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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    World Class Product from Bose

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    Eckerd
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    On the Jenny Craig plan exercise is key along with diet. The key to exercise is repetition and habit. Weight loss has to be sustainable and the feeling has to always be there. Bose can play a great part in this process and they did with my exercise routine. I searched for the ultimate exercise companion and the Bose Soundsport Wireless Pulse is it. One thing that activates my workout is good sound. Often sound is compromised because the product has to be sweat resistant and water resistant. Bose designed the Pulse to be this product and have great sound for the gym. This product is purely dedicated to the gym experience. When working out in the gym, I need to be able to hear around me as well as enjoy my music. The gym is a busy place. Its also a great place to get motivated and feel great. Having the right music and the right headphones make it more enjoyable. The Stayhear tips offered with this unit are easy to install and use. They don't fall out of the ear during workouts. This is a huge advantage with this unit. Soundsport Pulse's best partner is it's separately sold $49 charging case. This case makes the Pulse the ultimate accessory because it's easy to get a quick charge. I strongly recommend purchasing the Pulse with the case because it will elevate the convenience and experience. Let's talk about the sound of the Soundsport Pulse. The active eq system offers great sound at all volumes and good sound inspires a good workout. I get a great balanced sound Bose is known for. The heart rate feature is great and I have used it in the third party applications. Although the Bose application is real time, the other apps can make great use of the heart rate readings which makes this unit a great upgrade over soundsport wireless. This is one of the most important devices I use daily. Without it, exercise isn't as fun. With the iPhone experience this is essential.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bose Doesn't Disappoint

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    PG460
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    Many years ago when I was a poor student I had my first experience with Bose quality. While purchasing my first setup of audio equipment I couldn't afford much for components but I splurged and opted for a pair of Bose speakers. This was an investment in sound quality and they served me well. I still have them. Needless to say I had high expectations upon receiving my Bose Soundsport Pulse ear buds. I'm a sucker for nice packaging so I was not disappointed while unboxing several layers as I slowly revealed the gem inside. I'm not a big fan of reading instructions so I proceed on my own confident that setup would be intuitive. It was. Pairing with my iPad Pro was a breeze. Upon pairing, my iPad prompted me to install the required Bose Connect app. I installed the app and then was quickly prompted that there was a firmware update for my Pulse ear buds. Download and installation took a few minutes. The Bose Connect app is sweet. Here's where you can check out your pulse rate. I love the ability to pair to other devices within the app and switch between them easily. I am a bit surprised by the size of the ear buds. They are larger than I would expect. I initially suspect that due to the size that they won't be comfortable. Wrong. I pop them in each ear and I'm pleasantly surprised the buds are quite comfortable. I'm also pleasantly surprised at how secure they feel in my ears. These are designed well. They're not going anywhere. Time to check them out in a mirror. Cool and quite futuristic. I like it. Now was the time to check out the sound. I jump on Spotify and explore everything from The Weekend to Queen to John Coltrane. Wow! What a full, balanced, and natural sound with great bass and great volume. I'm actually more impressed than I expected to be. These Bose deliver a dimension to sound reproduction that you just don't get on cheaper buds. I think it says a lot when you play a song you've heard hundreds of times and suddenly it sounds new again just because of a quality source. Once again Bose doesn't disappoint. Well worth the investment. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Can't go wrong with BOSE

