If you’re an audiophile, or a regular traveler, chances are you’ve heard of Bose. They’ve been in the audio business since 1964, and their name has become synonymous with quality audio in the home, in the car and on the go. More recently, I’ve bought a pair of Bose Quiet Comfort 25 (QC25) headphones for travelling, and they’re sublime; I don’t recall ever having as enjoyable and peaceful rest while travelling as when wearing the QC25s.
Anyhow, this article isn’t about those. Today, we’re looking at Bose’ new Soundlink headphones. Wireless over-ear cans are nothing new – I’ve had a Sony pair for almost three years now, and love them – but there’s a big gap in quality between different brands and models. Bose are boasting (see what I did there?) the best sound quality of any wireless headphone on the market, alongside 15 hours battery life, connectivity to two devices simultaneously, pairing via NFC, and super-easy controls. That’s quite a promise.
These cans are made for on the go enjoyment, while offering a wired-equivalent audio quality to boot. Bose’ Bernice Cramer, General Manager Bose Headphones, told Ausdroid:
We believe when you give up wires, you shouldn’t have to compromise audio performance or convenience. So, we did more than make the SoundLink II the best-sounding wireless headphones out there. We made them the most hassle-free wireless headphones, too. You’ll notice how great your music sounds first, and then you’ll notice that we solved all the little and big problems that no one else has. That’s the power of great engineering — it makes the entire streaming music experience that much better.
For audio quality, Bose uses a number of proprietary technologies including active and volume optimised equalisation, so music is detailed and real at any volume. What you hear is how the artist intended, without artificial boosts. For calls, different magic is at play for the same effect; advanced microphones and audio adjustment technology mean your calls are clear, allowing you to hear the other party and them to hear you without issue, regardless of background noise or environment.
This, from wireless headphones – 15 hour battery life is on offer, and if you’re running low, just a 15 minute charge will give you another two hours of play time. Another bonus feature is multi-point connectivity; you can be paired to your tablet to watch a video, and to your mobile at the same time in case a call comes through.
We can’t wait to take a closer look at these, and we’ll hopefully have a review for you soon!