Now, when people hear the name Bose, it can go one of two ways. The first being “What’s that?” and the other being “Too expensive for a pair of headphones”. There is some agreement there, as the QuietComfort 15’s were £299.99 when I got them from the Bose Store in Westfield Stratford (you should definitely check the shop out even if you don’t want to buy anything, it’s a pretty impressive place!) but when you put them on and listen to music, you instantly understand why. The quality of the headphones is mind-blowing, and with the added noise cancelling feature, you can literally hear things that the artists didn’t want you to hear! I could even hear the chair creaking when listening to Skinny Love, but I can’t hear it when listening to it on any other headphones.
Physically, they’re not the best looking headphones – especially when you have brands such as Dre Beats that look absolutely amazing, but they are light, extremely comfortable and portable. They even come with a hard carry case for when you’re not using them, so stepping on them accidentally is less of a problem. The grey and black theme which seems to be Bose’s main colour scheme with their headphones and speakers alike doesn’t visually catch your eye, and some people may prefer something a bit “louder”, referring again to the Dre Beats and the variety of colours that they come in.
They’re powered by 1 AAA battery and according to the Bose website, this will give you 35 hours of life before you need to replace it – the only bad thing about using battery-powered headphones is if it runs out when you’re, say, on a coach/in a car and don’t have any replacements at hand. I do understand though, the power used to use the noise cancelling feature is definitely worth it. On the tube, which anyone from London will tell you isn’t the quietest of experiences, I couldn’t hear anything apart from the acoustic cover of The One That Got Away, and acoustic songs sound more amazing than ever with these headphones.
The only problem with these headphones is the price – at £300, they’re not in anyones price range, but if you can afford it and want a high-end pair of headphones, I’d definitely recommend these; all the boxes are ticked in terms of comfort, sound quality, durability and power usage.