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Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Black
Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Black
Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Black
Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Black
Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Black
Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Black
Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Black
Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Black
Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Black

Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Black

Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Black
Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Black
Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Black
Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Black
Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Black
Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Black
Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Black
Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Black
Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Black
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Features

  • High-performing noise reduction for home, work or travel
  • Rich, detailed audio highlights musical nuances
  • Comfortable, on-ear fit for hours of easy listening
  • Includes two audio cables, one with mic/remote for iPhone/iPod control and hands-free iPhone calling, and a travel case
  • 25 hours of use on average from rechargeable Li-ion battery; includes charger
  • Connectivity technology : Wired

Description

Compact, on-ear Quiet Comfort 3 headphones offer a proven combination of Bose noise reduction, audio performance and comfortable fit. Proprietary Bose technologies deliver quality sound from these award-winning headphones - and make listening a pleasure just about anywhere. Leave the noise behind, and get the most from your music. QuietComfort 3 headphones offer a proven combination of Bose noise reduction and audio performance with a comfortable on-ear fit. These award-winning headphones deliver clear, lifelike sound, making listening a pleasure just about anywhere. QC3 headphones feature Bose Acoustic Noise Cancelling technology to electronically identify, then dramatically reduce, the noise around you. You're left with the music you love—or the simple serenity you desire. Proprietary signal processing and audio reproduction technology also provide lifelike performance across the full range of sound—including deep low tones—from small and lightweight headphones. Think of your noisy office, or the bustling activity in train stations and other public places. At the flip of a switch, that background noise is reduced to a whisper. That’s when the high quality sound these headphones provide becomes even more apparent. You’ll hear more of your music—without having to turn up your music. And the soft-cushioned, easy-on-the-ears fit lets you listen comfortably for hours. QC3 headphones come with a cable customized for select Apple products. A three-button remote and microphone let you take calls on your iPhone and control music functions on other Apple devices. You can also purchase a mobile kit that lets your QC headphones work with other cell phones, too. QC3 headphones come with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and convenient wall charger. You can expect 25 hours of use from a fully charged battery, with a lifespan of approximately 500 charging cycles. An airline adapter plug and protective carrying case are also included. Earcups fold flat for easy storage in the slim case.


Product Dimensions 2.2 x 5.4 x 7.4 inches


Item Weight 5.6 ounces


Manufacturer Bose Corporation


ASIN B0081XAXXM


Item model number 349219-0010


Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)


Customer Reviews 4.1 out of 5 stars 452 ratings 4.1 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #880 in On-Ear Headphones


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available May 17, 2012


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Features

  • High-performing noise reduction for home, work or travel
  • Rich, detailed audio highlights musical nuances
  • Comfortable, on-ear fit for hours of easy listening
  • Includes two audio cables, one with mic/remote for iPhone/iPod control and hands-free iPhone calling, and a travel case
  • 25 hours of use on average from rechargeable Li-ion battery; includes charger
  • Connectivity technology : Wired

Description

Compact, on-ear Quiet Comfort 3 headphones offer a proven combination of Bose noise reduction, audio performance and comfortable fit. Proprietary Bose technologies deliver quality sound from these award-winning headphones - and make listening a pleasure just about anywhere. Leave the noise behind, and get the most from your music. QuietComfort 3 headphones offer a proven combination of Bose noise reduction and audio performance with a comfortable on-ear fit. These award-winning headphones deliver clear, lifelike sound, making listening a pleasure just about anywhere. QC3 headphones feature Bose Acoustic Noise Cancelling technology to electronically identify, then dramatically reduce, the noise around you. You're left with the music you love—or the simple serenity you desire. Proprietary signal processing and audio reproduction technology also provide lifelike performance across the full range of sound—including deep low tones—from small and lightweight headphones. Think of your noisy office, or the bustling activity in train stations and other public places. At the flip of a switch, that background noise is reduced to a whisper. That’s when the high quality sound these headphones provide becomes even more apparent. You’ll hear more of your music—without having to turn up your music. And the soft-cushioned, easy-on-the-ears fit lets you listen comfortably for hours. QC3 headphones come with a cable customized for select Apple products. A three-button remote and microphone let you take calls on your iPhone and control music functions on other Apple devices. You can also purchase a mobile kit that lets your QC headphones work with other cell phones, too. QC3 headphones come with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and convenient wall charger. You can expect 25 hours of use from a fully charged battery, with a lifespan of approximately 500 charging cycles. An airline adapter plug and protective carrying case are also included. Earcups fold flat for easy storage in the slim case.


