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Bose QuietComfort 35 Review: Best of the Best?

Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones

It is no mystery that when we talk about the best headphone brands, Bose is waving at you from right at the top. It is considered by many as a leading brand when it comes to sound equipment. After the success of Bose QuietComfort 35 Series I, users are wondering if Series II has managed to outdo its elder sibling, and that’s exactly what we’re here to find out for you in our Bose QuietComfort 35 review.
Our team of experts took a lot of pleasure in testing out the Bose QuietComfort 35 II, to see if they really have what it takes to be among the best of the best. The results didn’t disappoint us. Let’s see what our experts have to say!

Unboxing the Bose QuietComfort 35 II

The Bose QuietComfort 35 II, upon unboxing, came inside a beautiful Bose hard carry case, which carried inside it the headphones, the 3.5 mm audio cable and the USB charging wire. The headphones are foldable which makes them extremely easy to carry. The carry case of the headphones is very classy and elegant to carry around as an accessory.

Design, Structure and Quality

The QuietComfort 35 II is very similar looking to its earlier variant  i.e. Series I, bar the singular difference of having an additional button on the left ear cup. So, what does this extra button do? It’s for the Google Assistant! Yes, the Bose QuietComfort 35 II are the first ever headphones to incorporate the Google Assistant in its working.

Therefore, all you have to do is press the button on the left ear cup and talk to your Google Assistant for well, assistance. These headphones also give the users a choice to connect with another voice assistant. You guessed it right, the Amazon Alexa.

The QuietComfort 35 II comes in 3 different color variants, bold black, shiny silver and mesmeric rose gold. Talking of the build of the headphones, the body is a plastic body which may serve as a disappointment to some users, but at the same time as a plus point to other users, who prefer lightweight headphones over heavy ones.

Regardless of the plastic build, the QuietComfort 35 II looks like it could take a beating and remain unmoved, i.e., they are still solid and sturdy.
The ear pads used on the QuietComfort 35 II have been rated a 10/10 by our experts, as they provide extreme comfort to the users’ ears, even for extended use. The cushions are designed in such a way that they block out unnecessary noise to a certain extent, even without having any noise cancellation turned on. With a battery life of over 20 hours with noise cancellation turned on, you can bang your head to your favorite music for as long as you want, without having to worry about a drained battery at unusual times.

Sound Quality

Bose prides itself for active noise cancellation technology and the QuietComfort 35 II is a resounding statement of the same. You could be in a fish market but the headphones with their noise cancellation turned on, would make you feel as though you were standing inside a room without anyone but yourself. Although the pressure from the noise cancellation was felt a little, it was not enough that we couldn’t look past it.
The sound quality of these headphones was nothing extraordinary but for sure delivered a balanced and high definition audio output. The sound was experienced to be more towards a softer tone which may or may not be something you’d prefer as a user, but that comes down to personal choice.

Bose QuietComfort 35 Review – Conclusion

The Bose QuietComfort 35 II live up to the standards set by Bose in the past and with the Google Assistant button, it is sure to be among the more talked about headphones out there. The price at which you get these makes them a great bargain, but you may want to check out the Sony WH-1000XM3 for comparison before choosing which one to buy.

We hope our Bose QuietComfort 35 review clears your mind of the basic questions surrounding them. Also, if you have any queries, questions or suggestions, please let us know in the comments below!

Emma Williams has been covering headphones and related technologies for over a decade now. The product reviews and other informative articles around headphones and music are results of her market analysis and research. She's also a certified headphones expert.

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