Dec 15, 2016
Thanks for posting. On both the QC35 I and II you can toggle through ANC levels. Here is a link to another post that discusses that,
On the QC35 II, you can configure the action button to toggle ANC using the Bose connect app.
Tony G - Community Support
It goes without saying that I’m aware of that perfectly unpractical way of disabling the ANC.
I use the headset mostly with my computer, and I find the ANC discomforting when there’s no particular noise around (especially since it adds white noise to a silent room).
To disable ANC, around 5-10 times a day, I have to:
Time taken: between 20 seconds and two minutes depending on the various delays and appairing fails, requiring a charged phone.
Time taken with an action button shortcut: around one second, requiring nothing.
This is an extremely bad user experience, especially for something that is not particularly supposed to be used with a phone. And from what I read on the forum, I’m far from being the only one that ends up discouraging people to buy the QC 35 I & II just because of this… A shame for just a software issue that we didn’t have with the QC 25.