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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound without dropouts

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    Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, Listening to music, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Buttons, Sweating

    Pros Solid Bluetooth connection with extremely rare dropouts Great overall sound range Securely stays in ear Fit is comfortable Weight is barely perceptible while worn Total play time with case is 15 hours Find my headphones can make headphones play a sound if they are in range Tips allow ambient sound in for safety IPX4 sweat resistant Earbuds have all controls needed for music playback and calls Cons No option for noise isolating tips Sweat resistance is listed to decrease with age No equalizer option StayHear+ tips can cause discomfort with extended use Control buttons are tight during initial use The Bose SoundSport Wireless Free are the latest in the sport earbuds from Bose and the first completely wire free. The left and right earbuds work as a pair but without any wires tethering them together. This can be great for those who have problems with the short wire between traditional sport earbuds snagging and pulling them out of the ear. Battery life feels shorter than others at just 5 hours but with the included charging case you have up to 15 hours of use. The case is the only way to charge them and serves as the standard way to turn them on and off. The moment you remove them from the case they turn on and will be ready to use. If left on they will turn off to save battery but the recommended way to turn them off is to place them back in the case. This is most certainly a good idea considering how easily the earbuds could be lost. The SoundSport Wireless Free are larger than normal Bluetooth earbuds because each earpiece needs to house everything it needs within the small casing and it shows. Traditional earbuds could be easily overlooked but the SoundSport Wireless Free looks like you are wearing two old fashion Bluetooth earpieces that were all the rage several years ago. Not much can be done about this so if you are wanting truly wire fee, this cosmetic issue must be accepted first. About the only people who could wear them unnoticed are those will long hair. With as large as they are you would think that they would be very heavy, but they feel surprisingly light during use. You can feel the weight but they feel secure even with rapid head movement. The earbuds are secured in the ear with what Bose calls StayHear+ tips. They are uniquely different from other earbuds tips and only come in three sizes of the same style. For now, this means replacement tips won’t be as easy as buying a universal set from your local electronics store. It also means if you must have noise isolating earbuds you will have to look elsewhere. If you like earbuds to allow ambient sounds for safety, these work great. You can easily hold a conversation while wearing them without yelling. They stay secure by hooking behind the cartilage of your ear so, unlike others, a secure fit doesn’t mean jamming the tip tighter in the ear or wrapping a wire around your ear. This method works well, although some might feel some slight discomfort during extended use. Controls for music, volume, and voice controls via your phone assistant are all on the right earbud. There is a distinct difference between each section making finding the right control by feel easy. Using the controls is a little imprecise as the buttons are quite hard to press. Sometimes when pressing you may tend to initially pull the earbud slightly out of the ear. This creates an adjustment period on becoming accustomed to using the controls. Hopefully with repeated use the buttons will break in. After a couple of days of use, pressure required decreased slightly and control felt easier. Sound quality is something you expect to be great coming from Bose and with the SoundSport Wireless Free they do not disappoint. The most important part of great sound with compact wireless sport headsets where failure is common is keeping a solid connection. Bose claims to maintain a reliable wireless connection with a special antenna design and it seems they have achieved what they claim. A connection to the phone could be maintained walking into the next room of the house while leaving the cell phone in place. Another, more important, test is cross body signal strength. It seems that no matter where the phone was kept on the body, the earbuds kept a strong signal with no dropouts. Bose does not list if they incorporate Bluetooth 5.0 to handle higher quality sound. If they do not, they have done quite well with the limitations of traditional Bluetooth. Bose incorporates what they call a volume-optimized EQ. Whatever the techniques they use they seem to work quite well as sound was very well balanced throughout the range. Unfortunately, if you like to customize the sound to your likely there are no such controls unless your device offers an EQ. If any criticism could be leveled at the automatic EQ is that highs, such as vocals, could be just slightly higher. This is more of a personal preference though. For most, this will not likely be a problem as the default setting does quite well. Of course, any earbuds today will include the ability to place and take calls. Accepting calls is a matter of pressing the play button. You can place a call by pressing and holding down the play button to launch your phone’s assistant. Depending on the assistant of your phone you may have other functionality as controlling music as well as reading and responding to texts. Call quality is not usually a strong point of sport earbuds simply because the microphone is so far away from the mouth. As with others, callers reported I sounded farther away as if I was on a speakerphone. However; generally people reported I sounded closer or clearer than on other sport earbuds used in the past. Durability is an important area for sport earbuds. The SoundSport Wireless Free are IPX4 which means they are sweat and what they call weather resistant. This isn’t the highest rating in sport headphones and some car with water should be taken. A run in the rain is probably not a good idea nor is washing them off under the faucet. This seems to be a side effect of higher sound quality earbuds as other high-end earbuds often have a similarly limitation. Listed within the information is a warning. The IPX4 rating is expected to decrease with age. Overall, the Bose SoundSport Wireless Free earbuds are a solid first time offering from Bose. Although long term durability is hard to gauge, they feel very well made and as though they will last. Use is about as hassle free as you can get allowing you to enjoy using them and the sound they produce. Hopefully as Bose continues to evolve the design the cons will be improved or even eliminated. Even with the cons, there is no reason to avoid enjoying great sound to help keep you motivated during your workout.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Bose does it right. TRUE wireless!

