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|Category||Features||Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II||Nothing Ear 1|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||✗||11.6mm|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||29hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||8only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|has in/on-ear detection||✓||✓|
|has find earbuds feature||✓||✓|
|supports fast charging||✓||✓|
|has a mute function||✓||✗|
|control panel placed on a device||✓||✓|
|has voice prompts||✓||✓|
|travel bag is included||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon||See price on Amazon|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the rating of protection given by a casing, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, Nothing Ear 1 have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a weight of 12.5g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to move with.
Nothing Ear 1, at 9.4g are lighter than the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II with a difference -3.1g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables linking any part of the device together, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Nothing Ear 1 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II come with wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II are resistant to sweat
Nothing Ear 1's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Nothing Ear 1 and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
Nothing Ear 1 too have ANC which makes either of the devices ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II and Nothing Ear 1 work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting that suits your commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II stay tightly in place, this creates a sound covering that reduces background sounds well as preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both Nothing Ear 1, and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have passive noise reduction this implies that both tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Nothing Ear 1 driver unit is 11.6mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass. A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the loudness of the device.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Nothing Ear 1's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal bass
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device makes high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Nothing Ear 1's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices produce equal treble
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's battery life is 6 hours, a device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chanrgings.
Nothing Ear 1's battery life is less than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's case has a full charge of 18 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Nothing Ear 1's charging case has a battery life of 29 hours, more than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 11 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Nothing Ear 1 takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 0.5 hours
The Nothing Ear 1, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging state of your device and case.
Nothing Ear 1 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Nothing Ear 1 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Nothing Ear 1 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, older than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Nothing Ear 1 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II will work fine with your MacBook. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have 8 microphones.
The Nothing Ear 1 microphones are 6, less than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The Nothing Ear 1 too use a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Nothing Ear 1 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The Nothing Ear 1 support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support the find earbuds feature.
Nothing Ear 1 also have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your phone to play a sound from your earbuds to find them.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The Nothing Ear 1 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
With the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Nothing Ear 1 too have a control panel on them.
The Nothing Ear 1 have a warranty period of 1 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Nothing Ear 1 too support voice prompts meaning the device notifies you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them in your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
Nothing Ear 1 too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.