• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent wireless earbuds

    • Written by Robert W from Hastings On Hudson

    It’s pretty silly at this point that so many reviews (pretty much all the negative ones) are complaints about erratic connectivity. I got mine around May ‘18 and tried them without running the recent update from Bose that was specifically intended to address this problem and, sure enough, I had the same experience that all the complaints described. Then I ran the update and since then the buds work perfectly without a single instance of losing a connection in either one or both buds, unless you walk so far away that you just wind up out of the otherwise impressive range. As far as sound and comfort, 5 stars. The sound is almost if not as good as the top of the line QC wired series, but without the active noise cancellation which isn’t desirable for working out - running, biking, etc. With the available update from early ‘18 and the probability that recently shipped buds come pre-corrected, Bose SoundSport Free Wireless is simply another great product from Bose and, IMO, a good value as well.
    P.S., almost needless to say, the comfort and simplicity of finding the best fit is a breeze. Only thing left is for Bose to offer these in a noise canceling version, as the current top of the line in-ear model just doesn’t cut it with that neck harness. But I’m sure Bose already knows that..

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Bose FTW

    • Written by Mark C from Phoenix

    I would’ve happily bought the AirPods but my ears are the type where my EarPods constantly fall out. There are plastic adapters you can get to fix this problem, but you lose much of the AirPod functionality if you do. Still wanting wireless but something more secure and with good sound quality, I opted to try the Soundsport Free. I’ve loved these since I bought them. The sound quality is great and the syncing process is a pretty simple setup. Yes some podcasts only play in one ear and yes you have to download the Bose Connect app, but these are minor inconveniences as far as I’m concerned. I hope AirPods eventually comes up with a more secure design, but for now I’m happy with these.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound quality, but it has a few issues

    • Written by Marcelo K from Chicago

    I had high hopes but ended up returning them. The sound quality and the fact that they stay on all the time are a plus. The cons, tricky to pair and it wasn't as simple as any other Bluetooth headsets. There are a lot of complaints from users about the same issues. The instructions mention that turning them off is as simple as pressing a button for 3 seconds until you hear a signal. Not quite. As soon as the button is pressed, it disconnects from the device/smartphone and it immediately enters on pairing mode. The only way to turn them off is by placing them in their case. what if I just want to put them in my pocket or bag? During calls or other notifications, the sound comes out only from the right headphone. I really didn't like that. The battery seems to drain a lot faster than expected. It drops about 20% for every hour used. However, from one use to another it dropped 30%. If I use them to go to the gym in the morning and for something else during the rest of the day, I would have to charge them daily to ensure that they don't run out of battery from one day to another, like it happened already.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Bluetooth connection

    • Written by Anthony G from Sydney

    Bose have a real winner here when it comes to sound quality, however that is not one bit good to anyone when you can’t stay connected long enough to use them. I use these on an iPhone 6s and via an Apple series 3 celular watch. The watch is useles and drops connection every 15 seconds but only when used outside for some reason, if I use on watch indoors they are great. As for the iPhone connection this also has many dropouts but not as may as watch. I have been able to stop most of the dropouts on the iPhone by placing the watch in my right pocket closer to the right bud, this seems to stop disconnection on the phone anyway. If these buds where a cheap device I would not worry and accept that you get what you pay for, however, anyone that has bought these would know they are far from cheap. If Bose wants to compeat in this wireless Bluetooth market they need to do a lot more work on connectity. I’m sorry to say I have gone back to my Apple earbuds which is a shame as the Bose does have much better sound, but at least I’m now listing to music uninterrupted.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great earphones, Great sound

    • Written by roberto V from Van nuys

    I bought’em two months ago and so far I lovem.

    Pros:
    Great sound .
    Don’t fall that easy from your ear (great for running).
    Amazing battery live (about 4 or 5 hours) .
    Quick charge .

    Cons:

    Sound is delayed when playing youtube videos .( I don’t mind it, but some people do)
    Bulky (they are a little big).
    Sometimes the left bud disconnects from the right one.(rarely)..

