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Bose QuietComfort 35 II Noise Cancelling Headphones Review

They are made by Bose, the industry leader in active noise-cancelling headphones.

How I got to use this pair

I bought these when I used to travel a lot on trains, buses, and planes.

One day, I couldn’t find the headphones that I usually use for lawn mowing, so I put these on.

The plane and train noise isn’t usually that much and didn’t expect these to provide me with optimum protection against the lawnmower noise.

The shock was on me. When I wore them, even without turning the music on, I could already muff most of the noise from the lawn mowing machine.

One thing I like about the pieces is that they are wireless and allow you to easily adjust the level of noise cancellation depending on the area you are working in.

For example, if you are working with an extremely noisy lawnmower, you can set optimum noise cancellation, thus blocking most of the noise.

On the other hand, if using a new or quiet lawnmower, the noise isn’t that much, so you don’t have to put the headphones in a high setting.

What will you get from the pair?

In addition to having the ability to set the noise cancellation level you are looking for, these noise-cancelling headphones for mowing also have the volume-optimized EQ feature that makes your music sound its best regardless of the environment you are working in.

As mentioned, it takes me over 5 hours to mow my lawn.

Most of the other noise-cancelling headphones for lawn mowing I use last for only two hours, and I have to replace the battery. Not with these.

I use these on two consecutive weekends, and the battery doesn’t dry out.

According to Bose, the headphones can play for up to 20 hours wirelessly from the rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

This means that if you have a small lawn that takes you only a few minutes to mow, you can go for months without recharging the battery.

How comfortable are the headphones?

I can say this without a doubt that these are at the top among the most comfortable pieces of ear protection I have ever worn.

The only flaw I noticed is that while they are comfortable, they start getting warm after an hour, especially when it’s sunny outside.

When they start getting hot, I remove them and put them on after the ears have cooled.

The ear cups are soft, and there isn’t a lot of clamping.

I have a large head and need to adjust the size of the pieces almost all the time. Luckily, the top band is padded, thus making it less annoying on the top of the head even when the fitting is tight.

How is the sound quality?

In comparison to Sony, in my opinion, Sony has a better sound quality than these.

While the Sony app allows you to choose the levels on the equalizer, you don’t have that luxury when using Bose headphones.

The headphones listen to the music that you are playing and optimize it to your liking.

While this takes away the ability to control your music, it makes it easy for you to listen to the music as you don’t have to keep on fussing with the levels.


  • A beautiful, streamlined look
  • Superior noise cancellation
  • Great phone performance
  • Intuitive controls
  • Very comfortable


  • Expensive
  • Tend to get hot when you wear them for a long time
  • You need to have an app to use them which brings about some inconvenience
  • I noticed that the audio tends to skip


While Bose noise-cancelling headphones don’t give you the sound quality control, they are one of the best noise-cancelling headphones for lawn mowing in the market.

If you have the budget, you should try them out. ​

On my 15th birthday, I became the designated gardener in my home.

Now at 32, I have a small garden and every day I'm out trying different plants and seeing how they grow. I grow guavas, peaches, onions, and many others. Want to know more about me? Read it here.

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