Bose QC35 II - so. many. issues
I got them last night and I'm appalled at how many problems a $400 famous device can have when compared to the $40 ones I had (Parasom A1S) that don't even have noise reduction/cancelling. This is the list:
- Noise cancelling is a bad joke. I hear everything. People talking across the room at the office. Street level noise. There is a *slight reduction* but, cancelling? No way. The old ones, being in-ear, blocked sound much better.
- Bluetooth connection is as disgrace: it loses connection when I go about 10 meters away, when the parasom was able to keep connection when I was two rooms distant, at the office bathroom.
- Playback "clicks" every time my network connection changes. I don't get why - I am playing from my downloaded playlist and this never happened before. Internet connection should not affect playback. What is it trying to do?
- More bluetooth: I cannot pair it to my Mac. It's paired to my Android (and I needed to install the Bose app to do that). I followed some advice and removed the Parasom (which is ridiculous, but anyway), and yet the Mac doesn't find it and it keeps saying "Connecting to Phone" when I press the Bluetooth button. I disabled bluetooth on my phone to try to force pairing, and then it doesn't find my phone and does the same thing. It's like it can only pair to one device? What the hell?
It looks like it's an extremely proprietary and poorly written piece of software that the dev team has no interest in fixing because they released a new version and that's now their focus.
I am returning it and whenever someone asks me for headphone advice, suggest them Parasom.