The Sound of Silence

Before the pandemic, I used to commute on a daily basis. I also travelled a few times a year.

I like reading when I travel. I find it to be the best use of my time. It’s an opportunity to improve myself while waiting to arrive at my destination.

One thing I found challenging when commuting is the deafening ambience. The horrendous sound of the train taking a hard turn in a tunnel. The crying of a baby throughout a flight. These were sounds I could not ignore.

And then I bought the Bose QuietComfort 35. Ah, the serenity. This has to be one of the best investments I ever made. It turned almost any background noise into silence. I could enjoy music instead of the thunderous rumble of the train echoing through the tunnel.

I have since bought the Bose 700 and my wife inherited my QuickComfort. The 700 has some nice features. When taking a call, the other side enjoys noise cancelling too. It has an interesting touch interface: you tap the headphones instead of buttons. It also has built in smart assistant (Google Assistant, Alexa) support.

If budget is a concern, I’d recommend the QuickComfort. It’s still an incredible headset. If you like gadgets and gimmicks, you would probably like the 700 better.

There are headsets out there with superior sound quality. But none beat Bose at the moment when it comes to noise cancellation. So if you want some peace and quite, you know what to do.

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Published by eranboudjnah

A software consultant and tech lead. Passionate about optimizing as many aspects of my life as possible, to free time for what really matters.

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