They’re Too Big!

Bose QuietComfort earbuds slip into my ears relatively easily. They connect to my phone, and the moment they do, that silent Bose brand washes over me.

I can’t hear the compressor of the fridge or the static gun-only silence of my server. Then, because Bose Quitkfort is too big, one pops out of my ear and the moment is ruined. The Bose Quietkfort earbuds cater to almost everything I want a noise-canceling, fully wireless earbuds, but their size prevents them from being exceptional.

Apple shocked many when it introduced AirPods Pro with active noise cancellation. While Apple isn’t in the same level of active noise-canceling earbuds space as Bose or Sony (though, who knows if AirPods will replace with Max headphones), it still managed to create a little ANC magic in smaller anabids.

Sony has also tried (even before Apple!), Although the buds were huge. Bose’s attempt at fully wireless earbuds with the correct active noise cancellation is undoubtedly the most successful in actually canceling noise.

The feeling of silence when using Quattacomfortes seems similar to the silence I get from a pair of Bose over-ear headphones, or Sony WH-1000XM4. One of the dog parks I go to is right next to the highway and very loud.

Most earbuds are for me to crank out the noise, but QuietComforts bring the noise to whisper – rarely punctured by a bridge of semi motoring on a poorly maintained road. The magic hour of the morning really feels completely muted, except for the dew-covered grass, the rising sun on the buildings and peeping through the trees and streaming music from your phone.

But after weeks of regular use for every dog ​​walk, traveling to the store, going to Lowe’s, and walking miles through Brooklyn, I can’t wait to return to AirPods Pro. It had nothing to do with the sound profile – Bose reproduces a rich sound. Nor did it have anything to do with Bluetooth connectivity (Bose works fine here as well) or microphone quality (they are nearly identical for handling phone calls).

The AirPods Pro just fits a helluva in my ear that is better than the QuietComfort earbuds. It was honestly heartbreaking. I’m desperate for a pair of fully wireless earbuds that fit perfectly and also offer a great mix of noise-canceling and audio quality. QCs tick almost every box.

But I also have smaller than average ear canals. My previous attempts to really embrace wireless earbuds like the Jabra 65T have also been dismissed for being too big.

QuietComforts include three sizes of silicone tips with integrated shape to fit and improve. However, because the wings themselves are integrated with the tips, they were not really useful to me. They can fit your ears and may not be a concern, but in general, I prefer different tips and wings so that you can have a better chance of finding the right solution and match.

But the bigger problem is the canal that carries the sound from the drivers to the earbuds in their actual ears. I’m not sure you can make a small enough tip that would be comfortable and still allow them to fit in small ears. It was impossible to get a seal even for some passive noise-canceling and when my ear flap was detected, impossible and constant fidgeting was required from my side.

But I told that there are people with big ears in the world. People can actually fit these earbuds. And friend, if you are one of these people, then get excited. Because when the seal works, and you’re not in fear of the constant outgoing earbuds and on the road where they are sure to be crushed by a giant truck, these things look great.

This is some of the wealthiest sound I’ve actually heard in wireless earbuds, and I’ve rarely had issues with disconnects or annoying static. It’s still quite noticeable compared to the AirPod Pro (which continues to handle Bluetooth connectivity better than any other truly wireless earbuds on the market), but not enough to cause buds to decline.

It is a nice and clean voice. The bass is not very heavy and distracting, and the highs are not high enough to be irritable.

The music has a good description, but there is some good oomph in a baseline, like one of Billy Illish’s “Bad Men”. Active noise-canceling certainly helps make the music sound good, though. If QuietComforts had to compete with the real world as much as the other earbuds do, I might not be impressed with their voice.

Bose has a separate app to tweak earbuds. It is not strictly necessary to use and I am connected to many Bluetooth devices, including the E Ink tablet, with zero effort.

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