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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 661 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones for working out!

    Posted
    MattSmith93

    Lets start with saying I always accidentally yanked my (wired) headphones out of my ears while working out, that it became a pet peeve. Problem solved with these! They are wireless, and connect to your phone very easily via bluetooth! The sound quality is awesome, as Bose lives up to their name. The heart rate monitor works okay, but not the best. They have a built in microphone and volume control which comes in handy if taking a call or listening to music. They are a little bulky (comments made from friends) in your ears, but they do stay in nice and tight. They come with different size rubber flanges for those different size ears. They do not block the sound of wind, I noticed, when using them to talk on the phone while driving with the windows down. Battery life is pretty good as I can get about 3 gym sessions in until a new charge is necessary. All in all, these headphones are great and I would recommend them for anybody who enjoys listening to music while at the gym.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product!

    Posted
    CoolGuy23
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have had the Bose SoundSport Pulse earbud-style headphones for a couple weeks now and wanted to share my initial reactions. First off, it is a really light weight product that creates an immense sound. Although not perfectly noise-canceling, it does block out most unwanted noise during my workouts. It also serves as a heart rate monitor to track workout progression and best of all, it is wireless so yes, iPhone 7 users rejoice! During one of my runs, I was reluctant to take these out since there was light rain, but I was pleasantly surprised at how hydrophobic these earphones are and how well they stayed in place once the included clip was attached to the back of my shirt. Pros: - Lightweight - Easy to use - Great sound - HR monitor Cons: - Looks bulky - No other color schemes Overall, it is a worthwhile purchase if your intent is to have a nice sound while monitoring your HR target zones. Otherwise, stick to your regular non-pulse version for $50.00 less.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor Performance (for daily cardio activities)

    Posted
    Juancho
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought these headphones a year ago. They lasted less than 5 months. The battery life isn't great. I've come to the conclusion after going through about 5 pairs of wireless Bluetooth headphones (2 power beats, which were horrible, and 3 Bose wireless , including this pair and two other) that the technology isn't there for those of us who use it daily for cardio activities ( i do the treadmill and stair master, mainly). I've had to return all my headphones in less than a year's time. I give Bose a slightly higher ranking in durability than Beats, but nevertheless, they always fail. The main culprit obviously being sweat. I opted for just getting Best Buy's protection plan, which i love, and swapping them for new ones as they fail. I would recommend this product for people who do not sweat as much or do not use them for cardio.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Bose

      Hopefully swapping them out with Best Buy was helpful. However, we'd like you to reach out to us via one of our Support Lines to discuss a few other care options. It's certainly our intention to keep your SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones up to speed and running with your active lifestyle.

      Thank you for the feedback, and again, we'd love hearing more from you. Here's a link to our Support Team's contact information : https://www.bose.com/en_us/contact_us.html

      Rae - Bose Support Bose

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound But Wish It Was Smaller

    Posted
    BillK
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    Bose lives up to its reputation with a bluetooth headset that sounds great and is easy to use. Make sure to download the Bose Connect app to your device to take advantage of all features and updates. The pulse portion of the headset works very well and is a great option if you dont currently have a device that tracks your pulse rate. My only wish is that the ear pieces were smaller and fit more in your ear. I run and tend to sweat and the weight of the ear pieces can make it easier for them to fall out of my ears. Also, when I use a towel while running on the treadmill to wipe my head, I can easily hit the earpieces and cause them to loosen or fall out. It's not a big enough issue to have me not use them but a future design change would be nice. If you tend to not sweat as much, this will probably not be an issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty incredible... like always

    Posted
    Nappy31

    I chose these headphones because i needed great quality headphones that will assist me on focusing throughout my workout, without the problem of tangling wires getting in the way. I was not let down. These headphones perform wonderfully, and are easy to pair using the Bose Connect app. I mostly used these headphones when going to the gym and running/lifting weights. The heart rate sensor works most of the time, however if sweat is built up on the physical sensor it will not read. A simple swipe off and it will function normally as advertised. As a normal customer of Bose, I expected a quality headphone, and was not let go. I highly recommend this product to anyone who is considering in buying quality headphones for any type of workouts. Even when not in the gym, they provide amazing sound quality for leisure listening. In conclusion, great looking, sounding, and performing headphones for any daily activities you may be apart of.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones but not perfect sound

    Posted
    Run4Fun
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    I've tried a lot of headphones for working out and these by far, fit better than most and they have difference size ear pieces, which is great because OTS headphone rarely fit my tiny ears. However, I noticed that when I wear these outside to run, when the wind hits me head on I can hear it whistling in the headphones so I have to turn up my volume. I don't have that issue with other headphones that are lower profile because there isn't any wind friction. But with Bose technology, these stick out so the wind hits them making them not great for outdoor exercising on windy days. If you are an indoor workout person, then they'll be great for you. Again, not low-profile so you could hit them with certain movements if you aren't careful. The sound quality is good, the comfort is good, and they are lightweight, which is good. Hopefully the next gen can be smaller so they are more aerodynamic!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing performance!

