Bose SoundSport Free Wireless Headphones, Black
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- Play or pause tracks and access your phone's Siri or your Google Assistant right from the earbud
- Stay Hear+ Sport tips on each lightweight earbud stay comfortably and securely in place all workout long
- Up to five hours of playtime off each charge powers you through almost any workout
- Voice prompts talk you through easy Bluetooth pairing
- 1 year Warranty
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Completely wireless, comfortable and stable. Sweat and weather resistant, too. With sound that's completely Bose
Wiresless Headphones with zippered case
From the manufacturer
No wires. No compromises.
Bose obsessed over every detail to create earbuds with a strong and reliable signal. So all you hear is your music, with the kind of clear, powerful sound that takes your workout to the next level.
Sweat and Weather resistant
Don't sweat your sweat (or the rain). The earbuds are made with water repellent mesh (with an IPX4 rating) to make sure you can push your workout to the max without sacrificing performance.
Shaped to stay put and feel good.
Don’t worry about your earbuds falling out. StayHear+ Sport tips (3 pairs in sizes S/M/L included with purchase) and an angled nozzle provide a secure and comfortable fit. So go ahead and put your body to the test. Your headphones will be right there with you.
Calls, commands and easy control.
Take a call, play or pause tracks, change the volume or access your phone’s Siri or your Google Assistant right from the earbud. And voice prompts make Bluetooth pairing a breeze.
Track lost buds and more.
Worried you lost an earbud? Don’t be. Just use the “Find My Buds” feature of the Bose Connect app to track when and where your headphones were last connected to your phone. Still having trouble finding your earbuds? Don’t worry, an audio signal from the headphones can alert you to their location. You also can manage Bluetooth connections, switch between devices, personalize your settings and get software updates.
Charge it on the go.
The magnetized case protects your earbuds and holds them in place while they travel in your gym bag. And while it holds them, it charges them, too. It can deliver two additional charging cycles, or up to 10 hours of battery life.
|SoundSport Free wireless headphones||SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones||SoundSport wireless headphones|
|Truly wireless earbuds||Wireless headphones||Wireless headphones|
|Sweat and weather resistant (IPX4 rating)||Sweat and weather resistant (IPX4 rating)||Sweat and weather resistant (IPX4 rating)|
|Easy Bluetooth pairing||Easy Bluetooth pairing||Easy Bluetooth pairing|
|StayHear+ Sport tips for stability||StayHear+ Sport tips for stability||StayHear+ Sport tips for stability|
|Up to 5 hours battery life per charge||Up to 5 hours battery life per charge||Up to 6 hours battery life per charge|
|Track lost earbuds with the “Find My Buds” feature||Built-in heart rate sensor||NFC pairing|
|Charging Case||NFC pairing||Charging Case|
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I'm running Firmware version 1.4.5
Superb. I own several headsets (Sony, Beats, Sennheiser, Bose, Apple) and these are excellent. Perfect for those that are athletically active with sound that's delivered crisp and clear, pleasing bass fans such as myself. Comfort level is outstanding and controls are relatively easy to use (some effort pushing the buttons and there is a slight delay on the actual volume control adjustment time, though not a big deal). These are not noise cancelling, but if you're someone for example who jogs where cars are, etc., these block out enough sound, but let in enough noise to keep you cognizant of your surroundings. 5 stars here for the use their intended for (they are named "SoundSport").
Yes, there is a delay - but here is where it resides. If you're using your Phone or Tablet to watch video on a site like YouTube, you most likely will notice the delay in voice to mouth (on either an LTE or WiFi network connection). It's aggravating. However, when I run the same video on a laptop or desktop - there's no delay (same WiFi network). If you have a video that is downloaded, you will not notice a delay at all, no matter the device. With that said, if you're an avid YouTube watcher who uses a phone or tablet for those videos - I'd recommend against purchasing these. 4 stars here - and less if you're someone who streams video to one of the device types I mentioned.
