"good but 3 batteries in 20 days - left switch on..."3.5 starson by hendersrh
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?)