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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Sound, A Little Bulky

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    mikeheel
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    I have been experimenting with the new Bose SoundSport Pulse earbud-style headphones for a couple of weeks. I have compared them to another quality set of in-ear headphones I use as well as some high-end on-ear headphones. The end result - The Bose SoundSport Pulse is an excellent headphone. The sound reproduction is very clear. It doesn't get bogged down with too heavy a bass, nor does suffer from distortion at the higher ranges. The aural template is very pleasing. I used the Pulse headphones in conjunction with the Bose Connect app on my Android phone. The app is also available on iOS. While the app is somewhat stark, it functions well. When you use the app, you also get heart rate monitoring (relayed to the app on your phone), which seemed pretty accurate based on comparisons to self tests and my Fitbit Surge. I had hoped the Pulse would include active noise cancelling technology, but it does not appear to, unless I have missed it. I have not found any reference to noise cancelling, and it clearly doesn't block out most noises around you. I understand the intent is that these will largely be worn during exercise or running, so you need to hear what's going on around you for safety reasons. Still, there are active noise cancelling technologies that will block loud sounds while allowing normal sounds to permeate the device; this is what I had hoped for with the Pulse. The Pulse uses an interesting (and comfortable) wing fit to nestle in the ear. Bose calls these StayHear+ Sport Tips. They seem to keep it secure and comfy. It comes with three sets of interchangeable tips to get the right fit for your ear. The cable connecting the two earbuds has a multi-function volume rocker that works well. I had no complaints about using the Pulse for voice as well as music. The cable also has a clip you can use to secure it to your shirt or neckband. The Pulse also comes with a nice little carry case that has a plastic carbiner clip. I presume it is plastic to save weight, but I thought the carbiner felt cheap. The Pulse charges fairly quickly and holds a charge well. I had read battery life is rated for 5 hours, and I consistently got a little better than that. In terms of design, the Pulse looks bigger and more bulky that I expected, but they were not at all heavy or uncomfortable. I have a bad knee and a bad ankle, so I don't jog and cannot comment on whether the bulk would be an impediment for wearing them while jogging. Pros: - Quality sound reproduction - Comfortable fit - Workout friendly pulse monitoring Negatives: - Bulky design - No noise cancelling Essentially, this is almost identical to the non-Pulse version except this one adds a heart rate monitor, loses about an hour of battery life, and costs $50 more. It's a nice headphone. If you find the heart rater monitoring beneficial (and the heart rate monitoring from the ear is supposed to be more reliable than what you might get from a wrist wearable), then go for it. If you don't need the heart rate monitoring, I might stick with the non-Pulse model by Bose. Regardless, you get great sound with either model.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Comfort!!!

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    Dragonhunter281
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    The Bose Soundsport Pulse Wireless headphones have been quite surprising, both in terms of comfort and sound quality. For me personally, this was the first Bose product that I have used and also my first wireless headphones. I typically prefer wired ones and still do. However, my first impressions were quite positive. Inside the box you will find two different sized ear covers, and one already attached, as well as a carrying case. The box also contains a quick start guide. The full manual can be found online. When I first wore them, the Bose Soundsport felt different, especially if you do not like the silicon cup style for headphones. For reference, my normal headphones are the standard in-ear design, so I had to adjust to the design. After about 30 minutes or so, it literally felt like I was not wearing anything nor were they heavy. I was really excited about that because at first they look like they would not be comfortable during prolonged listening sessions. Additionally, I have not tried them during workouts yet, but hopefully I will soon. One thing I will mention is that that the cord length, while perfect for running as you would not have to deal with a cord flapping all over the place, it is just a tad bit too short. This was the only gripe that I had with them. Thus, controlling the volume or the microphone was bit difficult. I wish they would have added another inch or two of cord on both sides. Other than that, they are really comfortable. The heart monitor worked fairly well and connecting to the Bose application was quite simple. I will mention that on my first time using it, the program downloaded an update for the headphones. It took roughly 20 minutes to complete. As for charging, it takes roughly two hours to fully charge and should last 5-6 hours. The headphones have a micro USB port for charging. I also want to mention that it said that any wall charger can be used. I had to verify this as some chargers have a different amp rating and did not want to break them. As for sound quality, this is probably one of the most subjective areas with discussing music or equipment. For this test, I used pure lossless FLAC files from my personal collection. I verified all of them using a spectrogram and also looked at their frequencies using FFT analysis. Unfortunately, there will always be some sound loss due to the nature of Bluetooth, so I tried to keep that at a minimum by using FLAC even though the phone won't be able to reproduce those higher frequencies. However, I always want the best audio quality and where I can control it, I will. I also included various genres including Rock, Trance, Rap, and Classical. Overall, everything sounds really crisp and clear. I did not have to completely turn up my volume and it was still really loud. On the songs with a lot of bass, it came through quite punchy and did not sound weak at all. Classical music sounded fairly decent. One of my high resolution pieces (96 KHZ/24 Bit) came through quite marvelously. Rock music sounded overall fairly good, although some of the louder songs sounded a bit muddy. One point I forgot to mention was that on my phone, a Sony Xperia Z3+, all of the EQ settings were set to off as well as any audio enhancing setting. I was also using the stock player on Android 5.0.2. From just my tests here, quality wise, I think most will be quite satisfied. In conclusion, if you are looking for wireless headphones to use while working out, I have no doubt you would be pleased with these headphones. The short cable, while I thought it could be a little bit longer to facilitate the use of the controls, is still more than adequate for working out. As for its price point, if you have used a Bose before, it should not come as a surprise. While it might be a bit steep for some, these do work as intended and sound great. If you can get these, I recommend them and have no doubt they will satisfy your needs.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bose does it again.

