The real wireless earbuds segment has been exploding in recent months. We’re not just talking about the exact number of models available – which now number in the hundreds, if not thousands, but what these personal audio products are capable of.
Apple, Sony, Jabra, Sennheiser and Google – to name the biggest brands – have all released new or updated versions of their battery life, sound quality, wireless connectivity, and even their true wireless earbuds in the last 10 months. ANC). However, the company that hasn’t launched a new genuine wireless product since 2013 is Bose, whose SoundSport Free remains its only true wireless offer.
When will Bose finally release something new and show it? Here’s what we know about Bose’s next real wireless earbud.
Bose earbuds 500
As good as Bose SoundSport Free was when they debuted, they desperately need updates. In 2020, Bose says that the update is coming “later”, it is the earbuds 500. Officially all Bose Earbuds 500 would like to say that they will be “smaller and smoother” than SoundSport Free, will have touch controls, and Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa will provide access to your choice.
Officially, you can bet Betty is doing a lot more than that. With a total of five hours of battery life and two extra top-ups for charging, SoundSport Free is now among the worst performers in terms of elongation. The best models can now last 11 hours or more as a charge. Bose doesn’t want to break any records, but we suspect that the Irrawaddy 500 will easily compete with the likes of the Jabra Elite 75t, which offers 7.5 hours, and they will easily surpass Apple’s AirPods and AirPods Pro, which arrive in about 5.5 hours.
SoundSport can withstand a decent amount of sweat with a free IPX4 rating, but if the earbuds are designed to inherit 500 “workout-friendly” buds, they need to go further. The Jabra Elite Active 75t, for example, offers an IP57 rating for great protection from both dust and water. How strong will the Earbuds 500 be? We’re guessing at least IP 55 or better.
How much is the price? Original SoundSport has debuted for free at ফ 250 and we’re never shy about offering premium pricing for Bose’s products, which we think is the minimum you can expect Bose will want the Erbods 500. $ 250 or more, it works with the risk of an additional price compared to Apple’s $ 250 AirPods Pro and Sony’s 200 200 WF-SP800N, both of which provide ANC.
Bose is canceling the noise Earbuds 700
Speaking of active sound cancellation, isn’t it surprising that the company that almost single-handedly created the market for hearing-canceling headphones never created a set of true wireless earbuds with the ANC? We think so too. But the wait will soon be over as Bose reads his Noise Canceling Earbuds 700, the true wireless version of its great Noise Canceling Headphones 700 (we assume).
On July 14, Josh Quill released a YouTube video of a set of Bose-branded earbuds, which he claimed contained Bose Noise Canceling earbuds.00. Sure, the video shows a set of black earbuds that are very close matches for sketches above, from Bose’s website.
The video shows Quill earbuds, their charging case, a product box that clearly implies a partial mock-up, as well as different sizes of charging cable and earplugs.
The charging case will obviously offer wireless as well as USB-C charging, and will continue several design signals from Bose’s previous earbud products. As the charging cases go on, the case itself is on the huge side. Bose never moved away from the heavy case; What it uses for SoundSport Free is huge. Large charging events are also inevitable when handling those that have earphones with larger earbuds, and Bose design qualifies for both.
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According to the text on the back of the box – assuming it’s accurate, which it can’t be – the Bose Noise Cancellation Erbods 700 will have a six-hour operated life on a single charge that can be extended up to 18 hours by charging in which case it carries 12 hours of battery power.
No stat is very impressive in today’s true wireless market, which now includes products like the Sony WF-800 SPN, which provides nine hours of operation with the ANC and turns off the 13-hour feature.
Quill never models his ear earbuds for us, or makes any guesses about pricing, or explains how he got into their possession.
Despite this potential leak, Bose hasn’t said much about the upcoming ANC’s true wireless earbuds, but its marketing copy is clearly aimed at exciting us for them: “You’re looking at a truly wireless in-ear headphone with a really weird sound. You’re canceling. In fact, this section-defined earbud is designed to be noise-canceling compared to our most powerful banded headphones. “
The timing is equally ambiguous, with “launching later in 2020” as the only reference to work with us.
Technically, the first real wireless earbuds, including Bose Noise Canceling Tech, are already on the market – Amazon’s 130 per echo bud occupies Bose’s ANR system (active noise reduction). When Echo Buds was announced, Bose was careful to avoid any suggestion that Eco Buds would be comparable to its own ANC buds: “… these are really two different products, with two separate targets for performance, and as a result, two very different levels of performance.” Bose spokesman The Verge said.
The new ANC earbuds will probably look similar to the earbuds 500 and will have the same touch-sensitive controls, with sound quality and the ANC biggest difference ators Tara Master and Dynamic MW07 Plus, Sennheiser Momentum 2 and Sony’s X-3M1 X How to hire against other top ANC choices like this? While Bose’s most recent ear cans offer no indication that they’re not proven to be the best you can buy, they should be gorgeous in every way.
You can certainly expect a price that reflects this position in its lineup, ensuring that the Noise Cancer earbuds will be the true wireless earbuds of the 700 Bose. Currently, the company’s noise canceling headphones retail for 700 700. If we apply the same pricing strategy to Sony using its headphones / earbuds stable, at $ 350W-1000XM3 and 23 230WF-1000XM3, it looks like Bose Noise Canceled earbuds 700 will reach around 300 300 in the market, which is Sennheiser’s Moment. Equivalent price to 2 ANC earbuds.
When will we see them?
So what does “after 2020” mean? Our best guess is that since Bose hasn’t launched them yet, the late-fall window is probably the one Bose will want to take advantage of the holiday shopping season. The current epidemic has wreaked havoc on many aspects of personal audio space. With many people’s work not finished, people’s ability to deliver high-end products has diminished. The same scenario also refers to production lead times over a long period of time as companies fight to track their activities again.
The all-important holiday season of 2020 may not look like 2019 but it will be a key issue for Bose and everyone else. The onset of a recession means that the noise-canceling earbuds 700 and earbuds 500 will still be fresh in everyone’s mind when they turn around on Black Friday.
Updated July 21, 2020: Details have been added from the leaked YouTube video.