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We spent 40+ years of research in pursuit of the best noise cancellation in the world. Then we obsessed about making it wireless. The result: QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones. Free yourself from wires and connect easily to your devices with Bluetooth® and NFC pairing. Volume-optimized EQ gives you balanced audio at any level, while a noise-rejecting dual-microphone system provides clear calls, even in windy and noisy environments. These are our best headphones. In making them wireless, we had one goal: seamlessly merge Bluetooth and our Acoustic Noise Cancelling technology together with no compromise to the technologies or the audio performance we’re known for. Try them for yourself—then try to live without them.
You turn them on, and noise instantly fades away. Your favorite songs soar to new heights, sounding so rich and clear you might feel like you’re hearing them for the very first time. It’s magical to the ear—but it’s not magic. It’s the precise arrangement of microphones inside and outside the earcups. It’s proprietary electronics that continuously measure, compare and react to outside noises. And it’s the electronics sending an equal and opposite signal to the earcups’ speakers to cancel those noises. All so you can enjoy the music you love—or the silence you need.
It’s thought that battery life suffers with wireless headphones. We changed that way of thinking. How? By customizing the size and shape of our lithium ion battery to optimize the space available in the earcup—all without compromising fit or comfort. You now enjoy up to 20 hours while using the headphones wirelessly, a significant duration for wireless headphones. You also get up to 40 hours for wired use.
The electronic noise floor is another obsession for us. A headphones’ noise floor is that soft hiss you might hear when listening in quiet environments. Because that noise is measurable, we continuously tweaked the electronics in QC35 headphones until that soft hiss became virtually undetectable.
Materials matter. That’s why the QC35 headband isn’t just soft, it’s luxurious. Wrapped in Alcantara®—the soft covering material used by prestigious international companies in various applications, like yachts and high-end automobiles—it provides a welcome comfort designed for all-day listening. The ear cushions are manufactured from a synthetic protein leather and contain a silicone bead for passive noise reduction.
The perception is lightweight headphones are made of plastic and easily broken. So we don’t use plastic. We use glass filled nylon that provides for a lightweight feel but a high level of durability. These headphones also have strong finishing touches. Stainless steel is used for the headband spring and pivots to ensure the headphones are durable enough for everyday use.
Connecting to Bluetooth devices and switching between them—say, from your iPad to iPhone when a call comes in—is now delightfully easy. The free Bose Connect app manages all connections with an intuitive graphic interface. Once paired with multiple devices, the headphones will switch between them automatically whenever you want. The app also provides software updates, product tips and even lets you personalize your settings.