I am not sure if I like them
These headphones are often being compared to BOSE QC35 II. Well, as I have both, I can tell you the difference, as well as strong and weak points. First of all, Sony's are slightly more advanced, it is clear if you look on the dedicated smartphone app. Sound quality is also a little bit better than BOSE's while using bluetooth with noise cancelling. Normally I use headphones while cycling. Having BOSE on my head I had to turn off noise cancelling, as the blows of the wind generated wrong responses by headphone's AI. The result was more noise instead of silence - you normally do not hear the wind blows, but the noise cancelling system DOES and tries to neutralise it making contra-noise. And this is what you hear... The same problem occurs in Sony, but these headphones deal with wind much better. Remember - noise cancelling turned on means the better sound quality. Well, but on the other hand these of Sony have some severe flaws. Having NO PHYSICAL CONTROL BUTTONS is a tragic drawback! In theory, you need to swipe up and down to make the volume up or down, swipe forward to play the next song or swipe backward to play the previous one. Well, in theory... In a real life you swipe and swipe and swipe... until finally it works (or not)! BUT - if you just want to re-position the headphones, or you just touch it inadvertently - you pause, you play next, you play previous - just by the choice of its crazy AI...
And one more thing. In wired mode, the sound quality of Sony is WORSE than in BOSE.
Forget the Alexa or Google Assistant. In both cases are the waste of time and technology. It is not an improvement at all (try to ask Google Assistant to skip a song, raise the volume level, or pause - then you need to repeat it 10x, then you do it manually).
The design of Sony is acceptable, but BOSE is beautiful!Read full review
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