September 13th, 2013
Update: This special ends tomorrow, 09/14.
I’ve never seen Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones go on sale before. They’re pretty much always full price, even during the holidays.
I own a pair of QC15s and they’re a dream come true while traveling. They’re comfortable enough to wear for hours on end, by far the most comfortable headphones I’ve ever owned.
Yes, they’re very expensive. But they’re built well and last for many years. Divide the cost over the amount of flights you take in 5 years and see if they’ll pay for you. Not that you can’t use them while you’re studying or any other time, but that’s when they really shine.
And the noise cancellation drowns out the drone of the airplane engine so well that when you take them off in middle of a flight you’ll be in shock that you were ever able to fly without them. They make for a peaceful flight and I sleep like a baby on the plane with them over my ears.
I may even admit to sleeping with them for a few nights at home when Rafi was born
Through 09/14 there is a 10% off promotion built into the price, dropping the QC15s down from $299 to $269 and the QC3s down from $349 to $314.
Included is a small carrying case and two audio cables. One is standard for laptops/phones and one has a mic/remote for iPhone/iPod control and hands-free iPhone calling.
The QC3s are on-ear headphones that run on a rechargeable battery, and the QC15s are over-the-ear headphones that runs on a single AAA battery.
Personally I prefer the QC15s as I found them to be more comfortable to wear for longer period of times. They both have the same total noise-cancellation but the QC15 has a more balanced ratio of passive to active cancellation which I found more pleasant both while listening to music and while in the noise cancellation mode without music. Plus they’re cheaper than tha QC3s and they use AAA batteries which last longer than the rechargeables and you can always carry a spare AAA or purchase another worldwide.
But it is definitely a matter of personal preference as others find the QC3 to be better. I tried them myself and returned them.
The QC15s have 4.5/5 star reviews and the QC3s have 4/5 star reviews.
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