But with so many choices on the market, it can be difficult to know the best product to buy. For me, when it comes to noise cancellation, comfort and quality, it’s hard to look past the Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones. DESIGN The Bose QC35 II keeps the same simple design as its predecessor, with the headphones shipping in black or silver. Bulk of the chassis is matt plastic to ensure the headphones remain light, although Bose has slightly tweaked the product to have a more premium feel by including metal caps on the back of each earpad. There are hinges on the housings, which allow the headphones to easily fold down into the supplied hard carry case. However using the case is not a necessity, with the headphones more than durable enough to survive being left inside your gym bag or tossed onto your bed. The top of the QC35 II has soft padding to ensure comfort for those using them for long durations, while the cosy circumaural earcups also make wearing the headphones a treat. Inside each of the circumaural earcups is cloth grilles, which have kindly been labelled with a large “L” and “R” to help customers easily identify the correct sides. The outer of the right earcup is home to the power/pairing button, while the underside of the right housing also has three buttons used for control playback, volume, call management and track navigation — these are well placed and easy to use once you understand the commands. A new addition to the QC35 II is a long, flat button on the left earcup that lets your headphones communicate with the Google Assistant. Pressing the button will summon Google Assistant to read out certain notifications for things you have set in advance such as messages or missed calls. Likewise, you can hold down the button as summon Google Assistant to do any tasks you would do from your phone or Google Home device. While I found the feature to be fun to use, it’s worth mentioning it will struggle if there is a lot of ambient noise in the area. It’s also worth noting if you have an iPhone and haven’t downloaded Google Assistant, you won’t be able to get the full functionality of the headphones. Charging is done with a micro USB cable, although I