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Today we have picked up two leading brands, compared Sony Vs. Bose wireless headphones from the same segment, and compared each other for a clear picture.

Sony Vs. Bose Wireless Headphones Comparison Review

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This is my take on Sony Vs. Bose wireless headphones comparison.

The market is filled with numerous brands and that often makes it confusing for us to make a choice when we want to buy something. And the electronic market often poses this dilemma as to which brand to look for especially when it comes to choosing long lasting wireless headphone for daily use.

Considering this confusion, today we have picked up two leading brands, compared Sony Vs. Bose wireless headphones from the same segment, and compared each other for a clear picture. This will help you in making an easy choice over a quality wireless headphone in the end.

Sony WH1000XM3 vs. Bose QC35 II

The first in the list is the legendary Sony WH1000XM3 and its rival from the same segment Bose QC35 II.

Sony WH1000XM3

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Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM3: Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headphones with Mic and Alexa voice control - Industry Leading Active Noise Cancellation - Black
  • DIGITAL NOISE CANCELING: Industry leading ANC lends a personalized, virtually soundproof experience
  • VOICE ASSISTANT: Alexa enabled for voice access to music, information and more. Activate with a simple touch
  • QUICK ATTENTION MODE: Cover the right ear cup to turn down your music for instant, easy conversation
  • SMART LISTENING: Adjusts the ambient sound to your activity to give you the best noise cancellation
  • TOUCH CONTROLS: Control music tracks and volume, activate your voice assistant and take phone calls

The Sony WH1000XM3 offers incredible sound and has the one of the best active noise cancellation of any of the headphones available in the market with its noise-canceling chip, the QN1. These headphones offer a neat cocoon of silence and you can enjoy your music with incredible clarity. With a slightly deeper earcups, the Sony WH1000XM3 has more padding on this model, reduced weight, which has brought the comfort level closer to the competing Bose QuietComfort 35 II.

Sony 1000XM3 has 30 hours of battery life and can be charged using a USB-C. I am mentioning the sound quality as the last aspect because, there is nothing much to say on it. As usual, the sound is magical and has a dynamic persona to its audio delivery; which has remained the same like its previous models, arguably better in this one. Unlike the neutral-sounding headphones that audiophiles like, this headphone comes with some depth that is clear even in crowded streets.

Bose QC 35 II

Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Noise-Cancelling, with Alexa voice control, enabled with Bose AR - Black
  • Three levels of world-class noise cancellation for better listening experience in any environment
  • Alexa-enabled for voice access to music, information, and more. USB cable:30.5 cm
  • Noise-rejecting dual-microphone system for clear sound and voice pick-up
  • Hassle-free Bluetooth pairing, personalized settings, access to future updates, and more through the Bose connect app
  • Enabled with Bose AR - an innovative, audio-only version of augmented reality - Through a firmware update via the Bose connect app.

Bose QC series do not any special introduction; they have created a huge market and loyal fan following by itself. The astounding quality of the brand is the reason why every headphone released in the market is hurled towards other brands for comparison.

Bose QC 35 II has the same comfortable fit, high-end noise cancelling, identical controls on the right ear cup and the same battery life at up to 20 hours in wireless mode with noise cancelling on. If the battery runs out, use the headphone in passive mode and still it will sound pretty good. The Bose well-balanced with plenty of punch to the bass and sounds comparatively excellent for a Bluetooth headphone. Though Sony has caught up to the sound quality with its active Noise cancellation, Bose remains unshaken with is consistent audio delivery. The new voice-assistant feature is an appreciable thing and people will frequently use. Although, there are some limitations with Amazon’s Alexa voice-assistant, it is evolving and acquiring new skills and will get better over time.

