sony with touch or bose? qc35

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I want a Bluetooth headset.
Wich one should I buy. sony or the bose headphones.
I know that sony has touch. is it easy?



Submitted by Pyro2790 on Saturday, November 17, 2018

I have the Bose QC35 head phones, so I would recommend Bose.
They have a 3 way switch on the back of the right ear cup. It goes bottom portion of the button: volume down, middle of the 3 way switch play/pause/change the track, and the top is volume up. On the middle of the right ear cup is a switch. If you push it one position it powers on the head set. If you push it past the on position it cycles through the devices you have paired to the head phones. Holding the switch in the most forward position for several seconds will allow the device to be ready to pair. All of these functions are accomplished with voice prompts so you know what you are doing and what device to try and connect to.
On the back of the left ear cup is a button that cycles between full noise cancellation, partial noise cancellation and no noise cancellation. You can simply pair this head set as a blue tooth device and do not need to download the Bose App. I had difficulty using the app, but quickly realized its easy to pair the head phones.
The app primarily deals with equalization, turning off the voice prompts of the head phones, etc. I was not able to get past the agreement portions of the app so I just paired the QC35's as you would pair any other blue tooth device.
One cautionary note regarding this product I did not know until afterwards is it does not use a standard 3.55 MM head phone jack for wired devices. It is a smaller standard than 3.55 mm to a 3.55 mm jack which is the standard head phone jack. You either have to buy a wired cable from Bose if you want a replacement or more than one. Or you can go on amazon and buy a very cheap adapter to allow you to use any standard 3.55 male to male head phone chord. That's the only negative I have found regarding the QC35 headphones. Overall they are fantastic and the noise canceling technology is incredible. If you do buy this head set you will be amaze how superior it is to knock off brands.
I can not say much about Sony head phones. I personally am not a fan of the brand and other blue tooth accessories I have heard do not sound nearly as good as a premium brand like Bose or JBL. I would highly recommend the QC35's.

Submitted by Jakob Rosin on Saturday, November 17, 2018

Been using the sony WH1000 XM2 headphones for a year now, and they are very well on the bar with Bose.
Having also used the QC 35-s, and the update to the sony XM series, the WH 1000 XM3, I'd recommend sony. The XM3's noise cancelling is just something from totally other class.
And the touch controls aren't nothing inaccessible, you'd just sswipe up down, left and right on one earcup to raise lower volume or switch tracks.

Submitted by Pyro2790 on Sunday, November 18, 2018

What makes the sony WH1000 noise canceling technology superior to the Bose QC35? you say it "is just something from totally another class."
I can't imagine it being far superior to Bose technology.

Submitted by Kristoffer Gustafsson on Tuesday, December 4, 2018

I've read that the microphone in the sony headset is very bad if I want to talk to someone else.
How is it with that?
I don't want the headset if I can't answer calls and speak to someone else.

Submitted by Holger Fiallo on Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Are both wireless?

Submitted by Brian Giles on Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Hmmmm, I didn't know you could just pair the QC35 2 without having to set up with Bose Connect app first. I had the first gen QC35s and loved them for the most part but one thing I hated was the audio quality was horrible for VOIP calls (Skype or FaceTime). The Beats X I replaced them with are much better for that. I was also looking for something a bit more portable, so I went with inear headphones. Since you're looking at noise cancelling over ear headphones, have you considered the Beats Studio 3s? Say what you want about the supposed "Beats sound", but I think they have some things that would make me at least consider them. Since Beats is owned by Apple now, they just work with your Apple devices; no separate app necessary. They also have the awesomeness of the w1 bluetooth chip. My beats X stay connected in places where my QC35s would drop, even in my small studio apartment.

Submitted by Unregistered User (not verified) on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

If I was you, I would wait for the 700.
I have a Bose Soundtouch 300 with subwoofer and rear surround speakers. I recently purchased an Amazon Echo Dot. I love the Bose and the sound quality, but it is a little cumbersome using the Soundtouch app. Maybe the new version will be easier to work with.

Submitted by Will on Saturday, July 20, 2019

hi all,sorry to bring back an old topic, but wondering, has anyone tried the new earbuds, like airpods, from sony called the wf-1000 xm3? so not the wh headphones xm3 which are the over-ear? also, i like the sound of the ambient aware mode, that it changes when we are walking, sitting down, on public transport etc. but can we use the app with voiceover to set what levels we want when these are happening? i really enjoy my airpods, but i like graphic audio dramas, and don’t feel airpods give me good sound for movies etc. can someone review, on a podcast the sony connect app? i would not want to spend uk gbp 200 plus on the over-ear or earbuds, if i can’t use the app?