is already my new all-time favorite pair of
wireless noise-canceling cans this is over the
bose QC 35 2's this is over the Microsoft Surface headphones
it's the Sony WH 1000 X M 3's these are the real deal. Honestly, there's really not all that much you have to do to really nail a pair of this category of over-ear noise canceling headphones. So, you've got to sound great you have to have good noise cancellation and then you just have to be somewhat comfortable and have a fairly good feature set and as you might imagine
since I'm talking about them like this these nail all of those.
So right off the bat with the sound these sound excellent they're full rich and clear with the sound they have more range and more deep bass than the Bose but without being overwhelming and short of studio headphones this is a great sounding crisp clean pair of drivers and the noise cancellation is actually a bit better than the Bose.
I wore these for five and a half hours straight on the flight and they only really started to get tight by the end of those five and a half hours, so design wise I think these are kind of great and that's something Bose has always been king at these are lightweight like those the cups have a good amount of padding the top band is padded well they are plenty flexible enough to not be squeezing your head all
the time and getting uncomfortable and then they beat the Bose by being USB type-c
it's actually funny a lot of people see these and immediately think this copper accent at the top and it looks like the USBC port but it's not that's actually the microphone at the top of both ear cups the USBC port is down here at the bottom but yeah you can use the same charger as you already have for your phone or your laptop and the battery life lives up to the 20 plus hours it's great
Here are some things about these that aren't quite perfect first of all my number one complaint is the controls there are only two physical buttons on these all the rest of the work is all done by swiping and tapping on the right ear cup which is a small touchpad so double tap to play and pause swiping up and down to change the volume
and forward and backward to change tracks it can be a bit fidgety it doesn't work every time but you kind of get used to it another thing is when you take the headphones off they just keep playing like normal headphones but the surface headphones would detect when you took them off your head and they'd pause these don't and I kind of miss that and then the two buttons that are physical on these are the power button and the noise cancellation / ambient mode switch which by default doubles as the Google assistant button so you can hold it to speak and talk to Google assistant which is cool without ever you know taking your phone out your pocket you can ask Google assistant a question out loud and it'll answer it can also read your notifications when you ask it to
with all of that I still prefer dials still for volume and then there is also what is known as the cold weather issue with these headphones when you take these out in you know freezing conditions or sub-zero weather apparently the touchpads will start to register phantom touches so without you ever touching them, it'll start to play randomly stops playing that's pretty rough
you know as low as 40 degrees Fahrenheit so not below freezing but I
haven't had this issue yet to with as cold as it is
Also, these headphones come with a good hard case
like most other over your headphone
These headphones only pair to one device at a time
I love these headphones matte black mostly all the way around you also got this little copper accent at the top with the Sony logo and the microphones also on the zipper of the hard case
How they look is great how they sound is great
How they feel is great they're ideal for flying of course and they're also the go-to pick for just travel headphones in general
So, yeah that's pretty much all there is
to say about these headphones.