Bose is among the top headphones brands on the market and the Bose QuietComfort 35 II Headphones are a masterpiece by the brand. 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.
Bose QuietComfort 35
- Good battery life - Great noise cancelation - Comfortable for extended use - Sturdy and durable
- Audio leakage at maximum volume - Ears can feel sweaty during summer days
We took a lot of pleasure in testing the Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones, to see if they really have what it takes to be among the best of the best. You’ll be happy to know that we weren’t disappointed by the results. Read further to know more about our experience with the headphones.
Unboxing the Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Upon unboxing, we were delighted to find a beautiful Bose hard carry case with the headphones, a 3.5 mm audio cable and USB-charging wire. The headphones are foldable which makes them extremely easy to carry. The carry case is classy and elegant; you won’t have to think twice before carrying it as an accessory.
Design, Structure and Quality
The QuietComfort 35 II looks pretty similar to the earlier variant, the Series I headphones. However, there’s one key difference between both, i.e., an additional button on the left ear cup. So, what does this extra button do? It’s for the Amazon Alexa! Yes, the Bose QuietComfort 35 II are the first ever headphones to incorporate the Amazon Alexa functionality.
Therefore, all you have to do is press the button on the left ear cup and talk to your Amazon Alexa for assistance. These headphones also give you a choice to connect with other voice assistants, such as the Google Assistant.
The QuietComfort 35 II headphones are available in 3 different color variants, bold black, shiny silver and mesmeric rose gold. The body of the headphones is made of plastic, which may serve as a disappointment to some users and plus point to others, who prefer lightweight headphones over heavy ones.
Regardless of the plastic build, the QuietComfort 35 II look like they could take a beating and remain unmoved, i.e., they are still solid and sturdy.
We will rate the ear pads 10/10 as they provide the utmost comfort, even for extended use. The cushions are designed in 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.
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 we felt little pressure from noise cancellation, it was not enough to be worried about.
The sound quality of these headphones was nothing extraordinary but for delivers 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 II Review – Conclusion
The Bose QuietComfort 35 II live up to the standards set by Bose. The headphones are comfortable, sturdy, value for money and their most striking feature is the Amazon Alexa push button. 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 II 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!