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Comment: I've wanted the Bose QC 15 for quite some time and debated whether or not it was worth it. I got them for Christmas, and realized that I have not REALLY heard music until now. I can't go back to my standard iPhone earbuds. Bose has "ruined" my iPhone experience - in a good way. And then my friend showed me her on-the-ear headphones Beats by Dre. The base was outstanding! I began to wonder if I'd made the right purchase. So I brought over my QC 15 and compared her earphones with mine and her boyfriend's over-the-ear NR Beats by Dre. The first thing I noticed was that at the same volume setting, both Beats headphones played music louder than the Bose. This gave the appearance of much stronger base beats. But when I upped the volume with the Bose, what I found was a much clearer acoustic experience, with not quite as powerful base as Beats, but still incredible base and overall superior sound. I would choose the Bose over Beats by Dre.
That being said, let's cover what Bose QC 15 does and does not do. It does completely cancel out background noise like no other - as long as it's a rhythmic tone, such as airplane engines, lawn mower, fan, etc. It does NOT cancel out loud conversations (though they are very muffled), children playing instruments, babies crying and other high decibel / non-rhythmic sounds. But again, it greatly softens all sounds. The noise canceling Beats by Dre headphones didn't appear to have any cancelling effect when I tried them in a room full of loud computer fans, whereas Bose successfully blocked out every noise.
Bose fits around my ears perfectly. My ears aren't ginormous, but they are on the larger side and still fit. Beats by Dre didn't go all the way around my ears and were comparatively uncomfortable, even for the few minutes that I tried them.
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I feel like I have never properly heard music until now. Highly recommend the Bose QC 15.
Good: Sound, build and isolating prowess
Comment: Reassuringly expensive.
Every time I open the neat carry case, I get the sense of satisfaction you only ever get from something quality, expensive and desirable.
I wanted a set of these for years, then finally gave in and bought a set from the Bose store in Burlington, Boston, while on holiday.
Expensive yes, but at $300, it was a steal compared to £300 back home in Ireland!
Needless to say, I enjoyed the phones immensely on the transatlantic flight home.
With an IPad loaded with music and movies, the QC 15s were an absolute joy.
Films came across with a richness and I went through my music collection marvelling at the tight bass and musicality of the headphones.
They are now a constant travelling companion.
On a flight, the novelty of placing the cans on my ears, then flicking the switch to completely iradicate the engine noise has not diminished. If only it could do the same for the pesky flight stewards, it would be great!
I concur with the reviewers comments about the slight feeling of pressure, but I find it minimal. They can make your ears a bit sweaty though after a while as they are so close fitting.
Nevertheless, I highly recommend these cans, which do exactly what they were designed to do, and do it well.
Comment: I wanted to add that having broken my QC2's which were around 6 years old, I rang Bose to ask about a repair - the right hand cup had broken away from the head band - and they said that whilst they do not repair their headphones, they would be happy to let me have a brand new pair of QC15's for only £109!! I simply have to return my broken pair they will then charge my debit card and send me a new one out!! the quality of their after sales is almost better than the product itself - and they are the best!!!
Good: Sound Quality, Design, Comfortable.
Comment: I have never heard a pair of headphones with the sound quality of bose QC15. As has been pointed out before the only problem is the price. But if you travel a lot (on planes or trains) they are definitely worth it. The battery life is excellent and even so, carrying round a spare single AAA battery is no problem what so ever.
Unlike most headphones I can wear them for hours, they put they put real joy in listening to music.
Are they worth the price? For me yes, every time I use them everyday. But ultimately it is up to you!
Good: sound quality is unbeatable, even at very high volumes
Bad: bass is low, expensive
Comment: i think that they are very good headphones, but they arent good if you want bassy headphones, plus i do think that they are a bit too expensive.
Good: Every sound in detail & clear
Bad: Expensive than other similar product
Comment: Although I purchased Bose QC-15 from e-bay seller in cheaper price than dealer. When I heard the sound quality, I felt great with its clear & detail sound. I bought i pod sound dock (portable) of Bose because I was so impressed with it's head phone. I'm thinking to buy "V 30 component system" for home surround system in future.
Good: Durable, comfy, stylish and they do exactly what they are supposed to do.
Bad: If I had to pick something it would have to be the price.
Comment: The perfect product for me, I have really enjoyed using this poduct. Bose have never disappointed me. The are extremely durable and I have not had a fault to speak of yet (touch wood!). Some might say that they are too expensive but I say that they are unique because if you buy them, I guarantee you won't know any other person who has them. One thing I will say though is that they are quite a lot like marmite. You either love them or you hate them. This is because of the noise cacellation, they put pressure on the ear whih to some people feels uncomfortable and to others they give better sound quality.
DO NOT BUY THESE HEADPHONES UNLESS YOU HAVE ALREADY TRIED THEM! You may buy them and find you are ont of the few people who cannot cope. If this applies to you, stick with noise isolating, in-ear phones, they still give excellent sound quality.
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