Bose QuietComfort 15 Review

Noise cancelling headphones are pretty great; everyone knows this. If you’ve read our list of top rated noise cancelling earbuds and headphones of 2015, you already know what the best models of 2015 are. They’re ideal for people like me who love music and want to really enjoy it. Or people that work in loud places. Personally I use them for the extra quality. Though the noise cancelling also comes in handy when I’m at the gym. That’s where a great pair of headphones like the Bose QuietComfort ones come in. Just look at the stats;

  • They’re from Bose, one of the best headphone manufacturers around
  • The noise cancellation is great quality
  • They have an inline microphone
  • The battery lasts a really long time at 35 hours

Pros

A pair of headphones like this is going to have a few things going for it. So let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of the headphones. Starting with the pros first.

Sound Quality

Every noise cancelling set of headphones comes with unrivalled levels of sound quality. The removal of background noise adds to how clearly you can hear the music. You don’t have to listen to things loudly either. That’s a pretty big plus for your ears no doubt. They even won an award for being the best noise cancelling headphones around. If what you’re after is quality then Bose is the company for you.

Noise Cancelling

The main thing you want from noise cancelling headphones is, of course, the ability to cancel out noise. How effective the noise cancellation technology is should be your first priority when it comes to buying headphones. I can say that the cancelling works really well with these headphones. They use active noise cancellation and run on batteries, but the batteries last a really long time. If it needing batteries bothers you then just buy some cheap rechargeable batteries. It’s a tiny extra cost that will save you plenty down the line. The noise cancelling really is top notch though.

Cons

Nothing is perfect though so let’s take a look at a few of the negatives so you can make a really informed decision.

The Build

They have a lot of cool technology built in to them for sure, but unfortunately their casing doesn’t really reflect this. The plastic that the headphones are made of tends to look and feel a little flimsy. They’ll still last for a good while and are pretty comfortable, but you can tell that they should look and feel better than they do.

The Hiss

As is the case with a lot of ANC headphones there’s a small and slight hiss when the noise cancellation is turned on. It’s the sound of the ANC working and it’s something you get in every set of ANC headphones, but it’s still mildly annoying at times. Other ANC headphones do a better job at keeping this noise quiet or of making it easy to cover up. The Sennheiser CX 300 II review that we earlier reviewed, is slightly superior on the hiss!

Summary

All in all these are regarded as perhaps the best pair of headphones for noise cancellation. Pretty much everything that went in to these headphones went in to the noise cancelling. That’s the biggest pro AND con of these headphones. Sometimes the other aspects suffer a little because of this. Still a great pair of headphones but, in terms of overall greatness, there’s better out there.

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What are the Best Noise Cancelling Earbuds of 2015?

Everyone who wants the best out of their music should look in to buying some noise cancelling earbuds. They take out the background noise of your daily life and let you just focus on your music. They make a great addition to the life of any audiophile. So let’s take a look at some of the best noise cancelling earbuds of 2015 of 2015. Before then though; let’s ask ourselves what we need out of our earbuds.

  • Noise cancellation obviously
  • Durability as we want them to last
  • Sound quality
  • Value
  • Brand name can be important to some people

We also need to look at just what kind of noise cancellation we need; passive or active.

Passive Noise Cancellation (PNC)

Passive noise cancellation is when earbuds are designed in such a way that they block out all noise without any help. Every pair of earbuds comes with some level of PNC and some earbuds are designed specifically for it and do an excellent job. The main way earbuds use PNC is by filling up your ear with their buds, the same way that putting your finger in your ear blocks out noise.

Active Noise cancellation (ANC)

Active noise cancellation, like the name implies, is noise cancellation you have to specifically activate. It’s powered by microphone and speaker technology that filters out the sounds around you and absorbs them so you don’t have to hear them. It’s much more effective than PNC but because of the tech involved the cost can go up a lot. The best pair of ANC headphones is easily going to set you back well over $200. There’s a reason that headphones like Beats are expensive, and it isn’t just because of the name associated with them.

