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Bose Ultra Open Earbuds

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OPEN EAR DESIGN

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IMMERSIVE AUDIO

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SURPRISINGLY PRIVATE

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ALL-DAY COMFORT

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AUTO VOLUME

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UP TO 7.5 HOURS OF PLAY TIME (UP TO 4.5 HOURS WITH IMMERSIVE AUDIO)¹

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SIMPLE, SATISFYING BUTTON CONTROLS

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IPX4 RATING FOR WATER RESISTANCE

Overview

Earbuds. Reimagined.

To the music lovers with a playlist for every mood and moment, meet your new obsession. With Ultra Open Earbuds, you’ll never stop your music to hear the world again.

Pause for nothing. Hear everything.

A brilliant combination of innovative design, incredible audio and all-day comfort. Their cuff-like fit leaves your ears totally open so you can still hear the world around you.

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You never compromise on sound

Get your run on, flirt with a stranger, go all day and pause for nothing.

With Bose Immersive Audio, the earbuds don’t just feel good and look good, they bring you closer to your music.

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Open your ears to the world

Hear all of what’s around you while enjoying rich, private sound. The open ear design says, “I can still hear you”, while OpenAudio technology provides you with high-quality sound just for you.

Be in the music,

anywhere – everywhere.

Go all day. Do whatever your thing is. With Bose Immersive Audio, the earbuds don’t just feel and look good, they bring you closer to your music.

24/7 comfort and stability

The Bose Ultra Open Earbuds feature a flexible joint and a light-as-air grip – you’ll forget you’re even wearing them.

Bose Ultra Open Earbuds in the charging case

Stay charged and never miss a beat

Up to 7.5 hours of play time (up to 4.5 hours with Immersive Audio)¹ or up to 48 hours of standby,² and up to an extra 19.5 hours of battery life in the charging case.³

Press, play, enjoy.

Simple, satisfying button controls make it super easy to switch between stereo and immersive modes, giving you instant command over your listening experience.

Plus, Auto Volume works like magic to keep your music audible even as the volume of your surroundings changes.⁴

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Water resistance with IPX4

Get splashed on, dripped on, sprayed on. No worries here. The Bose Ultra Open Earbuds can handle it.

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Control everything through the Bose Music app

Take personalisation even further with Adjustable EQ settings in the Bose Music app. Control bass, mid-range and treble levels as you go.

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Seamless connection

Advanced Bluetooth® 5.3 offers a strong, continuous connection within (9 metres) of your device.

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Plays nicely with other Bose products

Indulge in TV time without bothering anyone. Thanks to Bose SimpleSync technology, you can pair your earbuds with Bose smart soundbars and speakers for a personal TV listening experience with independent volume control.

Specs

What’s in the box

  • 2 Bose Ultra Open Earbuds
  • Charging case
  • USB-C® (A to C) cable (12")
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety sheet

  • Earbuds:1.9 cm H x 1.7 cm W x 2.7 cm D
  • Charging case:4.2 cm H x 6.5 cm W x 2.6 cm D
  • USB cable:30.5 cm

  • Earbuds: Flexible silicone, plastic, metallic finish, gold plating, sweat and water resistant (IPX4)
  • Case: Plastic (Hard)

  • Battery life: Up to 7.5 hours¹
  • Earbud charge time: Up to 1 hour
  • Charging case charge time: Up to 3 hours
  • Quick-charge time: 10 minutes for up to 2 hours
  • Battery charge method: USB-C
  • Battery type (earbud): Lithium-ion
  • Battery type (case): Lithium-ion

  • Four mics (two on each bud)

  • Up to 9 metres
  • Bluetooth version: 5.3
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can go wrong The ear phones are amazing you can barely feel them on and the sound is amazing for what they are love them but the price is crazy for letting the noise in
Date published: 2024-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these These are great. Fit securely and can listen to music while still hearing ambient sounds.
Date published: 2024-04-09
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FAQs

What are the Bose Ultra Open Earbuds, and what are their key benefits?

The Bose Ultra Open Earbuds are a totally new kind of audio wearable device: premium sound built into a cuff-shaped earbud that doesn’t cover your ear. Proprietary Bose OpenAudio technology allows the earbuds to play rich, immersive audio privately even though the speakers on the earbuds sit a short distance from your ear canal, leaving you open to the sounds of your surroundings. The cuffs hook around the outside of your ear so gently that you might forget they’re even there, so you can leave them on all day, always ready for music, calls or videos.

Why do the Ultra Open Earbuds have such a unique ear cuff shape?

The Ultra Open Earbuds were designed from the ground up to give you a soundtrack to your life: to let you enjoy your music without blocking your ears, in a shape so comfortable you can almost forget you’re wearing any earbuds at all. The engineering of these earbuds was a matter of squeezing Bose OpenAudio technology – which projects deep, rich sound across a short distance of open space to your ear canal – into a shape that could grip your ear extremely gently, leave your ear open to outside sounds, and contain a long-lasting battery. This design process resulted in the Ultra Open Earbuds’ unique shape, inspired by ear cuff jewellery. The light-as-air flex arm connects the audio portion of the earbud to a battery barrel that goes behind your ear, providing just enough grip to keep the earbuds secure on any size ear.

