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Bose QuietComfort 15 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Review

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Tour & Design

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• Good design and construction.

• They also look pretty nice!

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Tour**


The Bose QuietComfort 15s, ladies and gents!

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The ear cups have oval padding that fits around the ears.

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The band is covered in padding and can extend to provide a better fit.

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The bottom of the left ear cup is where you plug in the headphones' cord.

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The right ear cup has the active cancellation switch on it. Push it to the right to activate it, and a cheery green LED will turn on.

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The battery goes in a little well on top of the right ear cup.

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The QC15s cable has a normal, 1/8-inch plug at one end, and a proprietary 1/8-inch plug on the other end (the end that connects to the left ear cup). There's also a control on the proprietary end, which allows you to control the level of amplification.

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Bose headphones thankfully come with a courtesy card, and thank goodness for these things. While we were testing these headphones out, we were constantly accosted by total strangers on the street, who demanded information on our awesome headphones.

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Seriously, Bose?

Seriously?

 

Anyway, there's also a handy instruction card in case you forget how to use the headphones.

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Here's what the QC15s look like on HATS!

 

In The Box


In the box, you'll find the headphones, a travel case, a cord, some manuals, an airplane adapter, some convenience cards, and a battery.

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**Durability**     (7.75*)*


The QC15s are a durable set of headphones. They don't seem plasticky at all, and their band has a metal core. Further, they have a removeable cord, allowing you to replace the most fragile part of the setup pretty easily. The cups are also removeable, should they tear.

 

 

**Aesthetics**     (9*.0**)*


If Bose does anything exceedingly well, it's making a swanky set of headphones. These things look great, except for the Bose branding on the outside. The Bose brand is abhorrent to certain audiophiles and will cause them to recoil in revulsion. Be sure to use your QC15s with caution.

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Sections

  1. Tour & Design
  2. Sound Quality
  3. Isolation
  4. Comfort
  5. Usability
  6. Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7 Comparison
  7. Denon AH-NC732 Comparison
  8. Bose QuietComfort 3 Comparison
  9. AblePlanet NC200 Comparison
  10. Conclusion
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