Product Dimensions 2.2 x 5.4 x 7.4 inches


Item Weight 5.6 ounces


Manufacturer Bose Corporation


ASIN B0081XAXXM


Item model number 349219-0010


Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)


Customer Reviews 4.1 out of 5 stars 452 ratings 4.1 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #880 in On-Ear Headphones


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available May 17, 2012


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • High-performing noise reduction for home, work or travel
  • Rich, detailed audio highlights musical nuances
  • Comfortable, on-ear fit for hours of easy listening
  • Includes two audio cables, one with mic/remote for iPhone/iPod control and hands-free iPhone calling, and a travel case
  • 25 hours of use on average from rechargeable Li-ion battery; includes charger
  • Connectivity technology : Wired

Description

Compact, on-ear Quiet Comfort 3 headphones offer a proven combination of Bose noise reduction, audio performance and comfortable fit. Proprietary Bose technologies deliver quality sound from these award-winning headphones - and make listening a pleasure just about anywhere. Leave the noise behind, and get the most from your music. QuietComfort 3 headphones offer a proven combination of Bose noise reduction and audio performance with a comfortable on-ear fit. These award-winning headphones deliver clear, lifelike sound, making listening a pleasure just about anywhere. QC3 headphones feature Bose Acoustic Noise Cancelling technology to electronically identify, then dramatically reduce, the noise around you. You're left with the music you love—or the simple serenity you desire. Proprietary signal processing and audio reproduction technology also provide lifelike performance across the full range of sound—including deep low tones—from small and lightweight headphones. Think of your noisy office, or the bustling activity in train stations and other public places. At the flip of a switch, that background noise is reduced to a whisper. That’s when the high quality sound these headphones provide becomes even more apparent. You’ll hear more of your music—without having to turn up your music. And the soft-cushioned, easy-on-the-ears fit lets you listen comfortably for hours. QC3 headphones come with a cable customized for select Apple products. A three-button remote and microphone let you take calls on your iPhone and control music functions on other Apple devices. You can also purchase a mobile kit that lets your QC headphones work with other cell phones, too. QC3 headphones come with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and convenient wall charger. You can expect 25 hours of use from a fully charged battery, with a lifespan of approximately 500 charging cycles. An airline adapter plug and protective carrying case are also included. Earcups fold flat for easy storage in the slim case.


Product Dimensions 2.2 x 5.4 x 7.4 inches


Item Weight 5.6 ounces


Manufacturer Bose Corporation


ASIN B0081XAXXM


Item model number 349219-0010


Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)


Customer Reviews 4.1 out of 5 stars 452 ratings 4.1 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #880 in On-Ear Headphones


