QuietComfort® 35 wireless headphones are engineered with world-class noise cancellation that makes quiet sound quieter and music sound better. Free yourself from wires and connect easily to your devices with Bluetooth® and NFC pairing. And enjoy up to 20 hours of wireless listening per battery charge.
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Better than all others I tested, including V-Moda
Posted by: CptNemo from: Hilliard, OH on
I tested multiple headphones for weeks, and finally decided on the V-Moda Crossfade Wireless in the Magnolia section of Best Buy. I had to order them however, and while they were being shipped Bose came out with the QuietComfort 35. As soon as I listened to the Bose I new they were serious competition for the V-Moda's, and so I purchased the QC 35's and have tested both pairs for the last few weeks. Here are my observations:
Features: Bose QC 35 wins hands down. When you turn on the V-Modas, you hear a voice that says, "Connected." When you turn on the QC 35's, it says, "Battery at 70%. Connectted to <phone name>. Connected to iPad" (for example). The Bose can automatically power down after a period of inactivity (if you choose), the V-Moda's cannot. And the Bose has 20 hours of battery life, the V-Moda's have 12.
App Support: Bose wins. The V-Moda's don't have an app. The Bose has an app that allows you to rename your headphones (by suggesting fun names such as Roast Beats), manage your connected devices, view the user manual, update the firmware of the headphones (I did this one minute ago and it worked flawlessly), set the Auto Power-Down interval, toggle Voice Prompts, and a few other things.
Comfort: Bose by a mile. There's a reason that many Crossfade reviews suggest that you buy the optional ear cushions. After a short while they are uncomfortable on your ears, but the QC 35's provide hours of comfort, with no pressure on your head or ears.
Style: V-Moda's win here. The ear cup shields are customizable and the overall fit is designed to minimize any gaps between your head and the headphones. The Bose are fine but nothing to write home about.
Functionality: Another Bose win. While wearing the headphones, you can easily feel the volume and function buttons. With the V-Modas you have to search for them because they are flush and don't have the satisfying feel of the Bose buttons.
Audio quality. Here I thought the V-Modas would win. But after extensive listening I'd rate this a tie. They each have their own individual sound signature with enjoyable levels of bass and treble. These are high quality headsets and you'll have to compare for yourself. I like that Bose has an EQ that makes music listened to at low levels sound as full as music listened at higher volume. But the V-Modas play music at a higher maximum volume.
Conclusion: By now you can see that the QC-35's are superior to the CrossFades, and I haven't even mentioned Bose's secret sauce - noise cancelling. It's wonderful in so many applications, from allowing me to focus on my work in the office, to keeping me sane while the kids are screaming like banshees. The Wall Street Journal just reviewed 7 or 8 top selling wireless noise cancelling headphones, and *none* were close to the QC-35's ability to cancel unwanted noise.
I hope this review was helpful, and now if you'll excuse me I'm going to slip back into my own little quiet, peaceful world, compliments of the Bose QuietComfort 35.
223 out of 242 found this review helpful.
The world is so much louder when these come off...
Posted by: CAPNDigital from: on
I have been wanting Bose headphones for years and I am so happy my first pair is the QuietComfort 35! Connecting the headphones via bluetooth to my iPhone 6s was quick and easy. I am impressed with the quality of sound from a wireless headset! These are the best headphones I have ever owned hands down! They have a wonderful rich sound, the music I listen to has never sounded better.
I could not believe I could be 40 away from my phone and it stayed connected, I even took phone calls all while wearing these. The call quality was fantastic. The callers on the other line said the voice quality was great (sounded better than the iPhone mic), they couldn't believe I was on a wireless headset!
The world is so much louder after you take them off when using the noise cancelling! They canceled out the sound of my dishwasher, washer and dryer so well I forgot I was doing housework!! It was like a mental vacation while wearing these and listening to music!!
They sound great wireless with and without the noise cancelling turned on. The rechargeable battery is a plus, no need to carry around extra batteries. If the battery runs out you can plug the supplied audio cable into the headset and device you are using and you are good to go. A quick heads up, the supplied micro usb cable is crazy short, that is really the only con that I can say about these!
The only downfall is when the battery is dead, the noise cancelling is not usable, but these Bose QuietComfort 35 still sound wondrful!
My husband and daughter want to steal these from me! They just loved them! I am quite happy with the Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones!
64 out of 67 found this review helpful.
The Best Headphones Get Even Better
Posted by: ryanmcv from: Phoenix, AZ on
As a frequent traveler and a longtime user of Bose QuietComfort headphones, I was very excited to learn that Bose was finally bringing wireless capabilities to its QuietComfort line with this QC35 model. Bose's legendary noise-canceling technology is now free of wires, yet continues to deliver the same stellar performance that I've grown to love.
