We live in the civilization of extreme noise where environmental sound pollution is a real problem as, let’s say, industrial pollution. Endless engine hums, traffic racket, machine buzzes, tedious droning of human voices – all these sounds assail our every waking hour with their almost unbearable cacophony. And yet, we’ve somehow managed to adapt, so most of us are perfectly fine with all the annoying racket. Of course, the situation and our attitude drastically change when we want to enjoy more sophisticated sounds. Since it would be a little too much to expect that we can isolate ourselves in soundproofed environment every time we’re in a mood for some music, an accessory capable of shutting off excessive noises always comes in handy – and currently there’s no better and more efficient solution on the market than Bose QuietComfort 35 II noise-canceling wireless headphones.
On the first look, Bose QuietComfort 35 II seem just like any other headphones. They are made from plain black matte plastic (with a silvery variant as a suitable alternative, as well as a variety of different customization options), and although the overall design is undoubtedly very nice and tasteful in unassuming sort of way, outwardly nothing separates them from most mid-range products. That being said, they are extremely lightweight and comfortable, which is certainly a big plus, especially if you’re inclined to longer audio sessions. These headphones also have a number of neat and modish features (such as full optimization for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa) which make them extremely useful in various situations.
However, their primary function is to provide you with a great sound reproduction and to cancel all external noises – and that’s something that this new version of Bose QuietComfort headphones achieves almost perfectly. They provide a full and clear sound that will be appreciated even by more demanding users, while their noise dampening capabilities are nothing short of phenomenal. Unlike the original Bose QuietComfort 35 where you only had a choice to turn on or off its active noise cancellation feature, now there are two levels of noise cancellation (High and Low) optimized for environments with different external noise intensities, as well as off button which deactivates this option completely. And, since this device fully supports Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, you can use your voice to effortlessly toggle all these options. Although admittedly there are certain types of noise which will manage to pull through no matter what, the performance of Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones in this department is truly top-notch.
In addition to these features, Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones allow up to 20 hours of non-stop usage in wireless mode (or double in wired mode), with a range of about 30 ft. distance from the main device. They currently cost $349, but that’s certainly not too extreme price for headphones of this quality and flawless sound dampening properties.