Sure, I missed Bose’s large information this morning. I used to be busy with…other stuff. You, too, can be forgiven for lacking the QuietComfort Earbuds II launch, beneath the deluge of Apple information (together with its own new buds), however Bose makes excellent headphones, and any new model of its flagship merchandise deserves a point out.
The brand new buds are a 3rd smaller than their predecessor and produce large enhancements to noise canceling — which has lengthy been Bose’s bread and butter. To perform the latter, every bud sports activities 4 microphones — with three on the surface and one on the within. These detect ambient noise and counteract the sound accordingly in “lower than a fraction of a millisecond,” per the press materials.
The buds additionally characteristic a noise calibration expertise that makes use of a tone to find out the dimensions and form of your ear and adjusts the sound accordingly. A lot of corporations do one thing akin to this — most notably Nura’s extremely customizable sound profiles.
What’s significantly attention-grabbing in Bose’s implementation right here with CustomTune, nonetheless, is that it re-measures each time you’re taking the buds out of the case and place them in your ears. The buds ship with three tip sizes and three stability bands to maintain them in place on a run. Bose’s app will stroll you thru a process to guarantee a great match.
The QC Buds 2 are IPX4-rated for water resistance and every bud ought to get six hours of life on a cost and a further 18 with the case. They’re not low-cost. At $299, they’re $50 over the brand new AirPods Professional. However for those who’re a Bose fan, you’ll be able to decide them up beginning September 15.
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