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I am never taking off Bose's QC 35 noise-cancelling wireless headphones

The world is noisy. Barking dogs, noisy subway neighbors, obnoxious airline seatmates, angry politicians — we've all had days where we wish we could just tune out for a quick second.

Me, I tune out best with music. For the last year, I've been rocking the Jabra Move (opens in new tab) wireless headphones, which remain (in my opinion) the best Bluetooth headphones you can buy for under $100. But the Move is a pair of on-ear headphones, and a cheap one at that — while it's good at delivering music to my ears, it's not so great at the whole "drowning the outside world in rock and roll" sort of thing.

No, for that, you want the Bose QC35 (opens in new tab). I picked up these wireless headphones on my first day in San Francisco for WWDC, and as anyone who saw me wandering around can attest, I have not taken them off since.

The wireless choice is a no-brainer

The QC35's are the Bluetooth version of the popular noise-cancelling QC25 (opens in new tab), which, amusingly enough, I had previously purchased for a flight precisely two weeks before the wireless headphones made their debut.

My original reason for getting the QC25s was much of what I mentioned above: The Move is a great budget wireless headphone, but not so great at drowning out plane noise. When faced with taking a trip on a propellor plane surrounded by young children, I caved. I'd owned a pair of Bose's noise-cancelling headphones back in 2010, but after they broke in an unfortunate travel incident, I'd been too broke to replace them. The QC25s were a natural choice, and they weren't so pricey as to break my (slightly larger, but still pretty miniscule) headphone budget.

I privately bemoaned going back to wired headphones after freeing myself from them for over a year, but reasoned that the peace of mind from noise cancellation would be more than enough to put up with a cord on plane trips.

And sure enough, I found myself tangled a time or two, the Bose noise-cancellation experience is second to none. I heard no babies, and got work done.

But two weeks later, the QC35 arrived, breaking my heart. Bose's noise-cancelling technology and no wires? Purported 20 hour battery life? WHERE WERE YOU TWO WEEKS AGO, HEADPHONES. So I did what any normal person would do: I sold my QC25 to my best friend (thanks, Sarah) and immediately drove down to Best Buy to pick up the 35. No regrets.

Two weeks later, I've charged these headphones precisely once. Bose's 20 hour battery life is no joke — and it's active battery life, at that. I've used these on and off on the same charge for about a week and a half, and they're currently at 30 percent.

Charging is simple: The QC35 comes with a micro-USB cord that you can plug into the wall or a computer, and the lithium-ion batteries do the rest. You can, of course, use these headphones with a wired connection if your battery runs out — but why would you?

Bose's 20 hour battery life is no joke.

If you've never owned wireless headphones before, I find it hard to put into words just how wonderful it is to cut the cord. No getting tangled in cords. No worrying you're going to accidentally pull your laptop off the table if you stand up too quickly. No having your head or hair pulled on if the cord catches on your clothing.

In short: It's a glorious life, and one well-worth paying an extra $50 to get.

Clear and quiet

Now, I'm not the kind of audiophile who needs to own seventeen pairs of headphones for each musical style. That said, even I understand the sound compression trade-offs when you go wireless. And while I find the Bose QC35 excellent in its sound quality, it won't challenge $700 wired headphones for the top audio prize — maybe not even ones in its $350 price range.

Music is nigh-identical to the QC25; I'd call it black magic, but I'm pretty sure it's just great EQ.

But the vast majority of the population has no idea what $700 headphones sound like. And honestly, even those with an appreciation for audio quality shouldn't find too many faults with the QC35's playback.

Music in most genres sounded nigh-identical to the QC25, despite not having a physical connection; I'd call it black magic, but I'm pretty sure it's Bose's volume-optimized Active EQ working behind the scenes. Even bass-heavy rap and rock sounded great, with very little distortion. I did get some bass distortion when cranking the headphones to max volume, but I feel for anyone who needs to listen to their rap that loudly — I couldn't do it for more than a moment without fearing for my eardrums.

Of course, what heightens the audio quality from "pretty good" to "outstanding" is the noise cancellation. Though I've been frugal on the purchasing end, I've listened to many a pair of noise-cancelling headphones, and none but Bose have ever impressed me; the QC35 is just as good on that front as its predecessors. (Geoffrey Fowler at the Wall Street Journal recently did an audio test on the current crop of noise-cancelling technology, if you want to see some hard numbers.)

