Bose has managed to generate quite a big media hype with the QuietComfort 35, which is very rare with headphones. Even the big media like the star have treated the QC35 and also praised very often. This naturally made me curious, are the Bose QuietComfort 35 really as good as all say?
Kindly Bose gave me a few QuietComfort 35 provided, therefore here is the review of it. Are the Bose QuietComfort 35 the best Bluetooth headset? Let’s find out!
Scope of delivery and packaging
The QuietComfort 35 is delivered in a high-quality box, which reflects the premium price of the headphones a bit, but I have also seen even more expensive packaging with premium audio products.
Inside we find a transport box with the headphones, a microUSB cable, an AUX cable and an aircraft adapter.
The Bose QuietComfort 35 Bluetooth headphones in the test
The QuietComfort 35 is optically quite simple and elegant. Depending on the color you choose, black or silver are available, the headphones are also completely dyed in this color. This also applies to the headband and the padding.
Pure from its haptics, the QC35 looks reasonable, if not overly robust or high-quality. Bose has apparently placed his priority on light earphones. Since the QC35 is Bluetooth headphones, they have a few more features and connections.
Let’s start with the connections. Here we find, of course, a microUSB port for charging the headphones, on the other hand a classic 3.5mm port. If you do not wish to use Bluetooth, cable-based use is also possible. Bose gives the Akkulaufzeit with 20 hours, I can confirm this also largely. Depending on the volume can be synonymous “already” after 15 hours. There are a total of four buttons on the right auricle. This is the switch-on as well as volume / volume and a multifunction button.
This multi-function button can pause, fast-forward, rewind, and make phone calls. Also, Siri can be started under IOS. When switched on, the headphones have a short voice announcement, which announces the battery status and with which device the headphones have connected or that they are ready to be connected.
The QuietComfort 35 is not without reason Quiet Comfort. I know few headphones that sit as comfortably on the ears as these. Although the auricles are not huge and do not cover my ears 100%, but Bose has made the contact pressure and the material / thickness of the padding almost perfect.
The ear cushions consist of a relatively smooth artificial leather (it is nowhere specified which material is really) which is fed with a foam, which fits your head very well. The material remains relatively cool and comfortable, even during long periods of wear.
In the end, you will not find much more comfortable headphones, unless you access large Beyerdynamic models, which are not particularly suitable for outdoor use.
The Bose QuietComfort 35 also have active noise canceling. This uses microphones to “record” ambient noise and then equalize. This can hide some mostly duller noises, such as motors, completely. Also voices or similar are somewhat dampened. The Noise Canceling by Bose is outstanding and surpasses the competition but a bit far.
Also compared to my Sony MDR-100ABN, which already have a very good noise canceling, the Bose carry the victory. With the QC35, everything is still a bit smoother and quieter, which can be really a blessing on rail travel or in the airplane. So you can also be without the music with the headphones in its own small acoustic world. Of course, when you turn on music, even relatively quiet, this helps to hide the environment.
What is the best wearing comfort and noise canceling when the headphones do not sound good? Fortunately, I can give an all-clear. The QC35 sound again a good bit better than the cable-bound predecessors QC25. In general, the QuietComfort 35 has a lively and funky sound.
The bass of the headphones is quite strong. This has an excellent volume and a decent punch, but compared to, for example, the Sony MDR-100ABN somewhat less precise. The QC35 have a rather loose bass. The heights are extremely clear and clean without slipping into the cold. Here, from my point of view, Bose has done a pretty perfect job. The mids are somewhat decent but present. The QuietComfort 35 does not sound hollow or as if something were missing. This also applies to voices which are displayed neatly.
Something surprised me the illustrated stage of the headphones. The Bose make a good job in equalizing the sound somewhat and unfold both in the width as well as in the depth.
In which music do QuietComfort 35 feel good?
Important, the following is a very “personal” assessment in which music MIR the Bose QuietComfort 35 particularly well. Depending on how your taste is, this assessment can of course be completely different.
Best liked the QC35 me in normal pop music. Here, thanks to the somewhat more present bass of the music can breathe a little more life and the mostly somewhat “fun” interpretation of the songs.
A good example of a song of the QC35 very well, would be eg I Would Love To You by David Guetta or The Ocean by Mike Perry. Both songs have a very distinctive bass, which is rather quiet and “slow”.
QuietComfort 35, on the other hand, in WhatThere You Done by Within Temptation. Here the headphones are missing a clear bass beat at which they can orient themselves, besides, the resolution in the quite strong represented electric guitar is not quite perfect.
The same applies to The Sound of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel, here the QC 35 is perhaps missing a touch of resolution and lightness, which in this case can be compensated by the rather good spatiality. One should never end with a bad example, therefore still a song, which is the headphones really perfect, Midnight City of M83. Here everything fits, the strong bass, which exactly mirrors the mood of the song, as well as the beautiful spatial representation.