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.