Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless Headphones Review

Tested using Methodology v1.5
Updated Sep 15, 2021 at 03:59 pm
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless Picture
7.6
Neutral Sound
8.0
Commute/Travel
8.3
Sports/Fitness
7.2
Office
5.8
Wireless Gaming
5.6
Wired Gaming
6.2
Phone Calls
Type Earbuds
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless Truly Wireless
Noise Cancelling Yes
Mic Yes
Transducer Dynamic

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless are premium earbuds with a great ANC feature. They're very well-built, decently comfortable, and offer over seven hours of continuous playback time. While they don't isolate noise as well as over-ear headphones like the Bose QuietComfort 35 II/QC35 II Wireless 2018, they can cut down quite a bit of sound around you. However, the trade-off is in their bulky look, which slightly sticks out of your ear. If you're looking for a pair of truly wireless headphones that deliver a solid ANC feature, they offer versatile performance and a neutral sound profile that should please most users.

Our Verdict

7.6 Neutral Sound

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are good for neutral sound. Thanks to their fit, they can deliver audio consistently. They also have a well-balanced and neutral sound profile with a touch of extra bass. However, a slight overemphasis in the treble range can make vocals and lead instruments sound a little harsh. They also have a closed-off soundstage, and they don't have an EQ to further tweak their sound.

Pros
  • Well-balanced sound profile that's suitable for a variety of audio genres.
Cons
  • Closed-off soundstage.
8.0 Commute/Travel

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are great for commute and travel. These well-built headphones have a great ANC feature that helps to reduce bass-range noise like bus and plane engines. They're also comfortable enough to wear for long commutes to work, but their 7.3-hour battery life may not be enough if you're on a long-haul flight. Still, they're portable and lightweight, which makes it easy to take them with you wherever you go.

Pros
  • Great ANC feature.
  • Well-balanced sound profile that's suitable for a variety of audio genres.
Cons
  • Relatively bulky design for truly wireless earbuds.
8.3 Sports/Fitness

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are great for sports and fitness. Even though they're a bit bulky, they have a comfortable, breathable, and stable fit, making them a suitable choice for running or working out. They're also well-built and are rated IPX4 for water resistance, although we don't currently test for this.

Pros
  • Well-balanced sound profile that's suitable for a variety of audio genres.
  • Stable fit.
Cons
  • Relatively bulky design for truly wireless earbuds.
7.2 Office

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are satisfactory for office use. While they're comfortable enough to wear throughout a workday, their continuous battery life may not be enough if you're using them all day long. That said, they have a great ANC feature that can help cut down ambient chatter around you, and they have a standby mode to help conserve battery life when not in use.

Pros
  • Great ANC feature.
Cons
  • No EQ.
5.8 Wireless Gaming

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds aren't recommended for wireless gaming. While you can connect them to Bluetooth-enabled PCs, the latency is likely to be too high for gaming. They also aren't compatible with Xbox or PlayStation consoles.

5.6 Wired Gaming

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are Bluetooth-only earbuds and can't be used wired.

6.2 Phone Calls

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are alright for phone calls. The integrated mic's recording quality results in your voice sounding thin and a bit distorted. It also struggles to separate your voice from moderate ambient noise around you. That said, thanks to the ANC feature, you can focus on your call rather than the noise around you. The companion app also offers a 'Self Voice' feature so that you can better hear yourself during a call.

Pros
  • Well-balanced sound profile that's suitable for a variety of audio genres.
Cons
  • Relatively bulky design for truly wireless earbuds.
  • 7.6 Neutral Sound
  • 8.0 Commute/Travel
  • 8.3 Sports/Fitness
  • 7.2 Office
  • 5.8 Wireless Gaming
  • 5.6 Wired Gaming
  • 6.2 Phone Calls
  1. Updated Jun 29, 2021: Converted to Test Bench 1.5.
  2. Updated Mar 25, 2021: We've retested Noise Handling due to an issue with the mic's noise gate. We've also tested Breathability.
  3. Updated Jan 21, 2021: We changed the headphone type from 'In-Ear' to 'Earbud' and reran sound tests, which slightly changed the scoring of some of these boxes.
  4. Updated Nov 27, 2020: Review published.
  5. Updated Nov 20, 2020: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are bulky oval-shaped truly wireless headphones. They're vertically-oriented, which makes their design stand out from other truly wireless headphones. They're also quite large, so they're easily noticeable. They come in two permanent color variants: 'Triple Black' and 'Soapstone'. There are also two limited edition color variants available: 'Stone Blue' and 'Sandstone'.

