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Bose Quiet Comfort Headphones

We review the latest Bose noise cancelling headphones — the Bose QuietComfort 15 — considered by many to be the industry gold standard for noise cancelling headphones.

After all, Bose pioneered noise cancelling technology and continues to lead the industry in this field.

About Bose

Dr. Amar G. Bose, a professor at MIT, founded the Bose Corporation in 1964. The company still lives by his philosophy to dedicate its time to strong and disciplined research to bring fantasy into reality.

Many children dream of what things may be, and within Bose their company grows by leaps and bounds in bringing those dreams alive. Without the spark behind the idea, there is murk and mire.

Always striving to be better, Bose has introduced the world to several innovative and groundbreaking inventions in the electronic audio field.

Since its birth, Bose Corporation has not only introduced the Bose noise cancelling headphones, but also professional sound equipment, bookshelf speakers, proprietary sound technologies, wireless audio and widescreen sound for computers. The company also dabbles in the automotive and aviation fields.

Bose QuietComfort 15 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Bose QuietComfort 15 Noise Cancelling Headphones
The Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Canceling Headphones offer the consumer extraordinary comfort in a compact, around-the-ear design.

Running on an AAA battery, these beauties are said to last thirty-five hours in an average lifespan, however many users have found that the batteries actually last a lot longer. Lightweight, soft and cushiony, these noise canceling headphones offer you the latest in advanced technology from Bose.

The advantages to the technology behind the Bose noise cancelling headphones are overwhelming. For over twenty years Bose has been perfecting the noise canceling science.

With their latest model, the QC15, more noise than in previous models is drowned out, allowing for a peaceful day just sitting back or the opportunity to hear music like never before.

The advancements in the field provide the consumer with headphones that contain microphones both on the inside and the outside of the headphone. This gives a more pleasant, quieter and more evenly balanced sound.

The newer materials used within the cushions themselves offer a clear, clean-cut fit to the ear to keep even more distractions outside your comfort zone.

Low notes are deep and resound within your very soul, while the higher notes lift you up and do not overwhelm. The proprietary TriPort acoustic structure of the headphones allows for small vents to be built into the earcups to allow superb performance.

Disadvantages for the QC15 are negligible. Some users do not like the "pressure" felt as the anti-noise cancels the noise, but most did not find this to be a problem. The feeling of the pressure is said by some users to give you the feeling of being at the "bottom of a pool, almost completely shut off from the sounds above."

The biggest baddy about the QC15 is that when the battery dies, your music will as well. The noise canceling technology does need to be engaged to listen to the music.

Along with the nifty headphones, you will receive a carry case for your headphones, a single detachable cable rather than the Y connectors of older models, and an airline adapter so you can plug the puppies in on long flights.

When on flights, you will be pleased to know that there is a high/low switch for these Bose noise cancelling headphones, so that you don't end up getting shocked out of your reverie when the pilot or flight attendants come on to speak.

User reviews are astoundingly and overwhelmingly on the good side. Consumers state that the QC15 will exclude the noise of weed whackers, heavy traffic, loud planes overhead, boats and chainsaws.

The bass response is received well, despite the $300 price tag. Users considered it well worth the price, actually. Some audiophiles contend that the sound isn't quite up to par, while most other consumers are thrilled with the results.

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Bose QuietComfort 3 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Bose QuietComfort 3 Noise Cancelling Headphones
In comparison, we can look at the QuietComfort 3 Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones. This model offers the same outstanding performance and untiring comfort that Bose offers on the QC15 with a closer, smaller on-ear fit.

The bass notes are not quite as resonant as on the other model, but the sound is still crystal clear. The lightweight QC3 has a rechargeable lithium battery that lasts about twenty-five hours in one shot, and an overall life expectancy of five hundred charges.

There are neither vents nor microphones within the earcups, so the noise reduction is slightly less than the QC15 model. The QC3 headsets can also fit comfortably with an iPhone.

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The overall consensus when it comes to the Bose noise cancelling headphones, both the QC3 and QC15 models, is four out of five stars. They are lauded to be good in "any situation where you need to concentrate" with "excellent battery life" and "amazing comfort levels."

With all these plusses, it'd be really hard to be anything but happy with your purchase.

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