Bose takes a swing at the title of “best noise canceling earbuds” with the QuietComfort II, and I’ll admit, they come darned close to earning it. Beautifully small (33% smaller than the QuietComfort originals) and lightweight (just 6 grams per bud), the earbuds nestle comfortably in your ears and feature eartips and stability bands that can be adjusted for a perfect fit.
The CustomTune sound calibration not only maximizes active and passive noise canceling, but guarantees a “bespoke” sound output based on the acoustic response of your specific ear canal. The earbuds are constantly analyzing your environment and adapting its active noise canceling via the one internal and three external microphone arrays.
With 6 hours of battery life plus three full charges from the case, you’ve got enough juice to last (literally) an entire day. Using these headphones in tandem with the Bose Music control app makes it easy to adjust the EQ, raise and lower noise-cancellation, and access additional features so you can customize your sound just the way you like it.