    P.s bose keeps releasing firmware updates to address some of the issues.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent all around

    • Written by Jeremy D from Richmond Heights

    Purchased these headphones 3 months ago and have regularly used them to work up and also work around the yard. No complaints here, they stay connected well with my iPhone X and have a really long battery life. Sound quality is what you would expect from a Bose product! Will be buying my wife a pair soon because she keeps stealing them if we don’t go to the gym together!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the Bose standard

    • Written by Ivan R from New York

    I bought this product in February (I know, awhile ago), so I do not know if something has changed since then, but it did not work for me at all. I have a few regular Bose earphones and they all work great so I wanted to try this wireless model. Immediately after I put it in my ears and started walking, the left one dropped out and would not start again until I reset it. It kept happening over the next two days so I thought it is just a faulty pair (it happens) so I exchanged it for a new one. The same thing kept happening and I noticed I was avoiding using them so I returned them and asked for my money back (which Apple people had done nicely).

    I really like Bose and I really need a pair of sport wireless earphones so I am hoping that you guys will make something like this soon. Just, please, first make sure it works.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Same experience as the others

    • Written by Daniel Q from EL PASO

    Luckily I got these for free since Apple was trying to make up for a bad in-store experience. They worked really well for the first few months. Eventually the left bud would drop out, and I figured it was mainly because I was just listening to a spoken word podcast (as opposed to music). Now, they flat out shut off completely. Oddly, this mainly happens when I walk my dog around my apartment building; they are extremely reliable when I go running or am at the gym. These reviews and the Bose message boards show that this is extremely common. Buyer beware.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Sound fit not so amazing

    • Written by Scott S from Houston

    Bought these and with all bose products I loved them. Sound is just amazing and not a bad price. B&O has a similar pair but for $100 more. The only issue I have with these is the fit. They just were not comfortable for me. I tried all 3 sizes of the changeable ear pieces and still could not get them to feel right. I also did not like the way the looked on. Very bulky so those things made me return them.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Earphones by Bose

    • Written by Jered C from Wesson

    These new Bose earphones sound wonderful. The bluetooth connection wizard is easy for set up. It is quite convenient that the earphones contain a "Find my Earbuds" feature similar to "Find my iPhone" in case you lose one of the devices. I am overall very satisfied with my purchase and would recommend to anyone who is looking for a quality waterproof music product.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice but staying connected is a problem

    • Written by Larry H from Pearland

    First, I would say these are real great buds when it comes to the quality of the sound. My problem is, that I'm on my 3rd pair after sending the first and second set back because of the left ear bud kept cutting out and coming back in. If I turned my head to the right to look at something, the left one cut out and came back in. I've downloaded all current updates so that's not the problem. The pair I currently have now are about 2 weeks old and have done the same thing but maybe not as often as the first 2 pairs. It gets frustrating and tiresome not to be able to listen without the left bud cutting out. I do not jog. I just walk in the neighborhood. Don't know what else to do. After 3 pairs, one ought to have one that works fine. Probably my last purchase of Bose Earbuds. My son's Apple wireless earbuds are working perfect. These are too expensive to have to put up with this constant problem. If they didn't cut out I would be very very please with them. As I said, I do love the sound quality.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Using Bose

    • Written by Holden S from Howe

    I got the SoundSport about a month ago, the case has an amazing texture to it. The case can hold a long charge, and it’s nice that when you put the earbud in the case it keeps it charged. I think that the earbuds have amazing sound quality if the song has a lot of bass in it the Bose give a really good crisp bass. I think they stick out a little too far, but for how much is packed into it I think it’s fine. Though sometimes the signal can get a little out of wack even though my phone it either in my pocket or on a table, But again it has so much packed into it that I’m fine with it

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Comfortable Wireless Bluetooth Headphones!

    • Written by Nicole B

    When I first received the Bose SoundSport Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, I was very impressed & pleased with the design & size of the neat charging case & the earphones themselves. However it did take me a few moments to figure out how to sync them & fit them in my ear properly. It's nice that the case has R & L indicators for which goes in what ear. The noise cancelling works wonderfully - I couldn't hear anything while listening to music. I did have some issues with connection/interference where occasionally one would cut out momentarily for no apparent reason when I wasn't even far from my phone (which is what they were connected through. Even after troubleshooting there was no clear explanation for why it occurred, but it wasn't a chronic or frequent enough problem to change my opinion of them. Overall they're great wireless Bluetooth in-ear headphones & I would definitely recommend them!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bose sound sport free wireless headphones

    • Written by Michael H from Powell

    The Bose sound sport free wireless headphones are just awesome it is so nice and convenient to be able to link them with your phone and also they are so easy and comfortable to wear and I love that there is not a cord in the way if you are looking for headphones that offer comfort and also the quality of sound this is your pair of headphones I would highly recommend!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Cordless!

