Bose SoundSport Free True Wireless Earbuds seem to be the cream of the crop when it comes to Bose’s wireless earbud lineup, featuring several features that allow you to take your music on the go without all the hassle of wires and other hardware getting in your way. But how do they really stack up? Let’s find out!
The first thing I noticed when I took the package out of the box was how light and compact it is. The earbuds feel incredibly high quality and as soon as I put them in my ears, they were a perfect fit. You can easily adjust the size by bending them to make them slightly larger or smaller, so no matter what shape your ears are, these earbuds will fit you.
The Bose app that you download from Apple’s App Store or Google Play lets you customize different sound settings for every situation so that there is never any music that isn’t sounding exactly how you want it to. It also lets you choose between three levels of noise cancellation (no noise cancellation, low noise cancellation, and high noise cancellation).
For example, if I’m in an environment with lots of background noise like on a bus or train then I’ll use the high level of noise cancellation so that it drowns out all other sounds. However if I’m sitting at home then I’ll probably just turn off the noise cancelling feature since there won’t be any outside distractions.
The battery life lasts about five hours which means that if you’re planning on using these during your entire workout then you’ll need to charge them before hand since they don’t come with a case for storing their battery power like other headphones do.
Design & Features
The first thing I noticed when I opened the box was that these earbuds were much larger than any other pair of headphones I had seen before. This may sound as a negative feature, but in my opinion it is not because the size is one of the main advantages to this product. They don’t get lost or entangled like many other small earphones do, and they also allow for comfort if you are planning on running or exercising.
The features of these earphones can be accessed via your smartphone as well by downloading the Bose Connect app from your respective App Store. With this app you can make adjustments to settings like auto pause which automatically pauses whatever music you are listening to once you remove an earphone from your ear and resumes playing after one is inserted again.
The sound quality is very good, I was impressed. The battery life is decent with a little over 4 hours of use before needing to be charged again. The charging port on the side of the left earpiece also works well and feels like it will hold up over time as opposed to being delicate and easily broken.
Lastly, pairing is easy with Bluetooth and there are controls on both sides so you can switch from taking calls to listening to music without skipping a beat. If you’re looking for comfortable wireless earbuds that have great sound then this is definitely a good option! They stay in my ears better than most other brands I’ve tried too.
It’s hard to find a set of wireless earbuds that don’t slip out or fall out all the time, but these Bose ones stay put nicely. There are three different size sets of buds (S/M/L) which makes them even more customizable.
My only complaint would be that sometimes when wearing these for long periods of time they start to hurt a bit around my neck because they aren’t adjustable at all. All in all though, this is one pair of wireless earbuds I’m really happy with and would recommend them to anyone who needs some new headphones!
Audio quality is exceptional, with rich bass and crisp high notes.
Noise cancellation is one of the best in the business, meaning you’ll be able to hear your music clearly even if there’s lots of background noise. The earphones do this by allowing users to customize how much outside sound they can hear.
The company also claims that these are the first Bluetooth headphones to have both an IPX4 water resistance rating and a sweat-resistant coating – features perfect for runners who want something a little extra-sturdy without compromising on comfort. With eight hours of battery life per charge, you’ll get plenty of use out of them before needing to recharge. Finally, the SoundSport Free earphones come with three different sized rubber eartips for custom fitment and an optional S (small) or L (large) carrying case so you don’t lose them while working out.
All-in-all, these are some of the most comfortable true wireless earbuds we’ve tested and their excellent audio quality make them great for running. They’re also compatible with all Bluetooth enabled devices, not just Apple products. But at $249, they may be a bit pricey for what you’re getting; many similarly priced pairs offer similar performance but include accessories like charging cases and more styles to choose from.
The Bose SoundSport Free earbuds are a welcome new take on the true wireless earbud design. They’re easily one of the best-sounding, most comfortable wireless earphones available at this time. If you’re looking for a set of wireless earphones that have all the right ingredients – and none of the wrong ones – these are your answer.
The battery life is just shy of 10 hours per charge, which should be enough to get you through an entire day without issue. The foam tips that come in each box are wonderful; they provide great noise isolation so as not to have any external noise seep into your listening experience. The fit is customizable, with three different sizes of earpieces included in the box.
While there’s no carrying case included with the purchase, there are silicone gel covers for protecting them when not in use. These also help them stay connected to each other by preventing them from tangling. Overall, these headphones offer a ton of comfort and performance at an affordable price point, making them our Editor’s Choice among true wireless earbuds currently on the market.