Bose today announced two pairs of fully wireless earbuds that will appeal to connoisseurs of comfort and sound quality. The flagship model QuietComfort will cost $ 279, while the more affordable Spot Earbuds will have to shell out $ 179. Both devices will be available from September 29, and the company has begun accepting pre-orders today.
According to the manufacturer, the QuietComfort headphones should compete with such market titans as Apple AirPods Pro and Sony 1000XM3. The earbuds are housed in a compact, lightweight design and boast 11-level active noise canceling that generates the opposite of external noise in less than a millisecond. In addition, the new ear cushions provide a better fit to the walls of the ear canal, resulting in superior noise isolation. According to the manufacturer, the device will be able to completely drown out the sound of a coffee grinder or roaring engine. When it comes to sound quality, Bose claims that QuietComfort reproduces music as naturally as possible, without boosting any frequencies, and boasts no “white noise” at all.
Bose says its flagship wireless headphones will be able to provide six hours of continuous music playback, and using the charging case will help extend that time by another 12 hours. The device will be available in black and silver and white.
As for the Bose Sport Earbuds, the company says the device was designed from scratch and is not the result of further refinements by SoundSport Free, which had connectivity and audio sync issues. The new headphones will be available in black, white and blue and will not receive active noise canceling like the older model. They are designed to fit snugly in your ears, even during intense exercise. The Sport Earbuds has a battery life of five hours. The charging case extends this time by another 10 hours.
It is reported that both pairs of headphones are connected via Bluetooth 5.1 and are protected from moisture according to the IPX4 standard. They also feature touch controls and a proximity sensor that pauses music playback when you remove one of the headphones from your ear.