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Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones - Limited Edition (Discontinued) (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by Review Summary ,  Sep 9, 2015

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Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones - Limited Edition (Discontinued) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 348 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.6
Returned or considering to return: 3.7%

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Individual Feature Rating
Comfortable5.0   above average
Travel4.7   above average
Noise-cancellation4.6   above average
Sound4.6   above average
Noise4.5   above average
Quality4.5   average
Music4.4   average
Audio4.2   average
Video4.1   average
Battery4.0   average
Price3.5   below average
Cable2.9   below average


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Audio

Audio:
"I had the audio technical ones before but they were extremely hot and uncomfortable in summertime and didn't help when ambulances and firetrucks drove by."
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"The reason for not-five-stars is that, as other reviewers pointed out, the headsets feel a bit more cheaply made than they ought to be, and the audio is not as amazing as you would think with elite-tier headsets."
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"I find passive noise cancelling very uncomfortable and it lowers the audio quality."
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"So after 2 years these things finally gave out on me but damn was it a good ride great audio awesome noise cancelation i would wear these to sleep if i could if u ever invent some to sleep just let me knowSHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY ^_^"
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"I used these for my live audio mixes and it was crystal clear even though exterior SPLs reached above 110dB."
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"The airplane noise is mostly eliminated allowing you to enjoy your audio, get some sleep or just repel the chatty person sitting next to you."
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"No regrets - sound cancellation is by far superior to what I've seen against Audio Technica's."
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"The Bose headphones have excellent audio, and the noise canceling feature works very well."
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Battery

Battery:
"A problem with them is that they take batteries (AAA batteries),though the average battery life is about 35 hours."
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"Pros:- Excellent noise cancellation- Last long time on a single battery- Exceptional Outstanding support if warranty service is requiredCons:- Not working in a normal listening mode if battery is dead- Should shutdown after on for X hours - just keep forgetting them on which will drain the battery"
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"The only thing I will complain is that an AAA battery is requried even you would like to listen to music without any cancelling features."
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"The only drawback is that unlike standard headphones these require a battery."
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"They are very comfortable, battery life is great and sound quality is excellent."
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"I'm glad I have headphones which are powered by battery I don't always have the opportunity to recharge when you are away but the case does allow you to carry spare batteries :) They are comfortable and I love the blue."
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"My only issue is that I would like them to be able to get louder (they are louder with a fresh battery)."
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"Pros:- Excellent noise cancellation- Last long time on a single battery- Exceptional Outstanding support if warranty service is requiredCons:- Not working in a normal listening mode if battery is dead- Should shutdown after on for X hours - just keep forgetting them on which will drain the battery"
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"Great battery life also."
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Cable

Cable:
"Not sure if it's my unit or a universal problem though - the cable connections seemed buggy."
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"It's a pretty flimsy cord."
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"I was worried about the strength of the cables as they are quite skinny."
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"At first, I thought it was the just the cable, but when I tried replacing the cable but still had the problem, I knew it was the jack."
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"One of my worries with these headphones is that these do feel very flimsy, from the headset to the cables."
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"Love that fact that they came with a cord with an iPhone compatible mic and controls."
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"The cable is thin, but it's still good quality and it's designed to be replaceable."
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"It's a pretty flimsy cord."
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"Sound quality is great, ear comfort on long hauls is great, the ANR works very well, and the recessed cord connector is a nice design touch."
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"Hi, I bought this headphones and are amazing, the sound is really great and the noise cancel is really great, in this new version (one of my friends bought the same headphones like one year ago) you could choose to not listen music just not plugging the cord to the headphones and it's really good just to noise-cancel in a flight."
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Color

Color:
"(Also...the color change is great because there's less chance of getting yours mixed up with your neighbors' set.)"
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"I love the unique, limited time color."
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"Luv the limited blue color as well."
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"THe QC15 is the best NC headset I've ever tried and the blue color is cool (albeit totally unnecessary! )"
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"The color on the limited edition looks cool as well."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"Bose product are great, i had other noise cancelling headphone but these are the most comfortable to wear on a long trip."
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"They do not totally block out outside noise but do a good job while given a comfortable sonic experience while listening to anything I have thrown at them."
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"The headphones are comfortable and the noise cancellation is good."
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"They do a great job of isolated noise and are very comfortable."
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"They are very comfortable, battery life is great and sound quality is excellent."
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Design

