Bose's Foursome of Wireless Headphones

June 05, 2016

5 June - Bose launched 4 wireless headphones, signaling its intent and direction in the noise canceling and sports audio space. This is jaw dropping news to say the least.

What's So Special?
This is an incredibly exciting launch for the portable music world. We had predicted last year that Bose would offer a sports wireless model but to see 4 new products released at once is heart-stopping :)

1. Bose QuietComfort 35 (QC 35)

i. Noise Canceling - Everyone was wondering when Bose's classic wired noise canceling QC 25 would go wireless and that time has come. If the active noise canceling (ANC) ability is even on par with the QC 25, we have ourselves likely the best wireless ANC pair in the market. 
Bose QuietComfort 35 QC35

ii. Design - These headphones are a clear design hybrid between the QC 25 and AE2 SoundLink headphones with playback controls on the right side + NFC. In addition, Bose provides a Connect app (iOS / Android) which was previously only compatible with the AE2. We will check out its full potential once we lay our paws on a unit.

iii. Battery Life - At 20 hours, this provides a decent amount of power, considering that this serves both the Bluetooth and ANC functionality.

10 July 2016 - We have reviewed the Bose QC35 (SGD 549 / USD 349.95 on Amazon)

2. Bose SoundSport Wireless
i. Sweat and Water Resistance - This looks way different from its wired SoundSport predecessor and for good measure. These Bluetooth / NFC buds are designed for resistance to sweat and water and certainly look the part. 


ii. Fit - These are fitted with what the Bose QC20 have - StayHear+ tips and they are super comfy in terms of ear fit. Look no further than the Jaybird X2 Wireless and Plantronics BackBeat GO 3 for competitors.




iii. Charging on the Go
The buds have a rather average 6h battery life. To make the deal sweeter, an optional (and intuitively-named) accessory called the SoundSport charging case (just USD 49.95 please) gives an additional 18h of juice when stored for a full charge of about 2h. 
Bose SoundSport Wireless Charging Case
Credit - CNET
14 July 2016 - We have reviewed the SoundSport Wireless (SGD 239 / USD 149.95 on Amazon)

3. Bose SoundSport Pulse
These are pretty much similar to the SoundSport Wireless and to top it off, there's an integrated heart-rate monitor and has 5h of battery life. More to come once more info is in.
Bose SoundSport Wireless - Black

4. Bose QuietControl 30 (QC 30) 
If you're familiar with neckband-type earphones (think LG TONE) and Bose's top notch noise canceling QC20 earbuds, this is a product that marries these two great features into a singular product.
Bose QuietControl 30 QC30

Pricing 
We pinged Atlas on the pricing in Singapore (SG). 

Update - 21 Oct 2016:
For now, here's the lowdown (USD prices from Amazon):
QC35 - SGD 599 549 (USD 349
QC30 - TBC (USD 299)
SoundSport Pulse - SGD 349 (USD 199
SoundSport Wireless - SGD 239 (USD 149)
Bose QuietComfort 35 QC35 - Silver

Availability
We checked with Atlas, Singapore's distributor, on local availability.  

QuietComfort 35 (QC 35): 
Silver / Black - Pre-orders in June 2016
Bose QC 35 - Black

SoundSport Wireless:
Aqua / Black - Pre-orders in June 2016 

Citron - Pre-orders in Sep 2016
Bose SoundSport Wireless - Aqua Ice

SoundSport Pulse:
Red - Pre-orders in Sep 2016
Bose SoundSport Pulse - Red
Credit - CNET

QuietControl 30 (QC 30) - Pre-orders in Sep 2016
Bose QuietControl 30 QC30


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