7.0
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.03 lbs
Clamping Force
0 lbs

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds have a decently comfortable fit. They're lightweight, and the tips don't go too deep into your ears. The silicone stability fins also feel good and are flexible enough to fit comfortably in your ear. On the downside, the buds are a bit bulky, and they stick out, so they could get in the way if you're wearing a hat. If you're looking for more comfortable headphones, check out the Jabra Elite 85t Truly Wireless or the Sony WF-1000XM4 Truly Wireless.

7.2
Design
Controls
OS Compatibility
Not OS specific
Ease Of Use Okay
Feedback Okay
Call/Music Control Yes
Volume Control Yes
Microphone Control No
Channel Mixing
No
Noise Cancelling Control Adjustable
Talk-Through
On/Off
Additional Controls Voice Assistant

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds' controls are decent. There's a touch-sensitive surface on both buds, and they're somewhat easy to use. However, there isn't audible feedback when you're adjusting the volume, or playing and pausing audio. They also lack track skipping controls, so if you want to change the song, you need to do so from your connected device instead. It can be tricky to register a touch slide in order to adjust the volume too.

On the left earbud:

  • Double-tap: Allows you to adjust the noise cancelling level. You can also customize which levels are available and remap your favorite noise levels via their companion app.

On the right earbud:

  • Double-tap: Plays and pauses audio. Also accepts or ends calls.
  • Swipe up: Raises the volume.
  • Swipe down: Lowers the volume.
  • Touch and hold: Activates voice assistant. Also declines calls.

9.2
Design
Breathability
Avg.Temp.Difference 0.8 °C

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds have outstanding breathability. They don't trap in much heat, and you shouldn't feel a big difference in temperature or sweat more when wearing them while working out or running.

9.2
Design
Portability
L 2.0" (5.1 cm)
W 1.5" (3.8 cm)
H 1.0" (2.5 cm)
Volume 2.90 in³ (47.52 cm³)
Transmitter Required No

These headphones are outstandingly portable. Although they're much larger in size than a lot of other truly wireless earbuds, they can still fit into most pockets. Their carrying case can also fit into a larger pocket or bag.

7.5
Design
Case
Type Hard case
L 3.5" (8.9 cm)
W 2.0" (5.1 cm)
H 1.4" (3.6 cm)
Volume 9.40 in³ (154.04 cm³)

The carrying case is good. It has five LED lights to indicate your battery level, as well as a Bluetooth pairing button. There's also a lock mechanism to help keep the headphones from falling out. However, some users may find it a bit bulky.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

They have a great build quality. They feel durable, dense, and sturdy, so they should be able to survive a few accidental drops. The case is pretty durable, though it's a bit bulky. The headphones are also rated IPX4 for water resistance, although we don't currently test for this.

8.0
Design
Stability

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are very stable headphones. Unlike the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 True Wireless, they have stability wings to help keep them from moving around, making them well-suited for physical activity. However, they slightly stick out of the ear and can get hooked on something.

Design
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Design
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Design
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Design
In The Box

  • Bose QuietComfort noise cancelling earbuds
  • 3x stability fins/tips
  • USB-A to USB-C charging cable
  • Carrying case
  • Manual

Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
0.33 dB
Treble Amount
-1.28 dB

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds have a very neutral sound profile with just a touch of extra thump and rumble. However, some users may find that vocals and lead instruments also sound a little harsh. Even though they have a companion app, they lack sound customization features like an EQ. On the upside, default sound is well-suited for a variety of audio content.

9.4
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
0.13 dB

These headphones have an outstanding frequency response consistency. Like most earbuds, if you can achieve a proper fit using the included stability tips, their bass and treble response should be the same each time you use them.

Sound
Raw Frequency Response
9.0
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
1.36 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
11.23 Hz
Low-Bass
1.88 dB
Mid-Bass
1.66 dB
High-Bass
0.3 dB

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds have outstanding bass accuracy. The response is slightly overemphasized across the range, resulting in a bit more thump, rumble, and body in your mixes. That said, the range is still fairly flat and even, which makes them suitable for most audio content.

9.1
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
1.22 dB
Low-Mid
0.01 dB
Mid-Mid
-0.36 dB
High-Mid
1.49 dB

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds have fantastic mid accuracy. The range is fairly flat and even, so vocals and lead instruments sound present and detailed. There's a small bump in the high-mid, which can make vocals and lead instruments sound slightly harsh.

8.1
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
2.91 dB
Mid-Treble
-0.87 dB
Low-Treble
1.69 dB
High-Treble
-6.21 dB

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds have good treble accuracy. There's some overemphasis in the low-treble range, so vocals and lead instruments can sound a little harsh. The dip in the mid-treble also can slightly dull sibilants like cymbals.

