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Review: Bose QuietComfort 15 (QC15) Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

As with QuietComfort 2, QuietComfort 15 is a pair of black and silver, “around-ear” headphones with soft leather and foam padding for the top of your head, as well as your ears, cushioning the plastic surfaces that would otherwise cause the most physical discomfort during extended listening. Black plastic frames are used to hold the earcups in place, and metal is found inside the stems to help QC15 expand to fit larger heads. A single…

Review: Westone Westone 1 True-Fit Earphones

The single most impressive thing about Westone 1 is its almost crazy array of pack-ins. Westone ships each pair of the earphones with three sets of different-sized foam eartips, three sets each of gray and translucent white eartips, one set of rubber triple flanges, a cleaning brush, a volume attenuator, a 1/8” headphone adapter, and a zippered ballistic nylon carrying case with a two-sided clip. This represents a dramatic upgrade from the…