone sounds become dampened quite well (white noise from lawnmowers, vacuum cleaners, distant conversations, etc). The purchase was well worth it, for my situation; very happy with it overall.
Pros: Adjustable, overall very comfortable headset; easy to use/store; high-quality acoustics when listening to music, as one expects of a Bose product.
Cons: After an hour or so of wear though, the muffs do make my ears/surrounding head rather hot, somewhat sweaty under the cushion part (though obviously will depend on surrounding temperature--in summer here, my office is usually in mid-70's range).
When I first put these on and turned them on the noise from the ceiling fan disappeared. I was impressed. I put them on in a quiet place and I could hear a very slight electronic white noise. In the gym all the noise from treadmills and the like were eliminated. Now for the sounds I want to hear my iPod tunes. Not impressed. Not much better than Bose earbuds I had before. I was expecting a little more spacious sound than I got for an over the ear headphone. Bass seemed rather weak. Having used and preferred Bose products since 1977 I was finally less than wowed by one of their products.
Pros: Ambient noise reduction
Cons: Sound quality not much better than earbuds.
They didn't sound that well when I first plugged them in, but after checking the settings on my laptop it was apparently set to full treble and lowest bass and it sounded very tinny. I couldn't tell before I got these earphones, the sound is much improved now. They don't do a total noise reduction, I have had much cheaper earphones perform similarly but then again, those didn't last very long. I hope these do. They are comfortable but not a perfect fit, after a while I want to take them off.
Pros: They perform well at everything but have room for improvement, considering the price.
Cons: Didn't come with an adapter for a full size connector to a regular amplifier (like Marantz),I had to order it separately.
I have owned Bose headphones for several years. I see all the new brands flooding the market, but I am not convinced that they equal Bose technology. Since I have several Bose sound devices and I am very well pleased with each one, I think I will stay with my trusted friends, Bose. Can't beat them.
I have used noise cancelling headphones for the last 15 years or so and these for the price are the best that I have used. I will recommend them to all of my freind and co-workers.
Pros: great noise reduction,very comfortable for an over the ear headphones. fold to a reasonable compact size.
Cons: need longer plug to fit thru cell phone case.
Two hour flight delay in the noisy St Louis Airport... Tune it all out and watch top gear. In flight in a small grounded commuter jet... Relax and listen to music at a comfortable volume. I previously had a pair of Sony noise reduction headphone. The reviews stated they were not quite as good as the Bose. I found they work pretty well. But, the Bose are simply much better. I am glad I spent the extra money. The current sale improves affordability.
Pros: Noise reduction Sound quality Construction quality Includes iphone capable cable with microphone and volume control Hard, protective case I prefer the replaceable batteries used in this model vs built in rechargeable battery.
Cons: Pricey Over ear design makes them slightly bulky
The Bose QuietComfort 15 is my third purchase to use in the cockpit so it works great. Crutchfield service was excellent
Pros: Easy to carry, high quality, does a great job
Cons: Batteries run out but what do I expect. no real cons
MY PURPOSE WAS FOR BACKGROUND NOISE REDUCTION - TO BLOCK OUT, RUDE, NOISY, BABBLING CO-WORKERS. I BOUGHT VARIOUS OTHER CHEAPER PHONES - THAT WORKED OK.- BUT AFTER TRYING SOME OF MY BUDDIES QC15's - I BROKE DOWN AND SPENT THE BOSE $ - CRUTCHFIELD ACTUALLY HAS THEM ON SALE FOR $269 INSTEAD OF THE USUAL $300.
Pros: BACKGROUND NOISE REDUCTION - TO BLOCK OUT, RUDE NOISY BABBLING CO-WORKERS. HAS HI / LO INPUT SWITCH FOR USING WITH HIGH OUTPUT DEVICES - WORKS GREAT.
Cons: HAVEN'T FOUND ANY YET
The earphones are great. The sound quality is terrific. I have bought a set as a gift, as I liked my own so much.
I have not used these on a plane yet, will take them to Europe in a few weeks to test on an airplane. I did however test them in my pickup back seat with my aftermarket exhaust system and actually had to look at the instrument cluster at the TACH to make sure the truck engine was still going. I could not believe how quiet these phones were and yet very clear music sound.
Pros: Light weight, great at cancelling noise and clear music.
Cons: The access to the battery compartment needs some work for easier replacement of the battery.
