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Bose QuietComfort 15 noise cancelling headphones - £169.95 - HiSpek

£169.95 @ Hispek Electronics
A drop by a tenner by some retailers, lowest price ever now? Still over £200 at most retailers. Probably due to the newer QuietComfort 25's. 5pence more at RGBdirect and PRC direct: http://www.rgb… Read More
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A drop by a tenner by some retailers, lowest price ever now? Still over £200 at most retailers. Probably due to the newer QuietComfort 25's.

5pence more at RGBdirect and PRC direct:
http://www.rgbdirect.co.uk/Products/Audio/HeadPhones/BOSE%C2%AE/QuietComfort%C2%AE--15--Black

http://www.prcdirect.co.uk/details.php?nrd=1&product_url_id=QUIETCFORT15&gclid=Cj0KEQiAzvmkBRCm3ZbV-4-hwrYBEiQAgLOw6-0FS8qhYYV_-kF9POVBJ1p02WAjkkSG1cc3ntI2mw4aAvlR8P8HAQ

Probably the best compromise you can get by combining noise-cancelling ability and sound quality.

"The headphones that pioneered an industry are now even better. New QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones feature exclusive Bose advancements in noise reduction technology. You hear less noise than ever before, and even more of your music and movies."
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1 Like #1
What's the flipping point in headphones that are quiet and cancel noises????

Edited By: norfolkbroadslim on Dec 27, 2014 13:22
#2
Tempted, thanks
#3
good deal
#4
Seems like a very good price for them. The questions is worth it? In terms of sound quality these or Bowers & Wilkins P5?
#5
I've got a set of these. Hands down the best headphones I've ever tried. Worth every penny if you can afford it
#6
Same price at Peter Tyson too
#7
v tempted
#8
Newer ones are better... These only work if have a battery to power
#9
Also tempted - are these much good at drowning out voices (e.g. a boss with a 90db voice hosting conference calls with Americans from 6ft away)?
#10
Just thought Id let everyone know that I got a pair of these at my local Currys store yesterday for £139.99.
I didnt post as a deal as I think the likelihood of other stores having them in stock is slim however it might be worth asking when passing.
1 Like #11
waldo
Also tempted - are these much good at drowning out voices (e.g. a boss with a 90db voice hosting conference calls with Americans from 6ft away)?

If only! - from my own experience they tend to be optimised to cancel steady mechanical, engine type sounds rather than variable sounds like irate bosses
banned#12
I have these and their successor, the Qc25. Not much in them bar the fact the former don't work unless the batteries are working.

For comfort, you don't know they are on. For flying you can sit back knowing the scramming kids, engine noise and general blah is eliminated. Sound quality is super, comfort exemplary.

John Lewis will price match this store, if you would rather have their customer service and after sales - they aren't online anymore, but are in our store (Cribbs).
#13
marshy11
I have these and their successor, the Qc25. Not much in them bar the fact the former don't work unless the batteries are working.

I thought the noise cancelling was improved in the QC25 model. Am I wrong?


PS. I picked up the QC25 last month for £208 from Amazon.

Edited By: LotusJas on Dec 27, 2014 18:58
1 Like #14
waldo
Also tempted - are these much good at drowning out voices (e.g. a boss with a 90db voice hosting conference calls with Americans from 6ft away)?

I use them to drown out my colleagues at work and as long as you actually have some music playing at a moderate volume (I don't like my music loud, so I mean moderate) then you could be in your own office when wearing these.

I paid £230 a few years back and that was a great price. These are a Bargain!!!

For anyone considering these headphone, the choice in my opinion is this:

QC15 are the best Noise cancelling headphones with damned good sound quality although there are some compromises in this area

QC25 are QC15 with the convenience of not requiring a battery for music and being able to fold the headset further for compactness, but compromise a modicum more in sound quality


EDIT: For the record, I always keep a spare AAA in my QC15 case, and when I replace the battery in my headphones I have never had the next AAA run out quick enough for me to not have time to get a replacement spare first.

Edited By: Lexeus on Dec 27, 2014 23:35: extra info
#15
These headphones are the bees knees, and a great price too - have some heat.
#16
Without doubt the best headphones I've ever had. Got these last Christmas and my only concern was the battery not lasting. I think I've used maybe 4 batteries if that over the last year and that's with a good couple of hours worth of use every evening. The fact that they fold down and sit nicely in a very sturdy case was a great bonus but I assure anyone reading this you won't be disappointed buying these at this price.
#17
Yes there are better headphones. But these are the most comfortable of all the headphones I've ever owned. Noise cancellation is fantastic too for those travelling. I know it's a lot if money but it is worth it for comfort alone. The only set of headphones I can wear for hours without discomfort.
#18
Best Headphones ever, I keep a spare rechargeable AAA in the case & swap it over when one runs out, they last for ages & I have them on 2 hours+ a day (daily train commute)
#19
Decent price. You'll get much better sounding headphones for less money but they have the best noise cancellation.
#20
Good price. Thanks for posting.
#21
I have a pair of these they might be the best but they are not mind blowing nor life changing, in hindsight paying nearly £200 for a pair of headphones is bit extravagant.

I use them infrequently on flights and the leather ear muffs need replacing every 18 months as they begin to disintegrate, it looks like you have black dandruff from the leather. Factor in £20 for a copy as the original manufacturer's muffs were extortionate
#22
ataripower
good deal


Great user name!
#23
buy them, these are amazing headphones. don't worry about the battery life, they last for ages and keeping a spare in the case is no big deal. go on, stop reading this and buy them!
#24
I've had a pair of these for a couple of months and the noise cancelling is amazing, sound quality is pretty good too. I don't know how they compare to the qc25 but I read some reviews saying that although the qc15 won't work if the battery runs out and the QC25 will, the sound quality of the QC25 with no battery is very poor so you probably wouldn't want to use them with no battery anyway.

