Noise canceling earphones like the Bose QuietComfort 3 have to contend with a lot of confusion about what their kind of ambient noise-busting really entails. Most headphones and earphones block out the outside world to some extent, but few employ as clever a method as this set. Works out extremely well in the real world of travel, among the engine noise and screaming babies.
A slimmer more portable fit than many noise-cancelling headphones is a plus for those concerned about excess baggage, with the added bonus that these cans won’t look too obtrusive when worn on the street. Comfort-wise the fit settles in quickly as the pads sit directly on your ears. Using ultra-soft material, they’re much more comfortable than most headphones of this type.
The headphones can’t be used without batteries, but two battery packs are included in the box, and they slot into a neat custom AC adaptor to recharge. Charging takes around 30 minutes, which is impressively quick given how many hours of playback it’ll supply you with.
Bose QuietComfort 3 on-ear heaphones are recommended for frequent flyers and world travellers who value peace of mind. Find out more here.