92points

Bose QuietComfort 35

86points

Philips SHB8850NC

52points

Sony XBA C10iP

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Bose QuietComfort 35 vs Philips SHB8850NC vs Sony XBA C10iP

Bose QuietComfort 35
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony XBA C10iP
Bose QuietComfort 35
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony XBA C10iP

Why is Bose QuietComfort 35 better than Philips SHB8850NC & Sony XBA C10iP?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has a noise canceling microphone

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Bose QuietComfort 35 & Sony XBA C10iP?

  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Wireless charging
  • Has voice commands
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Sony XBA C10iP better than Bose QuietComfort 35 & Philips SHB8850NC?

  • Lowest frequency
    5Hzvs10,10Hz
  • Weight
    4gvs309,232g
  • Sound pressure level
    106dB/mWvs90,105dB/mW
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has an in-ear form

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bose QuietComfort 35
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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
Bose QuietComfort 35
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony XBA C10iP

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

232g

4g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
Bose QuietComfort 35
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony XBA C10iP

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
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony XBA C10iP

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

6.has an in-ear form
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Philips SHB8850NC
Sony XBA C10iP

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.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

10Hz

5Hz

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
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony XBA C10iP

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

105dB/mW

106dB/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
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony XBA C10iP

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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Philips SHB8850NC
Sony XBA C10iP

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
Bose QuietComfort 35
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony XBA C10iP

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
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Philips SHB8850NC
Sony XBA C10iP

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
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Philips SHB8850NC
Sony XBA C10iP

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
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Philips SHB8850NC
Sony XBA C10iP

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bose QuietComfort 35
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony XBA C10iP

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
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony XBA C10iP

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
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony XBA C10iP

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
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Philips SHB8850NC
Sony XBA C10iP

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

6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Bose QuietComfort 35
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony XBA C10iP

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

RHA TrueConnect

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
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Philips SHB8850NC
Sony XBA C10iP

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.has an in-line control panel
Bose QuietComfort 35
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony XBA C10iP

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

3.can be used as a headset
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Philips SHB8850NC
Sony XBA C10iP

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.

4.number of microphones

2

2

1

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

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.has a noise canceling microphone
Bose QuietComfort 35
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony XBA C10iP

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

6.has voice commands
Bose QuietComfort 35
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony XBA C10iP

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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Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Bose QuietComfort 35
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony XBA C10iP

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

2.can be controlled remotely
Bose QuietComfort 35
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony XBA C10iP

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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