Bose Quietcomfort 3 Headphone, Can’t Fly Without Them

These are a huge step up from my previous and much cheaper noise cancelling headset. Great comfort, better audio quality – but surprisingly, not that big a step out at excluding background noise when flying. They do a very good job at that, but only a little better than my previous and much cheaper headset, which is one reason why the bose set only gets a 4 rather than 5 star rating. The other is that the travel case for them does not easily take power adapters – rather an omission given what you’re likely to need when travelling away from home and using the case.

I seem to spend too much of my life in airports and on planes. My bose quietcomfort 3 headphones are a lifesaver. Screaming children disappear. I find them very comfortable; enough so to wear for hours. I have, on occasion, simply put the headphones on and turned them on. With no audio source; just peace and quiet.

Amazing really comfortable to wear with great audio playback.

Key specs for Bose Quietcomfort 3 Headphone:

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  • Noise reduction headphones for travel, work and home
  • Enjoy music and movies in clear, lifelike audio reproduction from a compact design
  • Comfortable and lightweight on-ear design
  • Includes cable with remote control for iPhone/iPod and hands-free microphone for phone calls with the iPhone
  • Scope of delivery: Headphones, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, charger, airline adapter, QC3 inline microphone, inline remote to control selected Apple products, detachable audio cable

Comments from buyers

A must for commuters and long haul flights

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Great headphones – lived up to expectations.

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Good but not amazing

Exactly what you would expect with mid-to-upper priced headphones from bose. The build quality is superb, and they are fantastically comfortable due to the super-soft ear-pieces, and the sound quality is very difficult to fault for the price. Compared to other similarly priced items (beats for example) they are an excellent purchase.

I debated long and hard about purchasing these headphones. I couldn’t rationale the price to myself ( or my partner. )and then i received a bonus for a job i had done. Greatthe headphones are superb. I would expect nothing less from this brand. Everything i have bought has been fantastic and these headphones are no exception. From the styling to the comfort factor and mainly to the sound these are just the business. You get the deep rich tones and superb bass sounds. I use them everyday and i am so pleased i splashed out on them. This is a serious purchase but i am sure it will pay dividends in the future.

Good sound quality, comfortable and great noise-cancelling (including on one flight where a child two rows back screamed for the entire trip). I haven’t had any problems with battery life. The headphones have done four long haul flights and four short haul on one charge. It took me a while to decide to spend this much money on a set of headphones but i’m glad i did. I fly a lot and these are perfect for me.

It is okay, and thanks for your hand-write card.

Don’t block out all the noise unfortunately and there’s no way to adjust volume on the chord. They are comfortable though and the spare battery is really handy.

Great set of headphones, perhaps a little expensive, but a must on long haul flights or busy commuter trains. Battery lasts ages and gives you plenty of warning before going flat.

This product is advertised for travelers and sold at a high price, so my expectations were high. I wasn’t disappointed and enjoyed these headphones especially for air travel – they served me well. It’s actually the second pair i own since 2010. But after a little more than two years, without particularly intensive usage, the left speaker is broken, and in these two years i have had to replace the headphone covers twice, and the jack cable once. Also compared to the initial product i had bought in 2010 some adaptors are not included anymore. I feel like bose failed on its promise to deliver a truly great quality – which is a pity. Why put outstanding technology inside of mediocre hardware?.

Everything works perfectly, very comfortable to wear, but would not pay over £200 because the sound quality is notthe best for the price.

Unfortunately i find them uncomfortable. After less than 2 hours my ears start to ache. This could be just my problem but i fear the ‘on ear’ aspect of this model is the cause. It is a shame as they are lovely in design and sound quality. I will be selling them and buying the over ear qc15 model instead.

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One Response to Bose Quietcomfort 3 Headphone, Can’t Fly Without Them

  1. 1.0 out of 5 stars TINNITUS says:

    This review is from : Bose Quietcomfort 3 Headphone

    Literally 4 days ago i had them on whilst editing my video and all of a sudden i developed tinnitus in my left ear. Must be something to do with the electronic interference, but now i’m concerned i will be paying for it for the rest of my life.
    • Format: Personal Computers says:
      Literally 4 days ago i had them on whilst editing my video and all of a sudden i developed tinnitus in my left ear. Must be something to do with the electronic interference, but now i’m concerned i will be paying for it for the rest of my life.
      • 2.0 out of 5 stars Not recommended, there are far better items on the market says:
        After 4 years of fairly light use, the leather on the ear cushions and headband is disintegrating and before long will disappear altogether. These phones are expensive, the sound quality is only average, and clearly the product lifespan is relatively short. Not recommended, there are far better items on the market.
  2. Format: Personal Computers says:

    This review is from : Bose Quietcomfort 3 Headphone

    After 4 years of fairly light use, the leather on the ear cushions and headband is disintegrating and before long will disappear altogether. These phones are expensive, the sound quality is only average, and clearly the product lifespan is relatively short. Not recommended, there are far better items on the market.

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