46points
28points

Bose SoundLink around-ear II

91points
70points

Sony WH-1000XM3

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Bose SoundLink around-ear II vs Sony WH-1000XM3

Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Sony WH-1000XM3

Why is Bose SoundLink around-ear II better than Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • 55g lighter
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    200gvs255g
  • 1 more years under manufacturer's warranty
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    2vs1
  • Has a straight plug
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Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 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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  • Has a noise-canceling microphone
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  • 0.2 newer Bluetooth version
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    4.2vs4
  • 2 more microphone(s)
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    3vs1
  • Has a battery level indicator
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  • 1m greater wireless connectivity range
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    10mvs9m
  • Has Bluetooth aptX
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Price comparison

Bose SoundLink around-ear II

ProductStorePrice
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 QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetoo...Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Noise-Cancelling, with Alexa Voice Control - Black
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$299.00
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$16.99
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$10.99
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$4.69

Sony WH-1000XM3

Buy used:

$199.99

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphon...Sony WH1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones, Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headset – Black (2018 Version)
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$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones, Black WH-1000XM3/B (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$179.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling...SONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling Stereo Headset(International Version/Seller Warrant) (Black)
Amazon logo
$227.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) Bundle with USB Adapter and More
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$253.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones Silver WH-1000XM3/S (Renewed)
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$219.97
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) with Cleaning Cloth
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$251.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony BT/NC Headphone 30H BAT Black, WH10...Sony BT/NC Headphone 30H BAT Black, WH1000XM3B.CE7
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$361.20
Sony WH-1000XM3 pricegrabberSony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelli...Sony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelling headphones (black)
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$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 aliexpressSony wh 1000xm3/1000xm2/1000xm4 Noise Ca...Sony wh 1000xm3/1000xm2/1000xm4 Noise Cancelling Headphones Over Ear Bluetooth Headphones with Microphone
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$219.60
Sony WH-1000XM3 aliexpressUsed Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling He...Used Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones,Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headset
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$232.75
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$155.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 aliexpressUsed Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling He...Used Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones,Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headset
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$289.00
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$5.49
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$448.00

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Sony WH-1000XM3
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-1000XM3
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-1000XM3
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.sweat resistance
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Sony WH-1000XM3
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Sony WH-1000XM3
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.weight

200g

255g

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.

Sound quality

1.has passive noise reduction
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Sony WH-1000XM3
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-1000XM3
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-1000XM3
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-1000XM3
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Sony WH-1000XM3
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.Has USB Type-C
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Sony WH-1000XM3
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
4.has a removable battery
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Sony WH-1000XM3
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Sony WH-1000XM3
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Sony WH-1000XM3
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
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.
The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
5.Has Bluetooth aptX
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Sony WH-1000XM3
Bluetooth aptX is an audio codec used for transmitting hi-resolution audio wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled devices. Developed by Qualcomm, the aptX audio technology includes variations such as aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, and aptX Adaptive.
6.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Sony WH-1000XM3
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-1000XM3
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.has a noise-canceling microphone
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Sony WH-1000XM3
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.control panel placed on a device
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Sony WH-1000XM3
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.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
6.Has voice prompts
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Sony WH-1000XM3
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.

Price comparison

Bose SoundLink around-ear II

ProductStorePrice
Bose SoundLink around-ear II AmazonBose SoundLink around-ear wireless headp...Bose SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II- White
Amazon logo
$229.00
Bose SoundLink around-ear II AmazonBose SoundLink Around Ear Wireless Headp...Bose SoundLink Around Ear Wireless Headphones II - Black
Amazon logo
$229.00
Bose SoundLink around-ear II AmazonBose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetoo...Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Noise-Cancelling, with Alexa Voice Control - Black
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$299.00
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$4.39
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$16.99
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$4.69

Sony WH-1000XM3

Buy used:

$199.99

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphon...Sony WH1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones, Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headset – Black (2018 Version)
Amazon logo
$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones, Black WH-1000XM3/B (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$179.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling...SONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling Stereo Headset(International Version/Seller Warrant) (Black)
Amazon logo
$227.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) Bundle with USB Adapter and More
Amazon logo
$253.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones Silver WH-1000XM3/S (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$219.97
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) with Cleaning Cloth
Amazon logo
$251.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony BT/NC Headphone 30H BAT Black, WH10...Sony BT/NC Headphone 30H BAT Black, WH1000XM3B.CE7
Amazon logo
$361.20
Sony WH-1000XM3 pricegrabberSony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelli...Sony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelling headphones (black)
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$348.00
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$219.60
Sony WH-1000XM3 aliexpressUsed Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling He...Used Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones,Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headset
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$232.75
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$155.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 aliexpressUsed Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling He...Used Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones,Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headset
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$289.00
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$5.49
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$448.00

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