Sony’s WH-1000XM5 headphones and WF-1000XM5 true wireless earbuds are about to get some renewed competition from Bose, one of the biggest and oldest names in the noise canceling business. Today, the upcoming Bose QuietComfort Ultra headphones and the QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds leaked, complete with images and details. Let’s dive right in.
Both products will be available in black and white. The QuietComfort Ultra headphones will have physical buttons for music playback and volume adjustment, foregoing Sony’s touch gesture solution. The headphones have a USB-C port, unsurprisingly.
The earbuds will succeed the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II in the market, with soft ear tips. The design will be similar to the aforementioned predecessor’s.
According to a recent report, the QuietComfort Ultra headphones will be priced at €499.95 in France, while the QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds will go for €349.95 in the same country. Additionally, not shown but also coming are the QuietComfort headphones (non-Ultra), which will be €399.95 in black, Cloud White, and Cypress Green, and presumably omit some features from their higher-price siblings.
For comparison’s sake, note that Sony’s WH-1000XM5 were released last year at an MSRP of €419, while the WF-1000XM5 earbuds launched at an MSRP of €319. So Bose’s competitors will be more expensive, let’s hope there’s more than just brand cachet to account for that.
Bose’s new headphones and earbuds are expected to become official next month. Stay tuned.