• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, But!

    • Written by from Warwick

    These headphone produce good sound and have an excellent noise cancelling effect. I do not fly anymore without noise cancelling headphones. The first pair I bought where the first made by Bose, I loved them but after some time the black fabric covering that goes around the ear started flaking off into tiny bits. These bits got on everything and in my ears. I had to stop using them. Bose made some updates to these and I decided to give them another try and got another pair. The same thing happened. I will not give Bose a third chance.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ears Block

    • Written by from Thousand Oaks

    My ears block whenever I put on these headsets, worse than high altitude. Very large headset, falls backwards. I have a fairly small head, Bose headphones always seem to fall off.

    1 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Soul of sound lost

    • Written by from 港区

    This headphone destroys the soul of audio, i.e. alters it considerably beyond the point I could enjoy. Drums do not sound like drum, piano does not sound like piano, violin treble sound sadly dull. I do not know what they do with DSP (digital signal processing) but in effect, the music does not sound as it should be.Although I am not an audiophile, sound difference between Bose QC15 and either PSB M4U2 Noise cancelling headphones or AKG K550 closed back headphones. PSB and AKG do a great job in replicating the sound from the instrument accurately.

    Besides, for the price, the build quality is abysmal. I could not find any other headphones except cheap sub $10 Chinese ones that badly made. The cable is so thin, which made me worry how long they would last, had I kept them.

    Purely speaking of noise cancelling aspect, it did and good job. Still, I could hear some white noise when there is no music is playing. It was comfortable to wear, but like other around the ear headphones, I sweat a bit from ears, when wearing for long time.

    I should also note a friend of mine who also tested the same copy of headphone felt the white noise a bit creepy and felt uncomfortable with the air pressure change when putting on the headphones.

    Although I found the noise cancelling and comfort good, it failed in it's primary function, sound quality.

    Thanks to the good return policy, I could return the product and get the refund. For anyone who wants to give a try for this headphone, I recommend to buy with 30 day money back guarantee.

    2 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Noise Cancelling Always On; No Audio Without Battery

    • Written by from Saint-Hubert

    This is one really comfortable headphone but they come with a few drawbacks that really break the experience for me. If you don't have a charged battery your headphones are just dead weight. You cannot turn off the noise cancelling. It's either on or you can't hear anything at all. It's a shame really.

    26 of 36 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what I expected

    • Written by from Rochester

    My wife and I are planning a trip to Thailand soon so I figured these headphones would be a great thing to get for the trip. After buying my wife the new I pad and myself getting the Mac book air I added 2 pairs of these headphones to the order.

    I will admit the sound is very good in these headphones. However when you turn them on I got a uncomfortable feeling in my ears. It almost felt like when you are high up in a plane and your ears are about to pop. I figured okay maybe its just a one time thing and I will try them again. Every time I turned the headphones on I got a uncomfortable feeling. What makes matters worse is that you have to buy batteries for them in order for them to work. So whatever they are using to make the noise reduction it had a bad side effect for my ears.

    I have a lot of products from Bose(computer speakers, wave radio) but this is the first time I was not happy with one of their products. So after about a week of denial and trying to talk myself into keeping them I brought them back.

    22 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worthy as Price.

    • Written by from gujranwala

    I got a set of these headphone.Sound quality is good but headphones are too expensive.normal bass not good or great bass and bass is not deeper too.The bass of my 10$ A4TECH in ear Headphones is deeper than it.Comfortable and sound Quality is Good.It should not more than 100$.

    8 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    cheap materials will cost you for years...buy sennheiser, klipsch, or polk

    • Written by from malvern

    I bought Sennheiser PXC 450 after years of replacing parts on the Bose. Bose materials are as cheap as you can find on any sound canceling headphones. For such a premium price you'd think they could provide a cord better than a $19.95 pair of cheap headphones. Don't waste your money.

    141 of 170 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Sicklerville

    I use these ONLY for air travel. So I have used them 10 Times over 1 1/2 years.
    The wire that attaches to the battery opening device came off. Now I have to pay $90 for a replacement pair! I think it is outrageous. Nothing should break after 10 times and cost $90. to replace.

    I will NEVER buy any BOSE product again. I have been a long time BOSE buyer.

    33 of 70 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Yeah but...

    • Written by from Prairie du Sac

    Have you people tried the noise-cancelling earbuds from Apple? SOOO much better sound quality, more convenient, and one heck of a lot cheaper.

    22 of 124 people found this useful