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    TechnicallyCorrect
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    I’ve used these for over a month and this is one of the best headsets I have used. First, the setup is very straightforward; pairing only takes a few seconds. There is an app you need to download to take advantage of some features ( more on that later.) One note, the app makes it appear at first you need to go through the app to pair but you do not. Almost immediately after pairing , running the app and putting the headset on , you will hear that the SoundSport Pulse is detecting your heart rate rate The heart rate sensor is compatible with several fitness apps. Overall, beyond reading your heart rate, the app does not have many functions and I really do not see the point of the app from playing a music perspective. Music will not start through the app but can be controlled once it is started . Yes you can skip tracks, increase volume etc but the app is not much beyond that. The Bose app will tell interrupt between songs to tell you “heart rate detected.” SoundSport Pulse seems to work fine when paired via Bluetooth for IOS and Android. I tried both with no issues whatsoever. So let’s look at a point by point features, functions and design. Build quality, look and feel and fit. The SoundSport Pulse is relatively light for it’s size The SoundSport Pulse stays put suprisingly well but you need to make sure you have to have the clip attached because it will everntually fall out of your ears if you are jogging. The ear pieces are not a complete seal, they just “float” in the ear. I know some people may not like this but I think this is intentional since the design the headset is geared to someone using the Soundsport Pulse when exercising. I am sure you would want to hear a car coming when jogging. In a closed enviroment, outside sound is really not an issue. The headset’s overall size is big for an in ear design and it will feel enormous if you are used to the Apple traditional ear pods. You have to get used to the correct position of the ear pieces but once I found the right spot, they are most comfortable I ever felt. Since this is a “sport “ design, the headset is water resistant. I did not put it in water but everything looks water resistant. The only thing to watch out for is to make sure you use the cover to seal the power connecter, I can tell that if this is forgotten that there will be water intrusion. Sound quality, control and power - The sound is simply fantastic. For music, it is clear , hits highs and most of the lows ( you cannot expect much of the low range for ear piece headsets.) Voice clarity is spot on and very clear. Volume is tremendous – it can easily get too loud on the highest setting. There is no active noise cancellation so a loud background will intrude but not too much. There is an inline mic and control. You can adjust volume and skip songs. I find the control is too far up on the wire and close to ear to easily access. I do not think there is another great place for it due to the compact design so Bose had no choice. I find the buttons a bit hard to activate . I am going to put the battery life in it’s own category. They are rated at 5 hours. I do not know if Bose is underestimating that or because I use d the headset at a relatively low volume, I easily got 6+ hours. I did not continuely use them 6 hours but used them periodically and tried to keep track. Suffice to say, you will get at least 5 hours if not more from one charge. Overall, I found the Bose to be the best I have tried. Bose has nearly succeeded in making a head set that does all things well, not an easy feat when dealing with the size constraints of wireless in ear headset. There are some improvements I would suggest. An Apple Watch and Android Wear app would be very useful, especially for controlling the volume, skipping tracks and answering the phone. Additionally, I would like to see some active noise cancellation. Since this feature is present in many phone bluetooth phone headsets, I do not see why it cannot be incorporated. I know Bose may say these are designed to allow sound ot intrude, there is no reason it could be turned on and off. At this price point, it should be here. This is the only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. As indicated, this is a great headset. It is far better than the Apple EarPods and the most comfortable I have used. I recommend picking one up.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Well Designed Bluetooth Headphones

