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Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones - Black/Silver

by Bose
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (244 customer reviews)

Price: 259.96 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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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: 19 x 7.6 x 16.5 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: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (244 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.

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Fit In-ear In-ear Around-ear On-ear
Detachable audio cable SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10
Custom colour/finish options SHB 4000/10
Acoustic Noise Cancelling technology Advanced Advanced Advanced High-performing
TriPort acoustic technology SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10
Aware mode SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10
Plays music even when battery is depleted SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10
Phone calling
Omnidirectional inline microphone SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10
Compatibility Selected Apple devices Android, BlackBerry and Windows phones Selected Apple devices Selected Apple devices
Carry case/bag Soft case Soft case Hard case Hard case
Fold-flat ear cups SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10
Inflight adapter Optional accessory Optional accessory SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10
Battery type Rechargeable Rechargeable AAA Rechargeable
Battery charger included SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10
Weight 44 g 44 g 207.5 g 159 g

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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54 of 54 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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576 of 586 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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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Headphones 5 May 2012
Colour Name:Black/Silver
These headphones are expensive but one of the best purchases I've ever made. In any environment where there's some sort of background noise - you pop them on for a couple of minutes - when you take them off there's a deafening roar... These really work, could never go back to anything less - plus the usual crystal clear Bose sound
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89 of 96 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pricey, but worth it 8 Nov 2011
Colour Name:Black/Silver
I have had this product for almost a year now. I don't use it a huge amount and I hardly fly anywhere (which I think is one of Bose's key markets for this product). However, whenever I use this product I am always impressed.

I use this product in my office to cut down the surrounding noise, and also when I am working in noisy server rooms. I suppose a server room is a similar sort of "thrum" as you would get on a plane. It won't totally stop sudden noises (for example fireworks), but it will reduce the volume of them considerably.

In short I think this product is excellent - it takes an oppressive, tiring environment and turns it into easily bearable near-silence.

I find them fairly comfortable, but I see how some people would feel that they were putting pressure on their ears. I think this is an area where you just have to see how it affects you. They do make your ears a little sweaty after a while, but you will find that both of these situations occur with any closed back headphone. I suppose the answer is to take them off for a couple of minutes every half an hour - which can only be good for you.

In terms of sound quality, I am used to high end hi-fi at home (so I know what I am listening for), and yes, these headphones would be beaten by an equivalent-priced pair of Sennheisers or Grados. However, they produce a very good overall sound that I don't think anyone should really complain about. Remember, you are buying these headphones because you want to isolate the outside and have a bit of tranquility for yourself - so why would you want to replace that outside noise with thumping heavy bass?

I think Bose deserves two thumbs up for this product - technically they are well thought out (they even have a nice slim 3.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good for Classical music.
I bought for an air journey. Sure, they are expensive but for me worth the money because they really cut out the noise. Read more
Published 3 hours ago by B. R. Hill
5.0 out of 5 stars Wwoooowwwww!!!!!
I bought this particular product this very afternoon and to say I was delighted to the point of arousal would still not sufficiently express the delight I currently feel as I... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Nasty El Haggiero Canasta
5.0 out of 5 stars An investment which paid off
I love it. I can revise in peace and silence. Comfy headphones and silent from the external world. Perfect Investment.
Published 4 days ago by Aman
1.0 out of 5 stars Important please read before buying Bose Headphones
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Published 8 days ago by martin morrell
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good (and they should be at this price)
I bought these hoping they would help me work (I'm a computer programmer) in a crowded office full of noisy extroverts. Read more
Published 13 days ago by HedgeHacker
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I purchased a pair of these recently and unfortunately they didn't last more than 48 hours before they were returned. Read more
Published 14 days ago by AmazonSpender
5.0 out of 5 stars Bose QC15
Great for long flights, great for excluding office background noise when marking, overall the best headphones I have ever bought> I have tried cheaper, but now converted solidy... Read more
Published 21 days ago by Gordon Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny if you fly long haul
I visit friends at least once a year who live in California. The 9 hour flight would be unthinkable without my QC15s. On a recent flight I watched 4 films outbound,2 inbound. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Robert Nutton
1.0 out of 5 stars Try before buy
This is definitely the case when you must try before buy. These Bose headphones active noise cancelling can make you really sick and basically cause nausea, dizziness and headache. Read more
Published 1 month ago by tdebug
5.0 out of 5 stars Top quality headphones !
Really pleased with these headphones as they are so comfy & the noise cancelling works great & the sound is good . Read more
Published 1 month ago by Neil
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