94points

Bose QuietComfort 35 II

40points

Grado SR125i

100points

Sony WH-1000XM3

Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Grado SR125i
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Sony WH-1000XM3
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Bose QuietComfort 35 II vs Grado SR125i vs Sony WH-1000XM3

Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Grado SR125i
Sony WH-1000XM3
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Grado SR125i
Sony WH-1000XM3

Why is Bose QuietComfort 35 II better than Grado SR125i & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has a noise canceling microphone

Why is Grado SR125i better than Bose QuietComfort 35 II & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Has an on-ear form
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Bose QuietComfort 35 II & Grado SR125i?

  • Lowest frequency
    4Hzvs10,20Hz
  • Sound pressure level
    104.5dB/mWvs90,98dB/mW
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Has USB Type-C

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Grado SR125i
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 35 II
Grado SR125i
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 35 II
Grado SR125i
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.can be folded
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Grado SR125i
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

5.sweat resistant
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Grado SR125i
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

For example

RHA TrueConnect

6.has included ear pads
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Grado SR125i
Sony WH-1000XM3

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

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.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Grado SR125i
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

90dB/mW

98dB/mW

104.5dB/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
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Grado SR125i
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.

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Grado SR125i
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.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Grado SR125i
Sony WH-1000XM3

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Grado SR125i
Sony WH-1000XM3

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Grado SR125i
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

4.Has USB Type-C
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Grado SR125i
Sony WH-1000XM3

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Grado SR125i
Sony WH-1000XM3

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Grado SR125i
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 35 II
Grado SR125i
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.Has WiFi
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Grado SR125i
Sony WH-1000XM3

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Grado SR125i
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.

2.has an in-line control panel
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Grado SR125i
Sony WH-1000XM3

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 35 II
Grado SR125i
Sony WH-1000XM3

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 35 II
Grado SR125i
Sony WH-1000XM3

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
Grado SR125i
Sony WH-1000XM3

This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.

6.has voice commands
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Grado SR125i
Sony WH-1000XM3

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

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Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Grado SR125i
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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