55points

Bose QuietComfort 15

90points

Sony MDR-1000X

Bose QuietComfort 15
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Bose QuietComfort 15 vs Sony MDR-1000X

Bose QuietComfort 15
Sony MDR-1000X
Bose QuietComfort 15
Sony MDR-1000X

Why is Bose QuietComfort 15 better than Sony MDR-1000X?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 135g lighter
    140gvs275g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has a removable battery
  • Has removable speakers

Why is Sony MDR-1000X better than Bose QuietComfort 15?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bose QuietComfort 15
Sony MDR-1000X

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
Bose QuietComfort 15
Sony MDR-1000X

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.has a detachable cable
Bose QuietComfort 15
Sony MDR-1000X

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

4.weight

140g

275g

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5.can be folded
Bose QuietComfort 15
Sony MDR-1000X

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

6.has included ear pads
Bose QuietComfort 15
Sony MDR-1000X

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bose QuietComfort 15
Sony MDR-1000X

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

2.has a neodymium magnet
Bose QuietComfort 15
Sony MDR-1000X

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

3.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Bose QuietComfort 15
Sony MDR-1000X

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 rechargeable battery
Bose QuietComfort 15
Sony MDR-1000X

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a removable battery
Bose QuietComfort 15
Sony MDR-1000X

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bose QuietComfort 15
Sony MDR-1000X

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bose QuietComfort 15
Sony MDR-1000X

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bose QuietComfort 15
Sony MDR-1000X

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
Bose QuietComfort 15
Sony MDR-1000X

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
Bose QuietComfort 15
Sony MDR-1000X

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 an in-line control panel
Bose QuietComfort 15
Sony MDR-1000X

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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