Strangely, it looks exactly like the QuietComfort 45, both in terms of design and features.
The sound specialist Bose formalized last week a new pair ofwireless headphonesthem QuietComfort Earbuds II. On the helmet side, the last born baptized QuietComfort 45 dates back almost a year, and no new reference has since been unveiled. The manufacturer should soon enrich its range with an SE model, strongly inspired by the 45.
No announcement with great fanfare was organised. Only one dedicated support page has been added to its website and provides some QuietComfort SE hands-on photos and videos. The real launch could therefore take place soon, knowing that this helmet is not yet available for sale.
Active noise reduction as a central asset
Like the rest of the range, this newcomer relies on active noise cancellation (ANC) technology, as reported WinFuture on the basis of product sheets put online by resellers. It would thus be equipped with the same ANC as the QuietComfort 45, with an Aware mode to be aware of its environment.
It would also support Bluetooth 5.1, although it can also be used wired in the event of battery failure. Moreover, like its counterpart, the QuitComfort SE should offer an autonomy of 24 hours, knowing that a full charge would require 2h30 in USB-C. WinFuture adds that 15 minutes would be enough to gain three hours of listening time.
Finally, it would be compatible with the Bose companion application, essential for adjusting the equalizer in particular.
New reference or renamed helmet?
The QuietComfort SE’s feature set would therefore be identical to that of the 45 model. The two variants would also share the same design. A priori, the only change really made would reside in the carrying case, which would then be flexible and no longer rigid.
Remember, however, that if this new reference appears on the official website of the manufacturer, the latter has not yet confirmed the technical characteristics or even the price of its latest generation helmet. Some details could potentially be different. Otherwise, it will be a renamed model for certain markets.
We will therefore have to wait a little longer until Bose actually launches its QuietComfort SE and opens it for sale.