Bose’s QuietComfort 35 II headphones, or simply QC35 II, are more or less standard for many ANC Bluetooth headphones, which brought them to the top of many charts for many sites and reviews. However, it’s been almost three years since the QC35 II was launched, and several new ANC headphones have appeared in both wireless and wired years, including Bose’s first QuietComfort earphones. The company is now trying to recreate the magic of the QC35 II, but with a new feature that seeks to attract more gamers than audiophiles.
You might think that gamers are not experts in audio and they are more influenced by things like frame rate and input latency. However, in the world of competitive esports, lost audio cues can steal wins beyond your reach. Video games have also become so sophisticated that a poor audio experience can ruin the entire game.
This makes Bose’s acoustic noise-canceling technology more useful to gamers than it is today. The new Bose QC35 II gaming headset, as its name suggests, comes after the original 2017 version and offers features such as volume-optimized Active EQ, three levels of active noise cancellation, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant support.
In fact, one of the things that makes this style different is the removable gaming console that attaches to a huge microphone that many players need to communicate via Teamspeak or Discord. There is also an optional desktop controller for PC that helps you literally bring down the volume or reverse it.
Given the close resemblance to the QC35 II, it is not surprising that the Bose QuietComfort 35 II Gaming Headset is launching for $ 330 and is available for pre-order in the US and Canada. Of course, the QC35 II has since gone below its $ 350 price tag and makes the gaming version less attractive by today’s standards.