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
- 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. Benefits under the manufacturer's warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law. For details, click here.
- 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 (1st generation)
iPad 2 (2nd generation)
iPad (3rd generation)
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
Don't waste your money
I went through two pairs of these in 18 months. Within the first year, I lost all sound in one ear, despite looking after them ver I went through two pairs of these in 18 months. Within the first year, I lost all sound in one ear, despite looking after them very well. Becuase they were in warrantly, Bose kindly replaced them free of charge. However, the EXACT same thing happened to the new pair a few months later, and this time, becuase the warranty (for some reason) ran from the original purchase, they refused to replace them. A friend of mine had the same problem with his, too. I asked about repairs only to be told that "It would cost more for us to repair them than to produce a new pair". If I'm spending £300 on a pair of headphones, I expect them to last years, rather than months, and I also expect a repair service, particularly if they are cheaply made in China (which these are).
The sound IS good, don't get me wrong. But not that good. They often sound a little muddy in the bass frequencies. I replaced these with a pair of the AIAIAI studio headphones and I have never looked back, but if I wanted noise cancelling I would go Seinhesser. Don't waste your money on these. …
- Written by C A B from Wimbledon
25 of 36 people found this useful
Spent a lot of time trying all the obvious choices before settling on these. Very happy with the decision although obviously they Spent a lot of time trying all the obvious choices before settling on these. Very happy with the decision although obviously they are very expensive....but if you want amazing sound I doubt these will disappoint. Pro-s: Sound is perfect - amazing really - bass is spot on. Noise cancelling really does work and they are extremely comfortable even over long periods. (the 15's made me feel a bit odd after a while?..but these don't). Great to have on when out and about and the weight and build quality of them is top notch. You don't feel too silly wearing them whereas some of the other options I felt were too obtrusive to be seen in public. Con's: Only the price - but they get better value the longer you have them and I expect these to last a long time. …
- Written by andrew P from Wimbledon
13 of 14 people found this useful
Great headphones worth the money
Makes the beats look like a pair of tin cans
- Written by Sam R from Southampton
18 of 28 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
3 of 3 people found this useful
Bose quietcomfort 3
Have to say these are the best set of headphones I've ever owned. I already owned a set of Bose in ear headphones before purchasin Have to say these are the best set of headphones I've ever owned. I already owned a set of Bose in ear headphones before purchasing, so I knew how good their products were. I tried 20+ different sets before making my mind up & eventually it came down to a straight choice between Bose quietcomfort 3 & quietcomfort 15. I demonstrated both at my local Bose store. Admittedly the qc 15 does supply a better quality of noise cancelation simply due to the fact that they sit over ear but for me the quality was not soooooo superior. The qc3 are more comfortable to wear & sounded way better. I listen to a lot of metal so like the volume cranked up. For me the qc3 gave an all round better sound & add the fact that they are smaller & more compact & include a rechargeable li on battery as opposed to the replaceable aaa of the qc15. For me the choice was easy. …
- Written by GARY E from BALLYMONEY
6 of 8 people found this useful
I bought these headphones in October 2012 and they already don't work. I need to get them replaced with my warranty. I spent £300 I bought these headphones in October 2012 and they already don't work. I need to get them replaced with my warranty. I spent £300 on these and find this outrageous.
Don't get me wrong these are not bad headphones because the sound deafening really works well. The acoustics aren't that great and seem a bit artificial, not crystal clear as you'd expect. Every time you use them you need to recharge the sound deafening battery otherwise they wont work without it. There seem to be some serious reliability issues with it because I read on other reviews that there headphones also stopped working.
Dont' waste your money on these!! THIS PRODUCT IS FLAWED just get something else with better sound quality and reliability. …
- Written by Alexander C from Canterbury
4 of 7 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
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
will the mic etc work with iPhone 5?
- Asked by Matt D from Carlton
- Answered by Michael Benjamin B from Baltimore
are these headpones wireless?
- Asked by Karen T
- Answered by Anthony T