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Bose is now offering its QC 35 II headphones as a gaming headset

Bose introduced the Bose QuietComfort 35 II Gaming Headset, the company’s first 2-in-1 gaming and lifestyle headset.

The new headset is based on the company’s QuietComfort 35 II wireless headphones. In fact, it’s the exact same headset, just with the inclusion of a detachable game module featuring a Discord and TeamSpeak-certified boom mic and an optional PC desktop controller to adjust the master volume and control mic monitoring.

Simply called the Quiet Comfort 35 II gaming headset, the $329.95 package contains what seems to be the same old QC35 II over-ear headphones, as well as two new accessories: a detachable wired boom microphone that connects to your PC via a 3.5mm port and has Discord certification for voice chat, along with a USB desktop dial that lets you adjust both volume and cycle through four stages of mic monitoring. It’s available for preorder right now.

$329.95 is a high price for a gaming headset, but it’s alluring to have one product that can be used both out of the house for podcasts and music, and at the PC for gaming. Few gaming headsets boast active noise cancellation, and no other options come to mind that also offer features, like Google Assistant, or Alexa voice support for when you’re on the go. The headphones alone usually go for around $300 these days, so getting a boom microphone and a desktop volume controller for $30 more seems like a solid value.

Bose claims that the gaming headset can last up to 40 hours while it’s connected to your PC via its 3.5mm wired microphone, and up to 20 hours when used wirelessly. It has a Micro USB port for charging, and Bose says 15 minutes of charging can deliver up to five hours of wired gaming performance.

The headset is compatible with all major gaming platforms including consoles, PC and mobile devices, we’re told.

Bose is now accepting pre-orders for the QuietComfort 35 II Gaming Headset. It’ll set you back $329.95. If you’re just interested in the standard QuietComfort 35 II headset without the gaming attachments, that can be had for a bit less at $299.95.

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