Bose QuietComfort 35 II Black

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Key specs

Bluetooth
Yes
Type of ear cushions
Over ear
Noise canceling
Yes
Sound quality according to customers
Very good
Carrying comfort according to customers
Excellent

Pros and cons

According to our Headphones expert
  • The high-end noise canceling greatly reduces ambient noise, so you hear a lot less of your surroundings.
  • With the Bose Connect app, you decide the strength of the noise canceling.
  • Thanks to the fast charge function, you can use the headphones for 2.5 hours after just 15 minutes of charging.
  • When the noise canceling is off, the sound quality isn't as good.
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Description

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Listen to your favorite music wirelessly with the Bose QuietComfort 35 II. Connect the headphones via Bluetooth to your phone or tablet. This means you won't have to take the phone out of your pocket. Thanks to the active noise-canceling function, ambient noises such as the sound of a train, or the roar of an airplane engine, won't bother you. The battery of the headphones lasts for 20 hours. Dead battery? Charge for fifteen minutes, and you can enjoy your music for another 2.5 hours. Use the Bose Connect app to switch off noise canceling completely or select a reduced noise-canceling mode

Noise canceling

Noise canceling analyzes the sound of your environment and creates an anti-noise. This anti-noise ensures that the Bose QuietComfort 35 II lets you hear more of the music and less of the environment. There is a button on the headphones which you can use to switch between 3 levels of noise canceling. This way, you can determine how much ambient noise you hear and you focus on the music and what you're doing.

Deep earcups

In addition to the fact that the ear cushions of the Bose QuietComfort 35 II are made of soft synthetic protein leather, the ear cups are deep. This combination ensures that you can listen to music for hours, without hurting your ears.

Fast charge function

If the noise canceling is enabled, the Bose QuietComfort 35 II lasts for 20 hours. You can charge it via the included micro USB charging cable. After 15 minutes of charging, you can listen to music for 2.5 hours again. When the battery runs out on the go and you can't charge it, you can continue listening via the included audio cable.

Sound according to the expert

The low tones of the Bose QuietComfort II are light, so you can enjoy a full bass sound. The sound of instruments and vocals is not excessively present or absent. This is because the medium-high tones are balanced. This makes this frequency range sound exactly as the artist intended. Note: these headphones don't have an equalizer that allows you to adjust the sound manually. You're dependent on the sound of the factory settings,

Can't decide whether to get the Bose QuietComfort 35 II or the Bose Noise-Canceling Headphones 700? Read our comparison here.

Listen to your favorite music wirelessly with the Bose QuietComfort 35 II. Connect the headphones via Bluetooth to your phone or tablet. This means you won't have to take the phone out of your pocket. Thanks to the active noise-canceling function, ambient noises such as the sound of a train, or the roar of an airplane engine, won't bother you. The battery of the headphones lasts for 20 hours. Dead battery? Charge for fifteen minutes, and you can enjoy your music for another 2.5 hours. Use the Bose Connect app to switch off noise canceling completely or select a reduced noise-canceling mode

Noise canceling

Noise canceling analyzes the sound of your environment and creates an anti-noise. This anti-noise ensures that the Bose QuietComfort 35 II lets you hear more of the music and less of the environment. There is a button on the headphones which you can use to switch between 3 levels of noise canceling. This way, you can determine how much ambient noise you hear and you focus on the music and what you're doing.

Deep earcups

In addition to the fact that the ear cushions of the Bose QuietComfort 35 II are made of soft synthetic protein leather, the ear cups are deep. This combination ensures that you can listen to music for hours, without hurting your ears.

Fast charge function

If the noise canceling is enabled, the Bose QuietComfort 35 II lasts for 20 hours. You can charge it via the included micro USB charging cable. After 15 minutes of charging, you can listen to music for 2.5 hours again. When the battery runs out on the go and you can't charge it, you can continue listening via the included audio cable.

