Bose has dropped its prices on some of our favorite headphones and Bluetooth speakers, aiming to sell a few more pairs to those of us who need more musical relaxation during quarantine. Given how little time we're spending outside, and how many Zoom calls we're on, there's likely something here for everyone.
From speakers for bike rides to excellent headphones for virtual meetings, here are the best Bose deals right now, according to our resident audio nerds.
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Bose is known for its wireless noise-canceling headphones, and our two favorite pairs are on sale, alongside decent workout earbuds.
Bose Noise Cancelling 700 for $339 ($60 off): The acclaimed audio brand's flagship headphones are some of the best on the market in terms of noise reduction and sound quality, but what really sets them apart is the microphones. Special artificial intelligence and beam-forming mics combine to limit background noise and improve your voice clarity, making these some of the best headphones for Zoom or phone meetings.
Bose QuietComfort 35 II for $279 ($70 off): They're not Bose's newest noise-canceling model, but the QC35 II (8/10, WIRED Recommends) are great headphones. They sound great and still bless your ears with some of the best sonic isolation around. They've even got Alexa built in, which makes finding your favorite music easy.
Bose SoundSport Earbuds for $99 ($30 off): When it comes to workout headphones, we're fans of banded earbuds because they're less likely to fall off when you're out gallivanting around. The SoundSport get six hours between charges—long enough for a literal marathon—and they're water-resistant, so they'll last you many sweaty miles.
There are a few companies making speakers we consistently enjoy. Bose is one of them, but we're especially fans of the company's smaller Bluetooth speakers, which tend to have awesome fidelity for their size.
Bose SoundLink Micro for $79 ($20 off): The tiny silicone strap on the back of the Bose SoundLink Micro makes it one of the best speakers around for bike rides. Just strap it to your handlebars, aim it toward your head, and enjoy your favorite tunes while cruising. The salmon-colored one looks especially pretty.
Bose SoundLink Color for $99 ($30 off): These little cubes of sound come in many colors, and they're pretty darn loud. If you've got a friend with one, you can even pair them together during socially distanced hangs.
Bose Home Speaker 500 With Alexa for $299 ($100 off): The Bose Home Speaker 500 costs a bit more than the most premium Amazon-made Alexa speaker, but it's also got a bit more functionality. A beautiful front display plays album artwork as you listen, and there's Apple Airplay 2 compatibility, so you can easily send music to it with iOS devices like iPhones and iPads. At $100 off its original list price, it's a worthy consideration if you've found yourself listening to a smaller Echo speaker a lot during quarantine.