Bose has officially announced the new QuietComfort Earbuds II noise canceling headphones. As revealed in leaked images last month, the pair of headphones will be shockingly smaller while featuring longer battery life – and double the microphone size.
- Bose has launched the QuietComfort Earbuds II TWS with an ultra-compact design.
- The QuietComfort Earbuds II noise-canceling headphones double the number of microphones.
- Bose introduced its new Custom Tune technology.
Bose admits how bulky and cumbersome the first gen headphones were. That’s why this year’s QuietComfort Earbuds II TWS have been significantly reduced in size and weight. According to Bose, these waterproof earbuds are a third smaller than the old model. Moreover, the company has introduced a two-piece ear tip design with the addition of external stability bands for improved fit.
Alongside the redesigned buds, Bose is also taking their custom tune feature with the QuietComfort Earbuds II. The technology is based on the brand’s sound control based hearing aids. The feature first works by learning the user’s unique ear canal structure before automatically adjusting the noise cancellation level and volume output. Bose adds that the process only takes half a second and is activated every time the headphones are plugged in.
Another big change in Bose’s QuietComfort Earbuds II is in regards to noise cancellation. Four microphones for use in voice calls and ANC, doubling the number of microphones with each button. Like the previous version, there is an Aware Mode that intelligently manages volume and sound blocking functions.
QuietComfort Earbuds II TWS battery life and price
The battery life of the headset is rated at six hours. This is the same level as the original QuietComfort. The charging case gives you three additional charges for a total of 24 hours of playback. Overall, it compares favorably to Samsung’s cheaper Galaxy Buds Pro 2 that we reviewed.
All these improvements equate to a small price increase for Bose. The QuietComfort Earbuds II retail for $299 in black or white, which is $20 more than the previous launch price. Pre-orders are already open from both Bose and Amazon official store.
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