92points

Bose QuietComfort 35

28points

Sol Republic Tracks Ultra

87points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

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Sol Republic Tracks Ultra
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Bose QuietComfort 35 vs Sol Republic Tracks Ultra vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

Bose QuietComfort 35
Sol Republic Tracks Ultra
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sol Republic Tracks Ultra
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Why is Bose QuietComfort 35 better than Sol Republic Tracks Ultra & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has a noise canceling microphone

Why is Sol Republic Tracks Ultra better than Bose QuietComfort 35 & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Bose QuietComfort 35 & Sol Republic Tracks Ultra?

  • Has included ear pads

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sol Republic Tracks Ultra
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
Sol Republic Tracks Ultra
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
Sol Republic Tracks Ultra
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.has an in-ear form
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sol Republic Tracks Ultra
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.

For example

AKG N200 Wireless

5.can be folded
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sol Republic Tracks Ultra
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sol Republic Tracks Ultra
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

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Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sol Republic Tracks Ultra
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

2.has a neodymium magnet
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sol Republic Tracks Ultra
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.

3.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sol Republic Tracks Ultra
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.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sol Republic Tracks Ultra
Sony MDR-XB950B1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sol Republic Tracks Ultra
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sol Republic Tracks Ultra
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sol Republic Tracks Ultra
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sol Republic Tracks Ultra
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
Sol Republic Tracks Ultra
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
Sol Republic Tracks Ultra
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sol Republic Tracks Ultra
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.

2.has an in-line control panel
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sol Republic Tracks Ultra
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sol Republic Tracks Ultra
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.

4.number of microphones

2

1

1

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

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

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5.has a noise canceling microphone
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sol Republic Tracks Ultra
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

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