The Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II headphones are regarded with both a sense of awe and passion around the Stuff office. They’re easily our favourite headphones maybe ever and placed exceptionally highly on our Top Tens lists for a record number of weeks. We absolutely adore them so the news that they’re gaining new life in a different yet related form… well, it tickles us in places we didn’t even know we liked being tickled in. Expanding outwards from just a traditional set of headphones, the Quiet Comfort 35 II is being turned into what we have to assume will be an utterly excellent gaming headset.
Which doesn’t sound like much of a leap in terms of production and features but the identically named Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II gaming headset has a whole set of new features you wouldn’t find in just a normal set of headphones. Costing $329.95, or R5 312,95 at the time of writing without any kind of tax, the Quiet Comfort 35 II gaming headset features the same mind-boggling audio quality of the originals but will also include a “Discord certified” detachable wired boom microphone that plugs directly into your PC via a 3.5mm audio jack and a USB dial that lets you adjust the volume and cycle through the stages of mic monitoring, according to The Verge.
Even better, Bose has stated that plugged into a PC via the audio jack, you should get around 40 hours of battery life off the Quiet Comfort 35 II and 20 hours if you’re using them with a Bluetooth connection. Apparently a 15 minute charge, which is done via a micro-USB port, will offer 5 hours of playback and that’s… well, for the time investment that’s pretty generous.
It’s a steep price to pay for a headset but having the option of using them for games while seamlessly switching to just standard headphone use… I gotta say, that’s pretty interesting. Very few gaming headsets also offer active noise cancellation, so if you’re the type that’s looking to step up their immersion while playing, then this might be exactly what you’re looking for.
(Source: The Verge)