Bose has announced 4 new wireless headphones today. Bose which is known for their noise-cancelling headphones has gone now gone wireless for their QuietComfort model and introduced a new line. They introduced the QuietComfort 35 around-ear wireless headphones. They have a similar look and feel to the Bose QC25 (wired) headphones (check out the review of the Bose QC25 here), with of course some tweaks to look sleeker. Bose also introduced the QuietComfort 30 in-ear headphones, and 2 sports headphones; the SoundSport and the SoundSport Pulse.
I’ll explain a bit more about the headphones below. I had limited time with all of the models announced (except the SoundSport Pulse). I had a good first impression of them. Sound was nice and clear. But of course factor such as battery life, effective noise-cancellation and clarity when speaking require a full review. We hope to bring you that soon.
Bose QuietComfort 35 Around-Ear Headphones
When having some hands-on time with the headphones Bose engineers stressed the importance of sound quality even on wireless headphones. There’s a digital chip and multiple microphones that sense and block the noise. We had a chance to listen to different sounds, such as New York atmosphere, and the Boston subway. Even though it was a demo, the sound quality and the noise canceling was impressive. As for battery life, Bose claims up to 20 hours of battery life when using the noise-canceling feature, and 40 hours without noise-cancelling. If the battery does die out, you can continue to use the QC35 with the cable.
Pricing and Availability
The Bose QC35 around-ear headphones are available in black or silver. You can order them from Bose.com for $349
Bose QC30 In-Ear Headphones
There’s a growing trend of on-shoulder headphones (usually a solid neckband with hanging earbuds). The Bose QC30 are your day-to-day wireless earbuds. Meant for those on the go, who want qualitative wireless sound, the QC30 are meant to be lightweight and long-lasting. The QC30 allow you to control how much noise-cancelation you allow. They use a dual-mic system to reject background noise when talking as well. As for battery life the QC30 are supposed to last up to 10 hours.
Pricing and Availability QuietComfort 30 Headphones
The Bose QuietComfort 30 headphones will be available in September 2016 for $299 on Bose.com
Bose SoundSport and SoundSport Pulse Wireless Headphones
Check out our review of the Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones HERE
As you can the by the name, the Bose SoundSport Pulse is Bose’s entry into the fitness headphones game. They use StayHear+ Tips for noise isolation, and a snug fit. The SoundSport and SoundSport Pulse are sweat and water resistant, made to last through your workout, without skimping on the sound quality. They of course had an inline mic with 3 buttons for music playback and volume control. The difference between the SoundSport and SoundSport Pulse, is the Pulse have a heart-rate monitor. The Pulse is compatible with apps such as RunKeeper, Endomondo. The SoundSport are set to last up to 6 hours, the SoundSport Pulse up to 5 hours.
Pricing and Availability – Bose SoundSport / Pulse
The Bose SoundSport wireless Headphones are available now for $149. The SoundSport Pulse headphones will be available in September for $199.