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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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    Overview

    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 (3438 out of 3646)

    Features


    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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    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 3646 reviews

    95%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      $15 Gas Station Headphones

      Posted
      TinyTurnips
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • 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

        Bose

        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

      Posted
      Drumwriter
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • 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.

      Posted
      Mike34
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • 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

      Posted
      Banderzack
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • 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

      Posted
      TEXAS
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • 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 gone......no really .......oops......ok ok ok ........ I’m.....out......of........here bye

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Headphones are just plain expensive now days

      Posted
      Branson
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • 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: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent

      Posted
      Jonathan
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      These are my second pair (only because my girlfriend wanted the ones I have, but in green!). I tried some noise cancelling, in ear, Bluetooth headphones prior to these. I was not a fan. I run in these headphones and the noise canceling completely cuts out surrounding sound (as they should), but I'm not a fan because I want to hear vehicles and people around me. The other problem with the noise cancelling of those other headphones is that you can literally hear your footsteps and heartbeat, which drowns out the music. Anyways, these headphones fit comfortably in your ear (also comes with small and large ear pieces for varying ear sizes). They're light and don't bounce or make noise during workouts. The sound is superb! I enjoy the Bose definition of sound, plenty of bass, treble is great and not overpowering. The controls on the wires are easy to use and the microphone works great, no problems talking and running. I've sweat many hours in these and everything still works as new. I use these for my iPhone in an arm band, the cord is a little long, but wrap it around the phone once and use the supplied clip to clip the excess to the armband. Not a big deal. All in all these headphones are well worth the money, I workout in them almost everyday and have no intention to change.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Comfortable earpieces and clear sound

      Posted
      TheCliff
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I have owned Bose products in the past and yet I still forget how outstanding the products that they make really are. As one would expect with a Bose product, the audio quality is above par. I like that you can still hear ambient noise with these headphones, as I do wear them for extended periods throughout the day (at work - construction). I listen to podcasts/music/phone calls at about a 3:1:1 ratio for approximately 8-10 hrs/day. What surprised me the most was the comfort. Holy cow these babies couldn't be any more comfortable! I will often forget I'm wearing them (I only "wear" a single side 90% of the time). My wife jokes that I leave them in so long, that they're going to become part of my head. I purchased these after 2-3 other brands continually disappointed (would not stay put /stay in and uncomfortable when worn for extended periods). If I had to find something to improve upon... I wish they were a little more low profile/discreet and I wish the controls were available at either ear or on the combined section of cord more centrally located. The latter is do to my wearing only one side at a time for the majority of my listening. If I switch to left ear only, then the controls are dangling unpredictably wherever the right side earpiece ends up.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about mids quality, sound, comfort and treble quality. Editors have mixed opinions about reliability. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 84/100 = Very good quality.
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