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

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 4418 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love these!

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    Altarocks
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    I bought these to use in the gym to connect to the AV line out on the equipment (bluetooth headphones can't connect). I am very impressed by the fit and comfort - they stay in without needing constant adjustment and are the most comfortable in ear headphones I've owned - my ears don't hurt even after an hour or more of use. Sound quality is very good. I have the QC 35 for home use, but find myself using these at home just as often. BTW, I bought the iOS version even though I use Android. I didn't expect any of the inline controls to work and that was ok since these were 1/2 off. The volume buttons don't work for me but I was pleasantly surprised to find that the pause/resume button works. Haven't tried the mic yet. They do allow quite a lot of ambient noise in - that's usually preferred for sports phones so you don't get squashed by an unheard vehicle. Wish they blocked a little more outside noise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One missed aspect but quality is great!

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    Khippert
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    The sounds quality you get from these are great in every aspect. The one crutial aspect I bought these were because they state sweat resistant; because when working out I sweat like a mammoth. The buds do a great job of keep sweat out of your ear as long as you have the correct ear piece on. The crutial part that is missing is the something to prevent sweat from affecting the inline controls. It's usually about a year in that I always have to replace them because of the sweat dripping on this. About a year in they will start to activate Siri, pause/play songs, skip songs, low hum or buzz, and more. Rendering them pretty useless. BOSE has top quality sound but slightly missed the mark on really making these sweat resistant. I realize sweat resistant isn't proof, but the placement of the in-line control should be moved. Personally I'm not talking on the phone (or plan to) when working out; so I would want this removed or some snap-on case to cover it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good earbuds for a good price

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    Jinxiefied
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    The first day since I bought them I had a hard time wearing them since feel a bit uncomfortable at first. The quality of the sound is good for the price but compared to my Akgs that came with my S9+ and Note 9......well they are ok......only reason I got them was because my akg earbuds passed away....so anywho....within the first week the aux tip some how bent to the side and I had to replaced them because they stopped working.....I'm on my second pair and its may 30 and my earbuds are already having a bit of an issue with the sound....since whenever I listen to music it sounds like I got my volume at max when I only have it on low or medium and sounds with static

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Sound, adequate bass....

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    VladPitt
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    I've had the first gen bose earbuds,I use them for running and they sounded good but only lasted a few months ..so I move to other brands, from Philips, Polk Audio, B&W , Sony...etc they all serve the purpose, for exercising only..I bought this for the sale price and I wanted to try them for running..they are okay for running not as efficient as the Polk Audio with the bendable earhook , the sound is good if your source is good. I used lossless hi res music player so they convey what my player is capable of. The bass is adequate and mid is very good no highs here...but I have better headphones for music so I am not really concerned about the sound of this.. again only for running...There are better running earbuds out there for stablilty like the Polk Audio, but for the price I would recommend them...minor complain is the straight jack, would prefer right angle one..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good Gym Headphones

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    ballerindaback
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    I sweat profusely when I run from inside and around the ears. These headphones have held up pretty well over the past month. The sound quality is awesome compared to most gym headphones I've used. I typically run 5-1/2 to 6-1/2 miles each time I used them, and they fair off well. I chose wired over wireless so that I don't have to worry about charging a battery or forgetting too if I go a few days without. I've had a few wireless sports headphones and the lithium batteries just don't hold up. The only downside to wired is its easier to snag here and there, but works for my low maintenance lifestyle. I liked these so much, I spent another $50 for a spare pair so I don't have to go without them if one fails.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Workout Headphones for Price

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    Adam12
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    I have an iPhone and the earbuds that come with the product aren't great to use when engaged in an activity more rigorous than a brisk walk (they fall out and sweat / moisture interferes with their operations). Fortunately, the Bose headphones I purchased fit my needs perfectly - they've got great audio, are moisture resistant and remain in place while engaged in a variety of exercises (granted, I'm not one to engage in Rocky-style workouts, but they're comfortable for the average workout). They're priced affordably, with my model coming in at around $50 although there was a similar model that came in all black that was priced around $90 - not sure if the color is that big of an issue to justify the price bump as I didn't see anything that differentiated the two models aside from the color scheme.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sound good and fit great