8.2
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
1.24 dB
Dips
0.78 dB

These headphones have great peaks and dips performance. While there are a few very minor peaks and dips, the peak between the high-mid and low-treble makes vocals and lead instruments a bit harsh. The dip in between the low and mid-treble also dulls and weakens sibilants like cymbals. There's also a peak in the mid-treble which can make sibilants piercing.

8.6
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
0.17
Weighted Phase Mismatch
11.15
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
0.53
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
1.2

These headphones have an excellent imaging performance. Their weighted group delay response falls below the audibility threshold, ensuring tight bass and transparent treble. The L/R drivers of our unit are also well-matched in frequency and amplitude response, which is important for the accurate placement and localization of objects in the stereo image. However, there's a lot of phase mismatch present, which could affect an object's clarity and accuracy. This mismatch is especially audible in the right earbud, even with real-life content. These results are only valid for our unit, and yours may perform differently.

0.9
Sound
Passive Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
N/A
PRTF Size (Avg.)
N/A
PRTF Distance
N/A
Openness
1.6
Acoustic Space Excitation
1.8

Like most earbuds, they have a bad passive soundstage. By design, they bypass the outer ear altogether, which is a big factor in creating a speaker-like and out-of-head soundstage. Since they also have a closed-back design, they feel less open and spacious than open-back headphones.

0
Sound
Virtual Soundstage
Head Modeling
No
Speaker Modeling
No
Room Ambience
No
Head Tracking
No
Virtual Surround
No
8.2
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.167
WHD @ 100
0.092

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds' weighted harmonic distortion performance is great. Although there's a couple of spikes in the treble range, all frequencies fall within good limits, resulting in clean and pure audio reproduction.

Sound
Test Settings
Firmware
1.0.7-9846+620b71c
Power
On
Connection
Bluetooth 5.0
Codec
SBC, 16-bit, 48kHz
EQ
No EQ
ANC
High
Tip/Pad
Silicone (small)
Microphone
Integrated

These are the settings used to test the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds. Our results are only valid when using these settings.

Isolation
8.4
Isolation
Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
Overall Attenuation
-22.31 dB
Bass
-20.03 dB
Mid
-17.03 dB
Treble
-29.31 dB

These headphones have great noise isolation. Thanks to their ANC feature, they can significantly cut down bass-range noise like bus and plane engines. They can also reduce an impressive amount of mid-range sounds like ambient chatter as well as high-pitched noise like the hum of an AC unit.

8.4
Isolation
Leakage
Leakage Audio
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
30.95 dB

The leakage performance is great. A significant amount of the leakage is concentrated between the high-mid to high-treble range, and escaping audio sounds thin. That said, even if you're listening to your audio at high volumes, you shouldn't disturb those around you.

Microphone
Microphone
Microphone Style
Integrated
Yes
In-Line
No
Boom
No
Detachable Boom
No
6.5
Microphone
Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
LFE
184.86 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
6.89 dB
HFE
7,782.91 Hz
Weighted THD
1.863
Gain
9.2 dB

The integrated mic's recording quality is just okay. Your voice sounds bright, although a little static-like and unnatural. If you're looking for truly wireless headphones with a better mic recording quality, try the Amazon Echo Buds Gen 2 Truly Wireless.

4.3
Microphone
Noise Handling
SpNR
12.18 dB
Noise Gate
Always On
Speech + Pink Noise Handling
4.5
Speech + Pink Noise Audio Sample
Speech + Subway Noise Handling
4.0
Speech + Subway Noise Audio Sample

The noise handling performance of the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds' mic is poor. It has a hard time separating your voice from moderate ambient noise around you. If you're taking a call from a loud place like a busy street, whoever's on the other end of the line may have a hard time hearing you.

Active Features
6.6
Active Features
Battery
Battery Type
Rechargable
Continuous Battery Life
7.3 hrs
Additional Charges
2.0
Total Battery Life
21.9 hrs
Charge Time
1.5 hrs
Power-Saving Feature
Standby mode
Audio While Charging
No
Passive Playback
No
Charging Port USB-C

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds have an okay battery performance. Although they're advertised as having six hours of continuous playtime, we measured over seven hours, which is roughly on par with other truly wireless headphones with an ANC feature like the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live Truly Wireless. Luckily, they also go into standby mode when you remove the earbuds from your ears to help conserve battery life. The carrying case comes with two additional charges, which should help when you're on the go. However, battery performance depends on usage, so your real-life experience may vary.

