Saturday, October 23, 2010

Bose QuietComfort 15 Noise Cancelling Headphones



I recently picked up the Bose QC15 headphones for a great price (brand new in box, local pickup from eBay).  The pros on this set of headphones are that they're comfortable, good a class-leading job of noise cancellation, and the sound is crisp and clear.

The only con is the price; however, I got mine for very cheap. Actually, if these had a microphone (I know, I keed), this set would be perfect because I'd be able to use these on VoIP calls on Skype or Google Chat.

Generally speaking, I'm anti-Bose because I think they spend a lot of money on marketing and pump up their pricing to pay for it.  But the headphones made me change my mind.  I fly frequently, and I needed a pair.

Do any of you have noise-canceling headphones?  What do you have and what are you thoughts on them?

82 comments:

TechnoMac said...

bose has been around for a long time

Joel C Anatoli said...

Great post. I'm in the market for a good set. I think I'll get one of those too. How much was it?

ps. if you don't use winamp, what do you use?

Beño said...

looks cool, im already using a pair of cheap earphones, those would be cool

mirk said...

They're expense, but I bet they sound nice.

Erroneous Maximus said...

a mic on these WOULD be awesome. great post! Since I busted my studio headphones a while back I've been looking for some new ones.

Kartoffeln said...

Never had one of those, but look good to me. Maybe when I save some money

Dbankai said...

I had some a looong time ago and they were great, but they broke :( Idr the brand

The Game Store Guy said...

I've actually been wondering about Bose. My brother stands by it but they seem highly overpriced.

Secret Guide to Shaving said...

One of the best investments I have made!

Duelist said...

Ah I need a new pair of headphones, preferably not as expensive as Bose tend to run

dzikrk said...

I thing they are great.

Reilly said...

dont have one :( You must be quite lucky to find one cheap ;p

David Davidson said...

I have somewhat noise canceling earphones by Shure but they hurt after a while so I'm thinking of getting headphones next.

razortek said...

wow rlly nice headphones

richie said...

are those active noise-cancelling headphones?
mine are passive, but still incredibly useful in planes, you feel isolated from everything (you can still hear around you, but it's mellow and is easy to ignore)

bingbloggt.de said...

i have some noise-canceling headphones and they work just fine. :O

Unlogic said...

wow, this look great !

la comédie said...

nice one

Sebastian said...

I'm actually not sure whether my own headphone is noise-cancelling.

wishbear said...

I don't own a pair, but I've always wanted one. The price, like you said, kind of always put me off on getting them so I just stuck with earphones. These Bose ones look awesome though!

dylan said...

I've been wanted to get a pair of them for a long time.

JillDine said...

never had the pleasure of owning a pair of noise cancellers. i'd assume you cant hear anything when you wear them?

HondaX said...

they look great...i think the sound is amazing

Telia Tuli said...

i've heard of these as well
i may get them

mapaiscool said...

i don't have any noise canceling headphones. sure wish i had some though.

Liv said...

I don't have a pair but my boyfriend and brother used some and now they won't shut up about em and want a pair lol

Willow said...

I love Bose product, but they are to expensive for my tastes, but because it's such a decent product that's what makes it expensive.

tortacular said...

highly agreeable.

Astra said...

ah nice headphones!

Hidden Blogger said...

I don't have any..but I'd like to at least check a set out.

The Lazy Geographer said...

Yeah, I've always wanted a pair of noise cancellation headphones. I always seem to get stuck near the engines when I fly and it makes it impossible to really sleep or focus on reading and the like do to the noise being so grating.

Rezden said...

I currently have the Razer Carcharias. Won them in a raffle and I will NEVER go to anything else. These are amazing. Thanks for the review.

FunkyFurball said...

Those would be great for that long skate day.

Freshman said...

interesting, keep it up :D

infostation said...

I against Bose as a company but their products are at least halfway decent so I never discount a used set or a product of theirs on sale. I get all my headphones through the company Sennheiser. I love them and do all my buying through them, for earbuds and for noise cancelling, they are just top notch.

miecak said...

I currently have a Sennheiser headset and I have been looking into Bose. Nice review.

jeanjean said...

Boss is always making some good hardware but it's quite expensive

ImmaFrog said...

I agree entirely.

Ishu said...

Nope, but I tried these befores, I felt like I was waaaayyy ahead of the civiliztion, the canceling tech is amazing!

Touch and Feel said...

I definitely need a pair of these...shitty ipod headphones only here. :(

Come At Me Bro said...

This is great!

BökChöd said...

I've sampled these things in the store. They are badass, but... yes, ridiculously priced and... me gots no munny

SC2 Strats said...

hm not bad. I generally look down on bose too, but might have to try these sometime.

Ben said...