Excellent. Use everyday at work. Was worried about damaging ears before getting these. They are perfect. No ringing ears at end of day. Excellent sound and quality.
Pros: Comfort, quality, sound, noise canceling
Cons: None at this point.
I was very pleasantly surprised. I had never before owned _good_ high-fidelity headphones, much less noise-canceling 'phones. I was skeptical, but I took a chance because I trusted Crutchfield's guarantee. They sound wonderful -- better than I expected -- and the noise cancellation is very effective, again better than I expected. I have fastened my tiny iPod shuffle to the headband just above the left earphone, and fastened the cable such that nothing dangles. I walk regularly for exercise; and, when I do, I wear this rig and listen to what I've loaded in the iPod. BTW, I found it necessary to use the Equalizer that's built into Apple's iTunes application, and to save an equalized version of each audio file I intend to load into the iPod for playing through these 'phones. Music that sounds fine when played through my audioengine 5+ speakers without custom equalization does NOT sound good through there 'phones unless I have applied appropriate equalization. WITH appropriate equalization, music sounds better in these 'phones than through my speakers.
Pros: Excellent sound quality (with equalization); very effective (good enough for me) noise cancellation; light weight; and requires just one AAA cell, which lasts a long time.
Cons: 1. It's not waterproof, so I can't wear it in the rain. Also, I fear that my oily salty sweat will ruin its nice cushions. 2. It is not designed for anything to be attached. I wish my iPod could be attached to it more easily and neatly. Also, I'd like to be able to attach a security cable to it, so it weren't so likely to be stolen if left it unattended for a little while.
It took me long to buy the headset, as I find it very expensive. However now that I finally bought it, I really like it.
Great sound reduction resulting in more relaxing flights!
Pros: Sound reduction Sound quality
Cons: Only wired access No sound left when battery is empty
Great for cancelling some of the clean room blower noise, environmental chamber noise.
Pros: Fits comfortably over the head and covers the ears nicely.
Cons: Doesn't cancel out all noise, but what it cancels out makes it much more tolerable in an environment with white noise.
I can only speak to using these headphones for listening to music or movies during flights, but for that purpose they work very well, eliminating almost all of the "droning" and allowing a great listening experience without the need to crank up the volume unreasonably high just to hear your content over the noise of the plane. I much prefer these to the on-ear model but that is likely a matter of personal preference. Would recommend without hesitation.
Pros: Very comfortable, good sound, great for in-flight entertainment
Cons: Little pricey, somewhat large to carry around (though the included carry case is done very well)
I received these for a Christmas present and they replaced a pair that was 10 years old. The quality is excellent in every respect but I am having a hard time with the battery feature. My old ones did take a battery so I have to get use to it. You also have to turn them on and that means turn them off when not using them. This is what I forget to do and of course they are stone dead when I go to use them the next time. For a few more dollars, I suggest you get the one that has the rechargeable battery..
Pros: Excellent sound quality and noise reduction is superior. They are very comfortable and come with a hard case for traveling.
Cons: The battery drains fast if you are someone like me who forgets to turn it off when done using them.
My first pair of Bose noise cancellation headphones have indeed delivered their promise of fantastic sound. The noise cancellation feature is the best i've experienced. Compared to the beats cancellation the Bose's are vastly superior. when you switch them on you clearly tell that sound from the outside is being reduced but not completely gone.Though i will say depending on what is making the sound you wont hear it and this is without music going. Sound Profile of these i would say is they are more on the bass heavy side but clarity is not lost either. They require one AAA battery to fully function. The wire for me is too long ,six feet long. I find too often walking around my house i snag the line and the jack is yanked out the left side of the headphone. Something like 4 feet sounds better
Pros: Very light for the size Battery life is quite long Inline mic with controls for IOS fully functioning
Cons: The jack wire is too long would've liked if the travel case was hard plastic inline mic controls not fully functioning for android 4.4
The Quality of the sound was everything I expected. I really liked how the cable plugged and unplugged from the headset which will make it easy to replace if I break the cable. The quality of the phone calls when connected to my iPhone was a nice surprise. i have asked for comments for the person on the other end and they were very happy with the quality as well. Way better than my Pro Plantronics blue tooth adapter.
Pros: Comfort and quality sound
Cons: They don't work without a working battery and being turned on. I just carry a spare battery with me.
I purchased these headphones solely on the basis of online reviews and in regards to other Bose products I own.
