Summary: I'm on my third set - the leather around the ear pad separates and the battery compartment latch is frail and will break with substantial use. I will no longer by Bose products due to poor manufacturing.
Summary: I've owned two pairs of the Bose NC headphones. Both failed out of warranty. The first pair the ear pads fell off because the glue failed and became mushy. Called the factory and was told tough,out of warranty. Bad attitude from their employee. I bought a replacement pair and now they have failed-out of warranty of course. For $300 they should last.
Summary: For 300 dollars you would think they would last for more than a year. These were my favorite headphones. They are comfortable and the sound quality is fantastic. BUT they are useless when the sounds stops out of one side...
Summary: Headphones lasted just a little over 1 year, then 1 side went completely out. Noise cancellation and audio working only on 1 side, other side nothing. Headphones were well taken care of, I expected them to last longer. Very dissappointed. Won't be purchasing any other Bose products.
Summary: I bought the QC15 headphones because of CR's ratings and because of Bose's reputation for producing premium audio products. I used these headphones mostly on my frequent long haul airline flights to listen to in-flight audio and videos. I used them some with my home computer also. The QC15s are extremely comfortable and offer pretty good audio quality and very good noise reduction.
Excerpt: I'm a DJ, and I know that Bose products are very popular. However I don't agare. I think they're not great at all. They just have a desirable name, therefore overpriced & under-quality. The QC15 gets a terrible sound quality & i think that is standard from Bose. I prefer my AKG and Beyerdynamic headphones. But The QC15’s do in fact cancel out noise quite well. Reviewer is an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand.
Excerpt: The way that these headphones were advertised makes them sound like they can completly turn off someones hearing. That is completly false I tested one of these head phones at their stores and I could still hear all the outside noise with and without music to the headphones. The advertisements made me think these were the same type of sound blocking technologies that Jet pilots use to mute sound.I thought these would be a confortable way to replace earplugs I was wrong I...
Long Term Review: cheap self destruct plastic not worth price
D. Reich "Human Interface Design Engineer", Amazon
9 August 2012
Summary: Yes they work as advertised on the first day. The electronics still work fine today but the cheap plastic broke down the side that holds the ear piece in place and allows you to adjust it to your head. The plastic becomes brittle in the sun when left in the trunk of a rental car on a hot day in the case in the luggage. They would be fine if they never left home but that's the point isn't it? For the price I feel totally ripped off. Of course the warranty has expired.
Summary: I've had an earlier version of this model for about 4-5 years. The sound quality is OK but the headphones are cheaply made--the plastic that permits each earphone to pivot disintegrates after a year or two--if you are handy with epoxy you can get some more life out of them, as I have, but I will never buy another pair of Bose headphones again!
Summary: This is an uncomfortable product for me and only mediocre sound quality. I tested this product in the store for quite a while. It gave good noise insulation better than QC3. But in real use, it turned out quite painful. I had heard about this problem by some reviewers but chose to ignore it. After only less than 10 minutes, I felt nausea, as if car sick (I was also in the car, as a passenger). I tried 3 times with the same result.