37points
20points

Bose QuietComfort 25

88points
67points

Sony WH-1000XM3

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Bose QuietComfort 25 vs Sony WH-1000XM3

Bose QuietComfort 25
Sony WH-1000XM3
37
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Bose QuietComfort 25
88
points
Sony WH-1000XM3

Why is Bose QuietComfort 25 better than Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • 59g lighter
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    196gvs255g
  • 0.2m longer cable
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    1.4mvs1.2m
  • Has a removable battery
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Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Bose QuietComfort 25?

  • Has stereo speakers
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  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • Can be used as a headset
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  • Can be used wirelessly
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  • Has a rechargeable battery
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  • Has a noise-canceling microphone
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  • 2 more microphone(s)
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    3vs1
  • Control panel placed on a device
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Price comparison

Bose QuietComfort 25

ProductStorePrice
Bose QuietComfort 25 AmazonBose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Canc...Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones for Apple Devices, Triple Black (wired, 3.5mm)
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$134.99
Bose QuietComfort 25 AmazonBose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Canc...Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones for Apple devices - Black (Wired 3.5mm)
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$132.99
Bose QuietComfort 25 AmazonBose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Canc...Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones for Apple devices - White (Wired 3.5mm)
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$124.99
Bose QuietComfort 25 AmazonBose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Canc...Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones for Android devices - Black (Wired)
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$159.74
Bose QuietComfort 25 AmazonBose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Canc...Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones for Apple devices - Black, Wired
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$152.95

Sony WH-1000XM3

Buy used:

$198.13

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones, Black WH-1000XM3/B (Renewed)
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$219.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling...SONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling Stereo Headset(International Version/Seller Warrant) (Black)
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$235.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) Bundle with USB Adapter and More
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$259.07
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones Silver WH-1000XM3/S (Renewed)
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$263.60
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) with Cleaning Cloth
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$256.89
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Silver) with Cleaning Cloth
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$273.20
Sony WH-1000XM3 pricegrabberSony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelli...Sony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelling headphones (black)
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$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 pricegrabberSony WH1000XM3/S wireless noise-cancelli...Sony WH1000XM3/S wireless noise-cancelling headphones (silver)
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$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 aliexpressNew philips taph-805 headset is universa...New philips taph-805 headset is universal apple/SONY mobile phone headset/wh-1000xm3
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$236.59
Sony WH-1000XM3 walmartSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) Bundle
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$348.00

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bose QuietComfort 25
Sony WH-1000XM3
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 25
Sony WH-1000XM3
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 25
Sony WH-1000XM3
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.sweat resistance
Bose QuietComfort 25
Sony WH-1000XM3
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weight

196g

255g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
6.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Bose QuietComfort 25
Sony WH-1000XM3
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Sound quality

1.has passive noise reduction
Bose QuietComfort 25
Sony WH-1000XM3
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
2.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Bose QuietComfort 25
Sony WH-1000XM3
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.
3.has a neodymium magnet
Bose QuietComfort 25
Sony WH-1000XM3
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Bose QuietComfort 25
Sony WH-1000XM3
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
Bose QuietComfort 25
Sony WH-1000XM3
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.Has USB Type-C
Bose QuietComfort 25
Sony WH-1000XM3
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
4.has a removable battery
Bose QuietComfort 25
Sony WH-1000XM3
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bose QuietComfort 25
Sony WH-1000XM3
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bose QuietComfort 25
Sony WH-1000XM3
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 25
Sony WH-1000XM3
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.
4.supports Wi-Fi
Bose QuietComfort 25
Sony WH-1000XM3
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Bose QuietComfort 25
Sony WH-1000XM3
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
2.has a noise-canceling microphone
Bose QuietComfort 25
Sony WH-1000XM3
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.number of microphones

1

3

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.control panel placed on a device
Bose QuietComfort 25
Sony WH-1000XM3
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.
5.Has an in-line control panel
Bose QuietComfort 25
Sony WH-1000XM3
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
6.Has voice prompts
Bose QuietComfort 25
Sony WH-1000XM3
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.

Price comparison

Bose QuietComfort 25

ProductStorePrice
Bose QuietComfort 25 AmazonBose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Canc...Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones for Apple Devices, Triple Black (wired, 3.5mm)
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$134.99
Bose QuietComfort 25 AmazonBose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Canc...Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones for Apple devices - Black (Wired 3.5mm)
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$132.99
Bose QuietComfort 25 AmazonBose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Canc...Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones for Apple devices - White (Wired 3.5mm)
Amazon logo
$124.99
Bose QuietComfort 25 AmazonBose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Canc...Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones for Android devices - Black (Wired)
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$159.74
Bose QuietComfort 25 AmazonBose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Canc...Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones for Apple devices - Black, Wired
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$152.95

Sony WH-1000XM3

Buy used:

$198.13

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones, Black WH-1000XM3/B (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$219.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling...SONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling Stereo Headset(International Version/Seller Warrant) (Black)
Amazon logo
$235.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) Bundle with USB Adapter and More
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$259.07
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones Silver WH-1000XM3/S (Renewed)
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$263.60
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) with Cleaning Cloth
Amazon logo
$256.89
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Silver) with Cleaning Cloth
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$273.20
Sony WH-1000XM3 pricegrabberSony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelli...Sony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelling headphones (black)
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$348.00
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$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 aliexpressNew philips taph-805 headset is universa...New philips taph-805 headset is universal apple/SONY mobile phone headset/wh-1000xm3
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$236.59
Sony WH-1000XM3 walmartSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) Bundle
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$348.00

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