Bose has launched a number of products including two wireless earbuds and three new audio sunglasses.
The first and most important of these are the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds. These $ 280 are the company’s first noise-canceling wireless in-ear earbuds.
As the name suggests, the QuietComfort earbuds feature Bose’s Active Noise Cancellation System, which uses microphones and a new algorithm to cancel ambient noise. The semi-in-ear design earbuds also passively block the sound and have fins to keep them in place.
Like the Bose Headphones 700, the QuietComfort Earbuds also have adjustable noise cancellation, which allows you to adjust the level of cancellation if you want to let in some of the ambient noise. You can also enable full transparency to let in all of the ambient sound.
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The QC earphones have a touch-sensitive outer surface and all operating elements are called up with touch gestures. The earbuds are also IPX4 certified for water and sweat resistance.
The QC earphones are available in two colors: Triple Black and Soapstone.
After all, Bose claims 6 hours of battery life with continuous use and the charging case offers two additional charges for a total of 18 hours. The earbuds provide up to 2 hours of playback time on a 2 hour charge. The charging case is Qi-certified for wireless charging.
Next up are the Bose Sport earbuds. These $ 180 wireless earbuds don’t have active noise cancellation, but are otherwise pretty similar. Focused on training, the Sport Earbuds also feature IPX4 water resistance and Bose ‘StayHear Max tips with a semi-in-ear design and a tiny wing to keep them in place.
Unlike the QC earbuds, the sport earbuds support Bluetooth 5.0 but still offer the same AAC support and Active EQ. You also have 5 hours of battery life and the case offers two more full charges for a total of 15 hours. Like the QC earphones, the sports earphones also have a touch-sensitive outer surface for control.
The Sport Earbuds are available in three colors: Baltic Blue, Glacier White and Triple Black.
Bose also announced the second generation of its audio sunglasses. The new Bose frames are available in three versions: soprano, tenor and tempo.
The soprano and tenor are similar, with the main difference in design. The soprano has a cat-eye lens design while the tenor has a square frame. Aside from that, both have a nylon frame, a high-gloss black finish, and polarized polycarbonate lenses.
Both also have interchangeable lenses, which can be replaced by optional mirrored rose gold and purple lenses for the soprano and mirrored silver and mirrored blue lenses for the tenor. Or you could use your glasses.
Both also share the same Bose Open Ear Audio design that is designed to sound fuller and deeper than previous generation models. They have a battery life of 5.5 hours and a beam-shaping microphone array for voice calls. Both also have touch sensitive sides for volume and playback controls, as well as a motion sensor that detects when you remove them to turn them off.
Finally, there are the Bose Tempo frames, which have a sporty design. They have soft silicone nose pads that come in three sizes in the box. The polarized polycarbonate lenses supplied have a mirrored black surface with 12% VLT (visible light transmission), but can be exchanged for Road Orange with 20% VLT, Trail Blue with 28% VLT and Twilight Yellow with 77% VLT. All of this is ideal for different environments and times of the day, so you can choose based on your needs. Finally, the Tempo is also IPX4 splash-proof.
Apart from these differences, the tempo is similar to the soprano and tenor. All three cost $ 250.