For Use at Work, or to Workout: Which Bose Headphones or Earbuds Should You Buy?

Bose headphones

Bose is known for its cutting-edge and stylish headphones and earbuds, but with so many on the market, it can be hard to know which to buy. We decided to go straight to the source, asking a Bose employee — Mehul Trivedi, category director, at Bose wearable audio. Ahead, Trivedi shares four of his product picks, outlining what makes each unique and which you’d choose for whatever activity you plan on doing the most.

Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones 700, $599.95

The most advanced headphones from Bose (and also the most expensive), the Headphones 700 have adjustable world-class noise cancellation, a streamlined modern lightweight design with built-in voice control and a battery that lasts up to 20 hours. The high-fidelity audio, capacitive touch control, and reliable Bluetooth connectivity make these headphones ideal for your work/play environment.

What makes it unique? 

Proprietary active noise cancelling technology uses microphones, both inside and outside the earcups, to monitor the sounds around you and instantly produce an opposite signal to cancel them out. With adjustable noise cancelling, you can control how much or how little of the outside world you hear. Plus, Conversation Mode lets you simultaneously adjust noise cancelling and pause your music for a quick chat.

Bose Quietcomfort Earbuds, $399.95

Whether you’re going for a run, working from home or browsing the shops, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are ideal for getting you in the zone. With a secure fit and comfortable design, the QuietComfort Earbuds are engineered with effective noise-cancelling and high-fidelity audio.

What makes it unique? 

Made with Bose’s proprietary soft silicone StayHear Max tips, these earbuds stay in place and ensure a more secure fit. An umbrella-shaped nozzle spreads pressure evenly across your ear for comfort, stability and passive noise blocking.

“We spent a lot of time making sure our new QuietComfort Earbuds were the most effective noise cancelling in-ear headphones ever,” said Trivedi. “But they also sound incredible and are a pleasure to wear and use.”

Bose Quietcomfort Headphones 45, $499.95

These headphones feature a best-in-class combination of noise-cancelling performance and premium comfort, plus proprietary acoustic technology for deep, clear audio with adjustable EQ so you can tune your music to your liking. They offer a perfect balance of quiet, comfort and sound you’ll enjoy all day long.

What makes it unique?

The QuietComfort 45 headphones give you 24 hours play time from a single charge. Enjoy Aware Mode as it brings the outside world in with microphones that pick up the sounds around you and play them naturally through the headphones.

“What started as a product for travelling became a product that makes every day better and easier for millions of people all over the world,” said Trivedi.

Bose Sport Earbuds, $299.95

Bose Sport Earbuds

As its name suggests, these earbuds are best to use in workouts. The music sound is clear and balanced, no matter how loud you turn it up, while their sleek design allows the earbud to sit close to your ears without hurting no matter how long you exercise.

What makes it unique?

These earbuds are designed to resist moisture from sweat and weather. Enjoy tunes without having to touch your phone to change between them. And, with their unique design, these buds will stay securely in place, no matter how much you shake your head or jump up and down.

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