92points

Bose QuietComfort 35

58points

Sony MDR-1A

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Bose QuietComfort 35 vs Sony MDR-1A

Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony MDR-1A
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony MDR-1A

Why is Bose QuietComfort 35 better than Sony MDR-1A?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has a rechargeable battery

Why is Sony MDR-1A better than Bose QuietComfort 35?

  • 7Hz lower low-frequency
    3Hzvs10Hz
  • 84g lighter
    225gvs309g
  • 15dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    105dB/mWvs90dB/mW
  • Has an in-line control panel

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony MDR-1A

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-1A

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-1A

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

225g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony MDR-1A

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

6.travel bag is included
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Sony MDR-1A

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

3Hz

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-1A

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

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-1A

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-1A

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
Sony MDR-1A

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony MDR-1A

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

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

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony MDR-1A

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-1A

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-1A

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 an in-line control panel
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony MDR-1A

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

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony MDR-1A

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

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