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Bose shakes up the TWS earbud market with the QuietComfort and Sport Earbuds

The Bose QuietComfort and Sport Earbuds are available to order now. (Image source: Bose)
The Bose QuietComfort and Sport Earbuds are available to order now. (Image source: Bose)
Bose has unleashed two sets of TWS earbuds called the QuietComfort and Sport Earbuds. With one billed as offering the most effective noise cancellation ever and the other as having amazing sound with 'unmovable design', Bose is gunning for competitors like Sony and Sennheiser.
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Bose has unveiled the QuietComfort and Sport Earbuds, two new pairs of TWS earbuds for the company. The two sets of earbuds may resemble each other, but they differ in several ways. Bose has designed the Sport Earbuds, as its name suggests, for athletes, while the QuietComfort Earbuds should boast superior sound quality. The QuietComfort and Sport Earbuds come in Triple Black, but only the former is available in what Bose calls Soapstone. Similarly, you must choose the Sport Earbuds if you want Baltic Blue or Glacier White.

The QuietComfort Earbuds is also more expensive than the Sport Earbuds. Bose sells the former for US$279.95, or US$100 more than it has priced the Sport Earbuds at. Seemingly, the gulf in price comes down to the inclusion of active noise cancellation, Qi wireless charging and superior battery life. According to Bose's specifications, the Sport Earbuds should last five hours on a single charge, compared to the six hours for which the company rates the QuietComfort Earbuds.

Both sets of earbuds are IPX4 certified and have touch-sensitive surfaces for gesture controls. Bose has included Bluetooth 5.1 support in both earbuds, but neither support high-resolution codecs like Qualcomm aptX or aptX HD. Sadly, the QuietComfort and Sport Earbuds must make do with AAC and SBC, instead.

Bose boasts no TWS earbuds sound as good as the QuietComfort Earbuds do, although it claims that the Sport Earbuds offer 'acclaimed lifelike sound', too. Both sets of earbuds are compatible with the Bose Music app and will begin shipping in the US from September 29.

The Bose Sport Earbuds retail for US$179.99. (Image source: Bose)
The Bose Sport Earbuds retail for US$179.99. (Image source: Bose)
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds retail for US$279.99. (Image source: Bose)
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds retail for US$279.99. (Image source: Bose)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-09-11 (Update: 2020-09-11)