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    Oldskool
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    So far I have never been disappointed with any BOSE product I have owned. I have the wireless Beats but the BOSE sound much better. The packaging was very solid and very BOSE. Although I enjoy quality packaging I am beginning to think it's such a waste and would be okay with my product in a ziploc baggy. I don't think I have read any directions or manuals in eons and I almost hardly ever register anything. Plus with my phone near I can always Google if I have a question or concern. Well onto the headphones. They come with a case, charging cable and two other sizes of sport tips. They are a tad offset with the weight coming off the ear quite a bit, not a major concern just odd at first. My Powerbeats have the nice hook around the ear to keep them in place during strenuous exercise whereas the BOSE just lock inside the ear lobe. This was a problem for me on day one but I beat em up and ran them through the ringer. I was helping my Dad cut down a 55' mesquite tree and wore these all day off and on so I could have some tunes to drown out the chainsaws. I did a lot of climbing around up in the tree with a chainsaw and rope work while sweating like a pig. I was constantly re-fitting the headphones into my ear. I believe it was a combination of the sweat and the strenuous work. But the sound and control functions were great. Day two was not as difficult labor and then I also used them during my 55 minute workout (high impact callisthenics). No issues on either occasion here. Calls are super crisp and gaming has no lag. I have a maybe one second delay on my Beats and do not get that with these BOSE headphones. I removed a star for mainly the style, just how far they stick out is odd. I know there is a lot jammed in there but maybe get some of it into the cable somehow? Also the sound is not your typical BOSE, don't get me wrong they are better than most wireless buds I have tried but I think making them tough for sports and waterproofing caused them to be a little more muffled. I still enjoy them and will be sure to use them anytime I need a tough set of wireless buds.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sound and wireless connectivity

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    TheStump
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    As with all Bose products I've tried, these earbuds have excellent sound. I'm not an audiophile by any means, but any time I use these I enjoy the clarity and range not found in other headphones. The bluetooth works great, connects fast, and the range is much better than less expensive bluetooth headphones I've used. I have used some earbuds in the pat that lose connection with my phone in my back pocket, but these have no problem keeping a strong static free connection. The earbuds are comfortable, but take some getting used to. The tips do not sit as far down into the ear as the earbuds I'm used to, so they felt strange at first as I kept trying to shove them deeper in my ear and they felt uncomfortable. Once I figured out they sit shallower in the ear than other earbuds, I realized they are very comfortable. They also stay in place when exercising. I'm not much of a runner, but during biking and elliptical workouts, I had no issues with them slipping out. These are not the perfect earbuds however, the shallow ear fit means they do not block as much outside noise as earbuds that sit deeper and completely seal the ear. This may be beneficial for runners, but for me, the outside noise is distracting. I wouldn't wear these cutting grass or on a plane as the ambient noise would be too loud. The heart rate monitoring works well, but the Bose Connect app only shows your heart rate if you have the app open and on your actual screen. Any time you switch apps and switch back, the Bose Connect app has to read you heartrate. In other words, there is no continuous background heartrate tracking with the base Bose Connect app. However, a slew of 3rd party apps are available, and the one I tried maintained a continuous heart rate read, and the tracking did work. Overall I would recommend these to anyone looking for high quality wireless earbuds for exercise or any other activity that doesn't require high levels of outside noise. If you need heart rate tracking as well and don't want to wear a separate heart rate tracker, then these are for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones

    Posted
    DoubleJ
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    These are really great headphones. They are very well packaged, easy to get in to and initial set up was very easy. Inside the box are the headphones, different size ear wings (a smaller and a larger pair, in case the medium doesn't work for you), a short USB charging cable (no AC adapter), instructions, and a carrying case with a convenient carabiner to attach the case to your bag, or whatever. Downloaded the pulse app to my Galaxy phone and it guided me through the pairing process. Paired with multiple devices, (my phone, an Android tablet, my PC) all using the app via my phone. Was a very simple process. The fit of these in my ears is really comfortable and I could see wearing them essentially all day. The sound quality is outstanding even at low listening volumes. Really deep basses and clear highs. They aren't noise cancelling but I suppose that also depends on your listening volume as it was easy to drown out any external noise. I haven't had the opportunity to use the built in microphone to make a phone call. I would expect to be able hear callers normally because of the great sound quality, but I am not sure about the built in microphone as it's on the cord that is behind your head. I'm not a runner, but the ear wings seem to hold the headphones in your ear very snugly and comfortably. The pulse feature seems to work well in detecting my heart rate and is accurate when compared to other methods of measuring my heart rate. Went for a walk and tracked my walk using the Runkeeper app. With no additional setup whatsoever, the app automatically displayed my heart rate while I was walking and displayed an average after I was done. This makes it easy to know the intensity of your workout, etc. The controls on the wire control volume, can pause the music, and answer phone calls. The headphones will announce who is calling (based on what's in your contact information) Stated battery life is 5 hours. That seems like the only limiting factor to wearing these all day long.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sound - a little big