Sound according to the expert

The low tones of the Bose QuietComfort II are light, so you can enjoy a full bass sound. The sound of instruments and vocals is not excessively present or absent. This is because the medium-high tones are balanced. This makes this frequency range sound exactly as the artist intended. Note: these headphones don't have an equalizer that allows you to adjust the sound manually. You're dependent on the sound of the factory settings,


Included by default

  • Manual (10.91 MB)
  • Micro USB charging cable
  • Audio cable
  • Hard case

Included by default

  • Manual (10.91 MB)
  • Micro USB charging cable
  • Audio cable
  • Hard case

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Key specs

Bluetooth
Yes
Type of ear cushions
Over ear
Noise canceling
Yes
Sound quality according to customers
Very good
Carrying comfort according to customers
Excellent

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Most helpful reviews

  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,6/10
    Rest is for sale!

    Bart Laarhoven | 8 March 2018 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • lightweight
    • sound
    • noise canceling
    • price
    • no way to talk to anyone

    Well, where do I start? What ever makes a pair of headphones worth a price of 300+ euros? And why did I buy this anyway?

    If you're talking about noise cancellation, you're talking about Bose. A few years ago I flew regularly and I always loved the QuietComfort at Schiphol. And also in electronics stores I regularly put one on my head to be amazed again by the silence. But I always told myself that the price was really too high for a pair of headphones.

    Until now.

    Because yes, it really is very tasty. In a busy office with a lot of noise around you and with two long flights (10+ hours) ahead, I bought it anyway. I hesitated for a long time between the Sennheiser PXC-550 and this one. Sony also participated for a while, but you can only connect 1 device at a time. I don't understand those kinds of design choices.

    Bose does much better and stronger marketing anyway, but of course I don't let that distract me. So I went looking for a way to properly experience the difference between the Sennheiser and the Bose. I wanted to be able to wear them both and listen to them.

    So I went to the local electronics store where they happened to have both. Unfortunately, the knowledge of the employees was so lousy that it took them fifteen minutes to get the Sennheiser up and running. The fact that I had already completely read the manuals for both headphones at home did not count, the employee really had to do this himself.

    Anyway, I had both headphones on my head. Both with music in silence and with silence alone. What struck me was that in the pure silence (ie without music) I heard a kind of noise with the Sennheiser that I found very disturbing, while with the Bose it was really completely silent. And the Bose sits so comfortably on your head because of its soft headband and super light weight.

    So I went home a bit disappointed, because the price difference was still a good 100 euros. And how does that go, then you think about it again, you make the considerations, you think again, and then 3 days later you order the Bose at 23:52 at Coolblue for lunch the next day. is delivered to your work. Neatly packed in a precisely fitting blue package. The headphones are delivered 60% charged, so they can be used the same day and what a pleasure!

    The headphones sit comfortably on your head, no sweaty ears and you hardly notice that you have them on your head. Except that you have crystal clear music and silence. I read somewhere "as if a room has been built around you, just for you and your music". That is appropriate.

    The only crazy thing is that all my colleagues suddenly seem to be mimes since I got these headphones...

    Are the headphones worth the 300+ euros? Well, that's personal for everyone of course. Be sure to listen to the different options. The experience can always differ per person and per situation. My choice would have been easier if the price had been lower, but so far I have not regretted the purchase for a moment!

    Bart Laarhoven | 8 March 2018 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    8,4/10
    Enjoy in 'silence'

    Joost | 2 November 2017 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Long battery life
    • Good sound quality
    • wireless
    • Google Assistant
    • noise canceling
    • No USB-C
    • Bluetooth range

    Introduction:
    When you think of noise canceling, you think of Bose. For years they have been able to market headphones with active noise canceling using the built-in microphones and the resulting anti-noise. Never before have I had such headphones in the house, so my experiences are based only on this very latest model from Bose.

