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Superior to the Bose QC35's (II)
Reviewed in the United States on January 25, 2018
I tired these, as well as, the Bose QuietComfort 35 II's, and I must say that these are superior. The only reason I would choose the QC35's over the Sony's would be for very, very long-time comfort and the size. The QC35's seem to be a bit smaller on the head and this look a little better when walking around in public.
But.... when it comes to features, noise canceling, and most importantly, SOUND... these are superior. These are much more "high-tech" than their counterparts. Being able to optimize the Noise canceling to your surroundings and actions is very underrated. My FAVORITE feature is being able to hold your palm up to one of the ear cups and lower music volume and allow ambient sound in. This is very much appreciated in the office setting. Actual noise canceling is a toss-up between the two.
But where the Sony's truly separate themselves from Bose is the sound. Oh my, its not even close. The wide range that are shown by the Sony's allow one to optimize them to your own particular sound pallet. If you want bass, it is definitely there and with Sony's "ClearBass" effect, it allows for that really punchy bass without drowning out the other ranges.