Your Guide to Shopping the Best of Bose's Headphones

All Bose headphones and earbuds share a similar design, yet they differ quite a bit in terms of functionality. We'll help you choose the right pair for your lifestyle.

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Bose's lineup of headphones includes nine distinct models that are among the best offerings in the classes they compete in. Each headset features solid build quality, the storied manufacturer's signature understated design, as well as excellent sound quality.

The sound signature of all Bose headphones is particularly appealing due to its pleasant neutrality on almost all occasions. Unlike many competitors that hide their sonic deficiencies behind powerful bass, Bose headphones deliver a stellar experience throughout the entire tonal range.

As far as additional accessories go, each Bose headset comes with a carrying case, so there's no need to worry about storage. In-ear models come with replaceable tips for an optimal fit, while the wireless headphones come with an audio cable for the moments when the battery runs out.

1 Bose QuietComfort 35 Series 2 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones

$349 BUY NOW

The second generation of the Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless noise-canceling headphones brings integration of the excellent Google Assistant via a dedicated button. The latter also allows you to control the noise-canceling level — a welcome feature that was notably missing in the first generation. As expected, the headphones also offer a superb fit, sleek design, long battery life (up to 20 hours), the best noise cancelation in the business, and a finely tuned sound signature that makes them suitable for any type of content.

More: Our Review of the Bose QuietComfort 35

2 Bose SoundSport Free Wireless Earbuds

$250 BUY NOW

The Bose SoundSport Free are the industry giant's first truly wireless earbuds. They have a lightweight body with an IPX4 rating for water resistance, a seamless fit, and up to a rather impressive five hours of battery life. The bundled battery case provides an additional 10 hours of wireless tunes. Users can also connect the SoundSport Wireless to a mobile app and tweak their sonic experience.

3 Bose SoundSport Wireless Earbuds

$149 BUY NOW

The Bose SoundSport Wireless earbuds have a lightweight body and a seamlessly comfortable fit. Just like the QuietComfort 35 headphones we mentioned above, users can connect the SoundSport Wireless earphones to a mobile app and tweak their settings.

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4 Bose SoundTrue II Wired Headphones

from $99 BUY NOW

The SoundTrue II over-ear headphones by Bose are lightweight and perfect for wearing during long stretches of time. They're also incredibly durable thanks to their sturdy polycarbonate construction and metal folding hinges. The headset's ear cups also fold for easy adjustment and storage. The Bose SoundTrue II headphones are available in black or navy blue.

5 Bose Quietcontrol 30 Wireless Earbuds

$299 BUY NOW

The Bose Quietcontrol 30 wireless earbuds set themselves apart from all competitors by offering adjustable noise cancellation via a button or a smartphone app. As expected from a Bose product, the headset also delivers a comfortable fit and a top-notch battery life (up to 10 hours), as well as the company's signature sound quality.

6 Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones


The Bose SoundSport in-ear headphones are designed with workout warriors in mind, offering superb fit and lightweight construction (they weigh a tad more than half an ounce). The earbuds are also sweat- and weather-resistant, so even outdoor adventures won't cause them any harm.

You can order the Bose SoundSport earbuds with a choice of a one-button or three-button remote, as well as no remote control. The iOS-friendly variant is also available in a multitude of eye-grabbing colors.

7 Bose SoundLink II Wireless Headphones

$229 BUY NOW

The SoundLink II are Bose's range-topping wireless headphones, featuring over-ear design, superb wireless range, and up to a whopping 15 hours of battery life on a single charge. NFC connectivity is also on board, allowing users to connect their favorite mobile device with a single tap.

Acoustically, the SoundLink II headphones sound quite a bit like the wired SoundTrue II model we already mentioned. The headset is available in black or white.

More: The Best Wireless Headphones for Every Lifestyle

8 Bose SoundSport Pulse Wireless Earbuds

$199 BUY NOW

The Bose SoundSport Pulse Wireless earbuds feature a built-in heart-rate sensor for enhanced performance tracking of workouts or runs. You can view your performance data in a dedicated app by Bose that has a sleek and intuitive interface. As expected from a Bose product, the headset also delivers excellent sound quality and superb ergonomics.

9 Bose SoundTrue Ultra

$129 BUY NOW

The Bose SoundTrue Ultra earbuds are a lightweight option with excellent fit, capable of delivering the manufacturer's signature sonic experience. Buyers can order the headphones in a duo of color options (Charcoal and Frost) that sport an Apple- or Android-friendly inline remote control.The SoundTrue Ultra earbuds deliver a more polished sonic experience than the SoundSport model, but they're not weather- and sweat-resistant.

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10 Bose QuietComfort 20 Noise-Canceling Earbuds

$249 BUY NOW

The QuietComfort 20 earphones deliver the same excellent Bose noise-canceling experience as the QuietComfort 25 over-ear model, but in a compact form. The headset is available in black or white with an Apple- or Android-friendly inline remote control. Many users prefer earbuds over bulkier headphones. This is Bose's most capable wired in-ear offering, and it's a great option for anyone who can afford it.

11 Bose QuietComfort 25 Noise-Canceling Headphones

$279 BUY NOW

The wired Bose QuietComfort 25 over-ear headphones feature an excellent fit, a lightweight body that folds neatly into a compact carrying case, and excellent noise-canceling tech. If you're looking for a wired over-ear headset that'll help you completely tune out your surroundings, this one is among the best.