Which wireless headphones should I get?

LIVEFRMNYC

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I'm stuck between these three.

Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony WH1000XM3
Sennheiser Momentum 2

Will be used mostly for my Desktop PC and MBP, but occasional use for travel as well.
 

ipponrg

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I'm stuck between these three.

Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony WH1000XM3
Sennheiser Momentum 2

Will be used mostly for my Desktop PC and MBP, but occasional use for travel as well.
Easy answer. The Sonys. The BOSE has decent ANC tech but the sound fidelity is imo worse than Sony or even the Momentum. I had the original Momentum, and it is a very fun headphone for casual listening.

I don’t know how good sennheiser’s anc is
 
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mikzn

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Yeah another vote for the sony WH1000XM3

I have 2 pairs of the Bose QuietComfort 35's wired and wireless - the wireless are awesome and I am very happy with both Bose headphones

That said, I find the Sony a bit louder and just as good or better than the Bose in terms of comfort and quality.
 
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Fravin

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Why don't you try Beats Solo Wireless3?

For BlueTooth Audio I don't think like I do for jacked audio.

When jacked, the headphone choice is per audio performance pedriod.
BlueTooth Audio brings connection quality, battery life and endurance to the same importance as output.
I have tried a lot of BT Headphones until I got a Beats Solo Wireless3. I've tried Sony's, Bose's, JBL's, Sennheiser's... All of then does a good job when you are listening alone in your bedroom, with the source next to you. When you are in a crouded place, BlueTooth goes crazy, no matter what sound source do you get.

Sincerely I almost have gave it up. I think music is an important driver in my work. Listen hard to work hard. And a gap by connective issues can break the mood.

So, I would suggest you to think in connection first. Then you move for the output.

I have tried all 3 HP you have listed. Sennheiser Momentum 2 outputs better. But the connection is tricky, you will be using it jacked!

Make a trip to the closest Apple Store and get one of those fancy Beats Solo Wireless3. Their output isn't as gorgeous, bu the connection is solid as rock! The w1 chip makes everything looks outdated. Trust me.
 

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I've tried Sony's, Bose's, JBL's, Sennheiser's... All of then does a good job when you are listening alone in your bedroom, with the source next to you. When you are in a crouded place, BlueTooth goes crazy, no matter what sound source do you get.

Sincerely I almost have gave it up. I think music is an important driver in my work. Listen hard to work hard. And a gap by connective issues can break the mood.
Great Post - good info from Fravin :D

I have to disagree on on the Bose connectivity tho - I travel often and am on planes where almost everyone on board has Bose wireless headphones and they work flawlessly - I have never had a connectivity issue at home or when traveling with the Bose and often use them with my phone for long conversations and for walking with music etc.

When jacked, the headphone choice is per audio performance pedriod. BlueTooth Audio brings connection quality, battery life and endurance to the same importance as output.
I have tried a lot of BT Headphones until I got a Beats Solo Wireless3. I've tried Sony's, Bose's, JBL's, Sennheiser's... All of then does a good job when you are listening alone in your bedroom, with the source next to you. When you are in a crouded place, BlueTooth goes crazy, no matter what sound source do you get.
Very good points !
 

LIVEFRMNYC

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Why don't you try Beats Solo Wireless3?

For BlueTooth Audio I don't think like I do for jacked audio.

When jacked, the headphone choice is per audio performance pedriod.
BlueTooth Audio brings connection quality, battery life and endurance to the same importance as output.
I have tried a lot of BT Headphones until I got a Beats Solo Wireless3. I've tried Sony's, Bose's, JBL's, Sennheiser's... All of then does a good job when you are listening alone in your bedroom, with the source next to you. When you are in a crouded place, BlueTooth goes crazy, no matter what sound source do you get.

Sincerely I almost have gave it up. I think music is an important driver in my work. Listen hard to work hard. And a gap by connective issues can break the mood.

