While not a quantum leap forward over the QC35 IIs, the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 offers slightly better noise canceling, sound and call quality.
While they don't take the crown for best-in-class sound quality, the AirPods Pro are great true wireless headphones that exceed the standard AirPods in nearly every way.
If you can overlook the jumbo charging case and high price, the Powerbeats Pro true wireless headphones are superior to the AirPods in a few key ways.
While not quite as good as the AirPods Pro in some areas, the Jabra Elite Pro offer better sound and battery life at a lower price.
While they don't perform quite as well the WF-1000XM3 and lack a little bit of premium touch for their price, the WF-SP800N are very good active noise-canceling true wireless sports earbuds.
The Echo Buds are likable earbuds with always-on Alexa and solid Bose-powered noise reduction -- just consider waiting until they're on sale before buying them.
Despite some small drawbacks, the Sony WF-1000XM3 is among the best true wireless headphones of 2019.
With its comfortable fit and superb performance, the Sony WH-1000XM3 is the noise-canceling headphone to beat.
While the Galaxy Buds Plus don't have active noise-canceling and cost more than their predecessor, they offer key improvements, including better sound, boosted battery life and call quality.
If you can afford them, Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless are arguably the best true wireless earbuds.
Existing QC35 owners don't need to upgrade, but the addition of a dedicated Google Assistant button gives the already excellent wireless noise-canceling headphone an extra bit of personality.
The Sony WH-XB900N Extra Bass is a solid noise-canceling headphone, but it doesn't quite hit the same heights as its industry-leading step-up sibling.
The SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphone II mixes a strong blend of comfort and performance in attractively designed wireless headphone.
The Jabra Active Elite 65t truly wireless earphones are the best alternative to Apple's AirPods, but the stepdown non-Elite model will save you a bit of cash.
Beats' on-ear noise-canceling headphones are very good, but a product from parent company Apple is stealing their thunder.
Featuring top-notch call quality and loaded with features, the Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 is an excellent value alternative to the AirPods Pro.
The new AirPods are an incremental upgrade to an already excellent, fully wireless headphone, but sound quality, design and fit are basically the same.
The slightly more rugged and expensive Jabra Elite Active 75t is a subtle upgrade over the excellent Elite 75t that will appeal to sports enthusiasts looking for added durability.