- Setup is incredibly simple, especially if you download the Bose Connect app to your smartphone. Simply turn on the headphones, enable Bluetooth on your device, and complete the pairing process. You will hear a voice from the headphones confirm that pairing was successful.
- Two devices can be connected to the headphones via Bluetooth at the same time. Use the Bose Connect app or toggle the power switch on the headphones to switch between devices.
- Volume and function controls are built directly into the headphones (on the right ear cup. You can easily move between songs, pause playback, or even enable Siri with the function button.
- There is a built-in, rechargeable battery. Gone are the days of having to carry around spare AAA batteries. The battery can be recharged with the included micro-USB cable.
- Again, dead-simple setup. I would highly recommend using the Bose Connect app to manage all of the Bluetooth devices that you connect to your headphones.
- Great battery life. Bose claims that a single charge will power the headphones for 20 hours, and that seems accurate to me. Over Memorial Day weekend, the headphones lasted me two 4-hour flights, plus a few hours spent sitting in the airport each way. By the end of the weekend, I still had over 30% battery remaining.
- Nice wireless range. I don't lose connection to my iPhone until I'm almost 40 feet from it. Range should be more than adequate for anyone.
- You can still connect these headphones to any device with a standard 3.5mm audio jack. Bose has included a standard 3.5mm audio cable that connects easily to the headphones.
- The built-in microphone and volume/function controls work seamlessly with iOS devices. You can use Siri, make phone calls, and control your music without ever touching your iPhone.
- Light yet sturdy construction. They are extremely comfortable to wear for long stretches of time, yet the overall build quality still feels very substantial. If you've ever used or tried on a pair of QC25s, you'll feel right at home.
- Of course, the noise-canceling technology is just as good, if not better, than it's ever been. The headphones canceled out all traces of engine noise and crying babies during my two recent 4-hour flights.
- I'm certainly no audiophile, but the sound quality is excellent for me. Vocals are crisp and clear, bass is rich and deep. Volume gets plenty loud if you really want to give your ear drums a work-out.
COULD BE BETTER:
- The included carrying case is nice, but it feels a bit cheaper or flimsier compared to the case for my QC25 headphones. Time will tell how this case holds up, but I'm sure it will be fine for throwing in a carry-on bag.
That's right, I have nothing bad to say about these headphones. Bose has hit another home run with the QuietComfort 35 headphones. For frequent travelers, or for those who simply like to enjoy their music/audio in peace and quiet, you won't find anything better. I'm sure there are other headphones on the market that audiophiles will point to with "better" sound quality, but that's not what I was in the market for. The QuietComfort headphones have always delivered an all-around complete package: excellent sound quality, design, function controls, and industry-leading noise-cancellation. And now, finally, this is all available without a wire hanging down your side. HIGHLY recommended.
59 out of 62 found this review helpful.
Bose finally gets off the bench and into the game.
Posted by: Lrdaniel from: on
I wrote a review on Bose's website a few days ago saying, "The soundlink II are ok, but theres no noise canceling feature and the mic didn't sound right when talking on the phone." And went on blogs trying to figure out if Bose was going to release a new model this year to go along with the QC25 and then with no notice that I saw, here come these sweet puppies for my ears. Its about time they cut the cords of the 25 and got into the game with these gifts from the heavens!!
You don't need all of my rambling on and on, but what you want its quick facts to help you either decide to pick or pass. Here you go.
1. Lightweight. (less than a pound vs Beats being almost 3)
2. Crisp Sound.
3. Easy Setup. less than 3 min
4. Nice Hard Case
5. Great wireless range
6. Super Uber Comfortable.
7. Noise cancelling isn't block the world completely, but its very close
8. Long battery life. If you use for 20 straight hours, you need help.
1. Not for Bass heads. Turn them up, but don't expect much bass
2. Steep price. Wait til Christmas and you may catch a sale.
3. Weird folding in case.
45 out of 46 found this review helpful.
Posted by: hozz from: on
noise isolation is unbelievable ...super cool for coders :)
one another thing that i liked is , it switch the bluetooth devices automatically. for example, you already paired headphone with your mobile and pc, and if you start playing music from mobile, headphone will be connected to that...and if you stop that and start playing from pc, then headphone is connected to your pc....
sound quality is the best..i tried with beats(corresponding versoin) and bose sound quality is superior.
i am already having in ear head set of bose, and i thought its quality is too good until i try QC35...
if you can spend 200 bucks for a headphone, then put 150 more...it is worth it...it is like every single moment you listen a song, you are getting back what you invested...think about , if people can buy iphone for 600 bucks and use only for 2-3 years, this one i believe you will be using more than 5 years...oops ...big review...hope this helpful...
46 out of 52 found this review helpful.
