On my recent vacation in the United States, I suddenly found myself in a Bose outlet store in Leesburg Premium Outlet. An outlet center filled with boring clothing shops, if you ask me 😉 But the Bose shop instantly caught my attention. Initially I just wanted to look at their products and see if I could find an airline adapter for my headset so I could use them on the airplane ride back home to Europe.
So what happens… I enter the Bose shop and within seconds a salesman is over me and I tell him that I’m just browsing for now but just a few seconds later I find myself in their brand new home entertainment cinema room, about to get a demonstration of Bose Lifestyle V35 home entertainment surround system. The demonstration was awesome and the Lifestyle V35 set was even more awesome, especially considering how small the wireless speakers were. I wish I could have brought it with me home, but it was over $3000 – yikes!!
Having never really owned a Bose product I was somewhat intrigued now and went on to try a few of their headphones and quickly fell in love with Bose QuietComfort 15. The name speaks for itself, they quiet your surroundings by using Acoustic Noise Cancelling technology and they’re comfortable to wear.
Unfortunately I’m not an audiophile so I can’t really tell if a pair of headphones play music worth $50 or $300 but to me they sounded very good and I loved the noise cancelling technology. I ended up buying a pair for just $250, without knowing what the retail price would be back in Europe but I was sure they were much more expensive (in fact, they’re almost $400 over here).
Bought them and used them on the plane home – they were awesome! Being using them at home every other day too because it’s still so hot where I live that air-condition has to run few times throughout the day and I can’t even hear the A/C while wearing Bose QuietComfort 15 and listening to music on Spotify or iTunes 10, so I’m really enjoying my music, compared to having my speakers compete with a loud and noisy air-condition.
Bose QC15 does have a somewhat thin cord attached to them, I would have liked it to be just a tad thicker for the purpose of living up to the rest of the good quality in the product.
If you buy a pair on Amazon US you can get them for $299 but if you’re lucky you can find a factory renewed set in a Bose outlet store for $250 as well. I can recommend them.
My rating of Bose QuietComfort 15 is 4 out of 5 apples:
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