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Updated April 10, 2024·

high-end options with their strengths in different areas. If portability and in-ear comfort are priorities, along with a preference for a stemming earbud design, the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX would suit you well; they're also optimized for both Android and Apple devices and have a shorter charging time. However, if you're looking for the best noise isolation for air travel or quiet environments, the over-ear Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones are superior, offering active noise cancelling and a longer battery life. Keep in mind that the Bose Quiet Comfort also has the flexibility of being both wireless and wired, which is helpful if you want to conserve battery or if wireless isn't an option. The Bose headphones also feature virtual surround sound, a plus if you enjoy movies and games with rich soundscapes. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX
  • Very good for exercise
Advantages of the Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
  • Very good for music
  • Excellent for TV and video
  • Best in class for air travel

Key differences

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Noise Reduction

8.3
Beoplay EX
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
9.1
The Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones is excellent for noise reduction, while the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX is very good.

Battery

6.5 Hours
Beoplay EX
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
29.0 Hours
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX has 6.5 hours of battery life. The Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones has 29 hours of battery life.

Cost

$399
Beoplay EX
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
$379
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The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX has a price of $399 and the Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones costs $379.

Build Quality

10.0
Beoplay EX
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
9.0
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX has best in class build quality, while the Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones has excellent build quality.
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Key similarities

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Music

7.9
Beoplay EX
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
8.3
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones to be very good for music, while the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX is good.

Gaming

9.3
Beoplay EX
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
9.3
The Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones and Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX are both excellent for gaming.

Phone Calls

5.3
Beoplay EX
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
5.3
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX and Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones are both poor for phone calls.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

6.1
Beoplay EX
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
6.0
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX and Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones are both only fair for podcasts and audiobooks.

TV and Video

8.9
Beoplay EX
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
9.0
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones to be excellent for TV and video, while the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX is very good.

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How the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX and the Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EXBose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EXBose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones

GENERAL

Price
$399
$379
Brand
Bang and OlufsenBose
Release Date
May 1, 2022November 1, 2023
Form Factor
EarbudsHeadphones
Connectivity
WirelessWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
8/108.3/10
Phone Calls Score
5.4/105.3/10
Gaming Score
9.3/109.3/10
TV and Video Score
9/109.1/10
Exercise Score
9/106.4/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
6.5 Hours29 Hours
Wireless charging
YesNo
Charging time
1.5 Hours3 Hours
Bluetooth version
5.25.3
Case Battery Life
22N/A

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
YesYes
Noise Reduction Score
8.4/109.1/10
Virtual Surround
NoYes
Android App
YesYes
iOS App
YesYes
Mic Quality
7/107.4/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
10/109/10
Comfort score
8.4/1010/10
Size
LargeN/A
Weight (headset or single earbud)
6 Grams255 Grams
Microphone style
IntegratedIntegrated

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Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX

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Leaf and Core

Danielle | January 2023
"If you’ve wanted truly wireless headphones, but couldn’t pick them up because they sound terrible, these will be the headphones that win you over. If you’re the kind of person who would consider spending $400 on headphones, these are the right truly wireless headphones for you."

Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones

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SoundGuys

Christian Thomas | January 2024
"The Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones are a credible step up from previous Bose ANC headphones, and they're built to hang tough with the competition for years into the future. No waterproofing is a bit of a letdown, but these headphones have the technical chops to make most quite happy."

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About Bang and Olufsen

Bang and Olufsen is an almost century-old electronic goods manufacturer based in Denmark with a very special focus on design. Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen created the first AC radio in 1925 and went on to develop televisions, telephones and, of course, headphones and loudspeakers. Today, they are partnered with several companies, like Audi, BMW and Aston Martin, to provide very high-quality audio solutions.

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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