Bose Stories September 10, 2020

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds challenge to AirPods Pro now official [U]

Update: The launch is now official, with the Earbuds available for pre-order at $279.95. Bose has also launched new versions of its audio sunglasses at $249.95. These were last month spotted in an FCC listing by 9to5Toys. The originals are still available at $199.99.

An interesting new alternative to AirPods Pro is on the way in the form of the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds. A launch video for the new noise-cancelling true wireless in-ear headphones was seemingly accidentally posted and then deleted

Bose Stories June 25, 2020

Apple leads Bose and Sony in preferred brands for wireless in-ear headphones

A survey of headphone purchase intentions among UK consumers found that Apple is the preferred brand when it comes to true wireless in-ear headphones, with Bose and Sony both ahead of Beats …

Bose Stories February 19, 2020

Bose AirPlay 2 support continues for existing speaker owners. Three Bose speaker systems got the upgrade last year, and the company has just announced that nine more will receive a free over-the-air firmware update sometime between now and February 25.

The update is for SoundTouch speakers and Lifestyle home entertainment systems…

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Bose Stories May 29, 2019

Bose is replacing its well-regarded QuietComfort 35 noise-canceling headphones with a new model, Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700.

The new headphones, which will ship on June 30, promise two significant improvements …

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Bose Stories April 18, 2019

Bose this week quietly announced that it has released AirPlay 2 functionality to its line of smart speakers. This includes its Home Speaker 500 and two different Soundbar models, while SoundTouch speakers are still playing the waiting game.

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Bose Stories November 20, 2018

While no one has managed to match the magic of AirPods in the almost two-year period since they hit the market, there is one Apple-endorsed pair of wireless earbuds that arguably fits the slot where theoretical AirPods Pro could exist.

Bose SoundSport Free Wireless are truly wireless, offer 5-hour battery, and include a protective charging case like Apple AirPods. SoundSport Free Wireless also adds water resistance with an IPX4 rating, in-ear sport tips for delivering louder sound and natural noise cancellation, and a higher retail price.

Bose hasn’t quite captured the wireless-without-compromise balance that Apple struck two years ago, but SoundSport Free Wireless includes a few significant features that may be worth the trade-off with AirPods in some situations.

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