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Bose QuietComfort Earbuds

"The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are a fantastic pair of headphones with terrific sound and brilliant noise cancellation"
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Pros
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Comfortable, secure fit
  • Rock-solid wireless connection
  • Wireless charging (and USB-C)
  • IPX4 splash-resistant
  • Superb active noise cancellation
  • Excellent call quality
  • Solid battery life
Cons
  • Large carrying case
  • Can only pair to one device at a time

Overall Rating

87.5%
The overall rating was calculated based on 18131 customer and expert reviews from 25 review sites and 22 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Headphones:
  • 93.8%
    Comfort
  • 86.6%
    Controls
  • 91.8%
    Build Quality
  • 88.0%
    Phone Calls
  • 93.0%
    Noise Cancellation
  • 87.1%
    Battery Life
  • 88.5%
    Design
  • 92.5%
    Sound Quality

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What experts are saying

Good sound quality and best-in-class noise cancellation come in an awkwardly big case

Pros
  • Best noise cancellation yet among true wireless earbuds
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Comfortable, secure fit
Cons
  • Large carrying case
  • No way to go back to the last track with the earbuds
  • Can only pair to one device at a time

They sound great and have arguably the best noise canceling for true wireless, but they aren't as discrete or comfortable as the AirPods Pro -- or as good for calls.

Pros
  • Best-in-class noise canceling with transparency mode
  • Top-notch sound
  • Comfortable, secure fit
  • Rock-solid wireless connection
  • Decent battery life for noise-canceling earbuds (up to 6 hours)
  • Wireless charging (and USB-C)
  • Decent voice calling with sidetone "self voice" feature
  • IPX4 splash-resistant
Cons
  • Buds are fairly large (they stick out of your ears)
  • Noise reduction for calls could be better
  • Pretty pricey

Great sound, powerful noise cancellation – but can Bose’s new true wireless earphones tip Sony off its perch?

Pros
  • Best-in-class ANC
  • Rich, clear sound
  • Secure, comfortable fit
  • Wireless charging
Cons
  • Lacks on-board volume control
  • Bulky charging case
  • Case could offer more charge

When it comes to noise cancellation, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds outshines every wireless earbud model out there.

Pros
  • Superb active noise cancellation
  • Warm, rich sound quality
  • Transparency mode blends with ANC
  • Excellent mics for calls and digital assistant use
  • Instant connectivity
Cons
  • Disappointing battery life
  • Bulky and heavy

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are good for mixed use. These comfortable headphones do a great job of reducing ambient noise like bus engines when you're commuting or ambient chatter at the office. They're also stable enough for working out and have an IPX4 rating for water resistance, although we don't currently test for this. Thanks to their neutral sound profile, they're also well-suited for most audio content. That said, while they have roughly seven hours of continuous playback time, they may just barely get you through your 9-5.

Pros
  • Great ANC feature.
  • Well-balanced sound profile that's suitable for a variety of audio genres.
Cons
  • Relatively bulky design for truly wireless earbuds.
  • No EQ.

The true wireless Bose QuietComfort Earbuds offer strong audio performance and the most effective noise cancellation we've tested in the category to date.

Pros
  • Best-in-class noise cancellation
  • Rich, crisp, balanced audio
  • Transparent listening mode can blend with ANC mode
  • Secure fit
  • Splash-resistant build
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Sound signature isn't for purists
  • Bulky case
  • On-ear controls could be more complete

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are a credible contender to AirPods Pro, but at a price. The fit is solid, the sound is decent, and the noise canceling is a good feature. However, the lack of multipoint and high price may deter some.

Pros
  • Comfortable, secure fit
  • Fast charging, USB-C case
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • IPX4 rating
  • Decent noise canceling
Cons
  • No Bluetooth multipoint
  • SBC and AAC only, no aptX
  • Price

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are a fantastic pair of headphones with terrific sound and brilliant noise cancellation

Pros
  • Tremendous noise cancelling
  • Sounds brilliant
  • Tight, comfortable fit
  • Excellent transparency mode
Cons
  • Less than average battery life
  • No aptX

Bose may be fashionably late to the party, but the wait was worth it. Are the new QuietComfort Earbuds the best wireless ANC buds you can buy? We found out.

Pros
  • Best noise-canceling buds
  • Excellent call quality
  • Exciting audio quality
  • Solid battery life
  • Secure fit
Cons
  • No multi-point connection
  • A bit bulky

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds: Bose may be late to market with ANC earbuds but they're well worth the wait

Pros
  • Class-leading ANC
  • High-quality audio
  • Secure and comfortable fit
Cons
  • Average battery life
  • Limited touch controls

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