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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 4416 reviews

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Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love 'em--worth the price

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    Drumwriter
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    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.)

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best in ear earphones

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    gd224
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    I’ve owned a lot of in ear and regular earphones and I also own a pair of AirPods as well as BeatsX earphones and I’ll have to say these are the most comfortable in ear headphones I’ve owned. The tips are very comfortable and the ones that came on the headphones fit very well in my ears (there are also small and large ones in the box, the mediums are by default installed). The tips are what they call StayHear and they are more winged and ergonomic to people’s ears that other in ear ones that are round and have to be jammed in (which quite frankly hurt my ears). These also sound very nice and crisp (although I haven’t tested them enough yet so we will see). One caveat is that you’ll need to get a dongle if you are gonna use them on an iPhone 7 or later (or an Android with type C a and no headphone jack), Finally the in-line controls work fine (although I’m using them on a iPad and iPhone so it may not work properly with some Android phones). Overall I’d probably up these again a and I’ll probably switch between these and my AirPods (but using the AirPods more).

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best workout headphones in price range

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    Banderzack
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    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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable earpieces and clear sound

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    TheCliff
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    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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Your wired backup pair

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    PiLo
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    Maybe you already have a wireless or a true wireless pair of Bluetooth earphones and don't think you will ever go back to wired. Pause and think again. For $50 (currently on sale), the Bose SoundSport wired earphones are an exceptional value for an Apple or Android device. These will be your best and the only backup pair of wired earphones. The sound quality is outstanding, the microphone quality is great, the fit is good and can be significantly improved if you put StayHear +QC tips on them if their original StayHear tips don't work for you. They come with a protective case as well. So, leave the wireless/true wireless earphones for the active you, and when you are just waiting at the airport, in flight, working in your office, or lounging at home, take these earphones out of your backpack and save/extend your wireless earphones' battery life!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I was blown away by these!!!

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    Franku
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    First off, let me tell you that I’m one of the people that are cursed with a particular ear shape and almost every type of ear buds you can imagine would fall out of my ears and they would hurt my inner ear terribly. I had all but given up on ear buds entirely. Until I saw these and thought, I’ll give it one last try, it’s Bose so maybe it’s a winner this time. BEST DECISION IVE MADE ALL YEAR! These things are AMAZING!!! I work in construction so believe me when I tell you that I’ve put them to the test. I sweat most of the day and it’s moderately loud where I work, and they’ve NEVER FALLEN OUT! Or gave me any inner ear pain whatsoever. The silicon is very comfortable and durable, and the hooks really help to keep them locked into place. If anyone says they don’t stay in well, let me tell you they just didn’t know how to put them in correctly. These restored my hope in ear buds and I give them a 5 star review without hesitation.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

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    Jonathan
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    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

    Headphones are just plain expensive now days

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    Branson
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    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...

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bose still the best

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    Ime410
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    With the number of quality manufacturers out there making products with outstanding sound quality, versatility, price, functionality, etc., it is undoubtedly a difficult endeavor in choosing which is best. Fortunately for you I have tried a number of products from different companies (e.g., Sony, SkullCandy, Beats, Bose, etc.) in earbuds and consequently one product in corded earbuds consistently provides the best sound out there -- BOSE! I am not against Bluetooth products and arguably there might be some variability in terms of which brand I trust the most, but with respect to this style in particular, Bose owns sound quality. I also bought a pair for my sister and she loves them! The buds have interchangeable ear pieces for that perfect fit and once you have your size, the rest is undoubtedly Bose perfection. I thoroughly enjoy hearing the crispness of music and the little details that engineers put into producing songs and Bose allows me to hear everything. I personally listen to music via iTunes and I am rather biased with respect to my 100% confidence in iTunes; nevertheless, Bose and iTunes is a match made in heaven!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Early Christmas 4 Me

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    TEXAS
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    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

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love them

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    Luis
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    I have owned these earbuds twice before. The first time I lost them when they got snagged on a lady walking into the bus as I walked by. Freak accident. I was heartbroken because I loved the way these sounded. I got another pair a few years later, now they had the new silicon buds with the in ear wing. I loved those pair as well. Same great sound quality as before, but then they stopped working due to my lack of care. After that I was using headphones like Beats and Sonys. The sound quality was ok on those, the Beats probably had a very similar sound but the Sony's had too much bass. I missed something more compact and I always liked these earbuds. I decided to buy them once more. They were on sale and I knew I had to get them. This version now has a volume control, and they still sound great. Everything is clear and nothing gets over emphasized.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Crystal clear sound

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    Lexy
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    I love these earphones. It have really good sound and at the same time doesn’t totally block me out of my surroundings. If someone would try to talk to me or an announcement in the speakers in the office, airport or plane I’m still able to hear it and can easily just lower the volume without removing the earphones from my ear. I got these with wires so I can easily switch connections from phone, tablet, laptop or computer without needing to sync each time via Bluetooth. I also love it that these earphones will always be ready for me to use wherever I go without worrying if they’re charged and have enough battery. Also, I’m so happy that it came with a case that I’m able to easily attach to my backpack. No more worries about getting them lost inside my bag or getting tangled up with other stuff in the bag or pockets.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Bose Brand Counts for a Lot

