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Updated April 11, 2024·

If you prioritize portability and use during exercise, the Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds are a strong choice with a very good overall sound quality, excellent noise isolation, and sweatproof certification. They're suitable for air travel and have stability bands for a secure fit, but have a shorter battery life and are optimized for both Android and Apple devices. On the other hand, the Sennheiser Accentum Plus headphones are typically a bit less expensive and offer excellent durability, impressive battery life, and are great for calls, meetings, gaming, and TV with a detachable cable and aptX Adaptive support for low latency. However, they are not sweatproof and have no ear detection feature, which can be handy. Choose the Bose earbuds for an active lifestyle and convenience or the Sennheiser headphones for longer sessions and varied use like gaming or work calls. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds
  • Very good for music
Advantages of the Sennheiser Accentum Plus
  • Excellent for phone calls
  • Excellent for gaming
  • Excellent for air travel
  • Excellent for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

8.6
QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds
Accentum Plus
7.5
The Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds is very good for music, while the Sennheiser Accentum Plus is good.

Phone Calls

5.1
QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds
Accentum Plus
9.2
The Sennheiser Accentum Plus is excellent for phone calls, while the Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

6.0
QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds
Accentum Plus
9.3
The Sennheiser Accentum Plus is excellent for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds is only fair.

TV and Video

8.1
QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds
Accentum Plus
8.8
The Sennheiser Accentum Plus and Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds are both very good for TV and video, though the Sennheiser Accentum Plus is somewhat better.

Noise Reduction

8.9
QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds
Accentum Plus
8.3
The Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds and Sennheiser Accentum Plus are both very good for noise reduction, though the Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds is somewhat better.

Battery

6.5 Hours
QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds
Accentum Plus
50.0 Hours
The Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds has 6.5 hours of battery life. The Sennheiser Accentum Plus has 50 hours of battery life.

Cost

$279
QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds
Accentum Plus
$230
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The Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds has a price of $279 and the Sennheiser Accentum Plus costs $230.
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Key similarities

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Gaming

8.8
QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds
Accentum Plus
9.1
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Sennheiser Accentum Plus to be excellent for gaming, while the Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds is very good.

Build Quality

9.0
QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds
Accentum Plus
8.9
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds to have excellent build quality, while the Sennheiser Accentum Plus has very good build quality.

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How the Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds and the Sennheiser Accentum Plus compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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Bose QuietComfort Ultra EarbudsSennheiser Accentum Plus
Bose QuietComfort Ultra EarbudsSennheiser Accentum Plus

GENERAL

Price
$279
$230
Brand
BoseSennheiser
Release Date
September 1, 2023February 1, 2024
Form Factor
EarbudsHeadphones
Connectivity
WirelessWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
8.7/107.5/10
Phone Calls Score
5.1/109.3/10
Gaming Score
8.8/109.1/10
TV and Video Score
8.2/108.8/10
Exercise Score
8.4/108/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
6.5 Hours50 Hours
Wireless charging
NoNo
Charging time
2 Hours2 Hours
Bluetooth version
5.35.2
Case Battery Life
21N/A

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
YesYes
Noise Reduction Score
8.9/108.4/10
Virtual Surround
YesNo
Android App
YesYes
iOS App
YesYes
Mic Quality
6.2/108.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
9/108.9/10
Comfort score
8.4/107.6/10
Size
MediumN/A
Weight (headset or single earbud)
7.7 Grams227 Grams
Microphone style
IntegratedIntegrated

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Christian Thomas | October 2023
"Bose put the time in to fix the major issues with the previous earbuds, and the Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds are very befitting of its price point. While you might be tempted to save a few bucks and go with the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II on sale, fight the urge. There are enough upgrades here to justify the newer model."

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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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