Huge leak reveals Bose QuietComfort Earbuds 2 design and price

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds 2 leaked picture
(Image credit: Bose / WinFuture)

WinFuture (opens in new tab) has posted a tranche of images of the as-yet-unannounced Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II. If these images are on the money – and they look very official indeed – the sequel to the original five-star QuietComfort Earbuds could have a new design and a $299 price tag (around £250, AU$430).

While the new buds have a similar form factor to their predecessors but look closer and you'll see the design is slightly different; it appears as though they protrude less from the wearer's ear and also seem to use a revised wing tip and even possibly ear tip design. The pictures also indicate a choice of black and white finishes.

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds 2 leaked picture

(Image credit: Bose / WinFuture)

According to WinFuture, they will offer the same six hours of battery life from the buds, though it's not clear how much extra runtime the case will add (the case also appears to be a brand new design). The original QuietComfort Earbuds had a total battery life of 18 hours including the case – that's not bad, though bettered by the AirPods 3 and Sony WF-1000XM4. Let's hope Bose has boosted the battery life this time around.

Then there's the price: $299 is $19 pricier than their predecessors. With inflation making most products more expensive, we're not surprised they'll be a price bracket above the best cheap wireless earbuds, but it would be nice if they could stay in the same ballpark as the originals.

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II should launch in the next few weeks, WinFuture says. We'll bring you all the news once it's official, and any leaks that come our way before then.


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Joe has been writing about tech for 17 years, first on staff at T3 magazine, then in a freelance capacity for Stuff, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Men's Health, GQ, The Mirror, Trusted Reviews, TechRadar and many more (including What Hi-Fi?). His specialities include all things mobile, headphones and speakers that he can't justifying spending money on.

  • F8lee
    "Huge leak..." - ha - reminded me of an old episode of the American TV show "The Odd Couple" (with Tony Randall and Oscar Klugman) wherein Felix is attending a night class to become a writer and the old fellow next to him has a huge tome on his desk...Felix asks him what his book is about and the response was "I'm going to blow the lid off the upholstery business!"

    In other words, big whoop.