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Quick Take: Bose QC15 vs Sony MDR-ZX750BN Noise Cancelling Headphones

This is a super duper quick, non-technical comparison based on my personal experience of both headphones.

Bose is more comfortable, lighter & has better noise cancellation. (both passive & active due to its around the ear design) But it does not work if you run out of batteries(AAA), uses a proprietary cable, isn’t wireless and feels more flimsy.

Sony is better in everything else. Better loudness, more louder / punchier bass if needed, better overall sound quality (better mids/highs), Bluetooth wireless (BIG difference), music/call controls, works without batteries (BIG diff), rechargeable via Micro USB cable, works without noise cancellation active, NFC pairing, works with standard 3.5mm audio cable and feels better made (more solid). It’s just not as comfortable (Bose foam is softer & is around the ear) and by design, it isn’t as good in noise cancellation. (it’s quite noticeable)s

Considering comfort is very much subjective, it’s hard to compare. Regardless, Bose is definitely more comfortable still. But due to its lower price, better sound quality, performance and features, Sony MDR-ZX750BN is a clear winner of the two.

Received Nokia BH-505 Bluetooth headset

Got this baby only 2 days ago. It looks great. Build quality is quite good also. Very light. But for me, it’s quite uncomfortable and doesn’t align well with my ears. So I can’t get a secure insertion into my ears and hence nearly all the bass is lost. My friend tried it however and he can get it to sit comfortably in his ear and has no issues with sound loss that I experience. hmmm. I wish these had adjustable angles for the ear pieces. Gawd. They designed it for just 1 type of head shape and not for anyone else. Grrr.

When I do press them into my ear by hand though, the sound quality is excellent. Well, excellent for a bluetooth stereo headset which only costs around $60 delivered here in Oz that’s for sure. Bass is strong but not bloated and highs are quite pronounced. A bit too bright for my liking in some music but maybe it just needs some wearing in.

So I’ll use it at least for a week or two more before writing a full report on it. (hopefully a full review)