    Posted
    RunningSound

    I'm a runner and have been looking for great wireless headphones. I tend to shy away spending a lot of $$ on them without being able to try them out for a run or two before buying. Getting the opportunity to test these was great. I really wanted headphones that didn't have a wire connecting the two earpieces. While these do have a wire - the sound quality is FANTASTIC. Seriously, Bose knows their sound and these hold up with the best of their products. In addition, they're comfy, don't slip or slide or even budge despite long runs (sometimes in temps over 90F). I wasn't - and till am not - of having to download yet another app. I mean, seriously?! However, after downloading and realizing that after connecting the headphones once to my phone, I no longer needed to use the app, I was mollified (the app has pretty graphics but I just don't see the necessity of yet another app). The wire in between the two buds allows for a control button, which I was a big fan of (that's why there is that wire, I guess!) As a runner with a HR monitor that feature was redundant - and I could only imagine how much battery it was draining from my phone. To be honest, I didn't even check to see if it correlated with my HR monitor. My caveat is the design. While I love the carrying case and the ease of wearing these - they're a little bulky for what they are. They stick out of my ears and I have long hair. I continually tended to knock the headphone out if I had to adjust my headband or my hair (a regular occurrence on 10mi + runs). I would love to see Bose make the earpieces a little smaller/have them stick out of my ear less. Overall, sound quality is fantastic (as was to be expected). I honestly do not thing the price bump for the HR is worth it, especially considering they stuck out of my ears so much. If I have to go back to running without fab sound quality and with lots of cables, I may just reevaluate though and get the wireless ones without an HR.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Quality From Easy to Use Wireless Earphone

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    Pillboy
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    My headphone/earbud collection consists of three generations of Apple earbuds, a Blue Ant Pump, AKG K240 MkII, Audio Technica ATH-ES7, Bowers & Wilkins P7, Audeze EL-8, Bose QuietComfort 25, and now the Bose SoundSport Pulse. Being hard of hearing has ended up sending me on the quest for a holy grail earphone that sounds good to me. These Bose SoundSports have a sound profile that suits my situation very well. I have seen earphones with this basic style of tip/wing over the years and have been skeptical as to their ability to stay in my ears and be comfortable. I was wrong. I am someone who has a hard time finding earbuds that fit my ears well and stay inserted, but these have an awesome fit for me. The in-line control works like all other three-button controls I have experienced, however the buttons do take a firm push to actuate them. I have not used these earphones during a workout, so I can’t comment on their ability to withstand a sweaty environment. Based on how they fit, I would expect them to easily stay in place during a moderate workout. The heart rate monitor seems to work well and is a welcome feature. Sound quality is what I have come to expect from Bose…very, very good. I don’t have a way to check the accuracy of their frequency response, but I do find them to be extremely pleasing while listening to rock/pop music. While listening to music I am very familiar with, I have heard small details that I hadn’t heard before over the years. The female voice programmed into the earphones to give you audible status updates for battery strength and connectivity seems a little hard to understand for me, but that could be because of my personal hearing deficiencies. I wish it was possible to change it to other voice types/accents. All in all, I find the Bose SoundSport Pulse to be a welcome addition to my collection of earphones and I especially enjoy its sound quality and the wireless convenience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Wireless Headphones

