Separate the noise from the music.

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.

  • 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

  • 25 hours of use on average from rechargeable Li-ion battery; includes charger

QuietComfort 3 headphones in use

Proven performance

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 on-ear headphones.

Create a comfortable escape

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.

Relax with QuietComfort 3 headphones
Fly with QuietComfort 3 headphones

Hear the difference for yourself

Wear QC®3 headphones when you fly, and you'll notice a dramatic reduction in engine noise the moment you turn them on. And when it's time for some music, simply plug the cable into your portable player, tablet or the inflight entertainment system. The cable fits directly into most any portable device.

QuietComfort 3 headphones
Compatible Apple® products
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Take calls. Take control.

QC3 headphones come with an additional cable customized for select Apple® products. A three-button remote and inline microphone let you take calls on your iPhone and manage music on other Apple devices. You can control volume, track selection and voice applications, plus easily switch between calls and music. You can also purchase a mobile kit that lets your QC headphones work with other cell phones, too.

Details

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Dimensions

Overall headphone dimensions

  • Height: 7.38 in (19 cm)
  • Width: 5.25 in (13.5 cm)

Ear cushion outside dimensions

  • Height: 2.88 in (7.5 cm)
  • Width: 2.25 in (6 cm)

Weight with cables

  • Weight: 4.8 oz (136.1 g)

Battery output power 3.7VDC, 200mAh

Battery life Approximately 25 hours per charge; 500 charging cycles

To find additional views and connection instructions, see the manuals section below.

In the box

Included items

  • QuietComfort® 3 headphones
  • 5.5 ft QC3 inline remote and microphone cable
  • 5.5 ft detachable audio cable
  • Airline adapter
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Battery charger
  • Carrying case

Owner's information

Visit our online product support center for setup instructions and other useful information. Bose Product Support »

Do QC3 headphones use batteries?

Yes. QC3 headphones come with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and charger. You can expect an average of 25 hours of use per charge.

Why are there two cables included with QC3 headphones?

These interchangeable cables enhance the versatility of QC3 headphones. The cable with inline microphone and remote enables calling and audio control with select Apple® products. The standard cable is for listening only and works with iPhone® and most other mobile phones, in-flight entertainment systems, MP3 and CD players—any device with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

What does the inline remote control do?

The inline remote controls audio and calling functions on select Apple® products. You can adjust volume, play/pause, skip forward/back, fast forward/rewind and change playlists. You can also answer/end phone calls and switch between calls on your iPhone. The microphone provides hands-free conversation and accesses certain voice applications, such as VoiceOver or Voice Control, where available.

Are these headphones wireless?

Not in the conventional sense. The included cable must be used to hear audio from portable media players, home stereos, laptops and the like. If you simply want to use the headphones to reduce background noise, however, no audio cable is needed.

Do the headphones need to be turned on to listen to an audio source?

Yes. Turning on the power switch lets you hear your audio source and enjoy the added benefits of reduced background noise.

Popular add-ons

QuietComfort® 3 mobile communications kit

Bring all the benefits of QuietComfort® 3 headphones to your music-enabled mobile phone. Enhanced inline microphone lets you switch seamlessly between music and calls.

Compatible with:

  • QuietComfort® 3 headphones

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Color: Black

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Batteries and chargers

QuietComfort® 3 rechargeable lithium-ion battery

For QuietComfort® 3 headphones. Rechargeable battery is especially handy for extra-long trips. Provides up to 25 hours run time per charge.

Compatible with:

  • QuietComfort 3 headphones

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Color: Silver

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QuietComfort® 3 lithium-ion battery charger - N. America/Japan

Charges QuietComfort® 3 battery to 70% in less than one hour, 100% in two hours.

Compatible with:

  • QuietComfort 3 headphones

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Color: Black

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QuietComfort® 3 lithium-ion battery charger – Worldwide

Charges QuietComfort® 3 battery to 70% in less than one hour, 100% in two hours.

Compatible with:

  • QuietComfort 3 headphones

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Color: Black

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Cables and cords

QuietComfort® 3 audio cable

This 5 replacement cable for QuietComfort 3 headphones lets you enjoy your audio sources with Bose® noise reduction. Contoured, angled connector fits iPod®, DVD and other portable players. Attaches to just one earcup for greater convenience.

Compatible with:

  • QuietComfort 3 headphones

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Color: Black

Ships within 2-3 weeks

20' extension cable for Bose® headphones

Expand your listening area and increase your freedom of movement with this extension cable.

Compatible with:

  • QuietComfort® 15 headphones;
  • QuietComfort 3 headphones;
  • All models of Bose on-ear, in-ear and around-ear headphones

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Color: Black

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Other

QuietComfort® 3 carrying case

Protect your QC®3 headphones with this replacement zippered case. Designed to hold your headphones, battery, charger and accessories. Removable tray lets you store other items, such as an MP3 player, in the case. Includes shoulder strap.

Compatible with:

  • QuietComfort® 3 headphones

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Color: Black

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QuietComfort® 3 ear cushion kit

Replace lost or damaged QC®3 ear cushions with a new pair designed for easy installation. Cushions align with mounting posts inside the headphone earcups, then snap easily into place.

Compatible with:

  • QuietComfort® 3 headphones

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Color: Black

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Bose® headphones airline adapter

Adapter for connecting to in-flight entertainment systems equipped with dual single 3.5 mm output jacks.

Compatible with:

  • QuietComfort® 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones;  
  • QuietComfort® 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones;
  • AE2w Bluetooth® headphones;
  • QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones;
  • QuietComfort® 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones;
  • QuietComfort® 2 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones

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Color: Black

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