The Bose QC35 II, the OG classic headphone

Bose created a tech gadget classic when they made the Bose QC 35 II. What makes a tech product a classic? High-quality materials that last long, a feature set that stands the test of time, seamless usability, and an enduring product that still looks good after the beating it gets as a daily driver.

The Bose QC 35 II headphones are one of my favorite Bluetooth headphones, even over its newer versions, that I would gladly recommend to anyone. The Bose QC35 II retails for much less, possibly priced under $200 now, compared to the newer Bose QC45 version. Yet, it still has that top-notch noise cancellation feature that is a staple for daily commutes and even long travels or anywhere you want to silence a noisy environment; it’s a lifesaver.

I love that this headphone has a nifty travel case and folds easily to take up less space when stored. Unlike the Bose 700 or even the Apple Airpods Max headphones that don’t fold, it’s a great feature, especially when using this headphone for travel.

I also use mine primarily in the office. The Bose QC35 II has an amazingly clear built-in microphone, perfect for online meetings. It also has a multi-device connection feature to ensure that it can connect with at least two Bluetooth devices easily.

The best thing about the Bose QC35 II is that it is also my most comfortable headphones. I have taken these headphones on many long-hour international flights. It’s just wonderfully comfy, my ears don’t ache, and I often forget I have it on. So yeah, if this headphone breaks down, I’d be sad, and I will try to find a new one. I recently got the Bose QC45 as a comparison, and though the improvements are minimal, I would gladly trade that away for a new Bose QC35 II. I think this version is a true tech gadget classic.