BrandSonyBose
ModelWH1000X3QC35 II
DesignFit StyleFit Style
FitOver-the-earOver-the-ear
EarcupClosedClosed
Driver40 mm –
Noise CancellationActive Noise CancellingAcoustic Noise Cancelling
In Built MicYesYes
Quick chargingYesNo
Play timeupto 30 hoursupto 20 hours
Type of USBUSB Type-CmicroUSB
InputsStereo Mini Jack
EqualizerCustomizable EQVolume Optimized EQ
Bluetooth Version4.14.1
Bluetooth Range30 ft 9 m30 ft 9 m
Virtual AssistantVia connected phone (Google Assistant and Siri)Built-in (Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa)
Included in the boxCarry case with cableCarry Case

 

Sony – MDR-XB950B1 vs. Bose SoundLink Around-Ear II

Sony – MDR-XB950B1

Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones with App Control - Black (Renewed)
  • This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box. Only select sellers who maintain a high performance bar may offer Certified Refurbished products on Amazon.com
  • Feel the power of EXTRA BASS. Connectivity Technology: Wireless
  • High quality wireless audio with Bluetooth and NFC
  • Optimize your sound settings with the Sony Headphones Connect app
  • Enjoy broad frequency response

The Sony MDR-XB950B1 is a decent pair of wireless headphones having a sturdy, premium-looking design. Their audio delivery is bass-heavy and feels a little out-of-the-box. The Headphones Connect app allows you to control the EQ setting for critical listeners.

The MDR-XB950B1 isolates noise passively and keeps you aware of the surroundings too. We also noticed that they do not leak sound, so you are the only person listening to the audio. The battery life is above average at 20 hours of continuous playback and comes with NFC support.

Briefly, the Sony MDR-XB950B1 is a well-built and premium looking headphone with a long battery life and a great range. The sound is a little bass oriented and can overpower instruments and vocals but still feels good.

Bose SoundLink Around-Ear II

The Bose SoundLink Around-Ear II is an above-average headphones with a well-balanced sound profile. They are lightweight, comfortable, easy to use with straightforward controls and an ergonomic design.

The Bose SoundLink Around-Ear II don’t apply too much pressure to your head with soft padding and is combined with a lightweight design. It has an efficient control scheme with call/music, track-skipping, and volume controls. They create a good seal around your ears with an excellent, deep, and punchy bass, a clear and nearly flawless mid-range, and a good and well-balanced treble.

The SoundLink II isolates noise passively providing a decent seal to prevent high-frequency noise from entering your audio. They have a good 20hr battery life adjustable timer that helps prolong the battery life.

BrandSonyBose
ModelMDR-XB950B1SoundLink II
DesignFit StyleFit Style
FitOver-the-earOver-the-ear
EarcupClosedClosed
Driver40 mm
Noise CancellationPassivePassive
In Built MicYesYes
Charging Time4 Hours2.5 hours
Play timeupto 18 hoursUpto 20 hours
Type of USBUSB Type-CMicro USB
Inputs3.5 mm audio jack3.5 mm audio jack
EqualizerCustomizable EQCustomizable EQ
Bluetooth Version4.14.0
Bluetooth Range30 ft43 ft
Virtual Assistant
Included in the boxUSB CableCarry case

 

Sony WH-CH700N vs. Bose QC25

Sony WH-CH700N

Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones with App Control - Black (Renewed)
  • This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box. Only select sellers who maintain a high performance bar may offer Certified Refurbished products on Amazon.com
  • Feel the power of EXTRA BASS. Connectivity Technology: Wireless
  • High quality wireless audio with Bluetooth and NFC
  • Optimize your sound settings with the Sony Headphones Connect app
  • Enjoy broad frequency response

The Sony WH-CH700N is an improved redesign of the Sony MDR-ZX770BN with better app support and customization options. They are lightweight, comfortable, easy-to-use, with good build quality and sub-par noise canceling.

The padding on the ear cups is softer with swiveling hinges with a good control scheme that provides all the necessary functions. They are not too tight on the head and the ear cups are large enough to fit most ears and have well-designed buttons are located on the bottom of the ear cups.

These headphones come with 1/8″ TRS audio cable and a USB charging cable. They have profound thump, well-balanced bass, balanced treble and even mid-range for vocals and instruments. The isolation performance is sub-par and has an excellent battery life, easily lasting a day. The Sony WH-CH700N have a great wireless range and can easily pair with mobile devices via NFC. Overall, with a good mixed usage headphone with an above-average sound quality and a decently comfortable design, the Sony WH-CH700N does not disappoint.

