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Bose® QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones

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    Connected to an iPad (not included) with included inline remote/microphone

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    Zippered, semi-hard case

 

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Cutaway An inside view of the sophisticated technology behind the QuietComfort® 15's amazing noise-cancelling ability.

Get relief from ambient noise

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.


Better noise cancellation with innovative Bose technology

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.

Take calls. Take control.

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.

Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones Enjoy peace and quiet while you travel.

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A comfortable listening experience

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.

Highlights:

  • comfortable, lightweight, around-the-ear design
  • includes detachable headphone cable with inline remote for iPhone®/iPod®/iPad® control and microphone for hands-free iPhone conversations and Voice Control with select Apple products
    • 3-button remote control lets you answer, end, and switch calls, turn volume up and down, and control music playback
  • adjustable headband
  • sealed earcups
  • high/low volume switch
  • 1 "AAA" battery (included) provides up to 35 hours of operation
  • low-battery indicator
  • 67" detachable cord with mini plug
  • adapter for airline systems
  • zippered semi-hard carry case
  • weight: 4.9 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Fit Style Around-the-Ear
Earcup Type Closed
Noise-canceling Yes
Bluetooth No
Frequency Response Not Given
Sensitivity Not Given
Impedance Not Given
Weight 4.9 ounces
Cord Length 67"
Airline Adapter Included Yes
iPod Control Yes
Volume Control Yes
Built-in Microphone Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • Noise-canceling headphones
  • 67" Straight cord with in-line remote (angled gold-plated male mini-plug on one end and a straight gold-plated male mini-plug with a high-low level switch on the other)
  • 67" Straight cord (angled gold-plated male mini-plug on one end and a straight gold-plated male mini-plug with a high-low level switch on the other)
  • Airline stereo audio adapter (female 1/8" mini-jack to dual male 1/8" mini-plugs)
  • 1 "AAA" battery
  • Zippered semi-hard carrying case
  • Removable business card sleeve
  • Removable accessory pouch
  • Owner's guide (English/ German/ Spanish/ French and 13 other languages)
  • Warranty information
  • 5 Courtesy cards
  • Operation diagram
  • iPod compatibility note

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Features

Overview: The Bose QuietComfort 15 headphones feature exclusive Bose advancements in noise reduction technology, allowing you to hear less noise and more of your music and movies. It offers a lightweight fit that stays comfortable for hours.

In-Line Remote Control: The QC15 headphones include two cables, one with an in-line remote control and microphone, the other without. The in-line remote is compatible with select iPods, iPhones, and iPads. Controls include volume, skip forward or backward, play, pause, accept call, reject call, end call, and engage Voice Control (with compatible iPods). Compatible iPhone/iPods include iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, 2nd generation iPod classic (120GB), 3rd generation iPod classic (160GB, introduced in 2009), 2nd/3rd/4th generation iPod touch, 4th/5th/6th generation iPod nano, 3rd/4th generation iPod shuffle, and iPad/iPad 2.

Note: Only the in-line remote is incompatible with other iPods. Used only for listening, the QC15 headphones are compatible with any iPod, iPhone, and most other devices with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Triport Acoustic Headphone Structure: TriPort acoustic headphone structure, another Bose exclusive, features tiny vents in the earcups to enable a tonally-balanced audio performance; including reproduction of deep, low notes from relatively small and lightweight headphones.

Active Equalization: Active equalization electronically tunes the headphones' frequency response, enabling outstanding audio performance.

Improved Noise Reduction: The Bose QuietComfort 15 headphones offer significantly improved noise reduction across a wider range of frequencies. Proprietary Bose innovations now use microphones both inside and outside each earcup to sense and reduce more of the sounds around you.

Redesigned Ear Cushions: Redesigned ear cushions use new materials in a proprietary design to establish a critical acoustical seal; helping to further reduce noise while providing a comfortable fit.

Single/Detachable Audio Cable: The Bose QuietComfort 15 headphones utilize a single, detachable audio cable to offer greater convenience than standard Y-cables.

Fold-Flat Earcups: Fold-flat earcups rotate 90-degrees for easy storage and portability in the included case.

Slim Carrying Case: The Bose QuietComfort 15 headphones come with a slim carrying case to help protect the headphones and accessories during travel.

 

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5 out of 5

Bose Best

Written By Lala, Kailua Kona, Hawaii on Monday, October 20, 2014
 
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.
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4 out of 5

Quiet Comfort for Commuting

Written By T Mac D, Seattle on Saturday, October 04, 2014
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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.
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5 out of 5

Bose QC15

Written By Tom S., Naperville , IL on Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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A great headset for a tremendous value.
Pros:
Comfort is on point.
Cons:
Nothing.
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5 out of 5

How did I ever work without these?