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    GimpyHands
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    I have been searching for a nice wireless headphone set for a while. Bose has a reputation which exceeds the consumer expectation and this set of headphones definitely does not disappoint. The Bose Connect app, which was easy to download and connect to the headphones, never lost connection, even when I walked away from my device. With the app, I was able to use my headphones on all my devices, which I found extremely convenient. The connectivity was easy and hassle free. You just turn on the headphones by holding the on/off button and the app connects. It's that simple. The earbud is comfortable, light weight and form fitting. The clip to keep them in place is small and easy to attach. I walk in the mornings and found these headphones remained comfortable after wearing them for a long period of time. I am not a runner, so I cannot comment on their ability to stay in place with more movement, however, I didn't have an issue with them staying put while I was out and about. The sound quality is what you would expect with a Bose product, outstanding. It's crisp. It's clear. It allows you to enjoy your music, but doesn't completely cut you off from your surroundings, which is important if you don't want to be caught off guard by something, as it does not appear to be a complete noise cancelling headphone. The headphones have a heart rate monitor, which I found a little strange at first. I don't normally associate listening to music with monitoring my heart rate, but for someone who's athletic and using these solely for that purpose may find that a more useful tool. I have a separate athletic device for that, but if you're looking to cut down on the amount of devices you have to rely on while working out, I guess this would be a benefit. I would definitely recommend these to anyone looking for a nice comfortable pair of wireless headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, strange fit

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    InsaneDiego
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    I have several Bose products and they have always met my expectations. I'm sorry to say that the Soundsport headphones didn't. They came close, but not quite. It wasn't the sound that I had problems with. The sound is very nice. Bass doesn't boom but it's certainly better than most earbuds. The problem I had were the earbuds themselves. First thing that struck me is they are large. Not quite as heavy as they look, but they are large. When they are in your ear they seem to be a bit more noticeable than standard buds. Now that might not be such an issue given that the sound is above average. What really got me was the way you wear them. They are a bit untypical in the sense that you don't really jam them in your ear. You are supposed to put them into your ear lightly and then give them a slight twist. It took me about an hour of fiddling to try and figure out if I did it correctly. When they were in what I thought would be the correct position, they would fall out of my ear when moving my head. After giving it an appropriate twist they did in fact stay in but I felt like they might not have been positioned correctly. All in all, it was a bit unsettling. The sound though as I said is good. It had good volume, enough bass and the controls on the cord were easy to use. This headphone has a new feature over the normal Soundsport's, a heart monitor, hence the Pulse part of the Product name. After some slight fiddling I had no problem with it working in the Bose Connect app as well as a couple of my fitness apps. A feature I very much liked was the voice prompt when turned on. It gave you the remaining battery life. There is nothing worse than going out and finding them die 1/2 way through your activity. If you can get past the size and (for me) kind of strange fit, they are very nice headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Sound Quality!

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    edbo316

    Let me start off by saying that the sound quality on these headphones are beyond anything I have ever used before. I paired them to my iPhone within seconds and I also downloaded the recommended app to try out. As far as the sound goes I compared them to the Apple earbuds that come with the iPhone and its day and night the difference in the sound. These not only drown out the outside noise way better but the base that these headphones provide is incredible. They were comfortable to wear and are super easy to use. A nice touch is when the headphones were on I could see the battery level/status not only in the top bar of my iPhone but also in the battery widget that is on the iPhone. These also provided audio cues such as the battery level and the device it was connected too when you turned them on each time. I used them on walks and it was so nice not being tethered to a wire while I listened to my music or podcasts. With that said the music sounded amazing and the podcasts were as clear as day. I even used them while laying in bed to watch YouTube videos and that was quite the immersive experience. The battery lasted the 5 hours that they promise and then some. The range of connection was more than ample for what I used them for. They come with a nice carrying case so as to not get tangled when thrown in a pocket or bag. The heart rate feature is nice to have but wasn't needed in my case since I also where an Apple Watch. If you are in the same position as me then you can save yourself $50 dollars by going with the option without the heart rate feature. With that said I would recommend these to anyone that loves to listen to music and doesn't want to be tethered to their device by a wire. Again the sound is amazing, they are comfortable to wear and are super easy to use!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound in a small package