The construction is lightweight and they are very comfortable. I really like the 2 different cables that come standard with the QC 15s. One has an available mic. and volume control option and there's also an attachment for use in airplanes. The other great feature about the cables is if they become detached on one of the ends, you can easily purchase a replacement pair at a fraction of the cost for a new set of headphones.
The sound quality is crystal clear and I can hear ambient sounds on films I couldn't pick up earlier. And in that regard it's like watching a BR movie for the first time. I've haven't tested the noise canceling on other headphones but these seem to work just fine.
My only complaint is a dead battery will render the headphones useless. The headphones should be able to work without the noise canceling feature if the battery died but that doesn't seem to be the case. Perhaps it's something Bose could develop in future headphone models.
The QC15's are excellent noise canceling headphones and they live up to the quality, reputation, and "ahem" price that Bose is known for.
Pros: Excellent sound quality, comfort, multiple cables, and convenient carrying case.
Cons: A dead battery will render the headphones useless.
I have used Bose QuiteComfort 2 headphones for several years. They are great in terms of comfort, sound quality, and noise reduction. I've worn them for hours while on an airplane. The new QuiteComfort 15 headphones are even better.
Pros: Sound quality, noise reduction, and comfort.
Cons: A little expensive
Pros: Great noise reduction
Cons: Way too big
"Coolness" is not a top priority at 50+; however, everything else is clearly 5 star!
Pros: Sound Quality Comfort Noise Reduction
Cons: I little high in price but the quality exceeds expectations.
Pros: Work Great!
Quality is on these headphones is clear and crisp sound when playing music and it greatly reduces the noise around you.
Pros: Comes with carry case and airplane jacks
Cons: Limited color options
For me they are very comfortable and don't irritate my ears like earbuds do . Makes my old music that I transfered from my records sound just as I remembered them from years ago. The quality of my record albums sound clear again which I was unable to hear using other headphones. Subtle background music came in clear. No instrument over powered the others unless orginally in the recording. I love these headphones!! The around the ear and noise cancelling features work great...the wife had to hit me with an object to get my attention - I couldn't hear her. Power switch must be on to use and be sure to turn them off when finished using them to conserve the battery.
I absolutely love these headphones. For me to get some rest during the day or night. all I do is put it on and turn on the power and it is so quiet that I cannot hear a thing. Love it!
Top-notch in every way. Most comfortable pair of headphones I've ever worn, too. These are excellent at noise cancelling from the moment you place them on your ears, without even turning on the noise-cancelling feature! That's how well they fit and seal out noise. Fabulous sound.
Works well, very cheap construction. Am not sure how long this thing will last.
Pros: Good noise reduction, sound quality, and performance.
Cons: Very cheaply constructed for the price. Awkward to carry around.
Excellent noise filtering headphones
Pros: Filters all outside noise; comfort
I was amazed at how these headphones just block everything out. It would be nice if they played music without the noise canceling turned on. They fit very well and do not push down on my ears like some headphones can.
Pros: Sound, wearing comfort
Fantastic set of headphones. The clarity is amazing -- and the noise cancelling is out of this world. I'd recommend them to anyone looking for a quality set of headphones.
Best headphones I ever owned
Pros: Great Sound. Great Noise Reduction.
I liked mine so well I bought a set as a birthday gift. They work so well, I have to pull one ear pad off to hear the intercom announcements on the plane.
Pros: Noise Cancellation.
Cons: Better if they were Bluetooth.
Just used on recent flights totaling over 11 hours. Excellent noise reduction and sound quality. Wished I would have purchased sooner
Pros: excellent noise reduction, comfortable
Cons: no adapter included for other than apple products
I use these headphones professionally and for my own enjoyment. They are great! Sound and comfort are unbelievable. Definitely an A+!
Cons: Battery ok. Bluetooth would be nice.
They may not look as cool as certain other trendy brands on the market now, and they are a bit bulky for everyday use on the train while commuting or at work, but they are perfect for air travel. They block out substantially all engine and wind noise any make long flights much more bearable. Music and movies sound great on them too. Well worth it.
Pros: Noise cancellation is fantastic as is the audio quality.
Cons: Would be nice to have Bluetooth connectivity and a rechargeable battery.
Good headphones, good sound and good noise canceling.
The Quiet Comfort 15 eliminates all engine noise and road noise made by my old truck. It allows me to listen to books on tape at a low volume. When camping all sounds of annoying generators are eliminated. Very pleased.
Pros: Replacement ear pads are available.
