Bose Introduces Noise Canceling In-ear Headphones and Mini Bluetooth Speaker
Bose announced the addition of two portable audio devices to their lineup: The QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones and the Soundlink Mini Bluetooth Speaker.
The QuietComfort 20 (QC20) headphones are the first in-ear models offered by Bose to feature noise cancellation technology. Using two miniature microphones in both ear-buds, one each to measure internal and external noise, the new model produces an equal and opposite signal to diminish outside noise and enhance overall sound clarity. The rechargeable battery will power noise canceling for 16 hours before needing to be recharged.
The shape of the QC20 buds has been redesigned to fit more securely in the ear canal. Bose says this will provide a more comfortable listening experience in addiction to blocking outside noise.
The headphones will house an in-line microphone as well as volume and playback controls. A QC20i model is available too and is designed specifically for mobile Apple products.
The Soundlink Mini Bluetooth Speaker is a smaller and lighter version of Bose’s original Soundlink. At 30% of the size and 50% of the weight, it accomplishes the same task of streaming music from Bluetooth enabled devices in a more portable package. It can be recharged with its included charging cradle and should last seven hours before depletion.
The QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones and the Soundlink Mini Bluetooth Speaker will be available from Bose this summer for $299.95 and $199.95 respectively.