    In the box:
    The Bose QuietComfort 35 II (hereinafter referred to as QCII) comes in a small plastic-covered box containing the following:
    - A cover for the QCII
    - Auxiliary cable
    - Micro?! USB (Bose, it's 2017!)
    - A concise Quick Start guide
    - Manual

    I find it disappointing that Bose still chooses to implement Micro-USB in 2017. Where (finally) more and more products are switching to USB-C, the QCII is really a bit behind here. Sorry, minus. Furthermore, the cable is somewhat short, which didn't bother me; you don't charge while listening anyway. If this is a problem, everyone will probably have a separate micro USB cable.

    The supplied cover is a hard cover, which has managed to keep my QCII very neat at the bottom of my backpack for the past few weeks. You can easily fold the headphones in, so you always have a compact and well-protected QCII at hand.

    For those who prefer not to use the headphones wirelessly, an old-fashioned auxiliary cable is also included. This works fine, but once you're used to wireless, you don't want to go back at all.

    Bluetooth:
    When using it for the first time, as with any Bluetooth device, you need to pair the QCII. This takes no more action than sliding the power button to the right, then selecting the QCII on your mobile device. In seconds they are connected and ready to use; after which the screen briefly shows the battery percentage. What struck me is that the QCII connects incredibly quickly after switching on, compared to, for example, my collection of Bluetooth Speakers. Cheers Bose. The only downside, however, is that the radius of the Bluetooth does not extend very far. With my phone still on the couch, and with my QCII in the kitchen, the signal sometimes drops a bit. Not quite what you expect from headphones in this price range. Where I can move my JBL Speaker up to a floor above my mobile device, I can't reach a third of the distance here; pity, but not a disaster for headphones.

    Application:
    Although I am not a fan of installing a separate application for every product I purchase, it does add some value to the QCII. This way you can set the level at which you want the noise cancellation, to choose from:
    - High: you can't hear anything anymore, shut yourself off from the world and enjoy your music. Very suitable for, for example, public transport. However, this function does not work well in windy conditions because the wind blows through the microphones resulting in wind noise.
    - Low: Ideally suited for outdoor use, wind cannot be heard and loud ambient noises will still stand out.
    - Disabled: In case you don't want to completely shut down for a while, and still want to hear your colleagues for whatever reasons; then you can also just temporarily disable the noise canceling

    Furthermore, there is not much to set in the app, and it is kept fairly simple. You can define the function button on the left side of your QCII for both Google Assistant or the Noise Canceling level and enable/disable the Bluetooth functionality. And finally, you will find the battery percentage at the bottom right of your screen.

    Sound quality:
    Where in the past, after some testing in shops and trying by friends, I was not too pleased with the sound quality, I noticed that Bose has made very nice steps. Where Bose used to be quite bass-heavy (don't get me wrong, I like bass; but it has to be well-formed and not overpower the rest), I found the QCII to be very well-balanced. High tones could have been a little nicer, but could arrange this very much to taste with some tweaking in the Equalizer. Compared to my ATH-M50x they are very close together, but I think the M50x's sound more natural. All in all, very good sound quality after adjusting your EQ properly.

    Battery life:
    With more than 20 hours of listening pleasure, there is nothing to complain about. The percentage is clear to find/see, so you will never be faced with surprises. Charging does not take long, and after half an hour of charging you can enjoy music for hours.

    Price quality:
    With a price of €379,- it is on the high side, but with the Noise Canceling features that Bose can deliver, that is perhaps justified; but not for everyone. The sound quality could have been a little better in my opinion to fully justify the price.

    Conclusion:
    All in all, a very nice headphone, with good noise canceling functionalities. Sleek design, with a very handy case just included. A complete product for someone who travels often, or who wants to shut down for a while in busy environments. With good sound quality, a long battery life and Google Assistant functionalities, they are really a pair of headphones of today; if we forget the lack of USB-C for a moment. Definitely recommended, but perhaps not suitable for the real Hi-Fi audiophile.

