Detailed comparison between Sennheiser PXC 550-II VS Bose QuietComfort 35 II

Product
RANK #13
Sennheiser PXC 550-II

Sennheiser PXC 550-II

RANK #11
Bose QuietComfort 35 II

Bose QuietComfort 35 II

Price
Start at $154.99
Start at $187.0
Bottom Line
The Sennheiser PXC 550-II are a high-value pair of active noise cancelling (ANC) headphones. Listeners in need of a lightweight, effective ANC solution should get these. The companion application could use some work, but it’s functional and allows access to firmware updates. Listeners who don’t need easy access to their voice assistant, and who don’t care for AAC support may want to save by getting the first-generation PXC 550. Now with Google Assistant, Bose's latest pair of QuietComfort headphones, the QC35 II, is the best pair of wireless noise-canceling headphones you can buy.
Pros
  • Sound quality
  • Bluetooth multipoint support
  • Portable, comfortable design
  • Fast charging
  • Microphone quality
  • Good active noise cancellation
  • Good battery life
  • Very stable and comfortable fit
  • Very accurate bass and mid-range performance
  • Outstanding noise cancellation
  • Great sound quality
  • Extremely comfortable
  • Solid clarity for phone calls
  • Pairs with multiple devices at once
Cons
  • Easy to accidentally power the headset on/off
  • microUSB charging
  • Bose and Sony ANC is better
  • No sound customization options
  • No USB-C
  • Cable has no inline remote
Overall Rating
87.3%
Based on 5298 customer and expert reviews from 0 review sites and 32 stores
88.0%
Based on 287639 customer and expert reviews from 0 review sites and 106 stores
Comfort
93.8%
95.4%
Controls
91.7%
90.1%
Build Quality
91.6%
92.2%
Phone Calls
85.2%
88.8%
Noise Cancellation
87.9%
91.8%
Battery Life
90.5%
90.2%
Design
91.0%
89.1%
Sound Quality
89.2%
92.8%