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Customer Review

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 August 2019
I was browsing the internet for good headphones (my previous headphones being the boy QC35 II's), so the obvious good headphones that I would have to choose between were:
1. Sony WH-1000XM3
2. Bose QC35 II
3. Bose NC 700

Battery life:
I did some research and found that the battery life from the Sony's were 30hrs compared to the 20hrs on the Bose, (to be honest though, that wasn't really a dealbreaker as realistically there won't be a situation were I will be using the headphones for 30hrs straight without having the opportunity to charge it beforehand).

comfort: (no question)
1. Bose QC35 II's (just unrivalled, can't even feel it)
2. Bose NC 700 (clamping force uncomfortable in the beginning, however after wearing for 5 hours, maybe even more comfortable or just as comfortable as QC 35II's)
3. Sony WH-1000XM3 (In my opinion, cramped, ears touch the inside of the headphones, Bose really just are the best)

Looks:
1. Bose NC 700 (sleek, futuristic, seamless)
2. Sony WH-1000XM3 (pretty good looking)
3. Bose QC35 II (just s a bit of an outdated look)

features: (Bose VS Sony)
Bose:
- can connect up to 2 devices at once (EXTREMELY helpful)
- Matches Sony's conversation mode
- Matches Sony's touch gestures
- App really does work well for me (IDK why people says it doesn't work, it works perfectly for me)
- More noise cancelling levels
- Tells you actual battery life time left improvement from QC35 II
- AI thing that helps noise cancellation
- CALL QUALITY! mics (best in any headphone)
- Case compartment for wires and cables (huge+ and improvement from QC35 II)
Sony:
- Better app, configure sound
- Conversation mode without buttons
- touch gestures

Sound:
1. Sony (just can't beat the bass)
2. Bose NC 700's (actually a noticeable sound improvement from QC35 II)
3. Bose QC35 II (still pretty good though)

Price:
1. Sony (£267.10) (great value)
2. Bose NC 700 (£349) (kinda expensive and overpriced considering lack of improvement (although not bad))
3. Bose QC35 II (£259) (OG pretty good)

Conclusion:
Now, you are probably trying to decide what to get and don't want to make a wrong decision (now don't worry if you don't like it. You can return it within 30 days of purchase because amazon is reliable and great with customer service.

I am personally sticking to my Bose NC 700, as comfort is extremely important, but so are the new features from the new Bose. It looks great and the sound quality is great. I will always also be loyal to Bose, as they are my all time favourite headphone company.

But if you are on a budget, and still want great headphones then the obvious choice would be the Sony WH-1000XM3.

Edit: after using this for a bit, I am deciding to return this item for a number fo reasons.
1. the app doesn't connect well
2. It's a massive pain to retract and extend the headphone length every time you pack it!
3. you have to be really careful with it when putting it in your bag etc. (looks as if it would scratch easily)
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