Design:
"I was worried about the complaints about the quality of the headphones, but when I received them, I understood how these are designed."
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"One note - these are designed to let the sound of speaking in, so they are not a good option if that is what you are trying to cancel out"
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"My only complaint with the QC-3's was the on-ear design hurt my ears after an hour or two."
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"The cable is thin, but it's still good quality and it's designed to be replaceable."
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"Sound quality is great, ear comfort on long hauls is great, the ANR works very well, and the recessed cord connector is a nice design touch."
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"These are light and very nicely designed."
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"the headphones are comfortable and neatly designed."
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"This feature is not designed for gamers only; but it is designed for people who enjoy watching movies."
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Light

Light:
"Super comfortable and light on the head."
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"These amazing comfortable light Bose headphones are the way to go."
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"These headphones have great sound cancelling capabilities, and are very light given how comfortable they are."
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"i have bose headphones already and is probably one of best that i've listened with light weight and very comfortable ."
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"Great noise reducers, plugged into my iphone for some light jazz and I can shut out the rest of the world and get some work done at the office."
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Listening

Listening:
"Pros:- Excellent noise cancellation- Last long time on a single battery- Exceptional Outstanding support if warranty service is requiredCons:- Not working in a normal listening mode if battery is dead- Should shutdown after on for X hours - just keep forgetting them on which will drain the battery"
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"I've spent months on picking out a great pair of expensive quality headphones as I've always had ear buds and they get annoying on planes or listening to music while someone else has the TV on."
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"They do not totally block out outside noise but do a good job while given a comfortable sonic experience while listening to anything I have thrown at them."
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"It's great at noise canceling (others can still easily hear what you're listening to though!"
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"Combine the noise cancellation with listening to music or a movie and these headphones are wonderful."
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"They are comfortable, easy to use, have great sound and you can unplug from them if you are watching a movie or listening to music when you get up to walk around the plane."
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"Sound quality is not audiophile but quite good enough for listening in noisy environments."
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Music

Music:
"These headphones not only excel at bringing down the annoying part of noise, the bass or boomy part of everyday sound, it also reduces overall noise, relaxing you and letting you hear missing little details in music."
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"With music on, it's hard to hear ANYTHING."
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"If you want to TRULY drown all the noise out, I put on my ear plugs + these headphones (without music on) and everything else outside was dead silent."
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"The one big complaint here is that they can't be used to listen to music movies without a battery."
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"I've spent months on picking out a great pair of expensive quality headphones as I've always had ear buds and they get annoying on planes or listening to music while someone else has the TV on."
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"I'm finding that I've missed a lot of detail in the music I listen to."
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"clear music."
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"Beats (or whatever they are called) for their accuracy in playing the music as it has been written without the over emphasis on the bass...."
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"If you really like music, this is the BEST possible option vs."
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"These headphones are excellent for anyone looking to either listen to music, or those just trying to drown out the sound around them."
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"When she does use them to listen to music she says they are excellent headphones."
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Noise

Noise:
"Even cancels out the annoying white noise generators we have in the ceiling."
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"These headphones not only excel at bringing down the annoying part of noise, the bass or boomy part of everyday sound, it also reduces overall noise, relaxing you and letting you hear missing little details in music."
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"While the Beats headphones were great looking, they were uncomfortable and did not do a great job canceling noise."
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"It reduces the background noise so much you might feel a weird sensation the first time you put them on."
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"Noise canceling is the best I've used, but again not as good as I'd like."
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"So after 2 years these things finally gave out on me but damn was it a good ride great audio awesome noise cancelation i would wear these to sleep if i could if u ever invent some to sleep just let me knowSHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY ^_^"
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"Really cancel out noise and make movies and voice clear."
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"Great for dialing out the noise on an airplane."
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"Bose product are great, i had other noise cancelling headphone but these are the most comfortable to wear on a long trip."
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"Noise cancelling feature is outstanding, but the sound quality really disappointed me with such a price."
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Noise-cancellation

Noise-cancellation:
"There is no question that these are the best noise-cancelling headphones for airline travel."
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"Noise-Cancelling Features work perfectly."
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"Noise-Cancelling is amazing but the sound is about average."
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"The noise-cancelling aspect is a great feature, but who walks around with headphones on and no sound at all?"
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"I love these headphones, and feel they have the best noise-canceling technology from any other headphone."
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"Pros:Easily the best as far as pure noise-canceling is concernedCons:Cannot be used at all without battery."
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Price

