Although there’s no official announcement from Bose just yet about a QuietComfort Earbuds successor, we suspect that the timing isn’t a coincidence and that a launch could coincide with the rumored arrival of the AirPods Pro 2, which are widely anticipated to be announced at September’s Apple Event.
Watch out Apple, it looks as though the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds 2 could be coming to steal your thunder if a recent leak showing a set of 13 official-looking images and renders posted by German website WinFuture is to be believed. The official-looking images supplied by leaker Roland Quandt suggest that the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds 2 could arrive in a few weeks time as the successor to the company`s highly-rated original QuietComfort Earbuds.
Traditionally, Bose earbuds have some of the best ANC tech around, and the arrival of a Bose QuietComfort Earbuds successor would be the latest in a recent rush of active-noise cancellation earbud launches.
According to WinFuture, the updated Bose QuietComfort Earbuds could come in black or white. The image appears to show a slightly more compact design than its predecessor, likely to fit discreetly in the wearer’s ear.It also looks like the wingtips and eartips have been redesigned. The look, fit and long-term comfort are definitely improved.
One of the chief improvements we expect to see is improved ANC performance which, if their performance continues the trend for ANC advances seen elsewhere, they could rank alongside the top newcomers, including the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, Google Pixel Buds Pro and Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, as some of the best noise-cancelling earbuds we’ve heard.
One of our main criticisms of the original Bose QuietComfort Earbuds was battery life. This was a realistic average of 5.5 hours with ANC on. A WinFuture leak reports that the new model is unlikely to improve battery life, the same he offers six hours on a single charge. However, we do expect the final battery life to be a bit longer, and hopefully match Google’s Pixel Buds Pro and Sennheiser’s Momentum True Wireless 3. Both are rated at 7 hours with ANC enabled.