So, I would suggest you to think in connection first. Then you move for the output.

I have tried all 3 HP you have listed. Sennheiser Momentum 2 outputs better. But the connection is tricky, you will be using it jacked!

Make a trip to the closest Apple Store and get one of those fancy Beats Solo Wireless3. Their output isn't as gorgeous, bu the connection is solid as rock! The w1 chip makes everything looks outdated. Trust me.

I don't plan on using them outside much. Just occasionally for travel. I mostly use wireless buds outside, never had any issues in crowded areas and I live in crowded NYC.

Also don't plan to use it jacked much. I already have some very old amazing Koss wired headphones for that.

I will look into sound quality reviews for Beats Solo Wireless 3. I've had the first version of Beats Studio, and I wasn't impressed with the sound quality at all. So I'm kind of reluctant to take another chance with Beats. Although I did have a pair of Beats wired Earbuds years ago and I was impressed, but it didn't last long with one side going out.

Also, I should have added this in my initial post. I'm also looking for something with great build quality when it comes to toughness. I've been using a cheap TaoTronics headphones which sound decent and are very comfortable, but they break so easily. After buying three already, it's time to purchase something with quality. I was impressed with a Youtube video that showed the flexibility of the three headphones I mentioned, especially with the Sennheiser Momentum 2.
 

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Bose QC35 user here. Use them in the office at work and at home. Great for music and calls.
Really come into their own when travelling though. I’d not step on a plane or train without them.
Battery life is good (I charge them about once a week).
Never had them anywhere near full volume and the noise cancelling is superb.
 
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ipponrg

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I don't plan on using them outside much. Just occasionally for travel. I mostly use wireless buds outside, never had any issues in crowded areas and I live in crowded NYC.

Also don't plan to use it jacked much. I already have some very old amazing Koss wired headphones for that.

I will look into sound quality reviews for Beats Solo Wireless 3. I've had the first version of Beats Studio, and I wasn't impressed with the sound quality at all. So I'm kind of reluctant to take another chance with Beats. Although I did have a pair of Beats wired Earbuds years ago and I was impressed, but it didn't last long with one side going out.

Also, I should have added this in my initial post. I'm also looking for something with great build quality when it comes to toughness. I've been using a cheap TaoTronics headphones which sound decent and are very comfortable, but they break so easily. After buying three already, it's time to purchase something with quality. I was impressed with a Youtube video that showed the flexibility of the three headphones I mentioned, especially with the Sennheiser Momentum 2.
I also live in NYC as well.

IMO, I would skip the Beats Solo Wireless 3 (or any Beats if you care about sound). I bought the Rose Gold for my girlfriend here in December, and I have taken a listen to it. If you're into a v-shaped frequency with an overemphasis on bass and a V-shaped frequency response, then it might be what you're looking for. Otherwise, I'd skip it. Also a month after I bought it for her, it was having battery problems for some unknown reason. I had to bring it to the Apple Store near Columbus Circle, and they shipped it back to NJ to get it fixed. They ended up sending a whole new unit.

I can't speak for the Momentum 2, but I can say my Momentum 1s were pretty good for V-shaped. It's what I would imagine Beats would sound *IF* they cared actually cared. The Sonys to be honest sound really good too, but slightly more neutral. I'd say the Momentums are not really competing against Sonys/Bose on that level. I feel they are targeting the Beats brand more since they seem more marketed against that.

On my subway ride, I now see more working professionals wearing other ANC headphones including Audiotechnica and Sonys. The Bose QC35 popularity seem to be kind of going away now that there is more competition.
 
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AustinIllini

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I'm stuck between these three.

Bose QuietComfort 35
Sony WH1000XM3
Sennheiser Momentum 2

Will be used mostly for my Desktop PC and MBP, but occasional use for travel as well.
Sony WH1000XM3
Bose QC 35 II
Senns

Pretty easy choice. They're all better than beats, so stay the hell away from those.