Bose QuietComfort 15 review

Posted on Jun 23 2011 - 5:55pm by Julius

Bose is one of the leading audio supply makers in the world and has been manufacturing quality headphones fit for audiophiles and conventional users.

The latest Bose noise-cancelling headphones is the QuietComfort 15, which provides better sound quality and improved noise-cancellation than the QuietComfort 2 and 3.

Design and sound quality

The Bose QuietComfort 15 is designed after the discontinued QuietComfort 2. The two may look similar but Bose decided to redesign the guts, adding a more effective noise-cancelling electronics which improves the quality of sound. Thanks to their Acoustic Noise Cancelling technology, these headphones have the best noise-reduction capabilities Bose has ever made.

The good thing about these headphones is you can fold it up and place it in its carry case, which is very convenient. Together with its noise-cancelling capabilities, the around-the-ear design seals out noise, so you can achieve the best listening experience.

The QuietComfort 15 have noise-cancelling microphones inside and outside to further increase its effectiveness. Turning on the noise-cancellation function lets it give out “anti noise” to eliminate outside noise. The headphones completely blocks out outside and environmental noises while providing a great sound quality that can only be heard in expensive headphones.

According to Bose, the QuietComfort 15 can cover a wider range of frequencies than the QuietComfort 2. The QuietComfort 15 can go up to 90dB, while the QuietComfort 2 peaks in the 84-85dB range. The QuietComfort 15’s overall sound is more tonally balanced and smoother than its predecessors.

Battery life

All noise-cancelling headphones use power to perform. The QuietComfort 15 uses a single AAA battery which placed in the right earcup. A single AAA battery can last up to 35 hours. The downside is when the battery dies, you won’t be able to listen to music as it relies on batteries to perform.



The Bose QuietComfort 15 are available at £279 at, which is more expensive than other headphones in its range, but it is all worth it. With its improved noise-cancelling and sound performance, it is a better deal than its predecessors.



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