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    scovartwo
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    I am rating this Bose product at 3.5 out of 5 stars. These Bose SoundSport wireless earphones are comfortable in the ears and can be worn for a long time with little to no ear discomfort. It is necessary to choose the correct size of silicone earbud for the best comfort, as using too large of an earbud, causes the earpiece to feel cramped in the ear. The battery lasts for around 5 hours, depending on overall listening volume, but the charging time is fairly quick. These Bose wireless headphones have good quality sound that you would expect from a Bose product. Both the left and right headphones are easy to hold and almost seem like they were designed to have small handles on each headphone, making each headphone easy to grab and place into the ear. The Bluetooth pairing process is quick with these Bluetooth headphones, once the headphones have been paired with a device, they connect quickly after being turned on. There is a micro USB cable provided, but no USB charging adapter, that was kind of unexpected, a USB charging adapter would have been nice. These headphones were designed to wrap around the back of the neck area, but I found that allowing the cord to dangle down in front of the shirt area, is another way to wear the headphones, which allows the microphone to point closer to the mouth. There is a flap that is covering the micro USB charging port on the right under side of the Bose SoundSport headphone, once the flap is pulled out, it cannot be turned to the side very far, which makes plugging in the micro USB cable slightly challenging at first When reviewing a product, and deciding upon an overall rating score, I figure in the selling price of a product, I feel as if there is not much to these Bluetooth headphones, and so I feel as if the selling price should kind of reflect that. The build quality and design perfection of these Bose SoundSport Pulse headphones, is almost certainly better than the current market competition. The Bose Connect app allows you to adjust the power off at various lengths of time when no signal is detected, and it is also possible to switch the powers saving mode off. The Bose Connect app displays the current heartbeat detected, and the app also allows firmware upgrades to be wirelessly streamed to the headphones. These heartbeat functionality of these Bose wireless headphones, can supposedly be used with other fitness apps. If you are looking for a comfortable and good sounding pair of Bluetooth headphones, then the Bose SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones are a good choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice for ear buds, but worth the $$$...?

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    sdmarsh
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    Firstly, I received the Bose SoundSport Pulse Wireless Headphones in red color from Best Buy to test and review them. My review will be honest and the photo in my review is the actual pair that I received. Honestly, I'm not a big fan of ear buds / earphones. I do own a cheaper pair of wired Panasonic ear buds that I bought for working in the yard and they are so-so, but again they are cheap. Honestly, I do prefer and own a pair of Bose wired QC25 noise cancelling headphones and they are outstanding. But this review is for the wireless Bose SoundSport Pulse Wireless Headphones. To begin with, they recommend that you download the Bose Connect software. I was able to download the software for my Motorolla G4 phone without any problems. But I also have an iPod Touch 4th generation, and there are not any apps available for iPods on the iTunes website. Just apps for iPads and iphones. I did not try and download either of those for my iPod, so I don't know if they would work. I'm guessing that the apps are mainly for the pulse part of the Bose Soundsport Pulse ear buds. I did not try out the pulse, as of this review on my G4 phone yet. But will hopefully get a chance to do so shortly using my G4 phone. Oh, and buy the way, the Bose Soundsport buds connected to my iPod by Bluetooth without any apps and without any problems. As mentioned earlier, I'm use to over the ear or on the ear headphones. Overall, I'm very pleased with the sound of the Bose. I mainly listen to classic rock, some pop and European bands like Nightwish, Within Temptation, Sirenia and Epica. For ear buds, the Bose put out very good bass, which I love. Not sloppy boomy bass, but fairly tight bass, yet not as good as over the ear or on the ear headphones obviously. I'm sure this in part due to the rubber earpiece. Bose gives you three (3) different sizes of soft rubber earpieces, S, M, L. The medium was installed at the factory, but a bit too big for me, so I switched to the small size, and they were perfect. Overall, the tonal quality from bright highs to low bass, these Bose Soundsport did not disappoint. Also, the distance that I was able to travel through out my house was very, very good. I left my iPod in my upstairs corner office and went all over my house (1800 sq. feet) without any problems. On the cord that connects the ear buds, you'll find a small switch that will lower or raise the volume and it will also pause my music as well. Also, there is a little clip that is exactly in the middle of the cord, so you can clip it to your collar just in case the Bose were to fall out of your ears due to running, working out, etc. What you see in my photo is what you'll get. A short (12 inches) USB charging cable, 3 different sizes of soft rubber ear pieces and a semi padded 3 1/2 inch diameter case for your buds that also have a netting sewed into one side (inside) to store the USB charging cable. If your not going to use the pulse part of these Bose Soundsport pulse ear buds with the Bose Connect app which gives you real-time heart rate readings, I would recommend the Bose SoundSport Wireless ear buds and save yourself the $50.00 price difference. Again, overall, very nice and very good sound quality. Recommended

