by Drishti Patel November 30, 2016

Wireless headphones have paved its way into our lives very swiftly. Thanks to Apple chopping off the 3.5mm jack, people are now demanding wireless headphones. Wireless sound is the foreseeable future of the headphone world. Rarely wireless headphones are able to match the sound output to the wired headphones. Today, we are comparing the V-MODA Crossfade Wireless and Bose QC35 headphones to find out who is leading. 
V-MODA - Crossfade Wireless


V-MODA-Crossfade Wireless
Made for the Modern Audiophile
MRP Rs. 24,990/- 

Bose - QC35


Bose - QC35
Incredible Noise Cancellation
MRP Rs. 29,363/-

 

 


Design: V-MODA Crossfade Wireless VS Bose QC35

Beats - Solo 3 Wireless

The V-MODA Crossfade Wireless are not at all flimsy; they're truly built like a tank. They can easily withstand any temperature or even a dreadful 5 foot fall. Don't try that, though! Built with metal, their durability is absolutely unquestionable.

V-MODA's CEO, Val Kolton, is obsessed with Milan fashion and style and the Crossfade Wireless design is heavily inspired by that. Everything about this headphone follows their design philosophy of "Anything but Circles+Plastic". Everything about these headphones is V-Shaped, including the sound. As a rule almost, V-MODA headphones are sure to grab eye balls every time you take them out.

TO BOSE'S PLASTIC BUILD V-MODA PRESENTS MILITARY GRADE STRENGTH
What we love about V-MODA is their hexagonal interchangeable aircraft-grade metal shields available in different colours . You can change the default shields of the V-MODA Crossfade Wireless to your favorite colour shields. You can also personalise them with your initials or logo or anything of your choice.

Bose QC35 are a portable pair of Bluetooth headphones which are made up of glass-filled nylon and corrosion-resistant stainless steel. The headphone’s headband is wrapped in patented Alcantara® material which assures you for a comfortable music listening session. The ear cushions are put together with synthetic protein  leather and a silicone bead. The silicone bead is a part only because it can offer passive noise isolation . The simple and lightweight design makes them easily portable headphones but the plastic built can barely survive a fall. 


Comfort: V-MODA Crossfade Wireless VS Bose QC35

Beats - Solo 3 Wireless

You can expect analogue noise isolation from these V-MODA headphones with its over-ear contoured memory foam earpads. The contoured shape helps them conform easily to the size of your ears.The SteelFlex Headband can sustain any kind of abuse along with providing comfortable long music listening sessions.

Enjoy music with your friend with the help of dual inputs while using the V-cork which safeguards the unused input. Unlike the Crossfade M-100, the Crossfade Wireless doesn't have CliqFold, which mean they don't collapse. Which is an acceptable compromise, because they needed all that space to stuff in the batteries. Bluetooth pairing with the Crossfade Wireless is easy peasy!

WHILE THE BOSE QC35 HAS A SUPRA-AURAL FIT, V-MODA'S MEMORY FOAM CUSHIONS HUG YOUR EARS

Bose QC35 has a switch on its earcups which activates noise cancellation so that you focus on your music.

The Bose QC35 looks fantastic even though it’s sound quality is not right up there. Keep in mind that while they're great noise cancellation headphones, they're not for everybody. These are lightweight headphones which makes them easier to carry everywhere. The design is attractive and the headband is pretty adjustable.

Bose says you lose the noise and wires with the QC35 but we're not convinced that they're a worthy investment if you value good sound above all else.

 


Sound: V-MODA Crossfade Wireless VS Bose QC35

Beats - Solo 3 Wireless

The V-MODA Crossfade Wireless has established high standards with the same incredible sound quality of the very popular wired Crossfade M-100. They provide an immersive wireless sound thanks to its 50mm patented dual diaphragms squeezed inside the audiophile grade driver.

The Crossfade Wireless are the only headphones which have been able to match the sound quality of an analog wired sound. The inner and outer rings of the diaphragm easily separate the bass from bleeding into the mids and highs. The accuracy, lifelike vocals, crystal clear cymbals and crispy-hats made us tap our feet.

The expansive 3D soundstage makes you feel like you’re attending a live concert. This, from a closed back is phenomenal. The soundstage is so because of its innovative V-Port V3 Airflow System that prevents sound from leaking out so you don't disturb anyone while listening to your favourite songs.

The master crafted materials make the drivers and its components far more superior when compared to other headphones in this price range.

V-MODA is world renowned by DJs for it's #1 trusted sound and the Crossfade Wireless, being a Bluetooth headphone, manages to impress the modern audiophile with its alarmingly good analog sound.

SOUND IS A BATTLE BETWEEN THE UNAPOLOGETIC BASSHEAD AND THE TRULY MODERN AUDIOPHILE

Bose is easily the industry leader when it comes to noise cancellation technology in headphones. The QC35 is a new pair of Bose headphones that sits at the top of their headphone line. It promises to produce premium wireless sound by merging Bluetooth and noise reduction technology.

While they have a bass centric sound, there's a lot of limelight on their noise cancellation feature.

The technology used in Bose QC35 is something they call "Acoustic Noise Cancel"  which constantly measures, compares and reacts to ambient background noise by simply canceling them with an opposite signal.
 


Battery Life: V-MODA Crossfade Wireless VS Bose QC35

Beats - Solo 3 Wireless
V-MODA Crossfade Wireless are unique pair of wireless headphones that can be used either wirelessly or wired. You can listen to music without any disruption as it has a battery life of a blissful 12 hours. And if you still run out of battery, you can just attach the cables and continue enjoying your music.

The Bose QC35 offers 20 hours of playback along with a quick charge feature. Basically if you are running out of battery, you can charge 2.5 hours worth of battery in just 15 minutes.

 


Summary


V-MODA - CROSSFADE WIRELESS

  • Metal design
  • Best for V-shaped Sound
  • 12 Hours of Playback
  • Wired/Wireless Option
  • Customisable & Interchangeable Metal shields
BOSE QC35

  • Plastic design
  • Noise Cancellation
  • 20 Hours of Playback
  • Wired/Wireless Option

Our Verdict

The Crossfade Wireless is your guy if you have a long list of priorities when you shop for headphones. They dot the i's on every front - be it comfort, sound or durability.

If music listening is not your main purpose and if what you really want is noise cancellation, we would recommend you to go for the Bose QC35.

Both of these headphones are great and stand out of the crowd at this price point. If you get  everything you need in a best sound wireless headphone by simply adding a few bucks. Then, why not?



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MRP Rs. 29,363/-

 

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