Summary: Two years and counting, and I'd buy these again without hesitation. I fly on a Twin Otter on a weekly basis and if you ever have you know how loud that can be. These cancel out a significant portion of cabin noise, and now my iPad/iPhone's volume is set to half instead of max. When not flying I use them daily, and haven't had any issues with the cables, etc. Defo worth the purchase price.
Summary: I use these things all the time and they cut out sound amazingly. Really constant sounds like a furnace/AC unit are cut out entirely, and voices and other noise is cut way back to a point where some quiet music dulls them out entirely. I went through lots of headphones and there is not much else that can compare. I had Beats by Dr Dre and returned them as soon as I tried these things on.
Summary: I had been toying with the idea of buying a pair of noise cancelling earphones for a long time, but was procrastinating because of the high cost. I went to Futureshop thinking "I'll just do some research," and after trying a few pairs, I had my socks knocked off by these and purchased them on the spot. I use them primarily to cut out the noise my neighbours at work, in the and on the bus/out on the street/other busy places.
Summary: Both the noise isolation and the active noise cancelling system are excellent. Being on a bus or plane with them is a treat. I wear them when I mow the lawn and I can barely hear the mower. I find I don't have to turn up the volume as much as regular headphones to blank out background noise. So, I consider the high cost of these headphones a savings to my hearing. Two minor things that Bose should address: 1 - the headphone cords they ship with them are SOOOOO long.
Summary: Lashed out on a set of these headphones in Austarlia where they are 2/3 the price - and that was in Myer, a high street department store - and then got the GST back for a total of £190 brand new. Nearly £300 in rip-off Britain. Used them on the flights home - well! Gobsmacked at how effective they were at making the jet noise disappear. So good we resolved to buy a second set for 'er indoors (should have bought 2 pairs in Oz. I've owned many headsets over the years...
The Bose QuietComfort 15 -- Quiet, Yet Surprisingly Loud
2 June 2014
Excerpt: The Bose QuietComfort (QC) 15 Headphones Superior Quality and Construction I recently purchased these headphones at a local Bose store after a much needed upgrade in my sound accessories. For using Spotify, iTunes, Pandora, and the Music app on my phone, these headphones do an incredible job. For anyone looking for a comfortably fitted headphone set with a true noise cancelling effect, this is the item for you.
Summary: Not really much to say other than it's a brilliant set of headphones. I use them all the time for my mobile phone calls, and to listen to music, or even when I need a bit of quiet to concentrate in my open plan office.
Summary: These headphones are the real deal. Bought for me as a present for a milestone birthday.Thank you. As with most, if not all Bose products, they are quality through and through.The sound is something else.You can shut away any other noise and just listen to the music. The build quality is first class and I can see myself using these headphones for many a day.Ok not the cheapest, but, amongst the best. Recommended.
Summary: I bought these to help me concentrate in a noisy office as needed. They work like a charm. They do not cut out the human voice completely but they are effective enough to make a difference. They are also light and comfortable. When I take them home they are very competent musically when hooked up to an MP3 player. I have bought a number of different brands of headphones over the years but Bose are the only make that does it for me.