93points

Bose QuietComfort 35

84points

Sony MDR-XB950N1

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Bose QuietComfort 35 vs Sony MDR-XB950N1

Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony MDR-XB950N1
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84
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Why is Bose QuietComfort 35 better than Sony MDR-XB950N1?

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs20Hz
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • 4.75h shorter charge time
    2.25hvs7h
  • Has a noise canceling microphone

Why is Sony MDR-XB950N1 better than Bose QuietComfort 35?

  • 19g lighter
    290gvs309g
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony MDR-XB950N1

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
Sony MDR-XB950N1

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
Sony MDR-XB950N1

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

290g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has included ear pads
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony MDR-XB950N1

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

6.can be folded
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony MDR-XB950N1

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

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
Sony MDR-XB950N1

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

3.has a neodymium magnet
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony MDR-XB950N1

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

4.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony MDR-XB950N1

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
Sony MDR-XB950N1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony MDR-XB950N1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.charge time

2.25h

7h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

0.46h

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony MDR-XB950N1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony MDR-XB950N1

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
Sony MDR-XB950N1

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
Sony MDR-XB950N1

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-XB950N1

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.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

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony MDR-XB950N1

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

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