Wireless home/studio style headphones
Bose QuietComfort 35 Headphone

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QuietComfort 35
Home/studio-style Bluetooth wireless noise-canceling closed over-ear headphones that come with a detachable audio cable, a USB charging cable, a mini-plug-to-airplane-jack adapter, and a carrying case.
Description
Home/studio-style Bluetooth wireless noise-canceling closed over-ear headphones that come with a detachable audio cable, a USB charging cable, a mini-plug-to-airplane-jack adapter, and a carrying case.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Sound quality

Sound quality

Represents the tonal accuracy, clarity, detail, ambience, and dynamics of the audio reproduced by the headphone.

 /  5
Noise reduction

Noise reduction

Represents how well the headphone reduces ambient noise when the active noise cancellation feature is activated.

 /  5

About

The Bose QuietComfort 35 is part of the Headphones test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Noise-canceling headphones models like the QuietComfort 35 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Sound quality Represents the tonal accuracy, clarity, detail, ambience, and dynamics of the audio reproduced by the headphone.

Noise reduction Represents how well the headphone reduces ambient noise when the active noise cancellation feature is activated.

Features

Works with noise reduction off

Works with noise reduction off

Will operate without the noise-canceling circuitry activated; allows the model to be used as standard headphones if the batteries die.

Yes
Integrated microphone

Integrated microphone

Has an integrated microphone for use with some cell phones or audio players with a recorder function.

Yes
Call connect, disconnect control

Call connect, disconnect control

This allows you to answer or disconnect from a phone call with some cell phones.

Yes
Integrated volume control

Integrated volume control

This allows you to adjust the volume without having to dig into your pocket or purse for a player.

Yes
Integrated player control

Integrated player control

This allows you to control some player functions (for example: play, pause, track skip) via a control without having to dig into a pocket or purse for a player.

Yes
Detachable cable

Detachable cable

A detachable cable allows the headphones to be used for noise canceling without the cord being connected to a music or video player, or dangling from the headset.

Yes
Monitor function

Monitor function

Has a control that turns off the audio, and in the case of noise canceling models turns off the noise canceling function, so that ambient sounds can be heard. Useful for hearing ambience like travel announcements without turning off the audio player or removing the headphones.

No
Noise canceling unit in earpiece

Noise canceling unit in earpiece

The electronic circuitry for the noise cancelation function is integrated into headphones earpiece rather than incorporated as a separate module that is integrated into the audio cord.

Yes
Battery life

Battery life

As claimed by the manufacturer.

40 (ANC on, BT off) / 20 (ANCon, BT on)
Battery recharge time

Battery recharge time

As claimed by the manufacturer.

2.25
Low battery indicator

Low battery indicator

An indicator to show that the headphone battery power is low and will need to be replaced or recharged.

Yes
Warranty (mos.): parts/labor

Warranty (mos.): parts/labor

Warranty is for parts and labor, in months.

12/12
Additional features

Additional features

Additional features for this model.

2.4 GHz transmission frequency, Bluetooth wireless, around 33 ft. operating range. Headset auto power off function. Has no manual Bluetooth mode switch, but automatically turns off Bluetooth mode for noise reduction only use if a previously pair Bluetooth source is not found or if a connected Bluetooth source is disconnected. Has pairing memory for up to eight Bluetooth devices, allows simultaneous connection of two Bluetooth devices (to switch between connected devices stop sound on device and start sound on the other). NFC Bluetooth pairing. Has power on/off, Bluetooth pairing, battery status voice announcements in multiple languages. Bluetooth connected Apple mobile devices using iOS Version 5 and above will show the battery level. Bose Connect app can be used to turn off voice prompts, engage automatic turn off, manage paired Bluetooth device connections, and update firmware. Earcups swivel to flat for ease of carrying and storage.
Included accessories

Included accessories

Indicates what accessories are included.

Detachable 44-inch long standard audio cable, USB charging cable, mini-plug-to-airplane-jack adapter, carrying case. Free Bose Connect app download for Apple and Android mobile devices.

Specs

Weight

Weight

Reflects the weight, in ounces, of the headphones including the audio cable and batteries, if any.

8.6
Cable length

Cable length

Cable length indicates the approximate length of the cable from the headset or earpiece to the plug, measured in inches.

44
Battery type

Battery type

The number and type of batteries used.

Rechargeable

Connections

Plug type

Plug type

The type of connection at the end of the audio cord, which will be plugged into the source component. Most have 1/8-inch standard (3-contact) "mini" jacks that fit portable devices. Models intended for use with newer iPod, iPhone, and some Blackberry smartphones, that have integrated microphones, audio player controls, and call connect/disconnect controls use a 1/8-inch 4-conductor mini jack. The audio function of models with 4-conductor mini jacks may not work properly or consistently with non-iPod/iPhone devices.

Mini (1/8")

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