Bose has just released its newest, and most impressive, set of true wireless earbuds — the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds. We got them in the studio and compared them to Apple’s flagship AirPods Pro.

Apple offers up AirPods as well as AirPods Pro, but the latter is within $30 of the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds and also offers active noise cancellation. That’s why we chose to compare those two specific models.

Design

There is no getting around it: the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are significantly larger than AirPods Pro. This is true of the case, as well as the earbuds themselves. Just by looking at them, the Bose may be three times the volume of the AirPods Pro case. This makes a big difference on something intended to be portable that you carry with you all day.

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds case versus AirPods Pro

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds case versus AirPods Pro