Bose® - SoundSport® In-Ear Headphones (iOS) - Charcoal

These Bose® SoundSport® in-ear headphones provide crisp, clear high notes and natural-sounding low tones with TriPort technology. The sweat- and weather-resistant design keeps up with your active lifestyle.

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What's Included

  • Carrying case, StayHear small and large ear tips
  • Owner's manual
  • SoundSport In-Ear Headphones (iOS)

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3364 out of 3569)


In-ear design

With StayHear® ear tips that conform to the shape of your ears for comfort and a secure fit.

TriPort® technology

Delivers clear highs and natural lows for balanced audio.

In-line microphone and control

Lets you take calls on your compatible Apple® iPhone®.

Sweat- and weather-resistant design

For exercising in the rain worry-free.

Lightweight carrying case

Protects the headphones when not in use.

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Expert rating




  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    $15 Gas Station Headphones

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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    To start off, I am not an Audiophile per say, however I do enjoy music and listen to music throughout the entire day, at any time it is reasonably accessible and won't interfere with what I am doing. Build Quality: Decent, although for a BOSE product I expected the SoundSport to be a little better than what I saw. Gaps in the "L" and "R" section of the cable where it connects to the earpiece, cable is light and appears as if it could easily rip,snag and break, or be torn off if it caught on something. Sound Quality: This is where I am having the hardest time picking an overall rating. I do not like the sound that these in-ear headphones produce. I’ve used them in conjunction with multiple devices and different equalizers and could not tune or produce a sound I enjoyed. Highs were so high they may just end up getting arrested for public intoxication. Lows and bass were unnoticeable, even when cranking equalizers to drown the speakers in a flood of BASS, they fail to produce deep sounds, while simultaneously blowing holes in your ear drum with tiny HIGH pitched sound bullets. Again, I am not an Audiophile, but come on. This is a BOSE product, a company who we all know used to lead in audio technology, but have failed to keep up with the literal hundreds of brands out there, who produce better, cheaper and cleaner devices. For $100 USD, there are MUCH better options out there. Jaybird is easily, without-a-doubt a much better option for very similar, or even cheaper prices, and they have an amazing Equalizing Application for your smartphone (free) with literally 1,000s of tuned and preset settings. To finish up, I saved the worst for last. Sound quality is so poor I have to compare them to low end (I’m talking Insignia Store Brand) bluetooth headphones. Actually, that would be insulting Insignia for making a quality product. Do not be fooled by the BOSE name, these are in my opinion just flat out, not good. I rate these as $15 dollar, gas-station headphones.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response


      Hello, thank you for sharing your review of the SoundSport in-ear headphones. We're sorry to hear that the headphones didn't work out for you, but certainly appreciate you taking the time to try it out and share your feedback! Have a great day! Bose

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love 'em--worth the price

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    These headphones sound fantastic. Once you hear these, you'll wonder why you ever put up with the tinny sound of cheaper earbuds. The ones that Apple gives you for free with your iPhone are especially horrible. These bring a surprising amount of bass, crisp highs, and an overall sonic clarity to your music that make them worth the somewhat steep price. They also come with a nice case and interchangeable ear pads so you can customize your fit for your ear size. Yes, they're a bit pricey...but if you want great sound with your portable music, you want these. Even an "average sounding" pair from JVC, SONY, etc will set you back $49 or more. I recommend you pay more and go for the high-end audio quality that Bose is famous for. In addition, Bose really stands behind their products. When one of the volume control buttons fell off, they gave me a free replacement set of earbuds no questions asked. And, even after you've owned them past the 1-year warranty period, if they break for any reason you can buy a new pair (at a Bose store, at least) at a reduced price just by turning in your broken ones. This pair I bought from Best Buy was actually a gift for my brother-in-law, but I've bought 4 sets of these or similar models over the last 6-7 years and I keep going back for more. (Don't worry--they're well made. I use them nearly every day and wear them out more than most people would.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Definite Bose quality sound. Durability so so.

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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I purchased these wired Bose in ear buds for a long trip from Honolulu to the Continental US, and didn't want to purchase a portable power source, or have to stop my sounds. The trip included 14 hours of flying and 18 hours of driving. The in ear sound quality was as expected. Lows were deep and rich, highs were crisp and even spoken voice was clear. If I were in a quiet library or home setting it would have been perfect. I chose Sound Sport expecting durability to stand up to Sport use, adequate noise reduction to play clearly in an outdoor or active setting. The built in clip was helpful and necessary because the thin fiberlike wires for connection really appeared ready to tear at the slightest twist. I could only imagine being jogging and have my device slip and pull on the wire wreaking havoc internally. While groggily flying I constantly worried that I would doze off, flinch and have similar wire disasters. Now I know that for airplane noise I should have gone with Quiet Comfort buds. The Sound Sport really allowed outside sounds (airplane cabin and even road noise in the bus) to permeate the listening experience. (Maybe this is a safety feature) I have moved to a pair of Sennheiser for my next trip. The cables are rugged and reinforced, and the sounds quality is the same high level I am accustomed to. While not "noise reduction" buds, the design allows the bud itself to act as a buffer to outside noise. At the same price point as Sound Sport, I have decided to give them a try. Bose, without question, my home equipment is yours.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best workout headphones in price range