You can connect the QC35 to a number of Bluetooth or NFC sources, and the headphones will attempt to automatically play music from the nearest source once you've paired them. If you're someone who regularly uses more than three devices, Bose even has an app for the QC35 (opens in new tab) that lets you manually switch to the right device; the app also is responsible for updating firmware for the headphones.

A sound cloud for your head

Most closed-ear headphones and I get into a bit of a tiff around the two-hour mark: They tend to squeeze my head, and 120 minutes in, my head is having none of it. The QC35 doesn't do that: These headphones merely rest atop your head, using the plush ear and headband cushioning to keep the glass-filled nylon (yes, Bose is beyond mere plastic) from pressing into your skin.

I can sleep with the QC35 on inside a plane. The headphones are that comfy.

They're not going to win any points for hipster style, but you know what? Screw it. I love my headphones big and bulky. The Bose style may not be en vogue, but it's like a comfy pair of shoes: As long as you feel good, who cares how it looks, really?

Bose also seems to have fixed a long-running problem I had with its older headphones: The folding joints on the QC35 no longer catch hair, skin, or clothing on a regular basis. I used to be unable to hang Bose headphones around my neck without worrying half my hair would come with the pair if I took them off; no longer with the QC35s.

Bottom line

I have worn the QC35s almost everywhere since picking them up two weeks ago. I've used them on planes and on the bus. I've used them to drown out animal noises and small children. I've even used them to hear conversations in a loud party. (Fun trick: The noise cancelling mic technology will always attempt to drown out the loud bass, leaving closer, higher-pitched noises — like human voices — clear and distinct.)

We're only halfway through the year, so I'm hesitant to call the QC35 my best technology purchase of 2016 just yet. But it's number one on my short list, and almost certainly the best pair of wireless headphones I've ever tried. If you have the budget to go wireless and noise-cancelling, there's no other pick worth considering.

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Serenity was formerly the Managing Editor at iMore, and now works for Apple. She's been talking, writing about, and tinkering with Apple products since she was old enough to double-click. In her spare time, she sketches, sings, and in her secret superhero life, plays roller derby. Follow her on Twitter @settern.

