Bose SoundSport In-ear Headphone was designed for the sports and working out, but also eligible for the regular all-around use brought to us by the headphone manufacturer Bose. It is not a big secret that inspiring music encourages better workout results, which is why we wrote this detailed review about this model, highlighting the comfort, portability, reliability, performance, and more importantly the quality of the sound output.
Whether does the Bose SoundSport In Ear Headphone live up to its’ purpose, or is it just another pair of the average headphones that don’t live up to its’ expectations, you can find out below.
- A high-quality audio experience, consistently balanced at any volume, thanks to Bose active EQ. Connectivity Technology: Wireless
- Wireless convenience, with easy Bluetooth and NFC pairing aided by voice prompts
- Exclusive Stay Hear+ tips keep the headphones comfortably in place during workouts
- Sweat and weather resistance for reliability while exercising
- Up to 6 hours battery life per charge. Please refer the User Guide before use.
The Features of the Bose SoundSport In Ear Headphone
The features are what makes the headphones special and unique. It is important to note that the Bose SoundSport in-ear headphones are very feature-rich. The features of the Bose SoundSport in-ear headphones are:
The NFC and Bluetooth Connection
These headphones have wireless connectivity, which means that you can connect it to your compatible device via the Bluetooth. The Near-Field Communication (NFC) is also available if you have a compatible device.
The headphone connects very fast and provides a painless range of up to 10 meters of the stable connection. The decent Bluetooth connection is crucial in wireless headphones, and the Bose SoundSport In Ear Headphone hold a stable connectivity, which prevents the other devices to pair up with your headphones.
Perfectly optimized Bose EQ
Many headphones have the unwanted frequencies and distortions. Thanks to the Volume-optimized EQ, you can listen to your favorite music regardless of the volume. The sound that will come out will be well-balanced, and more importantly, detailed and full of crisp.
Fairly water and sweat-resistant
We all sweat. Whether do you work out in the gym or run in nature, the sweat can affect our headphones and damage them. Being fully covered in sturdy plastic, the Bose SoundSport are respectfully water- and sweat-resistant. So, if you have to work out in the rain, or you sweat a lot in your fitness runs, do it accompanied with your favorite music.
The headphones that fall out of our ears over and over can get extremely annoying. Although slightly bulky, the futureproofed shape covers your ears firmly, preventing your headphones from falling. Various brands focus on making quality sounding headphones, however, they lose the concept of stability in the process. The shape which stays in the ears ensures that your focus is entirely directed towards the working out, without worrying about the earbuds falling down.
Design of Bose SoundSport In-ear Wireless Headphones
When we started testing the build and reviewing the design, the differences in the design of the wireless model compared to the wired model couldn’t go unnoticed. Unlike the wired Bose, which came out thinner than expected, the wireless model was far bulkier for our taste. But, given that the wireless model stores additional components such as the Bluetooth and NFC connector, and the battery that is in charge of powering the headphones, the bulkier design cannot be a deal breaker.
Wired Bose SoundSport In Ear Headphones
The Intuitive StayHear+ Sports Tips
The Bose introduced the new technology for the SoundSport Wireless headphones called StayHear (read more), which is applied on the ear tips. They help the headphones stay on ears without falling out even during the most demanding workouts.
The redesigned shape features a soft and convenient silicon material that covers the tips. It successfully stays on the ears and allows the user to perform even the most intense workout sessions without feeling uncomfortable while wearing them.
The simple Control and the Microphone
The powering and pairing with the NFC and Bluetooth is extremely easy. It is performed by manipulating the button located on the top of the right earbud. There is also an in-line microphone and remote for playing control.
The microphone works nicely, the voice is clear and loud enough that the other person on the call can hear you normally. You can also use it to initiate the voice commands, while the playing control lets you uninterruptedly to change the volume and lower it but also skip and play your favorite songs.
It is also important to mention the wire which connects the earbud. It is firmly and stably engineered and it prevents the jumping and moving around during the running times, which is beneficial compared to the vast majority of the competition sports headphones.
The overall design of the Bose SoundSport headphones is sturdy, durable, and slightly bulky. It also doesn’t hurt to mention that the in-ear headphones are available in four colors: Black, Citron, Power Red, and Aqua.
Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones Performance
We have exposed the Bose SoundSport In ear headphones to various performance tests in order to see their true capabilities. We were pleased with the design in all aspects, including the quality of the sound, bass, noise-isolation, and durability. If you are looking for the lasting quality, with warm audio output, the Bose SoundSport wireless headphones are one of the best choices that you can get in this price range.
If you’re looking for the headphones that will produce a detailed and warm sound which makes the music sound lively, then the SoundSport wireless headphones are for you. They are perfect for running, weightlifting, and pretty much everything that includes an intense workout.
The sound was full of crisp and very detailed, backed up with the low-frequency, ground shaking, powerful bass, thanks to the pristine, premium imbued components inside of them.
If you are a fan of the fast and dynamic music that can encourage you to run faster and work harder, you are making no mistake when springing for the Bose SoundSport.
It is very important to say, that you won’t be exposed to sloppy sounds that bring nothing but the disappointment, and with the quality they deliver, it would be hard to believe that they are wireless. In our testing process we have listened to the different genres of music and regardless of which song we heard, the result the SoundSport headphones delivered was the utmost amazing.
Many headphone manufacturers have promised to release the headphones that completely isolate the sounds from the outside environments. And while many of them are sticking with their promise, many still deliver poor quality in terms of the noise cancellation.
The Bose decided to deliver the buds that don’t stick deeply into the ear, and thus exposure of the ear-damage, but still deliver the earbuds that will successfully isolate the outside ambient sounds.
This means that the SoundSport are not only perfect for running because they completely turn off the sound of the car, and wind, but also studying and working because they stimulate you to entirely focus on what you’re doing.
The Bose SoundSport Wireless headphones were built of plastic, which explains the water-resistant performance. However, they were built to last. They will efficiently serve you throughout the years of working out, but also the regular day-to-day use.
The wire that connects the earbuds seems fragile at first, but after a few times of use, you will get used to it and stop worrying that it will break, as it hangs firmly, and doesn’t slap you in the face while you move.
The SoundSport have a decent battery which extends to about 6 hours of constant use. While this is sufficient to some, it is far from perfect, given that many headphones in the competition can last three times more.
The Bose Connect App for Android and iOS
Bose introduced the free application for Android and iOS devices that pairs with the headphones. It supports your pairing list management, it also regulates the auto power off settings. This allows the headphones to turn off automatically if you’re not using them for some time. The application also gives an information about the current battery life of the headphones and will give you a voice notification when it is nearing the end.
The good and bad of the Bose SoundSport
The features-rich SoundSport headphones carry a lot of advantages that equip with them. Unfortunately, it comes with a disadvantage too. If you can put up with it, they make excellent sports wireless headphones.
- Amazing Connectivity
- Superb sound
Value for the Price
Even though it comes with a cut-down battery life, the Bose SoundSport in-ear wireless headphones are a wonderful buy for the price. They aren’t affordable, but they aren’t the most expensive headphones in the market too. The price respectfully fills in for all the criteria and will serve well to either rookie and senior sports enthusiasts.
All in all, the Bose SoundSport In Ear Wireless Headphone are pristine looking headphones, special mostly for the convenient fit and comfort level. In terms of performance, they delivered the deep sound and a powerful bass. They are far for perfect, however, if you are looking for the mid-priced headphones that will stay in your ear, feel comfortable, and deliver the crispy sound, we recommend the Bose SoundSport wireless headphones.