American audio giant Bose have announced the release of their new QuietComfort 35 around-ear headphones- which by the sound of things (pun intended) are set to become the gold standard in wireless noise cancelling headphones, ideal for travelling, commuting, relaxing or of course, blogging.
Bose, founded in 1964 by Dr. Amar G. Bose, then a professor of electrical engineering at the MIT have earned a reputation for first rate noise cancelling qualities, and in particular with their wired QuietComfort range of headphones. Applying this technology to the increasingly popular demand for wireless headphones is a wise move for Bose.
The new wireless headphones include NFC for touch-to-pair convenience, intuitive controls for Siri, music and calls, voice prompts for key information including setup, caller ID and battery life, and there is the Bose Connect app for more functionality.
The QC35’s use a custom-engineered Bluetooth® system for a stronger and more consistent connection. The high quality of sound and noise cancellation is attributed to microphones inside and outside the ear-cups, from which 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- in an instant, the rumble of a train, plane engine, or the commotion from rush hour all but disappear allowing you to stay in silence, or hear your music more clearly with a new EQ that balances sound at every volume, for any genre.
Amazingly, the QC35 has up to 20 hours of battery life from a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which means flying from New York to Hong Kong creates no drama. Button control is located on the right earcup: on/off, music volume, play/pause, and answer/end calls, and this technology is all housed in high quality materials within a precise build and finish- refined yet rugged, lightweight yet stable, with ‘as expected’ Bose comfort.
£289.95 at bose.co.uk – available in black or silver, from June 15th, 2016.