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    Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Battery life, Ease of use
    Cons mentioned:
    Buttons

    -=First Impressions=- One word. Wow! Now this is quality. These feel like two little tanks. They have enough weight to feel solid without feeling awkward and cumbersome in your ear. The charging case in very nice. It's a magnetic charging cradle which securely aligns the charge pins on each bud. The case has a battery indicator on it to let you know the amount of reserve left in the case. Put them in your ear, and you will get that comfortable fit Bose is known for in all its other in ear headphones. Sound isolation is very good so you will have to be careful if you are a runner who likes to blast your music. They get loud but not overpowering where distortion comes into play. Sound is amazing from low volume to high. Well balanced sound with deep bass full mids and crisps highs at all volumes. Pairing is simple and they have auto shutoff to avoid dead batteries after a workout. Finish is elegant with a gloss black to match my Note 8. Buttons are a little stiff, but maybe those will "break-in" after a little while. Can answer calls and use virtual assistant with these headphones also. Things I like: +Total Wireless Solution - No wire bouncing on your neck or sticking to you when you work out. No more accidental tugging to annoy you when you are running. +Built Quality/IPX4 - splash proof and sweat proof. High quality build! +Quick Charge - a quick 15-minute charge provides up to 45 minutes of play time. On your drive to the gym, you can get enough charge to make it through a short workout if they are dead. +Case - has battery reserve of 2 charges. That means 10 hours in the case and 5hrs on the headphones. +Fit - the fit was perfect and not one single movement during my run or workout. I ran about 5 miles and then did my weight routine. Not a single wiggle. Great job Bose! +Sound - full and rich sound from low bass through to crisp highs. No distortion and great sound isolation. +Look - looks nice, high class glossy finish. +Battery Life - I can get probably a week's worth without having to recharge the case. Easily makes it through a few gym sessions. Things I would change: -Width of headphones - They stick out a bit much, maybe this will be corrected in the future releases. Nothing more than aesthetics. Nothing to do with function. -Button placement - Once I learn where the buttons are, this will work itself out, but they are really stiff and require a lot of pressure. -Charging options - These only charge in the cradle. If anything happens to them, you will probably have to shell out more cash as they require a proprietary pin charger. -No EQ controls in Bose Connect App - Functionality in the app is very basic. Auto-off timer, pairing, and renaming is basically all. There is also a find my buds let's you know where you last left your headphones. They are tracked separately. -=The Verdict=- It's simple… Buy if you are an active person or just want Bose sound in a comfortable well-built headphone set. No cord to annoy you and this is made to turn heads.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the price

