The best Bose headphones to buy in 2024

1. Bose QuietComfort Ultra headphones
Best over-ear

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The QuietComfort Ultra headphones are not only the best over-ears Bose has ever made, they're the best currently available. Bose was already the best at noise cancelling and this latest 2024 model are another big step up. The sound quality is incredible and they look and feel the part too. These headphones are mind-blowingly good.

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2. Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700
Best budget

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The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are legendary in the audio industry. They sat at the top of many 'best headphones' lists for a long time and only in the last few months have been surpassed in quality by the Ultras (see #1). Incredible style, sound quality and noise cancelling are why we love them, and they're now significantly cheaper than when they launched so they're a bargain too.

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3. Bose QuietComfort Ultra earbuds ★★★★★
Best earbuds

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The Bose QuietComfort Ultra are the latest and greatest – the absolute best in-ear headphones Bose currently makes. They sound absolutely superb, and this latest redesign massively improved the noise cancelling features, keeping up Bose's reputation as the best in the ANC business. If you're looking for Bose in-ear headphones, these are definitely the best out there.

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4. Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II
Best budget earbud

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The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II are typically available for $100 cheaper than the Ultras above so they're the obvious choice if you want a genuinely brilliant pair of wireless noise-cancelling earbuds, but don't want to pay the extra for the top-end model.

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5. Bose QuietComfort 35
Best alternative

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Bose doesn't make cheap headphones, that's one of the reasons they're so beloved, but if you want over-ear headphones for a bit less then it's worth investigating the QuietComfort 45 range. One of the best-selling headphones of all time, they're often on sale and worth considering if you can find it cheaper than the Bose 700 above.

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How we chose the best Bose headphones for this guide

Bose is a well-known name in the audio world for a good reason, delivering great sound quality, up-to-the-minute technology and comfortable designs. They also have high-rated noise-canceling tech and this all lands for greater value than many of the other big-name brands. Our comparison reflects the market-leading quality Bose has hung onto, with all of the top picks – in our expert opinion – deserving a place in (or on) your ears.

There are, of course, some criteria that separate the entries on this list, from design to tech. For example, if you want a pair of true wireless earbuds for convenience while you're commuting or out for a run, then Bose offers some great options. On the other hand, over-ear headphones might be best for audiophiles who will use them to get the most out of their music. There's also smart technology, with voice assistant integrations from Google and Alexa, on offer.

Battery life, price, comfort, and audio quality are all things we look at in our selection process, which involves testing and reviewing each entry for a significant period of weeks or months to determine how well they hold up to the brand's promises and users' expectations.

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