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It’s smart to try to do some of your holiday shopping earlier this year and Amazon makes it a little easier for those looking to give away some headphones and solid headphones. The online retailer has a big sale of Bose right now which means up to a 29% discount on a lot of the company’s audio devices. The key among them are the Bose QuietComfort headphones, which reach historic highs of $ 199.
Buy the sale of Bose on Amazon Buy QuietComfort headphones on Amazon: $ 199
QuietComfort headphones offer our favorite Sony pairs a good amount of money and we consider them to be the best choice if you want to really block out all the noise around them. These outbreaks shine in the ANC department with 11 levels of noise cancellation that you can choose from in its complementary application, three of which you can assign to the built-in controls for easy access. They block the world better than the rest of the authentic wireless headphones we’ve tried; only the Sony WF-1000XM3 (and the new XM4) are approaching. The sound quality is also excellent and the battery life is good in about seven hours. Our most important complaints about QuietComfort headphones are that they are quite large (but not too heavy) and have limited customizations and touch control options.
A couple of other Bose buttons are also on sale, including the Sport Open headphones for $ 179. In many ways, this is the opposite of QuietComfort headphones. They have an open, open design that supposedly lets in outside noise so you can be more aware of what’s going on around you. They are also comfortable as they do not stick directly to the ear canal. Since they’re pretty niche, you’ll probably already know if you, or someone you love, are the kind of person who would love these headphones.
Buy Sport Open Headphones on Amazon – $ 179 Buy QuietComfort 35 II on Amazon – $ 250 Buy QuietComfort 35 II Game Headphones on Amazon – $ 279
Unfortunately, the new Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones are not included in this sale, but the QC 35 II and its equivalent gaming headphones do. The QC 35 II has dropped to $ 250, which isn’t a record low, but it’s a decent $ 50 discount. They are the distinctive Bose headphones for noise cancellation that came out in 2017 and have excellent sound quality and ANC along with a comfortable design. Last year, the company turned the QC 35 II into a gaming headset, essentially giving it a removable pen microphone and a PC controller for use with cans. This has dropped to a record low of $ 279 on this sale.
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