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Bose Quiet Comfort 3

Bose Quiet Comfort 3
alaScore 79

8 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Bose Quiet Comfort 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 835 user reviews of Bose QuietComfort 3 from 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

0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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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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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


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....

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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

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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...

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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


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


Bluetooth: No
Connection:3.5 mm Plug

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