  • I would love to take the plunge. I have QuiteComfort 20i's that are surprisingly good for ear buds and a pair of older QC15's. But Chris Zeigler over at the Verge experienced serious issues with bass that he outlines in his article from last Tuesday, "The Bose QC 35 headphones are fatally flawed, and no one believes me." In the comments section he states exactly what tracks he is listening to.
  • Someone in the comments confirmed that it happened to them too but only when the earpad didn't create a seal around their ears. I've been listening to a pair extensively for the last 3 weeks and have yet to replicate the problem. Even the person reviewing them for The Verge, along with everyone commenting on the article (and at Head-fi), aside from one person, has not been able to replicate the problem. So far it's with one person and one track. I wouldn't let that deter you from buying these if you really want wireless over-the-ear headphones featuring noise cancellation.
  • I can reproduce the problem at will. If you have Spotify there is a song called "Those Days" by KAASI If you listen to that song at a fairly high volume and then lift an ear cup slightly off your ear you will hear the bass distort, and pretty bad I would say. It does not happen if you have a good seal, but a bit concerning none-the-less. At least its fair to say it should not happen with a $350 pair of headphone. I will be returning mine.
  • I just read Ziegler's article. I've been looking for a solid Bluetooth wireless headset (over ear or earbuds) for years, since the technology first became available. Every 3 years or so I would try the latest and greatest, just to return them. Well, it's been at least 3 years and I again went on a search. My criteria has always been - acceptable sound from a wireless head set. I did a great deal of research and it has become quite the techno labyrinth. So after hours of reading about the tech, reviews etc. I narrowed my choices down to two, one of them being the QC 35. So off I went to B&H here in NYC. If you've never been in the store, it's crazy busy - there is an incredible amount of ambient noise to deal with. Honestly I thought I was going to have to buy the two on my list and then find a quiet place to listen to them. Anyway I picked up the QC 35s in the store (being a typical male, why read directions?) paired the headset with my phone in under a minute (probably 15 secs), well that was unexpected. Next I queued up one of my go to test songs, "Like a Stone" by Audioslave. If you don't know the song, listen to it. It took me less than 30 seconds to pick up a box and head to the cashier. Obviously not all of the ambient noise disappeared, but I have never before experienced anything like what happened. I have no clue what Ziegler is talking about regarding the bass "...falls apart..." above a particular volume. I just listened to the song again turning the volume up to the highest I could handle, and the bass was fine. I am not a fan of "Beats", IMHO they are very bass heavy and do not reproduce a song accurately. Do the QC 35s provide best musical headset experience ever? No, there are wired headsets that sound better, but the sound quality of QC 35 has allowed me to finally get rid of that annoyin wire that gets caught on every freakin' thing. I'm not returning these.
  • Out of curiosity, do you ever wear your QC 20i's under your QC 15's for extra noise cancellation?
  • I tested bass specifically because of Ziegler's article, but couldn't replicate this except at very high (90%+) volumes, which, as I mentioned in the review, I can't imagine listening to for more than a second without my ear drums exploding. (And I like loud music.)
  • As a skeptic of wireless sound quality, this was a refreshing read! One question though: How is the build quality? The last pair of Bose headphones I owned (wired, noise-cancelling) sounded great and the isolation was awesome, but they felt comparatively flimsy next to other headphones in the same price range due to all of the lightweight plastic. Do you feel that these would hold up to an active travel life?
  • I'm impressed so far. They feel sturdy while still lightweight.
  • Those who have QC25's: don't despair. You can add Bluetooth to QC25 with Btunes. Google it or search on Amazon. Note: It is sometimes cheaper to buy directly from Btunes web site. I have no affiliation with the product, other than being a satisfied customer. Sent from the iMore App
  • This is exactly the sort of thing I've been imagining for my Audio-Technica M50x. What's the real world battery life like?
  • Pretty good. I haven't let it run down to full discharge. I usually recharge after 4-6 hrs of use.
    By the way, the bTunes for QC25 fits the AT M50x. I have that too.
  • Got myself one today, upgraded from QC15, worth it, although I did find QC15 more comfortable, may be need 2/3 days to get used to it. But noise cancellation, and wireless pretty good, and very good battery backup. Was very confused to buy between black and silver, finally got the black, as they were arriving earlier. No complain with kind of music I listen.
  • I HATE BLUETOOTH HEADPHONES! I have never found a pair of bluetooth headphones I liked. Well until QC 35's. I was in need of new headphones after my QC25's suffered a untimely death. And with all the rumors that Apple is going to ditch the headphone jack I thought I would give them a try. And I have to say I love them. They sound just as good as the 25's and I don't get caught in the wire doing yard work. Have not had a chance to try them while watching a movie so I don't know if they are going to have the lag so many bluetooth headphones have. But so far I'm pretty happy.
  • I'd be interested to know how they are when watching video. I've tried a few BT headphones over the years and there is always an annoying amount of lag between seeing characters' lips moving and hearing dialogue. But I swear by my Bose QC 15s. Best noise cancelling technology out there, and certainly better with the updates to the models mentioned.
