Hardware & Tech Reviews - - by Niall De'Ath

Tech of the Week: Bose QuietComfort 35

Tech of the Week: Bose QuietComfort 35 Image: Bose

How do you make one of the best noise cancelling headphones of the year even better? You make it wireless.

The Bose QuietComfort is back after it blew users away with nearly perfect sound and the ability to silence a noisy outside world that doesn’t want you listening to Jingle Cats undisturbed. It manages to deliver on the promise for uninterrupted audio with an extremely comfortable set of ear cups with thick padding and the inclusion of additional noise cancellation features that can be switched on and off at will.

It has a divine sound quality that balances out treble and bass to produce a beautifully clear range of playbacks, but hide a significant amount of punch if you choose the right audio.

It it pretty? No, not really. The BQC35 is not a sexy beast, and maintains a fairly humble look that betrays the phenomenal quality users will experience. The ugly but mighty design feels suited for a preachy parable, but it is clear Bose isn’t looking to create anything designer here.

Lets talk wireless. It is an unmatched joy to not have to carry round a clumsy, hazardous cable that threatens to murder us every time we step out of train carriage. We’ve already lost so many techies to that. The Bluetooth connectivity is solid, with very little in the way of unwanted drop offs and cut outs. Battery life can last up to a whopping 20 hours, and if you are running low on juice, a 2.5-3.5mm cable is included in the box so you can quickly switch over.

The price tag might scare a few consumers off, coming in at £289.95, but you are certainly getting what you pay for here. The media buzz that has exploded around these wonderful headphones is in no way unjustified, and anyone looking to get the best personal sound quality with a huge degree of comfort as an extra should look no further.

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