Hi Greg, thanks for chiming in. I've ordered the AE 2 and will report back.
FWIW, I previously owned the Soundlink On-Ear II which, if I remember correctly, did appear to support AAC according to Bluetooth Explorer on macOS. Hopefully this also applies to the AE 2. Will let you know!
I would like to apologize for the categorical statements I made regarding the SoundLink Around Ear II wireless headphones' support of AAC. I'd like to thank @rbarthomeuf and @cphilli5 whose statements prompted me to investigate with Product Management and Engineering leading to the confirmation that our reference resources were incorrect. The relevant resources have been updated to reflect the fact that the SoundLink Around Ear II wireless headphones do not support the AAC codec, only SBC.
I appreciate the measured and even-handed way you disagreed and offer this as proof of the fact that we strive to hear every voice and appreciate your input even when it conflicts with what we believe we know.
You have made the Community better today, thank you.
Greg_B - Community Support
Greg_B will there be any plans to support AAC via a firmware update? Many of us purchased these headphones believing they supported AAC and it's really dissapointing to find out that they will never sound decent on any of my iOS / macOS devices.
Hello esetnik! Thanks for posting and welcome to the Community.
I am not sure what the plans might be for the SoundLink Around Ear 2 headphones. I have flagged this feature request as of my last post for our Development teams. If we get more information we will share it with you here in the Community.
For now, due to it's age and since there is no new information available, I will be closing this thread. Please feel free to begin a new conversation should you have additional questions or comments.
Thank you for participating in the Bose Community!
Greg - Community Support
I've just bought a pair of the Bose QuietComfort 35 II (QC35 II) headphones and couldn't find any detailed specifications for the units.
Could anybody tell me which Bluetooth version is implemented and supported which Audio Codecs are supported with the latest firmware as of November 2018? Do we also know what the latest firmware updates gave us?
Hello AndyDale! Thanks for posting and welcome to the Community.
Congratulations on your new headphones! The Bluetooth version is 4.1 and the supported codecs are SBC and AAC. Information on the latest firmware release can be found here. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask. We have a great community that's happy to help out!
Greg - Community Support