Bose slips out QuietComfort SE headphones – and they seem strangely familiar

Bose looks set to launch a new pair of wireless noise-canceling headphones very soon.

The Bose QuietComfort SE have suddenly appeared in the product listing of the company’s US website for $ 299 (see below) and can be spotted at a handful of retailer sites, while an ‘Unboxing and Setup’ video tutorial (opens in new tab) is also live on the Bose YouTube channel, as spotted by WinFuture (opens in new tab).

That Bose is seemingly prepping the launch of a new QuietComfort over-ear model is not overly strange in itself considering the QuietComfort 45 launched around this time last year (though new Bose over-ears aren’t typically annual affairs), but what is odd is that the SE seem identical to the QC45.

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Bose hasn’t actually officially announced the QC SE. That US product listing is empty and it doesn’t appear as though they can currently be purchased, so the few teasers we have now could just be a case of premature posting. After all, Bose’s marketing efforts still seem very focused on the QuietComfort Earbuds II they did recently announce.