Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Review

By Bianca Dela Cruz October 9, 2020 in Earbuds, Reviews, True Wireless Earbuds

With the wireless earbuds market catering to many different types of needs, Bose has taken the active noise cancellation path with their QuietComfort earbuds that aim to beat the Airpods Pro out of the way with their excellent noise cancelling technology. Because of this, we’re going to see what the Bose QuietComfort is really made of and how it performs in reality. To discover more about this model, read on ahead and see if this is the pair for you.

This isn’t Bose’s first rodeo in the wireless market, having numerous products catering to different needs. Including this pair, they have three offerings of true wireless earbuds which have different areas of focus. For example, the Bose Sport Earbuds were made for fitness enthusiasts while this one, the Bose QuietComfort were made for those who want premium noise cancellation – which is pretty much everyone at this point.

That being said, we’re going to probe deeper into the QuietComfort and lay out the factors that we think can either influence or sway you away from taking the plunge with this pair. Starting off with the good things that we saw in this model, here are the Pros of the Bose QuietComfort.

Pros

Premium Active Noise Cancellation. With noise cancelling being at the forefront of this pair, it’s no surprise that these have beat out the Airpods Pro with their active noise cancellation technology. Aside from offering noise cancellation and transparency, they took it a step further and made it possible for you to customize your experience with ambient noise from full active noise cancellation to full transparency to everything in between.

Great Mic Quality. This pair has great mic quality, making it a viable daily option especially for those who need to take a lot of calls while being on the go. Mic signal is strong and the only distortion you may hear is from Bluetooth – which is normal and very minimal. You’ll definitely get your money’s worth off the QuiteComfort if you’re someone who plans to utilize this pair for this reason.

Excellent Sound Quality. As one would expect, Bose is able to deliver tremendously with the sound quality of this pair. Bass translates well and sound comes through well-sculpted which is perfect for those who love listening to different genres. There’s also no distortion at louder volumes which some pairs struggle with but with this one, you certainly won’t have that problem. Overall, it will definitely give justice to your favorite tracks and playlists as expected from a well-established brand like Bose.

Now with those good points about the Bose QuietComfort, we’re going to be looking at some factors that you should consider before pushing through with this pair. We want to be as transparent as possible so we’re going to show you the flip side – the Cons that you may encounter should you go ahead and get this.

Cons

Bulky. This model is definitely on the bulkier side compared to other pairs – such as the Airpods Pro which is one of their major competitors – so it’s definitely a Con for those who plan on using this to work out. While you can still use these for the gym, it might be quite bothersome especially if you’re doing more rigorous workouts. We imagine that going on runs would also be quite awkward with the form factor of this one.

High Price Point. While the price on this is justifiable, it is priced a bit above the market for a top brand. Although the features that it has are commendable – such as the ones that we mentioned above, bringing the price down a bit would make it have better value for money. It is a premium brand but it’s on the verge of having too high of a price point which might be a dealbreaker for others.

After all that we’ve seen and said, we can definitely conclude that the Bose QuietComfort is a great pair of earbuds with premium active noise cancelling abilities, great mic quality, and top-notch sound quality. It’s a great daily option that can cater to many different kinds of people from those who want to use this pair as a travel or commute companion to those who want to utilize this as a solid earbuds option for calls. It can definitely deliver all of that – and more – with the features that you do ultimately get.

In saying that, the only thing that you should consider before taking the plunge with this is its bulky form factor which can be a pain for those with more active lifestyles. It’s way bulkier than other pairs in the market and if that’s a dealbreaker for you, we would recommend you to consider getting another option instead. Because this pair retails for roughly $280, you have to make sure that it will work out with your lifestyle or else you won’t be getting your value for money.

With that being said, this concludes our review of the Bose QuietComfort. We hope to have helped you out today with your decision and with your earbud hunting journey. Let us know what you think!