Main TOM BIHN website


Welcome! We're glad you are here. This is the place to ask for bag advice, help other people out, post reviews, and share photos and videos.


First, select your desired search engine:

  • Google Search
  • DuckDuckGo
  • Original Forum Search Engine

User Tag List

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3
Results 31 to 32 of 32
  1. #31
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Virginia USA
    0 Post(s)
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    If you are going to spend those prices, I'd rather you go and them out before buying. Just find like 30 minutes and stroll to your nearest Best Buy. I find that the BOSE earcups are bigger - at least compared to the SONYs. And I like that. The QC35s are a bit behind on the tech, but their new NC700 have updated tech specs but I'm not sure about the look. I think either way, you can't really go wrong with either in terms of NC but fit is very important to me because sometimes I have 5-6 hour flights and for the entire flight, 99% of the time I'm using my NC headphones.
    I'd go a step further. Try them in the store and narrow your choices down to your top 2 (or 3). Remember the store headphones are optimized for the best sound. Once you have a few you like, then buy several brands. Try them each for a week each for sound quality, comfort, noise cancelling, etc. I spent a week carrying two headphones and would wear one for a while, and then switch it for the other for real world tests.

    Doing a test like this makes a big difference. For me, the Sony sound edged out Bose but the Bose definitely won out in terms of noise cancelling and comfort.

    I ended up buying Bose 700 headphones (for office and travel) and Bose QC30 earbuds for commuting and used this method for both types.
    Bags - S25 (Mars Red balistic/Northwest sky/halcyon), S19 (Deep blue balistic/Iberian/halcyon). S22 (Aubergine)SCB (Nordic)
    Accessories - including Nik's #4 wallets, ghost whales, Q-kits, pouches, stuff sacks, travel trays.

  2. #32
    Forum Member operator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    0 Post(s)
    0 Thread(s)
    i would still have my QC30s if my bag wasn't stolen! this round about, i'm using the sonys just because i never had them before. for the purpose of NC, they are fine and the sound is pretty good in my opinion, but the earcup is a tad smaller compared to the bose.
    Synapse 25 Black Dyneema/Wasabi
    Side Effect Black Dyneema/Wasabi
    Aeronaut 45 Burnt Orange/Steel
    Absolute Shoulder Strap
    Travel Laundry Stuff Stack Aeronaut 45 Wasabi
    Vertical Freudian Slip Synapse 25
    Travel Tray Wasabi
    Pilot Navy/Wasabi
    RFID Passport Pouch Iberian
    Spiff Kit Deluxe Northwest Sky Halcyon 200
    Synapse 19 Black Halcyon/Ultraviolet
    Empire Builder
    Snake Charmer

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts