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Bose QuietComfort 3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1511 reviews of Bose QuietComfort 3. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and portability. The noise isolation and comfort are also mentioned favorably, whereas the mids quality and reliability get critical reviews. There are some mixed opinions about the durability.

sound, comfort, noise isolation, portability, usability

price, reliability, mids quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Bose QuietComfort 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bose QuietComfort 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 160 user reviews of Bose QuietComfort 3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the portability and usability. The noise isolation and comfort also get good feedback. Many are negative about the reliability and price.

sound, comfort, noise isolation, usability, portability

price, reliability

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose QuietComfort 3 Noise-Cancelling Headphones Black and SilverBose QuietComfort 3 Noise-Cancelling Headphones Black and Silver

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Bose QuietComfort 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 850 user reviews of Bose QuietComfort 3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Views about the usability and portability are on the whole positive. The noise isolation and comfort also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the mids quality and reliability, and there are mixed opinions on the durability and price.

sound, comfort, noise isolation, portability, usability

reliability, mids quality

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose® QuietComfort® 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® Headphones(Old Version)Bose® QuietComfort® 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® Headphones(Old Version)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Bose QuietComfort 3

 

Boom, buzz and bustle begone, thanks to these noise cancelling headphones.

Excellent noise cancellation, Excellent accessories bundle, Fun sound

Expensive, Sound quality not in-line with price

Jan, 2014

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Bose Quietcomfort 3

 

Very effective noise-cancelling, thanks to generous padding and technology talents. But they are just too smooth to offer true realism. Pricey, too.

Expert review by : Which? (which.co.uk)

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Sep, 2007

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Bose QuietComfort 3

 

Bose QuietComfort 3 are noise cancelling headphones. It boasts of the ability to fade unwanted sounds into the background and provide clear, crisp and rich audio. Having a lightweight and compact design, it can easily be worn for long periods listening...

Bose has created a pair of cans that effortlessly delivers a winning blend of comfort, portability and audio quality. Great if you can stomach shelling out the cash. Bose QuietComfort 3 is tagged with Bose and headphones. Select a tag (Bose, for...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by (lordpercy.com)

It's Oh So Quiet - Bose Quiet Comfort 3 Review

 

Travelling from the city of Sin to the airport of Essex, the Lordpercy team test Bose's new set of noise cancelling headphones. Can they deaden the roar of the engines and chatter of cabin crew while providing quality audio reproduction?

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Jonny Evans (macworld.co.uk)

QuietComfort 3

 

If you're after a professional headset solution that also cancels out external noise, look no further than this Bose set.

Comfortable, effective, good sound, no need to for an extra device containing power and noise-cancelling technology

Bass can impact some music, proprietary batteries mean you must keep them charged, quite noticeable

These are battery powered, using specially designed rechargeable cells that slip into the right-hand earpiece. You can expect 20 hours of playback on one charge. Popping into a shop for emergency replacements isn't an option but the system ships with...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Ben Griffin (knowyourmobile.com)

Bose QuietComfort 3 review

 

Silence is golden. Perhaps not in the Victorian sense, but in the 'can't hear a thing for miles' sense it's bliss. It's why we pay good money to travel abroad, move to the country and sleep away from our snoring partner - if they suffer from the noisy...

Noise-cancellation is incredible, Comfortable, Numerous handy extras

The price, Can take a little getting used to

If you are sick of that noisy flight or train journey and want a good bassy sound, the Bose QuietComfort 3 headphones are worth all those pennies

Expert review by : James Dickinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Bose QuietComfort 3

 

i>Come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away. If you can use some exotic booze there's a bar in far Bombay. Come fly with me, we'll fly, we'll fly a...

Excellent noise cancelling, rechargeable

Can't listen without batteries, expensive

The QuietComfort 3 headphones offer exceptional noise cancelling, and while they may not provide the best sound quality on the market, they are extremely appealing for frequent travelers.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Mike Kobrin (pcmag.com)

Bose QuietComfort 3

 

The Bose QuietComfort 3 noise-canceling headphones are smaller—but not necessarily better—than their predecessor.

Very good noise canceling. Small form factor. 20-hour rechargeable battery. Good sound quality. Very comfortable.

Doesn't work unless switched on and battery has power. Ear pads will make your ears sweat. Case is nearly as bulky as that of the QC2. Expensive.

these headphones are very comfortable, but personally i prefer circumaural designs (which go around your ear instead of on top of them). the pads did get a little moist after about an hour of continuous use, but i didn't really feel that i needed a...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Bose QuietComfort headphone review

 

Bose QuietComfort 3 Whether or not you think they're overpriced, Bose's luxuriously designed QuietComfort models have set the standard for premium noise-canceling headphones . As their model number indicates, the $349 QuietComfort 3s are the third...

Bose's QuietComfort 3 headphones are a smaller and more compact follow-up to the QuietComfort 2s. They offer a more compact design, extracomfortable cushy foam earpieces, a rechargeable battery, full sound, and effective noise-canceling circuitry, and...

The Bose QuietComfort 3s are even more expensive than their predecessors. And when the battery dies, so does the music.

With the QuietComfort 3s, Bose has done a remarkable job of shrinking its popular noise-canceling headphones while achieving similarly impressive sound quality--but that engineering feat doesn't come cheap.

Jun, 2006

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:200
Battery life (max):25
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.7

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver
Foldable: Yes
Headset type:Binaural
Volume Control:Digital
Wearing style:Head-band

Ergonomics

Detachable cable: Yes

Headphones

Acoustic system:Closed
Ear coupling:Circumaural / Supraaural
Noise-canceling: Yes
Wearing style:Head-band

Microphone

Noise-canceling: Yes

Other features

Charger:Y
Depth:18.8
Depth (imperial):18.8
Dimensions (WxDxH):133 x 57 x 187 / 60 x 0 x 75
Height :5.71
Height (imperial):5.71
Width:13.3
Width (imperial):13.3

Packaging Data

Airplane plug: Yes
Battery charger included: Yes
Carrying case: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quantity:1

Performance

Brand compatibility:Any brand
Connectivity Technology:Wired/Bluetooth

Ports & interfaces

3.5 mm connector:Y
Cable Length:1.5 / 1.67
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Device interface:3.5 mm (1/8")

Power

Battery Capacity:200
Battery life (max):25
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.7
Rechargeable: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Battery weight:200
Depth:5.7
Height :18.7 / 19
Weight:136 / 136.1 / 145
Width:13.3 / 13.5