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    jsisko76
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    I have been using these for the past couple of days and am very impressed. Pairing, as with most bluetooth devices, was quick and easy. The default silicone tips fit well in my ear but Bose provides two other sizes to ensure a fit for everyone. I was able to complete a grocery shopping trip and mow my lawn without them falling out so they are well designed for stability. While they are not noise-cancelling, I was able to listen to a podcast at reasonable volume while using an electric lawnmower. I wouldn't expect to be able to hear over a gas mower, however. Sound quality was excellent, as you would expect from Bose. Battery life seems great, considering how small they are. I went from 80% to 60% after using them for about 2 hours. When you turn them on you are audibly told what the battery life is at which is a Bose feature that I love. They come with a nice carrying case that takes up very little space (pictured next to an iPhone 5 for scale) when you are packing them up for travel. Bose provides a free app that you can use these headphones with that will allow for heartbeat tracking, which is just one more bonus feature. Overall, I am very happy with these earphones and look forward to using them for years to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Sound-Weird/new fit

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    hokie00
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    *The sound quality is great on these new Bluetooth headphones. *The sync and app worked immediately with no issue. (you need to download the Bose app to get some of the features like heart rate and settings). *The earpiece is a different design than I am used too. They opted for a unique shape rubber insert to eliminate the need for an over ear clip. *The button controls are easy to reach, and use. The new fit takes a little getting used to but after a couple days seemed normal and comfortable. Unlike regular earbuds or other Bluetooth earbuds like the LG Tone these are bulkier at the ear but seem well supported and not likely to fall out. This is needed since all the electronics are housed at the ear rather than in a separate neck band. All in all I am pleased with the design because it is less likely to fall out like my LG Tones do when I am exercising on my back. Also the small connecting wire has a shirt clip to keep in place on your back (if you are shirtless this doesn't help) They are an open design and allow background noise in. This is great if you are outside running or in a gym with friends and still want to hear surrounding noise. It is problematic if you are using them to cut the grass and are trying to drown out the noise. The devise button controls are very simple. Only Volume up/down, Play/Pause, Skip, Call Answer. These last 3 are the same button and controlled by the number of times you press in a row. These are all on the connecting wire between ear buds. There are more controls/settings on the app. The headphones come with a carrying case, micro-USB charging cable (no plug), and 3 sets of rubber inserts (S, M, L). Headphones and rubber inserts are all labeled with size and R/L since they fit specifically.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, Bad, and Ugly

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    Tony90703
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    The good, bad, and the ugly What is good about these - The sound quality is on par for Bose. Pretty good for wireless sport headphones, but average for in-ear headphones. If you are looking for booming base, and shattering highs, look elsewhere - Very comfortable and secure. Your ears do not hurt at the end of a workout, and they stay in very well. The material is really soft, and they feel like they will fall out, but they didn't budge during a long run - You do not get full noise canceling, so it is safer when running on the street - Verbal heart rate is nice, and removes another device from hanging on your body during a workout. Accuracy when compared to other methods (chest, forearm) is consistent - The cord does not catch and make noise when you run, and you can use the attached clip on the back of the shirt if you really want to lock them down - Price is in line with other comparable manufacturers, but much cheaper than buying a wireless sport headphone and HRM - Works with all of the workout apps that I tested them with The bad - Set-up instructions is sparse, and their website link to detailed instructions is broken. If you have every used bluetooth headphones, then you should be able to figure it out quickly. The only part where you might need some help, is pairing the HRM to your workout tracking app The ugly - These stick way out from your ears. Think "Frankenstein" and his bolts in his neck. Forget about wearing a headband or beanie that covers your ears. If you just cover the tips/tops of your ears, then you will be fine, but lookout for when it gets cold Overall a four (4) star rating just because they are so ugly bolting out of your ears

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome for tuning out the world :)

