50points
40points

Bose SoundLink around-ear II

74points
63points

Sony WH-1000XM2

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20 facts in comparison

Bose SoundLink around-ear II vs Sony WH-1000XM2

Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Sony WH-1000XM2
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Bose SoundLink around-ear II
74
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Sony WH-1000XM2

Why is Bose SoundLink around-ear II better than Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • 75g lighter
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    200gvs275g
  • Has a straight plug
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Why is Sony WH-1000XM2 better than Bose SoundLink around-ear II?

  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
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  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • 0.1 newer Bluetooth version
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    4.1vs4
  • Has a battery level indicator
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  • 1m greater wireless connectivity range
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    10mvs9m
  • Has an L-shaped plug
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Price comparison

Bose SoundLink around-ear II

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Bose SoundLink around-ear II AmazonBose SoundLink around-ear wireless headp...Bose SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II- White
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$229.00
Bose SoundLink around-ear II AmazonBose SoundLink Around Ear Wireless Headp...Bose SoundLink Around Ear Wireless Headphones II - Black
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$229.00
Bose SoundLink around-ear II AmazonBose SoundLink around-ear wireless headp...Bose SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II Black (Renewed)
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$159.00
Bose SoundLink around-ear II pricegrabberBose Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II (...Bose Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II (white)
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$229.00
Bose SoundLink around-ear II walmartABLET Audio Cable for Bose SoundTrue, So...ABLET Audio Cable for Bose SoundTrue, SoundLink, SoundTrue Around-Ear II Headphones and Samsung Galaxy Sony Huawei Android wi
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$44.07

Sony WH-1000XM2

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Sony WH-1000XM2 walmartSony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) Bundle
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$448.00

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Sony WH-1000XM2
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 SoundLink around-ear II
Sony WH-1000XM2
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 SoundLink around-ear II
Sony WH-1000XM2
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.weight

200g

275g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.can be folded
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Sony WH-1000XM2
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
6.travel bag is included
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Sony WH-1000XM2
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Sound quality

1.has passive noise reduction
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Sony WH-1000XM2
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
2.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Sony WH-1000XM2
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.
3.has a neodymium magnet
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Sony WH-1000XM2
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Sony WH-1000XM2
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Sony WH-1000XM2
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Sony WH-1000XM2
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.Bluetooth version

4

4.1

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Sony WH-1000XM2
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
4.maximum Bluetooth range

9m

10m

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
5.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Sony WH-1000XM2
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.can be used as a headset
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Sony WH-1000XM2
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
2.control panel placed on a device
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Sony WH-1000XM2
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.

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