By no means a worthy rival for Apple or even Samsung in terms of global sales numbers
, Bose is a name synonymous with premium audio performance, never missing a roundup of the best true wireless earbuds
money can buy in addition to easily making all your everyday lists of the top high-end Bluetooth wireless headphones options
Of course, even the greatest tech products need an upgrade from time to time, especially when their competition includes oft-discounted bestsellers like the AirPods Pro
and an ever-expanding (and increasingly popular) Galaxy Buds family.
Luckily for hardcore Bose fans, there’s a good chance the company’s long overdue QuietComfort Earbuds II will beat the highly anticipated second-gen AirPods Pro
to the market. While WinFuture’s always reliable Roland Quandt
doesn’t say as much, the German leaker’s latest complete exposé of an exciting unreleased gadget strongly suggests an official announcement and commercial rollout are indeed set to happen sooner rather than later.
Apart from a revised external design shown off from every angle in a bunch of high-quality renders and promotional images, it’s not entirely clear just yet what new stuff these noise-cancelling bad boys will bring to the table compared to their 2020 predecessors.
The 6-hour battery life rating, for instance, is likely to go unchanged, which might actually be a very good thing considering that the QuietComfort Earbuds II look smaller and thinner than the first generation, presumably squeezing the same exact cell into an overall lighter body.
All of that should help improve the comfort of the undoubtedly powerful, super-quiet, and unfortunately, pretty expensive upcoming AirPods Pro and Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
alternatives. We’re talking about a starting price of $299 in the US if Quandt’s inside information proves accurate (which is almost always the case), adding 20 bucks to the MSRP of the first-gen QuietComfort Earbuds that’s currently reduced to $199 at retailers like Amazon.
It remains to be seen, of course, exactly what will be upgraded and improved on the QuietComfort Earbuds II, as well as whether or not the QuietComfort Earbuds I will stick around after their sequel goes official and how said sequel will handle all the competition for the title of best wireless earbuds money can buy this holiday season.