QuietComfort SE: but what is Bose playing with this umpteenth copy of its QC 35II?
The manufacturer is preparing to launch a new wireless noise reduction headset, an almost exact copy of its Bose QC 45.
Without trumpets or fanfare, Bose announced the release of new headphones that will be added to its range of noise reduction models.
A new headset unveiled by a support page
Point of grandiloquent announcement, Bose has simply published a support sheet on its website offering user manuals and user tips for this Bose QuietComfort SE which is not yet offered for sale today.
An unboxing video is also present on the manufacturer’s official website as well as on YouTube where it seems to have been published on the sly.
At first glance, the headphones are a perfect copy of the Bose QC45 that we tested almost a year ago and which convinced us despite a design that did not evolve and very minor changes compared to the QC35.
The novelty is in the carrying case
The Bose QC SE support page tells us more about the technical data sheet of this new headset and again, the similarities with the QC 45 are very numerous.
The model will obviously offer an active noise reduction mode to eliminate ambient sounds. Bose announces an autonomy of 24 hours, with a full recharge in two and a half hours and three hours of listening recovered after 15 minutes spent on a mains socket. A USB-C port is present on the back of the headset and a Bluetooth 5.1 chip will be there for wireless connection to your devices. A 3.5 mm jack port is also included.
The only real noticeable difference would be to look for the side of the carrying case. Where the QC45 offers a hard and more shock-resistant case, the Quiet Comfort SE would only offer a soft case, probably cheaper to manufacture but also less premium and more sensitive to knocks.
If the release date and the final price have not yet been officially announced by Bose, the various merchant sites are already counting on a price of 349 euros. The Bose QC 45 is trading around 270 euros at most online sales brands.