Even though there are a lot of great premium ANC headphones on the market right now, and there’s even whole bunch more on the way… the most common question I get in my comments is WHEN ARE THE BOSE QC45’s COMING OUT?!?! Now I don’t know if the Bose QC45’s will be coming out next week, next month, or next year… But I thought I would make a wish list of what I would like to see from the Bose QC45’s… And showcase how the aging Bose QC35’s stack up against some of 2019’s top ANC headphones.
When apple announced their AirPods, the market was quickly flooded by truly wireless earbuds from other companies. And most of them were sports wireless earbuds meant for working out. But then premium truly wireless earbuds started to become a thing. So given that AirPods are super popular and over all pretty good… is it worth paying almost double for something like the Sennheiser Momentum True wireless ear buds??
Shortly after releasing their Jaybird Tarah Pro, which I feel are currently the best wireless earbuds Jaybird has to offer… Jaybird has now updated their truly wireless earbuds with their new Jaybird RUN XT. And even though they might not be all that different from the original Jaybird RUN… The RUN XT do have one major improvement over the original.
Unfortunately, at CES 2019 Sony didn’t announce any new headphones to compliment their 1000XM3’s. I was personally expecting them to announce a new pair of H.ear On 3’s and an updated version of their XB950N1’s. They did however announce that their headphones would be getting Alexa integration. And like I’ve been saying for awhile now, more and more headphones are going to have voice assistant integration here on out. Just look at how prominent cortana is on the Surface Headphones.
But over the last few days I’ve been getting a lot of comments about how the new 4.1.1 firmware update has negatively effected the Active Noise Cancelation on the Sony 1000XM3. So to get to the bottom of this I updated my 1000XM3’s to 4.1.1 and did ANC test with another pair 1000XM3’s running the previous 2.0.0 firmware. And heres what I got.
While everyone waits for Bose to announce their new QC45 ANC headphones, bose has been pretty busy lately releasing some out of the box products. Theres the noise masking sleep buds, Bose’s new frames which are sunglasses with built in speakers that are supposed to deliver a first of its kind AR experience and this… The Bose Home speaker 500. And im going to be honest, I didn’t expect to like this Smart speaker as much as I did and it sounds very impressive for its small size.
I know dropping $350 on a pair of ANC headphones is a lot for some people. So today we’re going to compare my current top 3 favorite sub $200 ANC headphones as of Q1 2019. We have the Sony WH-CH700N, the Sennheiser 4.50 BTNC, and the Audio-Technica ATH-SR50BT or as I call them, the Sir 50’s. Now I like and have no problem recommending either of these headphones but they all have their own pros and cons. But I think this video is going to be pretty interesting cause instead of me crapping on one specific pair of headphones, we’re going to be comparing 3 pairs of headphones that I genuinely like for different reasons.
Almost Jaybird’s entire product line is brand new for 2019. And besides the truly wireless Jaybird Run, the rest of Jaybird’s products might seem like they’re all the same… But thats not true, there are some key difference between the Jaybird Tarah, Jaybird X4, and Jaybird Tarah Pro that you’ll want to take into consideration before buying your first pair of Jaybird ear buds. So today we’re going to break down Jaybird’s product line and hopefully find out which ones right for you.
As the premium ANC headphone market heats up, cheaper ANC headphones are getting better and better cause of the trickle down effect. And a good example of this are the new Audio-Technica ATH-SR50BT’s. I think these are a pair of very well rounded headphones that perform great and have some very welcomed features. And if it wasn’t for their touch pad, I think these headphones would be perfect.