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Quiet Comfort 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. Volume-optimized EQ gives you balanced audio performance at any volume, while a noise-rejecting dual microphone provides clear calls, even in windy or noisy environments. Voice prompts and intuitive controls make communicating and controlling your music hassle-free. A lithium-ion battery gives you up to 20 hours of wireless play time per charge. And if you anticipate a situation where charging may not be possible, just plug in the included audio cable. Wired mode gives you up to 40 hours of play time per charge. Premium materials make these headphones lightweight and comfortable for all-day listening. Use the Bose Connect app for a more personalized experience. Included: Quiet Comfort 35 wireless headphones; USB charging cable; backup audio cable; airline adapter; carry case.
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1435 of 1527 people found the following review helpful.
Great soundstage, great instrument separation, Bluetooth with the Best Noise cancelling money can buy
By Jerry M. Johnson
I purchased these today at a local retailer. Being a bit of a fanboy, I decided I wanted these even though I already own the QC25. I have only been listening to them for less than an hour, but I am very impressed. The soundstage is the thing that keeps wowing me. The separation and placement of instruments is really good. The comfort is supreme and the bluetooth paired very easily to my iPhone 6 plus. The QC35 arrived with 70% power out of the box. After almost an hour, they are still at 68%.
I always start with Thievery Corporation - A warning (Dub) from Sounds from the Thievery Hi-Fi album. This is about the deepest bass of any track I own. The QC35 handled it easily. Very deep and without driver rattle and still able to reproduce the midrange and treble. The rhythms in this song like to oscillate back and forth and that staccato effect is reproduced very well.
Next up was Steely Dan - Everything Must go. I started with Green Book as it has a very prominent piano (always the most difficult instrument to reproduce) and a "Lead Drum" pushing the song forward. This song also has a wide soundstage and, again, wow. I moved on to the Title track 'Everything Must Go." The song open with a cacophony of instruments all improvising with a rolling drum adding backbeat. On the QC25, every instrument can be picked out. The sax is wonderful and seductive.
Moving on, I played The Toadies "Possum Kingdom" to see if the grungy rhythm guitar could be reproduced. Sorry, but I got lost in this song and forgot I was reviewing. That is always the mark of a great headphone to me.
When I regained my senses, I played Sublime "Garden Grove" to see if the impact from the steel drum would show up. It did, easily.
Moving on, The Stone Roses "Love Spreads" was up next. Lots of chances to muddy up on this one - bass and lead play together with a heavy drum set. Nope, the QC35 handled and kept everything in it's place.
Oh, the noise cancellation. Come on...Bose owns here. Literally, they take legal action against any company that attempts to infringe on their noise cancelling algorithm. Even Bose detractors admit that they own the NC segment.
Should you buy the QC35? If you own no other NC headphones, it's a no-brainer. Get these today. If you want to cut the cord and have the best noise cancelling money can buy, get these today. If you are completely insane (like me), and already own the QC25 - well, your call on that one. You could probably purchase a bTunes add on for a lot less.
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Updated Tip: If you want to pair to more than one device, it's not real clear how to do that. This is what I found out playing around today. Power the QC35 on - you will hear it pair or attempt to pair with the last device. Now slide the power button to the on position again and hold it for 1-2 seconds and the voice prompt will say "ready to pair a new device."
Tip #2: I have read a few reviews that wish Bose would have included a cable with controls instead of just a straight audio cable. I just checked and the QC25 cable Bose Quiet Comfort 25 Headphones Inline Mic/Remote Cable for Apple devices - Black works with all functions. So, if you really want that function, it is available.
732 of 781 people found the following review helpful.
By Alice Zhang
Intro: If you want to experience what it’s like to go deaf and only be able to hear beautifully presented music, the QC35s are for you! With unbeatable noise cancellation, superb comfort, exceptional sound quality, and solid build quality, $350 may seem like a hefty price but it is worth every penny.
