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Bose unveils noise cancelling in-ear headphones and mini speakers


boseqc202Respected audio company Bose has released two new products – in-ear noise cancelling headphones and mini Bluetooth speakers.

The new Quiet Comfort 20 headphones are the first in-ear noise cancelling headphones from Bose.

SoundLink Mini is the latest addition to the Bose SoundLink family that’s small enough to fit in the palm of your hand while still providing accurate and powerful sound.


Bose is already well-known for noise-cancelling headphones and it has now brought that technology to its smaller in-ear headphones.

To achieve the same noise-cancellation and high audio performance, Bose engineers place two tiny microphones in each ear bud.

One measures the sound outside the ear bud with the other measuring the sound inside.

The Bose QuietComfort 20 in-ear noise-cancelling headphones

This information is then relayed to the module located on the headphone’s cord so it can calculate an equal and opposite noise cancellation signal.

But not only do the QuietComfort 20 headphones sound good, they’re also comfortable and incorporate new StayHear ear tips.

These have an improved conical design to sit more securely in the entrance to the ear canal and provide additional passive noise cancellation as well as an acoustic enclosure to improve the active noise cancellation.

Also included on the headphones Y joint is a button which can activate the device’s Aware mode which will continue the music playback but allow your surroundings to clearly be heard at appropriate times.

What you get with the Bose QuietComfort 20 in-ear noise cancelling headphones

The QuietComfort 20 headphones include an in-line remote and microphone to make and receive calls.

The QC20 headphones work with most Android, Windows and BlackBerry phones while the QC20i are designed especially for the iPhone, iPad and iPod models.

The QuietComfort 20 and QuietComfort 20i headphones will be available in early September and will be priced at $399.


These tiny but mighty speakers are just 18cm long and are made from anodised aluminium which is resistant to scratches and fingerprints and tough enough to endure daily on-the-go usage.

Onboard are two passive radiators that are driven by custom-designed Bose transducers that can move twice the amount of air as a conventional transducer of a similar size.

The Bose SoundLink mini Bluetooth speakers

Add to that the Bose digital signal processing and the result is a sound that belies the small device it is coming from.

With Bluetooth A2DP onboard the Bose SoundLink mini speaker is easy to pair to mobile devices. It can store up to six recently used Bluetooth devices.

The Bose SoundLink mini speaker will go on sale on July 1 and will be priced at $249.

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