Top 8 Best Bose Soundlink Headphones in 2020 – Reviews and Comparison

By | March 28, 2020

Headphones have come a long way and we are currently in a wonderful era - no more CDs, cords and thankfully no more hefty iPods.

Companies like Bose have developed headphones with refined features that allow you to connect wirelessly to your devices.

The SoundLink range of headphones has better sound quality, battery life as well as a nice look, in our opinion.

With Bose SoundLink headphones, you get a premium experience at a reasonable price tag. Looking to own a Bose SoundLink? Here is our list of the best Bose SoundLink Headphones in 2020.

1. Bose SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II

A few years back, this product was a small package capable of generating a great sound. Now, it comes in a bigger body with better audio technology.

The product is a blend between the QC25 and the SoundLink On-Air Bluetooth. Like the QC25, it features an adjustable headband with foam cushioning underneath. However, rather than cloth, its cushioning is covered in leather. The band terminates at a pair of cup-like swivels.

Bose SoundLink Around Ear Wireless Headphones II

Bose SoundLink Around Ear Wireless Headphones II

Features:

  • Bluetooth technology
  • Deep and immersive sound quality
  • Up to 15 hours of playtime
  • Can switch between two Bluetooth devices
  • Adjustable headband
  • NFC enabled
  • USB charging port
  • 30 feet Bluetooth range
  • 15 minutes quick charge time

Review

The right ear cup features a Bluetooth and power switch as well as a two-way microphone for when you are making or taking calls. Right behind that are the LED status indicators for power and Bluetooth. Also in this area, are the volume and multifunctional keys for pause, play, end/accept and initiate voice recognition.

At the bottom of the cup is a USB port for charging the headphone’s battery. The left ear cup features the audio port for connecting the headphones to your devices.

Connectivity options include both Bluetooth and NFC. Bose claims its Bluetooth range is 30 feet, which is outstanding. Concerning performance and quality of calls, this headphone boasts of TriPort technology and Active EQ.

Its base is powerful and pretty clean. Bose also claims that this product can manage 15 hours’ worth of playtime, which is a good thing when you are on a long flight. Charging time is a mere 3 hours, but you can opt for a 15-minute quick charge, although that will only offer 2 hours of playtime.

2. Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

The Bose QuietComfort 35 is one of the best noise-canceling headphones we have come across. It closely resembles the previous generation except for the Google Assistant button that is featured on the left cup. This product is available in black and silver.

Controls on this product are effective and simple. There is a pairing and power slider located on the right cup. The right cup also features playback, volume up and down buttons. You can easily remap this button so that it toggles noise cancellation via Bose’s iOS or Android app.

Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones

Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones

Features:

  • Supports Alexa voice access
  • Noise-rejection dual microphones
  • 3 and 12 level noise cancellation capability
  • Bluetooth pairing with NFC technology
  • 20 hours of play time

Review

It features a balanced sound performance at all volume levels. Bluetooth pairing in this headphone is hassle-free, and its design has made it easier for you to have access to any future updates via a Bose Connect application.

The headphone is also AR-enabled. AR is an innovative purely audio version of augmented reality we have come to know. Now, it’s easier for you to unlock this headphone, and you can do that via a firmware update on the Bose Connect application.

The pads featured in this product are excellent, especially because they are still able to filter out noise even when you turn off its noise cancellation feature. Its battery life is currently rated at 20 hours with 3-level noise cancellation and 10 hours with 12-level cancellation.

This headphone’s forte is its active noise cancellation. Turning this feature on is like diving into a quiet room after a tough day in a noisy environment. The headphone does a wonderful job of blocking out all kinds of noise from the rumble of car and train engines to people speaking.

Bose QuietComfort 35 II is not exactly class-leading, but it works. Although its tonal balance is somewhat neutral, with a slight mid-bass bump, its sound is quite soft when you consider its competitors such as Sony WH-1000X M2.

3. Bose Soundlink On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones

This headphone connects effortlessly to two other devices at the same time. If you have to switch between devices, all you need to do is pause media on one and continue working with the other. The headphone features dual microphones that can reduce environmental noise and amplify a speaker’s voice.

This product is not only comfortable to wear for hours on end but they can also be made much more compact by folding the cusp towards the headband, which will make them the size of an enlarged heart.

Bose Soundlink On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones

Bose Soundlink On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones

Features:

  • Active EQ technology
  • Supports voice prompts
  • 15 hours of talk time
  • Noise cancellation
  • Noise-rejection dual microphones
  • 3 hours full charge time
  • 15 minutes quick charge option
  • 1.3” USB cable

Review

The ear cups echo the shape of an egghead, although it has managed to retain most of its signature nondescript Bose aesthetics. Operating its power button is as simple as sliding it back and forth and the button doubles up as a means of pairing the headphones with other devices. The headphones can lower environmental din while increasing its volume.

It features raised controls that respond to touch with the correct level of tactile resistance. The headphone’s plastic casing helps to keep the cost down, which is fine, although it does not look cheap or luxurious. The included plastic York rotates in both directions but feels as though it will snap even with minimal torsion.

The headphone can achieve 15 hours of playtime, but some users have registered close to 16 hours, which is impressive. Charging time is around 3 hours but you can also opt for a 15-minute quick charging that will last you two hours.