Great Headphones, with minor flaw
Posted by: griffin2101 from: on
Bose did a fantastic job in creating the QC35. The sound quality is fantastic. I have used them constantly for about 2 days. The noise-cancellation is exceptional and blocks out almost all noise, even without music playing. They are easy to use and I have not run into any problems with the wireless connection. The sound quality does run into a slight problem with deep bass. There are certainly headphones out there with better quiet sound quality than the QC35. For example, if you are sitting in a completely quiet room, I might prefer some other headphones. But when on an airplane or in a noisy or crowded area, there is no headphones I would rather have than the QC35. I also own the Beats Studio headphones, and I can say that the QC35 is a better all-around headphone. I highly recommend them.
30 out of 32 found this review helpful.
Absolutely Amazing Sound
Posted by: feason from: on
I will start by saying that Bose hit a Grand Slam with the QC35, they managed to bring their legendary Noise Cancelling feature to wireless; quite the accomplishment and to me the most impressive feature added to the wireless family. I own a pair of the Wireless SoundLink II and the Noise Cancelling feature was all they were missing.
The QC35’s are amazing and the star of the family, have crystal clear audio and expected Bose quality throughout; I especially like the buttery soft ear cups. I have other competitive headphones (Harmon Kardon, Beats) and they can become quite uncomfortable after extended use due mainly to the ear cups and they tend to be tighter (vise like), the QC35’s are very lightweight and do not put any noticeable “clamping force”, you can easily forget you are wearing them.
The other feature I enjoy is the seamless switching between devices; I tested the QC35’s with the following:
iTouch latest gen
iPod Nano latest gen
I had absolutely no issues with controls, audio quality and effortless switching between them. I tested music (Classical to Classic Rock), music videos and movies; the audio was in perfect sync with no lag (Harmon Kardon while nice, suffer a severe lag with all video). I also tried the app, while not very robust at the present time I can see a tremendous future for it; it did perform quite well at switching and volume control and I am sure Bose will continually add features to it.
I also wanted to point another nice feature I found, while listening I found myself hearing new things in the tracks that I completely missed before; the sound separation is absolutely the best I have heard. I am not an audiophile by any means but do enjoy listening to my music on the QC35’s and the only word I can think of is incredible.
Now the Pros and Cons:
Excellent sound quality and superb at blocking external noise
Exceptional build quality, consistent with all previous Bose products I own
Extremely comfortable to wear for extended periods
The case – I personally like the compact nature of the included case (see pic), easy to slip into a briefcase
Battery life – After listening to them for around 8 hours I still showed 50% battery left, very impressive
Right now I can’t think of a single thing I do not like
I would highly recommend the QC35's to anyone that enjoys premium quality headphones and a great listening experience
30 out of 34 found this review helpful.
These headphones will not disappoint!
Posted by: Aerospace12 from: on
Bose delivered when it comes to the QC35s. As typical with the brand, audio is well balanced and lively across all frequencies. Great accurate soundstage; I love hearing the little nuances that I've never heard before in my favorite songs.
Build quality is acceptable, mostly plastic which keeps weight down. I've worn these for a few hours already with no discomfort.
The only minor drawback for me is the headband cushion. It's covered in a suede-like material that may not be the easiest to keep clean for those who use hair gel/products. I would have preferred to have it covered with a leather/vinyl material like what's used on the earcups.
13 out of 13 found this review helpful.
Best Active-Noise Cancellation
Posted by: Koreman777 from: on
Without a doubt, these headphones are the absolute best with regards to just how well the ANC technology works. Whether on a plane, in the car on a long drive, on the bus, or subway... if you want to block out that annoying and constant droning, you need these headphones and no others. The Bose Quiet Comfort are very comfortable and lightweight. The battery is quite long-lasting.
There is one downside, however, and it is that the moment the headphone's noise cancellation is turned on the bluetooth is turned on with it and thus it will attempt to connect to the previously connected device (and audibly let you know about it) repeatedly until either 3 connection attempts have been reached or it finally connects. This is seriously the only issue I have with these cans...
Of course the sound quality is great on these Bose headphones, from lows to mids and highs and back, you can really hear everything. Take it from me, I'm an audiophile and take my classical compositions very seriously. :)
18 out of 22 found this review helpful.
Amazing Headphones. Finally No Wires!!
Posted by: Cooper25 from: Phoenix, AZ on
I owned the QC25 for about 2 years and have been a huge fan. My one major complaint of the QC25 is that bluetooth was not an option. Now Bose has fulfilled my wishes with the release of the QC35. I've owned the headphones for about a week and have used them for roughly 6-7 hours. I still have 70% battery life from the initial charge. As far as sound quality goes, they sound the same as the QC25, which is exactly what I wanted. If you're in the market for some wireless over the ear headphones, definitely check out the Bose QC35.