Bose has unveiled the new QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds.

Though over-ear headphones are great, their size can often become an inconvenience for many. Enter the new QuietComfort (QC) Ultra Earbuds, which replace the previous award-winning QC Earbuds II and offer breakthrough spatialised audio for more immersive listening.

A standout feature of the new model is Bose’s Immersive Audio mode that’s been added alongside the standard ‘quiet’ (active noise cancellation) and ‘aware’ (transparency) modes.

It goes beyond special effects and creates a wider, more spacious soundstage so the listening content becomes multi-dimensional and layered, regardless of the audio platform or device.

With the support of dynamic microphone mixing and adaptive filters, the Ultra’s voice pickup is more intelligible in less-than-ideal environments. That’s achieved by technologies that work together in real time to determine and prioritise which microphone on each bud is experiencing the least wind noise and selecting from a variety of filters so the user’s voice sounds clearer during calls.

The Single-Bud Use feature lets users take calls and listen to music using just one bud. It will seamlessly switch between earbuds if one of them runs out of battery or disconnects from Bluetooth. The design has also been refreshed to incorporate a cool new metallic treatment for a sleeker, more luxe look in two colours – black and White Smoke.

The stability bands now feature an improved, interlocking fit on the buds to ensure they are mounted correctly, delivering optimal comfort and performance.

Doing the most where it counts, the Ultra offers up to six hours of battery life on a single charge when Bose Immersive Audio is turned off, and up to four hours when turned on.

A new optional wireless charging case cover is also available. ✤