Bose® QuietComfort® 35 wireless headphones II
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Bose® QuietComfort® 35 wireless headphones II - Dedicated button quickly brings up your Google Assistant
Crutchfield: Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II
Bose® QuietComfort® 35 wireless headphones II - Bose's top-flight noise cancellation can be manually adjusted
Our take on the Bose® QuietComfort® 35 wireless headphones II by Crutchfield's Jeff Miller
The Bose® QC® 35 II headphones feature a dedicated Google Assistant button on the left earcup, and music and call controls on the right earcup.
Sequel to an all-time classic
For the past two years, the original Bose® QuietComfort® 35 has been our best-selling pair of headphones. And it's easy to see why. They're light, comfortable Bluetooth 'phones that feature Bose's world-famous Acoustic Noise Cancelling® technology. This new version keeps everything I loved about the original and adds Google Assistant voice control.
A dedicated button pulls up Google Assistant from your smartphone, so you can control music, dictate texts, or ask questions. Just hit the button, and it is ready to go — no awkward delay. This even works with an iPhone® using the Google Assistant app.
Manually adjust your noise cancellation
The QuietComfort® 35 II's noise cancellation helps melt away travel noises like the drone of an airplane engine, allowing you to listen at a comfortable volume. If you spend a lot of time in the air, this can really help save a lot of stress on your ears.
But if you're in a quieter area, you can actually adjust the amount of noise cancellation to better match your surroundings. Download the free Bose® Connect app for Apple® or Android™ to choose the amount you need or want. Bose also lets you repurpose the Google Assistant button to toggle through levels of noise cancellation. I thought that was a cool touch — I'm a Google/Android™ guy, but I know it's not for everyone.
My hands-on impression
We have quite the atmosphere here at the Crutchfield offices: the faint thumping of speaker demos downstairs, co-worker debates on pop culture, spirited phone calls about the latest gear. It's all part of the charm of working at Crutchfield — but it's not always great when I'm on deadline. Whenever I flip on Bose's powerful noise cancellation, all those distractions wash away.
I had a very brief trial with this new version of the QC® 35 headphones, and I enjoyed the same first-class comfort and noise cancellation that I know and love from the original version.
The Google Assistant button worked seamlessly. What struck me most was that it kept track of my conversation. I didn't have to restart a new series of questions every time I hit the button. (That hasn't always been my experience when pressing and holding the "multi-function" button that brings up voice control on other headphones.)
Great-sounding, great-feeling travel accessory
You'll be pampered by the extra-plush earcups, which rest softly on your head. These headphones also fold at the earcups, so you can pack them into the included padded bag that zips up for easy transport.
Bose's top-flight noise cancellation can be manually adjusted
20 hours of wireless use with noise cancellation
The QC® 35 II headphones have a built-in rechargeable battery and include a charging cable. On a full charge, you can get up to 20 hours of wireless listening with noise cancellation on. A voice prompt tells you how much battery life you have left every time you power them on. It will also tell you when you're paired with your Bluetooth® device.
If you choose to plug in with the included audio cable, you can listen for up to 40 hours with noise cancellation. Even when the battery is fully drained, you can still listen to music without noise cancellation through the cable.
On-ear buttons and hands-free phone calls
There's rarely a reason to fish your phone out of your bag or pocket with these headphones. Want to change the song or adjust the volume? Use the buttons on the right earcup. And when someone calls, press the "Answer" button and talk hands free through the built-in mic.
If you prefer to use your device to control things, the Bose Connect app lets you connect the QC® 35 II to multiple Bluetooth-compatible devices simultaneously. If you're watching a video on your iPad®, you can seamlessly answer an incoming call from your smartphone, all wirelessly.
