Noise-canceling headphones are all the rage these days. Even though most people aren't hopping on planes these days, active noise canceling still comes in handy for enjoying your music in common areas, shared living rooms, and other loud environments — of course, they also just double as great high-quality Bluetooth headphones.
There are few models more recognizable than the Bose QC35 II, whose unrivaled comfort and sound quality make it one of the most popular sets on the market. During Black Friday, you can snag a pair for just $199 — a steep discount from its usual $299.
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The QC35 IIs offer a nearly perfect combination of comfort, great sound quality, and excellent noise cancelation. Pair that with Google Assistant integration and 20 hours of continuous playback on a single charge, and you've got an incredible set of headphones.
What makes the QC 35 IIs so special? For one, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more comfortable set of headphones. They're surprisingly lightweight, and the earcups are well-padded to ensure that listeners can enjoy the QC35 IIs all day without running into fatigue. Because they're so light and can be folded up, they're also excellent travel headphones, easily able to compacted down and tossed in a bag.
Of course, Bose's active noise canceling is also tough to beat. While subsequent releases like the Sony WH-1000XM4 and Bose's own Noise Canceling 700s give this model a run for its model, the QC35 IIs set the standard for ambient sound rejection back in 2017, and have held up terrifically ever since.
Making things even better, there's a dedicated button along the earcup for launching Google Assistant, making it easy to dictate text messages or change tracks without needing to pull out your phone. You can even set Google Assistant to alert you of any new notifications that reach your phone.
The only downside of these headphones is that they charge over Micro-USB — but with 20 hours of continuous playback, at least you won't have to break out your ancient cable very often. The Bose QC 35 IIs remain among the best noise-canceling headphones you can buy, and they're a steal at $100 off.
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