Bose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear Headphones

Product name: Bose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear Headphone

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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 a bit expensive 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. The sounds is very clean  and it has a medium boosted bass.

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. 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.

More on Sound

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. 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 asks me what headphone should they buy below $150 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.





62 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.

  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!

  11. Hi friend. You are always on point giving the best review anyone that read about earphones. You must have out a lot of energy into writing this and I really appreciate that. I think at less than $15 the Bose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear Headphone is really affordable and cheap. I will share this post with my friends. 

  12. This came at the right time for me because I just lost my earphone yesterday, I guess it was stolen and I was devastated. I love how sleek this Bose sound true ultra in ear headphones are, it’s my kind of earphone and I think I’ll grab one. The price is also quite affordable. Thanks alot. 

  13. Dear Sujandar,

    May I not congratulate you on your persistence on writing quality review posts. Any man who devotes that much time must of necessity make discoveries of great value to others.

    I got great insights via your review post and gained knowledge about Bose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear Headphones. Every time I read one of your posts I learn so much stuff. Thanks again!

    Your review is in-depth and detailed covering all the required possible information, as always. This is on my list.

    Much Success!


  14. How about I just broke my headphones and I do need new ones! I am a huge fan of Bluetooth headphones and these look promising. My other ones charge just with a USB, are these the same? I find Bluetooth to be the best because having cords made shortages all the time. I use my headphones often so getting durable ones are important to me.

  15. Thank you for at through out review. I always like Bose for sound system. My father is a big bose fan and always get their speaker or amp to make his man cave sound like the real studio lol Anyways I will give bose headphones a try. The price is very reasonable too.


  16. Hi there, Thanks for sharing the Bose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear Headphones Bose with us. It is very high quality product and these Bose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear Headphones have a very nice design and it looks very comfortable. I have been considering changing mine since they have an excellent sound but they give me pain in my ears if I get them on for more than an hour. I think they are a bit expensive but it’s worth it. Sometimes we buy the cheapest to only throw them away to get an other ones and in the end we pay more for a very low quality. Many thanks for sharing the Bose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear Headphone. I will give it a try and see how it goes. 

  17. Thank you for sharing with us this great review on Bose SoundTrue Ultra In -Ear Headphones.Many people dream to use headphones which can avoid noise while on calls.I am sure that what you said about this headphones is true because I have a brother who has such earbud and he told me the same.

    I am not good at using earbuds but I will try this one .

  18. When playing headset, the music becomes superb to me if it’s a superb earpiece but if it’s an inferior earpiece, the music sound automatically becomes inferior to me. I just love good and quality sound and there is nothing I can do about it. I think these earpiece are real superb

  19. Thank you for the review. You actually gave a well detailed analysis of Bose Soundtrue altra headphone. I so much love the noise cancelation feature.

    Thisvis exactly what I always wanted in a headphone. I am the type that always spend most of my day in a busy and noisy environment. I believe this headphone will suit my lifestyle. 

    1. Thank you for your comment Abiodun. I think this headphones suits your working environment very well. You should definitely try this out. Cheers!

  20. When it comes to gadgets and tools, I am one of those who just grabs whatever is cheaper lol but of course, will still offer good service regardless of brands. Anyhow, thank you for sharing your insights about these earphones. For sure they are helpful to those who are into particular brands like this one. 

  21. Hi Sujandar,

    Thanks for your review about earphone when am giving it a second thought to change the current one am using because I do not enjoy it around people especially when the place is noisy. Your review shows it has good noise isolation by blocking out a lot of ambient noise. Very helpful post, keep up the good works. I am going to give it a good shot so I can enjoy my music better outdoor. 

    1. Hi Ayodeji, this headphone can take away all your worries about noisy environment. They do a good job blocking outdoor noises. Let me know your experience with this headphone,

  22. I have always prefer wired earpiece than bluetooth, my phone gives me more than enough radiation daily, I don’t want to add Bluetooth to the radiation load:)Not many people understand difference between noise cancelled and noise isolation. If Bose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear Headphone isolate noise, it is the best for this price.This earpiece look so sleek and I can only imagine it in my ears while running with my wife, she will love it too.

  23. I am an avid user of ear phones but most of the time I find myself using not Soo good quality that is why I going for those bose earphones for they have all the qualities that I desire and I dream of and ifor once will be able to throw away fake Chinese away

  24. Hi,

    I have read the whole review about this information.This is really a wonderful information about Bose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear headphones.I got to know about Bose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear Headphones by read your article. It is a really nice review.After reading your article, I was inspired to buy this headphone and I will buy this headphone.I will share this review with my friends.I believed they will also like this product.Thanks for sharing this wonderful product review.

    1. HI Md moinul Islam, it is great to hear that you like the review and it helped you to make a decision. I’m sure your friends will like this headphone. Thank you for sharing it with them.

  25. Hi Sujandar,

    This is a great review about bose sound true ultra In ear headphones. The one I am using is not soft enough for long time use and sometime voice recording through it is noisy. But it is comparatively available in cheap price. But if Bose Sound Ultra is soft and noise free for voice recording, I can consider it for my personal use. Can you ensure this quality? Thanks for your helpful review.

    1. You can definitely use them for your personal use. It has a great sound quality and it ha been explained clearly in the article. Thank you for your comment.

  26. One of the first things I consider when getting an earpiece is how comfortable they are to wear. Next, I consider the actual sound effect. That is if it produces next-to-studio sound and also if it blocks out background noise. I love the Bose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear Headphone because it is made with materials that feel comfortable to the ears. I love listening to music while working, and love using my earphone to avoid disturbing others. From the way they are designed, it seems they are never going to fall off my ear even when I bend down. That’s awesome!I don’t really care much about the sound level. My genre of music is rock, and so I do not want my head spinning off with an overly high volume. I do not have a budget for a new headphone right away but will keep this brand in mind whenever I need a new piece. 

    1. Thank you for your comment phranell86. I’m happy that the features of this headphone suits your needs. I think it can make a great fit for you. 

  27. Hi Sunjandar,

    Awesome article, I found it very useful!

    I have an ear headphone at home but it doesn’t work correctly, and that’s why I am here reading your review:) 

    I walk a lot every day and I can’t think of myself being without listening to music. That’s what makes me move:)

    My problem with most headphones is the cable. After a while each time the cable moves, it makes weird noises.

    I hope this won’t happen with the Bose Sound True headphone. I’ll check this further on Amazon. Can you tell me how long is the warranty?

    Thank you for this excellent post!

  28. Thank you for a thorough review of the Bose earbuds. I must admit that I am a sucker for Bose and I have three of their headphones. Two of them have the soft earclip thing and I find it as good as you describe. It stays put even while running or working out. Great fit and great sound.

  29. Good review on this article. Eventhough it is costly, it worth it. The best part that I  like about this Bose earpiece is that of its noise isolation and cancellation in the sense that is compatible with iOS devices and can be used to receive calls in a noisy environment. I’m already giving a thought of ordering my own. Thank you Sujandar for this awesome review. 

  30. Wow! I’ve been shopping around for a good set of earphones that actually work for what I need. Thank you for your review. This review was informative and I will be sure to check these out.

    Thank you so much. This is definitely a model I’m considering. I’ll also be checking out the rest of the site. Thanks again.

  31. I own Bluetooth headphones right now and I can tell you from experience that they are the absolute best. I don’t think I can ever go back to the headphones with the long cord again because it causes many problems down the road.  I am so glad they are perfecting the Bluetooth because it really does produce better sound and durability.

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