- lightweight, over-the-ear design
- built-in Bluetooth® for wireless music listening and phone calls
- NFC-compatible for one-touch pairing with compatible devices
- dedicated earcup button summons Google Assistant on your smartphone or tablet
- ask questions, dictate texts, and control music by voice
- available for Apple® and Android™
- active noise cancellation uses internal circuitry to block out external distractions
- manually adjust amount of noise cancellation to the level of external sound with optional Bose® Connect app
- Google Assistant button can be repurposed to toggle through levels of noise cancellation
- free, optional Bose® Connect app for Apple and Android offers seamless toggling between multiple Bluetooth devices
- manually toggle through three levels of noise cancellation
- rechargeable battery provides up to 20 hours of wireless use
- 40 hours of wired listening with noise cancellation (cable included)
- passive mode allows continued listening when the battery runs out (noise cancellation requires battery power)
- voice prompts provide information on battery life, device connection, and caller ID
- earcup buttons offer easy controls for music and calls
- built-in microphone for taking calls with an iPhone or Android phone
- USB charging cable included
- 47" detachable miniplug cable for wired listening
- soft padding on headband and earcups provide long-lasting comfort
- earcups rotate and fold for compact storage
- carrying case included
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Noise-canceling over-ear Bluetooth headphones (silver)
- 48" Audio cord (straight gold-plated 3.5mm on one end and a straight gold-plated 2.5mm sub-mini plug)
- 12" Micro USB charging cable
- Zippered carrying case
- Warranty Information/Registration card
- Important Safety Instructions
- Setup card
Super happy with these headphones. Battery life is great. Noise cancellation is wonderful except they don't block out my kids.
Anonymous, New Salisbury, IN
Bose® QuietComfort® 35 wireless headphones II Reviews
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Features and Specs
|Earcup Width x Height||3.018" x 3.816"|
|Mic For Taking Calls||Yes|
|Frequency Response||Not Given|
|1/4-inch Adapter Included||No|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Overview: The Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II feature exclusive Bose technologies to shut out the world around you to make your music sound better. These lightweight, around-the-ear headphones have soft ear cushions for a comfortable fit. The QC35 series II headphones have the Google Assistant built in, giving you voice control over many functions. You can easily connect the headphones with Bluetooth and NFC pairing. When you can't go wireless, you can plug the headphones into your smartphone, tablet, or other audio device, using the supplied 4' cable. The QC35s come with a rigid zippered carrying case.
Bluetooth/NFC: The QuietComfort 35 II features Bluetooth wireless technology that lets you listen to your favorite music and make phone calls free from wires. You can pair the headphones to your NFC-enabled device by simply touching the device to the NFC touchpoint on the right ear cup.
Bose Connect: The Bose Connect app makes it easy to connect to your Bluetooth devices, and switch between them whenever you desire. It improves your wireless experience by helping you pair your headphones to multiple devices by a simple swipe. You can also get software updates, product tips, and personalized settings from the app. The free Bose Connect app is available for download from the Apple App store for devices running iOS 9.0 or later, and from Google Play for devices running Android 5.0 and up.
Google Assistant: The Google Assistant can help you with many tasks, including making phone calls, playing music, and managing your day, all while leaving your phone in your pocket or purse. Pressing and holding the Action button gives you access to the Google Assistant. Using your voice, you can instruct the Google Assistant to dial someone in your contact list, play an artist or song in your music library, or turn the music down or up. The Google Assistant can read your emails and texts to you, remind you of appointments, and can get you answers to questions through the Google search engine. The Google Assistant is available on eligible Android 5.0 devices or later (works on Lollipop, Marshmallow, and Nougat Android phones with Google Play Services). The Google Assistant app must be downloaded on iOS devices.
On-board Headphone Controls: The QC35 wireless headphones IIs feature a 3-button control panel on the bottom of the right ear cup. The outer buttons control volume up and volume down, while the center button has multiple functions. When listening to music, the multi-function button controls play/pause, skip forward/backward, and fast forward/rewind. The button also lets you answer, end, or reject a call. The controls work with both most iOS and Android devices.
Voice Prompts: Voice Prompts in the headphones guide you through the Bluetooth pairing process, powering on and off, and for battery status updates. The Voice Prompts can be heard in English, Spanish, French, German, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, and Dutch. Other languages may be available for download through the Bose Updater app.
Active Noise Cancelling: The Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II offer significant noise reduction to eliminate much of the outside noise, so you can concentrate on your music, movies, and videos. The soft ear cups acoustically seal out noise. Microphones located inside and outside of each ear cup continually measure, compare, and react to outside noise. The proprietary noise cancellation circuitry then sends an equal and opposite signal to the ear cup's speakers to cancel out the noise. The circuitry also goes the extra mile to eliminate the soft hiss that occurs with most electronics. You can use Active Noise Cancelling at any time; with or without Bluetooth, or even while you're not listening to music. Using the Action Button or the Google Assistant, you can set the level of Noise Cancelling that's just right for you.
