First, we introduced the SoundLink Mini Stereo Bluetooth Speaker. The slim, average tablet case enclosed in an anodized aluminum housing, aside from Bluetooth connectivity, also has a traditional AUX socket for connecting the audio source. True enough to fit into the pocket but rarely, but the sound experience after it launched put on the shoulder of each portable speaker we have heard so far.
Check also our big guide on wireless earbuds at http://stereodevelopment.com/wireless-bluetooth-earbuds/
Inside, the whole mass of innovation from which Bose has been known for years, including two passive heat sinks and new transducers, which move twice as much air as other solutions of the same size. Bose SoundLink Mini on built-in lithium-ion battery can work up to 7 hours. In the set with speaker we find a convenient charging stand.
Bose SoundLink Mini is priced at $225, and stores should appear on July 11th.
The second novelty is the QuietComfort 20 earphones with noise reduction technology. Personally, I’m not convinced for this type of headphones, but what I heard yesterday (or rather what I did not hear) made me stunned. Apart from the very good quality of the sound itself, the noise reduction works so radically that even with very strong external noise, the music reproduced in the headphones is perfectly audible.
All thanks to two microphones, one of which measures the sound from the outside and the other inside the handset. The headphone control module has a special electronic circuit calculating an opposing noise reduction signal. To avoid having to remove the headphones at important moments, Bose has added an Aware switch to temporarily disable the noise reduction system. Such luxuries unfortunately cost a lot.
In the summer, QC20 and QC20i (version and accessories) will go to our stores for $325.