Bose is a name that is synonymous with quality audio devices, and their latest foray would be the QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones. This model is touted to be the company’s best-performing, quietest set of headphones to date, although it will still take some comprehensive listening tests in everyday situations before one can actually come to that conclusion, right? The Bose QuietComfort 15 headphones does not waste a single day of the past 30 years’ worth of continuous Bose research in noise reduction technology, where significant engineering advancements in active and passive noise reduction technologies have been incorporated into the QC15 headphones in order to offer more attenuation in louder environments and across a wider range of frequencies. It does so without making an excuse where audio quality is concerned, while ensuring a comfortable fit that is worthy of the QuietComfort headphone line.
The Bose QuietComfort 15 headphones will feature a brand new sophisticated yet proprietary electronics approach that aims to introduce active noise reduction, placing microphones within and without the earcup. This electronics system results in the ability to better sense sound in almost any environment, followed by taking a much more effective measure so that it can produce an opposing cancellation signal almost instantly. As for the new proprietary ear cushion technology used, one benefits from additional passive attenuation while a new mechanical design as well as careful selection of materials for specific acoustic properties help prevent more noise from entering the earcup.
There is another interesting feature about the QC15 headphones – a single earcup cable can be detached for untethered noise reduction. Whenever the cable is removed, all you need to do is flip a switch on the right earcup in order to activate the proprietary technology. The QC15 will run on a single AAA battery for up to 35 hours of non-stop playback, and whenever the green on/off indicator light starts to flash, it means there is roughly five hours of battery life left, giving you ample warning to prepare a spare.