With no wires in the way, Bose® SoundSport® wireless headphones keep you moving with powerful audio and earbuds that stay secure and comfortable.
They’re also sweat and weather resistant with a battery life of up to 6 hours per charge. So nothing’s holding you back from your workout.
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Fantastic Sound, Depressing Durability
Posted by: Brolly from: on
First impressions: these headphones look and sound fantastic. I could not believe I was listening to music through a pair of Bluetooth wireless headphones. The pairing process is incredibly easy and you can pair as many devices as you want, but can only have two connected at a time. I connected my iPhone and my iMac to the headphones and they worked. This is about as positive as the review can go though. The quality of the earbuds is quite poor. On my fourth day of using them I had a small tear on the earlobe. After my second workout (A quick 4 mile long run) the headphones died and never turned back on. The indicator said it was charging but they never turned on. I exchanged them for a second pair and had a different issue this time. During a hot and humid run I started hearing a beeping noise followed by non-stop static. Very disappointed in the quality of these headphones, they're obviously not built to withstand sweat or athletic conditions.
124 out of 149 found this review helpful.
Almost gave up on waiting.... Glad I held out...
Posted by: DigitalMoses from: on
I've been a huge Bose headphone fan for years. I currently own 3 pairs of Bose headphones, one of which is the wired SoundSports. I love them. I use them for exercise, casual music/movie watching on my iPad, and also as a phone headset. The only downside had been wires directly to my iPhone and iPad. I finally broke down last week and bought a pair of Powerbeats 2 Wireless. They were a great set of wireless earbuds. Yes, the base was a little much and the buds would sometimes loose their grip during heavy exercise. Overall I was happy and would have settled on them until I learned last night that Bose had launched their Wireless SoundSports. I immediately went to the store exchange. The following should help you decide if they are right for you.
1) You want Wireless Bluetooth headphones
2) You want sound that provides a balance of sound between high, mid and low ranges
3) You want your earbuds to provide comfortable fit
If you answered yes to all the above, The Bose Wireless SoundSports are for you.
103 out of 124 found this review helpful.
Excellent and Best Workout Headpones
Posted by: Selva from: on
I've had these headphones for about two weeks. They replaced my older samsung headphones that I had previously owned for a couple years till I wore them out.
Durability: They have held up incredibly well and show no signs of wear yet even though i have used more than 5 to 6 hours everyday.
Sound: I own some Samsung Level Pro headphones, Definitive Speakers at Home Theater Systems, high end sound in my car and I've listened to many different headphones. I'd easily say that these have excellent sound quality.
Loudness: These headphones definitely put out loud volume without any clarity/detail loss in the sound quality. At loud volumes people around shouldn't be too bothered by the noise because they do a pretty good job of directing the sound into your ear.
Bass: is as good as you can get with such a small speaker and comfortable fit. If you're all about bass than go get some over the ear headphones.
Overall: well balanced sound at all ends of the frequency scale. No loss in clarity at higher volumes. These won't blow your mind with high quality audio (they're tiny little speakers...they're going to have limitations obviously)
Comfort: This is probably the biggest selling point for me. While other headphones can be very uncomfortable while lying on your ear, these feel great. You can literally lie your head on top of the headphone and you'll only feel slight pressure inside your ear, but nothing that is painful. While sitting/standing/walking/running these barely feel like they're in your ear. They're the most comfortable headphones I've ever used and sit very naturally in your ear. I'd have to say that the comfort and secureness of these headphones are alone worth the price.
This is excellent headphone from Bose and you will be amazed with build and quality.
41 out of 50 found this review helpful.
Great sound, fits well
Posted by: TechFan from: on
I have had several pairs of wireless headphones throughout the years. I'm currently using the Jaybird X2 and Blueant Pump. I use the Jaybird's for working out and the Blueant's when I'm doing yardwork at home. The Jaybird's were my favorite until I began using the Bose Soundsports.
I've included a photo of all three of my current wireless earbuds for comparison purposes and although the Bose look big (although smaller than the BlueAnt's) they fit very comfortably. The wire is the perfect length and doesn't require any cable management to make them a comfortable length for most users. The Bose earphones have a small clip on the back to attach to your shirt/collar to keep them secure, but i found i didnt need it. I was always worried about the Jaybird's falling out as they didnt feel very secure in my ears, but I havent felt that way with the Bose. They dont feel tight, but they do feel secure in my ears using the medium Stay Hear + gel tips.
