This post isn’t so much a review as it is praise for the one thing I never travel without: my headphones. These aren’t just any headphones though, these are the Bose QC-15’s. Since I like to travel, whether it’s for work or pleasure (usually the latter), I find myself on an airplane at least every month or two. I never realized how noisy an airplane was until I started using these headphones though. Now when I take them off while I’m flying it feels like I’m in the middle of a class 4 hurricane.
I suppose I could just leave them on the whole flight since they changed the rules recently but that’s a little too anti-social for me. I like talking to and meeting new people. But once I get bored, it’s nice to have my headphones at the ready. The only problem is that sometimes they work too well and you can’t hear the announcements over the speakers.
Where Do I Use Them?
I see people sporting them from time to time at the gym but they look pretty stupid to be honest. The headphones are big and kind of bulky so they’re not great for working out and other active activities. Obviously I use them a lot when I travel, but they probably get the most use when I’m at work. My new job isn’t as bad, but at my old job it was so freaking loud. Everyone was always talking loudly and having stand-up meetings right near my desk; I couldn’t get any work done.
Now all I have to do is queue up a little Vivaldi and put my headphones on and I can’t hear a thing. The thing I like most about these headphones is that you don’t have to listen at a very high volume to block out noise. I set it low to medium and the noise-canceling does the rest.
PF Pro Approved
If you follow me on social media (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram), you know that I love to use the hashtag #pfproapproves. These headphones are definitely PF Pro approved. Even though they are a ridiculous $300, they are so worth it. I honestly debated over buying these headphones for a year before I finally pulled the trigger. Just to put things in perspective, I bought a house in less time than it took me to buy a pair of headphones.
When I finally got the headphones, I told myself that I would try them out for a month and return them if I didn’t like them (I love Amazon’s Return Policy). After a month, I was straight hooked. I even started bringing them home so I could get work done at home. Moral of the story is: I really like them even though they are expensive.
Are They Worth It?
Regular readers already know how cheap I am, I actually love to admit it. When people see me wearing my nice Lacoste Polo Shirt I always make sure to tell them it’s a knock-off from the Philippines (although you would never know the difference). I don’t want someone to think I’m stupid enough to pay $100 for a t-shirt.
There are probably some comparable headphones out there on the market that will save you a $100, but I don’t have the time or the patience to filter through each and every one of them. I look at what the people are saying: the reviews on Amazon are amazing and everyone I know who owns a pair loves them. The only people that say they’re too expensive are the ones who don’t own a pair. Sometimes it’s worth it to pay a little more.
So readers, do you think these headphones at $300 are worth it or are you content with your $5 earbuds? If you’re low on $$, do not buy these because you will not be able to return them, I guarantee it!
-Harry @ PF Pro
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