85points
55points

Bose QuietComfort 35

56points
38points

Bose SoundSport Free

100points
71points

Sennheiser PXC 550

Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose SoundSport Free
Comparison winner
Cost-effectiveness winner
Sennheiser PXC 550
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53 facts in comparison

Bose QuietComfort 35vs Bose SoundSport Freevs Sennheiser PXC 550

Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
85
points
Bose QuietComfort 35
56
points
Bose SoundSport Free
100
points
Sennheiser PXC 550

Why is Bose QuietComfort 35 better than the others?

  • Has a straight plug
    ?

Why is Bose SoundSport Free better than the others?

  • Weight
    14.2gvs309,227g
  • Sweat resistant
    ?
  • Charge time
    ?

    2hvs2.25,3h
  • Has included ear pads
    ?
  • Has an in-ear form
    ?
  • Has wireless charging
    ?

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than the others?

  • Battery life
    ?

    30hvs20,5h
  • Number of microphones
    ?

    3vs2,2
  • Has an in-line control panel
    ?
  • Has an L-shaped plug
    ?
  • Has a mute function
    ?

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
2.has an over-the-ear form
?

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.

Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
3.has a detachable cable
?

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

Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
4.sweat resistant
?

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

Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
5.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

309g

14.2g

227g

6.travel bag is included
?

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

Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550

Sound quality

1.has passive noise reduction
?

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

Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
2.has active noise cancelling (noise control)
?

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.

Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
3.has a neodymium magnet
?

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

Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550

Power

1.Battery life
?

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

20h

5h

30h

2.charge time
?

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

0.46h

2.25h

2h

3h

3.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
4.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
5.has a removable battery
?

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

For example

Jaybird Run XT

Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
?

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
?

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

Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
?

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.

Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
4.Has Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
5.Has 802.11n Wi-Fi connection
?

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

Debussy Nathaniel

Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
6.Has fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi connection
?

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

For example

JBL Reflect Contour 2

Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550

Features

1.can be used as a headset
?

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.

Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
2.control panel placed on a device
?

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.

Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
3.number of microphones
?

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

Best

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

8

2

2

3

4.has an in-line control panel
?

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

Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
5.has a noise canceling microphone
?

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

Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
6.Has voice prompts
?

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.

For example

Beats Solo Pro

Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550

Miscellaneous

1.has a subwoofer
?

Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.

For example

Bose SoundSport Free

Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
2.has an external memory slot
?

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

For example

Bose SoundSport Free

Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
3.has a magnetic shielding
?

A magnetic shielding limits the coupling of a magnetic field between two devices. The purpose is to prevent magnetic fields from interfering with electrical devices and avoid distortion (of TV, monitors, hard drives etc.).

For example

Bose SoundSport Free

Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
4.has an AUX input
?

An auxiliary input allows you to play other audio sources by connecting them through a simple audio connection like a 3.5mm jack, i.e for MP3 or portable DVD/CD player.

For example

Bose SoundSport Free

Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
5.has a cradle with lightning connector
?

Lightning is a proprietary computer bus and power connector created by Apple Inc. It allows you to easily plug your iPhone 5, iPod Touch (5th gen.), iPod Nano (7th gen.), iPad (4th gen.), and iPad Mini into the device, play music and at the same time charge it.

For example

Bose SoundSport Free

Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
6.has AirPlay
?

AirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers. You may stream computer screen, video and music from iOS devices, play games like on consoles or present your slideshows easily on your TV.

For example

Bose SoundSport Free

Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550

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