Bose QuietComfort Review Rundown
Bose | Published on 21 Mar 2021 | Last Edited on 24 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are class-leading true wireless earbuds. With the best noise-canceling tech, excellent call quality, and extremely fun sound, they are both a delight and practical. Just like the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, they use the free Bose Music app as its companion app.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.
Price Comparison (incl. referral links)
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The $280 Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are excellent in many ways. The build quality of both the case and buds is top-notch if a bit on the bulky side. Bose claims they will perform for 6 hours on average, but I have found that I usually get 7 hours or just a bit more per charge.
Reviewers from Expertreviews have found the following[***]:
QC Earbuds are Bose's first true wireless earbuds to incorporate noise-cancelling technology. By using a combination of internal and external microphones, the buds monitor environmental sound and create an opposite sound wave to cancel it out. There are 10 levels of ANC to choose from, with 0 functioning as a transparency mode that enables you to clearly hear sounds in your surroundings.
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds deliver the same excellent active noise cancelling technology as the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700. The earbuds are available in two colors: Triple Black and Soapstone, which is like a light gray. The headphones have an estimated battery life of 6 hours with Noise Cancellation turned up to the max.
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are in uncharted territory for QC products. They enter a category that already has an established leader, the $249 Apple AirPods Pro. From an audio standpoint, both pairs offer solid sound quality with rich bass and sculpted highs. The app is essential and nicely designed, but it doesn't offer adjustable EQ.
Reviewers from Rtings have found the following[***]:
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless are premium earbuds with a great ANC feature. While they don't isolate noise as well as over-ear headphones, they can cut down quite a bit of sound around you. The Bose have a more neutral sound profile, their ANC feature can significantly isolate more noise around you, and the integrated mic offers better overall performance.
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The new Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are one of the best true wireless ‘buds we've tested. Bose has taken a leaf out of its Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 playbook and added 10 levels of ANC to the QC ‘Buds as well. You're not going to get the pleasantly warm bass that Sony is known for, but the Bose QC 'Buds have just enough thrum at the low end to make the double bass in jazz sound ethereal.
Reviewers from Theverge have found the following[***]:
Bose's original true wireless earbuds, the SoundSport Free, sounded fantastic but were foiled by connectivity problems and audio / video sync issues. At $279, the QuietComfort Earbuds are a $30 increase over the AirPods Pro and in striking distance of Sennheiser's $300 Momentum True Wireless 2. There are still minor annoyances like an awkwardly large carrying case and limited onboard controls that lack much customization.
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are hands down the best noise-cancelling buds out there. They reward listeners with 10 adjustable levels of noise cancellation and nearly matching the Bose 700's ANC performance. The buds are constructed from much of the same high-end composite plastic that was used to put together the brand's previous sporty wireless earbuds.
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The QuietComfort Earbuds are the latest salvo from Bose in the battle between it and Sony for supremacy in the premium headphone market. The earbuds favour touch controls, and while they're responsive to taps, functionality is slightly limited. Bose Music app (Android/iOS) has been refreshed since the Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 appeared on the scene.
Reviewers from Whathifi have found the following[***]:
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are the company's first true wireless earbuds. They go toe to toe with Apple AirPods Pros, Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2s and Sony WF-1000XM3s. Battery life is claimed six hours from a single charge, with the charging case supplying an extra two charges, making 18 hours in total.
- 1. ^ Bose QuietComfort Earbuds review: Best ANC Buds. Digitaltrends. 14 November 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 2. ^ Bose QuietComfort Earbuds review: The new gold standard for noise-cancelling earbuds. Expertreviews. 02 December 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 3. ^ Bose QuietComfort Earbuds review. Laptopmag. 03 October 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 4. ^ Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Review. Pcmag. 01 October 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 5. ^ Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless Headphones Review. Rtings. 27 November 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 6. ^ Bose QuietComfort Earbuds review. Techradar. 07 December 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 7. ^ Bose QuietComfort Earbuds review: noise-canceling champion. Theverge. 07 December 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 8. ^ Bose QuietComfort Earbuds review. Tomsguide. 25 February 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 9. ^ Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Review. Trustedreviews. 04 December 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 10. ^ Bose QuietComfort Earbuds review. Whathifi. 11 December 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
- **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
- ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.