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Bose QuietComfort 3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1038 reviews of Bose QuietComfort 3. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the usability and portability. The noise isolation and comfort also get good reviews. Comments are divided on the durability. Many are less positive about the mids quality and reliability.

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 by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bose QuietComfort 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 146 user reviews of Bose QuietComfort 3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the portability and noise isolation. The usability and comfort are also mentioned favorably. The reliability and price get less positive reviews.

sound, comfort, usability, noise isolation, portability

price, reliability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose QuietComfort® 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphonesBose QuietComfort 3 Noise-Cancelling Headphones Black and SilverBose Quiet Comfort 3 (QC3) replacement ear cushions

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Bose QuietComfort 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 632 user reviews of Bose QuietComfort 3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Views about the usability and noise isolation are generally positive. The portability and comfort also get good comments. The mids quality and reliability get critical opinions. There are some mixed reviews about the durability.

sound, comfort, portability, noise isolation, usability

price, reliability, mids quality

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Mark Brezinski (headphoneinfo.com)

Bose QuietComfort 3 Headphones Review - Intro

 

The Bose QuietComfort 3 headphones are the on-ear sequel to the wildly popular QuietComfort 2s. And like many movie sequels, it's much of the same thing; good active noise cancellation, but only middling sound quality. In terms of qualities, these...

These headphones look great and come with a case full of goodies.; The noise cancellation blocks out a lot of low frequency sounds ; The QC3s are very comfortable, and their case helps manage them on the go ; The QC3s are like a more compact version of...

Compared to the QC2s, the QC3s offer far fewer goodies ; In just about every other category, the QC3s underachieved.; The case will still take up a lot of room in your bag ; The QC3s offer slightly better audio quality than the QC2s, but not so much to...

Apr, 2008
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Expert review by: Russ Fischer (laptopmag.com)

Bose QuietComfort3

 

The market leader in noise-canceling headphones is now smaller and more expensive, but not better.

More compact and portable than QC2 • Long listening time • Very good noise dampening • Works with optional cell phone connection kit

Not as comfortable as QC2 • Expensive • Muddy mid and upper frequencies

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: Mike Kobrin (pcmag.com)

Bose QuietComfort 3

 

Bose is certainly on top of the noise-canceling headphone market. Its QuietComfort 2 headset was a runaway success, even at the hefty price of $299 (list). With the release of the Bose QuietComfort 3 (QC3), the company appears to be testing the limits...

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.

The Bose QuietComfort 3 headphones are better than most noise-canceling models, but I still prefer the QuietComfort 2. The QC3's are very comfortable, and they provide good sound and very good noise cancellation; they make ears happy, but you pay...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: techreviewsource (techreviewsource.com)

Bose QuietComfort 3

 

Bose is at the leading edge of noise-canceling headphones and they have been for quite a while. Their earlier models of the QuietComfort were a huge success despite their costly price. Their latest model, the Bose QuietComfort 3, has some added...

Very comfortable ; Excellent noise cancellation ; Good design & included case

Audio quality is not perfect, but still above-average

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Mark Brezinski (washingtonpost.com)

Bose QuietComfort 3

 

The Bose QuietComfort 3 headphones are the on-ear sequel to the wildly popular QuietComfort 2s. Other than wear style, the QC3s look very similar to the QC2s. You'll find foam padding on the ear cups and band, all of which is covered with a very soft...

Other than the cancellation and its hang-ups, the QC3s offer a lot in terms of aesthetics and usability. They're sleek, reserved enough to not embarrass you at work, and certainly look like an expensive pair of headphones. With a closed-back design and...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Mark Brezinski (reviewed.com)

Bose QuietComfort 3

 

Our in-depth review of the Bose QuietComfort 3 headphones.

Audiophiles that don't instinctively scoff at the branding will find the sound quality lacking.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: 3LUXE (3luxe.com)

Bose QuietComfort 3

 

Bose was started in 1964 by Dr. Amar G. Bose, who set out to recreate the realism of a live concert in audio equipment. Since that time, exhaustive research and innovation have made Bose one of the most respected industry leaders in audio equipment....

May, 2007

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

Bose QuietComfort 3 Noise-Canceling Headphones Review and Prices

 

Bose still produces its excellent QuietComfort 2 headphones, but its QuietComfort 3 are ideal if you desire a smaller, more portable design. The QuietComfort 3 headphones have significantly smaller earcups that fit snugly on your ears, instead of...

Smaller and more portable than the QuietComfort 2, effective noise-reduction and cancellation

Expensive, still larger and heavier than most other headphones

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: iLounge (ilounge.com)

Bose QuietComfort 3 (QC3) Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

 

After releasing its first QuietComfort Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones for travellers more than a decade ago, and especially since the release of its even more popular QuietComfort 2 sequel three years ago, Bose Corporation has been a moving...

Bose's first "on-ear" noise-cancelling headphone design, applying active noise-cancellation and comfort technologies taken from its earlier QuietComfort headphones to a smaller and equally comfortable alternative. Includes rechargeable battery and wall...

Smaller earpieces provide far less passive noise isolation than earlier QC2 design, resulting in listener's ability to still hear external loud noises while QC3 headphones are on ; not as good for noisy motorized travel applications. Overall sound...

But whereas the QC2s are engrossing enough to essentially make the world around you disappear almost immediately, the QC3s won't, unless you have small ears, and even then, probably not as effectively as the QC2s. The QC2's bigger cups and their...

Aug, 2006

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Bose QuietComfort 3

 

Bose's refusal to provide specifications is the reason that the QuietComfort 3 is ranked so low in our review. They have received positive user ratings over the years and seem to be well-made. Many of the problems with these headphones have been...

As expected, these headphones have a lightweight design and Bose-quality sound

Bose does not give any technical specifications for its headphones

We believe these are good noise-canceling headphones. We just can't confirm it through direct comparision.

Product Specifications

Configuration

Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
DECT: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Integrated Amplifier: No
LCD Display: No
Mute Control: No
Neckband: No
Noise Cancellation: Yes
Speakers:STEREO
Switchbox from Telephone to Headset: No
Volume Control: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Connection:3.5 mm Plug
USB: No

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone:Not Applicable
Indoor/Outdoor :Outdoor
Product Type:Mini Headphones
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:Headband Headset / Mini / Leightweight / Mini Headphones / Traditional Headphone
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