Headphones are a common accessory in day to day life for some. Noise cancelling headphones also give us the ability to concentrate even in a crowded room or on a noisy train. There are many options out there and here, we will explore the Sony WH-1000XM3 and put it against the Bose QC35 II, two of the most top-rated headphones of today. They both boast fantastic features, and we’ll let you decide which is best fit for your lifestyle in the question Sony wh-1000xm3 vs Bose qc35 II – who has the better headphone?
The Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Bose is known for their innovative noise cancelling headphones that came to the market in 2006. The QC 35 now features three levels of world-class noise cancellation, Alexa-enabled voice access, a noise-rejecting microphone for clear voice pick-up, and 20 hours of battery life. Bose also lets you personalize your headphones and come in a variety of colors including Midnight Blue, Triple Midnight, Black, and Sliver. There is a leather padded headband and are made from glass-filler nylon and offer hours of comfortable listening and weighs in at 8 ounces.
The controls for the QC 35 II are a traditional Bose control scheme, the controls providing a robust recoil when pressed. The right ear provides the play/pause and volume buttons while the left ear houses the buttons for noise cancelling. The lay out is very simple and easy to use. Pairing is also a simple task. Users can download the accompanying app or use NFC by tapping a compatible smart phone against the right ear cup.
These headphones have the same quality of previous models. The sound is balanced leading to crisp, wide sounds and mids and highs. Bass is still dominate on the sound profile but you can also pick up qualities such as high-pitch synths and cymbals.
Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones
The leader of sound quality has created a headphone that’s lets you personalize a virtually soundproof experience, letting in ambient sound to keep you aware of your surroundings. Weighing an once more than its competitor, these headphones boast 30 hours of quality sound, travel adapters for charging, and come in two classic finishes of Black and Silver. They offer a gentle fit with plastic shelled ear cups, that unfortunately make them easier to scuff. But not to worry, these come with a carrying case to help keep them safe when not in use.
What makes these headphones unique are the touch controls. They are very responsive to swipes, taps, and gestures. There are only two physical buttons for power and listening controls. By tapping a sensor, you can playback and control calls and swipe left and right for navigation and volume. Another great feature is the Quick Attention Mode. By covering the right ear cup with your hand, it instantly turns down your music.
A new signature bass profile and processor minimizes distortion, enhances fidelity for cleaner sound audio. It’s opened and detailed sound stage allows vocals and instruments the breathe. Live recording with let you feel like you are there by the stage. It is not surprise that Sony has created one of the highest quality headphones for a fantastic, crisp listening experience.
Unbox Therapy also did a quite awesome video showcasing the differences even further, go check it out: