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Updated January 10, 2024·

The 7hz Timeless will offer you impressive music quality, suitable for audiophiles, with their planar drivers, but they lack a microphone for calls and do not support wireless connectivity. Conversely, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are a great all-rounder with active noise cancelling to help in loud environments and are sweatproof, making them perfect for exercise. The Bose also have a comfortable fit, an integrated microphone for clear calls, and they support wireless charging, which enhances convenience. If you are looking for exceptional music quality and don't mind the wired connection and lack of a mic, go for the 7hz Timeless. However, if you value versatility, wireless convenience, and active noise cancellation, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds would be the better choice for you. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the 7hz Timeless
  • Very good for music
  • Good for TV and video
Advantages of the Bose Quiet Comfort Earbuds
  • Very good for air travel
  • Best in class for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

8.6
Timeless
Quiet Comfort Earbuds
7.1
The 7hz Timeless is very good for music, while the Bose Quiet Comfort Earbuds is good.

Gaming

6.6
Timeless
Quiet Comfort Earbuds
5.6
The 7hz Timeless is only fair for gaming, while the Bose Quiet Comfort Earbuds is poor.

Phone Calls

4.3
Timeless
Quiet Comfort Earbuds
6.6
The Bose Quiet Comfort Earbuds is only fair for phone calls, while the 7hz Timeless is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

6.8
Timeless
Quiet Comfort Earbuds
9.5
The Bose Quiet Comfort Earbuds is best in class for podcasts and audiobooks, while the 7hz Timeless is only fair.

TV and Video

7.8
Timeless
Quiet Comfort Earbuds
6.0
The 7hz Timeless is good for TV and video, while the Bose Quiet Comfort Earbuds is only fair.

Noise Reduction

5.3
Timeless
Quiet Comfort Earbuds
9.1
The Bose Quiet Comfort Earbuds is excellent for noise reduction, while the 7hz Timeless is poor.

Battery

N/A
Timeless
Quiet Comfort Earbuds
7.0 Hours
The 7hz Timeless does not have a battery. The Bose Quiet Comfort Earbuds has 7 hours of battery life.
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Key similarities

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Cost

$170
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Quiet Comfort Earbuds
$168
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The 7hz Timeless has a price of $170 and the Bose Quiet Comfort Earbuds costs $168.

Build Quality

8.5
Timeless
Quiet Comfort Earbuds
8.9
The Bose Quiet Comfort Earbuds and 7hz Timeless both have very good build quality.

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How the 7hz Timeless and the Bose Quiet Comfort Earbuds compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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7hz TimelessBose Quiet Comfort Earbuds
7hz TimelessBose Quiet Comfort Earbuds

GENERAL

Price
$170
$168
Brand
7hzBose
Release Date
August 1, 2021October 1, 2020
Form Factor
EarbudsEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
8.6/107.1/10
Phone Calls Score
4.3/106.7/10
Gaming Score
6.7/105.6/10
TV and Video Score
7.8/106/10
Exercise Score
4.3/106.8/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A7 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A1.5 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.1
Case Battery Life
N/A18

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
5.3/109.1/10
Virtual Surround
N/ANo
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A5.4/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108.9/10
Comfort score
7/108.6/10
Size
LargeLarge
Weight (headset or single earbud)
5.5 Grams8.5 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated

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7hz Timeless

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Headphonesty

Kazi Mahbub Mutakabbir | May 2023
"7Hz picked a bold name for the Timeless and frankly, got very close to justifying their word choice. Most importantly, the Timeless are good to go in stock form, so you don’t have to worry about source-matching and such. I can recommend the 7Hz Timeless to those who do not mind a dash of brightness up top, want a taste of planar in IEM form, and want one of the most resolving pair of earphones in the $150 - $300 price range."

Bose Quiet Comfort Earbuds

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Sound Guys

Lily Katz | March 2023
"The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds is a great do-it-all option for anyone, so long as you can afford it. This is a great alternative to the Apple AirPods Pro and Sony WF-1000XM4. You can choose the degree of noise canceling, and enjoy premium features like automatic ear-detection. These earbuds merit an IPX4 rating, making them a fine workout companion."

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About Bose

Bose is an American audio equipment manufacturer based out of Framingham, Massachusetts. Founded in 1964 by Amar Bose with the goal of creating a speaker system that could accurately recreate the sound of a concert hall, Bose has become one of the most prominent players in the modern consumer audio market due to the premium feel of their products and their wide brand recognition.

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