Siddharth ZarabiDec 03, 2009 18:13:08 IST
Bose has introduced the QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones, claiming to be its "quietest" headphones ever. The QuietComfort 15 headphones debut a proprietary electronics approach to active noise reduction, placing microphones both inside and outside the earcup. This electronics system better senses the sound in almost any environment and then more effectively measures, compares and reacts to the noise – instant by instant – to produce an opposing cancellation signal. New proprietary ear cushion technology provides additional passive attenuation. It features a new mechanical design and uses materials selected for specific acoustic properties to block more noise from entering the earcup.
“We believe the QuietComfort 15 headphones offer a combination of benefits unmatched in the industry,” said Ratish Pandey, country manager , Bose India. “We’ve applied our research in noise reduction using an integrated systems approach - an approach as proprietary as our technologies. It requires meticulous engineering to ensure all elements of the headphone work together to achieve our very ambitious performance requirements.”
Proprietary active equalization technology electronically tunes the frequency response of the headphones. Then we have Bose TriPort acoustic headphone structure, a technology featuring small ports in the earcups that claim to increase the low-frequency output of the system.
The QuietComfort 15 headphones feature an around-ear design, a single earcup cable which can be detached for untethered noise reduction. Once the cable is removed, listeners need to flip a switch on the right earcup to activate the proprietary technology. A single AAA battery powers the QC15 headphones for approximately 35 hours of use. The green on/off indicator light flashes when there is approximately five hours of battery life remaining.
The headphones cost Rs. 16,763.
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