Bose Soundsport Wireless Headphones Review: Truly wireless headphones are rapidly becoming popular, and almost all audio manufacturers are starting to release their new versions of them. Talking about the AirPods current king, it’s Apple, in the US, India, and Europe.
The competition is getting tighter. Bose Soundsport Wireless Headphones price is around 18K, and several other tremendous wireless models are humming around it.
How well is the one form Bose doing?
Bose has launched its very first wireless earbuds in India recently, called the SoundSport Free. Its target audience is users with an active lifestyle. Typically, being a Bose product, it indeed carries an IPX4 certification for sweat resistance.
They promise high performance, but in what way is it better? Why Bose wireless headphones, and why not any other brand?
We are here to know that!
Bose Soundsport Wireless Headphones Review
Who would love Bose Soundsport Wireless Headphones
- Athletes will enjoy these IPX4-rated headphones. Despite their huge size, though, Bose Soundsport ear tips effectively secure its buds to the outer ear. We all know that while sports, earbuds do need safety, and that’s what Bose has ensured.
- Users with USB-C-only inputs are gonna view the SoundSport as an awesome alternative to a dongle headset because these buds bring the benefit of Bluetooth mobility. No matter it lacks high-quality Bluetooth codec support, these earbuds relay clear audio, and that makes them highly usable inside/outside of the gym.
When you open the SoundSport Free, you’ll feel that a huge portion of your investment is funneled back to your pocket by Bose’s packaging design department. You find a tubular charging case, 2 alternative pairs of StayHear+ ear tips, a micro USB charging cable, and the SoundSport Free earbuds.
These appear very good on your ears, and by looks, it’s expense can be figured out for sure! Beyond its bulbous build, the SoundSport Free buds ensure a very stable fit. The credit for this goes to the StayHear+ ear tips. You’ll find wingtips grippy, flexible, and, most importantly, very comfortable.
Ambient noise conveniently permeates the seal. However, that’s more of a “professional” with workout earbuds, and that makes them safer contrasting to something like the RHA MA750 Wireless model (competitor). You can conveniently run outside with these and, surprisingly, still hear traffic as well as pedestrians around you.
Though they’re plastic constructed, the Bose SoundSport Free are exceptionally durable. High-grade materials and IPX4-certification reflect that withstanding aquatics and workouts isn’t challenging for these headphones. Besides that, the charging case is sturdy, as well. It provides 2 additional full-charges to its earbuds.
Bose confirms the earbuds’ having playback time of five hours. However, in our objective testing, we measured a consistent 5 hours 22 minutes hours of playtime. Keeping the volume level in check, you’ll certainly squeak out a little extra battery life. Similarly, listening to high volume will decrease battery levels faster.
You pop them back into its case, and that will supply an extra 10 hours of listening. For headphones around this cost, the battery run time is good enough.
Bose Companion App
You enjoy the Bose Companion App permitting you to update the Sound Sport Wireless’s firmware, control the volume, see the battery level, disable voice prompts, and set an auto-off timer for turning the earphones off after a given time when not in use. This app also permits you to pair 2 of the buds together and also share music with other headphones from Bose.
Sound Quality: Fully Crisp and detailed
The design, battery life, and don’t matter one bit in case the earphones don’t sound good. Thankfully, the SoundSport Wireless model never brings fear in this regard. Unlike older Bose earphones, which were popular to have undefined mids and bloated bass, the SoundSport arrive with a neutral sound signature, and none of the frequencies go under each other.
The SoundSport Wireless are certain the best wireless sports headphones you buy at 18K. They are a bit bass-heavy but certainly not to a level where the mids or highs suffer. The slight bass kick will get appreciation form you, especially while running or gym session.
Lows, mids, highs: From an expert’s point of view
The lows (bass) are punchy, tight, and impressive, mids are expressive, and further, highs are perfectly controlled – you never feel them too harsh or piercing. Another noticeable benefit here is the perfect soundstage.
Figuring it out that the bass is engineered targetting to please athletes isn’t that tough Granted, for the most part, the bass is simply loud (which is a nice thing) and is physically able to maintain a steady thump. We can feel that Bose has emphasized on the low-end for a nice reason, and their attempt falls successful.
The mids seem the most emphasized part of this headphone. Hearing songs like Jai Ho from A.R. Rehman felt heavenly on these headphones due to amazing mids only. Mids sound accurate, and even in the presence of unrestrained kickdrum’s presence, these mids don’t get masked.
Regarding lows, mids, and highs, these headphones have highly faced criticism, which you can see its similarly priced headphones facing that more often (excluding the Apple headphones).
We tried listening to numerous instruments of various sorts and pointing out any negative was pretty tough. Our expert played “Sadda Haq” song form the film “Rockstar” and he was entirely amazed by the sound of electric guitar that this headphone filtered.
Most of the headphones hanging around this price point highly concentrate on connectivity, especially Bluetooth! Talking about the Bluetooth connectivity with Bose Soundsport Wireless Headphones, it’s pretty solid up to distances of 25-30 feet away. While testing, we experienced no hiccups in Bluetooth connectivity, which is too good.