93points

Bose QuietComfort 35

93points

Bose QuietComfort 35 II

39points

Fostex TH-7

89points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

Comparison winner
Bose QuietComfort 35
Comparison winner
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR-XB950B1
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37 facts in comparison

Bose QuietComfort 35 vs Bose QuietComfort 35 II vs Fostex TH-7 vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR-XB950B1
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93
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39
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89
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Why is Bose QuietComfort 35 better than Bose QuietComfort 35 II & Fostex TH-7 & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

Why is Bose QuietComfort 35 II better than Bose QuietComfort 35 & Fostex TH-7 & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Has voice prompts
  • Has voice commands

Why is Fostex TH-7 better than Bose QuietComfort 35 & Bose QuietComfort 35 II & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Bose QuietComfort 35 & Bose QuietComfort 35 II & Fostex TH-7?

  • Lowest frequency
    3Hzvs10,10,20Hz
  • Sound pressure level
    105dB/mWvs90,90,98dB/mW
  • Weight
    245gvs309,309,260g
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

309g

260g

245g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.sweat resistant
Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

For example

Beats Powerbeats Pro

6.has a tangle free cable
Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

Mpow Thor

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

10Hz

20Hz

3Hz

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
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

90dB/mW

98dB/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
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a battery level indicator
Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR-XB950B1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a removable battery
Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

For example

Jaybird Run XT

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.has an in-line control panel
Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

For example

Marshall Major III Bluetooth

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.

6.has voice commands
Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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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