Bose launches Google Assistant-optimized QuietComfort 35 II headphones

Bose launches Google Assistant-optimized QuietComfort 35 II headphones

Bose introduced its first headphones that offer seamless access to Google Assistant, the QuietComfort 35 II. The new headphones are available for purchase starting this week for $349.95 and come in black and silver.

Just like the original QC 35 headphones, the sequel model comes with top-notch noise cancellation technology, audio performance, as well as up to 20 hours of battery life. Even the configuration of the buttons remains the same – the audio volume on the right earcup, along with the multi-function button for incoming calls and Siri access.

What makes the QC 35 II different when compared to the predecessor is the new Action button on the left earcup that allows users to connect to Google Assistant without having to use their phones, unlock it, and find the app.

The QC 35 II is the result of the collaboration between Bose and Google, making it the first integration of Google Assistant in a headphone. Moreover, the headphones come with a proprietary Bose microphone system that's said to pick up voices with “remarkable accuracy.”

Ian Lake, a Software Engineer at Google, explains better how Google Assistant works on the QuietComfort 35 II and why they are different from other headphones (including the original Bose model).

 

On top of that, the features mentioned by Ian Lake work perfectly well on iOS devices as well via Google Assistant app, which makes it suitable for Apple fans too.



source: Bose, Ian Lake

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15 Comments

1. slannmage

Posts: 289; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Glad I bought a pair a month ago...

2. Wario unregistered

$350? No thanks. I'll stick to my $100 pair that works just as good.

3. ph00ny

Posts: 2002; Member since: May 26, 2011

which is?

6. Wario unregistered

A pair of JBLs.

13. izim1

Posts: 1594; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Hahahahahahahahaha.... good one, wario. No JBL does active noise cancelling even close to bose. Sony mdrs are the only ones in the same league and they run upwards of $300 as well.

4. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Beats wireless studio 3 is better than this now. It has better sound quality, battery life, looks and noise cancellation along with the new Apple W2 wireless chip inside. Nobody buy this old school crap anymore. Beats has a vast appeal among youth because of it's style and sound quality.

5. Jacksie66 unregistered

Beats better than bose? You've got to be joking. Sennheiser, bose, akg, even sony beat the hell out of beats. Beats are over priced rubbish for fools with more money than sense..

7. chillywill95831

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 05, 2015

I had the studio 3s and returned them for the sennheiser momentum wireless. They literally wiped the floor with the beats. The level of fidelity and nuance with the sennheisers are amazing compared to most high end cans, but the beats studios we laughable in comparison.

10. Jacksie66 unregistered

I have a pair of momentums for the past 3 years. Great headphones but it time for an upgrade. Looking at either the Sony mdr-1000x or the Oppo PM 3..

8. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Does it hurt much when you Apple spinsters has to pretend Beats is a quality audio brand? You're like Spicer, just without the parody improvement on SNL.

9. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1526; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

We know your reasons for bashing Bose because its now integrated with Google Assistant & also the reason behind praising Beats coz it's bought by Apple. You will never praising something which has nothing to do with Apple.

11. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Bose is leading in noise cancelling tech, that's for sure if there anything close i think it's sony mdr 1000x.

12. Tipus

Posts: 801; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

LMAO, what a tool :))))

14. izim1

Posts: 1594; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

15. Djz89

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

The mdr 1000x is better overall imo. It's a shame they have a construction flaw. The new 1000x m2 are supposed to be the best NC ever made.

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