Cons: Would like a cord that would reach from front pocket to headphone, without having to roll the remaining cord in a circle and securing with a twist tie.
I thought this noise canceling headset would solve my issues with noise reduction. I was looking for noise canceling that would cancel voice noise from TV, but it doesn't. When people in my house are talking and I don't wan'I to hear it I try to block there speaking, so I put these Bose QC15, voice noise gets in. I also noticed on the sound quality which is very good, but if you ever tried Sony Headphones, with the 40mm driver, you will be blown away at how much better the sound is in the mid range and especially the bass range. I'm going to try Sony's new Noise canceling headphones when they come out this Oct 15th, 2013
Pros: good for blocking a steady noise like air conditioner fans. Comes with a good carrying case to protect. Almost feels good wearing them
Cons: not good for blocking voice noise. Does not have good music quality. It sounds good, but just too flat of a sound. If you want really excellent sound try Sony.
Cons: Seems a little less robust than I expected from Bose.
Great headphones, very comfy, these replaced my seven year old pair that I did everything with in all weather.
Pros: great noise reduction for normal life
Cons: lawn tractor pushes the limits
I been using Bose product for over 20 years. I just get the QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones few weeks ago. They are really good, the sound quality is terrific, nice bass and treble. Also they are really comfort for long hours of use.
Pros: Quick cable connection
After hearing some friends' sets of QC 15s, which they, being frequent flyers, purchased for their use while flying, I knew it was time to replace my old set of headphones. The Bose, while not the most comfortable headphones I've ever put on, are the most comfortable pair I've ever owned. Their dynamic range is fantastic, and the bass response is clear and strong, but not overbearing. But, of course, their claim to fame - the noise-cancelling feature - is unmatched. The moment I saw that Crutchfield had placed the Bose QC 15s on sale, I went online and placed my order; and, as I expected, they arrived in just a couple of days. Thanks, Crutchfield, for making it happen for me - again.
Pros: Noise reduction lives up to its claims. Sound is full and spacious.
Cons: Ear cushions could be fuller and a bit more comfortable,
Absolutly outstanding noise reduction and comfort.
Pros: Noise reduction is uncomparable, they are that great!
Cons: Quality of construction could be improved for the price level Bose demands!
These headphones do exactly what they're supposed to do, that being "cancel" noise. While wearing these, any static noise is filtered out. I can hear voices occasionally if the music volume is very low but I'd almost prefer that in case someone is screaming my name at work. Very comfortable, haven't had to change the batteries with a couple weeks of frequent use, and they look sleek and clean. Maybe not the most top tier audio quality, but that's not why I bought these. Still a very satisfied customer!
Pros: -Comfortable -Block noise well -Ease of use -Good looking product
Cons: -Not "top tier" audio quality
These are the BEST headphones I have ever owned! Excellent in all aspects. Thank you Crutchfield!
Pros: Everything about these headphones!!!!
Does exactly what you want. Incredible isolation; no airplane noise. Very good sound quality, especially for the price. I have used much more expensive AKG phones that don't sound as good.
Pros: Noise isolation
Cons: Big carrying case
I held off on buying the Bose set as I thought my well sealed earplugs were good enough, but after trying out a friends set on a flight I was sold. I compared the QC15s against other sets in store displays including Beats Executive, Audio Technica and Sony models and the Bose was the most comfortable and provided the most effective noise reduction.
Pros: Comfortable, best noise reduction, decent sound quality
Cons: Build seems a bit cheap for the price. Good thing they come with a hard case or they would probably get broken sooner than later.
Great product !
Pros: Comfort, sound , ease of use
Cons: None so far
I bought these on the advise of my brother in law who loves his. Every year after a long plane flight, I consider them then decide that they are too much money. I have trouble hearing the movie over the plane noise and I can't sleep due to the loud constant noise. My husband convinced me to use our credit card rewards dollars. I borrowed my brother in laws and used the tractor to mow the lawn. While my music was playing, I had to lift them up to make sure the mower did not stall. I was convinced that this would make for a worthwhile purchase after that. The purchase was so worth it. I love these! I used them for music on the plane as well as watching several movies (no adaptor was needed). It drastically reduced the plane noise. It only muffles the voices nearby but with music on, It was not bothersome at all. They were very comfortable and fit perfectly on both my ears and head. While travelling, they fit in a hard, protective case which holds adaptors and spare batteries. The case is a bit big but worth the space in my carryon . As a 47 year old woman, I was a bit concerned about looking silly but these seemed age/gender neutral. Once on, I really didn't care, I just wanted a nice plane ride and some sleep. Mission accomplished! Crutchfield is a great company to work with. We have ordered many items through them and they have great customer service, and quality products. These arrived in a few days with free shipping.
