Re: QC35 and QC30 for communications
**bleep**, how frustrating that there's not a proper fix. READ BELOW FOR MY FIX:
If I'm on my Windows 10 PC (i.e. QC35 II bluetoothed to PC and iPhone), I can clearly hear birds outside, mouse clicks, scratching of the mouse on the table as I move it around and keyboard presses, but it cancels out a lot of other nose. I just want it all cut out!
What's also interesting, is that it seems to come on and off, if the PC plays any noise (like a windows alert, or I start a game), then the mic comes on and I can hear those higher pitch noises. No sound playing on PC, noise cancellation is perfect.
What's also interesting, is I'VE FOUND A FIX! In Windows 10, if I right click the speaker icon in the system tray, click recording devices and DISABLE the Headset (for the Bose QC35 II), then, go to the Playback tab and disable "Headset" for the QC35 II (note that there should also be "Headphones" for the QC35 II, leave that enabled).
That fixes the issue! Even works through reboots.
Quite why the Bose engineers think that we'd want the mic activated whenever a noise on the PC is playing, I'll never know... I guess I'll have to enable the headset on the recording tab (or use the laptop's mic) whenever I want to Skype. Not perfect, but a massive step up and makes the headphones usable at least.