Hurry! Bose QuietComfort Earbuds 2 are $50 off now at Amazon

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It's a fantastic time to pick up one of the greatest pairs of noise-canceling wireless earbuds for less, as I just found a great discount on Bose's top earbuds. 

Right now the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds 2 are on sale for $249 at Amazon. That's $50 off one of the best noise-canceling earbuds you can buy right now, and a great deal on getting best-in-class ANC performance for less. 

A similar $249 deal is also running at Best Buy and Walmart right now.

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds 2: was $299 now $249 @ Amazon

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds 2: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FBose-QuietComfort-Cancelling-Personalized-Cancellation%2Fdp%2FB0B4PSQHD5%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $299 now $249 @ Amazon The Bose QC Earbuds 2 deliver better sound, great call quality, and take ANC to the next level. Battery life runs to 6 hours plus 24 hours of top ups from the charging case. Sound balance and noise neutralization work extremely well, and these redesigned buds feel superior to the original.

Why do I think this is a great deal? When we reviewed the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds 2, we called them the best ANC buds in the world. They went straight to the top of our best noise-canceling earbuds buying guide for their outstanding noise canceling capabilities and perform even better than the original Bose QuietComfort Earbuds.

They are a remarkable follow-up that delivers better sound, great call quality, and unrivaled ANC. They're 30% smaller than the first-gen Earbuds, too.

Bose has enhanced ANC to give listeners a more personalized noise-canceling experience with the Earbuds 2. You can choose from the two standard modes – Quiet (acoustic noise cancellation) and Aware (aka transparency mode) — or pick from 2 of 10 custom modes that save to your profile. 

A new proprietary technology called CustomTune automatically calibrates ANC and creates a sound frequency profile unique to your ear to provide better cancelation in midrange tones. The overall effect is positive, and the QuietComfort Earbuds 2 have a punchy and detailed soundstage.

Other highlights include voice control support for Google Assistant, Siri, and Bixby. Battery life runs to 6 hours, which is similar to the AirPods Pro 2, and a further 24 hours is available from the wireless charging case. The earbuds are IPX4-rated, making them sweat and water resistant.

There are a few drawbacks I think you need to know about. Battery life bettered by rivals. The comfort could be better, and the touch controls can be somewhat finicky. But overall the Bose QC Earbuds 2 are awesome. 

Owners also get a free over-the-air update that brings aptX Adaptive and aptX Lossless support to Bose's flagship earbuds, making them compatible with high-performance audio codecs increasingly supported by the best Android phones.

If this deal doesn't win you over, then check out our best headphone deals for all the latest bargains.

Lee Dunkley
Audio Editor

As a former editor of the U.K.'s Hi-Fi Choice magazine, Lee is passionate about all kinds of audio tech and has been providing sound advice to enable consumers to make informed buying decisions since he joined Which? magazine as a product tester in the 1990s. Lee covers all things audio for Tom's Guide, including headphones, wireless speakers and soundbars and loves to connect and share the mindfulness benefits that listening to music in the very best quality can bring.