93points

Bose QuietComfort 35 II

58points

Bose SoundSport Free

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Bose QuietComfort 35 II vs Bose SoundSport Free

Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Bose SoundSport Free
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Bose SoundSport Free
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Why is Bose QuietComfort 35 II better than Bose SoundSport Free?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be folded
  • Has a straight plug
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

Why is Bose SoundSport Free better than Bose QuietComfort 35 II?

  • 294.8g lighter
    14.2gvs309g
  • Has included ear pads
  • Sweat resistant
  • Has an in-ear form
  • 0.25h shorter charge time
    2hvs2.25h
  • Wireless charging

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Bose SoundSport Free

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 a detachable cable
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Bose SoundSport Free

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

3.has an over-the-ear form
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Bose SoundSport Free

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.

4.weight

309g

14.2g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has included ear pads
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Bose SoundSport Free

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

6.sweat resistant
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Bose SoundSport Free

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Bose SoundSport Free

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 35 II
Bose SoundSport Free

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 35 II
Bose SoundSport Free

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.

Power

1. longer battery life

20h

5h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

Best

Sennheiser PXC 480

50h

2.has a battery level indicator
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Bose SoundSport Free

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Bose SoundSport Free

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.charge time

2.25h

2h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

0.46h

5.has a removable battery
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Bose SoundSport Free

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Bose SoundSport Free

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.maximum Bluetooth range

10m

9m

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.

Best

Fiil Canviis Pro

100m

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Bose SoundSport Free

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

For example

JBL Live 650BTNC

4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Bose SoundSport Free

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.

5.Has WiFi
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Bose SoundSport Free

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Bose SoundSport Free

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Bose SoundSport Free

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 35 II
Bose SoundSport Free

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.number of microphones

2

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Bose SoundSport Free

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

5.Has voice prompts
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Bose SoundSport Free

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.

6.has a mute function
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Bose SoundSport Free

The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.

For example

Jabra Move Style Edition

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Bose SoundSport Free

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

2.has a touch screen
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Bose SoundSport Free

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

For example

Bose SoundSport Free

3.has a cradle with 30-pin dock connector
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Bose SoundSport Free

The Apple dock connector is a proprietary 30-pin connector that is common to Apple devices (iPods, iPhones and iPads) predating the Lightning connector. Allows you to connect older Apple devices, play music and at the same time charge it.

For example

Bose SoundSport Free

4.has a subwoofer
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Bose SoundSport Free

Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.

For example

Bose SoundSport Free

5.Is DLNA certified
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Bose SoundSport Free

All DLNA certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.

For example

Bose SoundSport Free

6.supports Ethernet
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Bose SoundSport Free

Ethernet is a local area network technology.

For example

Bose SoundSport Free

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