I got tired of waiting and bought AirPods Pro. [EDIT: As I suspected, unlike the Bose StayHear Tips, the AirPods Pro tips didn’t fit securely, so I’m back again waiting for the Earbuds 500 & 700]
Jun 9, 2020
After waiting for Bose to release their 700 noise canceling earbuds, I’ve given up and bought another brand which has released their second version of tru wireless noise canceling earbuds. After listening for about half an hour, I really impressed with how the cancel noise and how good they sound.
This led me to a question that I think it is a tough one: how is Bose going to compete with these brands that have released at least two versions of their products and, obviously, have improved their performance? It is really a long way the have to be at the one of the top brands again.
If Bose reads this, please, do not release noise canceling earbuds that are behind today’s top brands, with 5 hours of battery life, and with a price of $499. It would simply not work as these specs have been improved by competitors.
Feb 14, 2020
There's an exciting leak video of the 700 Earbuds that came up via my Google Alerts. This is promising as I estimate they will be available by EOY given the product showcased in the video is the real deal!
Since the Earbuds 500 were supposed to be released in 2019 and we haven’t heard anything from Bose about either product in 14 months, I guess it’s becoming more likely that both of these products have been quietly shelved.
If so, that would be a huge disappointment for two products that should’ve been the flagships of the Bose in-ear headphone lineup. For years I have been hoping that Bose would release a “Bose-quality” in-ear true wireless product, and then in June 2019 they announced not one but two. I was very excited on hearing the news. That we are now well over a year past that announcement and both of these products have seemingly vanished is a major disappointment.
Several times when people have asked about these products on these forums over the last year, the cut-and-paste response is “we have nothing to announce” which is not helpful since they have already been announced. Can you please provide an update? Are they cancelled? Should we look elsewhere for earbuds? We see other manufacturers releasing update after update to their earbuds line while we wait for a product from Bose that we aren’t sure will even be released.
Jan 22, 2020
LOL!! I came straight here to say the same thing. I hate to say it, but nothing stays in my ears like the stayhear tips. As passed as I am at the delay, I may still end up making a purchase.
Nov 13, 2019
Looks like all shipping is backed up any orders made before September 28 will ship much later. I just called and they said they don’t expect mine to ship before Oct. 15th. New orders won’t make it out for shipping until 6-8 weeks. I love bose but woh, that’s a serious fumble.