Bose shows off QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

Bose QuietComfort 15

Here’s some exciting tidbit for music aficionados. Recently Bose rolled out new QuietComfort headphones which the company claims to be quietest. Christened QuietComfort 15 acoustic noise cancelling headphones aka QC 15, this new Bose offering should offer advanced performance with its interesting features.

The company reveals these headphones through considerable engineering enhancements in active and passive noise reduction technologies. The QC 15 apparently delivers more attenuation in louder environments and across a wider range of frequencies. And that too while still retaining the audio quality and comfortable fit of the QuietComfort headphone line.

“We believe the QuietComfort 15 headphones offer a combination of benefits unmatched in the industry,” remarked Ratish Pandey, country manager, Bose India. “We’ve applied our research in noise reduction using an integrated systems approach -– an approach as proprietary as our technologies. It requires meticulous engineering to ensure all elements of the headphone work together to achieve our very ambitious performance requirements.”

Premiering a more sophisticated, proprietary electronics approach to active noise reduction, the headphones are housed with microphones both inside and outside the earcup. This allows the electronics system to sense the sound in a much improved manner in virtually any environment. It also allows effective measurement, comparison and reaction to the noise. With these attributes, the headphones effortlessly generate an opposing cancellation signal.

Sporting a novel proprietary ear cushion technology for additional passive attenuation, the headphones also boast of an innovative mechanical design. The fabrication puts to use materials chosen for specific acoustic properties that enable blockage of more noise from entering the earcup. Supposedly overcoming the inherent challenge of all headphones, this new Bose offering has been engineered to offer a consistent experience for all users.

Delivering a quieter environment with more definition and detail, music buffs should enjoy an advanced music experience. The frequency response of the headphones is electronically tuned thanks to the patent active equalization technology. This permits the headphones to reproduce correct instruments and vocals. Integrated with the Bose TriPort acoustic headphone structure, the technology packs in small ports in the earcups to augment the low-frequency output of the system significantly.

An around-ear design that adds to the comfort factor and a single earcup cable that can be detached for untethered noise reduction are also onboard. Users simply need to flip a switch on the right earcup to activate the proprietary technology once the cable is removed. Powered by a single AAA battery, the headphones should last around 35 hours. It also houses a green on/off indicator light that flashes when nearly five hours of battery life is remaining. The earcups rotate to a flat resting position for compact storage. This should also allow them to easily snuggle into the provided newly designed carrying case.

Replacing the QuietComfort 2 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones, the new QuietComfort 15 are available in silver. They are available for Rs. 16,763.