Design: The QC35 have practically the same design as the QC25, but with wireless controls built-in to the back of the right earcup. They feel tough and premium. The QC35 utilize Bose’s special plastic that is glass-filled nylon, soft Alcantara on the headband, memory foam in the earcup padding, slanted drivers inside for better comfort and soundstage, metal caps on the earcups, and solid clicky buttons. The mechanism for size adjustment is solid, and the QC35s can fit a wide variety of head sizes. The ear cups rotate 90 degrees, but the earcups face outward instead of inward when worn around the neck. The folding mechanism allows the QC35 to fit in the included carrying case (which is equally high quality in its build). Throughout the past two weeks of my testing, I have accidentally dropped the QC35 one or two times from around 4 feet, and they have suffered no damage whatsoever. Solid.
Comfort: In general, the QC35 headphones are very comfortable. Out of all my friends who tried it, the only one who complained about comfort has a relatively small head. This was my first time extensively using over-ear headphones, but I have no problem wearing them for several hours in a row. Comfort only improved over time, as the headband grew slightly looser through use. Due to the previously mentioned material choices and very reasonable clamping force, wearing these feels like having a pair of pillows hug your ears. Bonus: they can also sort of function as earmuffs during colder winter seasons – they're saved my ears from freezing numb, multiple times.
Noise Cancellation: There’s really not much to say. The Bose QC35 is simply the best noise cancelling headphone in the world. Previous iterations of Bose's noise cancelling headphones and earbuds convinced me that they had perfected noise cancellation and it couldn't possibly get better, but I was wrong. The QC35 isn’t massively improved, but it is even more perfect than previous Bose noise cancelling headphones. Noise cancellation feels extremely natural because it lacks the feeling of “pressure” on your ears when being used. The QC35 cancels sound so naturally and smoothly that it feels more very comfortable pair of earmuffs than electronic noise cancelling headphones. Previously, sudden noises (such as a shutting car door) would cause the QC20 earbuds to “pop”, when it fails to cancel the sound. The QC35 handles these situations much better. Bose was already the king of noise cancelling and these just takes that a step higher.
Sound Quality: Overall, the sound is warm, full, and relaxing, but fairly neutral in general. They’re not quite flat enough for monitoring, but all frequencies are very well represented. Whether listening to music or watching movies, everything just sounds right. Vocals, instruments, bass notes, bass rumbles, high-frequency sparkles all isolate from each other very well. Lower frequencies are impressive with a tasteful amount of bass: it’s exciting, but not overpowering whatsoever, and bass easily extends to below 20hz with no distortion! For the first time in Bose’s series of noise cancelling headphones, they sound almost equally as good turned off (and through a cable connection), as when they are turned on. Sound quality over Bluetooth is fantastic. Even the soundstage is quite respectable for a pair of closed-back, noise cancelling headphones. My only two wishes for the sound are: a) while bass is plentiful and consistent, the bass could use some more tightness and punchiness, and b) a little extra resolution would be nice
Features: First off, I would like to make it clear that Bose’s claims that the QC35 has 20 hours of battery life and 33 feet of Bluetooth range are utterly false - BUT in a good way! In my testing, the QC35 lasted me upward of 25 hours on a full charge, and after the battery was drained, they charged up very quickly. Even more shockingly, my testing reveals that the QC35 has more than DOUBLE Bose’s estimated Bluetooth range. When connected to my OnePlus One smartphone via Bluetooth, the range is at least 75 feet with no obstacles. With this insane wireless range, I have once left my phone upstairs in my bedroom, walked downstairs to grab a cup of water, and walk back upstairs with almost no stuttering. Honestly I have no clue how Bose pulled this off but it’s incredible being free from a physical connection. Additionally, I was extremely pleased to find that the QC35's volume and play/pause controls work on Android, iOS, and Mac OS X!! Edit: after testing the QC35 on more Android devices, I found that on some devices the headphone volume controls will adjust the phone's media volume, and on other devices it adjusts its own internal volume.