Pros: comfortable, great sound
Cons: a bit bulky to wear and store away (but worth it to me for a plane ride)
Great sound with the noise reduction needed for the riding mower. Great product.
Pros: Worked as advertised and great comfort
Cons: None so far
I wasn't initially going to purchase this headset but I've been flying a lot lately so my wife decided for me that since I've been wanting to replace my old noise reducing earbuds that I should get these for father's day. What a wise spouse I have. These headphones are sooooo much better than the sony noise cancelling ear buds I had been using. The demo in the Bose shops didn't seem relevant but now after using them in an airplane I see why they do the simulated airplane noise test. It's so applicable! The over ear cans are so comfortable, after 6 hours, no pressure in my ears and no discomfort at all. Sound is wonderful. These are highly recommended for anyone who wants to get rid of distracting noise. Now I'm using them in my office and it allows me to study since the AC hum has gone away. I should have bought them sooner and not have been afraid of the price. You truly get what you pay for.
Pros: extremely good noise cancellation - airplane, office, it doesn't matter. They allow you to concentrate on the audio or just think.
Cons: The limitation of having to turn them on to get any sound from the source is a minor disadvantage. Really confused me initially when I forgot this and kept trying to fiddle with the source volume controls to get any sound.
Comfortable and work as advertised.
Pros: Do what their designed to do. Not as heavy as others I've used.
Cons: A little pricey and made in China. Will see how long they last.
We are replacing our QE 3s and are amazed at how much better (quieter) the QC 15 is. Well worth the cost.
Pros: Quiet, comfortable and AAA battery (not rechargeable) powered. Not having to be concerned that the battery will quit on a long flight or having to charge (and leave) in a hotel room is a real plus.
Purchased these for fathers day for my Dad before starting treatment in the hospital. He says they are great for drowning out the constant noise and gives him some peace and quiet. Audio quality is respectable, but not like a purpose built set.
Pros: Comfortable, excellent noise cancelling, takes batteries so no waiting to recharge
Cons: Audio quality is good, but not at the same level as comparably priced purpose built audio only headphones.
Just used these on a longer airplane flight. I was very pleased with both the sound quality and noise canceling. I would recommend them to a friend.
Pros: Sound Quality Noise canceling
Cons: A little pricey but worth it.
I demoed a lot of other noise cancelling headphones, and kept coming back to the Bose QuietComfort 15. They are not as bulky as some of the "cooler" full size phones out now, and the noise cancellation is second to none. This is my 3rd pair of Bose headphones, as I keep wearing them out! I will definitely recommend to anyone who appreciates quality and the Bose level of engineering their products.
Pros: Size, light weight (for full size), noice cancellation, folding design, case included, in-line mic
Cons: Can't think of any.
Have used Bose Noise Cancelling headsets for over 10 years. They really take the fatigue out of flying. The headsets knock out the steady drone of the engines. You don't have to turn-up the volume to hear the audio program.
Pros: comfortable, Great noise reduction
Cons: So good, you can hear people talking a few rows away.
Good product, but overpriced. Perhaps twice as good as my previous noise-canceling headphones - but it costs four times as much!
I like these headphones. They do block out noise, but wish they adjusted better for people with smaller heads. They are comfortable and the sound quality is good. I would recommend them to other people.
Pros: Sound quality, noise canceling, and construction
Cons: Wished they adjusted better for smaller heads
This is my second pair of these headphones (thanks, person who did not return the first pair when left on a flight!). I travel about 100K airmiles a year and these make the trip MUCH more bearable. The sound quality is good, the noise cancelling excellent (especially aircraft noise) and they are very comfortable over long periods.
Pros: Good build quality, sound and noise reduction.
Cons: Expensive compared to the competition, and will only work with a battery so keep a spare in the case.
Works like it should!
Pros: Very comfy
Cons: Over priced like most bose products
They work well. What else do you need to know? The flight was from London to Houston sitting in the back behind the engines. Connected to an older iPod. Sometime late in the flight, I put these on my wife's ears (she normally uses ear buds). Her reaction was "I want a set of these". Comfortable for 10 hours continuous wearing. Like I said, they work well.
