Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones £224.29 Sold by HardinLTD and Fulfilled by Amazon  *** Not sure they will be covered under BOSE warantee buyer beware! ***
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Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones £224.29 Sold by HardinLTD and Fulfilled by Amazon *** Not sure they will be covered under BOSE warantee buyer beware! ***

£224.29Amazon Deals
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Found 29th Jun 2013
I've been watching these for a while. Far and away the best noise cancelling headphones out there but at £300 too rich for me, I ended up getting them from a reseller at around this price and they are excellent (I use them with no source to just block out background noise while I'm working. £224.29 is still a lot for a pair of headphones but if they are something you want then this is the best price out there (so please dont just vote cold because you think it's a lot for headphones!).

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Quiet Comfort® 15 headphones are Bose’s finest ever. They feature proprietary Bose improvements in noise reduction technology, which means you’ll hear more of your films and music and less noise. All that, and a durable, comfy fit, too. With the sound quality you’d expect from Bose, of course. Now try to find that combination of benefits in another headphone.

Bose Technology In Practice
Sophisticated technology in the microphones, which sit on the inside and outside of each ear cup, senses the ambient noise and minimises the sound level. Bose-own ear cushion technology absorbs some of the noise before you can even hear it. These innovations by Bose work together to create a more pleasurable listening experience. Learn more about Quiet Comfort® 15 headphones in this video.

Unwind with music--or without it
These small, lightweight earcups also feature Bose-own signal processing and TriPort® acoustic headphone structure for more natural sound--including full low notes. Switch on QC® headphones to minimise the noise around you, wherever you are, when you're not in the mood for music.

Take the call. Stay in control
Quiet Comfort® 15 headphones come with a cable customised for certain Apple products. An inline microphone and remote allow you to answer calls on your iPhone and puts you in control of music functions on other Apple products. A mobile kit that allows your QC® headphones to work with other mobile phones is also available.

Hear only what you want to hear
Imagine the roar of the engines fading to a murmur when you fly. Imagine listening to music at home or at work without outside noise getting between you and the music. Imagine being able to switch to calls at the press of a button. It’s all possible with Quiet Comfort® 15 headphones. You will hear more of what you’d like to hear, and less of what you don't.

Features
Bose-own innovations now use microphones on the inside and outside of both ear cups to pick up and cancel out more of the noise around you for major noise reduction over a broader range of frequencies. Bose’s proprietary TriPort® acoustic headphone structure has small vents in the ear cups that deliver a tonally-balanced sound performance, with rich bass notes, from lightweight, on-ear headphones. The frequency response of the headphones is tuned electronically using active equalisation technology, to create an amazing sound performance. Two detachable audio cables are provided, for more ease-of-use than permanently connected Y-cables. This includes a cable for selected Apple products and a cable for general use. An inline microphone makes hands-free iPhone conversations possible, and allows access to various voice applications, like Voice Control and VoiceOver, for selected Apple devices. Switch between your music and calls, and stay in control of track selection, volume and voice applications on certain Apple devices with the inline three-button remote. Advanced ear cushions, available only from Bose, are engineered with innovative materials that create an all-important acoustic seal, which helps to cancel noise out, while fitting comfortably. Flat-folding ear cups swivel 90 degrees for convenient portability and storage in the included carrying case, which protects the headphone and your accessories when you’re on the go.

Box Contains
QuietComfort 15 headphones
Bose 15 remote and microphone cable for select Apple products
Detachable audio cable
Carrying case
AAA battery
Airline adapter

21 Comments

Sorry but for that I'd want better sound quality as your paying a lot for just noise cancelling but that is just personal opinion so I will leave it

I have these and this is a very good price.True, there are better sounding cans for the money but they are perfect for the numerous flights I take!

Original Poster

Price dropped a little more and blue available as well as silver now amazon.co.uk/Bos…c15

Good price but be aware of counterfeits. I bought the blue pair, not from amazon but they were fake and since then have asked for my money back and bought a pair from the apple shop. The fakes are very hard to spot if you do not know what you are looking for. One of the tell tale signs is the jack connector that goes in to the headphone. The genuine ones have the Bose logo engraved and the fakes are printed. The colour of the actual jacks should be silver and not gold although I can't be 100% on that one. The genuine pair I have are silver jacks whereas the fakes were gold. This could be something to do with them being the blue colour though. Also there should be 3 serial numbers. One inside the right cup, one on the box and the 3rd one on a warranty card inside the box. The pair I bought had all the serial numbers in the right place but only 2 matched up. All should be matching.

I have given heat for the extremely good price but please be aware

Original Poster

Can you explain that a little more, the ones I have don't have any logo on the cable? But I did register them on the support website and the serial number was accepted, is that not good enough?

