For so many years now, Bose’s noise cancelling headphones have enabled us listen to our music in peace thanks to their active noise cancelling which blocks out office noise, crying babies and other external noise. The Bose QuietComfort 35 does all this wirelessly.
The QC35s are very similar in design to the previous model, the QC25s. They spot the same oval Bose-brandished ear cups and chunky headband. Their ear pads are still the comfiest we’ve tested yet. They fit snugly and cause no discomforting warmth. However, there are a few variations.
To give way to the wireless functionality, small design changes have been made. First off, the QC35sare about 100g heavier owing to their wireless internals. Also, the power button now serves as a Bluetooth pairing button. Just slide it across to commence pairing. There’s an NFC tag and 3 buttons down the side.
The third button takes the place of the previous in-line cable controls, the second one answers and ends calls, plays and pauses music as well as initiates voice commands such as voice dial. There are two volume buttons on both sides of the headphones that are raised to allow you to feel your way around the buttons.
The headband that’s partly made from suede now comprises of leather as opposed to cloth. The finishing is either all black or all silver unlike the more appealing QC25s.
With the QC35s, you can use the Bose Connect app that’s free for Android and iOS devices to manage your paired devices. You get to switch between them automatically, adjust the volume, check battery status and even activate sleep mode all this on a clean and responsive interface.
The QC35s produce a crisp clear sound with good control and detail.
They have great battery life of up to 20 hours making them ideal even for the longest passenger flight in the world.
The QC35s are;
- super comfy,
- have impressive battery life,
- have intuitive controls,
- are made to last and
- produce clear, crisp and balanced sound.
- are not compatible with aptX, a codec that enables better quality audio streaming over Bluetooth
- have no option to turn off ANC and
- have a rather short USB cable
By getting rid of the wires and further improving the sound quality, the QC35s have become the best portable set of headphones from Bose to date. That plus their excellent noise cancelling feature, make them a great buy. If you are a frequent flyer or long distance commuter, then these babies are ideal for you. Click here to check the price on Amazon.