92points

Bose QuietComfort 35

48points

Etymotic mc5

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Bose QuietComfort 35 vs Etymotic mc5

Bose QuietComfort 35
Etymotic mc5
Bose QuietComfort 35
Etymotic mc5

Why is Bose QuietComfort 35 better than Etymotic mc5?

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs20Hz
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device

Why is Etymotic mc5 better than Bose QuietComfort 35?

  • 10dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    100dB/mWvs90dB/mW
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Has an in-ear form

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
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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
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Etymotic mc5

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
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Etymotic mc5

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

4.has an in-ear form
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Etymotic mc5

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

5.can be folded
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Etymotic mc5

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

6.has included ear pads
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Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

20Hz

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
Etymotic mc5

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

100dB/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
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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)
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Etymotic mc5

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.has a battery level indicator
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Etymotic mc5

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
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Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
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Etymotic mc5

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
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Etymotic mc5

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
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Etymotic mc5

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
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Etymotic mc5

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

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