Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones, Black

Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones, Black
From Bose

Price: $149.00 Details

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Average customer review:
(4.0 stars, based on 1539 reviews)

Product Details

  • Color: Black
  • Brand: Bose
  • Model: 761529-0010
  • Dimensions: 1.13" h x 1.00" w x 1.13" l, .5 pounds
  • Battery type: Lithium Ion
  • Display size: 0

Features

  • A high-quality audio experience, consistently balanced at any volume, thanks to Bose active EQ
  • 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.

With no wires in the way, Bose Sound Sport wireless headphones keep you moving with powerful audio and Stay Hear+ tips designed for comfort and stability. A soft silicone material and unique shape provide a secure fit that stays put and feels good. Connect to your device easily with Bluetooth and NFC pairing, and use the inline mic and remote to control volume, skip tracks and take calls. With the Bose Connect app, controlling and switching between multiple devices is easy. These headphones are sweat and weather resistant and have a lithium-ion battery that delivers up to 6 hours per charge. With performance like this, the only challenge left is your workout. Included: Sound Sport wireless headphones; Stay Hear+ tips; USB charging cable; carry case.


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

421 of 444 people found the following review helpful.
5Bose versus Jaybird - fight!
By 80 Shades
I have tried various inexpensive wireless earbuds / headphones over the last few years, and have never found a pair that beat out my good old-fashioned wired earbuds. Well, I recently had the opportunity to try out both Bose and Jaybird wireless buds. Both are similar in price, have gorgeous packaging, and have similar features. Here are the results.

SOUND
- Bose: 10 of 10. Absolutely astounding sound quality. Simply the best I have ever heard at any price, wired or wireless, period.
- Jaybird: 8 of 10. Solid sounds, fine for podcasts or casual music listening. Bass response is nowhere close to Bose, but with some equalizer settings on your device you can come closer. Competitive with most other nice earbuds I have tried.

FIT
- Bose: 7 of 10. Surprisingly good fit considering how HUGE the buds are. Seriously, these things are big. They apparently house the battery and electronics that power these (since they are wireless). But for their size, they fit fine with the included inner-ear pieces (several sizes included).
- Jaybird: 9 of 10. Excellent fit. Tiny compared to the Bose product. These also include many options for earbud size and inner ear inserts that hold them in place, but they remain comfortable after several hours of constant use while running.

FEATURES
- Bose: 9 of 10. These have the charging port directly in one of the earbuds, which works well. You can download the Bose app, and amazingly you can even read your pulse from the buds! This is a fun and useful feature for various types of training.
- Jaybird: 7 of 10. Has a separate little "mini" dock needed for charging. You can download an app for the device to adjust the sound and perform a few other "minor" functions, but I wound up deleting the app and just connecting normally via Bluetooth.

So do I have a favorite? For daily exercise use I am gravitating to the Jaybird mostly because I prefer the fit and just do not care for the giant bud size on the Bose. But for travelling or listening when I'm not active, the Bose wins out with superior sound.

In summary, the Bose is a great product - recommended!

178 of 197 people found the following review helpful.
4Extremely comfortable, good sound, wish battery lasted longer
By Critical Skeptic
Still the best bluetooth in-ear headphones of early 2017 (8/10). Let me explain.

Well, first, I cannot believe there are so many raving reviews claiming these headphones to be the "best I have ever heard at any price, wired or wireless, period". Um. Ignore Vine reviews. And then one-star reviews complaining about defective units -- well, every electronics is prone to defective units, and Bose has some of the best warranty policies, so please.