    Posted
    Melissa

    This product first caught my eye because it was first made by BOSE which I know has good quality speakers and sound. Also because they are supposed to cut outside noise to a minimum. Some expectations I had for these headphones were to be able to hold a phone conversation while using them and not have the sound or microphone cut out. I also wanted them to stay put while I was exercising, and doing daily activities. These headphones were so awesome, I had no issues talking to people on them. It made doing housework so much easier being able to use my hands and not have to hold the phone in them. I also use them while I am doing my homework. They are the best at cutting down outside noise. The design of the headphones is also really nice. You have the option of different size ear inserts, so if the original set doesn't fit there is a smaller size. Also they are really easy to change if you need it. However, I didn't need to switch it around. I like having the little clip too, it gives that little extra security for them to stay on you in case you catch the cord. They feel great too! I always have had issues with the ear pieces hurting my ears, but with these my ears don't hurt and I hardly notice them. When it comes to connecting these, it was one of the easiest bluetooth setups I have dealt with. It took me a matter of minutes to get my phone and my laptop to connected. And I can switch between them without having the headphones go haywire. I am really impressed with this product!! I will definitely be recommending them to my family, and possibly purchasing some for my husband who works out all the time!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Just overpriced

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    Svg1

    I really wanted to like these headphones but they are just too pricey for what you get. I should mention my last pairs of headphones were jaybird x3 that were stolen and i wanted to splurge on these but I got less for more money with the bose. Let me explain what I like and don't like then below I will list a summary comparing the two. Pros: Comfortable, they don't fall out, clear crisp audio (also a con), heart rate sensor works ok...just ok. Cons: outrageously bulky, huge sound leak both ways in and out, short battery life. 5 hours compared to 8 on the jaybirds. Price. Audio- let me explain I said i had the jaybirds which sound better out of the box by the way but if you don't like the sound of the bose that's it there is no changing it. I was spoiled with my jaybirds because you can adjust the sound to whatever you need via the app. And no it's not gimmicky it's a firmware modification that will stay programed until changed. I was serious disappointed because I owned a pair of jaybirds. If I had never owned those i would have loved these. They are $130, smaller in size, more comfortable, louder much much louder, customizable sound that sounds better to YOU. They have the best passive noise cancellation of any headphones even better then my $350 noise cancelling headphones. They fit under a helmet. I think what i hated most about the bose is the bulkiness. I'll be returning them for another pair of jaybirds.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable premium active lifestyle buds

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    Drumguy94
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    I've been using the SoundSport Pulse buds for three weeks now...and the performance is exactly what I expected from Bose...full and rich, with that signature mid range clarity they are known for. I love the quality of the rubberized cabling and the sealed volume rocker/playback control. Works easily, even with gloves on. I really apprecaited the attention to detail in rubberizing the cable for duarabilty and providing a clip to keep cord microphonics (a pet peeve of mine) to the barest minimum. The APP works without fuss (sadly a rarity it seems in the consumer electronics space) and provides pulse feedback very accuarately. (There's another brand name gizmo on my wrist...and the two were exactly the same 99% of the time.) I've worn them everywhere from working in the yard, to walking on a treadmill and even, in a pinch, on a short flight the other day when I left the QC's at home by mistake. The sound qulaity is exactly what you would expect from Bose and once you get the proper size tips installed... these are very comfortable to wear, seal well and stay in better than any other buds I've used in active situations...even when the sweat starts flowing. My only suggested improvement...for the size of the buds, I thought the battery life would be a bit longer..I woud think there would be space for a good size battery in buds that large...but with relatively quick charging time, its not really a giant hassle...and the sound and build quality outweighs that little inconvenience. Highly recommended for anyone looking for active lifestyle buds with premium sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Bluetooth Sport Headphones