Written By Mike, Evanston, IL on Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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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
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5 out of 5

Bose quiet comfort 15 headphones

Written By Steve, Grand Rapids, Mi. 49503 on Friday, September 26, 2014
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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.
Pros:
Expensive
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.
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4 out of 5

Great headphones

Written By Kmh, pA on Friday, September 19, 2014
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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.
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3 out of 5

Has problems, but fixes make it excellent

Written By Pete, Maryland on Friday, September 12, 2014
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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
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5 out of 5

Bose QC 15 Noise Cancelling Head phones

Written By Greg H., Houston, Tx on Monday, September 08, 2014
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Wonderful!
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4 out of 5

Bose® QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones

Written By Anonymous, Walla Walla, WA on Saturday, September 06, 2014
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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.
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5 out of 5

Bose® QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones

Written By Anonymous, Phoenix AZ on Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Great product.
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5 out of 5

Bose QuietComfort 15

Written By StephenS, Victoria,TX on Friday, August 15, 2014
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Excellent sound quality, works well with Iphone.
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5 out of 5

Perfect Choice

Written By Glen, Eldersburg, MD on Thursday, August 14, 2014
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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.
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5 out of 5

Bose® QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones

Written By Glenn, Kentucky on Monday, August 11, 2014
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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).
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3 out of 5

Ambient noise is nearly gone

Written By Chuck, Sacramento, CA on Friday, August 08, 2014
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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.
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4 out of 5

Earphones!

Written By Tony, Pittsboro on Thursday, August 07, 2014
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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.
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5 out of 5

Great Product!

Written By bpottery, Fulton, MS on Monday, August 04, 2014
 
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.
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5 out of 5

great headphones

Written By Bill, DENVER, CO. on Thursday, July 24, 2014
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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.
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5 out of 5

Worth the price

Written By DaveF, Colorado Springs, co on Saturday, July 19, 2014
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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
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4 out of 5

crutchfield and bose 15

Written By RussB, keller, TX on Saturday, July 19, 2014
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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
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5 out of 5

GEAT PRODUCT AS EXPECTED AND PAID FO

Written By Harry, Bay City, Tx on Friday, July 18, 2014
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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
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5 out of 5

Great Earphones

Written By BubbaB, Pittsburgh on Tuesday, July 01, 2014
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The earphones are great. The sound quality is terrific. I have bought a set as a gift, as I liked my own so much.
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5 out of 5

Bose® QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling

Written By BobM, Oviedo, FL on Sunday, June 29, 2014
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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.
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5 out of 5

Perfect headphones

Written By Mac, Sandy, UT on Saturday, June 28, 2014
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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.
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5 out of 5

Very good

Written By CCC, Belmont, MA on Saturday, May 17, 2014
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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.
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4 out of 5

Great headset and great service

Written By Erwin, The Netherlands on Thursday, May 08, 2014
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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
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5 out of 5

Bose® QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones

Written By CJ, Minneapolis MN on Tuesday, May 06, 2014
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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.
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5 out of 5

Excellent on planes

Written By Anonymous, New York, NY on Wednesday, April 02, 2014
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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)
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Bose headphones

Written By jmsmith3, Southern California on Saturday, March 01, 2014
 
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.
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4 out of 5

Great sound from bose

Written By Yas, Queens, NY on Thursday, January 23, 2014
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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
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4 out of 5

Quality Product

Written By EdH, St. Peters, MO on Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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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.
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Bose QuietComfort 15

Written By Tom K., Mission Viejo, CA on Saturday, January 11, 2014
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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.
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5 out of 5

Bose® QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones

Written By Ken, Seattle on Saturday, January 04, 2014
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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
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Bose headphones

Written By Felix K, Brooklyn, New York on Thursday, January 02, 2014
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Very comfortable
Pros:
Great noise reduction
Cons:
Way too big
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5 out of 5

Excellent Headphones

Written By Lisa M G., Suwanee, GA on Thursday, January 02, 2014
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"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.
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5 out of 5

Great Headphones

Written By JM, New Jersey on Wednesday, January 01, 2014
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Excellent
Pros:
Work Great!
Cons:
none
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Bose QuietComfort 15

Written By Lane, Greenville,SC on Friday, December 27, 2013
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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
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Bose QC15 Headphones

Written By JimD, Belle,WV on Monday, December 23, 2013
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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.
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5 out of 5

Awesome

Written By Michael, Houston, Texas on Monday, December 23, 2013
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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!
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5 out of 5

Excellent noise-cancelling headphones

Written By Audiophile, Seattle, WA on Thursday, December 19, 2013
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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.
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4 out of 5

Bose® QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones

Written By SB, Baltimore, MD on Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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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.
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5 out of 5

Bose headphones

Written By CMcG, Rockaway, NJ on Monday, December 16, 2013
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Excellent noise filtering headphones
Pros:
Filters all outside noise; comfort
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5 out of 5

First Bose Product

Written By Sean, Everett WA on Friday, December 13, 2013
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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
Cons:
Cost
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5 out of 5

Great Product

Written By T L, Michigan on Thursday, December 12, 2013
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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.
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JH

Written By JH, Melbourne, Fl on Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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Best headphones I ever owned
Pros:
Great Sound. Great Noise Reduction.
Cons:
Non
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Bose QC15

Written By MAS, N. Las Vegas, NV on Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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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.
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Bose QC15

Written By LB, Issaquah, WA on Monday, December 09, 2013
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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
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QC15

Written By Marty, Montgomery, AL on Wednesday, December 04, 2013
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I use these headphones professionally and for my own enjoyment. They are great! Sound and comfort are unbelievable. Definitely an A+!
Pros:
Comfort
Cons:
Battery ok. Bluetooth would be nice.
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Excellent sound and Significant Noise Reduction

Written By Phil, Boston, MA on Friday, November 29, 2013
 
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