Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Rock!
So what’s all the Hoo-Ha about these headphones anyway? Well, our Bose Quietcomfort 35 ii Review is going to walk you through what exactly makes these Bluetooth headphones stand out above all of their competition.
I travel quite a lot and love music, so headphones are a must for me. In the past I have used various makes of headphones to cut out the noise of flight travel. I can’t stand the constant drone of the flight or the twittering of fellow passengers, or little Johnny screeching in the seat behind me (I’m a happy soul really…honest!).
I used to try and combat this by turning up my headphones volume so all I could hear was my music thumping away but in some cases it turned me temporarily deaf when I took them off after an hour, not to mention a belting headache. All for a little peace!
It was a while before I decided to buy the Bose Quietcomfort 35 headphones, because to be honest, the price was a little startling to justify for a set of headphones. But if only I’d bought them a year ago, my ears wouldn’t have been subjected to 12 more months of audio abuse!
I not only use them on flights, they’re light to take anywhere, buses, trains, living rooms! When my kids are watching the latest Blockbuster movie or whatever with our Samsung sound bar, they get loud, so I wear these and listen to music from my iPod and read a book, or surf the net. Movies are great, but once you’ve seen one a couple of times, it gets a bit like overkill. My kids don’t agree.
Below is my personal review of the Bose Quietcomfort 35 headphones with the ups and downs to consider before you purchase a pair. I will say though, there isn’t a lot wrong with these and my only real hiccup was leaving it so long before getting them.
But you may find something here that might help make a choice or if the Bose Quietcomfort 35 ii Acoustic Noise Canceling Headphones are for you.
Bose Quietcomfort 35 ii Review
So, it’s been almost 12 months since I got my pair of the Bose headphones and have to say I’m really pleased with them, they are ideal for what I personally use them for.
But as with all products everywhere, some potential buyers will put some qualities before others, and as I’ve said, these are perfect for my needs, but can you justify the hefty price for what is essentially just a pair of headphones?
First of all…they ain’t cheap! At around $300 they will stretch most peoples budgets, so you must really want a set of headphones that does what it says on the tin. And that’s if you don’t want any of the “extras” you can add to them on their company website. The Bose Quietcomfort headphones, in my eyes, are worth the money.
With my older ‘phones, I tended to over compensate with the volume button to cut out the background noise and this often led to ringing ears and a headache, but with the Bose headphones I can set the level to my preference and listen to music and audio books without any discomfort to my eardrums.
It’s also remarkable how the Bose headphones cancel outside noise even when not listening to music. I find if I just want a bit of peace on my journey with no music, they cut out the buzz with only the slightest of indications that there are people around me.
These headphones can be disconnected from the lead and be used as a simple pair of Bluetooth noise cancelling headphones when all you want to do is snooze. Or if you are one of those people that like good thoughts or motivational things piped into your sleeping time, just use the Bluetooth to have your favorite sleep hypnosis tracks played while you sleep.
The Bose Quietcomfort 35 headphones are excellent to use with all Apple products such as iPads, iPods and iPhones as well as all laptops and netbooks. Pretty much anything with a jack or Bluethooth. In fact, these have Hassle-free Bluetooth pairing which make pairing to your devices a lot easier to do than with many other Bluetooth headphones I’ve used and reviewed.
Another plus point is the comfort of the ‘Around Ear’ pads that sits nicely around your ears. They are so light and the leather trims are a nice touch of quality. I did notice however, that after an hour’s use they do get a little sweaty in the ear area, so taking them off for a break now and again is advised. The comfort is very good though.
I also found with my old headphones that they tended to get tangled up and sometimes crushed in my hand luggage, but the Bose headphones come with a strong protection case that keeps everything safe, tidy and in one place.
One thing that could be seen as a negative with these headphones is that they rely on a triple A battery for them to work, so it’s always best to keep one spare just in case your battery gives out mid journey.
I’ve only replaced the battery twice since having them, and then it was just as a precaution after having a feeling they were due a change.
Bose say the battery is good for 35 hours. I can’t vouch for this though, the longest journey I’ve used them for is 10 hours (on and off), with the usual journey being 3-4 hours.
The Bose Quietcomfort 35 ii Acoustic Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones are my idea of the perfect headphones for journeys. The sound quality is excellent and I’ve heard new sounds from tracks I hadn’t heard before, they’re that good. You can see how the acoustics and microphones work in this Video.
I will say though that if your after a big bass sound these may not be for you. The bass is good, but for listening to loud, deep bass music such as Dubstep I would go for a dedicated bass production set of headphones specifically made for that kind of music. What you get with the Bose QuietComfort Headphones is clear acoustics from your music where every instrument can be heard.
Bose pride themselves on their acoustics technology and you can tell by the quality of the sounds produced by their speakers.
Not heavy on bass, but these headphones are made to bring out the quality of production within your music tracks and keep narration crisp and clear when listening to audio books.
My final thought is that if you value your ears, love your music and don’t want outside interference the Bose Quietcomfort 35 ii Headphones are for you. Flights become something to look forward to instead of the chore they can sometimes be. If you don’t mind the odd background disturbance, or want headphones for very deep bass music I would suggest looking elsewhere.
The Bose headphones are a more cultured set of headphones with the sound quality and noise cancellation it’s most positive feature.