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Mobility Digest Review: Bose QuietComfort 15 Headphones

bose-qc15-review-2I’ve been looking at getting these headphones for a really long time, and I had made up my mind on my last flight to CA that I would get the  Bose QuietComfort 15 Headphones before I fly again. I’m sitting on an airplane right now with these things on and they are simply incredible. Even before you connect them to an audio source, they almost completely remove the sound of the engines, the air flow over the chassis, and the other ambient noise, yet still allow you to hear someone talking to you. But what I love most about them is how they perform with audio. I watched 3 movies with the volume just under 50% and didn’t miss a word. They’re crystal clear in voice and bass, and performed flawlessly when the action got intense. A stewardess asked me a question and I removed the headphones after about 2 hours of use and was incredibly surprised at how loud the cabin actually was!

Bose QuietComfort 15 Headphones are $299, which is a lot of money for a pair of headphones, even ones that have active noise cancellation, but after trying a few other models from Sony and other big name brands, the quality of the audio can’t be beat.  The build quality also seems to be top notch the ear cups and head band are covered in a very nice leather like material and are extremely comfortable to wear for long periods of time (I’ve had them on for over 5 hours and they feel just
as good as the moment I first put them on).


Bose QuietComfort 15 Headphones come with a nice zip-up carrying case with a standard 3.5mm cable that you can use with any audio source, an airplane connector adaptor, and a special cable for iPhone, iPad, iPod or MacBook connections which includes a remote for volume, play/pause, and forward/reverse controls. They are powered by a single AAA battery (included) and can be used with out any cables at all if you’re simply looking for noise cancellation. Also included with the headphones, and placed inside their carrying case are a handful of information cards which have the model number and a website link to give to people if they ask you about the headphones. And as silly as that might sound at first, this is the first time I’ve ever used these and I already gave one to the guy sitting next to me.


I highly recommend the Bose QuietComfort 15 Headphones if you’re on the go, constantly in a loud environment, or just want to enjoy quality sound without interruption.