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
Bose QuietComfort 15 review: Bose’s best noise cancelling headphones?
Good Gear Guide.au
7 May 2011
Summary: Bose’s QuietComfort 15 headphones aren’t the most expensive the company has, but we think they have the equal best noise cancelling circuitry of any Bose headphones. These headphones are perfectly suited to the executive traveller or frequent jet-setter but are an expensive luxury.
Pros: Very effective noise cancelling, Clear and musical sound, Very well built