There is a suggestion, although the video is quite old :D Test of the QC35 II and the Sony WH XM2 and a comparison :) That'd be amazing ;) I know there are a lot of those out there. But MKBHD is simply the best :D so pls ;)
Watching this on the Bose QC 35 series 2.... I didn’t try the Sony’s on but tried the Beats at an Apple store.. for me I didn’t like the extra grip, and too much base... another thing this video didn’t mention is that you can use the Bose as a passive headphone (ie wired without charge). You can use beats wired but they have to be charged all the time ! Big difference ! I feel some cabin pressure with the Bose sometimes that’s why I leave it either of or low. Since I don’t use google assist, I made that button to toggle between high , low and off ANC
I recently compared these Bose headphones, but then the one with a cable (around €300) to my Sennheiser HD 700, I was very disappointed about the sound quality. Even compared to the Sennheiser HD 598 it is disappointing. I connected the headphones on the same hardware and I played the same music (Another One Bites The Dust from Queen). I am not impressed. I wouldn't even call the sound average for closed headphones. I don't care about the frequency response, that is a matter of taste. The bass is very weak, the midsounds aren't clear, the high sounds are not enjoyable, it sounds muffled and tinny, at least compared to what I am used to. I wouldn't use these, not even for noise canceling.
Marques, could you please do a review of the Bluedio T4 headphones? To my ear they sound great and they are wireless with good battery life and a long Bluetooth range with amazing build quality and decent comfort etc etc. They seem to tick all the boxes of great headphones for only £39.99. However, I have never tried a more expensive pair of headphones and so I would like to know whether I am wrong in thinking they sound amazing and I have just never actually experienced premium sound. Thanks
My dad got the qc35 and I was not impressed at all. I myself have the "plantronics" "backbeat" "pro" that is like over 3 years old now sometimes goes for as cheap as 99 bucks, though I don't think the anc is that much better on the qc35. And the sound on the qc35... IT'S CRAP compared to my 100 dollar headphones. The only cons with the backbeats are weight and design (personally though, I don't give a damn about design...). Everything else is with the backbeats is top notch and after 2 years, they still amazes me.
Just bought these a week ago and LOVE THEM!!! Noise cancelling is like magic. But pleeeeease can someone tell me where to get cloth ear cups for them? The leather ones are just so damn sweaty in our summer heat.
QC 25's are $173 at Best Buy now. Paying an extra $150 for wireless is a total rip off IMO. My AT-50s have better music quality overall but the QC25 are amazing for noisy areas. Can't wait to try these on the London Underground,
Right you can save around 100-130 dollars on these by making the qc25 wireless due to black Friday. So best buy has the qc25 for 177-180 which is a steal. There's something called airmotiv blue tooth adapter that plugs into the base of the qc25 and is formed the to shape of the cup so it doesn't stick out. The adapter is around 70 dollars. In total you're looking at 250 dollar savings. Plus I like how the qc25 has a AAA battery so it's easy to get another 35 hours of noise canceling with a swap. I might look for rechargeable AAA batteries just to prevent waste
I bought a different model Noise Cancel Bose for $350 about 3 years ago. They sucked so I returned immediately to the store. I am reluctant to purchase another model. Apparently it doesn't work with variable pitch noise, for that kind of money what is the point.
Hey man, that’s quite informative and I might go for them for work. Are you saying that even when I make calls, the other side won’t hear the background noise?
I would use them for work and making Skype calls
Both will last you years. In the long run, the wireless one will be cheaper because you don't have to buy batteries. Also, having the 25's, I've found that the cable is not very durable and I had to have it changed/fixed 3 times over the span of 2-3 years.
You can use the noise cancelling with the cable too, and the battery will run twice as long as without it. Another huge difference for me compared to the QC25 is that the sound quality used to decrease massively when the noise cancelling was off (when you run out of battery). Now with the QC35 the sound quality doesn't change with the Noise Cancelling on and off. As others are saying, the sound isn't the best in the world anyway, but to me they're worth the money.
Ive had several bose headphones and they're poor quality purposely built to wear out or break at the cushions. They sound decent but after my 3rd pair tearing apart after a yr and half use, im done with bose.
Did you notice that when noise cancellation is on the heavy base songs make the headphone speakers crackle and then soon as you turn noise cancellation off it sounds amazing...however these headphones are really comfortable, they hight, mid and lows are all well balanced. The weight won't be a problem they are really light.
Is there a cheaper alternative emphasizing more noise counseling and less music quality?
I just want to not hear the highway two blocks away and stream video or YouTube when I go outside on my patio.
Hey, Love your reviews! Im in the market right now for some quality noise cancelling headphones. What would you recommend as the top 3 noise cancelling headphones? Im willing to spend around $300-400 and would appreciate your input...Thanks!