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Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
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Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Nothing Ear 2||Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip54||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11.6mm||9.3mm|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||18hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||8only|
|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 is the rating of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IP54, the Nothing Ear 2's rating is read as, the first value of 5 denotes that ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantities to interfere with the correct operation or impair safety, and the second number of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
In comparison to the Nothing Ear 2, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a rating of IPX4 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
The Nothing Ear 2 have a weight of 9g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to transport.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, at 12.5g weigh more than the Nothing Ear 2 by of 3.5g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Nothing Ear 2 are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the 2 earbuds .
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II come with wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Nothing Ear 2 have sweat resistance
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Nothing Ear 2 have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Nothing Ear 2 have stereo speakers, what this means is that Nothing Ear 2's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II and Nothing Ear 2 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving zero thus "diluting" the noise.
The Nothing Ear 2 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have ANC making both earbuds ideal for flights and morning commutes. The Nothing Ear 2 and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II work with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that suits your commute or that suites your chill time.
The Nothing Ear 2 stay tightly in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down background noise while preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Nothing Ear 2 driver unit is 11.6mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, its size determines the sound made by the earbuds.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II driver unit is 9.3mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Nothing Ear 2 by 2.3mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
Nothing Ear 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
Nothing Ear 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices can generate equal treble
The Nothing Ear 2's battery life is 6 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's battery life is equal to that of the Nothing Ear 2 . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the Nothing Ear 2's case has a full charge of 30 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's charging case has a battery life of 18 hours, less than that of Nothing Ear 2 by 12 hours
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the Nothing Ear 2's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Nothing Ear 2 by 1 hours
Nothing Ear 2's battery capacity is 33mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Nothing Ear 2, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply put down on a supported charging pad.
Nothing Ear 2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your device and charging case.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Nothing Ear 2 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Nothing Ear 2 have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, equal to that of the Nothing Ear 2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Nothing Ear 2 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Nothing Ear 2
Nothing Ear 2 support AAC, a codec 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.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Nothing Ear 2 will work well with your iPhone. If you intend on using these with Android you need to pay even closer attention to codec support for if they only have AAC they won't provide the best audio quality possible, ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support AAC as well. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves higher sound quality than MP3 encoders at the same bit rate.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
Nothing Ear 2 have 6 microphones.
While the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II microphones are 8, more than that of Nothing Ear 2 by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
Nothing Ear 2 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too use a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
The Nothing Ear 2 microphone sensitivity is measured at -40dBV/Pa. The magnitude of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the voice that the earbud microphone can pick up.
The Nothing Ear 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but still want to hear traffic.
Nothing Ear 2 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Nothing Ear 2 have a find earbuds feature.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play a sound from your earbuds to help you find them.
Nothing Ear 2 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
Nothing Ear 2 have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Nothing Ear 2 . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call without missing notifications coming from another device.
The Nothing Ear 2 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have this function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Nothing Ear 2, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have a control panel on them.
The Nothing Ear 2 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have voice prompts meaning the device will notify you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
The Nothing Ear 2 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.