Comparison to the competition: When the Sony MDR-1000x was released, they were touted around the internet as the Bose QC35 killers, but having tested a pair, I can confidently say the QuietComfort 35 is better at making the world go "quiet", and better at being "comfortable". The MDR-1000x has a very audible electronic hiss with active noise cancellation enabled, and is not as good at ambient noise reduction or reducing the sound of voices, compared to the QC35. The QC35 is also significantly lighter with a much softer and well-distributed clamping force around the ears. In comparison, the Sony's felt hard on my head. In terms of sound, both are good in their own ways: the QC35 is smoother while the MDR-1000x is more aggressive, so take your pick on that.
Quotes: Here are a few testimonials from my friends who tried them out. Friend A: “Spending $350 on headphones is a LOT for me, but I hate to admit that I’d be very willing to pay for these, because they’re SO GOOD.” Friend B: “(to another friend) Dude you gotta try these, it’s like being put in another universe.” Friend C didn’t say anything. He just closed his eyes and started dancing in his seat.
Conclusion: I guarantee you that the Bose QC35 will make you smile, and you will love them, regardless of who you are and what you do. So if you have enough money to spend on high-end headphones, hesitate no longer and make yourself a very lucky person by owning a pair of QC35s.
395 of 434 people found the following review helpful.
A worthwhile upgrade over the standard Bose SoundLink 2 wireless headphones
Being an owner of the Bose SoundLink 2 wireless headphones for close to a year now, I really wanted to give my 1st impressions after picking this up from Best Buy a day ago. I've ALWAYS wanted Bose's active noise-cancelling (ANC) headphones, but they only had the QC25 wired at the time and I had to have a wireless headphone so I picked up the SoundLink 2 (as I use my headphone to drown out the traffic-noise and noisy neighbors all around my apartment). I already have a Sony MDR-10RNC ANC headphone, but I'm tethered to wires and their ANC isn't that great (I can still hear a majority of the traffic outside and there's definitely that signature noticeable hissing sound found in almost all ANC headphones I've tried). When I heard news of the QC35, I was super excited.
After using it to watch 2 horror movies with tons of bass, YouTube videos, and music; I'm confident to say I really like this better than my SoundLink 2. I expected the sound to be the same, but the bass on the QC35 is "tighter" - as if I had my 300W Boston Acoustic subwoofer running on low-volume. The SoundLink's bass is pretty weak and flat. The high's and mid's are just as crisp; and I have absolutely no pairing issues like my SoundLink 2 (I actually gave the SoundLink 2 a not-so-favorable review because of the pairing issues). I was also surprised by the construction because it's not all plastic like the SoundLink 2 - surprised because I was expecting the $70 premium over the SoundLink 2 only adds ANC inside. The QC35 has metal (such as the ear-cup plate where the "Bose" logo sits on). The QC35 is only $70 more than the SoundLink 2, but you get much more than ANC - better materials, almost 2x battery life over SoundLink2, wider head band, better case, and ANC.
The ANC is really NICE because as I'm writing this at 3PM Sunday sitting next to my windows (tons of traffic outside my apartment since I live next to a large mall) with the QC35 on my head without any sound playing through it, the traffic noise is almost non-existent - can only hear the occasional Harley Davidson that whizzes by. Is the $350 price-tag worth it? It depends. In my situation, a definite YES because it feels amazing to be able to relax in my apartment on a lazy Sunday without my eardrums being bombarded by traffic noise and the noisy neighbors. I'm also not destroying my eardrums or getting music-fatigue by playing my music loud or watching Youtube for hours on end in order to drown out the outside noise - so the long-term health benefits of my hearing is priceless.
Lastly, a reviewer mentioned that the QC35 weighs ~60% more than the SoundLink2 wireless - which may make some people hesitate on the purchase if they're keen on comfort. Either he doesn't know basic math, his scale is messed up, or he is just purely throwing out random numbers. My digital scale shows the SoundLink2 wireless as being 200 grams, and the QC35 at 235 grams. The QC35 weighs 18% more, but if I didn't have a digital scale to measure the weight, I could've sworn they weighed the same. Other physical differences - on the SoundLink 2,the battery and Bluetooth icon actually lights up - something I found cool (SoundLink 2 is on the left). On the QC35, there is simply an LED light shining next to the battery and Bluetooth indicator - just something I wanted to point out.