I auditioned the top Bose and the top Sony. I like the Sony sound signature better--great midrange, tight base, but this is very personal. And the Sony were more comfortable for me, (again personal) which is important if you are going to wear them for hours. The Sony WH-1000X M3 is what I have (looks from the post above that they have an M4 now) They have great noise cancelling that doesn't color the sonic balance very much, and the swiping gestures for controls generally work very well. They saved my sanity on the daily bus commute for 18 months, the battery lasts a long time and no issues.
These are the best noice-cancelling headphones in the market. Pre-pandemic days, it was great to put these bad boys on and tune out the office chatter to get into flow and get some deep work done. I had gone to Best Buy to try out various headphones and this blew Bose out of the water. Highly, highly recommend. It is one of my prized possessions and I use the headphones whenever I meditate.