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    RingBilledGull
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    I read a number of reviews of the Bose SoundSport Wired In-Ear Headphones for iOS before deciding to give them a try. Most reviews were very positive, but there were a couple in which the owners complained about inadequate bass response. My music preferences mostly involve acoustic instruments, not amplified electric or electronic, and I am very pleased with the reproduction of orchestral instruments like the double bass, bass drum, and tympani. The mid-range and high sounds are also excellent and the reproduction is smooth throughout the ranges. If you're looking for the kind of bass that you can feel in your chest, earbuds of any kind are not for you--the physics of sound reproduction makes that impossible. But if you want excellent reproduction of natural acoustic instruments, these are well worth trying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does the job well

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    FLBuilder
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    I'm a fitness walker, and needed a good set of earbuds that would stay put, enable me to hear oncoming traffic, and still provide good audio performance. That criteria seems normal, but there's conflicts involved if you think it through. The buds have to be tight enough, but also loose enough, but also tight enough... good luck. I found the different size tip and wing options that came with the Bose Soundsports gave me a slightly loose tip fit with a snug wing. Then it came down to the sound performance. Bass response is adequate, midrange and treble are outstanding. The iPod/iPhone controls are simple and straightforward in operation. My one criticism would be that the cord is a little on the short side, clearly designed for armband or chest pocket carrying of the sound source. Not that practical if you carry the iPod or iPhone in your pants pocket. I've had these a few weeks now and use them everyday. They've held up well, no issues with fit, finish, or wear. They're a good set of corded earbuds. If the rumored bluetooth earbuds from Bose have this same form factor, that would be a good thing because Bose has done a good job in developing the Soundsports.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphones! A+

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    Leo7123
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    This headphone gives beter value than earpods or other bluetooth workout earphones. Pros - It is great fit for my ears while running or working out. I usually forget them on. - The audio quality is great. Imo most definitely better than iphone earpods. - Using my iphone X to aux converter, i am able to control volume, intiate and use siri, make and accept high quality phone calls. - Has excellent packaging, a case, extra ear pieces for better fit and headphone clothing clip. Cons - Having your phone in your pant’s pockets could be little tight (sharp fit) for the cord when you are using the clothing clip. The length of the cord could be a little longer. (For me, one or two inches could fix the prob.) carrying your phone on armband feels better choice, specially if you are over 5’ 7” tall:)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great earbuds without the hassle of Bluetooth

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    Ponce915
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    I chose these earbuds because of the stayhear tips and the inline mic and controls for iPhone. I've used the lg tone pro, jay birds, and sol republics, but I hate the hassle of guessing if I've charged my headset. Plus the Bluetooth compression does not allow the headphone to reach louder volumes. I like the fact that the Bose earbuds allow you to listen to music at a low volume and still allow you to hear people speak to you, they come in handy during boring meetings! Also the fact that they have a cord, so the music comes through loud when you want it to. I work outdoors and I am very active at work, so I like the fact again that i can still be aware of my surroundings while enjoying my music or taking a call. I have a set of Sony earbuds that seal the ear canal and I hate the cord noise and also when I take a call I can hear myself mumble. Do yourself a favor and get these for your iPhone or if your an android user get the other ones. Bought these for myself and my Son and we both love them!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid pair of headphones

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    Kohl
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    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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best headphones I've ever owned

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    Reaperpanda
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    These headphones are absolutely impressive. I was confused how they went about plugging into your ear at first, but eventually I was blown away as it's design fit into my ears perfectly. I'm loving the amount of bass I get and the sound quality has been nothing short of amazing. I use them almost regularly at the gym and haven't had them pop out once during my workouts. The only caveat I can think of is they got a little uncomfortable the one time I used them for a little over 3 hours of use, but I don't normally have headphones in that long, so no biggie. I'd definently buy another set if these happen to break or if they happen to go on sale (even if my current pair still works). I just can't go back to anything cheaper having made the plunge to something better.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Comfortable!

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    HulkMann18
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    Let me start by saying that I am an beginner audiophile... So my expectations are high. I focus my earphones, headphones, speakers, audio to be of the highest Caliber. I've never been a fan of Bose products except for their home theater systems. I picked these up because I wanted something to take on the fly and still have decent audio. I was most surprised by the fact that I can wear these for hours on end.. they are that comfortable! They sound good, and I mean that. Sound preference is subjective but hey give them a try.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I compared these with others/always the winner!!

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    LOUIS
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    I am very picky and like the best sound available in my price range which is well under $1000 as for many of us. These I have compared side by side listening test with Sony. AKG, KZ"s, Polk Audio to name a few and the Bose always come out on top the clear winner in every way, Sound, Comfort and style. Well worth $100 and a complete steal when on sale. I plan on purchasing a second pair just to have on hand. they also EQ really well, keep that in mind, if your not hearing to your liking simply use an EQ. tons of them free for the downloading. I am listening to them as I write this and cannot understand why anyone would give them less than 5 stars. Remember just EQ them for premium sound. Enjoy!!

    I would recommend this to a friend