• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    sound leakage

    • Written by from London

    i must say the sound quality and noise cancellation is very good but the worst part is the sound leakage even at 75% sound they leak out too much of sound . i did not expect this bose at least. spending this much of money is not worth because of sound leakage because it is too much. feeling very sad seeing the amount of sound leakage.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Haters Be Hatin'

    • Written by from Ilkley

    I'm a big BOSE fan, always have been. I am fortunate enough have a Bose home cinema, a Bose companion 5 attached to my iMac and a few sets of headphones. The reality is guys you get what you pay for. Like anything, some people prefer Ben and Jerry's to super market branded ice cream but it's all about three factors, personal taste, preference and expectation. Yes, BOSE are expensive but how much does the technology cost to develop? It's like moaning about the cost of a Ferrari when compared to a Fiat500? The technology, the research and the materials are often far superior. These QC15i's are mega. The best headphones I've ever had. I personally have a little trouble with the inner ear equalisation when the noise cancellation engages but once the music starts it goes quite quickly. The quality of the brown ones is fantastic, they look great, feel great and sound fantastic. If £300 is too expensive, they why are you even looking at this range in the first place. I would recommended for enthusiasts alike, serious music heads and those who suffer medically with hearing related disorders.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Deep pockets?

    • Written by from Fort Smith

    Hype...that's the word. Step on a plane and most of the well-heeled folks up front will be wearing these like some kind of status badge.....
    But....hear this folks....deaden the sound of the jet rumble - YES. Sound out the frequent turbulence announcements - NO, block out screaming kids - NO.
    Now then, foam earplugs do all of the above, for $1
    Want to listen to some quality music reproduction (sorry iPhone/iPod users, you're missing out...unless you are 'pre-amped out' to a DAC/Amp) then forget these and invest in some quality earuds/cans and hear music as it was meant to be heard, NOT Bose style...muddy, ill defined bass, no midrange and recessed treble....music for the masses, oh well......

    4 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent if your a tube traveller or just want quiet environment

    • Written by from Barkingside

    I'm a Londoner so the morning commute on the tube is quite loud and the noise cancelling is the best I've ever experienced, even without music, just turn on and noise such as air movement/speech/machine noise are totally removed.

    Fit 9/10, as the ear get tucked in the ear muff
    Weight is just bang in the middle and feels 9/10
    Noise leakage... Yes but who cares, but not too bad ... But you may disturb person next to you (in a library) if music Is on max so 7/10
    Value.... Worth every penny if it had built in battery and anti tangle wire... 8/10
    Build quality 9/10

    Movies feel like 5.1 surround sound (if supported), where your can hear and feel as it was actually flying past for example game of thrones battle scenes you hear the surrounding sword clashes/arrows flying past in our head flying past from behind your head to the front (if that makes sense)

    One thing it lacks ... Is the apple quality, feels like samsung (plastic)... I mean your paying £300 at least give me anti tangle (that silicone feel) wires rather than plastic and a rechargeable built in battery... But after all us said it is the best headphones in this price and worth the full 5 stars even with its 1 or 2 downside.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Headphones in the market !!!

    • Written by from Birmingham

    At the beginning., i thought its a bit expensive., but i have always trusted bose for their comfort and crisp/clear sound. These headphones just goes beyond my expectations., noise cancellation is perfect. Well Done Bose.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Hilversum

    had a pair of these 1yr ago..they are trully amazing in every aspect..i listening in all music genre including rock and metal..they sound's crisp, clear, and excellent bass! you'll get what you pay for!!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Headphones on the store

    • Written by from Leicester

    I got myself a pair of these a few days ago and I can't take them off my head! The quality is unbelievable. When listening to songs I've listened to many times before, I notice different elements of the tune that I have never noticed before due to the super quality and amazing noise cancelling technology. They are a great all rounder for every genre out there!

    So if you're looking for a great pair of headphones, look no further..

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply the best

    • Written by from hull

    Best headphones I've ever had!, had headphones that cost more and these still come out tops.
    Very comfortable, expensive but worth every penny.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the best consumer products I have ever purchased

    • Written by from Chester

    Seriously, I am almost forty years old and I have owned a pair of these for nearly three years, they are superb. I unplug the cord and use them to cancel out the noise when I am vacuuming the house and they are great if you want to cancel out the TV in the lounge when someone else is watching it. The sound quality with music is very good, but not as good as dedicated headphones of a similar price, although on balance I would take a pair of these as they have much greater utility.

    4 of 7 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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

  • 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 ;-)

    42 of 43 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

    29 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from nr Harlech

    The Bose QuietComfort 12 Noise Cancelling headphones are the best headphones on the market at the moment, they look quality and feel like quality and the best part is when you turn them on and blast your tunes. You cant hardly hear anything else in the room only your music and in my opinion you can enjoy your music much more like this. They come with a great case and also sound great. I would recommend them to anyone

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic sound

    • Written by from Skive

    I have had mine for 3 mounth now and I use them every day. Super cool!

    2 of 6 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

    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

  • 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

    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

  • 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