92points

Bose QuietComfort 35

87points

Sony MDR-100ABN

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Bose QuietComfort 35 vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony MDR-100ABN
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony MDR-100ABN

Why is Bose QuietComfort 35 better than Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • 3.75h shorter charge time
    2.25hvs6h

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Bose QuietComfort 35?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs10Hz
  • 19g lighter
    290gvs309g
  • 13dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    103dB/mWvs90dB/mW
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Has an on-ear form

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

4.weight

309g

290g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

6.travel bag is included
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

103dB/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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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. longer battery life

20h

20h

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

2.has a battery level indicator
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.charge time

2.25h

6h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

0.46h

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.maximum Bluetooth range

10m

10m

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.

Best

Fiil Canviis Pro

100m

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.number of microphones

2

1

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

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

4.warranty period

1

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Best

Treblab X2

Unlimited undefined

5.has a noise canceling microphone
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

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