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Bose QuietComfort 35 II

86points

Philips SHB8850NC

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Bose QuietComfort 35 II vs Philips SHB8850NC

Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Philips SHB8850NC
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Philips SHB8850NC

Why is Bose QuietComfort 35 II better than Philips SHB8850NC?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • Has voice prompts

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Bose QuietComfort 35 II?

  • 77g lighter
    232gvs309g
  • 15dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    105dB/mWvs90dB/mW
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Has an on-ear form
  • 0.25h shorter charge time
    2hvs2.25h
  • Has an open-back design
  • Wireless charging

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Philips SHB8850NC

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
Philips SHB8850NC

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
Philips SHB8850NC

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

4.weight

309g

232g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Philips SHB8850NC

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

6.sweat resistant
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Philips SHB8850NC

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

For example

RHA TrueConnect

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

10Hz

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
Philips SHB8850NC

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

105dB/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
Philips SHB8850NC

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
Philips SHB8850NC

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. longer battery life

20h

16h

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
Philips SHB8850NC

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Philips SHB8850NC

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
Philips SHB8850NC

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Philips SHB8850NC

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.maximum Bluetooth range

10m

10m

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
Philips SHB8850NC

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

4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Philips SHB8850NC

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
Philips SHB8850NC

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Philips SHB8850NC

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

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Philips SHB8850NC

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
Philips SHB8850NC

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
Philips SHB8850NC

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
Philips SHB8850NC

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

6.has voice commands
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Philips SHB8850NC

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
Philips SHB8850NC

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

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