  • I've had mine for about a week and there is no lag in video whatsoever
  • I've had my QC35s for about a week. I watch a lot of video with it on my MacBook Pro and so far, no lag at all. They are very comfortable and have great sound. I still have the habit of making sure I am not tethered to anything before I start walking around and taking wide turns around things like door handles...but I'll get over it, I hope.
  • What the previous commenters said. No lag for me!
  • I keep reading articles like this about how great the quality is, how great the noise cancelling is, etc. But I'm really curious to know how the sound quality is. I'll be getting the new iPhone 7 in the fall, and last year I bought a $350 pair of wired headphones which obviously won't work without the headphone jack in the new phone. At least not without the adapter. . I've heard bluetooth headphones in the past and they absolutely suck. I've even heard really bad wired phones, like all Beats. Not everyone is 22 and listens to rap. So I like a wide frequency response with low lows, and high highs, and little to no distortion. I haven't read too much about that. How are these in that regard?
  • Using noise to cancel out noise isn't a recipe for fidelity. If you really want to shut off the outside world, just get a set of custom in-ear monitors made for you. Nothing beats those.
  • But those wouldn't be wireless. You are correct that noise cancellation does not equate to accurate sound but noise isolation still doesn't do anything for the rumbling of a jet engine or any other loud, similar noises. That's where noise cancellation really comes into play. Noise isolation is better for day-to-day activities whereas noise cancellation is better in louder environments with more constant rumbling.
  • Today I went to buy myself a pair in the store but sadly they were out... BUT, I did spend about half an hour playing with the pair they had on the shop floor.. I can agree with all other reviews, the feel of quality is fantastic... However, the audio... my first impressions when I put them on was amazing noise cancelling, but when I played music from my phone (over bluetooth) the sound was just awful. After some messing around I realised my phone EQ was set badly (new phone this week) and once I started manipulating it the headphones came to life. I started changing and only introducing certain frequency ranges using my phone; the lows, were deep and full (but not overly "bassy" like beats), the highs were clear and sounded great from softly spoken to louder songs that have a more powerful voice. The mids, were okay, I cant say I either disliked or liked them, only time will tell. I also tried covering the headphones in my hands and found it took until around 75% volume before noise leakage was audible, so that was good. At 100% it was definitely louder than you would want it, so that was good it had the range. Overall I was very impressed and although left without them I went home and ordered them directly from bose. I went in with the preconceived notion the audio probably would not be great, especially over bluetooth, but after a little fuss I was pleasantly surprised by them. Oh, and they are very light, feel solid, and incredibly comfortable... I am very excited to get them. You can ask me in a few days when they arrive how I feel about them, but from my time today if you want a pair of ultra-comfortable headphones with great audio I would defo consider these.
  • I'd like to buy wireless headphones but the battery life on Bluetooth really drain battery on my 6s Plus, of have no such qualms with an Android Phone as Android seems to be far efficient will Bluetooth. Sent from the iMore App
  • I keep BT and WiFi on all day and connected to my Apple Watch and BT earbuds for about 3hrs in total on my iPhone 6s and have no issues. Not sure what you are doing with a Plus which has far beyond the battery life of a 6s.
  • I use BT all the time and listen to hours of music with my B&O H7's and the (extra) battery life drain in not noticeable at all
  • “I understand the sound compression trade-offs when you go wireless.” Wait, the wireless protocols dictate a significant (audible) change in dynamic range? How do they even DO that, technically?
  • Phones use audio stored as digital "1" and "0", then using a digital-to-analog converter changes those 1/0's into analog sound waves. Thats what comes out of your headphone jack. They drive the headphones directly with a single conversion process. High end phones have good converters, so produce great sound quality with no additional loses in the cable (relativity). Bluetooth audio, transmits those 1/0's over the air to the headset, which have an inbuilt digital-to-analog converter on board. These are bose, so expect great converters... nevertheless, over distances, if your body badly obstructs the signal (say you sit on your phone in your back pocket) or other bluetooth sources nearby causes too much "noise", the amount of 1/0's sent over the air are either blocked, or significantly reduced, and in that case the quality drops. It's why bluetooth "skips" sometimes when its blocked too much. With a cable, your only loss is conversion loses in the phone, otherwise you can have uninterrupted audio. Even the best bluetooth in the world, introduces a delay.. it takes longer for data to be encoded into bluetooth, sent, and decoded than using a wire, and as distance increases (And quality drops, think youtube needing to buffer) then you get out of sync sound when watch video. I went today to see these, played with the headphones out on the shop floor and they were amazing. Sadly, no stock (but ordered them from bose directly). waiting...
