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4.0 out of 5 stars
Simple Review - to the point, 19 April 2013
If you want the best noise cancelling quality (and perhaps comfort)then these are for you - period. If something else is more important to you then look elsewhere (price, looks, unbias sound profile).
If you search for 'best noise cancelling headphones' and then select the website of 'TopTen Reviews' - this should help you make your decision.
You can clearly see where the QC15s are rated on the scale and I think this is fair overall. There are loads of alternatives which, in each of their own way, will be 75%+ as good as the QC15 but for a fraction of the price so they deserve high merit. Unfortunately the QC15 best party piece is going to cost you.
The only thing I disagree with are the BEATs headphones - just please stay clear of these.
You are buying the quality, name and research which has gone into these headphones.
It's the same as anyone who has tried to justify buying an Apple product, arguably overpriced - but boy do they deliver on what they are supposed to do.
- They are expensive but ARE the best noise cancelling headphones you can buy. - and this is the no1 reason to buy them. If something else is your top priority then choose the best one for that particular feature.
- Not a pure sound profile - quite bass biased but I think this reduces the need for an amp, and creates quite a satisfying listening experience. You would not buy active noise cancelling headphones if you wanted the most true sound? The quality will always be lost. I think the powerful bass might even be Bose's little cheat to help with the overall noise cancellation too....
- The build 'feel' is somewhat on the 'cheap' side but this does not take away from the clear thought that has been put into these. It is still very strong, lightweight, flexible, soft ear cups, comfortable to wear for hours.