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available May 17, 2012


abunda_amazon_reviews One the greatest inventions in recent memory for anyone that travels on a regular basis. Mind you, the sound quality is just fine, but I am not rating it from a perspective of acoustic perfection. I am the person that just wants to be able to get on a plane and watch a movie or sleep without being disturbed. For things like in flight movies, it really does make it easier to hear the movie and improves sound quality. The downside is that some of the jacks on the plane are worn making it hard to get the connection just right (so you get audio to both sides). As for noise cancellation, if you think you can buy anything that will make a baby screaming next to you go away, you should just get earplugs and even that won't totally work. However, it does do a noticeably good job at cancelling out background noise and hushing other annoyances. If I could improve, I would add an extra battery. For some reason mine came with only one battery. I would also buy the over the ears version next time. For long flights they start to hurt my ears even though they are very comfortable for anything under 4 hours. All said, I don't ever fly without them.;;Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2018;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Critical travel gear;;Joe;;;The QC3 Bose noise cancellation head phones were a gift back in 2013. And never had a issue or problem with them until the padding around the ear portion started to chaff and peel. Happened to be at the Mall of America and notice an (BOSE) store and stopped in to inquire about replacement ear pads. The sales person took a look and went on about trying to find out on their web-site if anything was available. With them being old and dis-continued from production. Please keep in mind that she referenced several times how well I had taken care of my head phones. Offered to take them in on a replacement program of $100.00 Basically defective replacement credit. For the newer modal of BOSE noise cancelling series 700. Now the cost for these were $399.99 They are wire-less and blue tooth. Cover the entire ear. Great sounding tap the right side to answer calls or control the three different levels of noise cancellation. I have nothing bad or derogatory to say about these BOSE products. What I will say or share is this. I did not need to trade/replace my original QC3 head phones had I did my own research in regards to the replacement ear pads first. I know I would not be doing this review. Because Amazon of all places carried them at the cost of $10.00 dollars with free shipping. The moral of this review is this. I allowed myself to be indulged to thinking that my QC3 wonderful sounding head phones. Were not worthy of resisting one's soul purpose of replacing them with the newest and better model. Please keep in mind that after all was said and done got back home to Ohio. Started to search out of curiosity for those replacement ear pads for my previously owned QC3 BOSE head phones. Lord and behold found a pair of the exact ones given up. Slightly/gently used like new and wasted no time in purchasing then. Now I feel complete and comfortable having back what I shouldn't have gotten rid of.;;Reviewed in the United States on August 30, 2019;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Pure quality with great sound and comfort of wearing these head phones.;;Ric Law;;;I bought these headphones primarily for flights and when I work from coffee shops. I am very, very happy with them. The battery lasts a long time, the sound is good and the noise canceling is awesome - I'm normally surprised when I take them off just how loud an airplane is without them! They also fold up small and come with a handy carry case that includes all the relevant chargers and adapters (including the two-prong one for stupid planes that want you to use their headsets.) The size of the case is the biggest advantage of these on-ear headphones vs the over-ear (QC 15) version, and other brands - e.g. similar Beats by Dre headphones don't fold up like that, making them a pain to carry when traveling. (That, and I found the over-ear ones made my ears pop. Not sure why.) Only thing I wish is that they would work, sans noise canceling, without the battery, but still super happy with the purchase - that's just a nice to have. The battery lasts a long time so I haven't been caught out with a dead battery yet, and I fly a lot.;;Reviewed in the United States on February 23, 2013;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Love these headphones;;Michele Kiss;;;Bought these used. Took a chance. They work great! Am considering upgrading to a wireless set of Bose. I was having difficulty hearing books on tape or music from my iPod while flying using regular ear buds - what a world of difference these make! I could still hear voices coming over the aircraft speakers, and some other background noises, but these head phones have such good sound quality, and are so good at masking droning noises, that the background noises I could hear were not bothersome. I've started wearing them around the house (hubby and kids don't like that). :);;Reviewed in the United States on January 19, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;They work great! Am considering upgrading to a wireless set of ...;;Arizona Shopper;;;I got the QC1s back in 2004, and their ear buds in 2015. After years of travelling, the QC1s quit and years later i decided to buy "new" ones. I'm the type that will usually get used things of quality to save and this was a good strategy this time. The QC3 are much improved with better bass response than I remember from the QC1s. I was skeptical of the wireless types since conversion to Bluetooth degrades the signal (probably not noticeably since most music is already digital, but that was my thinking). One surprising thing is how long the battery lasts. I haven't timed it but I listen a lot at work and I only have to charge it every few weeks. The built in Mic is great and I can easily take calls on my phone and it goes right back to the music when I hang up. After hours of listening, my ears will get a little tender, but I have much worse experience with other speakers. Heck, the headset we used at my last job hurt as soon as I put it on. I highly recommend this bargain. Get the tried and true instead of the flashy new. (Ha--I just made that up!);;Reviewed in the United States on November 12, 2019;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Longtime Bose customer;;DL;;;Paid lots of money for these Bose Headphones. Once I got over the ocean going to Africa, I plugged them in and ONLY THE RIGHT SIDE WORKED. Tried other cords (hard to find because each end is different size!). I'm running all over the Denver, Frankfurt and Cape Town airports trying different cords. Tried this unit in three different players including the airplane's inputs. DOES NOT WORK PROPERLY. Back it goes. Part of 17,000 miles vacation ruined.... NOT HAPPY.;;Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2019;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;Headphones do NOT work properly....;;Gun Runner

