Introducing Ultra Open Earbuds. Their cuff-like fit leaves your ears totally open so you can still hear the world around you, while OpenAudio technology provides you with rich, private sound. Listen to your music and life — at the same time, all the time.
Open-ear design
Immersive Audio
Surprisingly private
All-day comfort
Auto volume
Up to 7.5 hours of play time¹
Simple, satisfying button controls.
IPX4 rating for water resistance

Bose Ultra Open Earbuds

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$379.00
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Introducing Ultra Open Earbuds. Their cuff-like fit leaves your ears totally open so you can still hear the world around you, while OpenAudio technology provides you with rich, private sound. Listen to your music and life — at the same time, all the time.
Open-ear design
Immersive Audio
Surprisingly private
All-day comfort
Auto volume
Up to 7.5 hours of play time¹
Simple, satisfying button controls.
IPX4 rating for water resistance
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Bose Ultra Open Earbuds
color White Smoke
$379.00

Product details

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What’s in the Box
  • 2 Bose Ultra Open Earbuds
  • Charging case
  • USB-C® (A to C) cable (12")
  • Safety sheet
Headphone Fit Open Ear
Microphones Built-in Microphone
Noise Cancelling No
Water Resistant IPX4
Case Charging, Protection
Bud Single 1.85 cm H x 1.7 cm W x 2.72 cm D (0.01 kg)
Case 4.19 cm H x 6.5 cm W x 2.64 cm D (0.04 kg)
Product Material Plastic (PC-ABS), Metal, Silicone, Gold Plating
Product Case Material Plastic (Hard)
Rechargeable Yes
Battery Life 7.5 hours
Battery Charge Time 1 hour
Charging Accessory included Yes
Charging Interface(s) USB C PORT
Wireless Connectivity A2DP Bluetooth Audio Streaming, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy, HFP Bluetooth, Wireless Connectivity, AAC Bluetooth, SBC Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version 5.3
Bluetooth Range 30 feet
Bose App Bose Music App

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.

The Open Earbuds were designed from the ground up to give you a soundtrack for 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 Open Earbuds’ unique shape, inspired by ear cuff jewelry. 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.

Yes. The 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.

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.

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.

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 jewelry. 

Yes. The Open Earbuds are uniquely designed to attach to a part of the ear that does not interfere with most glasses, hats, and 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.

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 Open Earbuds sit, you’ll notice the much greater volume and richer bass from the Open Earbuds.

Bose OpenAudio directs rich, deep audio into the ear canal while using proprietary technology to minimize 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.

No. By design, the Open Earbuds don’t block out the world or have noise cancelling, 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. 

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 customize 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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Quick start guide

Pause for nothing. Hear everything.


A brilliant combination of innovative open-ear design, incredible audio, and all-day comfort. You’ll never stop your music to hear the world again.

Simply astonishing sound


To the music lovers with a playlist for every mood and moment, meet your new obsession. Because you should never compromise on sound quality.

Immersive Audio

Bose Immersive Audio spatializes audio, creating the impression that the music you hear is being played in the room around you instead of through the earbuds you’re wearing.

Person wearing Bose Ultra Open Earbuds
Bose Ultra Open Earbuds

Surprisingly private

The earbuds’ open-ear design says, “I can still hear you” while OpenAudio technology provides you with high-quality, private sounds.

Be in the music anywhere — everywhere.


Go all day. Do whatever your thing is. Ultra Open Earbuds bring you closer to your music. And keep you looking good.

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"Think of it like adding a soundtrack to your life"

- GQ

Unmatched comfort, unbeatable stability.

Flexible joint. Light-as-air grip. Because they wrap around your ears instead of fitting inside them, they’re incredibly comfortable and super stable. Get your run on, run your errands — they’ll hug your ears all day.

Person wearing Bose Ultra Open Earbuds

“They stay in/on my ears, and they're so comfortable that I honestly forget I'm wearing them”

- JEM

Woman wearing Bose Ultra Open Earbuds

Press, play, enjoy.

Simple, satisfying button controls make it easy to switch between stereo and immersive modes. Doesn’t matter if you’re getting ready or getting groceries — Auto Volume works like magic to keep your music audible even as the volume of your surroundings change.²

Features

Bose Ultra Open Earbuds in their charging case
  • Immersive Audio
    Spatialized sound puts you in the music.
  • OpenAudio technology
    Rich, high-quality, private sound.
  • SimpleSync
    Pair seamlessly with Bose smart soundbars and speakers.
  • Go ahead, listen longer.
    Up to 7.5 hours of play time (up to 4.5 hours with Immersive Audio)¹ or up to 48 hours of standby,³ and up to an extra 19.5 hours of battery life in the charging case.⁴
  • Bose Music app
    Take personalization even further with Adjustable EQ settings in the Bose Music app. Control bass, mid-range, and treble levels as you go.

Why buy from Bose

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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 Available through the Bose Music app.

³ 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.

⁴ 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.