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    I bought these since I always get my wired headphones tangled up or caught on something causing them to malfunction on me. They have a little girth to them yes and they protrude out your ear very visibly, but I don't mind it. The case/charger takes roughly 2 to 3 hours to charge completely and the ear buds themselves depending on single use and/or dual use can range from an hour and a half to 2. When fully charged and having both buds on you get an approximate cap of 7 1/2 to 8 hours of tunes depending on how high you have them volume wise. The higher the volume the quicker the battery life drains. If you don't have your phone or music source on you while you are about... The max distance before cut out is 30 to 32 feet. Lastly when putting these on warranty the charger is the only thing that's covered under Bose. The ear buds aren't covered. I registered on the site and the case was all I could put on warranty. I thought it was all three pieces, but no. Other than that they are a good set of headphones for whatever you need with three gel grips for the perfect ear fit and I recommend them.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant quality

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    I bought these coz I have android and ios devices that I use on daily basis so would love a product that connects to both and the quality of Bluetooth connection is really good. They can even be used independently connecting left or right. The only thing that I ddid not give it 5 stars is the confusion that why during a call only right ear phone works?? Why not both the ear phones work during the call? Is it a flaw or design

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Truly FREE listening experience.

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    Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Battery life, Listening to music
    Cons mentioned:
    For watching videos

    Intro I thought fully wireless earbuds were just a gimmick until I tried them. The listening experience is truly liberating, and Free. Hence the name of the SoundSport Free. Here’s my very comprehensive review of the earbuds. Sound As anybody would expect from a Bose product, the sound quality is stellar. Overall the sound is warm, with slightly recessed mids. Bass is powerful and treble is tastefully detailed, but still smooth. Soundstage is also surprising; I often start looking around thinking there are sounds coming from the world around me, not just from the earbuds. They sound almost identical to the SoundSport Wireless, but just a little smoother. They block very little sound. I actually really like this, because it allows more awareness of surroundings, and you can still talk to people without needing to pause music or remove an earbud. Comfort & Fit The StayHear+ tip design from Bose has always been one of the most comfortable and stable earbud designs, and the SoundSport Free is no exception. The earbuds go in with one swift motion, and with no need for adjusting, they will “stay here” (haha). However, I found it strange that my ears become slightly sore after roughly two hours of continuous wear. I have used the StayHear+ eartips for many years on my Bose QC20 earbuds with no comfort issues, so I swapped the eartips and that solved my problem. It turns out, the SoundSport Free uses a slightly different “StayHear+ Sport” eartip, which is identical in design but slightly stiffer than the standard StayHear+ tips for increased stability. (The softer, standard StayHear+ tips cost $10 for a pair). I stuck with the standard StayHear+ tips because they were plenty stable for all of my gym, and track & field sprint workouts, and allowed me to wear the earbuds indefinitely… for as long as the battery lasts, of course. Battery Life & Case Speaking of battery life, it is really good. Five hours of listening on a single charge doesn’t sound like much, but the case carries an additional two full charges. So realistically, the SoundSport Free have 15 hours of battery life, which is much more than the 6 hours of the SoundSport Wireless. They charge quick in the case, and the case also charges quickly. Using the earbuds for exercise and for casual listening, I never encountered any frustrations with the battery running out before I anticipated. The case is extremely solid and under no normal circumstance would they fail to protect the earbuds. This does make it a little too heavy to run with in a pocket, because it bounces up and down, but you’ll never need the case to charge the earbuds in the middle of a run anyway. So overall very good on the case and battery life. Usability/Reliability The earbuds have reliable bluetooth connection, with a range of roughly 60 feet with no obstacles from source to right earbud, and 60 feet of range between the left and right earbud. This actually makes the SoundSport Free a great way to share music with a friend. For watching videos: On my phone, there is always a noticeable delay. It’s not unbearably bad, but not ideal. On my laptop, however, the earbuds or laptop somehow figure out how to sync up the audio, and everything is perfectly in-sync with no perceivable lag. I have two small complaints. 1) They only connect to one device at a time, unlike almost all other Bose earbuds and speakers. But it’s not too big of an issue because it is very easy and quick to switch connection between devices. 2) For phone calls and online video/conference calls, audio only comes out the right ear. It’s a little annoying, but again, not a big issue. Design Design wise, they actually look quite good! For some people they stick out of their ears a little, but for me they sit very flush with my ears, and it looks quite slick and futuristic. On the black colorway there’s a beautiful subtle gold glow on the outside. Photos Last but not least, enjoy some photos! You can see the two different eartips I mentioned earlier in my review. The black ones are the StayHear+ Sport tips that it comes with. The white/translucent ones are the (standard) StayHear+ tips. I hope my review helps!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    By far better than Apple Air

