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Sep 10, 2015

Bose Introduces SoundTrue Ultra and SoundTrue Around-Ear II Headphones

Today, Bose introduces its first noise-isolating in-ear headphones. The new SoundTrue Ultra in-ear headphones are designed for the kind of audio performance, stability and comfort that hasn’t been available in a noise-isolating headphone — until now. They come in Charcoal and Frost and join the Bose SoundTrue product family, now with an updated around-ear design.

Bose SoundTrue Around-Ear II Headphones

Bose SoundTrue Around-Ear II Headphones

“We’re known for our active noise cancellation, but the SoundTrue Ultra headphones reduce noise passively,” said Bernice Cramer, general manager of Bose Wireless Headphones. “Noise-isolating headphones have typically come with all kinds of trade-offs. They’ve required you to push an earbud deep in your ear, and that compromises how your music sounds and how you feel when they’re on. So, we designed something better. SoundTrue Ultra headphones reduce noise through a soft, proprietary seal and sound great. And they’re so secure, you won’t worry about them falling out, and you won’t want to take them out, either.”

The innovation starts with Bose’s new StayHear Ultra tips — debuting for the first time. StayHear Ultra tips don’t solely rely on a good fit in the ear because every ear is different. Instead, they rest on the outside of the ear canal for an acoustic seal and use a new high-precision driver for accurate audio reproduction. Music is detailed, with full range — nothing exaggerated, no boost, yet powerful and real. And the StayHear Ultra tips are designed to be comfortable and secure; you don’t need constant adjustments to reduce pressure or stay in place.

Bose engineers also addressed the higher sensitivity of conventional noise-isolating headphones to transmit sound by touching or rubbing a cord cable. Debuting with the SoundTrue Ultra in-ear headphones, they built a new cable and changed the angles from a previous Y-joint to a new T-joint design that is less likely to come in contact with the body. So, you can move — and your music plays without rustling sounds interfering. And an inline remote and microphone lets you control your music and take calls easily, available in compatible versions for select Apple devices, and for most Samsung Galaxy smartphones and Android devices.

“Research is the great enabler of a better experience,” said Cramer. “And it’s at the heart of the SoundTrue Ultra.”

The new SoundTrue Ultra in-ear headphones are designed for the kind of audio performance, stability and comfort that hasn’t been available in a noise-isolating headphone — until now.

SoundTrue Around-Ear Headphones II

The new SoundTrue around-ear headphones II feature a slimmer profile, in fresh new colors – Navy Blue and Charcoal Black.

The SoundTrue around-ear headphones II use Bose TriPort technology for listening to any genre of music, a lightweight design that features a softly padded headband for even weight distribution across your head, and memory foam ear cushions that give and take for hours of enjoyment. SoundTrue headphones fold flat for easy transport, too.

Compatible With Apple Or Samsung

Select SoundTrue headphones are equipped with an inline remote and microphone that seamlessly integrates in the two versions — one for select Apple iPod, iPhone and iPad devices, and one for most Samsung Galaxy smartphones and Android devices. So, it’s easy to talk hands-free, control tracks and volume, and switch between calls and music.

Pricing & Availability

The new SoundTrue Ultra in-ear headphones are available for $149.95. The new SoundTrue around-ear headphones II are available for $179.95,. 

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