Bose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear Headphones

Product name: Bose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear Headphone

Price: $129

The Best place to buy: Amazon

Warranty: 2 Year for $12.99

Rating: 7.4/10

Hi guys, I’m Sujandar. Today I have an awesome review for you about the Bose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear Headphones. So, let’s roll that inch out and get right into it. It is the company’s first boys isolating in-ear headphones, don’t confuse noise isolating with noise cancellation.


Starting of the design of these headphones, you will see that around the actual earbud itself is a shark head design which is comfortable. It’s made up of a soft silicon material which you can fit it in your ear without an issue, it just pops right in your ears. This design is a lot of like the ear tips on a Jaybird’s X3  Sport Bluetooth headphones if you have seen those headphones, in the respect that they have never come out of my ear.

For the more, Bose has included small, medium and large ear tips to make sure a perfect tip in your ear. These headphones have an inline mic on the side and the traditional volume up and volume down and the play/pause button. These aren’t powered headphones however, what makes the SoundTrue Ultra different from Bose’s other headphones. Also, the tip is designed to fit snugly in the base of your ear canal and block out a lot of ambient noise. Now a lot of people don’t like having ear tips jammed in their ears which is why the SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear headphones have a looser fitting open design that lets some sound in have become so popular.

The key to its fit is the soft silicon state ear tip, which Bose calls stay here ultra for this model. These are not only the most comfortable in-ear noise isolating headphones you can buy it is also the Ultra tips which keep the buds securely in your ears. It’s a great design, and you should be able to wear these headphones for long stretches with little to no discomfort. It also helps that the buds themselves are lightweight, they are plastic which may leave you wondering why they cost $129.00 but they are made of high-tech plastic if that’s any consolation.

The headphones come in black or white and in two flavors one with the remote that’s designed to be used with the Android phones and another that’s compatible with Apple iOS devices.


The headphone works well for making calls, and you can hear people better in noisy environments. Thanks to the noise isolation. It also comes with a nicely designed compact carrying case. As for the sound, the Ultra is an even-handed very clean sounding headphone that’s designed to make all music sound good. The bass may be a little lean for some who craved that extra hump to their low-end, but it was punchy enough for me. The trouble was smooth, and the mid-range was clear and warm without being too laid back.

I didn’t have any problem with the volume level, but some people have complained about it not being high enough. The ultras top bottom is about 10 to 20 percent lower than a lot of in-ear headphones on the market. I believe it is because that on the purpose to keep people from damaging their ears but if your hearing is a little short these may very well not play quite loud enough for you. Anyway, I like the altars a lot for both their comfort and their sound.

They are a little expensive for at $129. If you are looking for a clean sounding pair of really comfortable in-eat noise isolating headphones that really stay in your ears, then the Bose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear Headphones should be in your shortlist.

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The mic sounds good given you’re in a quieter environment but it’s not that great. I made a comparison using this headphone with my all other headphones and I can conclude that the mic is good for let’s say conference calls or just taking quick call or something like that. The buttons work just as expected but do note that you will need to get the android variant of the headphones if you want to use that on an Android phone and the iPhone variant or the iOS variant if you want to use it on an iPhone.

I think this is a very reasonable price for what you get. Most importantly how these headphones will sound. Bose claims that these headphones come with the Triport technology which is supposed to make natural sounds sound great without boosting any frequencies. The audio is very clean and clear without any type of equalization or boost and the sound is amazing.

The reproduction is phenomenal with almost any type of music especially for only $129. Well the more the closed design these headphones keep all the sound in which Bose used to have problems with when they first implanted the Triport technology almost ten years ago but now it is more developed.


I think that these headphones are a great addition to anyone’s earbud collection. The best think about this headphone to me is their versatility. My friend can be on a conference call on his desk and without any equalization or changes to go for a run within seconds. Basically, they stay in my ears while doing any exercise and sound great in almost any environment.

I think these headphones strike a perfect balance and not only the price range but the actual features that they offer because if I’m on a call or I’m going on a run or I’m just listening to music I don’t always want noise cancellation and I don’t want to worry about batteries and that’s why when someone asked me what headphone should I buy for $100 I’m going to tell them to get the Bose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear Headphones because they’re perfect for the average consumer they come with a Bose name so, I would recommend it for the average consumer to get these headphones if you are looking for some amazing earbuds that will stain your ears and work in almost any occasion.

I really enjoyed reviewing these headphones today and I want you to let me know if you enjoyed this review and what you thought about it if you have any feedback about the review. Thank you so much for reading this review, I hope you gained something from this.





20 Replies to “Bose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear Headphones”

  1. I am considering new headphones as my current ones are uncomfortable and I literally cannot hear anything if I’m using them on the train. Have you tested these headphones in highly populated areas like public transport or shopping centres? It would be helpful to know if the sound quality is good for those kinds of environments as I like to listen to YouTube on the train but it’s disappointing when I can’t hear anything because my earphones are not very good. Thanks for your review!

    1. I have used them in a couple of noisy environments and they gave me great results. I was able to hear and speak clearly even though my surroundings were noisy. I hope this helped. Thank you.

  2. Wow this pair is really expensive for me. But for Bose, it can justify enough. There is cheap ones out there, I don’t mind have a mind to take it around with me. If the wire get caught and break or if I lost it, it is fine for me. For this expensive pair, I will just keep it at home.