Bose QC25

Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones for Apple devices - Black (Wired 3.5mm)
  • Apple compatible devices Applies to: QC 25 noise cancelling headphones Apple devices The remote and mic are compatible with the following Apple devices: iPhone 3GS or later iPad iPod touch 2nd generation or later iPod classic 120GB, 160GB iPod nano 4th generation or later
  • Deep, powerful sound for the music you love
  • Lightweight, comfortable around ear fit you can wear all day long
  • Control your music and calls on Apple devices with inline mic/remote

The Bose QuietComfort 25 has excellent noise canceling, are lightweight and have a comfortable over-ear design. They have light and soft padded ear cups with flexible headband that provides a good seal. The decently large and spacious ear cups fit well on most ears. The Bose QC 25 has a simple control scheme with even spaced buttons, which includes track-skipping, call/music, and volume controls that are easy to locate by touch.

The QC 25 comes with one 1/8″ TRRS to 1/16″TRRS audio cable with an in-line remote. The drivers are closed-back over-ear headphones with a well-balanced and deep bass, adequate thump and do not overpower vocals and other instruments. They are also consistent in delivering bass and treble across multiple users with good harmonic distortion. With the ANC ‘ON’, the QC 25 works brilliantly and gives you one of the best sound qualities even in crowded subways.

BrandSonyBose
ModelWH-CH700NBose QC28
DesignFit StyleFit Style
FitOver-the-earOver-the-ear
EarcupClosedClosed
Driver40 mm
Noise CancellationActiveActive
In Built MicYesYes
Charging Time6.2 hoursN/A
Play time35 hours33 hours
Type of USBUSB Type-CMicro USB
Inputs3.5 mm audio jack3.5 mm audio jack
EqualizerPreset Equalizer
Bluetooth Version4.1
Bluetooth Range
Virtual Assistant
Included in the boxCarry Case

 

Sony WI-C300 vs. Bose Citron

Sony WI-C300

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Sony WI-C300 Wireless In-Ear Headphones, Black (WIC300/B)
  • Easy BLUETOOTH connectivity with NFC One-touch
  • Up to 8 hours of battery life
  • 9mm neodymium drivers for dynamic sound
  • Comfortable behind-the-neck style
  • Smartphone compatible with hands-free calling and voice assistant

The Sony WI-C300 has a simple and easy-to-use design, are compact enough to fit in pockets and sufficiently stable for running and other sports. The sound is moderately well-balanced comfortable to wear and very breathable. The control scheme is a fairly simple and has a bulky module on the back of the cable which can be a bit bothersome when working out.  The Sony WI-C300 has small earbuds with an additional compartment to house the battery.

The WI-C300 have a decent build quality with thin cables, a plastic in-line remote and have speakers that deliver a good and punchy bass, an even mid-range, and a well-balanced treble. The Sony WI-C300 has a good noise isolation performance but still rumbling noise of a subway or train may seep into the audio while commuting. They barely leak even at high volumes so the ambient noise can be masked by just turning the volume up. Battery life is of about 8 hours and last long enough for a full day’s use with breaks in between, ideally like a commuter uses.

Overall, the Sony WI-C300 is a basic wireless in-ear decent enough for most use cases that has moderately balanced sound, a decent battery life and wireless range, and a simple design that’s easy to use but doesn’t have the best feedback. Something that you can  use in your daily life with a satisfactory performance.

Bose Citron

Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones - Citron
  • Bose active EQ provides balanced audio at any volume. Connectivity Technology: Wireless
  • Wireless convenience, with easy Bluetooth and NFC pairing aided by voice prompts
  • Exclusive Stay Hear and tips keep the headphones comfortably in place during workouts
  • Sweat and weather resistance for reliability while exercising
  • Up to 6 hours battery life per charge

The Bose Citron SoundSport Wireless is comfortable, compact and sufficiently breathable for a workout session. They have an above-average sound, a decent battery life and a good wireless range.

To the basic user, the Bose SoundSport Wireless is a well-designed wireless earbud pair. They have a comfortable fit and are more suitable for runners because they are lightweight and stable for most sports activities. The built is decent though they are a little bulky and protrude out of your ears.