The battery lasts so long and it's so easy to carry a spare it shouldn't really be an issue anyway
1 Like #25
Good deal found it myself yesterday and am fighting a losing battle not to buy
#26
norfolkbroadslim
What's the flipping point in headphones that are quiet and cancel noises????

Oh dear!

These headphones are fantastic for anyone taking long haul flights they drown out the roar of the engine and you can listen to the film/music in peace and hear everyword
#27
norfolkbroadslim
What's the flipping point in headphones that are quiet and cancel noises????

Google is your friend. They block out ambient (background) noise which is excellent for noisy situations like flying. You can switch the noise cancelling on even without music so when sitting on that plane with a screaming baby switch these on and shut out that noise.
#28
Good price - have these - cannot seem to find them now on JL or the Bose website...must be discontinued.
#29
accidentus
Good price - have these - cannot seem to find them now on JL or the Bose website...must be discontinued.

yes they are since the QC25 came out in October
#30
use rechargeable batteries and keep a spare - just in case. They dont last as long, but still good for 8+ hours. You can easily see when they need to be recharged without them dying as the light begins to flash....and then you still have an hour or two left!

one great feature is that you can also have the volume set very, however much noise is outside, and be able to hear everything perfectly.
Although blocks out outside noises, it's not dangerously so. On trains you can still announcements, walking by the road you will still hear many traffic, etc noises, but does not detract from the sound or quality you are listening to. I am surprised I have not read that in any posts prior to buying these - does no one use them walking the streets ?

One real negative is walking outside on a windy day and it does compromise the sound and the cable hitting against the ear cups is annoying....because you can hear it!




Edited By: amichaelglg on Dec 28, 2014 13:19: update
#31
I bought my wife these last year, but as they didn't have a 'B' on the side they were never used until I took them to work about 4 months ago. They are very comfortable, the sound is fantastic and they do block the majority of noises.
#32
Absolute bargain for these. Good noise cancelling, and excellent sound quality..
#33
Yes, superb headphones, I used them on a night flight too, didnt even plug them into anything.
The noise reduction is staggering. They have a very pleasant sound, and Ive only used 2 batteries in 6 months.
I tried making a phone call with them, which was very strange though as I couldnt hear myself speak.

Great price.
#34
There are many better sounding headphones around these days for the price, but if you have background noise that annoys you then these are likely to sound better than all the others, even the others with noise cancelling because this noise cancelling kicks a$$. If you're going on a plane and can afford these then they're a life saver.
#35
I bought a pair of these for holiday on the plane and didn't get to use them as the wife "borrowed them " for the whole flight. Had to buy her a pair before the next holiday and now she uses them on the train and at work as well. Absolute bliss for cutting out background noise and comfortable to wear. Oh and price is really good, I paid a lot more
#36
oh no,10 pairs of ear buds and 3 overhead,I need to stop
#37
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norfolkbroadslim
What's the flipping point in headphones that are quiet and cancel noises????


Are you being serious? Hopefully not.
#38
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marshy11
I have these and their successor, the Qc25. Not much in them bar the fact the former don't work unless the batteries are working.

For comfort, you don't know they are on. For flying you can sit back knowing the scramming kids, engine noise and general blah is eliminated. Sound quality is super, comfort exemplary.

John Lewis will price match this store, if you would rather have their customer service and after sales - they aren't online anymore, but are in our store (Cribbs).


What is a scramming kid?
#39
Great price and headphones.... but just to set the record straight, the QC25 model DOES have improved noise cancelling.

REVIEW:
Bose has somehow managed to improve upon awesome. ...The proof is in the silence. In a head-to-head sound-off, the QC 25's ANC was quieter than the QuietComfort 15s and blocked out more background noise. The QC 25s immediately rendered my colleagues' conversations virtually mute. I could still make out remnants of sentences when I switched to the QC 15s.

The biggest difference between ANC on the QC 25s and the QC 15s is what I like to call the vacuum effect. Wearing the QC 15s can feel like you're on an airplane preparing for ascent or descent. It's not painful, but the pressure can be disconcerting. I didn't feel any of that with QC 25s; there was only serene silence.


If you read on, the QC25 also offer improved sound quality.

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/bose-quietcomfort-25-headphones,review-2356.html



Edited By: LotusJas on Dec 28, 2014 17:48
#40
tomi_szast
Seems like a very good price for them. The questions is worth it? In terms of sound quality these or Bowers & Wilkins P5?

I have the QC25 which I got from Amazon.de for just over £200. It was a toss up between these and the P5s. I'm not really sure these are that great. When I first tried the P5s in an Apple shop (very noisy place), I was blown away. The P5s were physically very solid, well built, and the sound quality was incredibly rich, even in a noisy environment.

I then decided to order the QC25s based on reviews only as I didn't get a chance to try them out in a shop. After trying them on at home for about 5 mins, I was quite underwelmed. The unit itself is quite plasticcy and whilst doesn't feel overly cheap, it isn't anywhere near the P5. Sound quality was also average. I presume once I try them out on the tube and at work, my impressions will improve once I fully utilise the NC.

I think basically from what I've heard and also read online, if you're going to be listening to music on the road a lot, get these. If listening in a quiet place, get the P5s. And I think if you want these, just spend a tiny bit more and get the QC25 from amazon.de instead. The returns policy is just as good.

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