    Posted
    AStu

    I have had these headphones for about three weeks now, and for the most part, really enjoying using them for everything from running to weight lifting. At first, I wasn't sure about the fit, as the headphones seemed bulky when I first put them in my ear, but after reviewing the instructions again, I was able to adjust them accordingly; now they fit great and don't slip at all! Overall, they're really comfortable to wear during my workouts. The only thing I was kind of disappointed with was the life of the battery. Though the charging time is fairly quick, I could see this being a problem for someone who wants to use them a lot, but is running a long distance or spending a lot of time in the weight room. It would be really important for those people to make sure the headphones are fully charged before starting their workout! I'd highly recommend these headphones!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Unique Pulse Monitor!

    Posted
    TheNotSoTechiShopper
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The Bose SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones are what I consider to be a great compliment to my workout routine. I really do love the concept of yet another useful gadget that monitors my heart rate as I exercise. Though, the SoundSport Pulse are not necessarily headphones, rather are earbuds because they fit inside the ear not outside the ear. Pros: wireless/no tangles with a clip in the back to hold it in place, excellent sound quality/great for music and phones calls, convenient storage case and charger, left earbud reads heart beat, and easy to use app. Cons: five hour battery span/too short, earbuds are awkwardly big and takes time to get used to, pulse sensor is overly sensitive at times and regularly needs adjusting. Overall, the Bose quality lives up to my expectations and I use it daily while jogging, listening to music and making/receiving phone call.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great ear phones

    Posted
    TechFan
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    I have had several different wireless earphones and headphones over the last couple of years including Blueant Pump, Jaybird Bluebuds and PowerBeats to name a few, but these are overall my favorite. The sound quality is great, simple to pair and use and comfortable to wear. The only negative about these is they are very bulky. They protrude from my ears and are a bit of an eyesore to look at while wearing, but being that how they look is not as important as how they sound I still like the these the best. I also like that they track my heartbeat within the Apple Health app. If you don't have an iPhone (I think it works with Android also), then this feature may not be available. Overall, a quality set of headphones that remain comfortable even after long periods of use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphones!

    Posted
    GreenwayGabby

    I wanted these headphones to use while running and being active. They are great! They stay in my ears well, and never get in the way. This is partly due to the useful clip on the back of the headphones that attaches to your shirt. I recently used these headphones while snowboarding and they worked out well. I loved not having any wires attached to my phone. Though they were snug under my helmet they still were relatively comfortable and stayed in the whole day. These headphones have the capacity to track heart rate althoughI rarely use the heart rate monitor since you have to use the Bose app to use the feature. When I've used it seems very accurate. Great sound and good battery life. My only complaint is that they look a little bulky. But all and all an awesome headphone for active use. I would definitely recommend to someone interested in these!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for working out

    Posted
    Jung

    The product is very convenient compared to plug in headphones and the features are great. The product has a free app that even tracks your heart rate which was accurate and quick to respond to any change which is a great tool to use when working out frequently. Sound quality is clear and there have been no problems up to this point when using these headphones. Charging is very quick with these headphones which is a great trait when constantly listening to music. The actual ear pieces were a little foreign to me at first but they fit in my ear without falling out which was my main concern. As for any cons, the size of the headphones is the only downside but that is virtually no big deal as the functionality of the headphones makes up for it. Overall these headphones exceeded my expectations and I began using them over my daily plug-in headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing sound

    Posted
    Mer116

    These headphones are great for just about any activity. I'm a long distance runner so when I received these I was thrilled. The crystal clear sound kept me moving through the tough miles. On my off days I tend to walk or lift weights at the gym and these were great for those activities as well. They are small and come with a great carrying case that you can stash in your purse, gym bag, etc. The volume control on the right hand side is easily accessible and very easy to use while moving. The sound is clear and great quality - as with all Bose products I own. My one complaint about these headphones and why they aren't receiving 5 stars is that they are a bit bulky in ear. They stick far out of your ears and can be a little cumbersome to get positioned in correctly when you first put them on. All in all I would definitely recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally Headphones I Enjoy

    Posted
    jordanfeld

    These headphones are the best wireless headphones that I have found to-date. I was nervous because they looked large upon pulling them out of the package. (I had a cheap bluetooth pair that were about the same size, and ALWAYS fell out of my ears.) I am a runner, and I never once had to readjust these ear pieces as I was running. The sound quality is amazing (as usual with Bose headphones). I found that the heart rate monitor lost my heart rate for the majority of the time, so that didn't seem as functional as some other heart rate monitors on the market. This wasn't a deal-breaker for me though. Battery life was great, and they are extremely easy to use and connect to your phone. Overall, these headphones are the best I have found on the market and would recommend them to all my family and friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Bose support

      Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We love your enthusiasm for the sound quality and the secure fit of these headphones.