My friend has them. They are fucking amazing.

RXD Gaming said...

Bose is always super expensive

Matthias said...

I would shy away from Bose because you will be paying a lot more for them than you should be. Check out Sennheiser, Pioneer, AKG, maybe even Sony headphones

Applelove said...

I've been wanting to get some of these for ages, but the price tag always pushes me back

Nailgun said...

I dont really have enough money to get some bose noise canceling headphones. But I have tried them, and they are pretty awesome

One said...

I need a pair of noise-canceling headphones; I'm rocking some cheap POS earbuds at the moment. They'd be a godsend on flights. Thanks for the review of these!

aZZo said...

i want one

Longkid said...

Wow I need some of these.

KTOTHES said...

I want a pair, but I need something cheap and effective.

Bublee said...

Bose is just a brand name in headphones. It doesn't mean they are the best, it just means yo are buying a name. Yeah they make great products, just other companies make better ones for cheaper. But I still love my Bose haha :P

Johnny Boy said...

Don't have any myself, but going to look further into these since I travel quite a bit myself.

Eferhilda said...

Never got a pair but i bought a sweet pair of Skullcandy DJ headphones for about 50 bucks and when I put them on and turn the volume up halfway I cant hear anything else but my music and its coming in crystal clear.

NarwhalMinded said...

I bought $2 headphones all my life. Once I finally laid down $70 on a nice pair, the difference was IMMENSE.

Then they got stolen only a few days after I got them.

feels bad man.

Sykefu said...

i don't have noise-canceling headphones, but might try these.

Dooberry said...

Look good but they are a bit expensive... I need new headphones. Right now i'm using Microsoft Live chat ones....

Tracer Bullet said...

they look like a sick pair of headphones

Suciô Sanchez said...

I'd love a pair. I hate earbuds.

tigey said...

I just use normal cheap headphones :D

Shugo said...

I personally use the Skullcandy Skullcrusher Dj headphones with the bass amplifier, I do also think bose is nice, but also at the same time the marketing and the pricing is just freakishly too much. My headphones cancel a decent ammount of sound, and any other noise will of course drown out the outside noise.

Quinn Electronics said...

those look sweet

The Angry Vegetarian said...

Oh I want some. I've never owned any noise-canceling headphones, but I will eventually. I've just always been happy with my regular little earbuds that came with my iPod and iPhone. I know those are terrible compared to others, but I don't mind them for now.

MRanthrope said...

damn those seem nice

AdPlusCommunications said...

bose is still making great stuff!

comradejoker.blogspot.com/ said...

I don't think you can hear anything around you when wearing those.

Mez said...

Never liked Bose..Actually you pay the brand and not the quality

Death Before Disco said...

No, but I need to pick some up, actually. I know Bose is a solid brand, though, and that's one of the ones I will look at. Thanks for the info.

Shelby Fox said...

In my opinion, noise canceling headphones are worth it only if you're traveling a lot.

Any other time I wear mine, I feel really uncomfortable. What if I don't hear my phone ring? What if I don't hear the doorbell? What if someone is sneaking up behind me with a knife.

Yeah, I'm paranoid. But on the other hand, I love good bass.

Cpt Pownzor said...

bose headphones are the shit..but i cannot possibly justify paying for a pair

Pope Smurf said...

I travel a lot by bus and it's very necessary.

Dan said...

Hmm my dad has that same pair. I don't spend money on headphones because I don't use them enough (and when I do, I am working out).

propinquus said...

Nice post I'll be here daily!

happybuffet said...

I'm actually looking for a pair of nice headphones. These look really nice, but fuhh, the price tag. Do you have any other headphone recommendations?

8mm said...

Thanks for the suggestion! I've been meaning to buy myself a set of nice headphones but never got around to researching into it. Good post and thanks for checking mine out! Be sure to follow as I'm following yours! Thanks and keep it up :)

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nubilus said...

I have a pair of skullcandy headphones, i read good reviews...did a little homework but overall was a bit disappointed with their performance. sure they cancel out some sound but not entirely and the sound quality is not worth the price

Pandor42 said...

If you want something small and earbuds, I'd highly recommend Klipsch. Extremely awesome sound, highly effective at cancelling noise, and relatively cheap (I got mine for $79)

derpfriedrice said...

Looks sexy, could do with a new pair, my pc is loud :(

RatsRunThisTown said...

My problem is headphones like these seem to break far too easy for me

Tree of life said...

I dont know if they are "noise canceling" but I have the Sony MDR 7506 studio headphones, and it is near impossible to hear anyone else around me when I have these on. The sound is amazing, and the comfort is about a 8/10 for the first few hours of wearing, then anything after 4 hours is somewhat uncomfortable.

Donkote said...

how much were they!? i really want one

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