Pros: Noise reduction. Quietness. Easy to use. Music quality very good. Lightweight. Comfortable.
Cons: No "coolness" factor.
Purchased for use on my CAT excavator and JD Tractor to provide ear protection and be able to hear the radio clearly at a reasonable volume. The Bose noise canceling ability is excellent, When you turn them on the rumble of the engine, even at wide open throttle, goes away! When not plugged in to the radio, there is no hiss - the world just gets quiet and my ears are safe!
These headphones replaced defective Koss headphones also purchased from Crutchfield, Crutchfield's support team is excellent. They went out of their way to get me set up with a good set of headphones!
Pros: Excellent noise canceling ability. Comfortable but slightly loose fit. Very sophisticated looking headphones.
Cons: Not as rugged as some others, slightly loose fit, Designed for the passenger compartment on a commercial airline. I would like slightly larger ear muffs but these work ok. They are more expensive that the Koss headphones which they replaced. Unfortunately, the Koss headphones didn't work. Two year warranty with some strings attached. A bit too expensive. They tend to "pop" with pressure changes in the cab when traveling over rough ground on the tractor.
Bought these as replacements for Older Bose Noise Canceling Headphones....Could NOT be happier!!! Love the upgrade!
Pros: Price! Great size, fit is lightweight and over ear, comfort is perfect and Bose name says it all!!!
Cons: ONLY con is that they don't last forever!!! ; }
You can get better sound for $100 less. If you just want to listen to music, don't bother with these. However, if you want noise reduction, these do the job. I've used them on planes and trains, in bed with someone who snores really loud, etc. I've tried several other n-r phones, just as pricey, that don't do nearly as well. Also, while parts of this seem flimsy, I've slept with them and subjected them to a lot of strain, and no problems. The detachable cord allows you to pull the cord out without damaging anything. Good batteries last 30-40 hours.
Pros: Noise reduction, well built, comfortable
Cons: Sound quality is not that great.
Though these do not cancel ALL external sound, they are excellent almost-noise cancelers. Equally amazing, they are full-size headsets that are actually comfortable for extended periods. Sound quality is excellent for the classical music that I use them for.
The rotating earpieces allow for a quite compact case that still has room for the accessories and some spare batteries. And speaking of batteries, the single AAA cell lasts a looong time. I'm up to around 15 hours so far on the first battery.
Headphone technology at its refined best.
Pros: Great sound, enhanced with reduced external noise interference. Quite comfortable for ear-surrounding headphones. Takes away airline drone.
Cons: Noise reducing but not noise cancelling
Excellent product, in particular when it comes to noise cancellation. Even as a headset it produces good sound quality.
I bought these headphones to use with my ipod while I work. The most important thing to me was the noise cancellation and I am really happy with it. I work in a machine shop with loud machines running constantly. These headphones effectively block out the noise in the shop. They are comfortable to wear for long periods of time. They sound great to me and I'm very happy with my purchase. Crutchfield's shipping was really fast--I had them the next day.
Outstanding! Amazing to hear the exterior noise cease when the headphones are turned on (before starting the audio track).
Pros: Noise reduction, lightweight and comfortable to wear.
Cons: Carrying case is a little large to travel with - but the noise reduction, fit and comfort is worth it!
EXELENT SOUND, AND NOISE REDUCTION
QC 15's did everything advertised...the best noise cancelling headphones on the market with outstanding sound reproduction and comfortable to wear. I tested these against headphones from B&W, Sennheiser, Beats, Polk Audio etc and liked these the best. Some were too heavy or uncomfortable and others noise cancelling abilities were lacking. Confirmed the noise cancelling capabilities on a plane ride with a crying child...I had a nice quiet trip!!! I would definitely recommend giving these a try.
Pros: Lightweight, comfortable and superior noise cancelling
Cons: None! You get what you pay for...
very nice headphones. superior sound.
Excellent Sound and Quality! They're everything as was advertised.
Pros: Great sound and construction.
Cons: Cost is a bit high.
