Here is a list of helmet products sold by Bose Corporation that have been discontinued.
The Bose QuietComfort headphones (also known as QC1) were the first consumer headphones launched by the company in 2000. The Bose QuietComfort headset came with
To address some of the concerns with the QuietComfort headphones, in 2003, Bose released its successor, the Bose QuietComfort 2 Headphones (also known as QC2). Like their predecessor, the QuietComfort 2 headphones were sold at a suggested retail price of $ 299 in the United States and around $ 480 in Europe (£ 275). The changes compared to the original QuietComfort headphones include:
The Bose QuietComfort 2 second edition was introduced in August 2005. The color of the earpiece was changed to silver, “acoustic equalization” was added, and the earpieces incorporated magnetic ear cushions. The QC2 is powered by a single AAA battery inside the right atrium with an integrated attenuator. The cord can be detached at the discretion of the user for autonomous noise cancellation. JAL offers Bose QuietComfort 2 headphones for passengers traveling in premium class on certain long-haul flights. A mobile phone adapter has been made available to users for the second edition and the QC3 earphones.
Introduced in 2002 and originally called the “TriPort Headsets”, they were renamed the “Bose Around-Ear (AE) Headsets” in October 2006. Bose Around-Ear headphones do not have active noise cancellation (unlike QuietComfort 2) headphones). For a short time, the Bose Around-Ear earphones were also sold with a Bose badged CD player as part of the company’s TriPort CD Music System. A New York Times commentator commented that “the research effort has paid off: the [Bose Around-Ear Headphone] has a very complete sound and works just as well with all types of music,” but deemed a competing headset , at a lower price. Around-Ear’s, to be “just as comfortable and light as sound, and the sound produced was just as complete and clear.” The competitive product was a Sennheiser HD 497, which “like the Bose [Around-Ear Headphones] … deliberately leaks certain frequencies to balance the sound.” However, the reader notes that the HD 497 is larger than the AE. A few months after the release of the Apple iPhone in 2007, Bose redesigned the headphone jack of the AE to make it compatible with the iPhone.
The Bose On-Ear earphones were introduced on October 12, 2006. They are similar to the Bose QuietComfort 3 headphones, but without active noise suppression. The cord is detachable; both 43 and 16 inch cords are available. Shortly after the release of the iPhone in 2007, Bose redesigned the headphone jack of the OE on detachable cords to make it compatible with the iPhone. In 2008, the Red Dot Award for Product Design was awarded to Bose On-Ear Headphones.
The Bose In-Ear Earphones were introduced on October 12, 2006 as the company’s first in-ear product. Three ear tips of different sizes are included. Bose says the IE silicone tips are designed to fit more closely to the natural curves of the ear. The TriPort air ducts of this product consist of two air ducts in the large grille and a “stand-alone” air duct on each earpiece. After customers stated that “silicone earmolds were coming off under certain conditions” and that “the stability of the headphones during certain activities, such as exercise, could be improved”, Bose set up a website to send clip and lanyard tips for free.