Excerpt: I’ve been looking at getting these headphones for a really long time, and I had made up my mind on my last flight to CA that I would get the Bose QuietComfort 15 Headphones before I fly again. I’m sitting on an airplane right now with these things on and they are simply incredible.
Summary: PCMag.com and Laptop Magazine both give the QC 15s top scores in balanced reviews, and Britain's What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision concurs, though its coverage is more cursory. Though you'll need to subscribe to read the full results of their testing, Australia's Choice and ConsumerReports.org in this country rate the QC 15s.
Conclusion: For this pair of headphones I am going to mix the sound and comfort categories for obvious reasons. Firstly, addressing sound, I can assure you, after testing various genres of music, from Pachelbel’s Canon in D to some RHCP and even some Cee Lo Green, these headphones preform excellently in all categories. The mids and highs are quite good and the bass will rattle your eardrums.
Excerpt: The Bose Quiet Comfort 15 boasts advancements in noise reduction technology that deliver more of your music to your ears by blocking out more background noise than was previously possible. It features re-designed ear cushions for a comfier fit, vents in the earcup to balance performance, and active equalisation for enhanced audio performance.
Summary: Is spending 300 bucks on a pair of headphones worth it? Yes, if you want a respite from the cacophony of airplane cabins, city streets, or other noisy environments, there is no better option. What’s more, the Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones offer the most comfortable design we’ve ever worn. We wish they could deliver sound without batteries, but overall they’re well worth the splurge.
Pros: Best-in-class noise cancellation, Faithful audio reproduction, Very comfortable design, Included carrying case and airplane adapter,
Cons: Doesnt work without battery, No in-line volume controls,
Excerpt: Here’s today’s quiz—guess how many headphones will be bought in the U.S. this year? If you said 68 million, you’d win the prize. The vast majority are earbuds for music players with a chunk (12 million) the classic wired-headband, DJ-wannabe style cans. A much smaller portion of these are noise-canceling type, the kind that shuts out the outside world and lets you concentrate on the music, soundtrack or whatever you’re listening to.
Pros: Superior noise-canceling system; very comfortable; good frequency response
Cons: High price may trouble some; not the ultimate solution for audiophiles
Excerpt: When it comes to headphones with active noise cancellation, Bose is probably the most well known player on the block. The QC15s – QC stands for quiet comfort – are lightweight and comfortable. They come with a slim case that should fit into most laptop bags.