So you're thinking about wireless in-ear headphones. As of 2017, your two best options are Bose Soundsport Wireless and Jaybird X3. Here's how they compare:

SOUND (Bose: 8/10)
-- Very good and fun sound. Warm and slightly bass-heavy, although the lowest bass rumbles as well as harsh trebles are cut off (like most bluetooth headphones). I wish mids had more clarity, but I'm nit-picking here. These aren't replacing my wired headphones, but if I'm traveling, I can definitely enjoy music with these.
-- Jaybird X3 (7/10): These are slightly brighter-sounding headphones, with less bass impact but clearer mids and trebles. Still pretty good. These are closer to neutral, but high trebles are still rolled off. So it's up to personal preferences. I also think it depends on your ear fit, and if you can get a better seal than I did, then your experiences may vary (bass is the first thing to go with a poor seal).

COMFORT (Bose: 10/10)
-- I generally don't like to give perfect score to anything, but Bose really deserves a perfect ten here. This is the selling point of Bose. Despite the ugly bulky looks, the headphones are incredibly comfortable, and wires don't distract.
-- Jaybird X3 (8/10): These have average comfort, like most other in-ear headphones. Wings help a bit. Wires are heavy and tug on the ear pieces when I move around a lot. Overall, significantly less comfortable than Bose.

PRICE (Bose: $149)
-- Bose is pricey. They're known to be pricey/over-priced, and discounts are hard to find.
-- Jaybird X3 ($99). These are definitely a great deal, and you can often find cheaper deals.

OTHERS
-- Bose remote buttons feel weird to press. Buttons are big, not very clicky, and generally unpleasant to work with. Jaybirds feel better.
-- Battery life is fairly advertised at 6 hours. I get around 7 hours. I wish it lasted longer. Jaybirds are advertised at 8 hours but I get around 7, same as Bose.
-- Bose looks ugly, if you care about these things. Jaybirds look nicer. I personally don't care.
-- Bose provides a more useful case. Jaybird case's opening is too small and frustrating to use on the daily basis.

Overall, Bose Soundsport Wireless is extremely comfortable and sounds great. I wish the battery lasted longer, but I don't think any competition (as of 2017) provides a significantly better battery life, yet. Until then, Bose is still the bluetooth in-ear headphones to beat.

558 of 638 people found the following review helpful.
2A buggy product with great potential and terrible support.
By Mo Beshir
I purchased this pair of headphones to use while cycling outdoors. Before purchasing it, I tried the Jaybird X2s, the JBL Reflect Mini BT and the sound quality of Bose far exceeded both brands. It has the signature Bose sound, clean crisp sound, plenty of bass and decent mids and highs. I was very pleased with it at first.

The good
- The battery life is decent, fully charges in a little over an hour using a Belkin in-wall USB charger.
- With every session, you hear a Siri-like audio prompt confirming that the headphones are connected to your phone and tells you how much battery life is left. You always know when it's time to recharge them.
- Initial pairing and setup on my iPhone 6S was a breeze.
- At first, the headphone volume was on the low side, when turned up all the way it sounds more like a medium to medium-high volume on wired sets. The companion iOS app helped update the headphones software/firmware, which improved the volume issue. So no complaints of low volume limit after running the update.

The bad
Although the headphones are labeled 'Sport', they don't seem to handle sweaty situations very well. Mild sweat dripping from the bike helmet over the ears caused one of the earbuds to lose sound, and go into a static sound rage. Turning them off, and waiting for a couple of hours usually restores everything. After reading what other users experienced, I learned that I wasn't alone. There's a new version in the works that is currently back-ordered (I'm guessing the subject unit of this review is). So if you're buying them, make sure you get the 'revised' batch and not the initial one like I did.

The terrible (I hope someone from Bose Support reads this section)
My headphones died yesterday while cycling. It was sudden, the headphones went into a loud static signal, similar to that of a CB radio. I lost the Bluetooth connection with the phone while they were just buzzing with static. There was no way to force them to shut down. Pressing the power button to turn them off did nothing, no response, and holding the power button for a few seconds only caused them to go into Bluetooth 'discovery' mode. I had to wait for the battery to drain in order for the static to go away.

A visit to the BOSE store and a call to support resulted in having to wait 2-3 weeks for a new set without getting a loaner. Luckily, managed to return the product as defective for store credit.

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