Bose QC Earbuds II, the Return of the King?

While the eyes of the world are on the West Coast, Bose is taking advantage of the East Coast to announce its new headphones, the QuietComfort Earbuds II.

Fresh from its new partnership with Qualcomm announced last week atIFA 2022 Berlin, Bose is taking advantage of the same day as Apple and its new iPhone 14 to launch its new wireless headphones, the QuietComfort Earbuds II Where QC Earbuds II for the close friends.

If there is one thing that cannot be taken away from Bose, is that it remains the brand that invented noise reduction headphones. Nowadays, the competition is more than tough insofar as there is no shortage of competitors, both in the world of headphones and earphones. Also, to stand out from the competition, Bose counts on its sound calibration technology, Bose CustomTune, to stand out from its direct competitors.

Bose QC Earbuds II

Bose CustomTune and ActiveSense technologies

Put simply, the QC Earbuds II are able to customize audio and noise reduction performance to the shape of each ear, which, according to Bose, results in a listening experience unique to each user and reduced super effective noise reduction. This Bose CustomTune technology offers automatic customization each time the headphones are removed from their case and placed in users’ ears. Thanks to a microphone inside the earpiece, the technology is able to measure the acoustic response of the user’s ear canal and thus precisely adapt the audio and noise reduction performance.

There is also the Aware mode with ActiveSense. According to Bose, this mode provides increased transparency for sound that is as natural and realistic as possible. Besides, the Active Sense technology is able to apply the right noise reduction and this, according to each user. This is possible thanks to the 4 microphones in each earphone (one inside and three outside). In any case, according to the American firm, the QC Earbuds II would now offer the best active noise cancellation on the market. We can’t wait to test.

Bose QC Earbuds II

A new design

The QC Earbuds II offer a brand new design, more streamlined and above all more discreet. Remember, the first QC Earbuds were anything but discreet. With this new design, they are also lighter since on the scale, it’s only 6g per earphone and a very discreet charging box. While many rely solely on the in-ear side for the support of the headphones, Bose continues to offer a system composed of interchangeable tips and stabilizers to ensure optimal support.

“Since we introduced noise canceling to the market, we have been committed to pushing the boundaries of engineering, technology and design – and the QuietComfort Earbuds II are the latest result of that commitment,” said Raza. Haider, Product Manager at Bose.

“We believe in the power of sound – it can transport you to your favorite concert, evoke an important memory or simply bring you lightness and good humor. That’s exactly what the QC Earbuds II do. They uniquely adapt to you and deliver immersive sound that’s truer than ever. »

Bose QC Earbuds II

Technical characteristics

The new Bose QC Earbuds II are compatible with Apple and Android devices. They feature better voice pickup thanks to a new noise reduction algorithm, Bluetooth 5.3, are IPX4 certified and work with the mobile device’s built-in voice assistant. The QC Earbuds II up to six hours of battery life with three additional charges provided by the case. The case can fully charge the headphones in an hour, while a 20-minute quick charge provides up to two hours of playtime. Note that the QC Earbuds II only work with active noise cancellation activated or transparency mode activated.

And lastly, they feature capacitive touch controls on the left and right ear cups that provide access to common controls such as play and pause content, volume control, track skip, take and end music. calls. Via the Bose Music app, there are other features, such as shortcuts, noise reduction modes and an adjustable equalizer.

Bose QC Earbuds II

Prices and availability

Available in Triple Black or SoapStone, the Bose QC EarBuds II will be offered at the public price of 299.95 euros, for pre-order from September 8 for availability from September 29, 2022.

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