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Top Amazon Reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
By Joe - Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2018
Critical travel gear
One the greatest inventions in recent memory for anyone that travels on a regular basis. Mind you, the sound quality is just fine, but I am not rating it from a perspective of acoustic perfection. I am the person that just wants to be able to get on a plane and watch a movie or sleep without being disturbed. For things like in flight movies, it really does make it easier to hear the movie and improves sound quality. The downside is that some of the jacks on the plane are worn making it hard to get the connection just right (so you get audio to both sides). As for noise cancellation, if you think you can buy anything that will make a baby screaming next to you go away, you should just get earplugs and even that won't totally work. However, it does do a noticeably good job at cancelling out background noise and hushing other annoyances. If I could improve, I would add an extra battery. For some reason mine came with only one battery. I would also buy the over the ears version next time. For long flights they start to hurt my ears even though they are very comfortable for anything under 4 hours. All said, I don't ever fly without them.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Ric Law - Reviewed in the United States on August 30, 2019
Pure quality with great sound and comfort of wearing these head phones.
The QC3 Bose noise cancellation head phones were a gift back in 2013. And never had a issue or problem with them until the padding around the ear portion started to chaff and peel. Happened to be at the Mall of America and notice an (BOSE) store and stopped in to inquire about replacement ear pads. The sales person took a look and went on about trying to find out on their web-site if anything was available. With them being old and dis-continued from production. Please keep in mind that she referenced several times how well I had taken care of my head phones. Offered to take them in on a replacement program of $100.00 Basically defective replacement credit. For the newer modal of BOSE noise cancelling series 700. Now the cost for these were $399.99 They are wire-less and blue tooth. Cover the entire ear. Great sounding tap the right side to answer calls or control the three different levels of noise cancellation. I have nothing bad or derogatory to say about these BOSE products. What I will say or share is this. I did not need to trade/replace my original QC3 head phones had I did my own research in regards to the replacement ear pads first. I know I would not be doing this review. Because Amazon of all places carried them at the cost of $10.00 dollars with free shipping. The moral of this review is this. I allowed myself to be indulged to thinking that my QC3 wonderful sounding head phones. Were not worthy of resisting one's soul purpose of replacing them with the newest and better model. Please keep in mind that after all was said and done got back home to Ohio. Started to search out of curiosity for those replacement ear pads for my previously owned QC3 BOSE head phones. Lord and behold found a pair of the exact ones given up. Slightly/gently used like new and wasted no time in purchasing then. Now I feel complete and comfortable having back what I shouldn't have gotten rid of.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Michele Kiss - Reviewed in the United States on February 23, 2013
Love these headphones
I bought these headphones primarily for flights and when I work from coffee shops. I am very, very happy with them. The battery lasts a long time, the sound is good and the noise canceling is awesome - I'm normally surprised when I take them off just how loud an airplane is without them! They also fold up small and come with a handy carry case that includes all the relevant chargers and adapters (including the two-prong one for stupid planes that want you to use their headsets.) The size of the case is the biggest advantage of these on-ear headphones vs the over-ear (QC 15) version, and other brands - e.g. similar Beats by Dre headphones don't fold up like that, making them a pain to carry when traveling. (That, and I found the over-ear ones made my ears pop. Not sure why.) Only thing I wish is that they would work, sans noise canceling, without the battery, but still super happy with the purchase - that's just a nice to have. The battery lasts a long time so I haven't been caught out with a dead battery yet, and I fly a lot.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Arizona Shopper - Reviewed in the United States on January 19, 2017
They work great! Am considering upgrading to a wireless set of ...
Bought these used. Took a chance. They work great! Am considering upgrading to a wireless set of Bose. I was having difficulty hearing books on tape or music from my iPod while flying using regular ear buds - what a world of difference these make! I could still hear voices coming over the aircraft speakers, and some other background noises, but these head phones have such good sound quality, and are so good at masking droning noises, that the background noises I could hear were not bothersome. I've started wearing them around the house (hubby and kids don't like that). :)