Owned 1 year. Only real gripe is build quality. I am careful and have no issues, but suspect road warriors would be eventually disappointed. I think some of the fragility is due to concerted effort to cut weight. If you can manage this concern, I must say this gives the most clean, natural, balanced sound ever, ever in anything outside THX certified environment. Will state I am not fan of artificially jacked up bass that some headphones promote. With QC15's you hear music as intended, including low bass. Classical is purest ever. The lightweight allows me to wear comfortably for hours at a time. Closed design may make your ears warm in summer. NC is best in under $301 group, have tried many brands with same music. As far as complaints about not running without a battery, how much trouble is it to put a couple spare AAA in the case? In the end headphones or earbuds represent a compromise of our evolutionary bodies being conformed to modern environment like airline headrests. You need to pick what compromise you can live with. I have never been a fan of Bose finding them overpriced, but am open minded enough to recommend these heartily. If it lasts I would consider them to be an excellent value.
Pros: Weight, natural sound, acceptable battery life
Cons: Fragile, cost. I wish there were earbud version for working out.
QuietComfort 15 did everything advertised. I'm a college student and I use them everyday in my dorm room. I've had them about 30 days. Bose gets my highest rating.
Pros: Sound quality and comfort - Great gift.
Cons: My roommate is always using them
While everyone else wants to style and profile in the other faddish and colorful brand name headphones, nothing compares to the sonic purity, noise canceling ability, and brand excellence of the Bose QC-15s. First, Bose has always been synonymous with high quality sound reproduction and their reputation precedes them. Second, I've owned several Bose products in the past, including other models of headphones, and I've never been disappointed. And finally, I did a side by side comparison with the other popular brands and it was no competition. The others were very bass heavy (I guess that's what all the kids like-thumping bass) with very little emphasis on overall sound equalization, and the noise cancellation feature couldn't compare whatsoever. If you want to look faddish and cool like all the popular atheletes sporting big, bulky headphones, go right ahead. But if you want the best features from headphones such as quality sound, noise cancellation, and reliable performance and comfort, Bose is no doubt the answer. And by the way, they look cool also.
Pros: Superb external noise elimnation, excellent sound, comfort.
I'm using this headphone for a few days now and found it very impressive. The sound quality is outstanding and noise cancelling makes it perfect. I already have Bowers and Wilkins C5 (that is too a brilliant performer) and happy to say that this product is very comparative to that (even better in bass reproduction and noise cancelling).
Pros: Outstanding sound quality Best noise cancelling so far I've seen Comfortable in wearing
Cons: Does not work without making Noise cancelling on
I have been looking for a pair of headphones for long time that I could wear on the plane so I could watch movies and listen to music. I tried a couple of different types of earbuds with no luck. The engine was just too loud and I couldn't hear all the dialogue very well. I finally had to give in and pay big bucks for these headphones. The price is outrageous, but I just couldn't stand sitting on a plane for 3 or 4 hours without some type of entertainment. The sound was really good and almost all the engine noise was blocked out. I could however hear (very well) the people sitting around me having a conversation. Somehow it doesn't block out this noise. But that is easy to tune out. i have only had the headphones for one trip, but I was glad that I had them.
Pros: Comfortable Blocks engine noise Good sound
Cons: The Price!!!! Doesn't filter out people talking around you
I am astounded by these noise canceling headphones. I had people around the office try them, and the looks on their faces told me they agreed. Only downside, within 1 day, the battery door and battery had fallen out...and I cannot find. Seems that an item at this price would have a better mechansim for a battery door. Not sure what to do now :o(
Sound is great and they are very comfortable.
Excellent headphone. I use them on the plane which was very noisy. I only heard the movie i was watching. Otherwise it was complete silence. Very pleased with this product. The sound quality is amazing which was to be expected from BOSE.
I hesitated a long time before spending such a amount of $ for an headset, but what a blast. Very confortable, good sound quality, and the noise reduction is impressive. I use it a lot in the office, and I feel alone in the middle of the noisy open space as soon as I switch the headset on. My only complaint to it would be a little "electronic noise" sometimes.
Pros: very good noise reduction, comfort, sound quality
Cons: price, little "electronic noise" sometimes
I love the headphones. I use them to reduce the noise when I study. Usually put on some classical music in the background and this really helps to reduce the distractions of a busy household.
Pros: Comfortable, Sound Quality, Noise Reduction
Cons: Little expensive but worth it.
Everything I expected, with respect to filtering out noise.
Pros: Very comfortable; sound quality very good.
Excellent headphone; sealed off well the elements, and enhance the music quality.
I own other Bose products, so I had NO reservations about what I was buying. These are the Best on the market I'm sure! No Complaints after a couple weeks of use now. The only thing I can see is the connecting wire is very small and seams to be fragile..Maybe a problem with that in the Furture... Otherwise, they're Great! Highly Recommend these!
