Gear | June 6, 2016 9:00 am

Bose’s Noise-Canceling Cans Are Finally Going Wireless

The savvy traveler’s go-to gets a Bluetooth upgrade

In 1978, MIT professor Dr. Amar Bose was on a flight from Zurich to Boston when the noise on the cabin made it difficult to hear the music his headphones were playing.

When the eight-hour flight landed, he had a design for the first noise-canceling headphones.

While it took considerably longer than eight hours for Bose’s current generation of engineers to integrate wireless tech into the brand’s best-in-class cans, they’ve finally done it.

The audio giant just unveiled four new Bluetooth-connected products: the QuietComfort 35 around-ear headphones and QuietControl 30 in-ear headphones, and the SoundSport and SoundSport Pulse headphones.

Each device can pair with the Bose Connect app for even more functionality, and all are designed to provide “an entirely new experience for travelling, commuting, creating, studying, or relaxing” by letting users have total control over the noise-cancellation level.

“Until now, great wireless noise cancellation and better wireless workouts have been more of a dream than reality,” said says Bose wireless headphones GM Bernice Cramer. “Like the QuietComfort headphones before them, the performance of the QC30 and QC35 are way ahead of where the market is right now.”

The QC35 ($350) and SoundSport ($150) are available now via preorder, while the QC30 ($300) and SoundSport Pulse ($200) will ship this September.

Better late than never.