Bose updates its expensive QC35 II headphones with Alexa support, lots of improvements

Bose updates its expensive QC35 II headphones with Alexa support, lots of improvements
If you've bought Bose's QC35 II headphones, then you're probably aware that the company announced a partnership with Amazon's Alexa functionality back in May. If not, here is how this partnership will improve your headphones starting this week.

As the title says, the most important change is the addition of Amazon Alexa support, which is compatible with both iOS and Android devices. Also, the update will fix a security issue that could allow an Android phone to connect via Bluetooth without user action. You can find the rest of the improvements below:

  • Stability improvements to Bose multi-point which allows you to maintain Bluetooth connections with two devices simultaneously;
  • Performance and stability improvements to Bose Music Share which allows you to connect and share music playback between two Bose headphones;
  • Fixes an issue that could require a power-cycle after using the auxiliary-input cable;
  • Fixes an issue that could cause certain Voice Prompts to play multiple times;
  • Improvements to the way the headsets, where supported, volume syncs with a mobile device’s volume;
  • Other bug fixes to increase stability and improve performance.

If the Bose QC35 II headphones that you bought don't have the Amazon Alexa logo on the box, you will be able to install the update via the Bose connect app or by simply connecting your headset to a computer via USB.

source: Bose

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7 Comments

1. Obádárà

Posts: 217; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

... I WISH I CAN HAVE THIS HEADSET

2. japkoslav

Posts: 1499; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Super high latency and low sound quality (considering the price) is nothing to wish for :/ Hopefully, Bose would licence AptX, AAC or even LDAC in future models.

5. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

It supports aac

6. japkoslav

Posts: 1499; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Wait, what? So why does it suffer such a high latency? O.o

3. kennybenny

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

"Improvements to the way the headsets, where supported, volume syncs with a mobile device’s volume" I have been waiting for this, I had to crank up the volume almost all the way up. Whereas before the previous update, I'd have the volume low and it sounds like loud.

4. nikhil23

Posts: 427; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

After much thought, I chose Sony 1000 xm2 over this. Best purchase decision ever made.

7. japkoslav

Posts: 1499; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Yeah I got it for a half of the standard price, for that it's pretty good. But for a full price, it would be laughably bad. Such a subpar build quality and terrible touch controlls - even something like Jays U-Jays (for less than 1/2 of the price of Sony) does have accurate and inteligent touch controlls. Not to mention Sonys mics kinda sucks for phone calls.

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