Hey, what’s up guys and this is the new Bose QuietComfort 35 or better known as QC 35 here. These are the successors to pretty much to the premium Noise canceling headphones, BOSE QC25. When you get a replacement, definitely the next thing you wonder is if it’s better and worth the difference in price. On Amazon right now, the QC25 is 300$ and QC 35 is 350$. When you look for premium noise canceling headphones, you look for few things; Build Quality comfort, sound quality and then of course how good the noise cancellation really is.
Built Quality Comfort
It is really fine here. It’s nearly identical to its successor QC25. There’s pretty overall light weight pair of plastic built headphones, pretty flexible and that’s what actually makes them so comfortable and along with the super soft foam on the top band and super soft leather ear cushions that go over your ears all of this combines together to make them really comfortable. If anything, the QC35 are a little bit heavier than 25s since there’s a small rechargeable battery in them now but you probably won’t notice that so wearing these headphones for a long period of time is still no problem. Comfort is a huge plus for these. Now, since they’re wireless, you do have a couple of things to worry about and those are the controls and battery life. Control has moved from the inline wire and mic on the QC 25, 2 buttons on the back of the right ear cup and they’re all the same so the Play/Pause controls, the volume up/down and skipping tracks etc. are at the same place and they’re all pretty tactile quality buttons which is important when you’re pressing them blind. Battery life is also top of the line. I have one of these for the past 6 months and 20 hours active battery life seems to hold up. Now, every time you turn them on, it tells you when the Bluetooth is paired and it also gives you the battery percentage of what’s left so you can probably stretch it for the whole week even after heavy listening, which is pretty dope. So, the battery point is another strong point of these.
Now the sound quality is pretty much exactly the same as QC25 which is to say pretty good but nothing spectacular. It’s nothing that’s going to blow your mind at all. It’s just like a normal pair of closed back headphones. You aren’t buying these to monitor for music production or anything like that. They are obviously very vibrant colored and put them on par with other 150$ to 300$ headphones in terms of clarity and detail. But again, its wireless, so that’s nice and actually, it comes with a wire in the box. On the bottom of these headphones, you have a micro USB charging port on the right ear cup and yes, you do get that mini cable and a 3.5mm jack on the left ear cup. That wire is included to either plug it into something that doesn’t have Bluetooth and just listen to them like normal headphones or plug it in or use the headphones without noise cancellation. So if you just want regular listening with no noise cancellation, you have to do it through the wire but you can’t do it wirelessly.
The noise cancellation itself; Bose does this pretty much better than anyone else. It’s kind of what they’re best at. There is microphone all around outside of the headphone to pick up the outside noise and frequencies and just cancel them out. So, if you’ve heard Bose noise canceling headphones before, you know exactly what I’m talking about; It’s great for flights, it’s great for loud environments, trains, buses, basically anytime you want to cancel out the outside world and just hear your audio and listen to your music isolated.
So I’m happy to say that Bose has put together a complete package here. With QC 35, they’ll be replacing my QC 25, even has things like NFC built-in for quick Bluetooth pairing by tapping it into your Android phone, so that was convenient and there’s a carrying case as well that’s pretty similar to the one with QC 25s since they fold up the exact same way, plus they carry extra cables now which ideal for traveling or just tossing the headphones in a bag or backpack. It also comes with the flying adapter too since they know people use that a lot in planes. So, coming back to that price difference, so basically if you want to have specifically noise cancelling wireless headphones then you have to pay extra 50 bucks to go with the 35s but if you want noise cancelling headphones and you don’t really care about convenience of having no wire, then QC 25s are just fine as they function pretty much exactly the same. The bottom line is, if you are looking for a noise canceling wireless headphones in general in a premium 350$ price tag, you should have these on your shortlist.
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