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    They sound very good!

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    jsnkc28
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    Normally I wear over the ear headphones, simply because every type of earbud I have tried just could not give me the full sound that I have come to know and love from my over the ear cans. I was a bit skeptical that these would be able to give me that full sound I have been looking for in a earbud. I have to say...these come pretty close. If the device you listen to your music on only has a flat EQ setting..you might be disappointed. But if you are able to tweak the EQ you can really bring out the highs and mids and lows in these earbuds. They wont rattle your head off with bass, but they did a very respectable job reproducing some serious low end on some rock, metal, and even rap tracks that I listened to with them, and sounded crisp and clear while listening to come classical and jazz tracks. They do also get very loud. Cranked up, they were uncomfortable to listen to...so if you like to blare your music loud...these will work for you (although I don't recommend it) As far as comfort goes, these fit in my ears very well, and wouldn't fall out even if I vigorously shook my head around. Just make sure you get them in all the way. For battery life, I was getting around what they advertised as 5 hours. But your results will vary based on how loud you have your music etc... They also have a built in heart rate sensor which I found to be fairly accurate. I tried it against my Gear S2 smartwatch and they were both giving heart rates that were within 2-3 beats per minute of each other. Overall, these are a very nice set of earbuds for both just blocking out the world to listen to music, or to use while working out with decent battery life They come with the USB charging cable. Small, medium, and large earpieces. Carrying case and manuals.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome concept

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    Estoecklein

    The sound pulse headphones are a must have for anyone that lifts weights and doesn't like a cord dangling in the way runners that don't like to have stings attached or anyone that doesn't like to be limited to cords attached. I love that i can have the freedom to move about without worrying about disruptions from my cord being pulled out all of a sudden. The design looks like it would be comfortable so i was hesitant at first but the earpiece is actually so comfortable you forget that its in your ear. I love the i don't have a big hook on my ear and i can move around freely as I please. The fit very well. The sound is great and better than I expected. One thing that I did notice not while I was running or at the gym but I was cleaning my house I popped these headphones in since I would be free to move about and I left my phone in one room and went to the bedroom and it was starting to breakup and get static so I don't know how far exactly that you can travel in between these without disrupting the connection. The Bluetooth was easy to use and pair with any device I was able to pair ti with my phone Ipod and my kindle without any issues. the battery life worked awesome the time that I used it and hour at the gym and last for a 2 hour movie just fine. Comfort is definitely a plus if you feel apprehensive about the design its super comfortable and no worries about that. One of the features That i dislike is the controls for the volume if you wear it behind the neck the cord is short which is a good thing but I dislike that you cant see it in order to what you are doing that is one downfall I don't like the that the controls a hard to reach. The heartbeat sensor is an awesome plus I don't know how accurate it is since I don't have anything to compare it to but you do have to download an app for this feature to work. Overall I would recommend these to a friend they are awesome quality headphones for almost anyone no matter what you need it to use.

