It looks like Bose is ready to release a new pair of wireless noise canceling headphones very soon.
Bose QuietComfort SE suddenly appeared in the product listing on the company’s US site for $299 (see below) and can be seen on a few retailer sites, while showing a video tutorial on “Unboxing and Setup” (Opens in a new tab) He’s also live on Bose’s YouTube channel, as I spotted him WinFuture (Opens in a new tab).
It seems Bose is preparing to launch its new QuietComfort over-ear model isn’t surprising in itself considering that the QuietComfort 45 was launched around this time last year (although Bose’s new headphones aren’t usually an annual affair), but what he is Oddly enough, the SE looks identical to the QC45.
Bose has not officially announced the QC SE. The list of US products is empty and it doesn’t look as if they can currently be purchased so some of the inconveniences we have right now could just be a case of a premature publication. After all, Bose’s marketing efforts are still largely focused on the recently announced QuietComfort II earbuds.
If and when more details are shared, we’ll be keen to consider how, if anything, it differs from the current QC45. They certainly look identical, and according to WinFuture, they also have Bluetooth 5.1, up to 24 hours of battery life with a quick charge, and of course active noise cancellation. The only obvious contrasts are the QC SE’s $299 price tag, which is $30 less than the QC45’s RRP price, and its more crisp-looking case.
Perhaps the Bose QuietComfort SE will materialize as just a fairly affordable QC45 variant that only some retailers will offer. Or even just a rebranding exercise.
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