Bose Quiet Comfort 15 (Silver) comparison

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Bose Quiet Comfort 15 (Silver)

Bose Quiet Comfort 15 (Silver)
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Audio-Technica ATH-M50

Audio-Technica ATH-M50
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Bose QuietComfort 3

Bose QuietComfort 3
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Harman Kardon NC

Harman Kardon NC
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Beats Studio 2013 (White)

Beats Studio 2013 (White)
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Price $269 at 2 stores $314 to $314 at 2 stores $284 to $299 at 3 stores $249 to $299 at 10 stores
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    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 77 reviews 4.5 stars out of 28 reviews 3.5 stars out of 82 reviews 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 4.5 stars out of 3 reviews
Release date August 21, 2009 December 05, 2009 June 15, 2006 September 14, 2012 July 24, 2013
The Bottom Line While they're no bargain, the Bose QuietComfort 15s currently offer the best sound and silencing capabilities in a pair of noise-canceling headphones. The Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones are among the best available for less than $200, offering excellent sound and build quality. With the QuietComfort 3s, Bose has done a remarkable job of shrinking its popular noise-canceling headphones while achieving similarly impressive sound quality--but that engineering feat doesn't come cheap. While they may not be quite as comfortable as Bose's ultrapopular QC 15 headphones, the Harman Kardon NCs offer slightly better sound and have a built-in rechargeable battery to power the active noise-cancellation circuitry. They may not be a bargain at $300, but the new Beats Studio headphones are lighter and better-built, and sound significantly better than the original Beats Studio model.

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Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
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Sound Output Mode Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
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Color Silver
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Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired
Cable
Wired
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Active Noise Canceling Yes
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Headphones Type Headphones - Stereo
Headphones - Stereo
Stereo
Headphones
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Recommended Use Digital player
Cellular phone
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Headphones Form Factor Full size
Full size
Full size
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Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 year warranty
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Product Type Headphones - Wired
Headphones - Wired
- Cable
Headphones
Headphones - Wired
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Remote Control Info unavailable None
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Audio Specifications Info unavailable Frequency Response 15 - 28000 Hz - Sensitivity 99 dB - Impedance 38 Ohm
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Product Description Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling - Headphones
Audio-Technica ATH M50 - Headphones
Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling - Headphones
Harman/kardon NC - Headphones
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