92points

Bose QuietComfort 35

39points

Fostex TH-5

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Bose QuietComfort 35 vs Fostex TH-5

Bose QuietComfort 35
Fostex TH-5
Bose QuietComfort 35
Fostex TH-5
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Why is Bose QuietComfort 35 better than Fostex TH-5?

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs20Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset

Why is Fostex TH-5 better than Bose QuietComfort 35?

  • 59g lighter
    250gvs309g
  • 6dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    96dB/mWvs90dB/mW
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Has an on-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bose QuietComfort 35
Fostex TH-5

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 a detachable cable
Bose QuietComfort 35
Fostex TH-5

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

3.has an over-the-ear form
Bose QuietComfort 35
Fostex TH-5

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.

4.weight

309g

250g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Bose QuietComfort 35
Fostex TH-5

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

6.travel bag is included
Bose QuietComfort 35
Fostex TH-5

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

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
Fostex TH-5

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

96dB/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
Fostex TH-5

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
Fostex TH-5

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 battery level indicator
Bose QuietComfort 35
Fostex TH-5

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bose QuietComfort 35
Fostex TH-5

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bose QuietComfort 35
Fostex TH-5

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bose QuietComfort 35
Fostex TH-5

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
Fostex TH-5

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.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Bose QuietComfort 35
Fostex TH-5

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
Fostex TH-5

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
Fostex TH-5

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

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