Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Review Date 10/23/19
When it comes to pricey, high-end, wireless noise-cancelling headphones, Bose sets the standard. Worn by athletes, celebrities, and that guy next to you on the plane everywhere, these headphones do it all. They shut out the loud-talker on the bus, play music that sounds great, touch your ear to find Alexa or Google Assistant at your service, make voice calls, and tell the world you're doing well enough to afford a $400 pair of headphones. There's just one hitch, Bose was accused last year of spying--maybe even illegally wiretapping--users.
Can it snoop on me?
Device: No | App: No
Device: Yes | App: No
Device: No | App: Yes
How does it handle privacy?
How does it share data?
May share aggregated, de-identified data with anyone. Shares data with analytics service providers.
Can you delete your data?
User friendly privacy info?
Bose's privacy information is written in complex legal language, which may not be accessible to an average consumer.
What could happen if something went wrong
It's possible Bose could scoop up your information when you use these headphones and share it with others without your knowledge or consent. Bose currently is fighting a class action lawsuit for doing just that. Also, if you choose to use Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant with these headphones, know too that Google and Amazon are also tracking your data.
How to contact the company
Bose accused of spying on users, illegal wiretapping via Bose Connect app
A lawsuit alleges the Bose Connect app secretly intercepts and shares what you listen to.
Bose headphones have been spying on customers, lawsuit claims
Bose knows what you're listening to. At least that's the claim of a proposed class-action lawsuit filed late Tuesday in Illinois that accuses the high-end audio equipment maker of spying on its users and selling information about their listening habits without permission.
A message to our Bose Connect App customers
We understand the nature of Class Action lawsuits. And we’ll fight the inflammatory, misleading allegations made against us through the legal system. For now, we want to talk directly to you.
Federal Judge Refuses to Toss a Class Action Lawsuit Against Bose and Its ‘Collect’ App
Bose may soon have to face the music for sharing users’ information to third-parties.