I've been looking at the Bose Quiet Comfort 15 headphones and they get a 5 star rating in the magazine, is there a better set of noise-cancelling headphones in the same price range? Preferably over-ear.
They're the best we've tested to date- beating our previous Award-winners, the Sennheiser PXC450 headphones: overview of the review here
I'd try and hear both before you buy - the Sennheisers are a slightly different proposition (bigger; run on standard batteries) you may prefer, even if we think the new Bose pair come out on top
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Second to the Bose was the Goldring NS1000, superb at £60 from Play.com. Why spend more?
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I've only tried the Bose QuietComfort 2 & Goldring NS1000 (which I recently bought).
Bose is certainly better with sound (can't say it's 5 times better, considering it costs 5 times that of the Goldrings if you buy it from play.com) and much better with noise cancellation.
The problem with Goldrings I have noticed, is that they leak sound. Also, the case in which they come doesn't have a strap. I usually carry only my Bose headphones with me when I'm flying (& check the rest of my baggage in) and the strap comes in very handy.
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