82points
61points

Bose QuietComfort 35 II

94points
76points

Sennheiser PXC 550-II

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Bose QuietComfort 35 II vs Sennheiser PXC 550-II

Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550-II

Why is Bose QuietComfort 35 II better than Sennheiser PXC 550-II?

  • 7Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    10Hzvs17Hz
  • 0.75h shorter charge time
    ?

    2.25hvs3h
  • Compatible with PlayStation
    ?
  • Compatible with Xbox Live
    ?
  • Has a straight plug
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  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
    ?

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550-II better than Bose QuietComfort 35 II?

  • 3000Hz higher high-frequency
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    23000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 20dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    110dB/mWvs90dB/mW
  • 10h longer battery life
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    30hvs20h
  • 0.9 newer Bluetooth version
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    5vs4.1
  • 82g lighter
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    227gvs309g
  • 1 more microphone(s)
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    3vs2
  • 1 more years under manufacturer's warranty
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    2vs1
  • Has Bluetooth aptX
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Price comparison

Bose QuietComfort 35 II

Buy used:

$289.97

ProductStorePrice
Bose QuietComfort 35 II AmazonBose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetoo...Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Noise-Cancelling, with Alexa voice control - Black
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$199.00
Bose QuietComfort 35 II AmazonBose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireles...Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones, Noise Cancelling - Silver (Renewed)
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$218.97
Bose QuietComfort 35 II AmazonBose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireles...Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones, Noise Cancelling - Black (Renewed)
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$216.89
Bose QuietComfort 35 II AmazonBose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetoo...Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Noise-Cancelling, with Alexa Voice Control - Rose Gold
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$199.00
Bose QuietComfort 35 II AmazonBose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetoo...Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Noise-Cancelling, with Alexa Voice Control -Silver
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$199.00
Bose QuietComfort 35 II AmazonBose QuietComfort 35 Series II Wireless ...Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II Wireless Headphones, Black, Noise Cancelling with Budrug LLC Airplane Flight Adapter - Worldwide Version Bundle
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$599.99
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$199.00
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$169.00

Sennheiser PXC 550-II

ProductStorePrice
Sennheiser PXC 550-II AmazonSennheiser PXC 550-II Wireless – NoiseGa...Sennheiser PXC 550-II Wireless – NoiseGard Adaptive Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth Headphone with Touch Sensitive Control and 30-Hour Battery Life
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$199.95
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$199.95
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$15.96

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
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
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
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
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
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 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weight

309g

227g

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 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

17Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
2.highest frequency

20000Hz

23000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
4.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
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.
5.sound pressure level

90dB/mW

110dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
6.has a neodymium magnet
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
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.Battery life

20h

30h

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.
2.has a rechargeable battery
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.has a battery level indicator
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.charge time

2.25h

3h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
5.has a removable battery
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.Bluetooth version

4.1

5

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
4.Has Bluetooth aptX
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Bluetooth aptX is an audio codec used for transmitting hi-resolution audio wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled devices. Developed by Qualcomm, the aptX audio technology includes variations such as aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, and aptX Adaptive.
5.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
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.
6.supports Wi-Fi
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
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 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.number of microphones

2

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 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
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.warranty period

1

2

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
6.Has voice prompts
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
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.

Miscellaneous

1.compatible with PlayStation
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
The headset can be used for playing games on PlayStation video game consoles.
2.compatible with Xbox Live
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
You can use your headset for in-game voice chat, private chat, audio for video chat, and in-game voice recognition using Xbox services.

Price comparison

Bose QuietComfort 35 II

Buy used:

$289.97

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Bose QuietComfort 35 II AmazonBose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetoo...Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Noise-Cancelling, with Alexa voice control - Black
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$199.00
Bose QuietComfort 35 II AmazonBose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireles...Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones, Noise Cancelling - Silver (Renewed)
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$218.97
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$216.89
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$199.00
Bose QuietComfort 35 II AmazonBose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetoo...Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Noise-Cancelling, with Alexa Voice Control -Silver
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$199.00
Bose QuietComfort 35 II AmazonBose QuietComfort 35 Series II Wireless ...Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II Wireless Headphones, Black, Noise Cancelling with Budrug LLC Airplane Flight Adapter - Worldwide Version Bundle
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$599.99
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$169.00

Sennheiser PXC 550-II

ProductStorePrice
Sennheiser PXC 550-II AmazonSennheiser PXC 550-II Wireless – NoiseGa...Sennheiser PXC 550-II Wireless – NoiseGard Adaptive Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth Headphone with Touch Sensitive Control and 30-Hour Battery Life
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$199.95
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$15.96

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