  3. I appreciate the review you did on these headphones. I was looking to find something new from Bose with the holidays coming up. I currently have the Bose SoundSport wireless headphones and I think the quality of the products coming form Bose is great. The ones I have work great for an hour at the gym.The problem I am having with them is they do need to be charged so it isn’t a great option for jumping in the car for a weekend get away. It looks like your model is just plug and play and doesn’t need charging. Is that correct? If so I think these would be a great option for my next purchase. Thanks

    1. Yes D.W.Mann, the Bose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear Headphones are just plug and play. It does not need charging. I hope you like them. Thank you.

  4. Silicone sounds like it would be more comfortable in your ears.  They do seem a bit pricey.

    You mention that they are noise isolating and not noise cancelling but you do not explain the difference between the two.

    What is the difference between noise isolating and noise cancelling?  I would be interested in finding out the difference and to learn which ones would help to block out the noises that you do not want to hear.  I would like to block out my nieghbours.

    1. Noise cancelling headphones use microphones to listen to the incoming sound, then some fancy processing creates inverse waves which get fed back into the headphones

      Many in-ear and on-ear headphones isolate you from ambient noise. Some are better than others. The idea here is a physical barrier between your ear and the offending sounds. With over-ear headphones, the noise isolation usually isn’t a lot, but enough to muffle the surrounding sound somewhat.

      Hope this helps shy. Thank you for your comment.

  5. Great selection of headphones and earbuds, all per description appear to be of quality. I am a earbud person myself. The headphones are too bulky for my taste despite the quality of the sound. It is something about Apple AirPods that I’m intrigued with, Siri, Bluetooth, and they can connect with all of my Apple devices. This is a union made in heaven. If they made them water-less too it would be hands down the best earbuds for me. The price is a little steep for earbuds, but Apple AirPods aren’t just earbuds are they?

    Thanks for the insight!


    1. Yes, you are correct Apple AirPods are great. No, they are not just earbuds they have lots of features in them. Thank you for your comment Dwilli.

  6. Hey, Sujandar!

    I’m actually having this issue where my current headphones are popping out of my ears randomly. And that has become really, really annoying. And I had absolutely no idea that it can be avoided, if you get a certain kind of headphones. It might seem like a tiny feature, but makes so much of a better experience that I know that I will truly value.

    I must also add that I love the fact that these ones have an inline mic as it totally adds to a better experience. In the past I have had headphones, which does not have this function, so whenever you’re receiving a call you actually have to get out you phone, which in really crowded areas is impossible without the risk of dropping it.

    For me it’s not that important for the mic to actually be really good, it’s just that I need it to be there for those type of situations. So, I’m definitely also going to check out the Bose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear Headphones you mentioned.

    With my current headphones I also have this problem when it’s rainy outside, I absolutely can’t hear anything of what is being said on the podcasts I listen to. I max out the volume, and I’m still unable to hear what is being said as the noise of cars driving in the rain or just in a wet environment in general creates so much added noise.

    I really hope that the ones I will ultimately decide on, will be able to help me with this.

    All in all, thank you, Sujandar for bringing all the knowledge. I truly appreciate that! 🙂

    Cheers and have a Great One!Matiss

    1. Hi Matiss. First of all, thank you for your comment. As you said so many people face the same kind of problem of their earbuds popping out of their ear. But as you can see this Boss SoundTrue Ultra is actually designed to stay in your ears. And not just that it also has so many features that can help. I hope you find the suitable earbuds for you. Good luck! Have a nice day.

  7. Hi Sujandar,

    Excellent review of these Bose sound true ultra in ear headphones. I was fortunate enough to purchase some Bose quiet comfort headphones about 10 years ago and have been super pleased with them. Amazing sound quality and noise canceling. I am definitely interested in seeing how the in ear headphones stack up, there are quite a few scenarios where the bulkier over ear headphones aren’t so convenient. You’re also right that having a set that isn’t powered has some benefits in of itself, nothing like going to listen to some music and having the battery die!

    Thanks for an informative, thorough review.

    Cheers 🙂

  8. Hi, checking out another of your reviews again. I like it that this Bose headphone has got ear tips of various sizes, so we can choose one that really fits! And I’m impressed with your very techy section on sound. That’s really useful for me, as I’m not well-versed in this, so I’d be relying on your inputs to decide whether or not to go ahead and get this Bose headphone. 

    1. You can always check out what kind of earphones are suitable for you from my website. I have given reviews about different types of earphones with different features. Hopefully you find the right ones for you. Good luck.

  9. Now I have really small ear canals and most buds either do not stay in or worse yet hurt! So first is there a money back guerentee of some kind that you do not have to pay for. You mentioned they have a 2 yr guareentee but an extra 13 on top of over 100 dollars seems a bit much. 

  10. Right off the bat I was impressed that the ear buds actually come in three different sizes.  That is too awesome!  There is nothing more annoying than having the buds keep popping out of your ear and having to keep putting them back in.  Ugh.  I hate that!  So that’s pretty cool as well!  These could work out great for me, too, because they’re good in noisy environments, and a lot of times I can’t control the volume around me.  Thanks for the great info!  Appreciate it!

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