"Great for long flights"4.0 starson by marshdrum
Pros: Very good sound cancellation and comfortable on long trips.
Cons: Sound not nearly as clear as headphones without sound cancellation. I use the Sony MDR-V6's for normal listening and the QC15's don't come close. The whole frequency range is muddy by comparison.
Summary: Having given my criticisms I still like using them on long flights because there is so much noise that the poor sound of the QC15's is OK...really. Bose puts out a lot of hype about how revolutionary and "life-like" their sounds systems are and they fail miserably when compared to other systems. I went to their factory store in Petaluma CA and subjected myself to the 10 minute demonstration film in their small theatre. Pretty ridiculous!! It was so loud that I had to hold my ears just to get through it and the sound was not life-like at all...actually quite the opposite. The reason I'm writing this is to warn people that Bose likes to say their sound systems are the best and greatest, etc. but it's just hype....that being said the QC15's are still great to have for long trips and nothing...in spite of the mediocre sound.