94points

Bose QuietComfort 35 II

88points

Sony WH-1000XM2

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Bose QuietComfort 35 II vs Sony WH-1000XM2

Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony WH-1000XM2
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony WH-1000XM2

Why is Bose QuietComfort 35 II better than Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • 1.75h shorter charge time
    2.25hvs4h
  • Has voice prompts
  • Has voice commands

Why is Sony WH-1000XM2 better than Bose QuietComfort 35 II?

  • 6Hz lower low-frequency
    4Hzvs10Hz
  • 34g lighter
    275gvs309g
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • 18h longer battery life
    38hvs20h
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • 0.3m longer cable
    1.5mvs1.2m

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.weight

309g

275g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

5.can be folded
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

6.travel bag is included
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony WH-1000XM2

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

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
Sony WH-1000XM2

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

3.has a neodymium magnet
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony WH-1000XM2

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

4.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

38h

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
Sony WH-1000XM2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony WH-1000XM2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.charge time

2.25h

4h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

0.46h

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.has a noise canceling microphone
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

4.has voice prompts
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

5.has voice commands
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony WH-1000XM2

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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