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Updated April 11, 2024·

For immersive TV and gaming experiences alongside active noise cancellation and wireless convenience, the Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones are ideal; they also excel in comfort, making them great for long use. Conversely, if you prioritize exceptional sound quality for music listening and don't mind a wired connection with no noise cancellation, then consider the Sennheiser IE600. Note that while the Bose are slightly less costly, they are heavier and larger, and their gaming performance is poorer compared to the Sennheisers which offer a more portable and lighter option but lack built-in controls and features like sweatproof certification or active noise cancelling. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
  • Excellent for gaming
  • Best in class for air travel
Advantages of the Sennheiser IE600
  • The Sennheiser IE600 has no clear advantages over the Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones.

Key differences

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Gaming

9.3
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
IE600
6.7
The Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones is excellent for gaming, while the Sennheiser IE600 is only fair.

Phone Calls

5.3
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
IE600
3.5
The Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones and Sennheiser IE600 are both poor for phone calls, though the Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

6.0
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
IE600
5.4
The Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones is only fair for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Sennheiser IE600 is poor.

Noise Reduction

9.1
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
IE600
7.0
The Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones is excellent for noise reduction, while the Sennheiser IE600 is good.

Battery

29.0 Hours
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
IE600
N/A
The Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones has 29 hours of battery life. The Sennheiser IE600 does not have a battery.

Cost

$419
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
IE600
$500
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The Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones has a price of $419 and the Sennheiser IE600 costs $500.
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Key similarities

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Music

8.3
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
IE600
8.3
The Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones and Sennheiser IE600 are both very good for music.

TV and Video

9.0
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
IE600
9.3
The Sennheiser IE600 and Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones are both excellent for TV and video.

Build Quality

9.0
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
IE600
9.0
The Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones and Sennheiser IE600 both have excellent build quality.

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How the Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones and the Sennheiser IE600 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra HeadphonesSennheiser IE600
Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra HeadphonesSennheiser IE600

GENERAL

Price
$419
$500
Brand
BoseSennheiser
Release Date
November 1, 2023June 1, 2022
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
Wired + WirelessWired

SOUND

Music Score
8.3/108.3/10
Phone Calls Score
5.3/103.5/10
Gaming Score
9.3/106.8/10
TV and Video Score
9.1/109.3/10
Exercise Score
6.4/104.6/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
29 HoursN/A
Wireless charging
NoN/A
Charging time
3 HoursN/A
Bluetooth version
5.3N/A

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
YesNo
Noise Reduction Score
9.1/107/10
Virtual Surround
YesNo
Android App
YesN/A
iOS App
YesN/A
Mic Quality
7.4/102.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
9/109/10
Comfort score
10/108.4/10
Size
N/ALarge
Weight (headset or single earbud)
255 Grams6 Grams
Microphone style
IntegratedN/A

Shopping

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Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones

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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."

Sennheiser IE600

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Soundguys

Jasper Lastoria | August 2023
"If you've got the bucks, the Sennheiser IE 600 is a nice, upscale set of in-ear monitors made of a lightweight metal with an unusual texture. It comes with a suite of extras, and performs well at virtually every task."

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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.

About Sennheiser

A family-owned company, Sennheiser is a German, high fidelity, audio equipment manufacturer founded in 1945. Their consumer audio division is now owned by the Swiss hearing aid and cochlear implant manufacturer Sonova. Sennheiser offers a wide variety of, very high quality, audio equipment solutions, from headphones to earbuds, full sets of monitoring speakers, amplifiers and microphones. They also make what is widely regarded as the best, and most expensive, headphones in existence, the HE-1 Orpheus, costing a whopping $59,000 dollars.

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