The $299 buds go on sale this month

Final month, it leaked that Bose was engaged on a brand new pair of noise-cancelling earbuds that the corporate meant to promote for the hefty sum of $299. At the moment, these buds went official: Bose’s QuietComfort Earbuds II can be found for pre-order proper now, and the corporate is making some huge claims about them.

The primary pair of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds launched in 2020 for $279. That preliminary mannequin was fairly cumbersome by earbud requirements; the buds appeared type of like two old style Bluetooth earpieces slightly than slick wi-fi earbuds. The brand new mannequin retains the identical basic type issue, however the QuietComfrot Earbuds II are a lot decrease profile. Impressively, they handle the identical six-hour battery life in a notably slimmer package deal.


Bose is claiming that the QuietComfort Earbuds II provide higher noise cancellation than not solely another earbud, however any pair of shopper headphones available on the market right this moment—together with over-ear fashions. It is a huge declare that we’ll want to check extra completely, however based mostly on a personal demo right this moment, it truly does not sound too far-fetched.

The corporate chalks this thorough ANC as much as various components. For one, the earbuds are alleged to measure the geometry of the insides of your ears each time you set them on, calibrating the sound profile and ANC to your distinctive ear form. There are additionally discrete items for each the ear ideas and the fin-like “stability bands” that maintain the buds in place towards your outer ear, making for a complete of 81 totally different suits. A superb seal is essential to high quality ANC.

ANC apart, the QuietComfort Earbuds II provide a fairly normal function set, together with IPX4 water resistance, on-bud contact controls (together with for quantity), customizable EQ settings, and a charging case that tops up over USB-C. Bose says the case can recharge the buds 3 times earlier than itself needing charged.

Two colorways will probably be accessible: Triple Black and Soapstone. The black model is on the market for pre-order right this moment for $299, with basic availability starting on September 15. The Soapstone model is coming someday later this yr.

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