For all of you who keep an ear out for audio innovations, Bose's latest flagship QuietComfort Ultra headphones are sure to pique your curiosity and hopefully, delight your senses too. Let's look at it closely.
The QuietComfort Ultra headphones introduce what Bose refers to as Immersive Audio, their proprietary spatial audio system designed to create the sensation of audio coming right from the front. This feature relies on on-device processing so it works with any Bluetooth audio source, even if it doesn't have spatial audio built in. There are two modes, ‘Still’ and ‘Motion.’ Still is for when you're chillin', and Motion uses head tracking to keep that audio right in front of you while you're on the move. And of course, if you're not feeling the immersive vibe, you can just switch it off and go back to regular Bose sound.
The QC Ultra headphones have a fresh, premium design with aluminium yoke and arms that slide into the headband. They weigh around 252 grams. When it comes to controls, you've got a blend of physical buttons along with touch controls for volume.
The QC Ultra headphones come with Qualcomm's Snapdragon Sound Technology Suite. Plus, they support the aptX Adaptive audio codec, which includes lossless and low-latency capabilities for Android and other devices that are aptX compatible. The headphones use Bluetooth 5.3 and offer multipoint Bluetooth pairing. In terms of battery life, you'll get a solid 24 hours with Immersive Audio turned off, and 18 hours with it on. As for the price, they come at $429 (approx ₹35,700).