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Bose QuietComfort Ultra

Bose QuietComfort Ultra
alaScore 100

20 reviews

Feb, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Bose QuietComfort Ultra. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and comfort. The design and noise isolation are also mentioned favorably. The reliability and price get negative reviews.

sound, noise isolation, design, comfort, portability

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Bose QuietComfort Ultra is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Billy Steele (engadget.com)

Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones review: A new spin on a reliable formula

 

While the headline feature is Immersive Audio, Bose has also improved its stock tuning on the QuietComfort Ultra Headphones. Before I even activated spatial audio, I could tell the sound was considerably warmer and clearer, with more bass right out of...

Excellent ANC Improved audio Clearer transparency mode Comfy

Expensive Immersive Audio is inconsistent No USB-C audio

With the QuietComfort Ultra Headphones, Bose remains near the top of the headphone heap. While Immersive Audio is great at times, the results are inconsistent and can be downright bad with some albums and songs. Still, the default tuning is improved...

Oct, 2023

Expert review by : Ryan Waniata (wired.com)

Review: Bose QuietComfort Ultra

 

These headphones offer the most silence, and some of the best features, we've ever heard.

Class-leading noise canceling. Clear and sensitive sound with plenty of punch. Excellent instrumental staging. Fantastic call quality. Stylish and well-built design. Luxe, comfortable fit. Good customization options and features. Snazzy new onboard...

Middling battery life for premium cans. Spatial audio feature is only occasionally useful. Pricier than competitors.

Oct, 2023

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones Review: Sony Has Serious Competition

 

Back in 2015, Bose released a set of wired earbuds called the SoundTrue Ultra Earbuds that were among my favorite sounding Bose products. They were discontinued a few years ago, but Bose has brought back the Ultra name for its new flagship QuietComfort...

Lightweight and very comfortable New design is an upgrade Excellent sound Great noise canceling New Immersive Audio with head-tracking offers some sound-quality enhancements Voice-calling performance is top-notch

Higher price tag No USB-C audio Immersive audio mode hurts battery life

I do think the QC Ultra Headphones are a compelling alternative to the Sony WH-1000XM5s and Apple AirPods Max, and also hold a slight edge over such premium models as the Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2E ($400), another very good set of headphones. If these...

Oct, 2023

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones Review

 

The QuietComfort Ultra Headphones deliver the best noise cancellation of any over-ear headphones we've tested. If you have a sufficient budget and ANC is your top priority, you shouldn't hesitate to buy them. But keep in mind that you can get nearly as...

Class-leading active noise cancellation Crisp audio with rich bass Adjustable EQ Immersive audio modes with spatial effects

Expensive Adaptive noise cancellation might cause ear pressure

The Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones pump out robust sound and offer the best noise cancellation of any over-ear models we've tested.

Oct, 2023

Expert review by (theverge.com)

Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones review: predictable excellence

 

Last month, Bose announced a total revamp of its headphone and earbud lineup and introduced three new products at the same time. I've already reviewed the QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds , which look (and sound) remarkably close to their predecessors. But...

Exemplary comfort ; Top-tier noise cancellation ; Improved transparency mode clarity ; Better voice call quality than NCH700

Immersive Audio is sometimes enjoyable but often bad ; Immersive Audio drains battery faster ; No USB-C audio support ; Case has annoying indentations

By nearly any criteria that matter to the company’s longtime customers, the QuietComfort Ultra Headphones are a vast improvement over the Noise Cancelling Headphones 700. They’re exceedingly comfortable — more so than alternatives from Sony, Apple, and...

Oct, 2023

Expert review by : Jonathan Takiff (techhive.com)

Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones

 

If you're looking for the very best in over-ear, active noise-cancellation, the all-new Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones deserve your inspection.

High-grade audio reproduction ; Bose’s best-ever active noise cancellation ; All day wearability ; There’s a new toy to play with: Immersive Audio

While improved, battery life isn’t state of the art ; Immersive Audio can be gimmicky and isn’t superior to Dolby Atmos or Sony 360 Reality Audio

Bose comes out swinging with new headphones that deliver ultra musicality, active noise cancellation, and a whole lot more.

Oct, 2023

Expert review by : Jada Jones (zdnet.com)

Bose QuietComfort Ultra review: A rightful heir to the ANC throne

 

The latest release from Bose takes aim at heavy hitters in the high-end headphones market, and it's as true to its QuietComfort name as ever before.

Superior ANC ; Comfortable fit ; Balanced sound

Battery life could be longer ; Immersive Audio is a hit or miss ; Restrictive carrying case

Nov, 2023

Expert review by : W. Jennings (ecoustics)

Bose QuietComfort Ultra Wireless Earbuds: Review

 

The top-of-the-line 2023 Bose QuietComfort Ultra add immersive audio, but is it enough to entice customers and reclaim their title? The top-of-the-line 2023 Bose QuietComfort Ultra add immersive audio, but is it enough to entice customers and reclaim...

Dec, 2023

Expert review by : TIM CHAN (Rolling Stone)

Emotional EQ: The New Bose Headphones and Earbuds Are Designed to Make You ‘Feel’

 

Bose has released its next generation of headphones and earbuds in its best-selling “QuietComfort” line with the introduction of the QuietComfort Ultra Headphones and QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds. First unveiled at a star-studded event in New York last...

The headphones are great for music and gaming of course, but they’re also great for the office, with improved microphones and voice-pickup. Bose’s “Aware Mode with ActiveSense” works to differentiate your voice from environmental noises, so your calls...

Oct, 2023

Expert review by : Lee Dunkley (tomsguide.com)

Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones review

 

There's no doubt that the new Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones are the company's best-ever noise canceler. But while the newest flagship brings bags of improvements and Immersive Audio, the price fe

With better styling, features, and functionality than their predecessor, the QC Ultra Headphones rank higher. While the bigger and smarter mic array with customizable settings pushes the Ultra's ANC performance to the max. Even the small changes made...

Sep, 2023
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