The most important aspect of ear phones to me is sound quality. These are noise cancelling and can be used to answer calls as well. I was pleasantly surprised by how well these sounded. The Jaybird's were good, but these are much better. They dont have the deep bass, like Beats, but the bass is respectable. I dont really care to blow my ear drums out with the bass, so these were more favorable to my listening style.
I used them this morning to workout and i was very happy with the fit and sound of these. The mids were great, the bass was decent and I could hear the music very clear and precisely. I also connected them to my iPad and watched about 30 minutes of a movie and there was no delay in the sound versus the movie. They didnt cut out at all.
There is an app for the headphones, which at this point is useless because it only allowed me to select the power down duration and voice prompts. It appears the app is only compatible with the Soundlink around ear wireless headphones at the moment. Hopefully the app will be compatible with these ear phones and will allow some adjustments to the sound if I should choose to do so. When paired with my iPhone it did show the battery status in the margin, so its easy to see how much life is left. These came with about a 70% charge.
The only complaint i have so far is that when paired with multiple devices, it didnt switch to the other device automatically like my Jaybird's. I paired these with my iPad to watch a movie, then I turned off the bluetooth to it and I wanted them to connect to my iPhone so I could listen to music, but i had to actually un-pair the ear phones from my iPhone and then re-pair them in order to get them to work. There is an area in the app that showed previously paired devices, so maybe I needed to switch the devices in the app. Overall, these have become my new favorite wireless ear phones and I would certainly recommend them.
- Great sound
- Fits well in my ears
- Feels secure
- Easy to pair
- App doesnt really do anything
- Wished they would automatically connect to other paired device when one is shut off
22 out of 26 found this review helpful.
Posted by: SimonG from: on
Not going to be a long review because the product just don't deserve it,
Got the headphones firts time I used them after a 30 minute run ,static on the left side, try to turn then on and off and nothing changed, Love the brand so I am going to give them a second shot, exchange them for new ones and this time 20 minutes into the run, same thing high level of static on the left ear, so now I have to make another trip to the store but this time I want my money back it is unacceptable to have 2 different headphones and each of them didn't even lasted 1 hour, JUST BAD!!!!!!
13 out of 13 found this review helpful.
Good but not great...
Posted by: Cleve from: on
I rarely, ever write reviews but this item I find myself using a lot more than I imagined so I decided to chime in with my opinion. The reviews were helpful for me when decided what to try. First and foremost, these ARE NOT noise cancellation headphones which is the reason why I purchased them. I'm a Chicago commuter and I prefer to be well aware of my surroundings at all times while on the train and walking. I've read a lot of people complain about still being able to hear things, but these were designed for you to hear. The volume is adequate, but not blaring. At first I felt that the volume was too low, but realized if they were any louder I wouldn't be able to hear anything around me which is most important to me. I can turn them up to the point of not being able to hear well, and still have a couple of more levels to go from that point. However, I can't turn these up to the point where it's just too loud for me. I'm satisfied with the bass levels and quality of sound. I've never been a fan of Beats overcompensating bass and always preferred Bowers and Wilkins and Bose products because of that.
The headphones are bulkier than I prefer and the volume/phone control seems very stiff which leads to the actions being unresponsive at times. After using Apple's standard earbud controls and Bowers and Wilkins headphone controls, these are a considerable downgrade. I feel myself pressing somewhat hard on the buttons for them to work.
The earbuds are comfortable (very minor irritation after listening for over three hours) and I haven't had any issues with the headphones falling out. I use the mid-size earbuds. They are slightly larger than I want, but the real small ones are too small for me. That's a problem you'll have with all earbuds though. Either they fit you perfect or you have to adjust to the fit.
I use extremely cheap headsets to workout and due yard work with so sweat exposure has been somewhat minimal. Nevertheless, I haven't had any moisture issues. I walk two or three miles a day with them depending on the weather, but I'm not sweating anywhere near as much as I do when I workout or doing yard work.
Overall, not a bad model but there is room for improvement. I'm happy with this purchase and I hope this helps someone on the fence with regards to purchasing this product.
15 out of 16 found this review helpful.
In love with these
Posted by: BigPaco213 from: on
So I needed gym headphones went to my local besbtbuy and saw these. I own a sound link 3 and I love it. So I thought I'd give these a shot. I'm glad I did because the sound is amazing. You can't even feel these in your ear at all. They weight nothing!! Which is a big selling point to me. They didn't come off at all when I was in the gym. Also bought a 2yr warranty because 150$ for me is a heavy price but these are well worth it.