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  • 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.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sound and wireless connectivity

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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.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sound - a little big

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    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: 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: 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

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  • 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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sounds Great

    Posted
    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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Premium Bose Audio in a Compact Design

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    TechGuy
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    If you are looking for high quality audio in a premium, mobile design for fitness related use, look no further. These wireless earbuds pack many features in the compact design. Bose products aren't as bass heavy as some others out there, can be a pro or con depending on the type of music you listen to. Of course, over-ear headphones are going to be more powerful and better sounding since they have more drivers, but these are very solid if you are looking for something lighter or compact. Pros: -Great Bose Connect app with clean, user friendly interface (on iPhone) -Lightweight and comfortable to wear in ears for long periods of time -Earbuds stay in ear and do not fall out -Wireless, can connect via Bluetooth or NFC -Built-in heart rate sensor -Works with other fitness apps -In-Line Microphone -Compact design, easy to carry -Carrying case provided -Rechargeable battery -No proprietary charging cable or dock needed, any micro-USB cable will work -Small and large eartips provided, in case default medium size does not fit in ears -Sweat and weather resistant, easy to clean -Battery life around 5 hours -Can pair with multiple devices Cons: -No noise canceling abilities, background noise is audible when volume is at mid-level -Have to keep the volume close to max on device to get sound at good level -Device in ear is not discreet, the black bulb connected to earbuds stick out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great headphones!

    Posted
    Ryan

    hands down my new favorite headphones!!!! these headphones are great! i love how easy they are to use. they connect to any device through its own app then you wont have to connect them over and over again. it even displays the battery life on the connected device! i was really surprised on how comfortable and durable these are. they actually fit and stay in your ear during a run or intense work out, and i really put them to the test with all ranges of motion. they come with not one, but two extra fittings so they adjust to any size ear easily. the sound quality is amazing with all genres of music and even phone calls in a loud surrounding. the sound never cracks or ruffles during that heavy base music too. the only reason i gave these a 4/5 stars rating is the noise cancellation- they don't get loud enough to cancel out the loud gym in the background. i guess it can be considered a safety feature since they really make you zone out on your music, that way you can hear someone yelling at you or honking at you if you were outside near traffic. however, i prefer to cancel out all noises but my music. they charge up fast and the battery life is very strong. they will even verbally alert you when they need to be charged while you're wearing them, like siri on an iphone. I will never turn back to overhead or wired headphones again. Overall thought- VERY SATISFIED WITH THIS PRODUCT.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall very good, excellent for the Gym

    Posted
    Forgympurpose
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    These are a good pair of headphones. I don’t consider my self an audiophile but definitely someone who is very particular about good sound quality. These headphones work great in the gym. They do not fall out while doing kettlebell swings or weightlifting. Their sound quality considering they are Bluetooth is very good. They provide a good range of highs lows and mids. I listen to a lot electronic and even at high volumes they do not distort at all. The volume is good enough for me but some people who really want it to be loud in their ear might find it lacking by a couple of points. The battery life is good lasts about 4 to 5 hours. Sweat doesn’t cause the sound to mess up. I do enjoy the heart rate feature especially when you install the ua record app it gives u a lot of good information. So overall I do really like them. If you are just interested in listening to them at home then I’d say look at something else since the sound is very good but it could be better. However if you want something that is steady, reliable, very good audio and the heart rate monitor it is a good package. Bose has a good overall sound standard which they keep and it’s noticeable in this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but Gimmicky

    Posted
    Balthazar2k4
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    The Bose SoundSport Wireless Pulse easily exceeded my expectation in the sound quality department. It bested my Beats PowerBeats 2 and my wired B&W C5. It has a full, balanced sound with excellent bass reproduction and wide soundstage. Frankly, I really didn't expect much as I am not a Bose guy, but these SoundSport Wireless are really quite good. They are a bit bulky in your ear, but overall comfortable and lightweight. Battery life seems reasonable for this style of headphone and I managed to get a solid 6 hours out of them. Construction seems solid and charging is done with a USB micro cable. The only real negative I have is that the pulse rate monitoring is pretty gimmicky. It would frequently have trouble reading my pulse and I would have to reposition the buds, but when it worked it was often pretty accurate. The Bose Connect app is OK I suppose. Pretty no-frills app that offers software updating, pulse monitoring, and a very basic music player. Overall, the Bose SoundSport Wireless Pulse exceed my expectation for sound quality, are comfortable to wear, and have a decent battery life. Just not sure the extra money for Pulse monitoring is really worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend