Product Reviews (9)
I just bought these over the...
Strengths: Size, Excellent Sound, Noise Isolation
Weakness: Only comes with one battery, Expensive
I just bought these over the weekend and I Love them. I also was looking at the QC2s, but the sound of the QC3s was much better in my opinion. I wish that they came with two batteries since once the battery dies so does the music. They do a great job of isolating external noise. I like that they come with an adapter that you can use to plug into an airplane to listen to music or a movie with them. If you don't want to listen to music, just put them on to reduce the surrounding noise. They are very compact compared to Bose's other headphones.
By chastom2 - Jul 25, 2006
Bose QuietComfort3 Headphones
Strengths: Smaller and lighter
Weakness: Expensive-- but worth it!
These head phones are lighter, and the sound canceling technology is evern better than the QuietComfort 2 head phone I have. EAsier to carry- being flatter and lighter. The rechargable battery is great-- 20 hours worth-- so you don't have to worry about carrying extra batteries, and you have limited risk of running out of juice. But, you also don't have the choice of plugging ina new battery if you DO run out of juice.
All in all, one of the few high-tech, high end products that live up to their promises.
By tiberite - Jul 9, 2006
QC3 is one of the best headphones i have had, like a geforce 8800 of headphones.
Strengths: Superb noise cancelling,Deep Bass subject to input and eq. Use it with Creative Audigy ZX Platinum Pro
Weakness: Price tag
These are one of the best hp i ahev used.I always go for the best in class, you should use this while playing half life 2 or something.Feels the game.
Noise cancelling is the best.I am waiting for the QC4 hopefully they introduce the 5.1 surround sound in those.
Buy it if you can afford it,its the best out there.
Shure 5's are very good as well, depends while ear plug you want.
I bought it from Bose direct cost'd me £280 but worth every penny.
By WMAlik - Nov 25, 2006
A great purchase
Strengths: Outstanding sound quality, comfortable to wear
Weakness: No European plug for the charger was included
This is a high-end product that provides excellent sound quality. I comes with a slim designed carrying case that makes it very easy to bring along both the headphones, the charger and the airplane adapter. The only downside is that it doesn't include any European plug for the charger, so if you travel to Europe, make sure to bring one along.
By svensken - Nov 29, 2009
Bose QC3 headphones
Strengths: Excellent fit and finish, compact size and outstanding sound quality (even better than the QC2 and more comfortable). I like to disconnect the cord and use them as as a noise canceling headset.
Weakness: Spendy. Comes with only one rechargeable battery (though I like that the battery is rechargeable).
I am pleased with my purchase. The QC3 are the best headphones I have used/owned. I loved my QC2s but the QC3 outshines them. The carrying case is well built and protects the headset. From The Clash to Hank Williams to Sonic Youth to Muddy Waters and The Mexican Institute of Sound, the Bose QC3 headset administers the music to my brain direct and lovingly. For all it's enclosed technology, the QC3 is remarkably warm and delicious. Well done Bose. I whole-heartedly recommend them.
By anonymous; - Aug 23, 2007
QC3 after a week on the road
Strengths: Nice form factor, good travel case / carryall
Weakness: Uncomfortable over long haul (transat flights), NR performance fair, sound quality mediocre.
After just returning from Europe I have to say I am not too happy with my QC3s. Like most Bose products I have owned, the sound quality is very muddy/midrangey (bass is not bad but treble end is nonexistent). On long flights they are uncomfortable and I find myself taking them off quite often to let my ears recover. Sound reduction is okay but in my opinion not much better than my $40 Kensingtons, certainly not for almost 10x the price. Hate to say it but these are going back: more hype than performance in my opinion.
By anonymous; - Aug 2, 2006
Great Overall sound
Strengths: Extra-ordinary sound quality, comfort and fit.
Weakness: Not recommended for high impact work-outs. And this goes without saying, cost!
Next to my M&K 750THK 5.1 home audio speaker system... and next to my Polk reference car speakers (powered by Alpine amps), The Bose QC3s are the best things that have touched my ears. Is it worth it? For $349, it better be worth it! They sound great! I’ve tried Sony, Sennheiser, and JVC noise cancellation headphones. Don’t bother! I tell people that I could NOT find reason NOT to buy these headphones. I totally adore this device. Other than using them on the plane, I use them at the weight room and for non-impact cardio. With regards to durability, I would take extra-special care with these. The hard-zippered care is ideal for travel protection and a place to store my ipod. I’ve had mine for 6-months and the battery life is still outstanding, 15-20 hours per charge (I wish my ipod had that battery life). The phones are very comfortable and fit well ON my ear (as oppose to around my ear, for the QC2 model).
By anonymous; - Apr 30, 2007
Bose QuietComfort QC 3
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By testseek.com - Feb 23, 2012
Best Travel Accessories
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