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These great Bose QuietComfort II earbuds are $88 off

We love the Bose QuietComfort earbud lineup for its excellent noise cancellation and unrivaled sound, and right now the QuietComfort II earbuds are on sale at Amazon.
Written by Nina Raemont, Associate Editor
Reviewed by Kayla Solino
Bose QC II earbuds case and headphones
Christina Darby/ZDNET

If you've read a headphone or earbud review from ZDNET within the past couple of years, you know how much we love Bose audio products. There are a few reasons: they offer stellar sound, great noise cancellation, and are easy to wear all day. And with every upgrade, Bose offers meaningful updates to its headphones and earbuds.

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If you're not interested in getting the most recent model of earbuds from Bose but still want to reap the benefits of the brand, an older model -- like these Bose QuietComfort II earbuds that just so happen to be on sale for $88 less -- will surely do the trick. The earbuds regularly sell for $279, but you can find them for $191 at Amazon right now. That's cheaper than the price of our favorite Apple AirPods Pro 2, which retail for $250. 

The QuietComfort II, which came out in 2022, is not so different from its more recent QuietComfort Ultra earbuds, which came out in 2023. You won't be getting the Immersive Audio that you get on the Ultra earbuds, but you are getting the same six hour battery, Bluetooth 5.3, and responsive touch controls. I regularly use my QuietComfort Ultra earbuds with the Immersive Audio turned off, so if you're in the interest of saving money by relinquishing a fun-but-unnecessary feature, I'd definitely recommend getting the QuietComfort II over the QuietComfort Ultra. 

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The audio quality is impressive, according to Christina Darby who wrote the QuietComfort II earbuds review in 2022. "The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II are the best that I've heard. So much so that, after receiving them, I have forced everyone I've interacted with to slip the earbuds in, listen to The Weeknd's 'Blinding Lights,' and indulge in the clarity and rumble of the opening synthesizers," Darby writes. Plus, the noise cancellation is next level, supremely dulling any harsh sound around you. 

More: Bose QuietComfort II earbuds review

"On nearly all fronts, these earbuds aren't just frontrunners, they're in a league of their own," Darby writes. And what a great time to snatch these earbuds up for $88 less? But act fast, because this sale on the Bose QuietComfort II earbuds could be gone before you know it. 

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