8.0
Active Features
App Support
App Name Bose Music
iOS Yes
Android Yes
macOS No
Windows No
Equalizer
No
ANC Control
Adjustable
Mic Control No
Room Effects
No
Playback Control
Yes
Button Mapping Yes
Surround Support
No

The Bose Music app is a great companion app. While it doesn't offer an EQ, you can see the battery and volume level as well as adjust the ANC level. You can also save three ANC presets that you can cycle through. You can set particular commands like play and pause to automatically trigger depending on whether the earbud detects your ear. The 'self voice' feedback feature allows you to hear your own voice during a call.

Connectivity
7.1
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
5.1
Multi-Device Pairing
No
NFC Pairing
No
Line Of Sight Range
219.00 ft (66.75 m)
PC Latency (SBC)
172 ms
PC Latency (aptX)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX HD)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX-LL)
N/A
iOS Latency
38 ms
Android Latency
81 ms

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds have decent Bluetooth connectivity. They support Bluetooth 5.1 but, unfortunately, don't have either NFC or multi-device pairing. Although they have somewhat high latency on PC, their latency on iOS and Android is a lot lower, which makes them suitable for streaming video. That said, apps and devices seem to compensate for latency differently, and your mileage may vary in real-life usage.

0
Connectivity
Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line Of Sight Range
N/A
Non-BT Latency
N/A
0
Connectivity
Wired
Analog Audio
No
USB Audio
No
Detachable No
Length N/A
Connection
No Wired Option
Analog/USB Audio Latency
N/A

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds can't be used wired. They come with a USB-A to USB-C cable to charge their carrying case.

Connectivity
PC Compatibility
Analog
No
Wired USB
No
Non-BT Wireless
No

These headphones can wirelessly connect to Bluetooth-enabled PCs with full mic and audio compatibility. However, you won't be able to connect them to PCs in any other way.

Connectivity
PlayStation Compatibility
PS4 Analog
No
PS4 Wired USB
No
PS4 Non-BT Wireless
No
PS5 Analog
No
PS5 Wired USB
No
PS5 Non-BT Wireless
No
Connectivity
Xbox Compatibility
Xbox One Analog
No
Xbox One Wired USB
No
Xbox One Non-BT Wireless
No
Xbox Series X|S Analog
No
Xbox Series X|S Wired USB
No
Xbox Series X|S Non-BT Wireless
No
2.2
Connectivity
Base/Dock
Type
Charging Case
USB Input
No
Line In
No
Line Out
No
Optical Input
No
RCA Input
No
Dock Charging
Yes
Power Supply
USB-C

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds come with a charging case that holds two additional charges. It can be recharged wirelessly via Qi-enabled chargers and only has one input for its USB-A to USB-C charging cable.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds come in two main color variants: 'Triple Black', and 'Soapstone'. There are also two limited edition colors available: 'Stone Blue', and 'Sandstone'. We tested the 'Soapstone' variant and you can see our model's label here. We expect all color variants to perform similarly to our test unit.

If you come across a different variant, let us know in the discussions and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Headphones

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are premium truly wireless headphones. Although they're bulkier than other similarly designed earbuds, they house a powerful ANC feature that helps cut down a great amount of ambient noise around you. They also deliver a neutral sound profile that's suitable for a variety of audio content and offer roughly over seven hours of continuous playtime.

Check out our recommendations for the best noise cancelling earbuds and in-ear headphones, the best noise cancelling headphones, and the best wireless Bluetooth earbuds.

Apple AirPods Pro Truly Wireless

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless and the Apple AirPods Pro Truly Wireless have different strengths and you may prefer one over the other depending on your usage. The Apple headphones are more comfortable and have a better performing ANC feature. However, the Bose are slightly better-balanced, their ANC is still great in comparison, and their integrated mic has a better recording quality. The Bose also have a better companion app and a lower latency on iOS and Android, although some apps compensate for latency differently.

Sony WF-1000XM3 Truly Wireless

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless are slightly better headphones than the Sony WF-1000XM3 Truly Wireless. The Bose have a significantly better ANC feature and have a better-balanced sound profile. Their fit is more stable too. However, the Sony have an auto-off timer and you can customize their sound profile using their graphic EQ or presets in their companion app.

Jabra Elite 85t Truly Wireless

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless and the Jabra Elite 85t Truly Wireless are similar headphones, so depending on your listening habits, you may prefer one over the other. The Jabra are more comfortable, and they leak less sound. You can customize their sound using their graphic EQ and presets. However, the Bose are more stable, have a better noise isolation performance, and longer continuous battery life.

Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless are better headphones than the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2. The Bose are more comfortable and stable. They have a more neutral sound profile, which some may prefer, and their ANC feature can reduce more noise than the Sennheiser. Their battery performs better overall. However, the Sennheiser offer a graphic EQ and presets via their companion app, which is nice if you like to tweak their sound to your liking.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Truly Wireless

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless are better for most purposes than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Truly Wireless. The Bose have much better build quality, a longer continuous battery life, and a significantly better noise isolation performance. They have a more neutral sound profile, which some listeners may prefer, and their touch-sensitive controls are easier to use. However, the Samsung are more comfortable, and you can customize their sound profile with presets in the companion app.

Bose Sport Earbuds Truly Wireless

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless are better headphones for most uses than the Bose Sport Earbuds Truly Wireless. The QuietComfort Earbuds have a better-balanced sound profile, a great ANC feature, and a better battery performance. However, the Sport are better for physical exercise as they're more comfortable and stable.

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless

The Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless and the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless have different strengths, and you may prefer either depending on your usage. The Sony are over-ears with a much better noise isolation performance, a longer continuous battery life, and sound customization features. They also support multi-device pairing and can be used wired with their included audio cable. On the other hand, the Bose are much more portable in-ears with a much more stable fit and an IPX4 rating for water resistance, although we don't test for that currently. 

Jabra Elite 75t Truly Wireless

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless and the Jabra Elite 75t Truly Wireless have different strengths and depending on your usage, you may prefer one over the other. The Bose have a more neutral sound profile, which some may prefer, and their ANC feature isolates you from much more noise. However, the Jabra are better built, support multi-device pairing, and have an IP55 rating for dust and water resistance. Their companion app also has a graphic EQ plus presets.

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Truly Wireless

The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Truly Wireless are better for most purposes than the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless. The Samsung have a much more comfortable fit, a longer continuous battery life, and a more neutral default sound profile, which some may prefer. Their app offers sound customization features and they come with a more compact charging case. However, the Bose's ANC feature does a much better job of blocking out ambient sound, especially bass-range noise like rumbling bus and plane engines. Their control scheme has more functions as well, including volume control.

Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless are better headphones for mixed use than the Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless. The QuietComfort Earbuds are closed-back headphones with a more neutral sound profile and a great performing ANC feature. They have longer continuous battery life and their integrated mic has a better recording quality. However, the SoundSport Free are semi-open headphones, which is nice if you want to stay alert while exercising outside, and they're more comfortable.

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless are better headphones than the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless. The Bose are more comfortable, stable, and have a better-balanced sound profile. They also have an ANC feature that significantly cuts down more ambient noise, and they have longer continuous battery life. However, the Sennheiser's companion app has a graphic EQ so that you can tweak their sound to your liking.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live Truly Wireless

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless are better headphones than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live Truly Wireless. The Bose are better-built, have more consistent audio reproduction, and their sound profile is better-balanced. They also have a better ANC feature, leak less sound, and their integrated mic does a better job overall. However, the Samsung have EQ presets available via their companion app.

Sony WF-1000XM4 Truly Wireless

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless are slightly better headphones than the Sony WF-1000XM4 Truly Wireless. While both headphones are well-built, the Bose have a more stable in-ear fit, a more neutral default sound profile, which some users may prefer, and their ANC can block out more ambient noise around you. However, the Sony are more comfortable, have a better battery performance, and their companion app offers a graphic EQ.

Bowers & Wilkins PI7 True Wireless

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless are better in-ears than the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 True Wireless. The Bose are more comfortable, have a more neutral sound profile that some users may prefer, and a slightly better noise isolation performance. They also have a better battery performance. However, the Bowers & Wilkins have a carrying case that you can use as a wireless transmitter.

Beats Solo Pro Wireless

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless are better headphones than the Beats Solo Pro Wireless. The Bose are more comfortable, their ANC can block out more background noise, and they have a more neutral sound profile, which some users may prefer. However, the Beats have a better battery performance and an H1 chip so that you can seamlessly pair them with your Apple devices.

JBL Live Free NC+ TWS True Wireless

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless are better in-ears than the JBL Live Free NC+ TWS True Wireless. The Bose are better-built, have a more neutral sound profile, which some users may prefer, and have longer continuous battery life. Their ANC also does a better job of blocking out background noise around you. However, the JBL are more comfortable, and their companion app offers a parametric EQ and presets to help customize their sound to your liking.

JBL Tour Pro+ TWS True Wireless

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless are slightly better headphones than the JBL Tour Pro+ TWS True Wireless. While both headphones are well-built, the Bose's adjustable ANC does a significantly better job blocking out background noise, and they have longer continuous battery life. Some users also may prefer their sound profile's touch of extra bass. However, the JBL are more comfortable, and their companion app allows you to adjust their sound to your liking using a parametric EQ and presets. 

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