  • I'm no fan of dropping a perfectly-good connector, but your objections to BlueTooth seem overheated. All radio signals require good transmission & reception.. BlueTooth has sufficient error-correcting features to deal with normal radio interference or weakness, until it starts degrading quite heavily. In *most all* scenarios, the signal is far better than it needs to be for perfect transmission. The delay to encode the digital audio onto BlueTooth, and to decode it to digital, is trivial. The transmission time is invisible. The digital-to-audio time is unchanged. The added delay should be well below the threshold of noticeability, and for music that doesn't need to be synced to video, would be irrelevant if it were 10X as long. The real issues here are in ubiquity—1/4" phones are universally available today, leading to more competition, while BT or (shudder) Lightning-specific phones will dramatically cut users' choice—as well as cost and the nuisance of having extra battery and electronics dangling from one's ears.
  • I completely disagree with whole wireless headphones I mean they are not good as any wired this point not to mention the 100 years old battery technology. I have Jaybird X2 they are good and I'm kind of happy with their battery but can they replace my wired headset for day to day use absolutely not.
  • Many people would argue that Bluetooth wireless headphones are not audibly different from their wired counterparts. The QC35's are an example as are the V-Moda Crossfade Wireless headphones (some even prefer their sound when wireless as it activates the headphone's internal amp instead of relying on a device to drive them) and various other ones. The new Jaybird Freedoms as well as the Bose SoundSport Wireless earbuds could both easily replace wired earbuds for everyday use. I would be willing to bet that, with the proper headphones (QC35, Crossfade Wireless, Sennheiser Momentum 2.0, etc.) or earbuds that people would not be able to differentiate between wired and wireless modes in volume matched, blind testing. You know technology is changing when people over at Head-fi are actually adopting Bluetooth headphones as their primary drivers. As for the batter tech, the batteries in good headphones are meant to last for 5-6 years. By that point people will be looking to replace the headphones anyways. It's no different than Apple using integrated batteries with their MacBooks, iPads, and iPhones. People complained about them in the beginning but realized it was all for not.
  • The biggest con coming from qc25 is these weigh a bit more and don't have a replaceable battery. It was nice with the qc25 to simply throw a few batteries in the case. With these, it's just one more thing to keep charged. Other than that? Definite upgrade. Sounds even better and no wires as well as what else you can do with BT (apple tv) make them more versatile and convenient. But the amount of what you need to charge is growing. Watch, phone, tablet, laptop, headphones, apple pencil, etc. With a wife and kids and their gadgets as well, we're endlessly charging. I have an area in the house with a few multiports (wires galore) and space for them and even that is filled up at times.
  • The "more stuff to charge" concern is definitely valid; thankfully, the 20 hour battery life on these means that I've really only had to charge them twice so far in three weeks, with fairly heavy use. If they were an every-night-to-charge thing, I'd feel a lot differently.
  • Serenity, Hope you can field a couple questions. I use headphones appx 12 hours a day Monday through Thursday for my Seattle bus commute and work cubicle time. I bought the AirPods but find I have to charge them at 9am then at 130pm to get me through the day. I’m afraid the battery capacity will deplete rapidly doing this 4 times a week. The QC35 I would need to charge every night so I can get a full 12 hours in. While the AirPods are $190 less than the QC35 and more convenient they are not loud enough for my walks or commute and don’t sound as good as the QC35. I’m in the return policy for both the AirPods and QC35. However with all that said retailers are now selling the QC25 for only $169.99 which is nearly $200 less than the QC35. Bose has confirmed they both have the exact same audio drivers and ANC. So I can buy two QC25 for less than the QC35. Plus I won’t have to worry about charging. Since I have an iPhone 8 Plus with a wireless charging pad at work I can keep the wire plugged in and retain a charge all day if needed on my phone.
    You mentioned it was a no brainer getting the QC35 when it was only $50 more than the QC25. But since it’s now almost $200 more is it still worth it? And secondly, if you could only afford one of these headphones would you take the AirPods, QC35 or QC25? Please don’t say they are different and I have both. Most people can’t afford both. However it’s a fact for the price of the QC35 if that’s your budget, one could buy AirPods and the QC25 for less than the QC35.
    Thanks for hearing me out.
  • I just want to understand what justifies the steep price of headphones in general. As technology becomes commonplace, and it can be copied or reproduced faster, I've always assumed that headphones will become more affordable (or reasonably priced). I'll stick to "cheaper" headphones and just blow the roof (at home) with my loud speakers :)
  • I can't speak to some of the other headphones, but Bose's prices, in a nutshell: The noise cancellation technology is tricky to implement, and they're one of the only good companies that does it, so they can charge a premium. Good audio drivers and hardware cost money Good build quality in the headphones cost money Good batteries cost money I don't know Bose's supply chain very well, but I'd imagine they're making something like a $50-$100 profit off these — which means they can't really cut the price by much without digging into their margins. Some day, we might see wireless noise-cancelling headphones for under $200... but not this year.
  • Thanks for the reply, Serenity, I really appreciate it. Investing in quality headphones makes sense, I guess... :)
