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Bose ® QuietComfort ® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones - Black/Silver

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  • 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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Product details

Colour Name: Black/Silver
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 22.2 x 7 cm ; 209 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 658 g
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  • Batteries 1 AAA batteries required.
  • Item model number: 370509-0010
  • ASIN: B0054JJ0QW
  • Date first available at 1 July 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (335 customer reviews)
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About Bose

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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Case/bag Carrying case Carrying case Carrying case Carrying case Drawstring bag
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (charger included) SHB 4000/10 Lithium-ion battery; charges with included USB cable

Box Contains

QuietComfort 15 headphones
Bose QC 15 remote and microphone cable for select Apple products
Detachable audio cable
Carrying case
AAA battery
Airline adapter

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Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

672 of 684 people found the following review helpful By Sordel TOP 500 REVIEWER on 11 Jan. 2012
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Read around on the internet and you will find a fairly reliable consensus emerging on Bose noise-cancelling headphones. Audiophiles tend to hate them, because they are expensive but have low fidelity (compared to headphones in their price bracket); people who buy them purely for noise-cancelling tend to like them, and even think that they sound pretty good.


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.
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Bose have engineered a very clever pair of headphones here, they are quite a few years old but no product can match it's capabilities. The price of the headphones are higher than what most would be prepared to pay, however there is a justification for this. At a retail price of 259 pounds, no matter where you look; the price of a Bose product will always be the same.

The headphone feels and looks very smart, constructed of high quality plastics which are reasonably strong. The leather and padding of the headband is very comfortable, the same applies for the leather ear cups filled with memory foam. The leather is of a high quality and is very durable, meaning that you could get away with using the headphones for extreme periods of time without having to replace the leather or padding. My previous Bose headphones: Bose AE2 had tear in its ear pad leather due to accidental damage; however I got on to bose and told them what had happened and they replaced both ear pieces- free of charge! I must say Bose's customer service is very helpful and will deal with your questions/issues swiftly. The carrying case is very durable too, meaning when you put them in the case; the case will take a good battering without effecting the headphones.

Noise cancellation:
These headphones are known to be the top of it's class in this department. What Hi-Fi and many other critics magazines will say the same, to this day; even now on the 17th of July 2014 no product has yet been able to match it's noise cancellation powers. I will say the noise cancellation will leave you amazed. It is literally one of the most amazing feelings you can possibly receive. We've all been in a position where the environment around us is noisy, and is getting in the way of your personal audio experience.
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77 of 81 people found the following review helpful By Dylan Brown on 25 Dec. 2011
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I managed to snatch a pair of these headphones when Amazon was offering a slight price reduction, just short of £230 if my memory proves right. However, like all Bose products, whatever store you go to, it's going to be the same price.

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!
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