Like the previous model, it is equipped with high-quality active noise canceling. That, and other features like Aware Mode (Bose’s name for Ambient Mode) are controlled via hardware buttons instead of touch controls. Of course, there are also mobile apps that let you set things like the equalizer. The retail package includes a carrying case, the headphones themselves, a USB A-to-C cable, and a 3.5mm to 2.5mm audio cable if you opt out and plug in Bluetooth 5.1 wireless connectivity.
The Bose QuietComfort 35 II was showing its age last year when it was replaced by the QuietComfort 45. There are now 45 presumably rebranded SE models. It was a quiet launch, so it’s barely noticeable, but it’s already in some US stores (and should be coming to Europe soon). The Bose QuietComfort SE promises 24 hours of playtime on a single charge (up to 20 hours on the 35 II, matching the 45), and a charge takes him 2.5 hours. A quick charge of 15 minutes can stay for 3 hours. 35 II owners will be happy to know that the microUSB is nowhere to be found. SE uses USB-C instead (similar to 45).
Typical of the series, these are lightweight, comfortable headphones that fold flat for easy portability. The Bose QuietComfort SE will be available soon (in the next few days) for $330 in the US and then €350 in Europe. € is declining). The 270 is currently on sale at bose.com and can be found cheaper elsewhere).
If you’re in the US, check out Sam’s Club and Costco if you’re looking to buy a pair.