• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredible product, worth every penny.

    • Written by from Liskeard

    I was fortunate enough to be in the USA when I first listened to and subsequently bought these headphones (which saved me ~£100!). Easily one of the best accessories I've ever bought for any device. The sound is crisp, with amazing treble and, especially when I turn up the bass, great depth and clarity. As well as this, the noise-reduction is astounding. In any environment, they will complete isolate external noise, leaving you to enjoy the music. Finally, they are supremely comfortable to wear, even for extended journeys of 4-5 hours. Amazing product.

    92 of 98 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing - Highly Recommended!

    • Written by from Isleworth

    I was originally a bit skeptical about wether to spend £300 on a pair of headphones, but after testing these at the Apple store I can honestly say that you really do get what you pay for. Once you put on the headphones (even without music playing) all the surrounding sound just disappears so you can fully focus on the music you are playing. Amazing quality, and they are very comfortable on the ears.

    I would highly recommend these to anyone

    76 of 83 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    amazing

    • Written by from YORK

    the best headphones I have ever used, well worth the money!

    63 of 73 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Happy Days Indeed

    • Written by from EAST GRINSTEAD

    A simple review of an outstanding pair of headphones.

    Build Quality - Excellent, high end materials, solid connections, soft ear pads, sturdy & light

    Sound - Strong base, not too over dominant, clear treble with great acoustics. They really do bring your music to life, combine them with some ear drops (joke!) & you will hear things in your music you never heard before.

    Noise Cancellation - Brilliant, much improved on the already excellent QC3's

    Fit - Very comfortable, as with anything, they take a little getting used to but after a very short time they fit like a glove, so to speak.

    Value for Money - Personally, I think they are an absolute bargain. I believe they are increasing in price by £20 from £279.95 to £299.95 (they are the higher price in Bose stores already) so you may want to grab a pair before they do go up.

    Summary - Great headphones with brilliant build quality, amazing sound, excellent value for money, very comfortable fit, what more could you want!? Buy them, I did & i'm exceptionally happy otherwise there is no way in this world I would have sat & typed this review ;-)

    41 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superior To All

    • Written by from Ipswich

    As an avid music lover from old skool hip hop to metal.
    And as a Producer.
    These headphones are excellent, quality and clarity all the way.
    I have used many headphones including beats (which are awful),
    Bose never fail, I can hear all the music, it's as if the artist is in room.
    Yes they are expensive but You want quality....well....no explanation needed.

    34 of 37 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful but could be so much better

    • Written by from Dublin

    I have had loads of different headphones some good and some not so good, but recently I've pushed the boat out and treated myself to a pair of Bose QuietComfort15. Expensive? Yes extremely, but hey, this is a serious brand so what do you expect... They look great and they come in a really beautiful protective carry case which is important if like me you are a frequent flier.
    When you put these headphones on they are extremely comfortable and they feel and sound great as you might expect. They even include a really cool iPhone cable accessory.
    So what's the problem, I hear you ask..? Well two issues really. Firstly while the noise cancellation feature is wonderful the actual sound leakage is terrible. Sometimes I wear these headphones in bed while my wife is reading with the light on, but she keeps asking me to turn them down even if the volume isn't that high. It was only when I asked her to try them on that I could clearly hear the problem. The sound leaks VERY badly indeed. Secondly its fine if you're sitting down but try walking outdoors with these headphones and there quite noisy, you can hear a lot more than just your music. I have a pair of Sony MDR-NC40 noise cancelling headphones which cost € 100 euro (less than a third of the Bose price) and Which? Magazine say DON'T BUY but to be honest they sound and feel just as good as the Bose
    I'm a bit disappointed, but hey…I still love them, and I would recommend them if you've loads of spare cash..I really wish I could have given them more stars

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Noise cancelling in an office environment

    • Written by from Brabrand

    I work with computer programming in an open office with 15 people. I'm very sensitive to noise and it often breaks my concentration when people are speaking nearby in the office.

    I'm now using the Bose QuietComfort 15 when I need to concentrate, and it has exceeded my expectations:
    Monotone noise like computers and ventilation is completely removed.
    Non-monotone noise like people talking is severely reduced - much better than the industrial ear-muffs I had been using before. If I play music at a low volume I can completely drown out the rest of the office sounds.

    Using the QuietComfort as a headset with iPhone or Skype took some getting used to because the microphone input isn't echoed in the headphones so I don't hear my own voice as load as I'm used to, but the sound quality plus blocking out the office noise makes this my best headset ever. It's like having your own noise insulated phone booth when taking a call.

    The fact that the sound quality when listening to music is an order of magnitude better than any other headphones i own is just an added bonus.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely superb, but almost too good...

    • Written by from Ferwig

    I bought these today from the Apple Store and winced slightly as I keyed in my PIN, but as soon as I plugged them in, any misgivings were gone.
    To feel as if I was in the concert hall when listening to Karajan's 1969 remarkable interpretation of Beethoven's triple concerto with Oistrakh, Rostropovich and Richter; that alone made these headphones worth the money. The sound quality is remarkable, and to put a price on such clarity, fidelity and subtlety seems almost churlish.
    These headphones will, however, expose the limitations of your music library. You'll regret being parsimonious with your bit-rates; MP3s don't really have the depth and richness these cans will want to bring out, even at 256 and higher. You'll want to go back to your CDs and re-rip them in a lossless codec to appreciate the rich sonorous bass, the beautifully balanced mid-tones and the clear, airy trebles. Hang the disc-space - if you love your music you'll be smitten by these headphones and will want to do them justice.
    They do show up the differences between different pieces of hardware, too; my iPod Classic has a more attenuated sound than my iPhone 4, while the Macbook lies somewhere in between Who would have thought that, after years of searching, I'd find something approaching audio heaven with a telephone? Funny old world.
    Your mileage may vary, of course, and while the overture to Rheingold can be felt as much as heard, with the amazing E flat drone insinuating itself into the very bones of your skull, a piece of hip-hop or house may find these headphones lacking.
    Me though; I'm one very happy bunny.

