Bose's new AirPods competitors ship Sept. 29

From CNET: Bose's long-awaited next-generation true wireless earbuds finally have an official shipping date. Leaked in a video a few days ago, the active noise-canceling QuietComfort Earbuds ($280, £250) are now available for preorder along with the new Sports Earbuds ($180, £180). Both will ship on Sept. 29. We're awaiting Australian pricing.

Bose, which also released new Frames audio sunglasses today, announced two new true wireless models last year. The Earbuds 500 -- now called the Sports Earbuds -- were previewed way back in June of last year and supposed to ship in 2019, but got pushed to 2020. The QuietComfort Earbuds, formerly known as the Noise Cancelling Earbuds 700, weren't scheduled to ship until this year, but Bose fans were hoping both new earbuds would ship earlier in 2020 as several competing models hit the market.

Bose touts the QuietComfort Earbuds' noise canceling as the "world's most effective" and "breakthrough acoustic innovations" lead to "crisp, clear audio and deep rich bass." There's a custom-designed microphone array for "clear" calls, up to six hours of battery life (an hour better than Apple's AirPods Pro) and the buds are sweat- and weather-resistant, with a splash-resistant IPX4 rating, the same as the AirPods Pro. Also, you get two extra charges from the case, which offers wireless and USB-C charging, and there's a quick-charge feature that gives you two hours of battery life from a 15-minute charge.

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