Bose QC35 and QC30 launched with wireless connectivity


One of the world’s most popular audio brands – Bose – has announced two new additions to its QuietComfort (QC) range of noise cancelling headphones. The QC 35 is an upgraded version of the QC25, without the wires, and support for Bluetooth and NFC connectivity. Similarly, the QC30 succeeds the QC20 (interestingly, the QC here stands for QuietControl and not QuietComfort) with a new neckband design and wireless connectivity to boot.

Bose has priced the QC35 at USD349 (approximately Rs. 23,500), and it is available right now, whereas the QC30 priced at USD299 (approximately Rs. 20,000) will be available in September. The headphones are currently available in the US and the UK, and should be available globally, including India, soon.

The QC35 shares the same design as its predecessor and is available in Black and Silver colour variants for now. The QC35, apart from Bluetooth connectivity, also supports NFC. It has dual-microphones, inside and outside the ear cups. It uses this system of dual-microphones for noise cancellation. Bose claims that even text-to-speech accuracy has been improved with Siri and other voice assistants. The lithium-ion battery inside the QC35 can last 20 hours on a single charge. All the buttons are on the right earcup: on/off, music volume, play/pause, and answer/end calls.

The QuietControl 30, uses a neckband design for its in-ear noise cancelling headphones. Furthermore, it includes some really fancy new noise-cancelling tech inside the neckband. Now, you can adjust the level of noise cancellation according to your preference using the controls on the in-line microphone or a dedicated app for your phone. It also includes Bose’s trademark StayHear+ tips, which provide a more secure fit and reduces the pressure of using an in-ear headphone for long durations.

In typical Bose fashion, the company hasn’t divulged any technical specifications for both the headphones.