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Bose QuietComfort 15 (QC15) Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

I always wanted to get the Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones [1] also known as Bose QC15 in short because it is one of the best noise cancelling headphones in the market. It is good specially when you travel a lot! Be it via plane or by bus, the QC15 will be able to cancel out some noises produce from the vehicle’s engines. I also heard from my colleagues that it is a life saver in the plane when you have a crying child on board.

I did not get the Bose QC15 in Singapore because it is way overpriced. The official retail price is S$479 [2].

I got mine from the Apple Store in Georgetown (Washington, D.C.) [3] for US$269.96 and after a 5.75% tax, it adds up to US$285.48 (S$361) which is S$118 cheaper than in Singapore.

I chose the slate/brown color since it is limited edition.

Besides the added noise cancelling functionality, in terms of sound quality, I can’t tell the difference between this and my Bose AE2i Audio Headphones [4]. Maybe for the QC15, the bass is just a little stronger.

The Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Headphones [5] still wins in terms of sound quality at one-third of the Bose QC15’s price.

When it comes to comfort, the Bose QC15 and AE2i beats Audio-Technica ATH-M50 hands down. Between the QC15 and the AEI2, both are as comfortable despite the QC15 being slightly heavier. I have no problem wearing it at work for a few hours straight.

Features

Box Contents

Bose QC15 - Box Front [6]
Bose QC15 – Box Front

Bose QC15 - Box Back [7]
Bose QC15 – Box Back

Bose QC15 - Box [8]
Bose QC15 – Box

Bose QC15 - Box Open [9]
Bose QC15 – Box Open

Bose QC15 - Box Open [10]
Bose QC15 – Box Open

Bose QC15 - Box Open [11]
Bose QC15 – Box Open

Bose QC15 - Instructions [12]
Bose QC15 – Instructions

Bose QC15 - Instructions [13]
Bose QC15 – Instructions

Bose QC15 - Carrying Case (Front) [14]
Bose QC15 – Carrying Case (Front)

Bose QC15 - Carrying Case (Back) [15]
Bose QC15 – Carrying Case (Back)

Bose QC15 - Carrying Case [16]
Bose QC15 – Carrying Case

Bose QC15 - Carrying Case (Open) [17]
Bose QC15 – Carrying Case (Open)

Bose QC15 - Carrying Case (Open) [18]
Bose QC15 – Carrying Case (Open)

Bose QC15 - Carrying Case (Open) [19]
Bose QC15 – Carrying Case (Open)

Bose QC15 - Carrying Case (Open) [20]
Bose QC15 – Carrying Case (Open)

Bose QC15 - Courtesy Card [21]
Bose QC15 – Courtesy Card

Bose QC15 - Carrying Case Contents [22]
Bose QC15 – Carrying Case Contents

Bose QC15 - Airline Adapter [23]
Bose QC15 – Airline Adapter

Bose QC15 - Audio Cable [24]
Bose QC15 – Audio Cable

Bose QC15 - 3.5mm Audio Jack To Earphone [25]
Bose QC15 – 3.5mm Audio Jack To Earphone

Bose QC15 - 3.5mm Audio Jack To Earphone [26]
Bose QC15 – 3.5mm Audio Jack To Earphone

Bose QC15 - Inline Remote & Microphone Cable [27]
Bose QC15 – Inline Remote & Microphone Cable

Bose QC15 - Inline Remote [28]
Bose QC15 – Inline Remote

Bose QC15 - 3.5mm Audio Jack [29]
Bose QC15 – 3.5mm Audio Jack

Bose QC15 [30]
Bose QC15

Bose QC15 [31]
Bose QC15

Bose QC15 [32]
Bose QC15

Bose QC15 - Right [33]
Bose QC15 – Right

Bose QC15 - Left [34]
Bose QC15 – Left

Bose QC15 - Ear-Cups [35]
Bose QC15 – Ear-Cups

Bose QC15 - Headband [36]
Bose QC15 – Headband

Bose QC15 - Headband [37]
Bose QC15 – Headband

Bose QC15 - Headband [38]
Bose QC15 – Headband

Bose QC15 - Battery Compartment [39]
Bose QC15 – Battery Compartment

Bose QC15 - Battery Compartment [40]
Bose QC15 – Battery Compartment

Bose QC15 - 3.5mm Audio Jack Socket [41]
Bose QC15 – 3.5mm Audio Jack Socket

Bose QC15 - 3.5mm Audio Jack Socket [42]
Bose QC15 – 3.5mm Audio Jack Socket

Bose QC15 - Switched On [43]
Bose QC15 – Switched On

Bose QC15 - Wearing It [44]
Bose QC15 – Wearing It