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Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones II
- Best-in-class noise cancellation
- Bulky, but immediately comfortable
- Reliable Bluetooth pairing
- Perfectly crisp sound for all but the most sensitive ears
We spoke with Alex Laughlin, an audio producer with BuzzFeed’s podcast team. In describing her commute with the Bose QuietComfort headphones, she said, “They’re so effective that I couldn’t hear anything around me. I only knew there was a train coming when I felt the vibrations in my body.” (Editor’s note: Commute in these responsibly!).
For those who prioritize comfort, rest assured that “comfort” is in this model’s name for a very good reason. The QuietComforts offer the most immediate sensation of the comfort of any luxury headphone, but what makes them truly outstanding is that they manage to remain comfortable (with varying degrees of good to excellent) after extended use. Style-conscious headphone shoppers might find that the QuietComforts are unable to match the design innovation that models like M&D deliver on, with their chic leather and metal details that complement — rather than overtake — your face. But that’s a comparably small price to pay for best-in-class noise cancellation and, oh yes, reliable Bluetooth pairing.