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[Amazon.ca] Prime Day: Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM3 $299

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[Amazon.ca] Prime Day: Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM3 $299

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Even cheaper than yesterday?should I buy Bose QC35 II or this one
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zhige50 wrote: Even cheaper than yesterday?should I buy Bose QC35 II or this one
I have these ones and can vouch for them
Best ANC
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zhige50 wrote: Even cheaper than yesterday?should I buy Bose QC35 II or this one
Depends on what you value. I've had both so here is my opinion:
If you value sound and features: Sony's app has a lot customizations and an EQ. I also prefer the sound quality (livelier, bassier) on the Sony's.
ANC: I would say that they are both equal but I found that the Bose's generate a more noticeable pressure on my ears when ANC is active.
Bose is older than the Sony's which is why you get micro-USB charging.
Sony's have issues with the touchpad in cold weather - if you are going to wear them in the winter this might be an issue.
I haven't been able to test the mics but I read that Bose's tend to pick up more background noise.
Comfort: I felt that the comfort was better on the Bose's although the Sony's are no slouch in that department. YMMV.
Customer support from Bose is better.
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You don't need the new XM4 unless you need true multipoint bluetooth. This is more than good enough for most people
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I have these and love them. I believe Sony ahs fixed the cold weather issue, but cannot confirm. I never use mine outside, and when I do (for shoveling), I have a hood on so it doesn't really affect it. For those thinking of QC35 or these, check out the review for the QC35. The first one has a pretty good summary of the pros and cons of each.
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I tried them both side by side in a Best Buy Store before covid and the ANC on the XM3 was noticeably supérior to the QC35.
But the QC35 felt more comfortable, but I can't really confirm as I never wore them for a long period of time.
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I love Sony headphones and I think this is a good deal.
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alexlq wrote:
Sony's have issues with the touchpad in cold weather - if you are going to wear them in the winter this might be an issue.
Sony quietly fixed the cold weather issue on later builds. I bought these over the 2019 holiday season and never had any issues shoveling or walking around in bitterly cold conditions. Also, on forum boards like Reddit, I didn't see any complaints about cold weather issues the 2019/2020 winter. This post had a question about the cold weather and responses were positive for the issue being fixed:

https://www.reddit.com/r/sony/comments/ ... lems_with/
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I've owned these in the past and their sound quality and noise cancelling are both great. But they don't breathe at all, I find that if I take them out for any kind of light activity or even sitting around in them for an hour I get really sweaty fast.
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I hear mix things on the call quality for these....any opinions?
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Great price. Pulled the trigger, great for WFH.
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zhige50 wrote: Even cheaper than yesterday?should I buy Bose QC35 II or this one
I've owned both, and while I agree the Sony ANC is impressive, there are pros that make Bose the clear winner IMO:

1. Insanely more comfortable. You can wear the Bose for a full business day without needing to take them off. Sony is a much snugger fit. Comes down to preference, but longest duration I can wear the Sony's for is 2-3 hours. As someone alluded to here, I travelled a ton pre-pandemic and bought the Bose after seeing too many pairs to ignore in airports.

2. Bose's customer service blows Sony's non-existent service out of the water. They've sent me brand new Soundsport buds on multiple occasions, even where the fault was my own (I even told them I had put them in the washing machine...)
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I have the XM3s and they are outstanding! I chose these over Bose early last year.
That being said, the lack of 2 bluetooth connections is enraging having had that prior.

In hindsight, I'd go with the Bose QuietComfort IIs on amazon for 269.99 or refurb for 249.99.
(2) reasons; the comfort and the dual BT connections.
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