Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones

Product Name: Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones

Price: $180.00

The Best Place To Buy:Amazon

Warranty: 2 Years for $16.99

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Hey everyone, this is Sujandar here. How is everyone today? Bose released their SoundSport Wireless Earphones geared towards the fitness fans out there. Now they come in two colors aqua and then there’s that all black model. I did personally pay for this at the retail price of one hundred and eighty dollars making these slightly cheaper than some premium models out there, but we’ll see how these go through.

As always, I’ll place my links throughout the review, so you can click on my links and they will give you the most updated prices in real time. So, without any further due let’s get into the review.

Design

I’m here to help you make a purchase decision. Welcome everyone to another review going over the physical features. Going into comfort, both earbuds are super soft ear tips called stay here plus. Three ear tips are included from small medium to large and of course the fit will be subjective as everyone’s ears are a little different here but for the most part, they stayed in my ears well. But not the perfect skier hold that I was looking for the stay here ear tips.

They’re not snug inside that ear canal but it rests on the opening you can still hear your environments which is ideal for cyclists or runners to ensure that you may hear someone coming up on you or maybe here traffic around you. They are very comfortable however during vigorous activities at least for my ears again the top ear wing would pop out sometimes and the earphones would not fall out though, but I would periodically have to push that top ear wing.

These Sound Sports do very well not carrying any noise into the earphones when the music is playing. You don’t hear the wires bouncing around at all.

Features

First, I do admit these are a bit bigger than what I anticipated but of course looks are subjective. Although there’s audio ports exposed Bose claims these are to be water and sweat resistant and for my testing, I sprung water all over these and the Bose sound sports still works perfectly fine.

Now looking at the right earphone there’s your power button up top. There are LEDs to indicate when this is fully charged or almost dead regarding battery life and a Bluetooth connection indicator. On the bottom there is a micro USB port for charging the sound sports and Bose is claiming up to six hours of use which is somewhat in the mid-range when you’re comparing with other earphones on the market.

At 50% volume I was able to get seven hours and four minutes’ worth of use. Now moving on with the physical bill the left ear bud doesn’t have any physical buttons or features but moving down the cord it’s thick and feels very durable while still being very flexible. Tossing these into my bag without the included case they never tangled or under abuse. They held up well.

There is an inline controller with volume up and down with a pause play and song skipping feature and this does work for both Apple and Android devices. The only thing though the buttons are very firm compared to any other earphones. I’ve also tested while pressing the buttons, you do feel the buttons slide from side to side from time to time which was a bit unusual at first, it’s not a deal-breaker but I do admit you to get used to it after your first use or two. Something I wanted to point out is the inline controller. It does come with NFC or near field communication built-in which is very handy tap to your NFC compatible phone.

The earphones pairs with your device automatically and you can use this as a headset for phone calls and testing this with my several friends my voice was very clear. It does pick up some background noise though but at least my voice didn’t sound far away or distorted. It performs well.

Sound Quality

Something to investigate when you are looking for earphones in general is the sound. Regarding sound quality in Bose’s fashion here they still provide a very nice clean audio signature. It’s not loud or brash but a sound signature that is very easy to listen to even at loud violence. You won’t have hearing fatigue after you’re done using them.

Now Bose is claiming to have a dynamic volume optimized equalizer, so the sound characteristics would change as you adjust vine up and down. I didn’t notice much of a change but it all happens behind the scenes. In general, here base is punchy fast and accurate. It’s not a deep sub bass, it doesn’t Rumble like the powerbeats2 or have a bass booster signature like the j-bird products.

If you prefer that more accurate and cleaner audio signature, the Bose performs good in that aspect regarding the mids. It is clear accurate once again it isn’t bright at all nor is it recessed or boxy it really performs right in the middle of the audio spectrum feeling unaltered, but the highs are distortion free and turn this up at much higher violence there’s no ting or ear ringing.

I do admit though the top-end doesn’t sound as detailed though as I would have hoped. Regarding sound stage there isn’t much there, but I have noticed though most sport earphones I’ve reviewed so far, they don’t provide much of a sound stage anyways the only brand that does provide a very expansive experience has been j-bird. Regarding wireless range these works perfectly walked from one side of the house to the other and downstairs as well the signal never broke or degraded when going through several walls and the first-floor ceiling.

Bose introduced their own app when they released the Bose qc25 headphones and a sound sport. It works with the same app just like the QC 35s. There’s a battery level indicator volume adjustment, if you go into settings you can adjust the power down time period when the earphones are not in use turn on or off the voice prompts and manage your parrot devices. Other than that, there’s no audio profiles. There’s no app equalizer or a music player built-in.

Conclusion

That’s everything on the new Bose SoundSport Wireless. I really do like them and the audio signature is very clean. The fit was good but not the greatest to me. However, they were comfortable again. Check out my links for the updated prices.

Let me know if you have any questions. I will be more than happy to answer all your questions.