Pros: Unbelievable Sound, Crisp and Clear Highs and Midrange with Great Bass! Blocks out almost all outside noise...Love these!
Cons: Earpiece alitttle small, so if u have big ears you better test these out first before buying..Connecting wire VERY small and fragile and I expect problems with that in the future.. And The "COOLNESS FACTOR," I would reccomend Crutchfied remove that Review Topic..People aren't buying these to "LOOK COOL" or something..
The noise reduction is excellent! We only use them for noise reduction; I have used them with an MP3 a little and the sound quality seemed fine, but I have nothing to compare it to.
Pros: Noise reduction Comfort
good performance and quality
I'm a college baseball player who was looking for the perfect pair of headphones to use while on the road for the right price. I set my spending limit at $300. I was strongly debating between a pair of these headphones and the Dre Beats. After listening to both pairs of headphones there wasn't any comparison. If your looking for the best headphones in the under $300 range then these are the what you need! My top concern was noise reduction, these headphones are phenomenal! The beats tone your surroundings out by using a very heavy bass, which is really the only Pro of those headphones. These QC 15's literally eliminate any outside sound without even needing music! The bass was very impressive, and the mid's and high's are very crisp. These came fully equipped with a very good case, manual, and extra chords. These are the best headphones you can buy!
Pros: - Noise Reduction - Comfort - Sound Quality - Case - Battery Life - Bass
Great sound, the way music should be heard, crisp & clear. The outer noise reduction is a big bonus . Very comfortable, quality throughout! I would make this purchase again.
Pros: Comfort, noise reduction, clarity of sound is amazing, second to none.
Excellent, as-advertised product; Build quality would be 5 stars if ear cup brackets were more substantial - looks like planned obsolesence.
The Bose QC15 headphones are Bose's top of the line acoustic noise canceling headphones. They have a very classy look and feel to them, and they are made with the same precision that we have come to know and love from Bose products.
Pros: - Very high build quality: thick and durable plastic and soft touch padding - Perfect amount of padding on the headband and around the ear cups - Headphones can extend to fit almost any head size comfortably - Ear cups are attached to a twisting and swiveling mount that adjusts comfortably to your head - Comes with long audio cable, inline remote and microphone cable, and airline adapter - Comes in a hard and durable carrying case that protects your headphones on the go
Cons: - Price
Sound quality: - These headphones sound amazing. Every genre that I have listened to sounds great. Rock, jazz, hip hop, rap, you name it - it all sound incredible. - The vocals, instruments, and bass are all clear and easily heard - Very crisp and full sound - The noise canceling technology does a great job of canceling out environmental noise. It can even cancel out cabin noise on a plane.
If you would like to see a more comprehensive review, please feel free to watch my in-depth video review that I made for my YouTube channel. I cover everything from the build quality to how these headphones work and perform.
Thanks for reading and watching!
I exchanged the Beats by Dre Studios for these today as Monster has decreases the amount of bass on Beats and that's what i wanted. I have to say the bass and sound cancellation is better than the Studios on the QC15's but the sound quality is not as good as the Studios. If i were to recommend one or the other it would honestly depend on a lot of factors. If you were to buy used Studios that were made before the last few months then i would much rather have them. But if you want to buy new then i would reccomend buying the Bose, it all depends.
Pros: Great Sound Cancellation Good Bass Good for Acoustic Music
Cons: Not good for rap Not the best sound quality
I've thought for years about getting these for use on flights, but finally decided to get them to help my concentration (as I work from home) when my teenage son comes home from school and TURNS UP his music in the next room. I thought about getting the smaller (on-ear instead of over-ear) version, but I'm very happy with this choice as I found it not to be as large as I imagined they'd be.
Once turned on, you can definitely hear the noise cancelling at work. I'm an engineer, and thought it would silence the noise like an anechoic chamber does, but while it won't silence the noise, it does reduce it considerably.
When I plug it into my iPhone to listen to music, the cord is long enough with the iPhone on my belt. But when I plug it into my TV, I'd wish they had a wireless option... maybe they will in the future. I might try adding a wireless bluetooth transmitter, receiver combination. That would be a great accessory for Crutchfield to offer.
Pros: Reduces background noise and sound considerably. Comfortable over-ear fit.
Cons: Doesn't completely silence the noise, but then I doubt any compeitive brand does either. Wish it had a wireless (cordless) optional accessory, or at least came with a few feet longer cord.