Bose's AirPods Pro Rivaling QuietComfort Earbuds Now Available to Preorder

Ruben Fields
September 14, 2020

The SoundSport Free earbuds are from 2017, and it is time we saw something new from Bose in the truly wireless headphone category. Likely with better sound, a balanced approach to music playback and the ability to stay in your ears without hooks during activity. The QC Earbuds will be sold for $279 and the Sport Earbuds will be sold for $179.

Like the pricier QuietComfort earbuds, the Bluetooth 5.0-toting Bose Sport can perform dependably during calls.

As of now, we haven't seen any official announcement from Bose.

They're fitted with Bose's active noise cancellation using microphones and a new algorithm for adjustment. The company reconsidered its branding choices and gave up on the "QuietComfort" branding to just "Noise-cancelling earphones (number)" and has brought the name back. At the centre of it all is active noise cancellation, and Bose is taking things up by a notch by promising 11 levels of active noise cancellation.

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds now available for preorder

The new QuietComfort Earbuds have 18 hours of total listening time according to the company, and that includes 6 hours with a fill charge and the additional 12 hours from the charging case. They'll pair with the Bose companion app for iOS and Android as well.

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds come in Triple Black and Soapstone color options. However, the company had to delay the development and release of the earbuds due to various reasons (maybe due to COVID-19).

Claiming they offer the best ANC on the market is a bold claim with rivals such as the Sony WF-1000XM3 and Huawei FreeBuds Pro. Apart from that, Apple is also soon releasing their new AirPods Studio headphones that will have noise cancellation as well as have unique features which means competition is going to heat up even more. To ensure a comfortable fit, the products also come with ear tips in three different sizes. These two pieces of silicone working together should eliminate the possibility of these falling out.

The new earbuds from Bose both use Bluetooth 5.1 and have an IPX4 rating, making them resistant to water splashes and sweat. It's normally a fairly balanced mix with some vibrancy thrown in. In terms of battery life, Bose claims they can work for up to five hours on a single charge and an additional ten hours with the case. Meanwhile, the Bose Sport Earbuds will be available in Baltic Blue, Glacier White, and Triple Black colors. The Sport Earbuds are up for preorder now at $179.95 and will begin shipping on September 29.

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