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I'm picky when it comes to audio gear. Bose doesn't really fit in to my normal range of acceptable audio equipment. I'm the kind of guy who listens to tube amps, lossless flac files, and vinyl. But when it comes to workout headphones I know anything that fits my normal expectations either doesn't exist or costs ten times more than I would be willing to pay. Grado and Sennheiser are more my style, but the open backed Grados fall off during workouts, and the on ear Sennheisers are too hot to work out in. I altered my normal expectations and realized I needed something that would stay in my ears through intense cardio without stretching out my sensitive ears. The Bose soundsport turned out to be one of the few headphones in my price range that fit these requirements of comfortable in ear headphones, while also containing controls to adjust my music during my time in the gym. Unlike the ridiculous Beats headphones that this model competes with there's no unecessary bass boosting. To my tastes the soundsport stays relatively true to the original sounds of my music without adding anything unecessary. For the price and performance I largely can't complain. I'm not a fan of Bose, Beats, and the rest of the overpriced plastic headphones with midrange components. In general there are better brands for the money when it comes to audiophile sound quality. But I guarantee you will not find a better pair of comfortable workout earbuds.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Early Christmas 4 Me

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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I decided to buy this as an additional set of Bose SoundSport I bought wireless the first time. I couldn’t put in words how awesome the sound & clarity. This is the first set of earphone/headset to actually do what it advertised. THEY STAY in THE EAR!!!! Yes I said that. In my lifetime I have never been able to have a set of earbuds stay in the ear. I have known forever Bose is the best of the best when it comes to sound quality & clarity but just never had the opportunity to purchase the brand. Thank you Bose & Best Buy two great companies with awesome customer service. I absolutely would tell a family or friend about how great Bose & The Bose SoundSport in-ear wire or wireless headphones with great quality & clarity sound. God Bless to each of you who read my review. Going to enjoy my Bose in-ear headphones.....CYA.......I’m really .......oops......ok ok ok ........ I’ bye

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid pair of headphones

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    They fit perfectly in my ear using the size small ear piece. They actually feel secure without digging into my ear, i have to say the comfort level is superior to most headphones. Of course this would be worthless if they didn’t produce quality sound- which they do. You can expect your money’s worth in the quality. And you will probably get better quality than most brands at this price point. I use them for music and i’m a bass junkie. These do the trick without overly saturating bass tones and nothing is muddy. Highly reccomend if you are looking to spend the money. Also i reccomend buying the 2 year warranty that they offer unless you are meticulous about taking care of your stuff. You never know what is going to happen- i’ve left plenty of headphones in pockets going thru the wash, worn out the wires ... you name it. They’ll cover you which is always a nice back up plan.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Headphones are just plain expensive now days

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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I mean really. Since when did you go to the headphone aisle and see most things in the $70 and up range? Compared to other $100 headphones, these rock! They are comfortable and stay in your ear. Sound quality is great. Are they V-Modas? No. But those cost 3x the price more! Perfect for wearing while being active. And they are pretty durable. Bose makes their product on the quieter side, so you do have to turn these up a little more than other products. This is my 3rd set and I'll continue to buy more... but hopefully I won't have to do that. I still have my first set. It's a much older model (the first or second generation with the white and black cord) and I use that on the regular. The second set was purchased due to the functionality of the inline microphone and ability to change music on the cord. Too bad I dropped one of the earbuds in a glass of water and it shorted out. Thus the need of a replacement. My only knock on these wonderful earbuds is the cord length. Bose shortened the cord from the first couple of generations without the mic to this generation of Soundsport. The length of the first gen was a bit too long. Now they are a tiny bit too short to run from my waist to my ears and have enough slack...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    First time customer

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    This is my first Bose product. I know they make awesome speakers so I gave these earbuds a try. Bought these on Thanksgiving for $50 and this is how I feel: These earbuds don't sound bad, but they are definitely not $100 good. They advertise these as sport earbuds, and more than 50% of review are about how good these earbuds are for runners. I am not a runner and I don't find these that good. First of all, these headphones have zero sound isolation, which is the thing I can't stand the most. They are open sounding headphones so you can clearly hear everything around you while you are wearing them. In order to hear the music clearly when you are on the bus or walking on the street, you have to turn the volume up to a very unhealthy level. The sound that comes from these headphones gives you a very far feeling, and this is another reason you may want to turn up the volume. I am not a heavy bass fan, but this product has no bass and the pitch is high. The microphone is good though. I am totally not impressed by this product, and I think they are worth about $50 instead of $100.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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