5.0 out of 5 stars
By DL - Reviewed in the United States on November 12, 2019
Longtime Bose customer
I got the QC1s back in 2004, and their ear buds in 2015. After years of travelling, the QC1s quit and years later i decided to buy "new" ones. I'm the type that will usually get used things of quality to save and this was a good strategy this time. The QC3 are much improved with better bass response than I remember from the QC1s. I was skeptical of the wireless types since conversion to Bluetooth degrades the signal (probably not noticeably since most music is already digital, but that was my thinking). One surprising thing is how long the battery lasts. I haven't timed it but I listen a lot at work and I only have to charge it every few weeks. The built in Mic is great and I can easily take calls on my phone and it goes right back to the music when I hang up. After hours of listening, my ears will get a little tender, but I have much worse experience with other speakers. Heck, the headset we used at my last job hurt as soon as I put it on. I highly recommend this bargain. Get the tried and true instead of the flashy new. (Ha--I just made that up!)

1.0 out of 5 stars
By Gun Runner - Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2019
Headphones do NOT work properly....
Paid lots of money for these Bose Headphones. Once I got over the ocean going to Africa, I plugged them in and ONLY THE RIGHT SIDE WORKED. Tried other cords (hard to find because each end is different size!). I'm running all over the Denver, Frankfurt and Cape Town airports trying different cords. Tried this unit in three different players including the airplane's inputs. DOES NOT WORK PROPERLY. Back it goes. Part of 17,000 miles vacation ruined.... NOT HAPPY.

