Bose Puts A Hurting On Noise With $300 QuietComfort 15 Headphones - HotHardware
Bose Puts A Hurting On Noise With $300 QuietComfort 15 Headphones

Bose Puts A Hurting On Noise With $300 QuietComfort 15 Headphones

The greatest name in sound? The only name in sound? Yeah, something like that. Whatever Bose's slogan happens to be these days, the company is doing itself proud by introducing yet another glorified set of cans designed to help you tune out mortar fire and crumbling buildings, not to mention airplane noise and rowdy children.

Dubbed the "quietest Bose headphones ever," the fresh QuietComfort 15 acoustic noise-cancelling headphones are said to be the company's best performing, ever. While details are scant on the product itself, Bose tells us that the QC 15s "offer more attenuation in louder environments and across a wider range of frequencies -- without compromising the audio quality and comfortable fit of the acclaimed QuietComfort headphone line."

The QuietComfort 15 headphones debut a "more sophisticated, proprietary electronics approach" to active noise reduction, placing microphones both inside and outside the earcup. Supposedly, this approach better senses sound and can then more effectively measures, compares and reacts to the noise. Think noise-cancelling, just smarter (and more expensive).



Furthermore, these cans boast new ear cushion technology to keep your listeners free from aches, and the single AAA battery required to nix the noise can last for around 35 hours of use. The new QC 15s are available starting today for $299.95, while the QuietComfort 3 headphones are priced at $349.95. 
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"Bose. Better sound through marketing."

Hasn't that always been their slogan? I'm certain it's in all their commercials and ads. I might of mixed up a word or two, but I think I get the meaning across.

Also, this "new" approach of theirs towards active noise canceling certainly sounds a lot like many other active noise canceling mechanisms in use by multiple other manufacturers.

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B.O.S.E.

Basically - Ordinary - Sound - Equipment

~for a premium price~

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I've always wondered why would a pair of headphones cost the equivalent of a Netbook?? I dont think I would spend $300 on a pair of headphones!! however gud it may be.

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To each there own. I would have no problem spending that much on a graphics card. I think the headphones would last much longer. I just have tin ears and really can't tell the difference between good and bad audio. Jen though she can tell and she has a pretty nice audio setup.

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