Bose finally did what a lot of people had been waiting for a long time. It entered the Wireless Noise Cancellation headphone segment with the all-new QC35. The Quiet Comfort 35s are successors to the popular wired QC25. They even look almost identical unless you go searching for the details such as the volume rockers, LED or micro USB port.
Body and feel
Right off the bat, the first thing you notice when you open the box is how beautiful these headphones are. Sleek edges, precise cuts and a genuinely comfortable feel to them. The QC35 is made from Alcantara and metal giving it a luxurious feel as you use the device. The ear cushions are manufactured from a synthetic protein leather and contain a silicone bead for passive noise reduction. The headphones are lightweight and made of glass-filled nylon, which provides durability. I can definitely agree with this since the device is light but doesn’t feel delicate even for a second.
Now this isn’t the final review of the product, but as soon as you put the headphones on there is one thing you notice.. silence. As soon as I had put the headphones on, I had an underwater feel thanks to the silence around me. As you connect to your device and turn the music on, it’s exactly as expected. Clear sound that coped perfectly well with different levels of music. The bass might be a bit heavy for some people but if you listen to EDM, rock ‘n’ roll or anything currently commercial, you’re going to love these. Obviously noise cancellation is on point while listening to music, but to my surprise it was great even on a call.
Controls, connectivity and battery
The QC35 connects to your device using Bluetooth and NFC. I was expecting a major difference between wired and wireless usage and there was, but it wasn’t to the extent I had imagined. Bose claims 20 hours of wireless usage and 40 hours of wired usage on one single charge. Frankly, based on my initial usage, I think they’ve understated the battery life.
Controls on the device are on the right ear piece of the device. You have volume rockers and multifunctional button to fast forward and rewind or to scroll through your playlist.
The Bose QC35 headphones are fine pieces of sound engineering as is expected of them. These are definitely one of the best headphones available in the market right now. At a nominal price of AED1449, the BOSE QC35 don’t really dent your wallet as would be expected from such a premium product. Do watch out for the upcoming review of the device. In the meantime, would you like to get your hands on one of these devices? We’re giving away the all-new Bose QC35 noise cancelling headphones. Check it out.