Should you’re working or biking on a shared path the place different pedestrians (or worse—autos) could be, it’s essential hear what’s occurring round you. And the most recent frames from Bose do precisely that by pairing a pair of down-firing audio system with sun shades. They’re tremendous cool.
To be clear, this isn’t Bose’s first foray into the world of sun shades with head audio system—the truth is, the corporate has had a few pairs since 2018 within the Alto and Rondo frames. However for 2020, it went greater and higher with three new pairs: the trendy Tenor and Soprano, alongside the sporty Tempo.
All three pairs supply extra bass response and are extra snug to put on than their predecessors—additionally they value $50 extra, coming in at $250. Nonetheless, for an honest pair of sun shades and a great set of “headphones,” that’s not a foul deal.
The 2 fashionable pairs, the Tenor and Soprano, have 16mm drivers and supply 5 and a half hours of battery life. They cost with the identical proprietary cable because the originals, in order that they’re a great improve choice for anybody with the OGs and are prepared for one thing new.
The Tempo, however, are extra sport-oriented in each manner. They’ve 22mm drivers for greater sound, eight hours of battery life for all-day classes, and cost over USB-C. They’re additionally sweat-, water-, scratch-, and shatter-resistant. It seems like you’ll be able to beat them to demise they usually nonetheless received’t die. On the similar worth because the Alto and Rondo, these seem to be the clear winners of the bunch, assuming you don’t thoughts the sporty aesthetic.
All three new pairs assist integration with Siri and Google Assistant, dual-mic arrays for cellphone calls, and contact controls for quantity on the aspect. Bose says every new frames helps a dynamic EQ that may even regulate with the quantity to scale back distortion at larger volumes. Separate lenses can be found as add-ons as effectively.
All three new units (together with each current fashions) can be found now from numerous retailers.