Following this week’s leak which gave us a clue into Bose’s new noise-canceling, wireless earbuds, the company announced their return to the true wireless earbud market with two new models.
Previously expected to be called the Noise Canceling Earbuds 500 and 700, the two new models have undergone an identity change in the past year and are now called the Bose Sports Earbuds and the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds respectively.
Available to preorder now, both models are set to perform fairly well with the QuietComforts a decent matchup for Apple’s AirPod Pros and the Sports (which don’t feature noise-canceling technology) a low-cost competitor for the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds
Dropping at $279.95, the QuietComforts are arguably the more exciting of the two products. The price point is similar to that of its namesake, the over-ear QuietComfort models like the QuietComfort 35 II, as we expected. Boldly, the company claims that, with these earbuds, “you won’t get a more compelling listening experience from any other wireless earbud, whether it’s for music, podcasts, videos, or calls.”
They utilize Bose’s patented active and passive noise canceling innovations with internal and external microphones that monitor and cancel out sounds in your environment and in your ear canal and a “soft ear nozzle” designed to create an airtight seal to block out any unwanted noise.
Thoughtfully, the earbuds are also designed for you to be able to hear outside sounds as and when you want (or need) to by giving you the option of a variety of settings so you can have a conversation without even taking your earbuds out. This is a unique quality and one that’s bound to drive competition into a frenzy. If you want to take a call, a microphone in the right earbud picks up the sound of your voice but cancels out the noise around you, making for easy and clear calls.
Bose’s Volume-optimized Active EQ technology allows users to lower the volume of whatever they’re listening to without having to deal with tinny and small sounding sounds. Made with silicon and using Bose’s classic ear tip technology, the earbuds are both comfortable and destined to stay put.