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Bose announces new QuietComfort Earbuds and Sport Earbuds

By Kenny Yeo - on 11 Sep 2020, 10:16am

Bose announces new QuietComfort Earbuds and Sport Earbuds

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds (Image source: Bose)

We are firmly entrenched in the era of true wireless earbuds as Bose has just announced not one, but two new true wireless earbuds.

We begin with the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds, which also happens to the company's new flagship true wireless earbuds.

It's positioned as a rival to other true wireless earbuds like Apple's AirPods Pro and Sony's WF-1000XM3.

Like its rivals, it has an in-ear design that improves passive isolation, and it features Bose's legendary active noise-cancellation technology. Owners can choose between 11 levels of active noise-cancellation.

Also like its rivals, the QuietComfort Earbuds have an ambient sound mode that lets you hear your surroundings.

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds (Image source: Bose)

If you like to exercise with music, you'll be happy to know that the QuietComfort Earbuds have an IPX4 water-resistance rating.

The QuietComfort Earbuds support Bluetooth 5.1 but it doesn't support multipoint, which means it cannot connect to multiple devices simultaneously. This will make switching between devices a hassle.

As for battery, a single charge is said to last for up to 6 hours. The charging case, which supports Qi wireless charging, provides an additional two charges, bringing total battery life up to 18 hours. There's also a quick charging feature that provides up to 2 hours from juice from a 15-minute charge.

No word yet on local pricing and availability but it is available for pre-order in the US now at a price of US$279 (~S$381). They come in Triple Black and Soapstone (read white).

The Bose Sport Earbuds (Image source: Bose)

As its name suggests, the Bose Sport Earbuds was designed for sports. Like, the abovementioned QuietComfort Earbuds, the Sport Earbuds have an IPX4 water-resistance rating. This means it won't be put off by sweat, rain, and light splashes of water.

To ensure they stay put in your ears no matter how vigorous your workout, the Sport Earbuds have silicone wing tips. However, the QuietComfort Earbuds have these too.

The big difference is that the Sport Earbuds doesn't come with active noise-cancellation.

The Sport Earbuds also come in funkier colours. There's Triple Black, Glacier White, and Baltic Blue.

The Bose Sport Earbuds. (Image source: Bose)

Battery life, curiously, is a little shorter at up to 5 hours on a single charge. The charging case provides an additional two full charges to bring the total up to 15 hours. It's worth noting also that the Sport Earbuds' charging case does not support wireless charging.

The Sport Earbuds also support Bluetooth 5.1 but there's no support for multi-point connection.

No word yet on local availability and pricing, but like the QuietComfort Earbuds, the Sport Earbuds are available for pre-order now in the US at US$179 (~S$245).

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