Bose has unveiled three Bluetooth-powered headphone models, offering wireless versions of its popular noise-canceling headphones for the first time. The new models are the around-ear QuietComfort 35, the in-ear QuietControl 30, and an all-new sports headphone, the SoundSport.
The QuietComfort 35 (pictured above) features microphones on the inside and outside of the earcups to sense and measure ambient noise, sending unwanted sound to two electronic chips which respond to the sound and pump out an opposite signal. This wizardry -- which all takes place in a fraction of a millisecond -- produces the near-obliteration of noise from subway cars, plane engines, or any other aural irritant. The lightweight QuietComfort 35 has up to 20 hours of battery life, courtesy of its rechargeable lithium-ion battery; if the battery loses its charge, the headphones can still be used in wired mode (but sans noise-cancellation). The QuietComfort 35 features controls on one earcup to adjust volume, play or pause music, and answer or end phone calls. Available in black and silver, the Quiet Comfort 35 is out now for $349.95.
Bose's in-ear QuietControl 30 headphones incorporates six microphones in a band which rests on the back of the neck. With 10 hours of battery life, the QuietControl 30 features an in-line remote off of one earbud, which allows for music and phone control. The QuietControl 30's breakthrough feature, however, is its variable noise cancellation, which allows the user to turn noise cancellation up or down, depending on how much minimizing of background noise is desired. This is manipulated through the free Bose Connect app (available on iPhone and Android). The QuietControl 30 comes in black and will be available in September 2016 for $299.95.
SoundSport / SoundSport Pulse
Working out with headphones can be problematic for two reasons: earbuds killed by perspiration and earbuds falling out of the ear. To combat this, the SoundSport is not only water-resistant but also features a "wing" which gently locks the earbud into the ear. Like the QuietComfort 35, the SoundSport features an in-line remote for controlling music and phone calls. The SoundSport features six hours of battery life.
The SoundSport Pulse has all the features of the SoundSport, in addition to a heart rate monitor, and is compatible with fitness apps such as Runkeeper and Endomondo. Running the New York City Marathon? The SoundSport Pulse offers five hours of battery life, which is longer than the Marathon's average finish time
of 4.5 hours.
The SoundSport headphones are available now in black and aqua for $149.95; in September 2016, they will also be available in the color citron. The SoundSport Pulse will be out in September 2016 for $199.95, in red.
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