Recent Reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
By Joe - Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2018
Critical travel gear
One the greatest inventions in recent memory for anyone that travels on a regular basis. Mind you, the sound quality is just fine, but I am not rating it from a perspective of acoustic perfection. I am the person that just wants to be able to get on a plane and watch a movie or sleep without being disturbed. For things like in flight movies, it really does make it easier to hear the movie and improves sound quality. The downside is that some of the jacks on the plane are worn making it hard to get the connection just right (so you get audio to both sides). As for noise cancellation, if you think you can buy anything that will make a baby screaming next to you go away, you should just get earplugs and even that won't totally work. However, it does do a noticeably good job at cancelling out background noise and hushing other annoyances. If I could improve, I would add an extra battery. For some reason mine came with only one battery. I would also buy the over the ears version next time. For long flights they start to hurt my ears even though they are very comfortable for anything under 4 hours. All said, I don't ever fly without them.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Ric Law - Reviewed in the United States on August 30, 2019
Pure quality with great sound and comfort of wearing these head phones.
The QC3 Bose noise cancellation head phones were a gift back in 2013. And never had a issue or problem with them until the padding around the ear portion started to chaff and peel. Happened to be at the Mall of America and notice an (BOSE) store and stopped in to inquire about replacement ear pads. The sales person took a look and went on about trying to find out on their web-site if anything was available. With them being old and dis-continued from production. Please keep in mind that she referenced several times how well I had taken care of my head phones. Offered to take them in on a replacement program of $100.00 Basically defective replacement credit. For the newer modal of BOSE noise cancelling series 700. Now the cost for these were $399.99 They are wire-less and blue tooth. Cover the entire ear. Great sounding tap the right side to answer calls or control the three different levels of noise cancellation. I have nothing bad or derogatory to say about these BOSE products. What I will say or share is this. I did not need to trade/replace my original QC3 head phones had I did my own research in regards to the replacement ear pads first. I know I would not be doing this review. Because Amazon of all places carried them at the cost of $10.00 dollars with free shipping. The moral of this review is this. I allowed myself to be indulged to thinking that my QC3 wonderful sounding head phones. Were not worthy of resisting one's soul purpose of replacing them with the newest and better model. Please keep in mind that after all was said and done got back home to Ohio. Started to search out of curiosity for those replacement ear pads for my previously owned QC3 BOSE head phones. Lord and behold found a pair of the exact ones given up. Slightly/gently used like new and wasted no time in purchasing then. Now I feel complete and comfortable having back what I shouldn't have gotten rid of.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Michele Kiss - Reviewed in the United States on February 23, 2013
Love these headphones
I bought these headphones primarily for flights and when I work from coffee shops. I am very, very happy with them. The battery lasts a long time, the sound is good and the noise canceling is awesome - I'm normally surprised when I take them off just how loud an airplane is without them! They also fold up small and come with a handy carry case that includes all the relevant chargers and adapters (including the two-prong one for stupid planes that want you to use their headsets.) The size of the case is the biggest advantage of these on-ear headphones vs the over-ear (QC 15) version, and other brands - e.g. similar Beats by Dre headphones don't fold up like that, making them a pain to carry when traveling. (That, and I found the over-ear ones made my ears pop. Not sure why.) Only thing I wish is that they would work, sans noise canceling, without the battery, but still super happy with the purchase - that's just a nice to have. The battery lasts a long time so I haven't been caught out with a dead battery yet, and I fly a lot.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Arizona Shopper - Reviewed in the United States on January 19, 2017
They work great! Am considering upgrading to a wireless set of ...
Bought these used. Took a chance. They work great! Am considering upgrading to a wireless set of Bose. I was having difficulty hearing books on tape or music from my iPod while flying using regular ear buds - what a world of difference these make! I could still hear voices coming over the aircraft speakers, and some other background noises, but these head phones have such good sound quality, and are so good at masking droning noises, that the background noises I could hear were not bothersome. I've started wearing them around the house (hubby and kids don't like that). :)

5.0 out of 5 stars
By DL - Reviewed in the United States on November 12, 2019
Longtime Bose customer
I got the QC1s back in 2004, and their ear buds in 2015. After years of travelling, the QC1s quit and years later i decided to buy "new" ones. I'm the type that will usually get used things of quality to save and this was a good strategy this time. The QC3 are much improved with better bass response than I remember from the QC1s. I was skeptical of the wireless types since conversion to Bluetooth degrades the signal (probably not noticeably since most music is already digital, but that was my thinking). One surprising thing is how long the battery lasts. I haven't timed it but I listen a lot at work and I only have to charge it every few weeks. The built in Mic is great and I can easily take calls on my phone and it goes right back to the music when I hang up. After hours of listening, my ears will get a little tender, but I have much worse experience with other speakers. Heck, the headset we used at my last job hurt as soon as I put it on. I highly recommend this bargain. Get the tried and true instead of the flashy new. (Ha--I just made that up!)

1.0 out of 5 stars
By Gun Runner - Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2019
Headphones do NOT work properly....
Paid lots of money for these Bose Headphones. Once I got over the ocean going to Africa, I plugged them in and ONLY THE RIGHT SIDE WORKED. Tried other cords (hard to find because each end is different size!). I'm running all over the Denver, Frankfurt and Cape Town airports trying different cords. Tried this unit in three different players including the airplane's inputs. DOES NOT WORK PROPERLY. Back it goes. Part of 17,000 miles vacation ruined.... NOT HAPPY.