Bose is already one of the most trusted names within the audio space, and their accessories have taken on an identity of their own as the premiere noise-canceling example for enthusiastic listeners. Now, the brand has upgraded its already-robust lineup with the Quietcomfort (and Quietcomfort Sport) — the most effective noise-canceling earbuds to date.
The Bose Quietcomfort Earbud is a truly-wireless offering that capitalizes on the company’s ultra-slim in-ear design. Although the flagship model has been around for over 20 years, the most recent generation offers yet another dramatic increase in quality, courtesy of its proprietary noise-canceling technology, StayHear Max tips, and an exclusive algorithm that utilizes data sent from the headphone’s built-in transducers to create an opposing audio frequency. In effect, the earbud’s natural noise reduction is complemented by cutting-edge noise masking, turning traffic, voices, and disruptive external audio sources into a thing of the past. Boasting over 18 hours of total listening time, these sleek, in-ear variants are the most capable Quietcomfort generation yet. There’s also a Sport version — which utilizes a high-efficiency driver, proprietary port design, optimized EQ, and “locking” tips — for the more athletically-inclined. Head to the Bose website to pick up your own for $280.