Apple AirPods Pro 2 have just been launched and Bose wants to take Apple head-on in this space with its new Quite Comfort Earbuds II. If choosing the same day for the launch of the latest true wireless earbuds wasn’t a bold move enough, the claim of them being the “world’s best noise cancellation” is notice-worthy.
According to Bose, the earbuds are now one-third the size of their predecessors and have better ergonomic comfort and fit. They like to call it Fit Kit. The QuietComfort Earbuds II come with the CustomTune sound calibration that we saw in the SoundControl hearing aids. While wearing the buds, acoustic properties of the ear canal are analyzed – thereafter the CustomTune delivers audio and active noise cancelation based on the data. This takes less than a second, right from the time earbuds are fitted inside the ear.
The CustomTune feature also toggles the sound frequency profile based on the unique properties of the ear. This way, the sound listener hears is exactly as the artist intended it to be. Audiophiles I’m sure will be interested in this single feature to make their buying decision when compared with the AirPods Pro 2.
The smart ANC technology is no slouch either, as the earbuds will block out all human voices or crying babies. Interestingly, the CustomTune feature also works for the ambient sound mode while using the transparency or Aware Mode. It’ll be courtesy of the ActiveSense mode capable of picking up any unwanted loud noise and canceling it out when needed. According to Bose, the QC Earbuds II have ambient sound signature close to the natural and lifelike sound.
The earbuds have IPX4-rated, so you can use them for intense workouts or hectic lifestyles without any worry. Call quality on the buds is also improved compared to the predecessor. With the ANC mode on, the earbuds can go for non-stop 6 hours. The charging case beefs the number up to 18 hours, and the quick-charge feature juices up the battery for two hours on 20 minutes of charge. Bose will make the QuiteComfort Earbuds II available on September 15th for a price tag of $299 with the option to pre-order them in black color right away.