There has been some discusson in the past about adding the AWARE (https://www.bose.com/en_us/support/article/using-aware-mode-qc20i.html) functionality to the Bose QC35 (ii): https://community.bose.com/t5/Headphones-Archive/QC35-Feature-Request-Aware-Mode/m-p/42628#M10464
Is there any plan on the implementation of this feature?
This is a very important functionlity that some Bose competitors such as Sennheise have: https://en-au.sennheiser.com/noise-cancelling-headphones-travel
Thanks for the great question. The QC35 II does have the ability to adjust the level of ANC using the action button or the Bose connect app. Her is a video that might help.
Hope that helped and have a great day!
Tony - Community Support
ANC level adjustment is different fromt the AWARE functionality.
As stated below (taken form this webpage https://www.bose.com/en_us/support/article/using-aware-mode-qc20i.html) the AWARE functionlity amplifies the surrounding sounds. I can turn ANC off, but I cannot get the surrounding sound to be amplified so that I can clearly hear people speaking with me.
The AWARE functionlity appear to be automatically enabled while making a call but there is no way to enable it on demand.
"Bose® proprietary technology uses one of the microphones within the earbud to pick up surrounding sounds and send them to the user’s ear. This makes it possible for the user to hear what is going on around them while still listening to their audio. At the same time, Aware mode enhances the listening experience by maintaining a minimal amount of noise reduction to block certain background noises while still allowing the user to be aware of most ambient sounds."
Jul 5, 2018
I'll add my voice to this feature request.
I'm directing my recommendations to comparable sony headphones which do have the feature until it's implemented.
Sep 17, 2018
Thanks for writing in! No word from development yet, but if we hear anything, we'll be sure to update the Community.
Sep 25, 2018
Hey is there some news to the Topic?
I also wait for this feature.
When I connect the QC35ii to my PC i can activate Mics and speakers at the same time for the Headphone and i can hear all arround me amplyfied in the headphone. So the QC35ii is able to do it. Is not hard to implement for the Smartphone app i guess.
So when will we have it? 😃
Sep 24, 2018
Hello Easy! Thanks for posting and welcome to the Community.
This request has been forwarded to our development teams. There is still no news, but we'll be sure to update the Community if that changes!
Greg - Community Support