    Posted
    Tfrank320

    I have owned several Bose products in the past so when I saw that the Bose Soundsport Pulse were being released I immediately wanted to try these out. I have grown to expect exceptional comfort and quality sound from Bose and these headphones do not disappoint. I use the headphones at the gym, and while playing basketball and tennis. In all conditions, I produced a large amount of sweat and I did not have any issues with the headphones afterwards. The heart rate monitor is a great feature on these headphones, as I was able to get a real time rating of my heart rate during these activities. The heart rate readings matched those produced on my Apple Watch Series 2. The headphones also remained secure during these activities and did not fall out, which is definitely a plus. The headphones and the Bose Connect App are very easy to use, which makes for a great experience. I also love being able to connect to two devices simultaneously as this allowed me to pair the headphones with my phone and my laptop. While working on my laptop and listening to music, I was able to answer a call when it came in. My only complaints about these headphones are that they are really bulky /protrude well beyond your ears, the price, and the 5-hour battery life. Nonetheless, they are still some of the best sports bluetooth headphones that I have tried out, and I would recommend them to anyone that needs great sounding/comfortable headphones that actually stay in your ear. I hope the next generation of these will have a more attractive design, longer battery life, and a cheaper price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding sound

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    cusedice
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    I wasn't sure what to expect with these. On one hand, they're ear buds that are not noise cancelling. On the other hand, they're Bose. Packaging was excellent as it always is with a premium produce like Bose. The box included the headphones, charging cable, 2 extra pairs of the rubber ear tips, a small circular pouch to hold the earbuds when not in use, and the standard quick start guide/warranty/safety notices. Setup was simple if you already have the Bose Connect app downloaded. Push the power button on the earbud, make sure your phone's NFC is turned on, and just tap the earbud against the back of your phone. The app will ask if you'd like to pair them and if you want to change the name. That's it, you're off and running. Sound quality is outstanding for earbuds and they are extremely comfortable when sitting in your ear. Good bass but just all around sound is what you'd expect from Bose. There is a connecting wire that runs behind your head and there is an inline mic along with controls for volume, skip songs and taking/making calls. Not sure how accurate the heart rate monitor is but it's a nice feature to pair up with apps like Runkeeper. I'm definitely a person who sweats a lot, and these had no issues handling that. It was also raining when I was outside with them and no issues at all. Overall, these are outstanding earbuds. The heart rate feature to me isn't something that's necessary but it can be turned off. These are probably the best sounding and most comfortable in-ear headphones you can buy right now and I would absolutely recommend them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great sound but not so great for running.

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    RaiderRodney
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    This is my first pair of Bose headphones so I was very excited to try them out. Sound wise for both music and speech is very good. The details from music are impressive and so is the bass. Connectivity to blutooth devices is easy and their app for more detailed sound control is also nice. Fit is just ok but they are comfortable. Now the bad, these are not going to work for very active activities like sports or running. For walking they are ok. Even when just jogging a few steps across the road they tend to fall out of my ears. For a product in this price range I expect a little better performance especially when they are promoted towards active lifestyles. Overall I would recommend them only if you plan on using them around the house or for walking. For anything more active, I'd look for something else.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Bose support

      Thank you for reaching out and providing some feedback on your experience with the headphones. It is awesome to hear such kind words regarding the sound quality and ease of use that they provide. We'd like to show you a video that will help with getting the best fit with the removable tips:  http://bit.ly/1VvmZNs Bose

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sounds Great

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    DSPARKA
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    I was very excited to receive this product because of my past experiences with Bose. From the packaging it screams quality. Opening the box you are welcomed by the neatly packaged earphones. Inside was the simple manual, different sizes of ear fitters, USB, earphones case, and earphones. Right out the box I was able to easily pair it with my iPhone 7. My iPhone was able to know an app was available and suggested that I download it. I first found it a little difficult to put on the earphones but after several tries I finally got the hang of it. With the earphones on you probably won't like the way they stick out. I'm still not understanding why Bose made them that way but I'm happy that they at least stays on. I pressed the power button located on top of the right earphone and was greeted with the battery percentage and that it is connected to my iPhone. After opening the app it can also keep track of my heartbeat. You can change tracks, volume control using the earphones or the app. The sound is great in my opinion but I'm not a professional. Using this to make and receive calls is also clear with voice. I decided to jog in the light rain since these earphones are rain and sweat proof and I think the wireless Bose earphones passed my test. I overall like the earphones because of the quality and sound but I'm not impressed with how it sticks out my ears. For the price I think it is almost worth it but appearance can make or break the success of this Sound Sport wireless earphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend