Apple on September 23 formally launched the second-generation model of the AirPods Professional, introducing up to date Lively Noise Cancellation, Adaptive Transparency, improved sound, and extra. Proper across the identical time, Bose launched new QuietComfort II earbuds with many comparable options, so we thought we would evaluate the 2 to see which has the sting.
Each the QuietComfort II and the AirPods Professional function in-ear designs with silicone suggestions, however the QuietComfort II earbuds have a brief, thick physique moderately than a rounded physique with a stem just like the AirPods Professional.
The AirPods Professional 2 have a superb match so it is exhausting for the QuietComfort II to compete, however they don’t transfer round within the ear and really feel safe. Match will principally come down to private desire, in fact, however we discovered the AirPods Professional 2 to suit higher, making them extra snug to put on.
Sound high quality for the QuietComfort II earbuds is impartial out of the field, however there’s an EQ app that can be utilized to tailor the sound, one thing not accessible on the AirPods Professional 2. The app additionally permits for pairing with a number of gadgets (already accessible with the AirPods), and it permits for personalisation of the ANC function.
As for Lively Noise Cancellation, the AirPods Professional 2 win out. ANC on the QuietComfort II earbuds is okay, but it surely’s not so good as the AirPods Professional ANC. Apple additionally does Transparency higher, particularly with the brand new Adaptive Transparency that may minimize down on loud appears like sirens with out muting all background noise.
The QuietComfort II earbuds include a charging case, but it surely’s notably bigger than the MagSafe charging case that comes with the AirPods Professional 2. The earbuds themselves final for about six hours, the identical because the AirPods Professional 2, however the charging case provides simply 18 hours of battery, whereas the AirPods Professional 2 charging case provides as much as 24 hours of extra battery life for a complete of 30 hours vs. 24 for the QuietComfort II.
Apple sells the AirPods Professional 2 for $250, whereas the QuietComfort II from Bose are priced at $299, so that they’re in the identical normal value bracket. One main upside to the QuietComfort II – they arrive in black. Apple remains to be solely promoting its AirPods Professional in white, with no black possibility accessible for individuals who would like a sleeker shade.
Make certain to look at the complete video up above for a side-by-side comparability of the AirPods Professional and QuietComfort II, and tell us what you suppose within the feedback.