72points

Bose QuietComfort 3

57points

Bose SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth

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Bose QuietComfort 3 vs Bose SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth

Bose QuietComfort 3
Bose SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth
Bose QuietComfort 3
Bose SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth
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57
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Why is Bose QuietComfort 3 better than Bose SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth?

  • 17g lighter
    136gvs153g
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Why is Bose SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth better than Bose QuietComfort 3?

  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an on-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bose QuietComfort 3
Bose SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a detachable cable
Bose QuietComfort 3
Bose SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

3.has an over-the-ear form
Bose QuietComfort 3
Bose SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

4.weight

136g

153g

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Sony MDR-EX150AP

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5.has a tangle free cable
Bose QuietComfort 3
Bose SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.can be folded
Bose QuietComfort 3
Bose SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bose QuietComfort 3
Bose SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

2.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Bose QuietComfort 3
Bose SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Bose QuietComfort 3
Bose SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bose QuietComfort 3
Bose SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bose QuietComfort 3
Bose SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bose QuietComfort 3
Bose SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Bose QuietComfort 3
Bose SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

2.can be used as a headset
Bose QuietComfort 3
Bose SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

3.has an in-line control panel
Bose QuietComfort 3
Bose SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Bose QuietComfort 3
Bose SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

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