Original Poster

Silver down a bit more 224.29 now
Edited by: "eglons" 1st Jul 2013

eglons

Can you explain that a little more, the ones I have don't have any logo … Can you explain that a little more, the ones I have don't have any logo on the cable? But I did register them on the support website and the serial number was accepted, is that not good enough?



The logo should be on the funny shaped jack that goes in to the actual headphones. It should be engraved. Have you checked both cables? Also what colour are the jacks?

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There is a BOSE printed on the Apple cable not the other one, the jacks are black with gold tips. The serial registered fine with Bose and it has the serial on the inside of the cup etc... they work perfectly so tricky to know how best to tell?

They sound like the fakes that I had as that only had bose printed on one and had gold jacks. There should be another serial printed on the warranty card inside the box. On mine it was different to the one in the earcup and box. They should all match. I believe they use a genuine serial number but as they are fake they all share the same one. And I have read they can be registered.

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the serials match but I'm beginning to wonder, the one that looks the giveaway to me is sound.zol.com.cn/351…tml as it shows the plastic cover on the wrong side of the slider but it doesn't tell you which one is real... can you confirm which is real?

Sorry I'm not entirely sure what you mean by the wrong side of the plastic slider? Does the metal band part that is used for adjusting size sit flush when closed? Mine had a gap like in the photo. Also if you look.closely at the pictures look at the font on the writing and the quality of the plastic. It does tell you which is real and fake its just that it is Chinese. Its the red word within the picture

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Just called Bose and they tell me that the serial number isn't valid... doesn't mean they are fake it could just be a US import and the manufacturing date is well out... but a good indication. I've contacted the person I bought mine from and am returning them. I also asked Bose about marketplace sellers on Amazon and was told that the warrantee would not be valid unless it was direct from Amazon... so sounds like this deal isn't that great. I'll expire it
Edited by: "eglons" 1st Jul 2013

Original Poster

For anyone still thinking about these here's an update from Amazon on the warrantee issue:

"I do understand that you would like to know whether the items sold by marketplace that are fulfilled by Amazon are eligible for BOSE 2 year warranty.

Please note that only item sold by and fulfilled by Amazon.co.uk is eligible for BOSE 2 year warranty.

However, if the item is listed as sold by seller but fulfilled by Amazon.co.uk it is eligible for one year warranty.

Due to the changing nature of the inventory, we won’t be able to replace the item fulfilled by Amazon. Instead, we’ll provide you with a refund."

Did you manage to get a refund okay in the end?

I have these headphones and have used them for over 2 years. The quality of the cushioning on the headphones (leather ear muffs) is not great they fall part after about 18 months and cost around £25 to replace. Also the jack plug is very easily bent when plugged into an aircraft seat these again cost about £25 to replace. In terms of noise cancellation they are fantastic i will never be able to go back to normal headphones on a flight again

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rob77

Did you manage to get a refund okay in the end?



Yes, just cost me the return postage which is fine as I used them for a couple of days and was sold on them... still not convinced they were fake but better safe than sorry... now waiting for Amazon to come down to around £230 or I'll buy them when I'm next in the USA

Just remembered another little tell tale sign. My genuine ones came with 5 courtesy cards but the fakes came with only one.

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Mine had one

rob77

One of the tell tale signs is the jack connector that goes in to the … One of the tell tale signs is the jack connector that goes in to the headphone. The genuine ones have the Bose logo engraved and the fakes are printed. The colour of the actual jacks should be silver and not gold although I can't be 100% on that one. The genuine pair I have are silver jacks whereas the fakes were gold. This could be something to do with them being the blue colour though. )



My confirmed (by Bose, and bought after customs at Schiphol airport) genuine headphones have GOLDEN jacks. So do not go on this for spotting fakes.

Some good indications:
On the side of the headphones the "Quietcomfort 15" on genuine headphones is in a thin font, on fake ones in a bold font
The jack is hard to put in and get out on fake models, smooth on genuine models.
You are spot on with the printed/engraved comment.


Thumbs up for this so everyone can see the true description of a fake QC15.
I've recently got a pair, and the first thing you would notice is the plastic wrap that wraps the qc15 carrying case. It's got triangular 02-PE-HD signs on it. The L (left sign) and R (right sign) on the headset is rough while the original one is smooth. Once you put them on with noise cancellation switched on, it will started feeling uncomfortable after 10-15 minutes. The headband extension is rigid and does retract all the way (as in you can still see a little of the metal strip while it's already retracted all the way). I've made these comparisons side by side with those sold at Currys and John Lewis.
Now the sound quality, garbage. Very poor stereo image, the treble is ear piercing, and bass is too much. The noise cancellation is poor and sub-par.
Further, on the packaging box of the qc15, the big "QC15" sign should be a strong yellow color but mine came in a light yellow color.
You do not need all these signs to be there, just one or two will suffice to convince you it is a fake. Mine did not even come with a serial number.

Hope none of you out there will get fooled by fraudulent sellers, cheers!
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