    Joost | 2 November 2017 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,6/10
    Lots of rest due to good noise canceling

    Marco | 25 February 2018 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • noise canceling
    • wearing comfort
    • Solid
    • nice case
    • Price
    • Load

    I use the QC35 daily in public transport. I spend about 3 hours a day in bus and train, and anything that can make this trip more enjoyable is very valuable to me. After walking with in-ear earplugs for a while, I didn't find the cushioning as good as it could be and I struggled with the wearing comfort. Then you quickly start looking at headphones with active noise canceling, where the QC35 is pretty much the standard. My conclusion: I don't know how I did without it in the first place, but you pay for that.

    I can be brief about the active noise canceling: that is very pleasant. If you don't have music on, you will hear a very slight noise and feel a slight pressure on your ears. That pressure is comparable to what you sometimes feel in an elevator and you get used to it quickly. What stands out more is the silence. A (pleasant) isolated feeling. Sounds are not 100% gone, but simply much quieter. If you turn the noise canceling low or off, you really realize how much noise there is around you. In particular, constant, humming or buzzing sounds are filtered very well. Voices and beeps are still quite audible – which is fine. The ultimate effect is that you don't have to turn up the music as loudly and that you get a lot less tired from all the noise around you.

    The sound quality is fine. However, if this is the main reason to buy headphones, there are better options out there. The bass is a bit exaggerated, especially at low volumes and in quiet environments. The mids and highs, on the other hand, could be a bit brighter. This specific timbre is easy to listen to, a 'warm' sound does not tire quickly. Bright tones in the middle and high. But it's not transparent or super good either.

    In terms of wearing comfort and design, there is very little to criticize about this Bose. You can wear these headphones for hours on end without getting 'warm ears' or sore spots on your head. The build quality is also good. Of course you can expect this in this price range, but some competitors are significantly less comfortable or have had problems with quality.

    The battery lasts about 20 hours. That in itself is fine but I would have preferred to see something longer. This means with intensive use that you will not get through the week without charging in between. The supplied cable is bizarrely short (10cm); Fortunately, almost everyone still has a micro-USB cable (for example from a smartphone).

    In summary, the QC35 is really a very nice pair of headphones. Especially for people who are on the road a lot (for example in public transport) it can be a relief that gives you a lot of rest during the trip. It is also pleasant in an office environment. The active noise canceling just works very well, the sound quality is more than acceptable, the wearing comfort is very good - only the price is a bit less. Still, I'm happy with it and would buy it again in a heartbeat.

    Marco | 25 February 2018 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    8,4/10
    Good quality headphones that deliver on promise
    • Good sound quality
    • Pleasant wearing comfort
    • Easy to operate
    • Some present bass
    • Maybe the price

    In order to be able to work attentively during my work moments, I was looking for headphones that make the conversations of my colleagues disappear and also give a good music experience. With the noise reduction of this Bose, I now indeed have good headphones, so that I barely hear any ambient noise and the music is very good.

    I'm not a music fanatic myself, but I've discovered piano and bass lines that I hadn't heard in music before. I listen to Spotify or streaming radio on my phone and am positively surprised by these little things in the music that I have now discovered. The bass is a bit present, but I don't find it disturbing.

    The noise reduction is easy to operate using the button on the side of the headphones and has 3 positions (on, half, off).

    The volume and mute can also be controlled with buttons on the other side. The response to the buttons is fast.

    The headphones are not heavy on your head and therefore do not feel oppressive. The cushions are soft around the ears and in the periods of 1-1.5 hours that I wear the headphones at a time, the heat development of the ears is not that bad.

    Pairing it with my phone (iPhone7) was easy via BlueTooth. The Bose app offers a few extra functions, but I haven't really used it. However, the app itself came with the update for the software of the headphones. Updating the software is easy, the app downloads it automatically and then it takes a few minutes to install.

    The storage box is stylish. The headphones fit in well, so not just in the initial packaging that always bothers me with this sort of thing. The label shows how to insert the headphones.

