Regarding the Bose NC700 and the Sony WH-1000XM4 noise-cancelling headphones:
Both have good noise-cancelling.
The Bose has more control over the noise-cancelling and ambient sound levels. The Sony has more auto-adjustment.
If you wear glasses or anything similar with the Bose, you lose several steps of the noise-cancelling; glasses have no impact on the Sony’s sound quality.
Contrary to its claims, the Sony canNOT handle being connected to more than one device at a time, unless you mean to use one device for listening to audio and then have your phone be absolute primary and override every time. Bose can switch back and forth between two devices, not flawlessly, though fairly usably.
They could BOTH learn a thing or ten from Logitech, and add an additional button for device switching, and another additional button so we can use voice-assistance as advertised without having to be WITHOUT one feature or the other.
If you want to be able to use a voice assistant you will have NO control over ambient/noise-cancelling levels on your Sony, unless you have your phone and Sony app open in front of you all the time. That essentially means you can have basic noise-cancelling/ambient control OR you can have voice assistance. Inane.
The Sony likes to make noise at EVERYTHING, beeping and talking loudly in your ear to tell you whenever it has turned on, whenever it is turning off, whenever it connects to bluetooth, whenever it’s changing volume, whenever ANYTHING. There is no option to stop this. The Bose can be asked to be more subtle and decent, and is elegant about this.
My limited experience with Sony’s customer support so far has been that they don’t really care about the customer and their results. My repeated experience with Bose’s customer support is that they are consistently ultimately sincere in striving to resolve issues for the customer.
TL;DR The sound through either of these headphones is fine, solid noise-cancelling, fairly comfortable, the software has notable issues and my user experience with both has been frustrating; UX a bit worse with the Sony.
Whethan – Good Nights
Adem – Looking At You (feat. Annie)
Dodie – Monster
Balmorhea – Dived, Limmat, 55, En Route, Night Squall, Candor
Jamie Cullum – Age of Anxiety
slated in mused
at 1:33 am
I don’t need answers the same way I used to. I still have all the questions. I’m okay with that. I still love to have answers and I still would rather know than not know. I still feel I’m an invasive species, however it’s very selective now; I’m disinclined to pry.
I still believe in truth and love the idea of it, though I know that truth and reality are not the same, and truths are subject to all the lenses — perspective and time and the beholder and the writer and the accompanying foundational truths and compounded truths.
There is stew on the stove and I’m going to eat it.
Orson Scott Card has a newish book: Lost and Found, and I’ve been missing the Pathfinder series, so this was a happy. Then partway into it, I was having such a good time, I decided to put it off and finally start the Mither Mages series …I’m enjoying The Lost Gate AND and! it plays in Washington DC in familiar towns and streets AND and! it goes on to play in Yellow Springs, Ohio ! Xenia! of all places! Is it going to Kyoto next? I’m a happy.
slated in days
at 9:39 pm
Happy twenty years, Ferrydust! Sometime this year — twenty years back — you were conceived and created; you’ve evolved, died, and revived a few times, and you’re still a good friend/space to me and I appreciate that a lot. Once upon a time someone called you the girliest thing I own; I wonder if that’s still true. Either way, thank you <3
Similar experiences, different habits and responses. We are meaning machines. Love is the bridge, choice/personal-responsibility is the power. Happiness is a favorite habit and breathing is a new one of which I will be world+ class. If we’ve really learned it, we can teach it. Best is living it, loving it, together.
Got cold enough to pull over a soft plush blanket and I’m now surrounded in soft plushy coziness and very happy about it.
New Orleans has alll the oysters and many of them have visited my belly and I am a happy.