Bose reduces size and amps up noise canceling for the $299 QuietComfort Earbuds II • TechCrunch

Sure, I missed Bose’s massive information this morning. I used to be busy with…different stuff. You, too, could be forgiven for lacking the QuietComfort Earbuds II launch, beneath the deluge of Apple information (together with its personal new buds), however Bose makes superb 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 convey massive 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.

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The buds additionally function 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 variety of firms do one thing akin to this — most notably Nura’s extremely customizable sound profiles.

What’s notably attention-grabbing in Bose’s implementation right here with CustomTune, nevertheless, 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 an excellent match.

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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 when you’re a Bose fan, you’ll be able to choose them up beginning September 15.

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