72points

Bose QuietComfort 3

85points

JBL Duet BT

Bose QuietComfort 3
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Bose QuietComfort 3 vs JBL Duet BT

Bose QuietComfort 3
JBL Duet BT
Bose QuietComfort 3
JBL Duet BT
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85
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Why is Bose QuietComfort 3 better than JBL Duet BT?

  • 47.3g lighter
    136gvs183.3g
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a noise canceling microphone

Why is JBL Duet BT better than Bose QuietComfort 3?

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

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bose QuietComfort 3
JBL Duet BT

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
JBL Duet BT

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
JBL Duet BT

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

183.3g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
Bose QuietComfort 3
JBL Duet BT

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.can be folded
Bose QuietComfort 3
JBL Duet BT

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

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

20Hz

20Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bose QuietComfort 3
JBL Duet BT

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

4.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Bose QuietComfort 3
JBL Duet BT

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
JBL Duet BT

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bose QuietComfort 3
JBL Duet BT

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Bose QuietComfort 3
JBL Duet BT

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bose QuietComfort 3
JBL Duet BT

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bose QuietComfort 3
JBL Duet BT

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
JBL Duet BT

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
JBL Duet BT

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
JBL Duet BT

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

4.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.has a noise canceling microphone
Bose QuietComfort 3
JBL Duet BT

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

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