- Bose has launched two new headphone upgrades for the QC45 and NC700, along with a TWS earbuds.
- The company has added support for new codecs with the new Ultra headsets.
- Bose has also launched a wireless charging case cover for its earbuds.
Bose has launched two new headphones under its latest Ultra Series, the QuietComfort Ultra headphones and the QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds. The company also launched a new version of the QuietComfort headphones, as a replacement for the popular QC45 headphones.
The new Bose Ultra Headphones and Earbuds now have support for Qualcomm aptX codec. The new headsets are also compatible with lossless and low-latency audio transmission.
Bose QuietComfort Headphones and Earbuds: Price and Availability
The Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones are priced at $429 (approx Rs 35,600). The QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds are priced at $299 (approx Rs 24,800). The regular QuietComfort headphones have a price tag of $349 (approx Rs 28,900). All three new headsets will be available for purchase from September 21 in the United States.
Bose has not released any details about the availability of the new headphones outside of the US. We can expect the QC Ultra Headphones and Earbuds to launch in India before the end of this year.
Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones: Now with aptX
The new Bose QuietComfort Ultra headphones have replaced the company’s high-end NC 700 headphones. The new headset now supports Bose Immersive Audio, which uses proprietary Bose digital signal processing for noise cancellation and multi-dimensional sound.
The QC Ultra headphones feature a custom-designed chipset for ANC. The headset uses microphone array beamforming to differentiate your voice from background noises, which is helpful while taking calls.
The right earcup of the QC Ultra headphones comes with a power button, a capacitive touch strip for volume control, and a multifunction button that can used to answer calls and control media playback. The left earcup features an LED indicator, a 2.5mm headphone jack, and a USB type-C port for charging.
Bose claims that the QC Ultra headphones can last up to 24 hours with normal usage, and up to 18 hours with ANC.
Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds: New Metallic Design
The Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds are an upgrade to the QC Earbuds II, which were launched last year. The new earbuds now come with a metallic finish for a better finish. Bose has also improved the interlocking design of the earbuds, which ensures a better in-ear fit.
Apart from the design, Bose has not made any significant changes to the drivers. The company has introduced dynamic microphone mixing to help in noise cancellation while taking calls.
The QC Ultra earbuds are made with CustomTune calibration for the best sound profile. These also come with touch controls, and an IPX4 rating for water resistance. Bose has also added support for Qualcomm aptX audio codec.
The battery on the Bose QC Ultra Earbuds offers 6 hours of playback with regular usage and 4 hours with ANC. Bose has also launched a new wireless charging case cover, which is compatible with both, the QC Earbuds II and the QC Ultra Earbuds. However, it will be sold as an additional accessory priced at $49.
Bose QuietComfort Headphones
The new Bose QuietComfort headphones are a replacement for the Bose QC 45 headphones. The new headset now allows you to adjust the levels of ANC, and set custom modes for noise cancellation. However, Bose has not added support for any newer codecs with the new headset.
The Bose QuietComfort headphones have support for Spotify Tap. It allows you to initiate Spotify playback with a single tap. The company is using the same non-swivel design from the QC45, on the new QC headphones.
The new QC headphones also have support for SimpleSync, which allows you to pair the headset with select soundbars and have independent volume controls. The headset can also be used with voice assistants on smartphones, including support for Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple’s Siri. Bose says that the company has updated the Bose Music App with new shortcut settings, listening modes, and adjustable equalizers.