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    Rabbledoo
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    Bose reputation to blame. Was expecting excellent and got something good. 3.5 stars would be more accurate. I was using Monster brand earbuds and hated the fit. The Bose earbuds fit much more comfortably. Monster had way more bass and just plain sounded louder. I have to bump up volume a bit now, but these do sound better overall. When going back and forth between the two I noticed Bose sounds more crisp, with more detail that was lost in the loud booming Monster earbuds. I thought Bose would do a better job with noise dampening since these are made for working out. That was the main reason I bought these (the gym can be loud). I bought these for half off (~$50), and even though I had to take this ridiculous green color I'm happy with the purchase. I don't think that would be true at $100.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best headphones ive ever owned

    Posted
    theunofficialmd
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    Take my word for it, these model bose headphones are the absolute best. They dont feel like theyre jamming your ear and offer crisp and clean sound. I also love that bose was able to make the wire in such a way that you dont hear it when it hits your clothing like most headphones do. Ive bought 10-12 pairs of these heaphones over the years (cat chewed or lost/stolen) and ill continue to buy them as long as they keep making them! The only reason i gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because of a minor issue that has yet to be resolved and that is sweat continuously getting into the mic/controller somehow. It takes a while for this to happen but inevitably happens..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good music quality, but . . .

    Posted
    Nick
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    I give these 4 stars because bose is replacing the product for me. After 40 days the left earphone sound level dropped significantly! I couldn’t return it to bestbuy, so I decided to call bose. Customer service rep asked me to send my earphones back and they will be sending replacement. Hopefully I will receive them in a month. Although it didn’t last long, but I learned bose is a very responsible company. They care about their customers and products. I have other products made by bose and they work seamlessly. Also I should add the soundsport sound quality is the best quality I have ever experienced for in-ear headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice set of headphones

    Posted
    Josie
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    I have purchased a few of these. I did add on the extra Best Buy coverage this time so I could replace these with ease as they seem to get "crackly" after a few months of daily use, this is why I only gave it 4 stars. So it feels like I replace it often. I really like the case, it is water resistant to an extent because I accidentally started my washer with my headphones in the case inside my shorts pocket. I remembered minutes after and found the case wet but the headphones dry; I doubt that would have happened if I found them after a full wash (you can see why I need the extra coverage) They work great for answering the phone and playing music. I love the inner ear shape and that they have different sizes for different ears.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Crispy Sound

    Posted
    TechyDude
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    I've owned many headphones, but none compares to the Bose SoundSport. The Bose earphone comes with an attachment that comfortably snugs into your ears. I find them effective for preventing the earpiece from falling out. I love that it comes with a perfect palm-sized circular case. It comes in handy when I'm not using them; i can safely store it inside. My favorite feature is the sound quality. While other headphones sound muffled and unclear, Bose Soundsport offers a clear, crisp, high-quality treble--unique in its own kind. The only nuance i had was the yellow highlight color and that they are wired. I prefer another color and wireless headphones. But for a $50 price tag, i can't complain.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another Great Bose product

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    Smak6
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    Purchased these as a replacement As I lost my others while traveling they do a good job and the iPhone interface is a bonus. The other colors were $100.00 but got these for $50 all in all that's about what I would pay for a pair of wired head phones considering the other options out there. Good sound loud enough to hear when in noisy working environment phone mic is good and callers don't have a problem hearing me. Earpieces could be a bit more comfortable but do stay in place even when doing strenuous activities. I would give a 5 star but the price point of $100 when not on sale is not worth it in my opinion as others at that price point give more options.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bose Soundsports headphones fits some ears

    Posted
    hah2
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    I bought the Bose Soundsports headphones for my wife for when she works out. They were a great price during the Black Friday sales. My wife has a set of Bose Soundsports without the microphones and she loves them, the fit perfectly during workouts and sound great. I would give it a 5 star if they fit all ears, unfortunately, the original Bose Soundsports was originally given to me and they do not fit me at all, they are uncomfortable and very hard to fit to my ear, they do not stay in very well at all and they leak all sorts of outside noise at the noisy YMCA that I work out at. My best workout headset is a very cheap Skullcandy in ear.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Product, But....

