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Compare Logitech Zone True Wireless and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds

This review provides a detailed comparison of the technical design specifications between the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds versus Logitech Zone True Wireless Earbuds.

Logitech Zone True Wireless Earbuds
Logitech Zone True Wireless Earbuds

Release Date

The Logitech Zone True Wireless Earbuds are scheduled to release on 1 October 2021, which is about 1 year after Bose QuietComfort Earbuds was released. As there are no new Bose earbuds in 2021, this review finds out if there are good reasons to upgrade to the upcoming Logitech True Wireless Earbuds.

Logitech Zone
True Wireless (ZTW)
Bose
QuietComfort Earbuds (QC)
Release date October 2021 29 September 2020

For ease of referring to either model, we will be using the above acronyms.

Bose QuietComfort
Bose QuietComfort

Form Factor

Tech Specs Logitech Zone
True Wireless (ZTW)
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds (QC)
Form Factor
Size (each earbud) 27.4×26.3
x15.9mm
38.1×25.4x28mm
1.5x1x1.1 in
Weight (each earbud) 6.5g 8.5g
Earbuds IP Rating IP68 IPX4
Control Type Button Touch
  • The Bose QC is about 43% larger than the Logitech ZTW, which is why users complain about the size.
  • Bose QC is also 30% heavier than the Logitech ZTW.
  • Logitech ZTW earbuds have a sealed casing that is rated IP68, which means it is protected from dust and water, including submerging in water.
  • Logitech ZTW earbuds use a physical button, which is preferred by some users as long as it is not too hard to press. Others have preferred the touch button.
Logitech Zone True Wireless Exploded View
Logitech Zone True Wireless Exploded View

Audio, Microphone and Comfort

Tech Specs Logitech Zone
True Wireless (ZTW)
Bose
QuietComfort (QC)
Audio (Speaker)
Driver 12mm
Frequency Response 20-20kHz
Audio Codec SBC, AAC
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) Yes Yes
Transparency (Hear Through) Yes Yes
Microphone
Mems Microphone per earbud 3 4, Right Side Only
Wind Noise Reduction Yes Yes
Comfort
Pressure Relief/Vent Nil Nil
Use either earbud independently TBC Nil
Ear Wings for Fitting Yes Yes
  • There is not much difference in the audio specifications. We will need to wait for the Logitech ZTW to be released to compare the actual sound quality. Logitech is up against a very strong competitor, Bose, who has been selling audio equipment since 1964.
  • A major drawback of Bose QuietComfort is that it has 4 mics, but they are all located on the right side earbud. Both earbuds need to be used at the same time, and only the right side can be used alone. This is similar to existing Jabra earbuds.

Connectivity and Sensors

Tech Specs Logitech Zone
True Wireless (ZTW)
Bose
QuietComfort (QC)
Connectivity
Bluetooth Version 5 5.1
Operating Range 30m 9.144m
Wireless Connect w/USB-A Dongle Yes No
Paired Devices in Memory TBC NA
Multi-Connect and Switching 2 No
Sensor
Proximity/Optical/Ear Sensor Yes Yes
Bone Conduction Sensor (VPU) Yes No
  • Both models use Bluetooth 5 and their range should be quite similar at about 10m. The 30m range for Logitech Zone True Wireless could only be for a line of sight and indoor environment.
  • Logitech ZTW is the only manufacturer so far that includes 2.4Ghz, wireless connection via USB-A Dongle. This provides an alternative to the Bluetooth connection.
  • Another drawback with the Bose QuietComfort is that it cannot multi-point or multi-connect to two devices at the same time. Logitech allows multi-connect to and switchable between 2 devices.
  • The Logitech also has the new Bone Conduction Sensor, which is only present in the latest and high-end models such as the Sony WF-1000XM4 and the upcoming Jabra 7 Pro.
What is the use of Bone Conduction Sensor in Earbuds?

When you speak, the bone conduction sensor picks up the sound vibration of the cheekbones caused by your voice. This helps to eliminate the surrounding noise including wind.

Battery Life and Charging Case

Tech Specs Logitech Zone
True Wireless (ZTW)
Bose
QuietComfort (QC)
Battery Life
Music Time (ANC Off) 12h 6h
Music Time (ANC On) 9h
Total Time + Charge Case (ANC On) 31.5h 18h
Charging Case
Size 74.5×39.8x25mm 88.9×31.8×50.8mm
(3.5×1.25x2in)
Weight 46g 77g
Qi-Certified Wireless Charging Yes Yes
USB-C Connector Yes Yes
Fast Charge For 1-hour usage 2.5mins 7.5mins
  • The Logitech Zone True Wireless is clearly a winner with a significantly longer battery life, smaller and lighter charger case. The fast charge for 1-hour usage is only 2.5 mins, which is 65% faster than Bose.

Conclusion

There is a lot of reasons to upgrade to the Logitech Zone True Wireless Earbuds when it is released in October 2021. It also has a longer, 2 years warranty as compared to Bose’s 1-year warranty.

The other close competitor with the Logitech Zone True Wireless Earbuds would be Jabra Elite 7 Pro and Jabra Elite 7 Active, and the Sony WF-1000XM4.

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