Are the Ultra Open Earbuds recommended for exercise?

Yes. The Ultra Open Earbuds are excellent for exercise, thanks to their confident stability on your ear, powerful sound and open design. Bose’s unique OpenAudio technology allows air to keep your ears cool and dry while you enjoy both your music and sounds from your environment, such as city sounds, nature, input from a coach or workout partner, or sounds that help you play a sport such as tennis or basketball.

Is it OK to leave them on all day?

Yes. The combination of skin-safe materials, a fully open design, long battery life, and unparalleled comfort means you can leave the earbuds on all day, always connected to your device and ready to produce rich audio the moment you need it.

Will the battery last long enough for me to wear the earbuds all day?

In stereo mode, the earbud batteries will provide up to 7.5 hours of play time or 48 hours of standby time (no audio playing). For all-day wear that involves a mix of audio listening and standby, the battery life will vary depending on the proportion of each. For example, 5 hours of audio would leave 10 hours of standby life remaining. And if the battery does run out, a quick 10-minute charge in the case will add up to 2 hours of play time.

Can I adjust where they sit on my ear?

Yes. You can slide the earbud slightly up or down the outside of your ear to adjust for comfort, preferred sound balance, looks, or to avoid interference with jewellery.  

Can I wear them with other items, such as glasses, hats or jewellery?

Yes. The Ultra Open Earbuds are uniquely designed to attach to a part of the ear that does not interfere with most glasses, hats or piercings. If your accessories touch the product, that’s no problem as long as the earbuds remain comfortable and secure. The magnets that help the earbuds attach to their charging case may occasionally stick slightly to jewellery made of ferromagnetic metals like nickel; this is not damaging to the earbuds or the jewellery, but if bothersome can be avoided by slightly sliding the earbud up or down the ear, away from the jewellery.

What is Bose OpenAudio technology?

OpenAudio is a proprietary Bose technology that allows audio played a short distance from your ear canal to be rich, deep and private – without sealing your ear. Each earbud uses a tiny dipole transducer system engineered for loud-and-clear personal audio that stays at the ear – instead of going everywhere else. 

It’s easy to hear the difference Bose OpenAudio makes by comparing the power of the Bose Ultra Open Earbuds with a traditional set of earbuds held slightly outside your ear. If you remove the traditional earbud from your ear canal and hold it near your ear at the same distance that the Ultra Open Earbuds sit, you’ll notice the much greater volume and richer bass from the Ultra Open Earbuds.  

Can other people hear my music when I’m wearing the Ultra Open Earbuds?

Bose OpenAudio directs rich, deep audio into the ear canal while using proprietary technology to minimise sound spillage in other directions. In most environments and at most listening levels, people around you won’t hear a thing. If you turn up the volume all the way in a very quiet environment, others may hear that something is playing from your earbuds, but they won’t be able to hear any detail unless they get very close. 

Do the Ultra Open Earbuds have noise cancellation?

No. By design, the Open Earbuds don’t block out the world or have noise cancellation, so you can enjoy your music while staying open to the sounds of the world around you. They do have an automatic volume control feature, available in the Bose Music app, that helps you hear your music evenly as your environment changes from quiet to loud and back.  

Can the Open Earbuds connect to more than one Bluetooth device at a time, or switch easily between Bluetooth devices? 

Bluetooth multipoint, a feature that will allow the Open Earbuds to connect to two source devices at the same time, will be available through a software update  coming later this year. Be sure to set up your earbuds with the Bose Music app to  receive software updates. 

The Bose Music app also allows you to customise the shortcut function on each earbud’s button, and one of the available options is Switch Source. Setting a  shortcut to Switch Source will enable you to switch between previously connected  Bluetooth source devices with a press and hold of the earbud button without  needing to take the earbuds off. 

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Bose Ultra Open Earbuds

¹ Testing conducted by Bose in October 2023 using production-representative Bose Ultra Open Earbuds playing IEC 60268-1 pink noise using A2DP Bluetooth audio streaming at an RSSI of 75 dBm. Volume was set to a playback loudness of 75 dBA and 3-band EQ was set to zero. With Immersive Audio off, playback time was up to 7.5 hours before battery depletion. With Immersive Audio on, playback time was up to 4.5 hours before battery depletion. Battery life varies based on settings and usage.

² Testing conducted by Bose in October 2023 by removing fully charged production-representative Bose Ultra Open Earbuds from a Bose Ultra Open Earbuds charging case, connecting to a phone with no content playing, and maintaining connection until earbud battery depletion.

³ Testing conducted by Bose in October 2023 by inserting production-representative Bose Ultra Open Earbuds with battery depleted (to the point of no audio playback) into a fully charged Bose Ultra Open Earbuds charging case and charging earbuds to 100% (or until the case battery was depleted). Then, the earbuds played IEC 60268-1 pink noise using A2DP Bluetooth audio streaming at an RSSI of 75 dBm until battery depletion. Volume was set to a playback loudness of 75 dBA and 3-band EQ was set to zero. Testing repeated until the case battery was depleted. Additional earbud playback time added through case charging was 19.5 hours with Immersive Audio off and 12 hours with Immersive Audio on.

⁴ Available through the Bose music app.