Released just after the launch of the iPhone 14, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II outline an interesting alternative to the AirPodsPro headphones, promising superior performance from a package at least as stylish.
Small enough to go almost unnoticed, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II come with active noise-canceling technology, optimized sound, and up to six hours of battery life on a single charge. In total, you can expect up to 18 hours of intermittent use, using the charge provided by the carrying case.
More expensive by $50 than the AirPods Pro headphones, the new Bose flagship certainly has a lot to prove, with the quality of the audio experience and the effectiveness of the background noise blocking feature yet to be tested in real-world tests. Helping the eventual positive outcome, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also offers a self-calibrating noise-canceling feature that conforms to the user’s ear physiognomy. Activated by a key press, auto-calibration consists of a series of tone sounds, adjusting the earphones for optimal efficiency without further intervention. Called Custom Tune, the automatic calibration function can also be triggered each time the headphones are switched on, ensuring that differences caused by the fit of the headphones in the ear do not affect the effectiveness of the ANC technology.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II are IPX4 certified, ensuring complete protection from splashing and even immersion in water. The new product will be available to order for $299 starting September 15.