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Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones - Black/Silver

by Bose
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (274 customer reviews)

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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

  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 22.2 x 7 cm ; 209 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
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  • Batteries 1 AAA batteries required.
  • Item model number: 60935
  • ASIN: B0054JJ0QW
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 July 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (274 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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Detachable audio cable SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10
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TriPort Acoustic Technology SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10
Omnidirectional inline microphone SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10
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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

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69 of 69 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Product - well worth the money! 25 Dec 2011
Colour Name:Black/Silver|Verified Purchase
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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610 of 620 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Horses for Courses 11 Jan 2012
By Sordel TOP 500 REVIEWER
Colour Name:Black/Silver
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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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life changing. 15 Jan 2014
Colour Name:Black/Silver|Verified Purchase
I never thought I'd call a gadget "life-changing". It sounds like the hyperbole of intelligence-insulting marketing. But I think it's fair to call these headphones just that.

I have a middlingly horrible commute through central London in my working week. An hour each way on two of the Tube's busiest lines. All the research shows that commutes over 45 minutes significantly overall life satisfaction. But now, most days I look forward to this commute, thanks to these headphones. The noise-cancelling is good enough to turn the grimmest part of my week into a couple of hours of self-indulgence, of proper concentration on the music and audiobooks I love.

Then, in my highly distracting open-plan office, I listen to hours of music, or recordings of background noise like birdsong and rivers to help concentrate and block out colleagues' conversations. Sometimes I just have the near-silence of the noise-cancelling. Although earplugs can do this for just a few pence, they represent a passive aggressive rebuke to everyone around you that will give you a reputation as an angry loner. By contrast the headphones mean you can pass yourself of as someone who just really likes his or her music. Such things are important.

So, five out of seven days in my week have now been improved significantly by theheadphones. Life changing by any measure.

It's important to point out that the noise-cancelling does not totally block out the sound of a rattling train or most other intrusive noise. But it's equally important to try the phones properly, for at least an hour, before making your judgment. Having shelled out over two hundred quid you may get annoyed to hear any background noise over your music when out and about.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Expensive and very, very good.
I read umpteen reviews of these and other headphones before taking the plunge and spending this much money. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Peter Warne
5.0 out of 5 stars Really super.
Really super, just lovely. I work in a busy open plan office, and using these headphones really help me create a sense of peace so I can concentrate and be more effective. Read more
Published 5 days ago by W. Merrifield
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Great for if you travel a lot. Bass is a bit lame but noise cancelling out weighs that.
Published 8 days ago by THOMAS FLYNN
5.0 out of 5 stars Taking away low-frequency sounds, Master Class sound
The noisecanceling is taking out every low sounds, and it is so amazing :)
I cannot describe how good the sound is, it is really something! Read more
Published 9 days ago by N. Jacobsen
5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting headphones, Worth every penny if you want a quality...
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. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Michael
5.0 out of 5 stars Cheap buy!
Bought one in AbuDhabi for 208 Sterling Pounds! (conversion)
Noise cancellation feature is amazing.
Published 14 days ago by Pen Name
5.0 out of 5 stars Bose- good but not with the window open
Good hifi audio sound, noise canceling works very well. Only takes one aaa battery which lasts hours. Read more
Published 15 days ago by antscat
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent headphones.
Put simply, these are the best headphones I've ever used.

Put with some more detail, the sound quality is excellent, and it works well with a variety of distinctly... Read more
Published 15 days ago by A Sowerby
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, but expect people to make you jump
Incredible sound and draws you into games when playing on PC. Only downside is you don't hear people around you. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Daviddewisphotography
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for travelling.
I got mine a couple years ago from the Apple Store and paid about 350 for them. It was a lot of money to lay out for headphones but it was definitely worth it. Read more
Published 29 days ago by Andrew Stormont
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