 

 

 

 

22 Replies to “Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones”

  1. Now this is the pair I need to get since they are water and sweat resistant.  I like the idea too that I can be a considerable distance from my phone and still have decent sound.  My last pair (that were “taken”) broke up fairly close up, and I found I could not turn my head a particular direction without the sound going bad on me.  These seem to be the perfect choice for me.  Thanks for the great review!

  2. Bose is certainly known for sound quality, and making quality electronics so these wireless earphones should be of very high quality.  To support this, the rating provider by purchasers of these headphones is 4.5 / 5 which is certainly excellent.

    I am happy you were able to test the manufacturer’s assertion these units are water resistant by spraying water on them.

    There seems to be multifunctionality as well, with a USB port for charging, and Bluetooth connectivity.  There is even an app for controlling the earphones which is certainly a nice additional functionality.

    The use time also seems excellent with seven hours and four minutes at 50% volume.  I certainly don’t use a earphone for over seven hours a day!  It also has a good wireless range across the house with no sound degradation noted – even when going through several walls.

    Bose seems to add to its reputation for excellence with this product.  It has multiple functionalities and does what a quality instrument should.

    Dave.

  3. This wireless headphone seems to be pretty good value for the dollar, although $180 seems like a lot to spend on a pair of headphones it does seem like a product that’ll last me many years.

    I love how the headphones look and it would be something I would love to have on me while I’m doing laundry downstairs or doing chores around the house listening to the radio.

    You mentioned the wireless range works within the house, but how does it do if I’m outside? I do a lot of yard work and it would be great to bring it with me.

  4. One thing I dislike about earphone is constantly popping out of my ear during vigorous activity and it looks like this will solve that problem for me. I admire the water and sweat resistant feature but would want to find out how long you contacted it with water? I’m looking at a worse case scenario which might stay in water for half a day. Would it still work? Thanks for sharing this great information. 

  5. Hi… Really good review, I have always had Bose products and they are a brand I have trusted for many years. However the headphones that I am currently using are Sony and they have been and awesome set of headphones although a little outdated as I have had them for over five years.

    I have a daily exercise routine and  being summer here now it’s the sweaty season. Your review mentions that the Bose headphones are waterproof which is important to me. I like the style and they look to be very unobtrusive which is another important feature to me. All in all they look the goods and I’ll be checking them out and letting you know how I go.

    Thanks mate 

    Paul

  6. Thank you for this review. Having an earphone can be pretty awesome. I for one am a huge fan of having an earphone that has a lot of base sound. I just like to hear everything in the music that I listen to and I do mean every single thing.  There are some songs that has some tiny instrument sounds that you hear when listening with a speaker but with a good earphone you hear everything.

    This earphone you reviewed does look awesome but I would have to say that it is pretty expensive for an earphone. I have had earphones that cost less and still performed perfectly. But all in all, it’s a nice piece.

  7. This is the set of headphones I feel anyone would like to have.  However, the pricing may be a bit much for most.  I have tried this exact pair.  People that have had the experience of Bose audio equipment never look back!  I personally will only purchase Bose audio equipment as there is not a close second option in my opinion.

    Thank you for including great information along with your personal touch and view of this product!

  8. The water resistant feature sounds fantastic so you don’t have to worry if you’re caught out in the rain or sweat too much – which is a real possibility seeing as we’re heading into summer here. I’ve never used wireless headphones before – are the two earbuds connected with a wire that sits around the base of your head? 

    1. Thank you for your comment Fiona. Yes the water resistant feature can be really handy.And they do have a wire connected with the two earbuds.

  9. This sounds great, earphones without wire for sports and work.

    I’m irritated though, on your first image there are headphones shown with wires. The blue ones. Is it that such a order comes in different variations?

    If the actual earbuds are the small grey ones, they would be really very small, hard to imagine where the batteries are.

    Those are not exactly cheap so I would really need to know that they come actually wireless.

    1. Thank you for your comment. These headphone do have wire connected to the two earbuds but they are wireless. By wireless I mean they connect through Bluetooth. If your looking for some truly wireless headphones then you should check out my website. I have listed couple of those. https://premiumearphones.com/

  10. I was searching google for a review on Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones when I found this article. I am a jogger / runner and have found that typical headphones always fall out of my ears. Very annoying. I like how you say that the Bose headphones come with 3 sets of earbuds, that way I know that one for sure will fit my ears and also that they are a snug fit is important. Most importantly is the sound quality, I like techno and house music so I like it real loud with a good beat . I also like how I can get around 7 hours of battery use with it at 50% volume, that works for me. I think after reading this review I have made a decision to buy these ear buds because they will work well when I am running and they are also good for my budget. 

  11. Many thanks Sujander for the review, very helpful. You’ve been thorough enough I reckon. If your review is anything to go by, this looks like a product I want to try. I am already convinced that the features, quality and usability may be worth the $180 price tag, considering that the Bose Soundsport Wireless Headphones will work as well or even better than the other expensive premium competitor products out there.

    I am going to grab an all-black one ASAP and see for myself. Thanks again

    1. Thank you for your comment Victor. I’m glad that I was able to help you through this review. Good luck getting this on Black Friday and I hope you like it.

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