Know how sometimes you'll be walking down the street when you encounter a seemingly crazy person talking to themselves? And you think, "But you're too well-dressed to be insane." That's when you see it -- the Bluetooth headset tucked neatly around their ear. Well, Bose is adding a newer, high-end option for this well-heeled crowd of faux lunatics with its Bluetooth Headset Series 2. The luxe, over-ear attachment doesn't discriminate as to your best side, coming in both right and left versions. There's a whole load of hyperbolically-named proprietary tech bundled into it to reduce background noise and adjust listening levels accordingly -- exactly the performance you'd expect at this $150 price point. Bose is offering this BT 2.1 headset now, so you can snag it if you're nearby one of its boutiques. Or, make like the rest of us and order it online. Official PR with all its audio jargon after the break.

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Bose Introduces the Bose® Bluetooth® Headset Series 2

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bose has introduced the Bose Bluetooth headset Series 2, debuting new Bose technologies to offer an experience unrivaled in the vast marketplace of Bluetooth headsets: conversations remain clear and natural -- even in challenging environments, or when surrounding noise levels change suddenly. The Bose Bluetooth headset Series 2 integrates Bose full-range audio and A2DP, and comes in right- and left-ear versions. It will be available beginning October 3, 2011, directly from Bose and select authorized resellers worldwide.

New Microphone System, New Technologies, New Clarity

The Bose Bluetooth headset Series 2 includes a proprietary dual microphone system to improve speech intelligibility far beyond that of conventional Bluetooth headsets, rejecting background noise and dramatically reducing the audible effects of wind. Bose proprietary signal processing further counteracts the unwanted sounds of a wide variety of places -- gusty walkways, commuter rail platforms or airports. Regardless of the environment, the Bose Bluetooth headset Series 2 ensures the user's voice is better heard during calls, while background distractions are heard less. Bose

To keep incoming voices clear, Bose® TriPort® acoustic structure and Bose Adaptive Audio Adjustment technology react automatically as noise levels change; there's no need to adjust volume settings or strain to hear a conversation. Whether an owner is in a quiet office or on a train -- or moving from a hushed lobby to a busy street -- the headset adapts seamlessly, making it effortless to hear the person on the other end.

The new internal antenna in the Bose Bluetooth® headset Series 2 is custom-designed to provide category-leading range performance. Acoustic artifacts -- the "pops," "clicks" and "buzzes" familiar to Bluetooth headset owners –- are substantially reduced, and reception difficulty, even between a headset and a phone being carried in a pocket, is minimized.

Left and Right Versions, Easy Controls, Exclusive StayHear® Tips

Bose engineers have developed separate left- and right-side versions of the Bose Bluetooth headset Series 2, allowing consumers to choose the version they prefer, while enjoying the same easy access to controls. Taking calls requires just one simple top-to-bottom pinching motion on the buttons, and clearly labeled LED indicators make it easy to check battery life and confirm the Bluetooth connection.

The Bose Bluetooth headset Series 2 features Bose StayHear tips designed for long-wear comfort and stability, making it ideal for driving, commuting, working or multitasking at home. Made of soft, flexible silicone, the StayHear tips gently conform to the ear, eliminating irritation or the need to reposition.

Mobile Audio Content with Exclusive Bose Audio Technologies

Through the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), the Bose® Bluetooth® headset Series 2 provides benefits beyond a communication device. Proprietary Bose audio technologies, also featured in the company's IE2, MIE2, and MIE2i headsets, ensure clear, rich audio reproduction from podcasts, apps, or other mobile content.

Compatibility and Availability

The Bose® Bluetooth® headset Series 2 is compatible with devices using the Bluetooth 2.1 (or earlier) specifications that support the Bluetooth hands-free or A2DP profiles. For consumers who want to maintain an active connection between their headset and two Bluetooth enabled devices, it includes multi-point functionality.

The Bose Bluetooth headset Series 2 includes a portable zipper case, a one-foot USB cable, a power adapter with fold-flat prongs for easy packing, and three StayHear® tips (small, medium, large) for a personal fit. It's available from Bose for $149.95, and replaces the original Bose Bluetooth headset. The Bose Bluetooth headset Series 2 will be sold at select authorized Bose dealers, Bose retail stores, www.Bose.com, and toll free at 1-800-444-BOSE (2673).