Bose QuietComfort 35

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The QuietComfort 35 is one of the best products of Bose that a lot of persons have been waiting for. Unlike the QuietComfort 25, this is a  wireless headphone set which has an active noise-cancelling capability.

Even though the QuietComfort 35 looks similar to QuietComfort 25, it has a wider headband and weighs more. The QC35 weighs up to 250g whereas QC25 weighs nearly 190g. And you can wear the QuietComfort 35 for hours at times without any problem.

1. Noise Cancelling :

Bose headphones offer the best active noise cancellation (ANC) which is featured in the QC35s also. In general, these are brilliant to keep noise out. The design of the headphones itself has noise cancellation capabilities. If ANC is switched ON, then all the sounds and noise disappear and you can find yourself free with only your thoughts. The impeccable sound quality is both awesome and scary at the same time but it would take only seconds for you to fall in love with it.

Bose’s noise cancelling technology is excellent at low frequencies. It partially allows high frequency sounds whereas it completely blocks the sounds such as the clattering of trains, the engine noise of a ferry and other general noises. This allows you to enjoy music even in its minimum volume in any environment. The partial allowing of high frequencies is more of a benefit than a problem. Because it helps us hear important sounds such as sirens, announcements at the railway stations.

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One of the issues with all the ANC headphones is when the climate is too windy, it causes a little disturbance. Since noise cancelling, in Bose’s QuietComfort 35, is very aggressive, it feels like a pressure on your ears.

2. Design and Comfort :

Apart from the color difference and some minor changes, the QuietComfort 35s are almost identical to that of the QuietComfort 25s. The QuietComfort 35 headphones are available in two colors, the classic Bose silvery-grey and the austere black.

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The outer shell of the ear cups is made of metal, whereas the frame and headband are made of thick plastic. They’re covered in a beautiful faux-leather that manages to stay quite cool, even in muggy weather. Hence the word “Comfort” has been put in the name of these headphones.

There is a switch present on the right ear-cup which controls all its operations. The switch helps to turn ON the headphones and set up Bluetooth connections – only two devices can be connected at the same time or change between multiple devices using the Bose app. Buttons on the side are to adjust volume and control your phone. The multi-function button that plays or pauses music accepts calls and it also initiates voice commands. All these can be accessed easily with your right hand.

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The headphones are foldable, supplied with a hard case into which they fit snugly. As the case is very small and compact so it is very travel-friendly. It comes with an aeroplane adapter and 3.5mm cable for use when the units are dead. Bose has made minor changes to the previous solid design and managed to create a luxurious and comfortable pair of wireless headphones.

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3. Sound Quality :

Generally, a normal noise-cancelling headphones affect the quality of sound. But the Bose’s QuietComfort 35 has made huge improvements over audio-Technica headphones. They have a wide and encompassing soundstage and it also lacks hiss or white noise that may disturb the sound quality. A digital equalizer is also used which changes the sound at high frequencies so as to not knock out the sound at any volume. Even at low volumes, the QuietComfort 35 provides accurate and smooth sound.

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The bass is significant and however remains controlled, and doesn’t black out the treble, or doesn’t it be missing at low volume. Audio purists might avoid the equalizer, but it works well irrespective of whether you’re listening to smooth jazz or thumping electronica.

The QC35 offers great sound considering the problems with Bluetooth. Still, it is compatible with aptX, a codec that allows for higher-quality audio streaming over Bluetooth. The aptX is used for higher bit-rate audio in some phones such as the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7.

The QuietComfort 35 is available with a 2.5mm jack in the left cup and a 2.5mm to 3.5mm cable to attach via wire when needed. It also provides a two-pronged aeroplane adapter. The adapter and wire are used because some airlines don’t allow the use of Bluetooth during takeoff and landing. It means that the QuietComfort can be used when the battery dies, whereas the ANC and equaliser won’t work without power.

the Bose QuietComfort 35 can become a handful. Even though there are other headphones that provide superior sound quality, nothing can beat out the QC35’s noise-cancelling ability. The Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless are a good example of this but it costs significantly more.

4. Voice Quality :

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The QC35 aren’t only headphones; they work as a headset too. So, you can make or pick up a call and talk to your friends (if you are an iPhone user, Siri will help you), it takes advantage of noise cancelling. You can hear the person perfectly and your voice will also be clear to the person on the other end. The QuietComfort 35 uses the awesome noise cancelling to clear up your voice too, so calls are crystal clear.

5. Battery Life :

The QuietComfort 35 takes about 2 hours to fully charge the built-in battery through a Micro USB port. On a single charge, the Bose’s QuietComfort 35 can survive almost 20 hours and stands out as the best rechargeable headphone.

Unfortunately, it’s not provided with a feature to automatically turn off when not in use. So the battery drains off if you leave it ON overnight. But with the help of the Bose Connect app, you can control the power settings which allows you to set a time range from five minutes up to three hours.

Some of the headphones run on AAA batteries, such as the Bose Soundlink headphones and people like to use them because it’s easy to pop in replacements if the battery is dead. But Bose QuietComfort 35 uses a lithium-ion battery which means you don’t have to look for replacements when the battery drains off.


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