Bose ® QuietComfort ® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones - Black/Silver
- QuietComfort 15 acoustic noise cancelling headphones
- Bose headphones reduce noise across a wide range of frequencies
- Enjoy your music and movies even more with clear and lifelike sound
- Comfortable around-the-ear fit
- Includes cable with remote for iPhone/iPod control and microphone for hands-free iPhone calling
- AAA battery: 35 hours average life
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Colour Name: Black/Silver
Dedication to research and excellence has been the Bose approach to better sound since Dr. Amar G. Bose founded the company in 1964. Ever since then, Bose engineers have focused on creating better technology. You'll find that focus exemplified in the Bose QuietComfort 5i headphones.
About The Product
QuietComfort 15 headphones are made with improvements in noise reduction technology made by Bose, which means you’ll hear more of your films and music and less noise. In addition, they provide a durable and comfy fit, with the sound quality you’d expect from Bose, of course.
Bose technology in practice
Sophisticated technology in the microphones, which sit on the inside and outside of each ear cup, senses the ambient noise and minimises the sound level. Bose-own ear cushion technology absorbs some of the noise before you can even hear it. These innovations by Bose work together to create a more pleasurable listening experience.
Unwind with music - or without it
These small, lightweight earcups also feature Bose-own signal processing and TriPort acoustic headphone structure for more natural sound - including full low notes. Switch on QC headphones to minimise the noise around you, wherever you are, when you're not in the mood for music.
Take the call. Stay in control
QuietComfort 15 headphones come with a cable customised for certain Apple products. An inline microphone and remote allow you to answer calls on your iPhone and puts you in control of music functions on other Apple products. A mobile kit that allows your QC headphones to work with other mobile phones is also available.
Hear only what you want to hear
Imagine the roar of the engines fading to a murmur when you fly. Imagine listening to music at home or at work without outside noise getting between you and the music. Imagine being able to switch to calls at the press of a button. It’s all possible with QuietComfort 15 headphones. You will hear more of what you’d like to hear, and less of what you don't.
Bose-own innovations now use microphones on the inside and outside of both ear cups to pick up and cancel out more of the noise around you for major noise reduction over a broader range of frequencies. Bose’s proprietary TriPort acoustic headphone structure has small vents in the ear cups that deliver a tonally-balanced sound performance, with rich bass notes, from lightweight, on-ear headphones. The frequency response of the headphones is tuned electronically using active equalisation technology, to create an amazing sound performance. Two detachable audio cables are provided, for more ease-of-use than permanently connected Y-cables. This includes a cable for selected Apple products and a cable for general use. An inline microphone makes hands-free iPhone conversations possible, and allows access to various voice applications, like Voice Control and VoiceOver, for selected Apple devices. Switch between your music and calls, and stay in control of track selection, volume and voice applications on certain Apple devices with the inline three-button remote. Advanced ear cushions are engineered with innovative materials that create an all-important acoustic seal, which helps to cancel noise out, while fitting comfortably. Flat-folding ear cups swivel 90 degrees for convenient portability and storage in the included carrying case, which protects the headphone and your accessories when you’re on the go.
The following Bose headphones and headsets are compatible with the Apple devices listed below: FreeStyle earbuds, Bose MIE2i Mobile headset, QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones, QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones, QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones, Bose SIE2i sport headphones and SoundTrue headphones.
- iPhone 3GS and newer
- iPod Touch 2nd Generation and newer
- iPod classic - 2009 (120GB and 160GB)
- iPod Nano 4th Generation and newer
- iPod Shuffle 3rd and 4th Generation
- iPad (all versions)
- 2009 models or later of Mac computers
iPhone, iPod, iPod touch, iPod nano, iPod classic, iPod shuffle, iPad, MacBook and MacBook Air are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries.
Note: Full controls may not be available for some Apple products. The remote and mic are supported only by iPod nano (4th generation and later), iPod classic (120GB, 160GB), iPod touch (2nd generation and later), iPhone (3GS and later), iPad (all versions) and 2009 models or later of Mac computers. The remote is supported by iPod shuffle (3rd generation and later). Audio is supported by all iPod models. Requires latest iPod software.
