Summary: QC 15's did everything advertised...the best noise cancelling headphones on the market with outstanding sound reproduction and comfortable to wear. I tested these against headphones from B&W, Sennheiser, Beats, Polk Audio etc and liked these the best. Some were too heavy or uncomfortable and others noise cancelling abilities were lacking. Confirmed the noise cancelling capabilities on a plane ride with a crying child...I had a nice quiet trip!!!
Pros: Lightweight, comfortable and superior noise cancelling
Summary: I bought these headphones because I am a big fan of bose home theater so I figured I would give these a shot. Small headphones and ear buds are ok for working out but when you just want to listen to music there's always so much outside noise and wind to deal with. Plus most headphones are either downright uncomfortable or don't fit right. These Bose QC 15 headphones are unmatched by any other product out there. Not only are they comfortable, but the sound is incredible.
Summary: Extremely picky about sound quality.....these headphones provide an incredibly rich sound without any perceptible distortion and, yet, seems to cancel any extraneous "outside" sound.
Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Good Bass, Great Sound, Lightweight, Stylish
Summary: I've had these headphones for about a year now. I wasn't really planning on buying anything too fancy but once I saw these i fell in love. The sound is crisp and the bass can hit hard. Id recommend these to anyone who is a music lover. I've also used "Beats by Dre." I find the Bose are much more comfortable and the quality of sound is much better. These are perfect for any road trip. They're also perfect for peace and quiet.
Summary: Owned 1 year. Only real gripe is build quality. I am careful and have no issues, but suspect road warriors would be eventually disappointed. I think some of the fragility is due to concerted effort to cut weight. If you can manage this concern, I must say this gives the most clean, natural, balanced sound ever, ever in anything outside THX certified environment. Will state I am not fan of artificially jacked up bass that some headphones promote.
Pros: Weight, natural sound, acceptable battery life
Cons: Fragile, cost. I wish there were earbud version for working out.
cheap materials will cost you for years...buy sennheiser, klipsch, or polk
kent W, Apple Store
2 November 2012
Summary: I bought Sennheiser PXC 450 after years of replacing parts on the Bose. Bose materials are as cheap as you can find on any sound canceling headphones. For such a premium price you'd think they could provide a cord better than a $19.95 pair of cheap headphones. Don't waste your money.