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING

    • Written by from ashford

    These really are the best headphones money can buy. They satisfy in every way!

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    There is no better way to fly!

    • Written by from Hellerup

    I am a frequent flyer, and have tried multiple headphones - for traveling purposes - before these from Bose, and finally i found what i was looking for. They are excellent for travel and sounds amazing. The reason i only rate this as 4 star product is that i don't feel they are as comfortable when you are out on the streets walking.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Reading

    Upgraded to these from a set of Sennheiser PXC350 headphones. Honestly these are great. Much better clarity, much better isolation and a bit more comfortable too. I had always previously had something against Bose products, always feeling they had boosted bass. Yet these are great on everything from Enya to Pendulum. Thoroughly recommended.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Halves journey times

    • Written by from Wembley

    Many hours of travel every week, the bulk of which are of the tube. As soon as that little green light turns on, it just gets peaceful. The majority of the background noise disappears. The conversations around you are reduced. The spill over of other peoples' music is eliminated. You have a much nicer journey. When they are on they are snug, very comfortable, and in wintry weather warm!
    It's not perfect. Walking with them makes for a thudding in your ears.
    Overall, even with the hefty price tag, this is a beautiful product.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely amazing!!!

    • Written by from Stonehaven

    They may be expensive, but these headphones are worth every penny. The noise cancelling is just out of this world. They really do eliminate the ambient noise and allow me to fully focus on coursework. They are very comfortable to wear and provide excellent sound quality. The headphones feel solid and have a nice feel to them. Very good build quality. The carrying case is prefect for them as well, looking the part as well as providing excellent protection.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect!

    • Written by from Chelmsford

    These headphones are almost perfect!

    The noise cancelling is amazing and when music is playing you can't hear anything. When music stops or is quiet there is sometimes some sound intrusion.

    My only gripe with this product is it's sometimes lacking a bit of bass. It's not terrible but as volume increases from around 60% treble and midrange increases, but some bass frequencies don't.

    The sounds quality of the headphones is excellent and as such you do notice a big difference between 128k and 320k songs, so make sure music on your device is high quality.

    For the money it would have been nice to have a rechargeable battery and charger to save replacing the batteries and probably would have paid a little more for this feature.

    The interchangeable cables are handy and I'm just hoping/waiting for Bose to make a wireless module!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great until you walk

    • Written by from St Albans

    I wanted a pair of these for ages so finally took the plunge. They are great when you're sat still on a plane or train.

    Unfortunately, most people who walk from their home to the station each morning don't want a separate pair of expensive headphones when they've just spent £279 on this set. You can feel every single footstep you take reverberate around your head; a real disappointment on a premium product such as this.

    For comfort and sound and noise cancelling when sat motionless, they are awesome; I just think headphones at such a hideous cost should be perfect in all other settings, too.

    35 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome QC15 + apple remote

    • Written by from Bath

    I have bought those a while ago I was very pleased with them the sound quality and noise cancelling (I have used them in really extreme cases, e.g. race track or engine testing bay's and they have really reduced the noise much better then the industrial ear mufflers)

    Recently I have bought the Bose Apple Remote for them, to my surprise it not only works with the iPad and iPhone but also with my Mac air, I can change songs and adjust the volume fantastic and highly recommend!

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    • Written by from Milton keynes

    I have been looking for a long time for some headphones, i have looked at them all from in ear to over head $40 to $300 and after trying these i was hooked. i have had them for two weeks now and can honestly say they are amazing. For pure audio quality they can not be beaten. Put them on and turn on and you can tell you have something special, they cancel out all noise. You can try any type of music on these and they make it more enjoyable then ever before and i have a bose set up at home. Eminem to classic, they are special. I was caught between these and the beats audio studio, they both sounded great but for all round sound not just bass these are the ones, also the build quality are so much better.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Headphones

    • Written by from Clontarf

    I took the plunge on these headphones about a month ago , and have never looked back. The previous "QC3" headphones I purchased five years ago were amazing, and are still in full working order today. The Quiet Comfort 15 Headphones from Bose are simply a masterpiece. They utilize both active and passive noise canceling technologies which eliminate almost every background noise. They are unparalleled with any other product in the market. and are " Bose's best performing headphones ". Put them on, flick the power switch and you create a new world of your own for both you and your music. Packed with an extra "inline control & microphone cable" for use with Apple products. These headphones deliver a combination of noise reduction, audio performance and a comfortable fit unmatched in the industry.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best ever

    • Written by from Malmø

    The best headphones i have ever had.
    When this is said i think its to bad that you cant use them whit out turning on the noise cancelling funktion

    Of all the hi end headphones i have tried and owned they are fare by the best!!

    16 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very impressive sound

    • Written by from Hellerup

    I must join the herd of users - this is really a great product and by far the best sound I have ever experienced from a headset. Can highly recommend to all.

    6 of 6 people found this useful