Ratings and Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit I love how they clip onto my ears. I have a different size ear canal on my left ear and I’ve tried numerous plug type ear buds and none worked. Thank you Bose for creating the open ear style ear buds. Love them and they sound great.
Date published: 2024-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like touching air It’s very nice, because I don’t feel having earphones at all.
Date published: 2024-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product better sound. Great product! The Open Earbuds are really comfortable and sound is great.
Date published: 2024-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Ear Buds EVER!!! Bose never disappoints and sure didn’t with these. The sound quality, app features, and comfort make these well worth the price. I’m new to the open ear concept and took some getting used to, but the immersive feature is incredible. You won’t be sorry I promise.
Date published: 2024-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The style I love them, everything about them , they fit so perfect , great sound
Date published: 2024-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable and good sound quality The sound quality is better than I expected for open ear airbuds, it is very comfortable and ergonomic, I use it for meetings all day long and it is very good when cycling because I can listen to my music/podcasts but also pay attention to what is going on nearby.
Date published: 2024-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent features Excellent sound, fits nicely on your ear! Long lasting battery's life too! Worth the investment.
Date published: 2024-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bose Ultra Open Earbuds I've had these Ultra Open Earbuds for a month and I could not be more pleased! I own numerous Bose products and know the quality sound that Bose produces. Buying these UOE allow me to hear good quality music and can hear the outside world makes my experience at another level. Bose has once again shown another innovative product that is worth the price!
Date published: 2024-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You don’t even feel mine your ears lightweight ! Had these about three weeks really comfortable stay on your ears nice sound great !
Date published: 2024-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound I purchased these incredible beautifully loud system and I am ESTATIC THE SOUND IS LIKE WHOA!!!
Date published: 2024-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy! Exactly what I was looking for. Very happy with ear buds!
Date published: 2024-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Erarbuds I bought these recently & only tested them out twice, but overall very impressed. Once scanning the q.r. code they seamlessly connect to my Samsung Ultra 24. I was in a quiet living room, but the sound was fantastic. They are extremely comfortable wearing them(even though it was less than an hour) & they look so elegant. These are a great alternative to buds you stick in your ear canal, I don't like the feel of those so these are extremely great.
Date published: 2024-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best ear buds I've had. Love the design...I can wear for long periods of time and they don't hurt my ears. Sound is amazing!
Date published: 2024-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny! I've been loving my new bose earbuds because they stay in place and the volume is low enough to hear nearby conversations
Date published: 2024-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just a perfect fit. I purchased my earbuds just a few weeks ago one of the smartest purchases. The reason why I say this because at my job, they allow us to use earbuds as long as you can hear the other person, but these are so convenient perfect fit.
Date published: 2024-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best earbuds ever! I don’t usually do reviews, but I have to say that these are the best ear buds I have ever owned. I thought I would try them and likely send them back, so I have been very pleasantly surprised. The sound is amazing. I actually prefer them over the quiet comfort buds for sound and every day usability. They have a very nice, comfortable and secure fit. They sound terrific. I can still hear what is going on around me when needed, but the music takes the priority so you really hear what you want to and what you need to in a perfect balance. They are also very easy to use with controls that are simple. Couldn’t be happier with this purchase, and yes they are worth the money.
Date published: 2024-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing sound and comfort Only earbuds that fit my ears!! These are amazing!
Date published: 2024-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ridiculously Comfortable! These are so ridiculously comfortable! I have an ear bud rejection problem- I've struggled with both in ear and over ear all not fitting right or falling out. These completely solve this issue! The fit is 💯! The sound is pretty phenomenal and it essentially sounds like the music is in the room versus in your ear. Perfect for rural living in the Colorado mountains and hiking/biking in bear and mountain lion country! Only small issue I have so far- the EQ when using guided cycling workouts (using my Nordictrack +iFit) that has a trainer speaking with background music, it gets a little quiet and unbalanced. I have to crank the mids and volume up. Not a huge deal to have my ears open, otherwise I just use my Quiet Comfort Ultras : )
Date published: 2024-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! Amazing product. I am considering buying a second pair now.
Date published: 2024-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleased With My Purchase I like the fact that they do not intrude in anyway into my ears, and even after wearing them for several hours, there is no soreness or discomfort of any kind, whatsoever. I live alone, so they are perfect to wear around the house without having to think about them, unless of course, the batteries need recharging. The sound quality is classic Bose, meaning, it is pleasant and rich.
Date published: 2024-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They don't quite fit my ears, but my wife likes them.
Date published: 2024-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I've been needing. These are exactly what I was looking for to wear at work. I can hear absolutely everything and enjoy music to sooth me through the day
Date published: 2024-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best of the Best Hands down best open ear on the market. Comfort, quality, durability. These check them all . Well done.
Date published: 2024-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product After I put them on the right way they were perfect.
Date published: 2024-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buds Best buds I've tried yet. I normally have trouble with earbuds staying in my ears during a good workout. These are perfect and I can still hear around me, which is good at times. The sound quality is great and the case isn't too big to carry around in your pocket.
Date published: 2024-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed Very happy with my purchase. I hate sticking buds in my ears and these alleviate that issue and still have great sound. I’m able to do my day to day activities, workout and still remain aware. Besides my over ear for travel I won’t be using any other earphones except these!
Date published: 2024-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Earbud comfort like you've never had before! I bought these earbuds for my wife after researching several YouTube videos. Admittedly, my wife has never been able to find earbuds that fit comfortably -- until now. She loves them! They don't even feel like they're there. Hats off to Bose on the fit and design. I hope to get a pair for myself.
Date published: 2024-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Cycling Like the fit. Barely know there on you ear. Great sound use them while cycling. Can hear the music and Garmin Radar beeping when cars approach from behind. Keeps me alert while riding on the roads.
Date published: 2024-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ultra open ear buds I just want to say it’s about Fing time earbuds are created for practical use! Like running jogging or walking. I don’t have to worry about wax buildup or losing my ear buds anymore. I never bothered buying ear pods because I can’t fit any in my ears. These Bose earbuds are supreme with nothing else that can beat its craftsmanship and precision for all day wear!! Ultra open ear buds are AMAZING!!
Date published: 2024-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smaller. I love that. I brought this about a week ago. I have a hard time putting them. I like them alot.
Date published: 2024-04-25
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