Summary: I purchased these because my Sennheiser PXC450 were getting too big to carry around once I purchased a larger netbook. So this review is more a comparison of it and the QC15.
The striking difference is the size - the PXC450 are just massive. The QC15 on the other hand have cups that just fit around the ears, and are lighter. The sound quality on both are excellent, but my personal opinion is the QC15 produce a much more natural sound.
Summary: Why I ever considered buying this? My office is now noisier than before, so I don’t want to crank up the volume too much with my closed phones. My office phone is now AKG K271s. While I like its balanced sound, the overall comfort is not ideal.
I demoed the QC15 at Bestbuy. The noise canceling is better than others (tip: just wait till the demo music stop), and most importantly, it is very comfortable. So, I wonder if Bose QC15 can serve in my office setting.
Pros: Superior active noise canceling ability, light and comfortable
Cons: filmsy cable, only play music with noise canceling on.
Summary: Just a quick note about these. My point of comparison for Audio Quality is Senn HD650 / LCD3 / Grado 325is / ATH-M50.
Comfort - Amazing. Gets slightly warm after really long listening sessions, but they mostly rise to that level where you forget you have them on. The cups are like pillows. Personally, after a couple of minutes I don't feel the "pressure". They are probably my most comfortable headphones...
Pros: Great noise cancelling with *good* sound, works extremely well out of an ipod
Summary: I had tried another brand and the noise reduction was acceptable but the comfort of over the ear pads can't be beat. The other product, after 90 minutes of wearing on a flight would start to hurt, but not the Bose. And noise reduction on Bose seems to be better.
Summary: When I go to a busy restaurant during lunch with my headphones, I feel like I'm by myself with the QC 15's. They work fine with your iPhone but if you get an Amp, you can change the setting on the headphone jack to Lo. Then, you can crank the Amp and you get some pretty good sound when you are at home. In my opinion, if you listen and get used to their sound, you'll be happy with the sound. Also, they fit well on my head, which I like.
Pros: The Noise Isolation is Like No Other
Cons: Some say the sounds isn't that great. I think it's good/great
BOSE QuietComfort 15 headphones VS Sennheiser PXC 450
7 May 2011
Summary: The Bose QC 15 may be the best headphone in the market in terms of noise canceling ,comfort, light weight and ideal size for a samll head and ears like me :).The only primary competitor which i could think of is the Sennheiser PXC 450. I personally own a Sennheiser PXC 450 which i find them to have a better crisp sound quality than the over exaggerated base that the Bose QC 15 delivers but wait Bose QC 15 has better noticed noise canceling performance than the Sennheiser...
Summary: Great Sounding headphones! The noise reduction is even better! Top notch quality! The most comfortable headphones I have tried yet! Quite expensive, but worth the money in my book! I bought these for listening to music and to block out noise while sleeping and traveling! A+!
Summary: I was looking for a set of headphones, did a lot of research, but had a hard time seeing me spending $300 for a pair. Wanted to buy a cheaper Senheiser set, but the reviews i saw had high ratings for the Bose. Then I found this pair on eBay and lucked out winning them. Now after using them for a few weeks I can say that this is an excellent set, the noise canceling works great, very comfortable to wear for a long period of time and sound is excellent as well.
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.