Sonys use USB-C to charge while Bose uses the ancient micro USB. I'm happier to see USB-C because it's just the place where technology goes. More and more devices that I own use USB-C, which means I'm more likely to have a USB-C cable in my bag or on my desk to charge Sonys. For Bose I had to pull out a micro-USB cable that would only serve to charge Bose at this point.
Micro USB is slowly shutting down and it's a pity that the QC35 II headset is another relatively new accessory that will keep you in the past with a micro USB.
As far as the battery life is concerned, each company has its claims. Bose claims 20 hours, and Sony claims to have 30 hours. I really did not notice a big difference between the two. I just load them when I need it, and I never felt I was constantly charging one of them.
The controls on each handset are fine. Bose uses buttons and key combinations to control their music while Sonys use crannies and slides the outside cups. I think cranes and swipes are a bit more intuitive to use, but this is still not perfect. Several earphone makers ̵