71points

Bose QuietComfort 3

88points

Sony WH-1000XM2

Bose QuietComfort 3
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Sony WH-1000XM2
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Bose QuietComfort 3 vs Sony WH-1000XM2

Bose QuietComfort 3
Sony WH-1000XM2
Bose QuietComfort 3
Sony WH-1000XM2

Why is Bose QuietComfort 3 better than Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • 139g lighter
    136gvs275g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has a noise canceling microphone

Why is Sony WH-1000XM2 better than Bose QuietComfort 3?

  • 18000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs22000Hz
  • 16Hz lower low-frequency
    4Hzvs20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bose QuietComfort 3
Sony WH-1000XM2

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 3
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

136g

275g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
Bose QuietComfort 3
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Bose QuietComfort 3
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Bose QuietComfort 3
Sony WH-1000XM2

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

4Hz

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.highest frequency

22000Hz

40000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bose QuietComfort 3
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

For example

RHA TrueConnect

4.has a neodymium magnet
Bose QuietComfort 3
Sony WH-1000XM2

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)
Bose QuietComfort 3
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Bose QuietComfort 3
Sony WH-1000XM2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bose QuietComfort 3
Sony WH-1000XM2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bose QuietComfort 3
Sony WH-1000XM2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bose QuietComfort 3
Sony WH-1000XM2

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 3
Sony WH-1000XM2

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 3
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.has an in-line control panel
Bose QuietComfort 3
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

3.can be used as a headset
Bose QuietComfort 3
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Bose QuietComfort 3
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

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