Where are you looking? AKG Y500 often gets perfect or very high scores. Solo 3 isn’t ANC so not a competitor to the Bose QC series.
The AKG don't have good reviews. I'll be honest I've got bose qc25s and they're still the most comfortable and best noise cancelling headphones Ive tried. Thinking of getting the qc35ii.
The AKG Y500 like I said? Or pretty much any AKG, JBL, Sennheiser headphones. And many more. You’re paying for the name with Beats - not sound quality, comfort or build quality.
What would you recommend?
These just aren’t good value for money - you can have better sounding AKG Y500’s or many other sets for around half the price.