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Bose QuietComfort 3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1374 reviews of Bose QuietComfort 3. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the bass quality and design. The sound and comfort also get good feedback. The portability and durability get mixed reviews. The reliability and price get less positive comments.

usability, comfort, sound, design, bass quality

price, reliability

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bose QuietComfort 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 184 user reviews of Bose QuietComfort 3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the bass quality and design are generally positive. The sound and comfort also get good comments. There are some less positive opinions about the reliability and portability, and there are some mixed reviews about the durability.

usability, comfort, sound, design, bass quality

price, portability, reliability

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

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Amazon.com review summary for Bose QuietComfort 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 796 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. People really like the usability.

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81% 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® HeadphonesBose Quietcomfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

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BOSE Quiet Comfort 3

 

It was only a few days ago that we reviewed the Genius Noise Cancellation headphones, and waxed eloquent on opportunities for cheap makes in the market. What we have here now is the baap of them all, perched on the opposite end of the spectrum. Bose's...

Overall the QC3 is an interesting product that's poised to be the market leader in this new genre of headphones. However, we feel the tag of Rs 21,600 amounts to mindless premium pricing – even Seinnheisers cost less. (It's small consolation, but all...

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Bose QuietComfort 3 Headphones

 

Does its 'noise cancellation' USP live up to its name?

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[レビュー]世界最高峰のノイズキャンセリング機能--ボーズ「QuietComfort3」がトップに君臨する理由

 

メーカー各社から続々と登場するノイズキャンセリング・ヘッドホン。だが、いまだにノイズキャンセリング・ヘッドホンというコンセプトを作り上げた、ボーズのヘッドホンを超える商品はなかなか登場しない。その圧倒的な実力はどこにあるのか?ノイズキャンセリング・ヘッドホンが乱立する今だからこそ、改めて検証することにした。

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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...

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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

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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...

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Bose QuietComfort 3

 

The Bose QuietComfort 3s are indeed significantly smaller their predecessors, and they feature an on-ear ( supra-aural ) rather than the over-the-ear ( circumaural ) design of the QuietComfort 2s. Impressively, the earpieces employ a cushy memory foam...

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.

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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

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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...

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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.

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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