Introducing Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds: Immersive Sound Without the Hassle
Say goodbye to annual updates and hello to a game-changing audio experience. Bose has gone above and beyond with their new QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds ($299) and we couldn’t be more excited. These earbuds offer the same exceptional active noise cancellation (ANC) we love from Bose, but with a major improvement in sound quality thanks to their new Immersive Audio technology. And the best part? You don’t need specialized content or streaming services to enjoy spatial audio.
Design-wise, Bose has kept things sleek and familiar, with minimal changes to the original QuietComfort Earbuds II formula. The touch panel now features a stylish silver hue, and the fit wings have been upgraded for easier installation. While the earbuds may still be on the larger side, the larger touch panel means more reliable controls and even a dedicated swipe gesture for volume adjustment.
All of the incredible features of the QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds are accessible through the Bose Music app. From toggling listening modes to customizing the long press action on the earbuds, you have full control over your audio experience. And with the Motion mode, you can ensure that the sound stays in front of you even when you’re on the move.
But let’s talk about sound quality. Bose’s Immersive Audio is a game-changer. By virtualizing the sound and creating a natural and immersive experience, these earbuds truly transport you to the heart of the music. Whether you’re into acoustic folk or heavy metal, you’ll be blown away by the amplified details and incredible clarity that Immersive Audio brings to your favorite songs.
Experience Unmatched Noise Cancellation with the Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds
If you’re seeking the best noise cancellation performance in wireless earbuds, look no further than the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II. These buds have consistently been our top pick for their exceptional ANC capabilities. Bose’s reputation for stellar noise cancellation remains unmatched, making them the ultimate choice for blocking out distractions. Even during flights, the QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds excel in reducing airplane noise to near silence. While they may struggle with voices, this is a common pitfall among earbuds and headphones. When it comes to ANC effectiveness, the QC Ultra Earbuds reign supreme.
Crystal-Clear Calls and Reduced Background Noise
Bose has made significant improvements to call quality with dynamic microphone mixing and adaptive filters. The QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds can now prioritize the earbud with the least wind interference and apply various noise filters in real time, resulting in clear and distraction-free conversations. While the voice quality may not be pristine, the earbuds excel at blocking background sounds, ensuring minimal fuss and distractions.
Impressive Battery Life and Convenient Charging
With the introduction of Immersive Audio, battery life is impacted. Bose openly acknowledges that you can expect two hours less of playing time per charge. However, during our tests, the QC Ultra Earbuds exceeded expectations, with the Bose Music app still showing 30 percent battery after four hours of use. Additionally, the charging case provides three additional charges, offering a total of 16 to 24 hours of usage.
Wireless Charging and Competitors
Although the new QC Ultra Earbuds do not come with wireless charging out of the box, you have the option to purchase a silicone cover for an additional $50. While this is a slight inconvenience, it’s still an improvement compared to not having wireless charging capabilities at all.
In terms of competition, Sony’s WF-1000XM5 model is worth considering. With top-notch sound quality and ANC performance, Sony packs in numerous features. However, the QC Ultra Earbuds offer comparable performance and features at a similar price point. Another option for Apple enthusiasts is the AirPods Pro, which offer great sound quality, solid ANC performance, and seamless integration with Apple devices.
The Ultimate Upgrade for Superior Noise Cancellation
The QuietComfort Earbuds II were already Bose’s finest true wireless model, primarily due to their exceptional ANC. Now, with the addition of spatial audio and hassle-free usage, the QC Ultra Earbuds are an instant and worthwhile upgrade. Although certain areas, such as transparency mode, call quality, and built-in wireless charging, may require further refinement, Bose finally presents a set of earbuds that can compete with the best in terms of sound quality and not just noise-blocking capabilities.
So say goodbye to average earbuds and hello to a world of immersive sound. Experience the difference with Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds.