Re: Bose QC 35 Firmware 4.5.2 Noise Cancellation Investigation Discussion
I have had 7 pairs of Sony WH-1000XM3 but after the 6th replacement I just simply gave up. Very poor built! Cheap plastics all round. The headband and hinges start creaking, squeaking pretty badly, within a week of usage, like a plastic toy for 5 years olds. I used the latest 4.2.2 firmware with them, and never been impressed with the ANC. Not just one, experinced the same with the all 7 pairs. The noise cancellating wasn't better than my Bose QC35 IIs or my N700s...wasn't worse either, but nothing special. However there is one thing I have to mention. The Sony's ANC was completely useless on public transport, especially when travelling on buses. If the bus hits a pot hole or bump, the ANC suddenly goes off for a second, causing heavy distortion to the music and you can also hear the pothole throught the headphone, terrible. Also, the adaptive function is so unreliable sometimes changes to transport or walking node while you've been sitting already for half an hour and didn't move at all. Or just stuck in walking mode even you sat down already and you've been like that for 10-15 minutes. First thing first to turn off this feature as sooon as the app got installed.
For this pricetag these issues are just simply unacceptable.
So even if users jump off the Bose ship, where would they go? So funny, from here everyone wants go for the Sonys... But reading the Sony community, everybody from there wants to jump over to the Bose ship. 🤣