      We have a suggestion for the heart rate monitor that may help you. Talking to other customers, we've found that changing sizes with the ear tips can often improve the stability of this feature. It is the left ear phone that does the measuring for your reference. Bose

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound quality

    Posted
    lilbetty833

    Very excited to try these Bose headphones because of the well-known Bose quality. I had a difficult time finding the charge plug, but after a locating and fully charging, they lasted a long time. Then I changed the ear piece to the smallest size of the three included and at first seemed awkward, but as I got used to them, they were comfortable. Bose always impresses me when it comes to the sound quality, and these earphones are top rate! I did not find them to be sound cancelling though, but I am fine with that when walking outside. Connecting to BlueTooth on iPhone was very easy through the step by step instructions in the Bose Connect app. They provide a heart rate too as you are working out. I used them for power walking and cleaning around the house. Not sure how they would be for harder exercising.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome addition to my workout

    Posted
    jrod
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    It took a while to find a product that works consistently. I began year end last year on improving my fitness. I started with just the Apple Watch but I became very frustrated at its inability of getting an accurate HR reading during my workouts. I added a polar H7 to the mix. It worked well for a while but after about 2 months the readings started going haywire. In comes the Bose SS Pulse. It has so far given very accurate measurements. I probably experience a HR drop 1-2 times every other workout, the drops only last 2-3 seconds. The sound quality is amazing. Way better than the Powerbeats that I still have and better than the Beats Solo 3s I tried for about a month. If you're into fitness and need new earbuds, you should give these strong consideration if the ear buds fit you well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Saved my life lol

    Posted
    Danny
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    This story may sound dumb, but i wear these headphones often, and believe it or not i noticed something wrong at first with my pulse i thought it was a hiccup, but it showed my pulse at 43, i went to the doc and boom because of these heqdphones i was able to identify arrhythmia (of course with the help of my doc) and now im basically taking care of it all thanks to these majestic headphones lol. And by the way they are comfortable and sound great, they dont slip out, i ride my bike 84 miles a week, and walk for hours. The battery lasts long enough for me, people complain about it being 5 hours, but i dont need them for that long.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BOSE did it Again!!

    Posted
    BiggVikk
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    Bose did it again with these headphones!! I absolutely love the versatility, the sound, the look, the feel, and the quality. They are extremely lightweight, they fit perfectly in your ears as they block out unwanted sound; while you enjoy your choice of music. I like the way the bass sounds and the stereo quality appears to be dead-center. They are perfect for my morning workouts. I am able to sweat and not worry about destroying the speakers. I appreciate that I do not have to have my mobile device glued to my hand to control key features. Although, I wish they were a little louder and had a longer battery life. I would like to be able to use them at work all day without the need to charge them halfway during the day. Nonetheless, I highly recommend these headphones. You won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good sound bad build

    Posted
    Bradyboy44
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    These have pretty good sound and the fitment is nice for my ears. I use these at the gym which is why I opted for the pulse. The pulse is hit and miss seems to be better recently but I wouldn’t recommend these for that purpose. The really disappointing thing is the build quality for the cost of these headphones. Maybe a month in the wire cover on one side fell off and shortly after the other side came off. Now the rubber cover on the volume switch is coming off. Definitely not worth the money!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Bose

      Hi Bradyboy44,

      Thanks for providing a review of the SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones. Glad to hear that you're enjoying the fit and sound quality. We're sorry that the headphones started to fall apart, but we can help you with that. We have warranty options available should your headphones require any service. Please feel free to reach out to us directly so we can set that up and get you back to enjoying your headphones!

      Contact info: https://bose.life/2LXQA9c

      Thank you again,

      Mohsin - Bose Support bose

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Bluetooth Earbuds

    Posted
    KC71

    I am extremely impressed with these earbuds. I have tried a few different sets of bluetooth earbuds and these blow them away. First off the bluetooth connection is flawless, no skips or connections pauses like others I've tried. They have excellent range with the expected Bose sound quality. The battery life is very good at about 6 or so hours of play time. My favorite part is the silicon ear pieces, they are very comfortable and you just about forget you have them in your ear. I love the tangle-free cord and the microphone/talk feature is very clear. Despite the look of something hanging out of ear, I was rather surprised I only had to adjust them or once in a while and only during a workout. I have always been a fan of Bose and these are a dynamite addition to the collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All About That Bass.....Wow

    Posted
    pMurphy
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    Wow..... so great. These were super easy to connect to my phone. Just took them out of the box, turned them on, when to my bluetooth setting on my phone and was able to connect it. I downloaded the beats app and it connected right to it as well. I was listening to music within minutes of opening these up. and WOW was the bass level completely unexpected. I have Beats, and these are so much better. I was not sure about how they would fit in my ears, I am used to the type that go over the top of your ear. But these fit super snug and block out a lot of the ambient noise around. I ran with them on the treadmill and I could not hear anyone around me. The music was amazing. So happy with these and they fit super. Not once did I think they would fall out while running. Amazing......

    I would recommend this to a friend