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The Verdict: While we wish we could listen without power, the Bose QuietComfort 15 offers superior noise cancellation and good audio quality. quote


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Critic reviews

7.8
7 reviews
  • Sound quality
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Comfort
    8.9
  • Noise isolation
    9.4
  • Durability

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User reviews

8.8
62 reviews
8.0
CNET Aug 21, 2009

The bottom line: While they're no bargain, the Bose QuietComfort 15s currently offer the best sound and silencing capabilities in a pair of noise-canceling headphones.

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8.0
Laptop Magazine May 19, 2011

The Verdict: While we wish we could listen without power, the Bose QuietComfort 15 offers superior noise cancellation and good audio quality.

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8.0
PC Mag Aug 20, 2009

Most people looking for noise-canceling headphones want to block out the rumble of a 737's engine or the endless drone of a subway car. In this regard, the QC15 can't be beat. That it also offers high quality, if not astounding, audio performance is a bonus.

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8.0
AllThingsD Oct 11, 2012

For the money, I want something that sounds good and feels good, and the Bose QuietComfort 15 headphones do just that.

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7.0
Gizmodo Sep 19, 2012

Bose's noise-canceling headphones are incredibly popular for a good reason ... great detail, but they're also punchy and bright. They're bass-heavy though; if you're listening to a track with a real beat or baseline, it'll overpower the rest of the music.

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8.0
CrunchGear Sep 23, 2009

I’m not music nut but I have found the QC3s – and now the QC15s – to be faithful to the source without too much bass and the comfort and noise-canceling seal the deal. If you travel, give them a try.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Feb 6, 2012

The Bose QuietComfort 15 can improve a work commute like few other over-ear headphone sets. Happy to be worn for hours, they'll take on duties at work too. Out-and-about, they thrive, but as an at-home musical partner you can get better sound quality for the same price.

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9.0
geoffcritt geoffcritt

Right off the bat, I should mention that the QC15 heaphones are listed at $299.99, and they aren't going to be any cheaper for some time. But if you're in the market for quality noise-canceling headphones, these should be at the top of your short list. After trying Sony, Sennheiser,...

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9.0
jcramer jcramer

I have been using these headphones for almost a year and love them! I previously had beats by dre and for about the same price the Bose QC15's are WAY more comfortable and sound much better. I highly recommend these headphones to anyone.

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9.0
LunaDale LunaDale

I received these headphones as a present for Christmas 2012. I think they work just as well today as they did the day I got them. I have tried other headphones deemed similar such as Beats by Dr. Dre and find them either lacking in overall sound quality, or overpowering of bass (not balanced like...

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7.0
thebrianbest thebrianbest

Great for a plane (definitely makes listening to music or watching movies easier)! Big and comfy, but not compact enough to make want to travel. Total catch 22. For the price...I think I could have done better.

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8.0
hatch hatch

If noise cancellation is your primary goal, then go ahead and purchase. If you are after a more balanced or nuanced sound reproduction, then look elsewhere. My purchase was primarily for plane travel and they have performed exceptionally at reducing environmental noise on those trips. The...

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9.0
michaelsbadger michaelsbadger

Get What You Pay For - For noise cancellation that makes a real difference, you are going pay a premium. Considering what other brands are charging for comparable performance and design, while not a bargain, a QC15 headphones are worth what you pay. King of Comfort - I wear glasses and often...

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9.0
DeanRedding DeanRedding

Great set of Headphones, the noise cancellation is really good. The one downside with these headphones are they require batteries, even if you don't want to use the noise cancellation mode. But apart from that, incredible sound and very comfortable.

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