Battery Powered: The headphones have a built-in Lithium-ion rechargeable battery, which powers both Bluetooth and Active Noise Cancellation. The battery charges in about 2 hours via the supplied Micro USB cable. A fully charged battery will power the headphones for up to 20 hours when connected wirelessly (Bluetooth and ANC), and up to 40 hours when connected with the headphone cable (ANC only). An LED battery indicator on the right ear cup shows the charging status. When the battery is depleted, you can still listen to music by plugging in the supplied 48" cable.
Note: The built-in battery is not user replaceable.
High Quality Materials: The Bose QC35 wireless headphones II are crafted with premium materials for lightweight comfort and durability. The ear cups are molded with glass-filled nylon instead of plastic for a lightweight feel and for strength. The stainless steel headband springs and pivots are built to last for years. The headband is wrapped with Alcantara, like you'll find in prestigious automobiles and luxury yachts. The ear cushions are made of synthetic protein leather with a silicone bead to passively block external noise.
Folding Ear Cups: The QC35s feature hinged ear cups that fold and rotate for compact storage in the supplied carrying case.
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Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II updates their classic noise-canceling headphones with a helpful Google Assistant button for getting things done hands-free.
Why did you buy this?
Stylish, good battery time, good noise cancelling reviews [ Gennadii Aug 12, 2018 ]
My Bose headphones are great for riding on San Francisco's very loud BART trains. [ Randall Aug 06, 2018 ]
Flying commercial more, and the wired version does well but wire gets in the way. Plus the new phone needs an adapter [ T Aug 01, 2018 ]
Brand recognition, I own other Bose products, and have been extremely happy with them. [ J Aug 01, 2018 ]
Tried a pair at a friends... really liked them. [ Mark Jul 24, 2018 ]
Best reviewed active noise cancellation headset for the price on the market. [ JAMES Jul 22, 2018 ]
Friends highly recommended this product. 3 of them have purchased this same model in the last year. All 3 recommended this vs. Beats by Dre [ Carlos Jul 11, 2018 ]
Of now I have heard that these headphones are one of the top three music headphones. Also "I LIKE TURTLES!"+-_-! [ Jaret Jul 04, 2018 ]
I'm not the type to listen to critics and hype about products, but when I used my friend's headphones and compared with my generic Walmart headphones, there was significant difference that I enjoyed. [ Stephen Jun 27, 2018 ]
Reputation+ reviews [ Peggy Jun 25, 2018 ]
Bose reputation, this model's long standing reputation and the ability to have a top notch item designed for this purpose. [ Peter J. Jun 19, 2018 ]
Wanted a headset and being a BOSE fan, there was no other choice. [ Shaurya Jun 13, 2018 ]
Reputable brand and it met both requirements( noise canceling, wireless) [ Hassan May 30, 2018 ]
Great reviews about noise cancellation and head comfort. Would have preferred less cost, but finally bit the bullet and decided to go with Bose. [ SANJOY May 22, 2018 ]
i have 2 bose 901 and 4 bose301,7 years old and still great. [ B May 19, 2018 ]
I have owned two other pair of Bose headphones, none have been wireless. [ Eric B. May 18, 2018 ]
I watched a lot of YouTube videos and the reviews were outstanding. [ Michael May 16, 2018 ]
On line reviews [ Eric May 02, 2018 ]
comfort and quality of sound [ Jose Apr 29, 2018 ]
got the best ratings and reviews [ DAVID A A Apr 27, 2018 ]
Previous experience with Bose products [ Gary Mason Apr 07, 2018 ]
seems to be best fit for my needs and current technology is good. [ R Apr 06, 2018 ]
Bose is nothing but best in sound quality. [ Stafford Mar 28, 2018 ]
Reviews noted these to be the most comfortable noise cancelling headphones. I have B&W P7 non-noise cancelling headphones and while they sound nice, they become uncomfortable for me after wearing them for a while. I thought any headphone would offer some passive noise reduction, but they really don't to any noticeable extent, especially on a plane. So I chose these because they were reviewed to be the most comfortable and to have excellent noise cancelling. I am excited to try them! [ David Mar 15, 2018 ]
