Bose is doing a Christmas deal on the best noise-cancelling earbuds – but hurry!

Bose's best wireless earbuds are discounted for Christmas, but you'll need to move fast if you want them before Santa comes

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds 2 true wireless earbuds
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I think the Bose Quietcomfort 2 Earbuds are the best true wireless earbuds you can buy, and many other tech reviewers agree: they sound fantastic, and their noise cancelling is truly exceptional. They're also quite expensive, so if you fancy a pair it'd be a good idea to take advantage of Bose's festive deal to get them a little bit cheaper.

As far as I can see, the discount is only currently available on the Bose website (opens in new tab), and it's strictly a "while stocks last" deal. And the last ordering date for pre-Christmas delivery is tomorrow, 16 December, so you'll need to move fast. The deal brings the US price down to $249, and the UK one to £249. That's still pricey, I know, but it's a bit less pricey than the $279/£279 they normally cost.

What's so great about the Bose QuietComfort 2 earbuds?

Everything. In our five-star Bose QuietComfort 2 review we said they were pretty much perfect: the noise cancellation is really remarkable, and while they aren't quite the best sounding earbuds you can get – some of the audiophile-targeted models are a step above – they still sound really, really good. 

I've got quite a few pairs of earbuds kicking around and the Bose ones are my absolute favourites. The shuddering sounds of the Subway are no match for their noise cancelling chops, and they deliver a sound that's clear and detailed with plenty of low end punch. They're not hooligan headphones; they're more subtle and grown-up than some of the more bass-heavy buds you can buy, and I've found them as good for podcasts as they are for pop and rock. In our review we said that they are "frankly, the most complete active noise-cancelling earbuds you can buy in 2022." I couldn't agree more.

Writer, musician and broadcaster Carrie Marshall has been covering technology since 1998 and is particularly interested in how tech can help us live our best lives. Her CV is a who’s who of magazines, newspapers, websites and radio programmes ranging from T3, Techradar and MacFormat to the BBC, Sunday Post and People’s Friend. Carrie has written thirteen books, ghost-wrote two more and co-wrote another seven books and a Radio 2 documentary series. When she’s not scribbling, she’s the singer in Glaswegian rock band HAVR (havrmusic.com (opens in new tab)).