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# 248302 19-Mar-2019 12:57
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Every couple of years I have a long haul to the UK. In the past I have sought out a pair of Bose 35's . When I get back I sell them off as they have fulfilled there purpose till next time. This time however there is a lot of chatter that the Sonys are the way to go these days. 

 

Could I get some basic feedback Sony or Bose?

 

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  # 2201567 19-Mar-2019 13:14
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If you were buying from having nothing, Sony. No question. I own both, My wife got the Bose within about 10 minutes of me trying the Sonys.  The gesture controls alone made it worth the upgrade.  I love mine.

 

In terms of noise cancelling, it's marginal. Unless you could compare side to side you wouldn't notice.

 

I am a bit of a headphone nut, for me the upgrade was worth it, I wouldn't think many others would spend money on the difference if they already had one or the other.

 

 

 

 


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  # 2201589 19-Mar-2019 13:38
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Having owned both, IMO the Sonys have a better sound but the QC35s are more comfortable for wearing for long periods. 

 

I sold my QC35s and kept the Sonys as I don't travel long haul often enough for the comfort different to be an issue.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2201635 19-Mar-2019 13:57
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No comparison, the Sony’s are significantly better in all respects.




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  # 2201685 19-Mar-2019 14:14
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I would agree with the comfort comment made by @andib. I don't have big ears, and mine stay comfortably inside the cups, but I get more sweating in the Sony's which isn't a sensation I like. 

 

 


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  # 2201735 19-Mar-2019 14:51
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BlinkyBill: No comparison, the Sony’s are significantly better in all respects.

 

Except comfort. Clearly this a personal view, but I regard the QC35's as a vastly superior headphone over the XM2 and XM3 for my head and ear shape. 

 

I wouldn't go as far as saying the XM3 nor QC35 are better, both are awesome headphones but there are pros and cons to both. Personally I would however opt for the QC35 if I was buying a new pair now.

 

(For the record I currently own 1000XM2's)

 

 

 

 


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  # 2201751 19-Mar-2019 14:57
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And my Sony's just got a whole lot better now I have upgraded to a Galaxy S10 with LDAC




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  # 2202319 20-Mar-2019 11:28
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Ok thank you one and all I will this time buy a pair of the Sonys. Scary! change at my age! 





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  # 2202325 20-Mar-2019 11:42
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Apparently they Sonys don't deal so well with multi device pairing. Not an issue if you're just pairing it to your phone though. 


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  # 2202327 20-Mar-2019 11:43
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Is anyone aware of any mods to the MX3's that make them less sweaty? They are perfect for me other than that.

 

I have both and am about to travel to Aussie, so I might try one pair one way and the other pair on the way back.


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  # 2202331 20-Mar-2019 11:48
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another +1 for the Sonys

 

I spend way too much time on airplanes, and have both the Sony and Bose

 

IMHO the Sony MX3s are "better"


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  # 2202333 20-Mar-2019 11:49
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No, I personally haven't tried the Surface Headphones yet ;)


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  # 2202342 20-Mar-2019 11:55
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  # 2202346 20-Mar-2019 12:02
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michaelmurfy:

 

Did you see the review I posted on the front page? https://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=21989

 

TL;DR - Buy the Sony's...

 

 

The question is, would you buy the Sony's if you already had the Bose? :) 

 

 


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  # 2202347 20-Mar-2019 12:03
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networkn:

michaelmurfy:


Did you see the review I posted on the front page? https://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=21989


TL;DR - Buy the Sony's...



The question is, would you buy the Sony's if you already had the Bose? :) 


 



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  # 2202348 20-Mar-2019 12:04
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Here is a comparison between a few of the Noise Cancelling Headphones on the market.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTsmwR801nQ

 

 

 

 


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