Bose's QuietComfort Earbuds have some of the best noise-canceling out there. They also sound good. And now they're being significantly discounted for the first time since their release in December of last year. Several retailers, including, and , have the QuietComfort Buds on sale for $199, their lowest price to date. The deal is good through Oct. 16.
Recently, Bose released a substantial firmware update for the earbuds, adding "full transparency with dynamic noise reduction, new modes for specific activities, Spotify Tap integration, audio controls, easier device switching -- and more." So the buds have been improving over time.
The biggest downside to the buds is that they're a little beefy and do stick out of your ears. However, a lot of people, including me, love the fit of Bose's StayHear ear tips..
You can also get some limited-time discounts on a few other Bose earbuds and headphones, though the deal on the QuietComfort Earbuds is the best of the bunch.