Bose's QuietComfort 25 headphones headphones are one of the most popular and best rated noise canceling pair of headphones available on the market. Just a quick look at their Amazon rating of 4.4 stars with more than 2800 reviews should give you an idea of their perception among users. But the QC25 have had one little caveat for anyone who's interested in using them: they're wired. If you're like us, then you know that everything is better with Bluetooth and you've been anxiously waiting for Bose to make a wireless version of the QC25.
And here it is. The Bose QuietComfort 35 is a Bluetooth pair of headphones from Bose that mixes the noise canceling features everyone has grown to love with the freedom of wireless. Not only that, but it manages to do so in a package that looks great and also adds a lot of fantastic options.
The Bose QC35 use multipoint technology to connect to two devices at the same time — say your phone and computer for example — and NFC for easy pairing. They weigh 309 grams and Bose goes on and on about the materials and finishes used to achieve a durable, comfortable, and lightweight unit.
The killer features though are the Acoustic Noise Canceling, which uses microphones placed inside and outside of the earcups to measure noise and send equal and opposing signals to the speakers to cancel it out, the volume-optimized EQ that optimizes and balances the sound, and the battery life that lasts an impressive 20 hours in wireless mode or 40 hours for wired use. They can also continue working like any other pair of headphones when the battery dies, but neither noise canceling nor the EQ will be functional then.
Bose's free Connect app works with this new QuietComfort 35 headset and it lets you manage your connected Bluetooth devices, update the QC35's firmware, and define the auto power-off timeout.
The Bose Quiet Comfort 35 come in both black and silver and are available for purchase in Bose's stores, on Bose's site, and at Amazon for a wallet-emptying $349. Bose also announced the QuietControl 30 headset, but as far as I can tell it doesn't appear to be available for purchase yet.