Refreshingly of the leak (regardless of image quality, it should be treated as such), the image has a number of features, including a $299 price tag (approximately $279/£249/AU$399 older brother’s introductory price). Contains information 2020 issue. This pricing strategy means you’re definitely not going into our best cheap headphone buying guides, but if it does well in our reviews, it might definitely make it into our list of the best noise-cancelling earbuds.
Let’s quickly get to the point. German news portal WinFuture (opens in new tab) has posted 13 high-quality images of him of the still-unofficial Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II. If these images prove to be authentic, and indeed look real, then the second iteration of the original top-of-the-line Bose QuietComfort Earbuds will ditch the bulky driver housing significantly, if not the price tag. It may have been deleted.
However, according to a WinFuture leak, the QuietComfort Earbuds II offer the same 6 hours of battery life as the Buds, which is a bit disappointing. The original QuietComfort Earbuds had a total of 18 hours of battery life, including the case — which is fine, but the Sony WF-1000XM4, AirPods 3, and even JLab It’s beaten out by much cheaper options like the Go Air Pop.
Bose’s new unreleased buds are similar to their predecessors in terms of color scheme and branding (it’s painted black and white, but still no stone blue), but the driver pods look slightly smaller and the ears It doesn’t look like it sticks out. Also, it looks like the design of the fins and eartips has changed. All of this is very welcome news, as the original of his QC earbuds didn’t come with fins that were attached (or removed for me) apart from the attached chip.
It’s about the same size as the Sony WF-1000XM3 (each weighing 8.5g) and is positioned further away from the ear. For reference, his aforementioned JLab Go Air Pop weighs just 3.7g per earpiece. Ultimately, while his current QC Buds are comfortable to wear and have excellent noise-cancelling capabilities, TechRadar’s fitness and wellbeing editor Matt Evans said: I’m here. I was happily walking around town, but I was very nervous about any movement other than light jogging, for fear the weight would tear my ears out.
The ridiculously good $20 JLabs offer he really hopes Bose can extend battery life by at least 24 hours this time around, if not 32 hours (AirPods 3 with Spatial Audio on offer to do). As we mentioned in our review, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds already offered a slightly slimmer design to Bose’s first attempt at true wireless earbuds, the Chonky SoundSport Free, but even these headphones , not what we call small.Each bud measures 3.9cm x 2.6cm x 2.7cm and weighs 8.9g.