Beats Solo 3 vs Bose Quietcomfort 35

The Beats Solo 3 are very popular headphones which have been criticized by many headphone lovers over the world, while the Bose Quietcomfort 35 are not as popular but has been praised by many. These headphones are both the same price but which one really takes the top?

Wireless Capability

The Beats Solo 3 has an exceptional bluetooth connection and is able to connect to devices very quickly. The length you can reach without the bluetooth cutting out is 10+ metres, no matter if you’re listening to music or on a call. The bluetooth connects to apple products instantly and will connect to other devices (samsung, microsoft, etc) very quickly after setting up the bluetooth. The Bose bluetooth is good as well and connects quickly but not as quick as beats. It can not also stay connected as far as beats can.

Battery life

The beats solo 3 has hands down the best battery life of all headphones today. It can last for 40 hours of nonstop listening and 5 minutes of charging equals to 3 hours of listening time. The battery life is so good, you won’t even think about charging it for a long while. Bose has great battery life as well but only half of what the beats are capable of. Bose Quietcomfort 35 has 20 hours of battery life and is able to last pretty long without charging. A 15 minute charge equals to 2.5 hours of listening time. The beats definitely tops the battery life but the Bose still has great battery life nevertheless.

The listening and sound

The beats solo 3 sound is great if you are into a lot of bass and drops instead of clear mids and highs. The sound is very good with the bluetooth and blocks out most outside sound from the padding. It also blocks the sound from getting out. The Bose easily takes the best noise silencing of most headphones. It uses an opposing signal to cancel out the outside signals so that you can hear your music very clearly. It also uses its big padding to silence noise and reject noise from escaping. The Bose’s bluetooth noise doesn’t always sound that great and can get a little fuzzy but can sound great on certain songs. When taking calls the beats has a built in mic which when talking, sounds great to the receiver and also the person talking to you sounds good as well. The Bose has a outside and built in mic which is great for calls because it also cancels outside noise, so that you can hear them and they can hear you really well.

Style and comfort

The beats solo 3 is one of the best looking headphones out there while the Bose isn’t as great. Beats have a smooth and stylish look all around. The headphones come in many colours, including: Gloss white, gloss black, gold, rose gold and many more colours. On the side of the headphones where the beats sign is placed, their are built in buttons which you can use to control music and calls. The comfort of the headphones are very good and don’t strain your ears or head. You can also adjust the headphones for your head and they are quite flexible considering the fragile hinges on the sides. The ear cup material is also very comfortable and is replaceable for when it wears out. The headphones also fold up and fit into its case to make it really compact and convenient. Bose has a more bulky and rough look. The headphones come in two colours, black or silver. On the side of the Bose Quietcomfort 35, there are two buttons which control the volume and the multi function button which plays, skips, fast forwards and answers calls, plus more. The Bose are comfortable but like most ear cup headphones they tend to strain your ears over time. They are also quite flexible and can bend to fit on anyone’s head. Bose is also quite heavy but the ear cup material is very durable and also comfortable. The Bose headphones also fold up and fit into its own respectable case but is still large to carry around.


The beats have great features and extras which come with it, while Bose not so much. Within the box you get the stylish case for the headphones which is black with the beats logo in the middle, the charging cord, the cord unless you run out of battery in the wireless, a clip which can be used to attach to the case and then attach to your bag or something else. You also get the manual and a transparent/red beats sticker. These extras serve as a great surprise and are great accessories to use with your beats solo and other things. Bose comes with a cool case which is large and black with the name imprinted on it. The headphones also come with the charging cord, non wireless cord and an airplane mode adaptor.


Overall, both headphones are clearly a bit overpriced, at a large $400 price range. Making some headphones can be as low as $14, and the most expensive pair of beats cost $200 to produce. The beats are great just for casual listening and they last extremely long, considering how cheap they are to make. The Bose are awesome headphones as well and have the best noise cancelling out there. So which one takes the top? It really is just your personal preference. if you’re looking for some stylish and long lasting headphones with great bass go with beats. But if you are looking for some cool headphones with great noise cancelling and clear highs then go with Bose. On that note, get on amazon now and get yourself some great headphones!

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