7 September 2015

Look out for the new Bose SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II

Source: Atlas Sound & Vision for Bose.

Bose has introduced the SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II, combining what it says is the best sound quality of any wireless headphone available today with a new kind of wireless experience. 

“We believe when you give up wires, you shouldn’t have to compromise audio performance or convenience,” said Bernice Cramer, GM, Bose Wireless Headphones. “So, we did more than make the SoundLink II the best-sounding wireless headphones out there. We made them the most hassle-free wireless headphones, too. You’ll notice how great your music sounds first, and then you’ll notice that we solved all the little and big problems that no one else has. That’s the power of great engineering - it makes the entire streaming music experience that much better.”

The headphones feature 15 hours of battery life, multi-point for connecting two devices, quick pairing with NFC technology, seamless audio/video sync, easy switching between audio and calls, and intuitive controls and voice prompts. 

The SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II use proprietary technologies, including active equalisation and new volume-optimised equalisation, so audio is detailed and real at any volume. There are no manufactured boosts because they’re not needed. What you hear is as close as possible to what was recorded, rather than re-created or altered, Bose says.

“We’ve never adjusted how a piece of music will sound when it’s reproduced because it’s not our music - it’s the artist’s music and it’s your music, and our job is to make it sound as good as it can,” said Cramer.

For calls, the SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II use an advanced microphone system, HD voice and adaptive audio adjustment technology for wind or noise. Volume is changed automatically based on speech level and changing environments, so users can move from a quiet building to a busy street without missing a word or fumbling for controls.

The SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II offer true wireless freedom. It starts with up to 15 hours of battery life on a single charge - 25% more than the industry standard. If you’re in a rush or on the go, a 15-minute charge will provide up to two hours of play time through the included USB cable. 

With multi-point, users can stay simultaneously connected to two devices, making it possible to watch a movie or sports on your tablet, and take or make a call on your phone. And while conventional wireless headphones can have delays synching audio and video, the SoundLink headphones offer a seamless connection. 

Pairing is easy, too. Tap the right earcup to pair for NFC-enabled devices, or just connect your Bluetooth device. To switch between music and calls, use the intuitive controls on the headphone’s earcup. The SoundLink headphones II also feature voice prompts (available in 11 different languages) to tell you who is calling, what device you’re connected to, and how much battery life you have left.

SoundLink headphones, based on glass-filled nylon and stainless steel, are tested in Bose labs to survive drops, bumps and grabs. They weigh about 198g, and are built for comfort with soft ear cushions and a contoured headband. They also fold flat for easy storage in a matching case.


The new Bose SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II come in two colours: black or white. They’re available for pre-order from mid-September for S$399. Bose fans can now register to stay updated.

In Singapore, Bose SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II will be sold through Atlas e-storeAtlas showrooms and selected resellers islandwide.

Read the Suroor Asia blog post about the first Bose SoundLink headphones