Bose QuietComfort 35 Review
When we talk about awesome headphones, Bose is one of the brands that first comes to mind. As a matter of fact, when it comes to quality noise-canceling headphones, Bose is actually among the trusted brands. Obviously, it wouldn’t dominate the headphones category if it falls short of the market’s high expectations. Today, I’ll be doing a Bose QuietComfort 35 review, one of the most talked about headphones today. Stay with me as I tackle its design, performance, features, and I’ll also break down the reasons why it is the number one choice of tech-savvy consumers today!
Packaging and Design
The Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones are folded and placed inside a soft case, which is already included in the package. The soft case has a garterized pocket, where I can insert the cables and other accessories. The container is compact, that it makes it easy to carry and can fit perfectly even in my small bag.
The designs of Bose headphones have always been simple, minimal, and sophisticated. Fancy designs and bold colors have never been Bose’s style, but its modern look is one of the reasons why people love it. Having only two available colors – black and silver – wearing it anywhere doesn’t draw too much attention, despite its bulky padded earcup. Aside from its padded earcup, which is, by the way, soft and comfortable, what I also loved about it is that the headband itself is also padded, which is very helpful especially on certain occasions when I use it for long hours.
On one earcup, there’s a jack where we plug in the cable, connecting to our device. The other earcup holds the power slider, the USB port for charging, and the play/pause/volume buttons. The package also comes with a mic that can be used for making calls.
In addition to the option of connecting the headphones to your device using a cable, this edition can also give you the choice to connect your headphones to your device via Bluetooth, and this works for both iOS and Android. Connecting wirelessly might be an issue for other headphones, but Bose QuietComfort 35 makes it so much easier, even in accessing and changing between multiple devices, including your music player, phone, or even your laptop.
The QuietComfort 35’s battery life is up to 20 hours when connected wirelessly, and doubles (up to 40 hours!) when connected via cable. Without recharging, I probably was able to listen to hundreds of songs for days! Now that’s something I really loved about it because it is the perfect travel companion!
Being one of the best brands in the headphones category, I expected a lot from Bose – superb sound quality, excellent noise-canceling feature, and flawless pairing. Going wireless was a huge step, and quite honestly, I expected a few drawbacks and issues. But surprisingly, at the time I was working on this Bose QuietComfort 35 Review, there was hardly any. The Bose really delivers what they promise, and it is, indeed one of the best (if not the best) headphones in the market today. As of now, I have only used it to play music wirelessly (which made me an instant fan), and I am very excited to explore the other features of the Bose QuietComfort 35.
What is the difference between QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones and QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II?
QuietComfort 35 headphones II offer the same unmatched combination of acclaimed noise reduction technology, wireless freedom, audio performance, dual-microphone system and 20-hour battery life as QuietComfort 35 headphones. However, QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II also have a new Action button on the left earcup.
How is the total noise cancellation in QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II achieved?
QuietComfort 35 headphones II utilize both active and passive noise reduction technologies. They use a sophisticated proprietary electronics approach to active noise reduction, placing microphones both inside and outside of the earcups. The electronics system senses the sound in almost any environment and then measures compare and reacts—instant by instant—to produce an opposing cancellation signal. The passive noise reduction is achieved by the combination of the acoustic design and materials chosen for the earcups and cushions.
Can QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II take calls?
Yes. QuietComfort 35 headphones II have a dual-microphone system to allow you to use them during calls when connected to a smartphone that supports the Bluetooth® HFP profile. In addition to traditional calls, the headphones will work with many apps that use Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), such as Skype or FaceTime. The dual-mic system helps reduce wind and background noise to ensure an exceptional far-end experience, while sidetone lets you hear your own voice so you sound natural when speaking on a call. QuietComfort 35 headphones II also support HD Voice.
Can QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II simultaneously be connected to two mobile devices?
Yes. Multi-point technology allows QC35 headphones II to maintain a connection between two devices at the same time—for example, an iPad and a smartphone. So while you’re watching video on the connected iPad, the headphones will automatically pause the video to answer a call from the connected smartphone. When the call is finished, the headphones switch back to the video on the iPad.
Bose QuietComfort 35
Good: What makes it the best headphones I’ve tried ever is its excellent overall quality - the sound, the impeccable noise-canceling feature, and its wireless connection is icing on the cake. I love its simplicity and its modern look, and its long battery life is an added delight!
Not so good: The price of Bose QuietComfort 35 is relatively expensive. And having only 2 designs available, it might not be too attractive for those who prefer a more stylish and colorful pair of headphones. At the time of writing this Bose QuietComfort 35 Review, I didn't experience any other issues or problems when it comes to its functions and performance.