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

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    I started out with JBL two different brands, I already own apple. I was looking for something in size wireless with a boost in pure sound. Inners BOSE. Premium Experience. Cost, Sound, Durability, check, check and check.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent headphones for running.

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    These headphones are excellent for running indoors and outdoors. They stay in your ears and are comfortable to go long distance.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for work and working out and skate boarding

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    Owned for 10 months when reviewed.

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    Had them about year they sturdy hits concrete all the time no lost sound and good staying in ears while skate boarding.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Not what i expected

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    These wireless headphones did not have the base quality (Deep Bottom) that I thought they would to give it an overall balanced sound to be compatible with the mids and the high's. And the fit is not as comfortable as I thought it would be either considering this is a high end product (BOSE).

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    great for someone that work out side

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    Owned for 6 months when reviewed.

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    it great gift for my husband and he work out side and need to listen to music to keep him going

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great wireless headphones with superior sound

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    Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Ease of use, Listening to music

    These are what you expect from a brand like Bose. They sound terrific and are the best ear buds I've ever used. They fit securely and comfortably and I love that they are truly wireless (no more cable hitting or sticking to your neck during a workout). I've gone on 2 runs with these so far and they stayed secure, were easy to use to change volume, change tracks and with the buttons on top instead of the side you don't push them into your ears to make changes which makes them more comfortable than others I've tried. They drop right in a nice small case and it charges them automatically. They also come on automatically and pair up with your phone as soon as you remove them from the case. Setup was very easy. You download a small bose app that walks you through setup and gives you a visual tutorial on how to use all the functions. I tried all kinds of different music of chill, rock, classical, rap, solo vocals, and music with lots of bass - all sounded great. They come with a high end price, but you definitely get a high end pair of great sounding, true wireless, sport headphones and with the superior sound of Bose.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Tremendous to listen with!!!

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    The Bose wireless headphones make listening a tremendous and high quality experience. I have enjoyed listening to Bose speakers in my Tahoe since December of 2005 and now the same high performance quality is experienced with the headphones. It’s great to walk around the house and not even have to have the phone with me. They are comfort fitting and the packaging was impressive as well as the helpful getting started instructions!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Bose completely wireless headphones

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    Overall they're an awsome pair of headphones. Sometimes it's hard for the left earbud to stay connected though. But I bet it's nothing Bose cant fix. I also wish they could connect to my laptop.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Ear Buds

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    Very solid ear buds. Well made quality product. Sound is on point, but some slight lag noted when listening online to videos.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good wireless headphones overall

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    I've had these for a couple weeks now the only complaints I have are the batteries die a bit too fast, and they're not that great for running especially if you sweat a lot like myself.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Boss ear buds

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    Excelent product and price, great service, thanks! Well, since you want me to write more than 50 caracters here it is, THANK YOU! I give you a 10

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great stuff

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

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    Salesman said they were great ,I say great plus.lol

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    I got my wireless Bose for my Birthday. I just the sound of them. I wish they were a little cheaper. I got them in black.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Super easy

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    What I noticed in the beginning was how the bass was fabulous and the sounds play from one ear to the other in some songs I like There just a little too big though but you can't beat the sound quality

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    BOSE Clearly at the Top of Their Game - Again

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    Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Ease of use, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Sweating