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|Best For||Noise cancelling, music and calls||Noise cancelling, music and calls||Music and calls||Music and calls||Music and calls|
|Inline remote with volume, answer/end functions plus music control for selected iPod, iPad and iPhone models|
|Detachable audio cable|
|Noise cancelling technology|
|TriPort Acoustic Technology|
|Omnidirectional inline microphone|
|Compatibility||iPhone and selected Apple devices||iPhone and selected Apple devices||iPhone and selected Apple devices||iPhone and selected Apple devices||Bluetooth devices|
|Case/bag||Carrying case||Carrying case||Carrying case||Carrying case||Drawstring bag|
|Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (charger included)||Lithium-ion battery; charges with included USB cable|
QuietComfort 15 headphones
Bose QC 15 remote and microphone cable for select Apple products
Detachable audio cable
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Top Customer Reviews
Audiophiles who want noise mitigation tend to go for the passive attenuation used with IEMs (in-ear monitors, like the sort that performers wear on stage). I have some Shure IEMs, and they are very good at blocking out external noise, but at the cost of inserting something into your ear canal. Worse, in an environment such as a plane, you are often interrupted and have to pull them out of your ear canal, meaning that you have to keep struggling with refitting. (Yes, you can get a microphone unit to avoid this, but that's pretty inconvenient in itself.) Let's not even talk about earwax!
The Bose headphones are very easy to move and replace, so what you lose in absolute attenuation is more than offset by convenience.
The attenuation itself is very good. Without noise cancelling turned on, the headphones do a good job of muffling the external world, but when you turn it on there is a clear "silencing" effect. I haven't tested other noise cancelling headphones, but from reading reviews I'd say that it's pretty clear that Bose are technically the best and - even though these headphones will not silence the external world or even come clear to it - once you actually start playing music your brain tends to go along with the process and exclude any distracting noises that might make it past the active cancelling.Read more ›
Anyway - on to the review. I did a lot of research on these headphones, and in my opinion you can't go wrong. WhatHiFi gave them a "Best noise-cancelling headphones Award", so they must be pretty good. Granted, they're not flashy and if you're looking for something like that (with mediocre sound quality) you'd best go for the Beats. However, Bose have kept to their standards with this fantastic pair of headphones. It comes with a hard-shell carrying case, perfect for throwing in a bag and for storing them safely. They also include two separate audio cables (as the cable is detachable), one includes an in-line microphone and button set which is compatible with Apple devices and some select Android handsets, the other cable is just a standard one. As Bose always seems to advertise this product for the airline traveler, they include an airline adapter, but I must admit they fit very well in all normal situations!
The sound isolation is very good. I was able to block out the vast majority of outside and ambient noise. I've tested them in a car as well and they worked amazingly well. If you've never had noise isolation/cancelling headphones before, it might take a while for your ears to become adjusted to it - but I suffered no problems with this.
All in all, a fantastic product and a fantastic buy at any price!
Do you want great sound quality?
Do you want them to be comfortable?
Do you want the best Noise cancelling available?
If the answer to all the above is yes, then you have to buy these head phones - it's that simple.
There are various combinations of yes and no answers to the above for all the other headphones on the market, but none that does everything as well as these.
I didn't want to spend this much money, I tried other headphones but ended up returning them to the shop as they either didn't cancel noise or were damn uncomfortable.
Amazon won't like this bit - don't buy them from here, buy them from a Bose shop - you get a month to play with them and if they don't do exactly what they promise, take them back within a month, no questions asked.
I tried several headphones at this price point and the Harmon Kardon at over £300 and honestly, these have the best, most balanced sound and with a really good sound-stage for making you music sound 'spatial', like surround sound...
The noise cancelling is fantastic, all background and ambient sound is removed - if it struggles in anyway, it's with blocking out someone speaking - it takes it right down to a muffled whisper, but I'd be lying if I said it deletes it all together - but this IS when there is NO MUSIC playing though - put music on even quietly and all noise vanishes...
If like me, you've tried to find cheaper noise cancelling headphones and been disappointed by everything except these Bose headphones and had to give in to the significant price tag - but still felt like you'd got value for money, click the helpful button!
Just took these on a flight for the first time. Worth.Every.Penny! Cut out all of the drone and roar of the wind and the engines and left me sitting in peace and quiet. Happy Days!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very effective for mid to low frequency noise cancellation, but being enclosed, my ears tended to get sweaty after an hour...Published 11 days ago by Mr G.
Brilliant headphones. I used them for years traveling back and forth to work (air travel) Only con was the customer service. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Outdoor Gent
Fake! When they eventually broke I could not return them to Amazon as the return period was over. After sending them to Bose for repair, I am now told that they are counterfeit!Published 3 months ago by I. Datson
Absolute bargin, these wife canceling head phones really work well. At last some peace and quiet. I am very happy !!Published 3 months ago by John B
Not cheap but a life-saver on long haul flights (which is what it was designed for) - it really does make a difference and in fact the silence when you turn on the noise... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mr. John Butler
Amazing product. Best headphones I've ever owned. And they really do cancel noise outPublished 4 months ago by Daz
Amazing sound quality, blocks out most sound, unless its way to loud.Published 4 months ago by kirk sparnenn