Sound quality is consumer-friendly and favors trebles and mids over low-end sound quality. Its tuning remains consistent irrespective of volume level due to intelligent Active EQ technology that Bose has said very little about. Being a small headphone, its soundstage – the illusion of 3rd dimension space is striking.

4. Bose SoundLink II Around-Ear Wireless Headphones

The Bose SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless II, like most other Bluetooth-enabled Headphones on the market, does not need a huge external module.

The model is available in two colors: white with a tan highlight, as well as black with a blue highlight. The white takes on a classic look, but in our opinion, the black has a better look.

Bose SoundLink II Around-Ear Wireless Headphones

Bose SoundLink II Around-Ear Wireless Headphones

Features:

  • Supports voice prompts
  • 15 hours of playtime, 3 hours charge time
  • Supports adaptive audio and HD voice
  • Bluetooth technology
  • 15 minute quick charge time
  • Active noise cancellation

Review

You can connect this headphone to two different devices at once, and switching between them is easy as well. There is also a huge focus on user calls. The product supports the adaptive audio enhancement and HD voice, even when you are operating in a noisy place.

The headphone supports 15 hours of playtime, according to Bose. Charge times stands at 3 hours, although it mainly depends on the charger you are using because the product does not come with its own – just a USB cable.

Bose also says that quick charge time is about 15 minutes, and the battery will last a little less than 2 hours. As for sound quality, the company makes a huge deal out of two brand names: TriPort as well as Active EQ.

The headphone does not feature noise-cancellation, but its passive isolation feature is very effective. With music on, even at the lowest volume, you will not hear much of what is happening around you.

5. Bose SoundLink On-Ear Bluetooth Wireless Headphones

Looking for a first of its kind wireless on-ear headphones with a clear and powerful sound? Try the Bose SoundLink On-Ear Bluetooth Wireless. Where sound clarity and neutrality are concerned, the Bose SoundLink II wireless Headphone does not raise a pulse. In terms of EQ, volume, this product will not be satisfactory to users who prefer loud music.

Bose SoundLink On-Ear Bluetooth Wireless Headphones

Bose SoundLink On-Ear Bluetooth Wireless Headphones

Features:

  • Active EQ technology
  • Supports voice prompts
  • 15 hours of talk time
  • Noise cancellation
  • Noise-rejection dual microphones
  • 1.5 hours full charge
  • 15 minutes quick charge option
  • 30 feet Bluetooth range
  • 12 inch USB cable

Review

We would advise you to never attempt loud music with wireless headphones, even though you like it loud. In this regard, though, you will not like this product. It is an issue it shares with predecessors like QuietComfort25s, and although this is not a huge problem, it is worth a mention.

This headphone uses the most recent EQ technology to make your music seem better with low volume. It is not huge, but it is quite detectable and you will need a quiet environment to enjoy this feature. Plugging your headphones to a laptop or phone via its 47.2-inch cable improves this feature.

The design is largely similar to QuietComfort35 II. However, the Bose SoundLink II was released first and laid the ground for the QuietComfort35 II. This product is available in black or white, while you can buy the QuietComfort35 II in silver or black.

The SoundLink II is not appealing to look at. However, what it lacks in aesthetics, it makes up for in quality and build. Although it is made of plastic, it is high quality and quite robust with a reasonable firmness around the ear cups.

This product is comfortable, light, with remarkable isolation. It can be worn for hours without an issue, thanks to the soft ear cups. We also love how light it feels. At about 7 ounces, this product is one of the lightest on the market.

6. Bose 775347-0010 SoundLink On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones

Like the other Bose headphones we have reviewed here, this one also features the TriPort and Active EQ technology. Thus, you should expect a powerful and high-quality sound.

This headphone can connect to two devices at the same time, and you can easily switch between the two Bluetooth devices. This lets you stay connected to your phone while you watch a video.

Bose 775347-0010 SoundLink On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones

Bose 775347-0010 SoundLink On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones

Features:

  • Active EQ and TriPort technology
  • Dual-microphone adaptive audio system
  • 15 hours of talk time
  • Supports voice prompts
  • Noise cancellation
  • USB charging port
  • 15 minutes quick charging time

Review

This one was also designed to be light and comfortable when compared to other wireless stereo headsets. It employs an advanced dual-microphone adaptive audio adjustment system that helps users filter out wind and noise during a call.

It comes with a state of the art user interface through which you can manage your calls and music right from the ear cups. It features a voice prompt that keeps you updated on voice battery level, the devices you are connected to as well as caller IDs.

The headphone comes with an impact-resistant case and glass-based nylon material. Thanks to an Alcantara fabric headband and a set of soft ear cushions, you can listen to your favorite music in perfect comfort.

Charging the headphones is easy with its accompanying USB cable, and a full charge offers 15 hours of playtime. You can also opt for a quick 15-minute charge that will last about 2 hours.

Conclusion

Bose headphones now come fully packed with the most current technology allowing you lots of comfort and many hours of fun. We feel the headphones we have reviewed are currently the best on the market, which is why we are confident you will find something that matches your taste.

Last Updated On : 28th March 2020

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