Aug 29, 2018

Wireless Over Ear

I'm looking for a new wireless over ear headphone. I was wondering if people had suggestions. I also found this pair and was also wondering if any has compared these to bose qc35 or any other headsets (link below). Also I plan on a budget of $200-300. Thanks in advance mates!

https://en-us.sennheiser.com/wireless-headphones-bluetooth-noise-cancelling-hd-4-50-btnc?gclid=Cj0KCQjwiJncBRC1ARIsAOvG-a6awHgj6q_KGrZk5JYmHPjEPYY8E2gCM00RPZZ3xIeaPG3N5KuCx1caAjx3EALw_wcB
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I haven't heard the Sony that others have mentioned, but I bought the Bower & Wilkins Px. Much nicer sound than the Bose QC series in my opinion, tho for comfort, the Bose is probably better.
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I've found that I can be sensitive to ANC systems. They degrade the sound, to my ears. I own the Sennheiser PXC 550 & they seem to be the least offensive to my ears. The headphones still sound better with ANC turned off.
Does anybody make liquid filled ear cushions any more? For over-ear, they are like being in a sound proof listening room.
When I was looking at upgrading to a wireless set from my QC25, I auditioned the Bose QC35 and the Sony WH1000XM2. They are the class leaders, neck and neck in noise cancelling and sound quality - and priced accordingly. You can choose between the two on the basis of your preferred design, fit, extra features, etc. if you want to use your full budget. Everything else is a compromise. There are other good wireless over ears, but since you mentioned two with ANC, I'm guessing that's an important factor for you. If not, there are quite a few good ones without it.
For my part, I ended up adding a $50 wireless adapter to my QC25s. Much cheaper than new cans and very good results. The QC25 are still very competitive on the NC front, and not far behind on the sound quality. But that only works if you're sitting on a pair of QC25s or can find them for a steal.
If you need ANC, word on the street is the Sony WH1000XM2 is the best thing out there: https://www.amazon.com/Sony-Noise-Cancelling-Headphones-WH1000XM2/dp/B074KBWVYT/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1535562341&sr=8-2&keywords=sony+wh1000xm2.
I've used the older version of this Plantronic and it was great until I moved onto other stuff. The newer model improved on a few things and is the cheaper option as well: https://www.amazon.com/Plantronics-BackBeat-PRO-Special-Cancelling/dp/B01MCRVPO6.
Both should clock in under your budget but I think the Sony would be the best bet as it is arguably the best wireless headphone out right now.
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I agree with you. I think the combo of Sony sound quality and NC beats the Bose QC series. I'v held off on buying the Sonys for a long while, and now that they have released the 1000xM3 (usb C and Google assistant added) I may have to give them a go. Tired of not having any good wireless headphones that also have noise cancelling...just using BT mmcx cable and a BT DAC/amp I picked up here a little while back.
The Bose aren't on my radar and probably won't be, just because their sound has never impressed me. Maybe they've gotten better? Either way, I'm now trying to decide between the Senn PXC 550 and the new Sony 1000x mk3... Hmmm.