Newly launched in Hong Kong are the Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones.
These wireless cans combine hands-free operation with Bose’s active noise-cancelling technology. How do they work? Well, microphones in the ear cup actually record what’s happening around you and then essentially broadcast the opposite of that sound straight to your ears. It sounds like magic, and it probably is: the result is that when you slip them on, there’s a curious absence of background hum. While higherpitched notes still come through—which is useful when you’re crossing the road, for example—the low, bassy rumble of our lives fades to almost nothing.
They’re an absolute godsend if you spend much time on planes, trains or automobiles.
The sound is as good as you’d expect from Bose, and the wireless works well, with an advertised 20 hours of runtime. The only niggles are that hands-free phone calls don’t work all that well—the mics often failing to pick up your voice— and the Bose Connect app is pretty useless. At $ 2,888 they’re not the cheapest cans on the market, but if you’re a commuter annoyed by the world then the Quietcomfort
35s are well worth it. bose.hk