I googled and was stated to have best noise cancellation, plus my dad loves bose equipment. [ Marisol Mar 06, 2018 ]
Because they are Bose there products are always great!!! [ Louis Mar 03, 2018 ]
I have the Bose QuietComfort 15 that I purchased about 7 years ago. They work great for the noise cancelling and I have never had a problem with them. I am purchasing the QC35ii for a birthday gift for my son. We have other Bose products and have always been happy with their performance and quality. [ Lee Mar 02, 2018 ]
The Bose reputation along with the excellent reviews. [ Kerry Feb 24, 2018 ]
Because Dan Minahan is a beast, a scholar, a gentleman but also a Wahoo ....and we all have faults [ JOSEPH Feb 15, 2018 ]
Best value for the money. [ Stanley Feb 14, 2018 ]
I have a wired pair been using 7 plus years and they still sound great so i expect these to be just as good [ Donald Feb 11, 2018 ]
As an engineer who occasionally travels, my gadgets need to have a dual purpose...headphones, Bluetooth headset, plus noise canceling...plus it's Bose! [ Wayne Feb 11, 2018 ]
For comfortable flying long distances [ Colin Feb 04, 2018 ]
Prior experience with product and Bose reputation [ WALLACE Feb 04, 2018 ]
Replacing older non-bluetooth Bose headphones. [ Andrew Jan 29, 2018 ]
Great reviews and I already own the Bose Soundsport. [ Jatan Jan 15, 2018 ]
Bought a pair for my daughter and liked the wireless and noise-cancelling so much I got a pair for myself! [ mary Jan 10, 2018 ]
i have the same model for myself. [ John Jan 05, 2018 ]
I have a pair and I wanted to give the same to my grandaughters. [ John Jan 05, 2018 ]
sUPPOSED TO BE THE BEST. [ John Dec 29, 2017 ]
Everything I need all in one [ Bryan A. Dec 29, 2017 ]
Need the BEST noise cancellation ("NC") headphones for frequent airline travel. I own three less expensive NC cans and did a lot of research and reading reviews before placing order. Crutchfield video presented by JR on the QC35 was great and helpful. [ Christopher Dec 27, 2017 ]
I trust Bose for all electronics equipment. [ octavio Dec 23, 2017 ]
For travel. [ Derek Dec 22, 2017 ]
Best audio w/comfort. You just sit and listen for hours. Bass sound is robust. Mid-range and high sounds impeccable. Better than live. [ Francisco Dec 21, 2017 ]
They were the best at eliminating noise and had a better fit than other headphones. [ Frank Dec 16, 2017 ]
I lost my QC 25s and time to upgrade. [ Charles A. Dec 16, 2017 ]
I chose this product because of its outstanding reputation. I chose to order it from Crutchfield because of my complete satisfaction with them for over 40 years extending back to the early days of after-market car stereo. [ James Dec 13, 2017 ]
The kids say it is the best noise canc for school [ edward Dec 11, 2017 ]
On my son's Christmas list. [ Donald Nov 30, 2017 ]
Positive reviews and no risk return policy. [ Steven Nov 27, 2017 ]
Have the 15's and 25's and love them. Looking forward to wireless. [ David Nov 25, 2017 ]
Crutchfield- fast and reliable. [ Allen Nov 25, 2017 ]
Features - Noise cancelling, bluetooth and wired [ Daniel Nov 24, 2017 ]
Previous experience with Bose headphone. It was a very good product so I want to have another one with newer technique. Strongly recommend! [ Myoung Nov 23, 2017 ]
Hello! everyone. Have a blessed Thanksgiving. I picked up that items coz i have Quiet 15 and i really love it not because of the sound but exceptionally good. [ Melchor Nov 22, 2017 ]
Product Quality [ Axel Vera Nov 21, 2017 ]
I bought the series 1 for my husband for his birthday. My son like them so much I decided to buy them as a Christmas gift for him. [ Jamie Nov 20, 2017 ]
My QC15 Bose stopped working! [ Allen Nov 05, 2017 ]
Looking for a noise canceling headphone and heard and read great reviews. [ JOHN Nov 04, 2017 ]
Have bought Bose noise cancelling headphones since they cam onto market. Always pleased with their products. [ Thomas Nov 03, 2017 ]
positive reviews - really wanted noise cancelling [ Grant Oct 27, 2017 ]
Update for my old Bose QC 15 headphones - the 35 is wireless, has longer battery life, more comfortable, etc. [ Richard Oct 17, 2017 ]
previous had headphones from bose [ RALPH Oct 11, 2017 ]
Extra features - Google Assistant button on ear cup along with ability to vary level of noise canceling [ Dean Oct 05, 2017 ]
Been looking at these for some time. LOVE Bose. Have ear buds.. Wonderful. Can't resist with the price drop!!!! [ Shally Aug 12, 2018 ]
