Summary: Bose QC15 vs. Sennheiser PXC 450 vs. Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b Disclosure: I have tried all these on an airplane. I am not an audiophile. Noise Cancelation is the most important attribute to me. The Carrying Case: All three are quite durable and stiff. 1.) Bose- the smallest, a low profile, room for an Ipod, accessories too. 2.) Sennheiser- Square shape, low profile, however not a lot of room for anything else in case. 3.
Summary: I received the Bose QC 15 in the mail today. My previous ordered was canceled by the retailer for some reason. I went back to re-order and the price was marked down to $229 shipped. Probably a Black Friday deal or something. The headphones were well packaged and the box included a travel case, 1x AAA battery, detachable cable, headphone adapter for passenger airliners, operating instructions (many languages) and warranty registration card.
Summary: I bought these headphones to drown out an extremely loud coworker. I still have to play soft music to drown him out completely, but the noise cancellation alone works great for blocking out most other types of background noise. The headphones are lightweight and comfortable, and the sound quality when listening to music is fantastic. Well worth the money!
Summary: The plug in wire is detachable when not listening to music so it can be out of the way when at work and not listenning to music. Best sound isolation I found and very comfortable for extended use like on an air plane.
Summary: This is the most amazing Bose product for music enjoyment; or even just quiet time. They absolutely dissolve external noise like a disintegrating ray gun and the only thing you are left with is the sound of the music you wish to listen too, or the quiet of inner peace. I am 59 and bought this for my wife because I don't share this well with others.
Summary: Bought these for my son. I have the Bose quiet comfort 3 headset, which is terrific. The quiet comfort 15 that I just purchased block out even more noise. This means I can have two teenagers in the car for a long ride. I lend one my headphones and the other one now has his own pair. Then I can listen to my stories on cd or the radio! Yippee! Bose are terrific!
Summary: I have had previous models of the Bose "Quiet Comfort" headphones and found them adequate and expensive. I misplaced my last set on an international flight several years ago and purchased several considerably less expensive "noise reduction" headphones. None were really very effective. A good friend who does a lot of traveling lent me his QR 15 on a flight we shared. I couldn't believe the dramatic effect of the new Bose QR 15 technology.