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These Bose noise-canceling headphones are the cheapest we've ever seen them


SAVE $150: Bose QuietComfort 35 II wireless noise-canceling headphones are on sale for $199 -- the cheapest we've ever seen them -- as of Oct. 13. Can't stand all the racket while you're working from home? Just need some silence in your life sometimes? A pair of noise-canceling headphones might be in order. The QuietComfort 35 II headphones from Bose are sitting at their lowest price ever -- only $199 -- in this truly great Prime Day deal.

Bose's headphones with Google Assistant aren't that smart, but they still sound superb


Bose is mostly known for sound quality and advanced noise-cancellation technology. Google is known for its AI smarts and the Google Assistant. It all comes together in the Bose QuietComfort 35 II, a set of noise-cancelling headphones powered by the Google Assistant. Bose's signature QuietComfort line has gone through iterations, but the QC35 II, a sequel to the original QC35 ($349), is more of a refinement. SEE ALSO: Google's tricking us with human-sounding AI, and we're scared The changes amount to the addition of Google Assistant and additional control over noise cancellation.

Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones review: Active noise cancellation with no strings attached


Bose introduced consumers to its first active noise-cancelling headphones way back in 2000. While its noise-cancelling tech is arguably second to none, Bose's ANC cans have always been a wired affair. This changed in June with the introduction of the QuietComfort 35. Priced at 350, Bose's QuietComfort 35 are inarguably a premium set of headphones. Available in black or silver, the QC35 are housed entirely in nylon, leather, and a soft suede-like fabric.

Libratone Q Adapt In-Ear headphone review: Good sound, but minor problems abound


In-ear monitors with active noise cancellation (ANC) are an ideal solution for commuters and frequent air travelers. They're compact, light, and conveniently sized for slipping into a shirt or coat pocket. Equally important is their ability to mask the drone of jet engines, train tracks, wind noise, and other distracting ambient noise. But if you forget to charge the batteries the ANC depends on, you can end up with a pair of expensive paperweights on a string. Denmark's Libratone has come up with a solution that might appeal to folks with Apple iPhones, iPods, and iPads manufactured since late 2012: Its Q Adapt In-Ear headphones are outfitted with a Lightning adapter that powers the headphone's ANC circuitry in addition to performing digital-to-analog audio conversion from the mobile device they're plugged into.