Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose finally goes wireless!
> £290 > FROM Bose, bose.co.uk > FEATURES ANC, Bluetooth 4.2, button controls, NFC
Design & comfort
Bose sticks with its signature QC25 design, making these nylon cans lightweight yet durable, and offering great comfort thanks to their pleather earcups. An adjustable steel headband links the two pivots for folding them up.
The QC35's can be paired to two devices and dynamically switch between them. A single charge gets you 20 hours’ use (40 when wired) and there are dual mics for taking calls. Bose’s noise-cancelling is industry renowned, but oddly you can't turn it off.
The QC35’s retain the clear, balanced audio of the QC25’s, but the ANC sometimes pick up wind when worn outside. Indoors, though, the soft hiss of the ANC is almost inaudible and the insulation really adds to the sound stage.
No touch controls. Instead, there's four buttons on the right ear cup: one for turning the cans on/off and pairing , two buttons for volume, and one to play/pause and for calls. The app manages paired devices and voice features.
There's no doubting the fine noise cancelling, audio performance and battery life, but Bose's entry into the wireless market isn't exceptional.