51points

Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH

92points

Bose QuietComfort 35

Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
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Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH vs Bose QuietComfort 35

Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
Bose QuietComfort 35
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
Bose QuietComfort 35

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH better than Bose QuietComfort 35?

  • 189g lighter
    120gvs309g
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Bose QuietComfort 35 better than Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
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Bose QuietComfort 35

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 an over-the-ear form
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Bose QuietComfort 35

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.

3.weight

120g

309g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
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Bose QuietComfort 35

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

5.can be folded
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Bose QuietComfort 35

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

6.travel bag is included
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Bose QuietComfort 35

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

10Hz

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

2.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
Bose QuietComfort 35

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

3.sound pressure level

103dB/mW

90dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has a neodymium magnet
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Bose QuietComfort 35

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
Bose QuietComfort 35

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.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
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Bose QuietComfort 35

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
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Bose QuietComfort 35

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
Bose QuietComfort 35

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
Bose QuietComfort 35

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
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Bose QuietComfort 35

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
Bose QuietComfort 35

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
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
Bose QuietComfort 35

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 a noise canceling microphone
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
Bose QuietComfort 35

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

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