Bose has unveiled the QuietComfort Earbuds, delivering all the “quiet” of Bose around-ear noise-cancelling headphones and a new Sport Earbuds entirely re-engineered to produce amazing sound from smaller, slimmer enclosures without pain, pressure, or ear hooks.
The new QC Earbuds
The new QC Earbuds, measures just over an inch long and weighs 0.3 ounces, offers amazing noise cancellation like every QuietComfort before them. To physically block unwanted sounds, new StayHear Max tips create a soft-yet-tight seal. And the buds do the rest. They use multiple microphones to sense, measure, and send any remaining noise to a proprietary electronic chip loaded with an exclusive new algorithm. Together with tiny transducers, the system responds with a precise, equal, and opposite signal in less than a fraction of a millisecond, resulting in incomparable noise cancellation effects.
The QC Earbuds come with 11 levels of noise control so you can choose how much of the world you let in or keep out. It’s easy to set preferences and change them anytime — from “transparency” that keeps you aware of your surroundings, to full noise cancellation that lets you tune out completely or hear every detail from your content and conversations.
For music, they avoid manufactured “boosts” in select frequencies, opting for faithful reproduction — as close as possible to the recording itself. Unlike conventional earbuds, the bass on your favorite songs won’t disappear or distort — instead, it’s rich and strong at any volume. For movies, videos, news, and podcasts, speech and dialogue are natural with no electronic “hiss.” And for talking on the phone, QC Earbuds separate your voice from those around you and dampen the rush of wind, so what you’re saying is more intelligible on the other end.
The new QuietComfort Earbuds offer 18 hours of total listening time — 6 hours fully charged and an additional 12 using its charging case. It comes in two colors: Triple Black and Soapstone.
The BOSE SPORT EARBUDS
The new Sport Earbuds is attached to the new StayHear Max tip, Combined, they “lock” in place for high-impact and low-impact exercise without hurting or budging. From HIIT sessions and Peloton’s toughest classes to long-distance running and yoga inversions, Bose Sport Earbuds offers defiance to shift or fall out. And that’s done without the typical trade-offs — like an irritating style that has to be pushed deep inside the ears or needs extra parts wrapped around them.
The new Sport Earbuds have up to 5 hours of battery life and a charging case that provides up to 10 hours of additional playback time. They come in Triple Black, Baltic Blue, and Glacier White.
Both the newly launched earbuds are equally compatible with iOS devices, Android devices, and native VPAs. They use Bluetooth 5.1, precisely placed antennae, and a new data transfer method for fewer dropouts. And they’re both built to last with an IPX4 rating to resist sweat and water. Each has simple on-bud touch controls for the most common commands like play and pause, answer and end calls, and to summon your personal assistant. And they come with three sizes of the new soft-silicone StayHear Max tips. For additional functionality and software updates, the Bose QC Earbuds and Sport Earbuds work with the free Bose Music app.