Audio equipment company Bose today launched a few new wireless headphones that use its premium noise-cancelling technology. The new Bose products are arriving ahead of the iPhone 7, which is said to lose the century-old 3.5mm audio jack in favor of wireless headsets and Lightning-enabled ones.
The new QuietComfort 35 model is a successor to Bose’s popular QuietComfort 25 headphones. The QuietComfort 35 uses both Bluetooth and NFC pairing and includes Bose’s noise-cancelling tech.
Bose claims its new around-ear headphones offer the best noise cancellation available anywhere—from a wired or wireless headphone—along with a custom Bluetooth system for a strong and consistent connection.
According to Bose:
With microphones inside and outside the ear cups the QC35 senses, measures and sends unwanted sounds to two proprietary digital electronic chips—one for each ear—which respond with a precise, equal and opposite signal in less than a fraction of a millisecond. The result is dramatic and exclusive to Bose.
In an instant, the rumble of a train, plane engine, or the commotion from rush hour all but disappear. Stay in silence, or hear your music more clearly with a new EQ that balances sound at every volume, for any genre.
These headphones have up to twenty hours of battery life.
The QuietComfort 35 also sports integrated buttons on the right ear cup to turn the power on or off, adjust the volume, play/pause your music and answer/end calls.
QuietControl 30 and new SoundSport earphones
Featuring a wireless in-ear and Bose’s noise-cancelling technology, the QuietControl 30 in-ear headphones include a robust Bluetooth system which Bose claims that “works reliably in changing surroundings”.
The tiny earbuds integrate six microphones that cancel out noise and sport a neckband. In fact, noise-cancelation can be turned up or down, not just on or off, and it adapts to the level you set without changing your music volume.
The headphones use a new equalizer customized for its size and design.
The QuietControl 30 has up to ten hours of battery life and includes the usual controls via an in-line remote: volume, play/pause, answer/end calls and noise control.
In addition to controllable noise cancellation, both the QC35 and QC30 use a dual-mic system to reject background sounds like wind and crowd noises that interfere with talking and Siri.
Lastly, Bose’s SoundSport Wireless earphones now come in two new models: the standard SoundSport and the SoundSport Pulse.
The standard SoundSport earphones are sweat and water resistant, making them an ideal companion when working out in the gym. The SoundSport Pulse have a built-in heart rate monitor “with the precision of a chest strap” which is compatible compatible with Runkeeper, Endomondo and other fitness apps.
The Pulse has up to five hours of battery life and SoundSport has up to six hours. The new Bose headphones take advantage of the free Bose Connect app for easy switching between Bluetooth devices, software updates, showing your heart rates and more.
Pricing and availability
The QuietComfort 35 headphones come in Black and Silver while the QuietControl 30 headphones come in Black. The SoundSport Wireless come in Black and Aqua now, and Citron in September. The SoundSport Pulse is available in Power Red.
Bose’s StayHear+ tips for the QuietControl 30 and SoundSport headphones are included in three sizes: small, medium and large. The new headphones will be sold through Bose stores, Bose.co.uk and select authorized dealers.