  • The difference between Bose and cheap headphones is Bose designs, engineers and manufactures their own products whereas most other companies pay some Chinese company to mass produce their crap with target specifications. This is changing this year as Bose has sold their manufacturing facilities to a company called Flex that will take over their manufacturing operations to speed up their time to market. Bose will still be doing their own design and engineering though.
  • I have BOSE Wireless headphones- not this model, but one from last year. OMG THEY ARE THAT GOOD.
    Battery life is still as source of astonishment. The comfort is amazing. They are brilliant, efficient, and the sound quality is something amazing; I am listening to music in a way I haven't before, hearing notes and tones I had missed on other headphones. Sold, can never go back.
  • Looks like I may have just found my pair of wireless headphones. I wanted the B&O H8s but they are on ear and the H7s are on ear(which I want) but don't have noise cancelation. Looks like we have a winner.
  • I have just picked mine up and been working away with them on my melon for about four hours. They're comfortable, and so far I've hit TWO songs in four hours' worth of listening, with some base that sounds a bit dirty, and suspect it's the blowout being described. A mild-mannered (some banjo, guitar and vocals) song that highlights this issue well, is 'Blowin' in the Wind' by Habib Koite. It's noticeable down to about 25% volume. :( I wear spectacles and was hoping it was related to the sub-optimal seal, but I still experienced it when I took them off. I put my Apple earpods in, and it goes away. They handled it much better. Not good. Definitely an issue with the QC35s. Now I have to work out if stumbling across a song every now and then when this happens, outweighs the generally good sound, comfort, and noise cancelling qualities... or if it could be fixed with firmware. A lot of coin for something that's not 100%
    I expect flawless for that money (AUD $500)! I've never bought into the Bose hype previously, and this reaffirms my opinion/decision. :/
  • This is a two (maybe three) part 'problem' - that's been partly resolved. 1. My equaliser was on in Spotify (although no presets were selected).
    When I turned the equaliser off, it cleaned it up. 2. I think it was compression.
    2a. I've never had wireless headphones before If I connect the 3.5mm cord, much better, but still not quite perfect. I'll give them the weekend to make my mind up.
  • You could've just called Bose Customer Support and traded in your QC25's + $50 for new QC35's. They'll take trade-ins if you bought them within 90 days of the QC35 release date.
  • Actually, I might be better off with QC-25 and BTunes vs QC-35: I have CD quality Bluetooth 4.1 streaming w BTunes
    Replaceable AAA batteries w the Bose
    A Bluetooth module (BTunes) that I can use with my other wired headphones
  • That was my plan, until my pal Sarah said she'd buy my old ones off me. :)
  • I've had them for a few days using a 6s+ are any of you having the issue where it drops the connection and then 30 seconds later reconnects? It happens after about 20 minutes of listening. I'm taking them back in a few days but was hoping someone could tell me a way to stop it from happening.
  • I haven't, unfortunately. Definitely talk to Bose Support!
  • By "them" do you mean QC-35 or BTunes+ something?
  • QC35s
  • Hi Serenity, love your review! It's just about convinced me to get a pair of these for my birthday in a few weeks since I'm going to be doing a lot of air travel this coming year. I'm curious if you've had any issues over the past 1.5 months or if you'd recommend them just as enthusiastically? Thanks so much!
  • Just as enthusiastically. And my colleague, Michael Fisher, feels similarly:
  • Thanks so much! Really appreciate your advice and this community.
  • Before I purchased my QC25 I didn't pay much attention to the fact that you can connect 8 devices at the same time truly. This feature is awesome especially if you have more that one device with you.
  • Bought a pair of these to replace some QC25;s the ability to use bluetooth was the no brainer for me...absolutely faultless when used with iPhone/iPad but whist I ca get audio playback ok on the iMac, struggling to use these for FaceTime calls? In sound setting I'm seeing the sound being picked up on the mic monitor,...the issue is that the call starts connect then ends...anyone else tried and had a similar issue?
  • Yes!! I'm having the exact same issue. Did you resolve this?
  • Did you say, "The noise cancelling mic technology will always attempt to drown out the loud boss"?. LOL. I have my special edition QC25 and I love it. I may have to give it to the wife and get the QC35. Bluetooth can suffer from interference, and I need to test out the QC35 at higher volumes. Again, I don't listen to music too loud - learned my lesson at the Jethro Tull concert in Chicago during 1973. The one thing I would like to see is an automatic power shut down if no signal is received within a certain amount of time. I forget to turn it off and the battery suffers.
  • Can I use the wired connection to take calls? , At the time being I am using a creative headset which I can connect with 2 separate jack plugs, practically this can be connected to the PC or my phone at work supports headset connection. I would like to replace those with the QC35 and I wonder if I can connect the wired jack to the headphone port in my telephone and use the built in QC35 mic
  • You can't take the call with the provided cable, but you can get a QC25 cable for about $25 and it works perfectly with the QC35 for taking calls, adjusting volume, etc.
  • The bass distortion comes on when you listen to loud music with plenty of bass(decaf music) AND when the noise cancellation is active.If you turn off and use it directly wired you can turn every bass setting to max and you won't hear any distortion