The Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones. These award-winning headphones offer an unmatched combination of noise reduction, audio performance and comfortable fit for on-ear headphones. AdvancedBose technologies deliver lifelike sound, making listening a pleasure just about anywhere. With ambient noise reduced from proprietary Bose technology, the high-quality sound these headphones provide becomes even more apparent.The headphones are powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and the soft-cushioned, on-ear fit lets you listen comfortably for hours. The fold-flat design allows for easy storage in the slim carrying case. And now, an additional cable with inline remote and microphone is included for convenient control of select Apple products.
- Quality audio performance
- Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphone technology electronically identifies and reduces noise while faithfully preserving the audio
- Compact on-ear design with soft cushions for a comfortable fit and noise-reducing seal
- Rechargeable lithium-ion battery for up to 25 hours of use per charge
- Fold-flat design and slim carrying case
- Single detachable audio cable (remove the cable for noise reduction only)
Did you notice?Noise reduction technology reduces noise whist preserving your listening choice, or can be used on its own to bring you peace and comfort.
Apple Recommends ForLess noise, acclaimed lifelike sound and a fit that stays comfortable for hours while listening to your iPhone, iPod or iPad—along with impressive Bose quality.
What's in the Box?
- Bose QuietComfort 3 headphones with Remote and Mic
- Detachable audio cable
- Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- Battery charger
- Carrying case
- Other Features: Active Noise Cancelling, Batteries Required, Foldable, With Remote and Mic, Stereo, Wind noise reduction
- Form Factor: On Ear
- Cable Length: 1.6 m
- Batteries: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
- Height: 8.125 in./20.64 cm
- Width: 6.6 in./16.76 cm
- Weight: 1 lb./0.45 kg
- Length: 2.125 in./5.4 cm
- Mfr. Part Number: 349219-0010
- UPC or EAN No.: 017817614146
Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products
- Note: Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.
- The remote and mic are supported only by iPod nano (4th generation and later), iPod classic (120GB, 160GB), iPod touch (2nd generation and later), iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad, iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation) and 2009 models or later of MacBook and MacBook Pro. The remote is supported by iPod shuffle (3rd generation and later). Audio is supported by all iPod models.
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iPad 2 (2nd generation)
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iPod classic 120GB (2008)
iPod classic 160GB (2009)
iPod nano 4th Generation (video)
iPod nano 5th Generation (video camera)
iPod nano 6th Generation
iPod touch 2nd Generation
iPod touch 3rd Generation
iPod touch 4th Generation
Ratings & Reviews
I dont know what the guy in the previous review was talking about but these headphones dont come with a mic so that could be his p I dont know what the guy in the previous review was talking about but these headphones dont come with a mic so that could be his problem. I have used these for over a year and do excessive traveling, they work great on international flights to help reduce the plane noise. Sound quality is great and volume levels are perfect. I would buy these again and I would recommend them. …
- Written by Rusty B from Westfield
64 of 69 people found this useful
Love the product
I used it with iPod classic, and the sound was great. The volume limit for iPod is better compare with iphone 4. Which is quite sm I used it with iPod classic, and the sound was great. The volume limit for iPod is better compare with iphone 4. Which is quite small volume. The noise cancelation feature is good. Maybe the price will be the issue for this product. This product is bloody expensive. …
- Written by Tony S from Tangerang, Banten
45 of 48 people found this useful
Good but not great
I'm a long time user of the Quiet Comfort (first gen) over the ear head phones and then "upgraded" to these last year. I paid the I'm a long time user of the Quiet Comfort (first gen) over the ear head phones and then "upgraded" to these last year. I paid the extra and got the mic line so I can use this with my iPhone 4S to make calls and listen to music. Music is fine, no better that the older Quiet Comfort. I'm never that confident the mic is working well (feedback from callers) so I have to lift it up to my mouth to carry on a conversation. A bit annoying because the whole idea is about having my hand free. When the battery dies you have to wait a few hours to change them before you can use them. For the price Bose asks I have to say I'm going to look elsewhere for my next headset. The market is too competitive and Bose's premium is no longer cutting it for me. …
- Written by Tim C from CUPERTINO
60 of 78 people found this useful
Absolutely excellent sound and very good noise cancellation
