Review – Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones

11th August 2017 1 Comment

I received the Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones for my birthday/Christmas last December (see what other travel gifts I received here!) I’ve been using them on every single trip I’ve taken ever since and I don’t really know what I did without them. Basically, they’re absolutely amazing and have had a significantly enhanced my in-flight experience. As I’ve now had time to use them regularly, I wanted to put up a review, particularly for those of you who have any long haul travel coming up, as this is where I get the most use out of these headphones.


  • Acoustic Noise Cancelling technology, which significantly reduces background noise
  • 20 hours battery life
  • Wireless when you’re connected to your phone
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Microphone to allow you to take calls over the phone/Skype/whatsapp
  • Plane adaptor and wire so you can use them when watching movies and don’t have to suffer through the terrible quality free plane headphones
  • Protective hard case so they’re easy to transport without getting damaged
  • USB charging cable

Where I use my Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones

There are two main places I use these headphones:

  1. On the plane. Literally the second I’m in my seat when I’m travelling alone, the headphones go on. Even if I’m not planning on listening to my music or watching a film straightaway, the headphones both cut out most of the background noise and deter my fellow passengers from speaking to me (sorry not sorry, the plane is not really a social space for me).
  2. In the gym. Although I’m by no means a gym buff, I kind of got over this when I realised how amazing the wireless feature is in the gym. I hate cardio so often do weights when I’m away and the fact that the Bose Quiet Comfort headphones are wireless makes them a no-brainer for my workout.

A must-have for frequent flyers

I’m not joking when I say these headphones have genuinely enhanced my flying experience. The sound quality is excellent, whether you’re listening to music on your phone or watching an in-flight movie. Which is saying something, as previous headphones I’ve used sometimes just can’t cope with connecting to plane headphone jacks properly at all.

The battery life is perfect. I was a bit concerned about this before I started using these heaphones but quickly realised I had nothing to worry about! I always make sure they’re fully charged before I set off and they’ve made it through some of my longest trips to South America without any problems. This is also considering the fact I’ll sometimes just sit with them on to get rid of background noises (particularly the sound of the plane engine!), even if I’m not listening to anything. And the best thing is that the Acoustic Noise Cancelling technology still allows most announcements to cut through the background noise (if you’re paying attention).

Carefree design

So moving onto the actual design of the Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones, I can’t fault it. They just look so slick and the silver colour that I have is beautiful. The padding used on the headphones is super soft and comfortable, which means I can wear them for a whole long-haul flight without any discomfort. I used to get by with just ear buds, which can be excruciating after a couple of hours, so this really is a headphone revolution for me! When you want to put them away, you just flick the switch to turn them off and fold them down into their hard case, which you can then put away in your carry-on without worrying about your headphones getting damaged.

Final thoughts

The Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones are honestly incredible. My boyfriend is a bit of a technology wizz and had tried them out already from a friend so he had asked me if I wanted them as a gift and I wasn’t 100% convinced – until I experienced them. I would highly recommend these for anyone who, like me, relies on a lot of music and movies to get them through long-haul flights (especially the dreaded night flight). Even if you just want to use them to cut out background sound to let you get some more sleep, it’s worth considering. They’re lightweight, comfortable and an extremely well-designed piece of technology that I wouldn’t be without anymore. They are quite expensive, but if you travel regularly these headphones are a great investment.

The Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones cost £329.95. Get yours now on Amazon by clicking here.