93points

Bose QuietComfort 35 II

97points

Sennheiser PXC 550

100points

Sony WH-1000XM3

Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550
Comparison winner
Sony WH-1000XM3
vs
vs

36 facts in comparison

Bose QuietComfort 35 II vs Sennheiser PXC 550 vs Sony WH-1000XM3

Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
93
points
97
points
100
points

Why is Bose QuietComfort 35 II better than Sennheiser PXC 550 & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Has a straight plug
  • Has a noise canceling microphone

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than Bose QuietComfort 35 II & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Weight
    227gvs309,255g

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Bose QuietComfort 35 II & Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • Lowest frequency
    4Hzvs10,17Hz
  • Has USB Type-C

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550
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
Sennheiser PXC 550
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
Sennheiser PXC 550
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.weight

309g

227g

255g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

6.sweat resistant
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

For example

Klipsch R5 Neckband

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

17Hz

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.sound pressure level

90dB/mW

110dB/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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3

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 cancelling (noise reduction)
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550
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.

5.has a neodymium magnet
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550
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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

For example

Jaybird Run XT

4.Has USB Type-C
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550
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
Sennheiser PXC 550
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
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550
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.

2.control panel placed on a device
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550
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.

3.number of microphones

2

3

3

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

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

4.has an in-line control panel
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

5.has a noise canceling microphone
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

6.Has voice prompts
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.wireless charging
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sennheiser PXC 550
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

Videos

Powered by

Top 10 headphones

Add to comparison
    This page is currently only available in English.