Product Name: Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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