Bowers & Wilkins P5 or Bose QC3?

Bowers & Wilkins P5 or Bose QC3?

I have 4 to 6 10 hour flights a year, so I want a pair of headphones that work at home and on the plane. They also need to last a while since I don't plan on replacing them for a while.

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Bowers & Wilkins P5 Mobile Headphones

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    So I'd have to say go with the P5's. I bought the QC15's first and had them for about 2 weeks, and while they are extremely comfortable and do a good job canceling low frequency uni-tone sound like jet rumbling or outdoor ambient noise, they don't cancel out voices or babies crying-- which, since I'm a student and I fly a lot, is imperative for me. Also, the sound quality is far superior in the P5's, they're extremely natural sounding and very comfortable. They don't formally cancel noise like the QC's do, but the noise isolation technology ensures that at a reasonably safe volume I can't hear a word anyone says, and on plane flights they do a fairly good job of isolating the music and at least muffling the sound of the plane without necessarily canceling it the way the QC's do. Once I exchanged my QC's for the P5's I didn't think twice once.

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  • I've had a lot of Bose products, yes their noise cancellation is decent. But the quality is poor and getting worse. I love the p5's and the sound quality is amazing.

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  • if you want the better noise cancelling, go bose QC 15. its at the same price as B&W. =) i got my bose QC 15 and its great especially when travelling. cancels out all the annoying sounds.( baby crying! plane noise!) and yeah its pretty comfortable + good sound quality.

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