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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

Product Details

Date First Available:
September 10, 2020

Overall Rating

86.9%
The overall rating was calculated based on 38487 customer and expert reviews from 61 review sites and 9 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Headphones:
  • 94.4%
    Comfort
  • 86.6%
    Controls
  • 92.6%
    Build Quality
  • 85.9%
    Phone Calls
  • 92.8%
    Noise Cancellation
  • 89.0%
    Battery Life
  • 89.1%
    Design
  • 92.6%
    Sound Quality

Expert Reviews Rating

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Good
30
Fair
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Poor
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Customer reviews by store

Price Comparison

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Expert Reviews

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

Read more on theverge.com

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.

Read more on cnet.com

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?

Read more on techradar.com

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.

Read more on tomsguide.com

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.

Read more on rtings.com

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.

Read more on pcmag.com

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.

Read more on androidauthority.com

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

Read more on trustedreviews.com

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.

Read more on digitaltrends.com

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

Read more on expertreviews.co.uk

Pros

  • Class-leading ANC
  • High-quality audio
  • Secure and comfortable fit

Cons

  • Average battery life
  • Limited touch controls

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are a great do-it-all option for anyone, so long as you can afford it. These are a great alternative to the Apple AirPods Pro and Sony WF-1000XM3. You can choose the degree of noise cancelling, and enjoy premium features like automatic ear-detection. These earbuds feature an IPX4 rating, making them a fine workout companion.

Read more on soundguys.com

Pros

  • Active noise cancelling
  • IPX4 rating
  • Comfortable fit
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Battery life, fast charging
  • USB-C and wireless charging
  • Sidetone audio during phone calls
  • Mono listening (right bud only)
  • Auto play/pause

Cons

  • SBC and AAC, no aptX or Bluetooth multipoint
  • Bose Music app required to switch between devices
  • Lacks in-app EQ
  • Bulky
  • Price

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds deliver an energetic, balanced sound and brilliant noise-cancelling. A serious candidate for best-in-class

Read more on whathifi.com

Pros

  • Exciting, entertaining sound
  • Superb balance
  • Impressive noise-cancelling

Cons

  • Average battery life

The QuietComfort Earbuds are more comfortable, charge faster and sound better than Bose's previous attempt at true wireless.

Read more on reviews.org

Pros

  • Quite comfortable indeed
  • Contender for best ANC in true wireless
  • Better battery life
  • IPX4 water-resistant

Cons

  • The case is still chunky
  • The battery is better but still lagging
  • Confusing, inconsistent touch controls
  • No custom EQ settings

As a combination of sound quality, comfort and particularly noise-cancellation, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds take some beating. They do protrude more than many true wireless buds but they fit well and sound great

Read more on t3.com

Pros

  • Exceptional noise-cancellation
  • Comfortable, secure fit
  • Muscular-yet-deft sound

Cons

  • Average battery life
  • Big buds, bigger case

The Bose QuietComfort brings the excellent audio and active noise cancellation from its headphones and puts them into a tiny pair of earbuds with relatively no sacrifices.

Read more on laptopmag.com

Pros

  • Great audio quality
  • Elegant design
  • Excellent active noise cancelling
  • Simple touch interface

Cons

  • Massive earbuds and charging case
  • Battery life could be better

These 'buds keep ambient noise at bay, while the comfort is supreme for a pair of in-ears. Add that to sound that'll make all your favourite songs sound amazing, and it's hard to think of a more complete pair of true wireless in-ears in terms pure music enjoyment.Read full verdict

Read more on pocket-lint.com

Pros

  • Great noise-cancelling
  • Fantastic sound quality
  • Fit is secure and comfortable for long periods
  • Wireless charging case an added bonus

Cons

  • Design is quite chunky
  • Case could offer more charge

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.

Read more on cnet.com

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

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds deliver an energetic, balanced sound and brilliant noise-cancelling. A serious candidate for best-in-class

Read more on whathifi.com

Pros

  • Exciting, entertaining sound
  • Superb balance
  • Impressive noise-cancelling

Cons

  • Average battery life

The QC Earbuds provide the best ANC performance you’ll find in true wireless on top of great sound quality..

Read more on engadget.com

Pros

  • Comfortable despite the size
  • Powerful noise cancellation
  • Wireless charging
  • Crisp and clear sound

Cons

  • Awkward look due to size
  • Large earbuds and case
  • Limited touch controls and customization

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are rivaled by few other premium earbuds, but you’ll have to pay a bit more. From 20 hours of testing, I was impressed.

Read more on lifewire.com

Pros

  • Premium design
  • Rich, detailed sound
  • Solid build quality and comfortable to wear
  • Truly impressive active noise cancellation

Cons

  • No aptX
  • Lackluster battery life
  • Fairly pricey

As a combination of sound quality, comfort and particularly noise-cancellation, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds take some beating. They do protrude more than many true wireless buds but they fit well and sound great

Read more on t3.com

Pros

  • Exceptional noise-cancellation
  • Comfortable, secure fit
  • Muscular-yet-deft sound

Cons

  • Average battery life
  • Big buds, bigger case

Sony's latest and greatest true wireless and is up against firece compeition in Bose. Which of the WF-100XM4 vs Bose QC Earbuds is best?

Read more on trustedreviews.com

The Bose QuietComfort earbuds are nearly perfect, but size keeps them from being truly excellent.

Read more on gizmodo.com

Pros

  • They sound great, the Bluetooth is good, and the battery life is potent

Cons

Even though these earbuds are priced a bit higher than the AirPod Pro’s at $279, the preorder will still probably be worth the expense.

Read more on hothardware.com

They've been a long time coming, but Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are here with the promise of the best noise cancelling ever

Read more on techadvisor.com

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