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    CLBeverly
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    Love these headphones. They fit comfortably in my ear and I don’t have any issues with them falling out while I run or work out. Sound quality is great, without that annoying stethoscope effect where it feels like you have your fingers stuck in your ears. However, this is my third pair because the rubber cable sheath tends to wear and break right at the two ends of the y connector. Not sure why Bose hasn’t made a remedy for this as it would be a simple fix. Must be built-in obsolescence. But compared to other similarly priced headphones designed for use during activity, I haven’t found one that I like better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Only one thing

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    BrianTheYounger
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    Just one thing needs fixed, the auxiliary end. The older Bose earbuds (and the current sound cancelling buds) had an elbow in the end. Basically, it came out of the phone and changed direction 90 degrees. That way, if the earbuds somehow got yanked they would just spin around instead of kinking over. Now they come out straight. I think it causes a short after time. Maybe there's a reason they changed it but i can't see it. I think they just wear out faster. I'd buy the sound cancelling ones but I don't really like the big block near the auxiliary end. Comfort is A+ as well as sound quality but with how heavily I use my earbuds, I have to replace them every 4-5 months.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product, few cons.

    Posted
    Ashley

    I've been through about 5 pairs of these headphones, never at the fault of the headphones themselves. Each time I come back and buy the same pair again. They have excellent sound quality. I have very sensitive ears and if the pitch is too high, as it is in many headphones, it makes the wear very uncomfortable. Not the case here. Careful which set you buy however, I found out the hard way that the IOS set doesn't work with my XBOX ONE (the mic is disabled due to a cross pairing of wires internally) Also, I have torn the in-ear piece before, but it's easily fixable as you can find replacements online. I will continue to buy these headphones time and time again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for working out

    Posted
    Kiwi
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    I had the older version of these that did not have the sweat protection and and they ended up failing after working out at the gym. I'm so glad that they released this version. Personally I don't like the headphones that push in to the ear canal, I find them uncomfortable. These do not do that and I have no problem with them staying in my ear when I am running etc. They do come with three different size silicon adaptors for different ear sizes, so that should help for most people. Overall they are a little pricy but if you like to work out and listen to music they are a better option than the versions that come with the iPhone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent wired headphones

    Posted
    Luis
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    These were pretty nice. I wanted a good pair of ear buds to wear underneath my winter hat. Quite often, it’s gotten so cold that my wireless headphones have shut off on me, even with full batteries. I haven’t used wired headphones on the go since Apple removed the 3.5 mm jack. I hate to say that while I don’t enjoy having to remember to charge my Bluetooth headphones, I’d rather do that than forget to bring the 3.5mm lightning adapter with me everywhere. It’s tiny and fragile and I don’t like depending on it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Good

    Posted
    SatisfiedCustomer
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    These headphones are one of thee most comfortable in-ear headphones I've EVER used. They are extremely comfy, yet still provide loud volume, which I loved. I am not a fan of over-the-ear headphones, but I do like loud volume, so these were the best in market at this price range. The only reason I returned them was because the wiring felt like it could easily be ruined overtime so I opted for a wireless pair from a different brand since BOSE doesn't currently offer wireless headphones of this style. If they make a wireless version of these or a wired version with a better cord then I will definitely be in the market for them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound. Great comfort. Needs a lil more bass.

    Posted
    howelbre
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    I got these as a present from a significant other and have wanted them for a while! I've always heard good things about Bose headphones so was so excited to try them out! The pros: 1. Great audio quality. 2. Great comfort. 3. Stay in your ears! 4. Noise isolation. 5. Comes with carrying case. The Cons: 1. High notes in music can be a bit piercing. 2. Bass could be a bit stronger. Especially for the price. 3. Carrying case is so tiny and tight. As you can see, there are more pros than cons. They are great headphones but definitely have room for a tiny bit more improvement! Definitely glad to have them!

    I would recommend this to a friend