Bose QuietComfort 3
The Bose label has become a staple among noise-canceling headphones, and the QuietComfort 3s continue the company's dedication to space-saving, comfortable headphones that use active-powered technology to block ambient noise.
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Starting at: $349.95
The good: Bose's QuietComfort 3 headphones are a smaller and more compact follow-up to the QuietComfort 2s. They offer a more compact design, extracomfortable cushy foam earpieces, a rechargeable battery, full sound, and effective noise-canceling circuitry, and they fold up for storage in the included carrying case. Additionally, Bose offers a 30-day home trial.
The bad: The Bose QuietComfort 3s are even more expensive than their predecessors. And when the battery dies, so does the music.
The bottom line: With the QuietComfort 3s, Bose has done a remarkable job of shrinking its popular noise-canceling headphones while achieving similarly impressive sound quality--but that engineering feat doesn't come cheap.
May 5, 2013 10:10 PM PDT
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