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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 2013-07-22, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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Bose noise-cancelling headphones

Currently own a pair of QC-15's but am thinking of switching to the QC-3's.

Has anyone had any experience with both or at least the Quiet Comfort 3? I'm concerned since they are over ear as opposed to around ear that they may not be as effective. Also curious with the audio quality.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 2013-07-29, 05:56 PM
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I have never tried the QC-15's but own the QC-3's. They are very effective at cancelling ambient noise. I love them on the airplane. The audio quality is excellent. There are a couple of issues with the -3's. They have a proprietary rechargeable battery. If that battery should die, the headphones won't work. I have never had this happen but it is a possibility. The battery will last for hours. Not sure how many but I've used them for 8ish hours with no problem. Secondly, I find that they make the hard cartilage part of my ear sore after using them for 3ish hours. I don't use them on a daily basis and like anything, maybe my ear would get used to it if I used them more. I have owned these for about 5 years now and love them otherwise. Hope this helps.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 2015-06-07, 11:18 AM
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Does anyone have the QuietComfort 25 Bose headphones? What are your experiences? I'm considering these headphones for a flight to Europe that I will soon be taking.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 2015-06-08, 11:23 AM
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I got the QC25's when airmiles had them mistakenly on for 1/2 price.I'm happy with them but I'm not sure I'd pay what they sell for in store.They are comfortable and they will still work without a battery which is a plus. Maybe you could demo them in store to try them out.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 2015-06-08, 09:17 PM
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Thanks pvj for your quick response. I have tried them in store and I like what I hear. I'm tired of poor quality headphones that the Airlines provide. I'm in economy class where if don't have your own they give the cheapo one's that destroy a good flying experience.

May I ask what situations you use them for other than flying airlines? I'm trying to cage the value of these after I get back from Europe and use them for normal use/non-flying situations.

Thanks again pvj
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 2015-06-10, 11:47 PM
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Ha I haven't used them in a plane yet. But I plug them into my PC and use them around the house on my mp3 player.
It was an impulse "buy" for me like I said they were 50% off on airmiles 1 day around New Years I think so I pulled the trigger.What I also do like is the cord detaches from the headphones themselves so it can be easily replaced.To many earbuds and headphones replaced with a bad cord /connector so that to me is a plus.
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