Bose QuietComfort 35 II

Wireless noise-cancelling headphones with Google Assistant integration

With the QuietComfort 35, Bose offers wireless noise-cancelling headphones that you’d be hard-pressed to improve and continue to be one of the top sellers in their category still more than two years after they first hit the market. With the release of version II, however, there is a feature that might “disturb” the enjoyment of music for some…

The demands of headphones are changing rapidly. AI – Artificial Intelligence – is becoming increasingly popular and headphones are among the most important interfaces from person to machine and vice versa. In addition to sensors for measuring vital data, speech-driven applications such as the Apple Siri or Amazon Echo are the focus of attention. Bose, on the other hand, relies on Google Assistant’s version II of QuietComfort 35.

Sound, Comfort and Noise-Cancelling Features

Using the Bose QuietComfort 35, it quickly becomes clear that you can still recommend these headphones well over two years after their release. Amazing sound, extremely pleasant wearing properties, high-quality workmanship and efficient noise cancelling in addition to long battery life keep the Bose Bluetooth in the charts as well as in people’s ears.

Google Assistant Integration

The Bose QuietComfort 35 II features an “Action” button on the back of the left auricle. Not only will noise cancelling be activated here, but you can also use the action button in the Bose Connect app to assign Google Assistant. While the Google Assistant is part of the Android operating system, iOS users must download and integrate the Google Assistant App via Bose Connect. This worked with my iPhone 6 and a mandatory Google Account without much effort.

Depending on how you have Google Assistant configured, voice messages will then be sent to the headset, such as the arrival of an important email or WhatsApp message. By pressing the action button, the message is then retrieved by reading the content in a very understandable way.

Moreover, Google Assistant can also be asked questions by holding the Assist button until you have finished asking the question. You will hear the answer without delay, spoken by a charming female voice. If you just tap on the Action button, the voice informs you that there are no new notifications and complements this with the current time.

The whole thing has always worked out smoothly, and if Google did not know what to do, it was either due to the unintelligible question or other things for which the headphones cannot be blamed.

Ralf Willke
3 years ago by Ralf Willke
  • Rating: 4.5
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The Bose QuietComfort 35 II continues to be a highly recommended Bluetooth headset with great noise-cancelling capability, enhanced with the Google Assistant, making it a bit more equipped for the future. As such, there is now one more reason to consider these headphones—anyone who likes to have messages read to them and is also happy to communicate orally with Google can do so comfortably with these headphones.

Technical specifications

  • Ear couplingOver-ear
  • Typeclosed
  • Transducer principledynamic
  • Pressure averaged from big and small head422,5 g
  • Weight with cable242 g
  • Weight without cable235 g
  • Cable length120 cm

What's in the box

  • Cable with mini jack
  • USB charging cable
  • Flight adapter
  • Travel case

Special features

  • also available in silver
  • NFC

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