Sep 11, 2020
Do the new Soprano, Tenor, Tempo have a louder max volume than the Alto glasses that I am wearing?
The Alto glasses are great in a noise free envioronment, but fail miserably when there is street traffic or even loud surf in the background. Can the max volume be adjusted upwards, albeit with reduced listening time?
Thanks for posting and welcome to the Community!
We don't have any compares the overall "loudness" of the new Frames to the Altos. This is due to the fact we don't publish specifications like decibel volume as these won't give an accurate impression of the overall sound of our products.
Even how you perceive something like "loudness" can be influenced by a few different factors. In your examples with traffic and surf a higher decibel level won't necessarily drown the sound out better if the frequencies the background noise occupies are not adequately masked by the sound coming from the speakers.
I'm sorry I don't have a straight yes or no answer to your questions, but I hope this helps you understand the reasoning!
I'll be sure to pass on your feedback about wanting to be able to adjust the volume higher for a reduced listening time though. A kind of "boost" mode that would allow for higher volumes for a period of time is a really interesting idea! I can't say for certain whether this is something that could be added, but I'll make sure the development team are aware this is something you would be interested in!
If you have any more questions or feedback, please do let me know.
Feb 9, 2021
I purchased the Bose Frames Tempo last year in hopes that they would provide a slightly better audio experience. I definitely like the look but I'M DISAPPOINTED IN THE LOWER VOLUME particularly. I own your previous version of the frames and they were slightly LOUDER. I had HOPED Bose would roll out a software update that would give us a slight bass boost and volume. May I suggest adding an equalizer. These Tempo frames fell somewhat below my expectations considering the audio quality you are known for!! So Bose if you are listening.......!!!!!!!!!!!
Feb 24, 2021
Very disappointed in my Tempo sunglasses. The volume is OK when in a noise free environment, but outside, which where they are needed the volume is terrible, useless when walking near roads. The volume is great if I put my hand over the ear and frame. Wasted my money. Then tried to connect to Bose apps but won't connect. The speaker needs to be nearer or over the ear.