Pros - great headphones - great noise reduction. Comfortable. I can listen to my Laptop while my wife is watching TV in the same room.
- "Hard" case is a plus
Cons - Battery dead after I forget to turn phones off. (Yes, it's my fault)
- For $300, couldn't Bose include a 1/8 inch to 1/4/ inch adapter so I could use them with our sound system at church ???
Summary Glad my wife got these for me for Christmas. I can listen to my Laptop while she is watching NCIS in the same room. I still have a good set of Sony MDR-V6 phones, and prefer their audio when in a quiet place, but the QC15 are very helpful (and really sound quite good) when in a noisy place. My only concern is my own inability to remember to turn them off when I'm finished using them. I've burned thru 3 batteries since Christmas (less than 20 days ago). Hey - with all the technology packed into these headphones, I don't see why it would be a big jump to add a small circuit to (optionally) auto-power-down after 10 minutes of no signal. How about a 3-way switch? OFF, Auto Power Off, ON ? (Now I know that an "always on" mode is necessary for those applications that do have 10 minutes of embedded silence, etc.)
Also, I had to go to Radio Shack to buy a 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch adapter. What? $300 isn't enough to throw one of those in?
Overall very good headphones - guess I'm just picky (for that kind of money, don't I have a right to be?)
Pros The audio clarity is a huge improvement over the QC2 model that these replaced and noise cancellation is much better. I was never very impressed with the upper end of the QC2, but the QC15 has sure solved that problem
Cons have not had them long enough to identify any flaws.
Summary I have had QC2 for several years and the ear pads were falling apart, so I took them back to the Bose store where they were originally purchased and was told that I had to send them to factory for repair.
While at the Bose store I decided to compare the QC15 noise reduction against my old QC2s. The QC15s attenuated the simulated airplane noise far better than my QC2s.
However, what really sold me was the Bose TRADE-UP offer that was made at their factory store. I surrendered my old QC2s with their earpads falling apart plus $125 upgrade fee and walked out with brand new QC15s.
I did not appreciate how much Bose has improved their audio quality until I got home and began listening to music on my iPod. Now I began heaaring stereo imaging and a third dimension that I never experienced with the QC2s. The piano was suddenly crisp with each note well defined. The transient attack of Claptons guitar strings jumped out at me and his voice was superbly focused. The ethereal qualities of Sarah McLachlans voice was back. Pavarotti's voice was no longer blurred into the orchestra. In short, the Bose QC15 sound much more like my mid-range Grado and Sennheiser headphones than like the $5 earbuds that come with consumer audio.
I have never been a big fan of Bose and my purchase of the QC2s was simply so I could watch DVDs during commercial airline flights. However, the QC15 has impressed me with quietness and musicality. Therefore, I enthusiastically endorse this new model.
"Simply The Best"on by olyinaz
Pros Comfort and sound quality are simply excellent.
Cons As always it seems with Bose, for this kind of money they could be more robustly built. I've had no problems but I'm very careful with mine.
Summary I travel for a living, every week I'm in airplanes. I've tried every noise canceling and noise isolating product out there and I continue to return to these Bose headsets because they just deliver. They're comfortable, make the music or movie I'm watching sound absolutely great, they have no annoying hiss, they don't leak sound and expose those around me to whatever I'm listening to, and they travel well in their included case. The new QC15 improves upon an already best-in-class products in my opinion.
Pros A significant improvement in noise reduction from the QC3's, and I don't worry anymore about trying to get the "right angle" on my ears for best noise reduction. I actually like the battery system, since I've killed off my rechargeables on my QC3's.
Cons Bulk, of course, is slightly larger than the QC3's, but to be expected.
Summary These are my new favorite flying partners. I highly recommend them -- stick a couple of extra batteries in the case (convenient pouch to do that) and off you go!
Pros The sound quality of the headphones is excellent. The music combined with the noise cancellation makes it impossible to hear anything else. Sturdy and comfortable design. Nice case and accessories such as airplane jack and detachable cord.
Cons Noise canceling creates a sense of pressure and altitude change on the ear. Ears can become hot and sweaty. The cost is 300 dollars.
Summary These are the best headphones I have owned. They are a great choice for travelers and music lovers alike. If you have the cash, buy them!