I would get these over the powerbeats 2 or JBL!!
Sound is amazing
Didn't come off at all
Also they hav an app
19 out of 22 found this review helpful.
Good not Great
Posted by: Kfitness from: on
Before I bought the Sound Sport wireless, I had the Frost Sound Sport wired with the microphone. Even though, I had to constantly exchange the headphones for going out, it was worth it for the comfort and sound. When they stopped selling them at Best Buy I decided to upgrade to the Sport Wireless. I was hesitant because of all the problems I had with the wired ones, but I decided to purchase them. The comfort isn't as good as the wired Sound Sport and the battery could last longer. Also, the clip always comes off, causing the headphones to shift dominatley to one side, which can be a pain when lifting weights. Overall, I'm a little dissapointed with this product. I always thought Bose was top of the food chain, but after buying two products of theirs and feeling dissapointed, I might had to look elsewhere for my electronic needs.
35 out of 46 found this review helpful.
On third pair. It is defective also.
Posted by: Emcivil from: on
I have been a Bose consumer for over 30 years. I purchased these headphones, and was delighted with the sound quality and the wireless capability. However, within the first week, the left channel of the headphones began popping in and out, and then stopped working altogether. I returned them for a new pair, and within a week, they would not charge. I returned them for another new set, and these worked for almost 3 weeks. Then the left channel developed squealing, static, and the set beeped continuously. I went online to see about the availability of getting another set, and see that these are not available in the store or online. It says "coming soon". Am totally dissatisfied with this Bose product, and now I am not sure what to do, as it seems the product is not available. I would not recommend this product because, although the sound quality is fantastic, I think they should work longer that a week or so.
13 out of 15 found this review helpful.
Good comfort, audio quality and versatility
Posted by: TheTechNugget from: on
In my experience, there are two types of people in the world: people who care a great deal about the sound quality of the things to which they listen, and then everyone else. The first group of people know the difference between a good and bad set of earbuds, and they know the importance of testing audio equipment that they are going to spend some money on. And they spend money on their headphones…they won’t hesitate to drop $100 on some ear buds, $200 on some decent on-ear or over-ear headphones, and if money were no option would be first in line to spend $500 or more on professional quality studio headphones. And for those who think that spending $500 on a nice pair of headphones is craziness, stop reading this RIGHT NOW and Google how much studio headphones will run a professional DJ or sound technician. Then come back and realize that $500 is not that much money.
OK, now that we’ve aligned our expectations, let’s talk about what everyone needs. Yes, I used that word. First, you need a good all-purpose basic ear bud with a decent inline mic. These are your every day buds, what you carry with you from place to place just in case you want to jam out to some Bushwalla while you ride the bus downtown, or when you go out for an impromptu walk during your lunch break at work. The occasional conference call on your way home (if you don’t have a solid in-car bluetooth setup) is easily managed by your go-to-bud.
Next, you need a pair of decent studio headphones. These are typically over-the-ear or on-ear; they have a great feel to them and put out some serious sound. These are the headphones you’ll use when binge-watching Dexter on your laptop or tablet, and while they might have a cord, they’re not an inconvenience. And, there are a LOT of these out there—many name brands and other not-so-well-known brands that get you similar or better performance for less coin.
Most people can survive on those two…but in 2016, we need a good wireless option: mowing the lawn, going for a jog, or even for one of the above occasions where I just don’t want to use studio phones or my go-to-buds. What then?
The product is the Bose Soundsport Wireless Headphones, one of Bose’s entries into active wireless audio tech. The unboxing was an absolute joy…I think good money spent on good technology should also allow the buyer a good “unpacking” experience. The design of the packaging is simple yet satisfying, as if Bose really focused on this aspect of the product. I had to cut two small pieces of tape, and the rest of the package could be pulled open within a minute of that, and in that minute no additional ripping/tearing/cutting was required. It is sensible packaging with good heft.
A handful of years ago I received as a Christmas present Bose’s basic earbud offering (before in-line microphones were important) and they served me well until one day the cable finally separated from one of the buds. It was heart-breaking. In any case, back then I immediately fell in love with the bud design, which I am pleased to say has been maintained years later. I have tried MANY ear buds, wireless or not, and none have come close to the comfort or ease of use as Bose’s buds. It’s also worth noting that these things do not flop out of your ears…ever.