I enjoy Bose. I have the QC 15, I have the QC 20I, and the ones I'm going to talk about the QC 3. Out of all three I believe the Q I enjoy Bose. I have the QC 15, I have the QC 20I, and the ones I'm going to talk about the QC 3. Out of all three I believe the QC 3 has the better sound, followed by the quiet comfort 20I and lastly QC 15. I feel that it has a warmer tone and a very enjoyable bass of the quiet comfort 3 more so than the others. they are very very comfortable you don't have to fiddle with placement on new years to get the best sound like the Bowers and Wilkins P5 which I own as well. It does come with a microphone cord the newer versions of it for the quiet comfort 3. It's very comfortable it's a pleasure to wear for quite some time for long listening sessions. A lot of people not the proprietary battery but if you're buying these headphones you already know what you're buying so you can't knock it for what it has its all your choice the purchase. But overall comfort sound and presentation meeting the full experience of them is absolutely excellent I consider these my favorite headphones of all time up to this point. The Bowers and Wilkins come close but because of having to constantly shifts the earbuds for coffered and sound to get better base it hurts the presentation. I feel you should not have to shift headphones around to get best sound you should be able to just put on your ears enjoy the music I think nothing else of it. But this isn't a review of the Bowers and Wilkins yo I don't think they sounds good but they are close. An order from my experience though my favorite Bose headphones are these in order. Bose quiet comfort 3 for sound and for very good cancellation. Bose quiet comfort 20I for excellent noise cancellation a very good sound and the Bose quiet comfort 15 has excellent noise cancellation but not great sound. Particularly at high levels the 15 spell with crackling sound gets distorted. All I would say if you could sample any or all of these headphones go to Bose store they have the best showcase for the earphones and earbuds. Even offer payment plans that Apple don't and I think it makes them quite more flexible than most would think. Just remember if you are an audio file anywhere specifically about the charts and the science of sound then these headphones might not be for you at all but if you're a person that likes a really good sound and your ears are the judge and you're not worried about the science of sound but just listening to music to enjoy it and have a great experience these maybe for you. Remember some of the best things don't need to be explained by science. : ) I hope this helps anybody interested in any of these models thank you for reading this. …
- Written by Steven O from Belleville
2 of 2 people found this useful
Sound is decent, Price is high, Cable WAY TOO LONG
For years I couldn't understand why people would pay this much for headphones but on an impulse at the airport I bought some. Batt For years I couldn't understand why people would pay this much for headphones but on an impulse at the airport I bought some. Battery doesn't come fully charged so that was a waste of money at the time, and the purpose for which I was buying them... But at any rate, I think they are great sounding headphones.
MY BIGGEST COMPLAINT is that these are marketed towards the iPhone/iPod/iPad crowd AND YET the cable is 6ft long! This is beyond idiotic in my opinion. And being a proprietary connector, to this date Bose does not sell a shorter cable! Three stars for this oversight. I'm not normally a complainer but it really affects my enjoyment of this product. The extra cable is constantly getting tangled in things and I've tried cable spools and the like but that just adds more unnecessary bulk to the mix.
BOSE, HOW HARD IS IT TO SELL A SHORTER CABLE? COME ON ALREADY! …
- Written by Keith H from Los Angeles
1 of 1 people found this useful
I bought the QE3 headphones recently and I have to say I love them. First off, they are very comfortable. This is a very important I bought the QE3 headphones recently and I have to say I love them. First off, they are very comfortable. This is a very important factor for me when it comes to buying headphones. I purchased Beats by Dre and, even thought they sounded great, they were so heavy they actually gave me a headache. The QE3's are lightweight, the headband is not too tight and the earpieces are soft. They also have the noise cancelling feature. Honestly, I think this feature is better in the Bose over the ear headphones (QE15). However, I hate over the ear headphones. The QE3 still filters out a great deal of the unwanted ambient noise. This feature requires a rechargeable battery (included) which, according to the booklet in the box, lasts for 25 hours fully charged. One of the reviewers complained that he had to wait a few hours to recharge the battery after it went dead implying he was without his headphones for that period of time. All you have to do is recharge your battery everyday when you go to sleep at night and you will be fine. If you have an issue with that I suppose you can always buy another battery (less than $50). As for sound, I was surprised these headphones had such rich bass. I had the Bose AE2 and I have the Bose OE2 headphones. Neither one of those have the same rich bass as the QE3. This is a plus for me because I listen to a lot of hip hop. The highs are very clear as well. It has great all around sound which is, let's face it, THE most important feature in a pair of headphones. My only complaints: expense, bulky carrying case and it's not wireless. Of course, all Bose products are expensive. The carrying case is bulky because it carries the headphones, battery charger, airplane plug adapter, extra cord and a slot for an extra battery. Lastly, if the headphones were wireless...they would be perfect. …
- Written by Karen C from Phoenix
4 of 4 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
will the mic etc work with iPhone 5?
- Asked by Matt D from Carlton
- Answered by Michael Benjamin B from Baltimore
Does it come with a carring case
- Asked by Tracey Jane G
It comes with a hard travel case that has the 'bose' label written on it, also if you click the imag It comes with a hard travel case that has the 'bose' label written on it, also if you click the image it will have other ones below it that will show everything that comes with it. It also comes with a plug that fits into the airplane entertainment systems, the normal stereo/ipod jack and a bigger one …
- Answered by Abbey M
are these headpones wireless?
- Asked by Karen T
- Answered by Anthony T