The sleek sporty aesthetic in-ear headphones have a comfortable earbud tip design and an above-average control scheme. They provide call/music, track skipping, and volume controls, which are large and heavily rubberized to make them sweat proof.

The Citron has a very good and deep bass, an excellent mid-range, and a very good and well-balanced treble. They also perform quite consistently from person to person given a good fit/seal, and have low distortion. However, like most other earbuds, they don’t have a large and out-of-head soundstage.

The Bose Citron SoundSport Wireless isolates noise passively which means joggers will be able to hear traffic while running which seems a good idea while running through a park or crowded street. They do not support multi-pairing, support NFC, which makes them a bit easier to pair with smartphones and they have a great range for a wireless in-ear/earbud. Generally, the Citron is a good sports headphone with an above-average sound and a comfortable earbud fit. They are one of the best sounding wireless earbuds and best wireless earbuds for running with a good compact wireless range and decent build quality.

BrandSonyBose
ModelWI-C300Citron 
DesignFit StyleFit Style
FitIn-earIn-ear
EarcupClosedClosed
DriverN/AN/A
Noise CancellationPassivePassive
In Built MicYesYes
Charging Time2 hours1.5 hours
Play time8 hours6 hours
Type of USBType BMicro USB
Inputs
Equalizer
Bluetooth Version4.24.0
Bluetooth Range35 ft40 ft
Virtual Assistant
Included in the boxUSB cableCarry case with USB cable

 

Here we have tried to draw a comparison between some of the best wireless headphones between Sony and Bose from the same segment. This will help you in deciding the type of headphones you would like to choose while buying one.

Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM3: Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headphones with Mic and Alexa voice control - Industry Leading Active Noise Cancellation - Black
Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Noise-Cancelling, with Alexa voice control, enabled with Bose AR - Black
Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones with App Control - Black (Renewed)
Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones for Apple devices - Black (Wired 3.5mm)
Sony WI-C300 Wireless In-Ear Headphones, Black (WIC300/B)
Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones - Citron
Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM3: Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headphones with Mic and Alexa voice control - Industry Leading Active Noise Cancellation - Black
Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Noise-Cancelling, with Alexa voice control, enabled with Bose AR - Black
Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones with App Control - Black (Renewed)
Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones for Apple devices - Black (Wired 3.5mm)
Sony WI-C300 Wireless In-Ear Headphones, Black (WIC300/B)
Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones - Citron
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$348.00
$349.00
$89.99
$149.99
from $38.96
$99.00
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Industry Leading Active Noise Cancellation
Noise-Cancelling
EXTRA BASS High quality
QC 25 noise cancelling headphones
Comfortable behind-the-neck style
Sweat and weather resistance for reliability while exercising
30 Hrs
20 Hrs
18 Hrs
Advanced noise reduction technology
8 Hrs
6 Hrs
Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM3: Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headphones with Mic and Alexa voice control - Industry Leading Active Noise Cancellation - Black
Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM3: Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headphones with Mic and Alexa voice control - Industry Leading Active Noise Cancellation - Black
$348.00
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Industry Leading Active Noise Cancellation
30 Hrs
Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Noise-Cancelling, with Alexa voice control, enabled with Bose AR - Black
Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Noise-Cancelling, with Alexa voice control, enabled with Bose AR - Black
$349.00
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Noise-Cancelling
20 Hrs
Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones with App Control - Black (Renewed)
Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones with App Control - Black (Renewed)
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$89.99
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EXTRA BASS High quality
18 Hrs
Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones for Apple devices - Black (Wired 3.5mm)
Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones for Apple devices - Black (Wired 3.5mm)
$149.99
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QC 25 noise cancelling headphones
Advanced noise reduction technology
Sony WI-C300 Wireless In-Ear Headphones, Black (WIC300/B)
Sony WI-C300 Wireless In-Ear Headphones, Black (WIC300/B)
from $38.96
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Comfortable behind-the-neck style
8 Hrs
Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones - Citron
Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones - Citron
$99.00
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Sweat and weather resistance for reliability while exercising
6 Hrs

Since Bose and Sony happen to be premium brands, it is worth noting all the minute details and the technology used to provide a good value for money. Hope you like the list we have pulled. Do test some of these and let us know your views too. We will be back with new updates, until then, Goodbye.

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