Price:
"Noise cancelling feature is outstanding, but the sound quality really disappointed me with such a price."
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"Pros:* Comfortable* Cancel noise very well (they are priceless on an airplane)* I think the sounds quality is very good, but an audiophile may disagreeCons:* The price* For the price, they feel rather flimsy, but I've taken care of them and haven't had problems thus far."
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"Perhaps we received a bad pair, but either way, the product was disappointing enough that we couldn't justify spending the money to keep them for even listening to television late at night, let alone enjoying actual music."
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"While they were (relatively) comfortable for wear, the sound quality for which Bose seems to be known was unacceptable, especially for the price."
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"Disliked paying the high price for Bose quality."
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"Noise cancelling feature is outstanding, but the sound quality really disappointed me with such a price."
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"I cant say I notice an extreme difference in the level of noise cancelling superiority in other areas for the money, but the comfort alone and the sirens, since I live in a city near hospitals, is certainly worth it, since I have them on a great deal of the time."
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"Pros:* Comfortable* Cancel noise very well (they are priceless on an airplane)* I think the sounds quality is very good, but an audiophile may disagreeCons:* The price* For the price, they feel rather flimsy, but I've taken care of them and haven't had problems thus far."
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"The sound signature isn't terrible at all, it just isn't up there with other cans in the same price range."
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Quality

Quality:
"The sound is great but the quality of workmanship if flimsy."
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"Noise cancelling feature is outstanding, but the sound quality really disappointed me with such a price."
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"While they were (relatively) comfortable for wear, the sound quality for which Bose seems to be known was unacceptable, especially for the price."
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"Disliked paying the high price for Bose quality."
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"The sound quality is great, maybe a little weak on the lows, but that is fine."
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"I was worried about the complaints about the quality of the headphones, but when I received them, I understood how these are designed."
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"The sound is great but the quality of workmanship if flimsy."
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"Great quality."
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"Noise cancelling feature is outstanding, but the sound quality really disappointed me with such a price."
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"Noise canceling exceeded expectations and sound quality met expectations."
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"I purchased Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint headphones but I found their product to be inferior with regard to comfort, noise cancellation, and sound quality."
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Sound

Sound:
"The sound is great but the quality of workmanship if flimsy."
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"Noise cancelling feature is outstanding, but the sound quality really disappointed me with such a price."
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"While they were (relatively) comfortable for wear, the sound quality for which Bose seems to be known was unacceptable, especially for the price."
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"The only problem is when i am outside working and sweating it messes up the sound for some reason like they are shorting out."
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"The sound quality is great, maybe a little weak on the lows, but that is fine."
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"Although the noise cancelling is excellent, the sound reproduction isn't the best out there (Shure, Sennheiser, etc."
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"Noise-Cancelling is amazing but the sound is about average."
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"They're about a 100 bucks cheaper, do a perfect job and have way better sound."
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"The sound is great but the quality of workmanship if flimsy."
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"This version in the metallic blue looks amazing and the sound is crisp."
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"Noise cancelling feature is outstanding, but the sound quality really disappointed me with such a price."
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Travel

Travel:
"There is no question that these are the best noise-cancelling headphones for airline travel."
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"I fly and travel a lot for work, These headphones are so good they allow me to fall asleep before the plane even pulls away from the gate."
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"It is compact and travels very well."
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"They travel well in the included case and any frequent flyer knows these are a status symbol for air travelers."
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"The Best noise cancellation head set ever, perfect for everyday use with mp3 devices, Ipod Iphone, as well as air travel!"
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"I would totally recommend the QC15, JUST for travel."
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Video

Video:
"The one big complaint here is that they can't be used to listen to music movies without a battery."
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"I use this for computer study course videos as an adult student, not for a great audiophile experience."
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"Negate most of the annoying sounds around you and focus on your audiobook, movie, music or whatever you listen to."
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"Really cancel out noise and make movies and voice clear."
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"Combine the noise cancellation with listening to music or a movie and these headphones are wonderful."
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"They are comfortable, easy to use, have great sound and you can unplug from them if you are watching a movie or listening to music when you get up to walk around the plane."
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"Can now enjoy movies and pick up nuances in the speech etc."
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"For watching movies on a plane, these are perfect."
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