2015 Best Noise Cancellation Headphones

If you’re still not entirely sure on how noise cancellation works here’s a video of James May (from the UK show Top Gear) with a quick explanation.

Now you know what kind of headphones it is you’re after it’s time to look at what are actually some of the best noise cancelling earbuds around. The following is just a short list of some of the best you can find.

3 of the best noise cancellation earphones

  1. The Bose QuietComfort 20i earbuds are perhaps one of the best pairs of noise cancelling earbuds ever. Everything about the headphones just adds to the quality of the noise cancellation and the sound. They even have a unique design on the earbuds themselves that make them perfect at their job. If you have the money and you want top quality then you’ve found your headphones.
  2. The Shure SE535-V are another fantastic pair of earbuds. Shure are another respected name in the industry that innovate and make each new pair of earbuds they make better than the last pair. There’s a lot of technology in these earbuds including triple high definition microdrivers. The downside is the expensive price tag though.
  3. In terms of affordability the Zipbuds PRO earbuds are pretty good quality at a very affordable price. They might not be the best but they’re more than good enough for anyone looking for more affordable earbuds. They also have a neat zipper on the cord so they never get tangled. They look great, sound great, and are an excellent choice.

When it comes to finding the best noise cancelling earbuds there are some top brands you can’t go wrong with. Brands like Bose and Sennheiser can absolutely be trusted with your money. If you think they’re too expensive then look around and see what you can find, and pay attention to reviews.

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Sennheiser CX 300 II Review

Noise cancelling earbuds are great for anyone looking for noise cancellation when listening to their music, but without the major price tag of full size noise cancelling headphones. Noise cancelling headphones can end up costing well over $200, sometimes even over $300. Earbuds are much more respectable when it comes to cost and can cost about $50 and still be just as good. The Sennheiser CX 300 II earbuds are pretty great. Just look at the basic overview;

  • Sennheiser are a trusted name when it comes to earbuds and headphones
  • Comfortable fit
  • Easily transported and stored thanks to a carry case
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Different sized earbuds for the best fit

Of course not everything is perfect so let’s take a quick look at some of the major pros and cons of earbuds.

Sennheiser CX 300 II – Pros

There’s a lot of good things to say about these headphones. The following is just a few of their better qualities.

Sound Quality

Everyone wants the earbuds that give them the best in sound quality. All noise cancelling earbuds give off great levels of sound quality because of the noise cancellation itself. It takes away excess sounds that lower the quality and gives you just the music. Sennheiser have been in the business a long time and they know how to put a pair of earbuds together and give you what you’re after. That’s sound quality and excellent noise cancellation.

Durability

These headphones are going to last you a long time if you aren’t wild with them. They’re put together really well and can easily last you over a year with proper care. They aren’t liable to fall apart to wear and tear and won’t let you down. Should something they happen they come with a good 2 year guarantee.

Sennheiser CX 300 II – Cons

It’s only through looking at the bad as well that you can make an actual informed decision so let’s take a look at the not so great features.

Asymmetrical Cord

Sennheiser themselves call this a plus but for some people it’s annoying. An asymmetrical cord is a cord that is longer on one bud than the other and you have to put the longer cord around your neck. It cuts down on clutter but it can be annoying to tangle with.

Unwanted Sounds

While they have great noise cancellation and can block out a lot of outside noise, they aren’t as effective when it comes to blocking noise generated by the headphones themselves. That is you’ll hear it when you rub the headphone wire or when it rubs your clothes. You might have noticed this problem with some other headphones and unfortunately it can be an issue here too.

Summary

Overall the headphones are of a good quality. They come from a respected and trusted brand in Sennheiser and have a lot going for them. Some design flaws really let them down but when it comes to audio quality they’re good enough for anyone looking for good headphones at an affordable price.

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