Overview & First Impressions
Good ol’ Bose. Always a pleasure to review their headphones. Because one things for sure, the sounds going to be sweet! The model I reviewed today is the Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones. This model is the one step up from the QC2’s. The QC3’s are a little smaller, but designed to pack an almost equal sound quality. The unboxing of these QuietComfort 3’s was fun and easy, with superb presentation. These headphones come with a good array of accessories, including; A good quality, hard cover travel case, an airplane adapter, battery charger, and 2 replaceable cables (one is made for apples products). After unboxing, the headphones were found snuggled away in their protective case, ready for a good charging, and then my thorough testing.
I also did a video review on the Bose QC3’s:
Build and Wearability
The Bose QC3’s are pretty small. They are just a little bigger and heavier then the Sennheiser HD 219 s. Upon first look, they have a very nice style, with chrome on the back of the ear-pieces, and an overall simplistic look. They are mainly an all plastic construction, with the exception of the inside of the headband, once extended. The ear-cups are very nice, they have an extremely soft memory foam padding with leather wrapping, the ear-pieces are also flat. The thing I was not too ecstatic about, was the flimsy feeling produced by the thin plastic construction, mainly on the headband. The QuietComfort 3’s seemed very easy to break, if twisted or extended just a tad too much. This plastic build also seemed to give them a very loose fitting on my head, and in a pair of headphones in this price rangeI like to see a tighter, stiffer fit. Although this looseness made them ideal for very prolonged use, with no stress on my ears.
The comfort is very nice with these, especially for just lounging around at home, or on long journeys, like road trips and long flights.
This is where the Bose QC 3’s live up to their name. I dont really know of a Bose product that doesn’t have great audio quality. The QuietComfort 3’s have a very rich sound to them. The bass is nice, and the highs are good, but the mids are fantastic. These QC 3’s are another example of a pair of headphones that would be great for large variety of music genres. These headphones are also very noise cancelling, but they do seem to leek a lot of sound. If you have the volume up past the half way point, good chance the person next to you can hear your music. Over-all, I really like these headphones, just wish they were not so expensive. If your looking to buy these, click on the product link below for more personal reviews, and best price.