In the field of speaker and headphone, Bose’s name is well known. However, in the area of true wireless headphones that has become popular recently this year, Bose does not seem to have a big move. Before launching SoundSport Free Buds in 2017, there were nothing new. So now it’s time to launch new products. In the last few years, there’s been a lot of progress in the field of true wireless headphones, so Bose fans and customers alike are waiting for the old company to come out with a new product. Now it’s got a Bose QuietComfort Earbuds, which belongs to the QuietComfort series. This is a new top-notch noise-reducing wireless earphone, which is a flagship product in terms of function, design, experience and even price.
Bose has a solid background in wireless noise cancelling headphones and has introduced star products which include QuietComfort 35 II and Bose 700. However, in the true wireless headset market, Bose seems to be absent. QuietComfort Earbuds that Bose launched this time is the main objective of our experience.
To be honest, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds headphones is not a small device. Almost all the QuietComfort Earbuds are exposed when you are wearing them. In particular, compared with other relatively small wireless headphones on the market, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds style is quite obvious. Whether you like the style or not depends on your own aesthetic.But despite their size, the headphones are light and don’t have foreign body sensation when you wear them. Moreover, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds can be firmly stuck in the ear canal during the process of wearing. It is not a problem even in intense exercise. This is due to the so-called shark fin design, which is exactly the pointed QuietComfort Earbuds that made me comfortable on when I put them on.
In addition, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds supports IPX4 waterproof level. So, it is capable of handling certain quietness tests, such as sweating during exercise, rainy days, etc.
On the outside of each headset, there’s actually a trackpad. For example, the double-click on the right earphone is play and pause, while the double-click on the left one is to switch to different noise reduction levels. In addition, if you press and hold the left earphone, you can also get the current battery information or jump to the next song. Different operations need to be set on the APP. On the right side of Android headset is the call voice assistant.
As with headphones, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds is not a small charger. This rather textured case also supports wireless charging, which is a small surprise. There are also five LED indicators under the front switch, which can be used to check the remaining power. On the back of the case is a USB-C port for wired charging, while the Bluetooth pairing button is between the two headphone sockets after opening the case.
The noise reduction effect
To be honest, what interests me the most about this Bose QuietComfort Earbuds is the company’s experience and technical accumulation in the field of active noise reduction. Bose’s earmuff wireless earphones are industry benchmarks for active noise reduction, but it’s questionable whether they’ll extend to real wireless headphones. After all, the design of in-ear earphones sometimes cannot be completely sealed due to the different structure of the earholes of different people, or there are some problems in the design of earphones of some brands, which makes the number of true wireless earphones that can truly achieve active noise reduction effect on the market very few.In terms of design, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds adopts the advanced shark fin Earbuds design. Not only is the material quite soft, but also, due to its larger overall volume, it can better adapt to different ear canal shapes. In addition, the so-called “shark fin” that protrudes outwards can have more contact area with our ears. From the practical experience, even if the active noise reduction function is turned off, the simplest sealed passive noise reduction can achieve good sound insulation quality.
Of course, after turning on the active noise reduction, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds can achieve relatively perfect noise reduction effect. In particular, compared with a number of noise-cancelling headphones I have used before, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds has one of the best active noise reduction effects.Bose QuietComfort Earbuds is the same as the previous Bose headphones, which can achieve 11 different noise levels through the Bose Music App. If you don’t like the complexity of 11 levels, you can also directly preset three different levels of noise reduction, and then gently tap your finger on the left ear machine to switch back and forth.
From the experience of noise reduction, level 0 is basically a fully transparent mode, more suitable for use in a quiet home. If you’re out and in a cafe, park, bus or subway, you will need a higher level of noise reduction, and it does work when you turn it on.Microphones are designed on the inside and bottom of the earphones to monitor ambient noise. Combined with Bose’s ANC active noise reduction technology, the noise reduction level can be adjusted in less than 1 millisecond to screen out external noise. Although I can’t explain how fast one millisecond is, I can definitely say that Bose QuietComfort Earbuds noise reduction effect is unsurpassed among a crowd of true wireless headphones currently on the market, and it deserves to be ranked first.
The sound quality
The Bose headphones certainly haven’t left you disappointed in the sound quality, and this Bose QuietComfort Earbuds is no exception. In fact, to be honest, most true wireless Earbuds on the market are relatively flat, but the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds stereo effect is quite obvious, with high pitch clear voice and low bass effect. Especially for listening to pop music, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds has an obvious emphasis on human voice, so it is more suitable for listening to pop music.
According to Bose, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds will last 6 hours on a fully charged battery. From my experience, I can see that its performance really conforms to the introduction of Bose, and it overfulfilled the task, reaching 7 hours. In addition, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds will also support fast charging. Only 15 minutes of charging can enable you to continue listening to music for 2 hours.
Conclusion: It is right to choose it for good money
As Bose’s new generation flagship true wireless headphones, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds is truly satisfying on all fronts. Sound quality, noise reduction, design, operation, battery life, wireless charging, etc., are worthy of the Bose brand. The only thing that makes you feel a little bit aloof right now is the price, but if you want to buy a slightly better genuine wireless Earbuds, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds is really the most competitive choice.