Price and quality of product. [ Nisu Aug 12, 2018 ]
Very Happy Bose and Crutchfield Customer [ Peter Aug 12, 2018 ]
Bose reputation [ Andrew Aug 10, 2018 ]
My wife wanted silver. [ JAMES Jul 22, 2018 ]
My husband has this product and likes it very much so he ordered it for me. [ Olive Carmel Jun 17, 2018 ]
Because of the reviews and features [ Shelve Jun 08, 2018 ]
Because of the reviews [ 277028 Jun 03, 2018 ]
I have the Bose and wanted a pair for my wife for when we fly together. [ Stephen May 08, 2018 ]
I want the best. [ Maje Apr 05, 2018 ]
From Lori's recommendation. [ Jason Mar 27, 2018 ]
I read excellent reviews on CNET and saw several videos from consumers on YouTube. Everybody liked them [ Marienyc2 Mar 16, 2018 ]
Reviews were positive. Need over the ear and specs for sound, comfort, battery life, and noise cancellation seemed perfect. [ JAMES Mar 12, 2018 ]
Comfort and Noise Cancellation. [ PETER Feb 26, 2018 ]
Best value for the money. [ Stanley Feb 14, 2018 ]
the best!! [ BRYAN Jan 30, 2018 ]
GREAT PRODUCT NO TAX [ ERIK Dec 19, 2017 ]
Own other Bose products, Bose reputation. [ Thomas Dec 13, 2017 ]
I work in a noisy office. I also work from home. I am concerned about my hearing and I need to be free of distractions. I tried this product at a local Big Box retailer. The Bose sound was much cleaner than the Sony and Beats. [ Michael Dec 11, 2017 ]
I have the Bose Noise cancellation headphones for the last 10 years. We will be traveling a lot and I thought it would make a nice early Christmas gift for my wife. I have no doubt about the quality of the product and am excited for my wife. She will get all the upgrades such as wireless listening, Google assistant applications, etc.! [ Arturo Dec 11, 2017 ]
I was introduced to the product via your late holiday 2017 mailer, made my final decision when I watched the product video on your product page. [ COOL Dec 11, 2017 ]
it was very expensive so assumed it must be good plus I had rewards points with Crutchfield [ T-bone Dec 10, 2017 ]
Best on market [ JEFFREY Dec 07, 2017 ]
For a college student who needs quiet to study but also to enjoy music. The versatility of being wireless or wired is very useful. [ J Dec 07, 2017 ]
Because they are badass. I already have a pair. Christmas gift for my Dad. [ HOLLY Dec 01, 2017 ]
I hope it will provide comfortable noise canceling listening and call answering [ GARY Dec 01, 2017 ]
After doing a lot of reading I felt that these would work best for me. Watching TV, etc. [ Malcolm Nov 27, 2017 ]
Wife wanted them [ THOMAS Nov 27, 2017 ]
went to best buy, and they sounded the best. [ Michael Nov 22, 2017 ]
I LOVE THESE HEADPHONES [ JESSENIA Nov 16, 2017 ]
researched and listened at a bestbuy store then bought from you [ H Nov 06, 2017 ]
Wired and wireless operation with noise cancellation [ Geoff Oct 27, 2017 ]
4 questions already asked
If nothing is plugged into them it should only say it's connected once [ CAREY Jun 27, 2018 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. [ Krissy Jun 27, 2018 ] Staff
I'm afraid the built-in battery is not user replaceable. For more details or to discuss further please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks :) [ Larry May 29, 2018 ] Staff
That TV has Bluetooth output so it can link up wirelessly to any Bluetooth headphones. The Bose headphones do have Bluetooth so yes it could link up to your TV. [ CJ Feb 16, 2018 ]
Pretty sure it will. I have Samsung TVs connected to my headphones. These things are great! [ Dean Feb 16, 2018 ]
1 answer Do these headphones work with Skype for Business? I want to replace the USB connected Plantronics headset I we currently use. My company uses Skype for Business as our phone system. We have removed the old PBX system. We have computer connections and actual Skype phone numbers. [ John Feb 19, 2018 ]
You can use either Bluetooth or the included 3.5mm male-to-male stereo audio cable to connect it to your computer. If Skype for Business uses your computer & it's audio card, then I would think that the Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II would work for your purpose. If your computer does not have Bluetooth, you would have to use the 3.5mm male-to-male stereo audio cable. [ Lawrence Feb 19, 2018 ]
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