Typical Bose quality - very good to excellent. In ear the buds are extremely comfortable and the battery meets the Bose listed duration time. The case is great (though it will never beat the Apple AirPod case - but again nothing will), charges quickly, and easy to pack away and not worry about charging for the day. Connecting to devices is simple, and the Bose app will update the firmware of the buds over bluetooth - convenient for even the non-technical person. I haven't personally experienced any drops, which have been reported by others, but I wouldn't doubt those issues usually due to interference - something that simply can't be avoided (though some may be worse than others). 4.5 stars here because it's not the Apple AirPod case.
I'm giving these a 4 star rating because they're not perfect for all intended use. While it covers most of what I personally intend to use these for, it's disappointing to witness issues right out of the box regarding video audio delay on portable devices. This issue can be remediated via a software update, but I'd recommend that Bose properly test out 'all' device streaming before releasing future updates. If you're someone who plans to just use these specifically for the audio experience of music, then I'd highly recommend them. You won't experience the drag of wires, uncomfortable ear hooks, or the concern that they may fall out. To summarize, great for those athletically active or music-holics looking for a smaller footprint to carry around, and bad for those looking for a great 'streaming' video experience on 'portable devices.'
Returning them and got Jabra Elite 65t. They meet all my criteria for a true wireless earbuds.
Left ear sound cutout--this happens when there is electronic interference; walls/floors with certain materials in between you and the bluetooth source; too much distance between you and the bluetooth source; or sometimes outside when there is not sufficient reflecting surfaces to bounce the bluetooth signal back to the earbuds. I tested the SSF against the AirPods and X3's in identical and varied conditions. The SSF perform the same as the AirPods. The X3's are worse. ALL bluetooth earbuds will cutout under certain conditions. The SSF's are no worse than the others. I am OK with this cutout issue given my use cases and am used to it from the other
Video Syncing--This is only an issue for me viewing Youtube on an iPhone 7+ or iPhone X. Other video sources do not have a syncing issue.
AirPods are better with the syncing. This is not an issue for me.
Noise Cancelling--As far as I am aware there are NO noise cancelling bluetooth earbuds. To do proper noise cancelling you need a signal processing module that in the QC20's is in the external controller and in the QC 25's is in the ear cans. There are bluetooth noise cancelling cans but I haven't found any that both have good noise cancelling and excellent music quality. For example, the Bose bluetooth QC35 music quality is inferior to the wired QC25's and the Sennheiser Momentum's have good music quality but inferior noise cancelling.
Size, Fit, Comfort and Look --- much better and secure fit for me than the AirPods which fall out from my ears and are worthless for working out. My QC20's are slightly more comfortable for extended use. X3's and AirPods are also more comfortable for extended use but only slightly. As to the size and look this is not that important to me. I think they look cool and better than AirPods but this is a very subjective point.
Phone call quality and phone only through right earbud--I find the call quality, both microphone and listening to be better than the AirPods and I use the SSF's for an hour or so of calls per day. As to not having calls out of both buds, I normally just use 1 AirPod at a time when on calls as I find this to be better for mental processing. Same with the SSF's but you are limited to right as opposed to right or left. I like to switch between ears so this is a slight negative.
Music Quality--Far superior to any other bluetooth earbuds, rival my wired QC20 wired buds and are better than my QC25 cans. I listen exclusively via Spotify with songs that have been downloaded to my phone at the extreme highest bitrates. This why I use earphones and I just cannot tolerate poor music quality for an extended period of time. The SSF's are great for this reason and why they get 4 stars. Nothing else compares in a wireless bud form.
11/14 Updated to 2 stars:--the bluetooth connectivity issue (i.e. frequent cutting out in left earbud) has become more bothersome. Called Bose product support. they said that their engineers are working on a fix for this and the video sync issue (which I can live with). However, they were unable to extend my 30 day free return period until the fix is delivered. Therefore am returning buds to Amazon today. I would recommend that new purchasers wait until this fix is out since we don't know if the fix will be able to be applied to the first generation hardware which is now being sold, or if a hardware modification is required.
I guess if you plan to only wear them inside, they are great. Very disappointed.