    DISCLAIMER: These earbuds have been tested using a Samsung Note 8, Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus, and a Windows 7 laptop. BOSE continues to be on top of their game. These wireless headphones are truly completely wireless and sound great. PROS: • NO wires, not even connecting to each earbud. This eliminates getting hung on collars and mere wire annoyance. • Incredible sound. All frequency ranges are covered well and bass hits when needed. • Easy BT connectivity. Easy to connect via the Bose Connect app. • Earbuds charge magnetically via battery charging case for on-the-go charging (2 full extra charging cycles). Since these buds don’t last but 4-5 hours, they may need to be charged on the go when you don’t have a power connection. Instead of having to bring a backup charging battery, the case IS that battery. The case is slightly bigger than a roll of quarters. • Good BT range. If staying in “line-of-sight”, BT (bluetooth) range was good up to around 50’. However, once a wall was encountered, 25-30’ was the max (normal BT range). • Battery indicators on both the battery case and earbuds when case is opened. Each white dot on the front of the case represents 20% of battery life on the case itself. When opened, each bud has a white light that signifies if it is charging or not. Simple concept…. • Automatic BT pairing after removing from case. You don’t have to put the earbuds in pairing mode – it’s automatic. If it’s already paired with a device in range, it automatically connects and states what it’s connected to in the right earbud by spelling out the device name. • Case locks shut – the case shouldn’t open if dropped. As a matter of fact, you have to press the button completely in all the way before it will open… that’s a slight con. A magnetic case closure seems to be a better idea, however it would likely pop open if dropped. • FIND MY EARBUDS!!! If you lose an earbud (or 2), they have GPS built-in so you can find them using the BOSE connect app – assuming they are still powered up. • Tight fit. They won’t come out of your ear when running, jumping, and other normal activities. CONS: • BT antennas can act flakey. While wearing, I can cup my hand over the earbud or put my hand on the side of my head at times, and the covered ear may cut out its sound. It’s a bit strange given the fact that the earbud’s signal to the other earbud goes through your head – but covering it up causing the sound to go out sometimes. • Buttons slightly tough to press. The main vol/select buttons on the right ear are durable but slightly hard to depress. This is not a huge deal, but having a slightly easier button to press would be nice. • After a long time, earbuds can become slightly uncomfortable in ear. After about an hour, you may need to take out of your ear to give your ear a break and then put them back in. The monotonous feeling in the ear where the wing is can cause a little discomfort. • No wall charger included. With the money spent on any BOSE product, a wall charger should be provided. There isn’t always a computer handy with USB ports, and you may want to charge the case up somewhere not by a computer. If you have plenty of other devices that comes with USB wall chargers, this obviously isn’t a problem unless they are also being used. • Phone calls are right earbud only. I have a couple other brands (wired and wireless) where calls are in stereo – much more comfortable to listen to and doesn’t overload one ear. • Volume levels vary per device. This was tricky. When testing on a Note 8, the volumes of the earbuds (BOSE app) were aligned with the volume of the Note 8 itself. That was fine because everything was synced up. However, when using the Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus, the volumes of the app and the volume of the phone (media) did not sync up at all. In this state, the S7 was actually able to increase the volume dB level about 2-3 more pushes of the volume increase button on the earbuds. In the end, the MAXIMUM VOLUME WAS LOUDER USING THE S7 PLUS THAN USING THE NOTE 8. Of course, if you don’t have multiple platforms to test between, you’d never know that. I am not certain of the volume levels when paired with Apple devices. • Still a little large in size. The earbuds poke out of your ear quite a bit but luckily stays secure with the wing attachments. With the technology and batteries in each piece, I’m not sure how much smaller they can go and still have battery life that is desired. • Only 2 colors available right now – 1) black 2) blue. If you want anything else, you may appear out of luck unless a new color is released. Overall, one of the best set of wireless earbud sets around, if not THE best. The construction of the earbuds appear well built as it was with its predecessor. I can’t confirm how well they work with wetness/sweat as I generally don’t wear them for that purpose. However, not having a wire flinging around or attached to your clothing has to be a plus. I highly recommend! Great job, BOSE!

    I would recommend this to a friend
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