    Overall very happy with the purchase of the headphones.

    rolfm | 30 October 2017 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,6/10
    For me the overall winner of Sony and B&W
    • Really comfortable on your head
    • Lighter in feel and clamping force than the Sony variant
    • Beautiful design
    • buttons seem small and clunky, but in practice with gloves even easier to operate than the swipe functionality on the sony
    • the extra button for google voice or NC settings is very useful. With sony you have to set it up in the app, here you can just do it on the bike on the headphones itself
    • battery runs pretty smoothly
    • low volume quite a lot of noise audible, just like with Sony
    • low volume feels a bit dull and heavy, this was clearer with the bower and wilkins

    Good product, balance with equalizer slightly adjusted for slightly less heavy and a bit more high/mid.
    Noise canceling of the sony or passive noise canceling a bit better as far as I'm concerned. Sony makes less noise due to the wind on the bike. The Bose seems to be really catching a lot of wind. The NC compensates for this well.
    Bower and wilkins also tried, sound is purer and clearer. A little less full and fancy. It all gets a bit more lively with the Bose. At low volume I prefer the bower, if you really want to go full, the bose is better.
    I also really liked the sound of the Sony. Really very rich sound if you want to enjoy a song to the fullest, low volume also a bit dull. I think the Bose is more comfortable and just a bit nicer in design. Also in terms of handling with storage smoother and lighter, while the sony and bose are equally heavy.
    The bower and wilkins is very piece, very solidly made, but you can only rotate the ear cups (this is delayed which feels very fancy), folding is not possible. The leather of the bower and wilkins earcups is made of genuine leather, but the padding is a bit harder and firmer. It is a stiff and solid model. Heavier, but that doesn't matter.
    All in all, I thought the Bose was the winner of these 3.

    Erwin Gillissen | 21 January 2018 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,6/10
    top thing
    • Good sound, also for calls
    • Solid construction
    • wearing comfort
    • Easy operation
    • Google Assistant works well
    • App that comes with it is limited.
    • Would have been handy to be able to operate noise canceling via button. This has to be done now or via app or via Google assistant

    I hesitated between the Sony and the Bose. Best choice in hindsight. Sound, wearing comfort and build quality is very good. I don't even notice I'm wearing it. Google assistant is also very useful. The headset is even good for my health: I have started smoking less during my work because I can now be completely in my own world.

    Oliver | 30 November 2018 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,6/10
    Top with wearing comfort.
    • wearing comfort
    • Good ANC
    • Multiple Bluetooth connections at the same time
    • Battery life is awesome
    • The Sony MX3 has better ANC
    • The microphones are (now) not good enough for hands-free calls.

    My old QuietComfort 35 broke down, and I really can't do without noise canceling (auditory overstimulation after cerebral infarction). First bought the Sony MX3, because it has superior noise canceling. That's right, the noise canceling of the Sony is better. But, the wearing comfort that I was used to from Bose was absolutely not to be found at Sony: a tight feeling on my head, shells too small for my (not large) ears. I felt the inside of the headphones pressing against the edge of my ears, and my ears just got hot and sweaty, yuck.
    I couldn't get on the MX3 for more than half an hour. It soon became apparent that the MX3 can only handle 1 Bluetooth connection at the same time.....so, either iPad, or telephone. Then the QC35II, and again the trusted brewing quality and the superior wearing comfort. Slightly less noise canceling but still at least as good as on the original QC35.

    Marcel Göertz | 29 January 2019 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    8,8/10
    Bose much better sound than the Sony
    • Sound
    • wearing comfort
    • design

    Had the Sony at first, but I couldn't get the sound to my liking; much too dull and the well-known much too long dull Sony bass. The touch ear cup also did not work properly; could not swipe next number; heard a beep, but nothing happened, so the Sony went straight back to the Coolblue shop. Swapped for the Bose...what a difference of sound straight out of the box; all kinds of music I listen to played great; from 50's doo wop to Rammstein and