Initially, I was concerned at the size of the back side of the buds….presumably where the battery and much of the speaker technology is supported…they seemed a bit on the large side and I was concerned about their weight…but once you get them in your ears, you can wear these things for hours on end without ear fatigue or discomfort. And, once you get used to using this type of bud with the grips that Bose provides, you will find it very easy to put them in your ears.
Now let’s get to the good stuff: how do they sound??
They’re good…and for their size and the fact that they’re wireless, they’re borderline great. Forget about their competitors…I’m more interested in describing how they compete with what I feel are the other headphones you might be looking to replace with these: The “average” user, the one who sports Apple’s EarPods because they came with the latest iPhone, will love these…in terms of sound, they far surpass anything the less-expensive wired buds can achieve. The “studio” user, who looks to spend several hundred or even thousands of dollars on a good pair of headphones shouldn’t expect these to replace studio gear. Bose, on most of their offerings, does a great job at under-playing their lows, so any hip hop or bass-intense pop tracks leave something to be desired. They do an adequate job…but these aren’t going to replace your studio headphones for binge-watching Netflix or jamming out to anything bass-heavy.
If you don’t have really particular tastes, or you like to listen to treble-heavy music, these will be perfect for you. Bose does well presenting very genuine-sounding audio from their headphones, and this product is no exception to that. Acoustics and vocals are excellent.
But beyond their sound output, these buds have some additional things to offer that are a bit out of the norm for what I’ll over-simplify and label as “exercise” earbuds:
These particular headphones can pair with multiple bluetooth devices, and swapping back and forth from one to the other is pretty quick. I can pause a song on my iPhone and press play on my Macbook, and the music picks up within a second or two…there is virtually no lag. This isn’t a tremendously important feature, but I could see someone transitioning quickly from one to the other and getting frustrated with lengthy pairing processes. With these, there’s not much to worry about there.
Also, for buds designed to be worn during exercise, these are amazingly easy to use and hassle free. They have decent battery life, maybe 6 hours or so, long enough to get through the trip to and from the gym, along with a decent workout between. And they stay in place. The first 5 miles I ran with them, they didn’t fall out once. They get adequately loud to cover a running lawnmower, but quiet enough if you’re running outdoors that you would still be able to hear traffic around you, or other fit-minded individuals on the same trail as you. The in-line controls are big and clunky and easy to grip and manipulate while running…and as I said before, once you get used to putting them in, you can do it with ease while in motion, as the previously-mentioned larger back section of the buds are ideally sized for fingers and hands of all sizes.
Probably the biggest surprise in these, for me, was the in-line microphone. I don’t have particularly high expectations when it comes to in-line microphones, and I’ll admit that Apple’s EarPods have spoiled me in that department: they are surprisingly great for the occasional phone call while on the move. I “accidentally” joined a conference call while using these, and sought out feedback from the people on the call at the time—no one had any complaints about poor audio quality; no one complained that I sounded like I was under water, or that there was excessive road noise while I was driving home. I have since tested with others, who all complimented the quality of the sound on their end.
So, I’ve covered the “what,” but let’s talk about “who.” I think these are a must-buy for those who like to listen to music while they work out—whether that be running, walking, weight lifting…they are low-maintenance, easy to operate while in motion, have decent battery life, and have good volume range depending on your taste.
If you actively use your Apple EarPods, you should seriously consider getting a pair of these…they can do everything Apple’s wired buds can, but they’re wireless. What’s not to like?
If you don’t work out, don’t mow your lawn, and really only listen to music or watch movies with a pair of studio over-the-ear headphones, these won’t change your life…that is, unless you use their cost as motivation to get yourself to work out more.
And, for the business-savvy folks out there: If your office phone supports bluetooth headsets, this is a great multi-purpose option for work use that you will also be able to use outside of the office.
I have been waiting for some time for Bose to release a good pair of in-ear wireless headphones, and these fit the bill perfectly. The battery life is fine, they charge in 60-90 minutes, and it will take some time for Bose to release the next generation. And, these are not my first Bose product: they should serve you well for at least a couple of years if not longer.
The only thing I can’t really figure out is why you haven’t already bought them. These are a no-brainer for at least half of the headphone-using market out there, and half of the remaining population could justify it easily because they do such a great job multi-tasking as a great all around headphone.
For comfort, audio quality and versatility, these easily earn 4 out of 5 stars. Improved battery life and slightly better bass performance would get them a fifth star. This is another solid release by the team at Bose.