    • Written by Lindsey E from PALATINE

    I really like these headphones! Great quality and awesome fit! Headphones don't stay in my ears typically and I haven't had any issues with these. The only con is that the left headphone's bluetooth randomly loses connection.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent set of wireless headphones

    • Written by Brandon O from Bemidji

    The Bose SoundSport Free headphones are an excellent set of headphones that have both the sound quality and build quality I would expect from a premium product. I have replaced my daily use wired headphones with these, as they provide the quality sound, volume, and comfort that I need for a product that I intend to use often, for extended periods of time. They are a joy to wear while running and biking, as well as listening to music around the office or home. Overall, this is the best pair of Bluetooth 'in-ear' headphones I have ever used.

    Pros:
    No wires
    Excellent sound quality
    Can wear only one at a time if you need to
    Very comfortable to wear for extended periods of time
    Fit is excellent and remains snug while doing sports or casual wear
    Great battery life
    Solid build quality
    Convenient charging case with LED power life indicators
    Bluetooth pairing works great when using a single device
    Bluetooth range is above average

    Cons:
    Somewhat large (appearance) but does not affect functionality
    Buttons can be a little hard to press, but I'm glad they are not cheap feeling
    Bluetooth pairing can be somewhat painful when trying to switch between multiple devices

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great addition to the SoundSport family

    • Written by Ryan B from Jupiter

    I believe these are the best yet of the Bose family in-ear headphones. They are comfortable to wear and have a solid fit, offering good noise isolation. Stable enough for high activity levels. I enjoy the cord free upgrade. The sound is crisp and clean with great tones for the relative small size. The charging case is well thought out, and I've even experimented with the functionality of the lost earpiece option. Your app will tell you the last location it was connected, and when in range again will start beeping louder and louder until found.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great wireless earbuds my iPhone X!

    • Written by Greg D from Austin

    I recently acquired the Bose SoundSport Free wireless earbuds for myself. I gave my roommate a pair of these for Christmas, so it’s nice to see for myself what he’s been raving about.
    The initial reaction to the product is typical Bose: quality packaging, easy set-up and beautiful design. The earbuds are easily connected to my iPhone X via the downloadable Bose app. This model has a feature to locate a lost earbud, which is amazing and necessary considering the small size of the buds. The app also works for multiple newer Bose Bluetooth devices, so no need for multiple apps. There are several handy features included in the app and it’s easy to navigate as well.
    The sound quality is typical Bose as well; powerful, rich and detailed. The quality is better than most wireless earbuds that I’ve tried. They also work well for phone calls and the clarity is good. Phone calls are only heard in the left earbud, so for some this may take adjustment. Not really a problem, but different.
    The fit and feel is secure and comfortable. Well designed and great for all activities. The isolation/noise reduction factor is perfect for music and phone calls. Different sized silicone ear inserts are included to insure a perfect fit. I didn’t experience any discomfort or fatigue after hours of continuous use. Battery life is great too, and the portable charging case is able provides 2 full charges on the go.
    In conclusion, I can easily recommend these awesome earbuds. The price was recently reduced, so try them out. Bose has a great warranty and wonderful customer service, so no worries.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

    • Written by John T from Tempe

    Good:
    Good sound for small headphones, truly wireless, can stay in place for long runs.

    Bad:
    Poor fit (at least for me), bulky design and case, causes ear pain after prolonged use.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound quality and design, but they aren't flawless

    • Written by Josh W from Wadsworth

    I am sort of addicted to headphones, and I have several different pairs of Bose, and a set of AirPods. These are some of the best in terms of sound quality, and they pair quickly, thanks to the Bose connect app. I would say that between these, and the Bose Soundsport Wireless, for me - I prefer the SoundSport Wireless, because those are pretty much perfect in every way.

    These sound identical, but only the right ear works for phone calls, meetings, etc - and these are a little more of a hassle to connect to my MacBook than the others.

    That said - these are EXTREMELY comfortable, and stay in my ears better than any other pair of headphones I've ever tried. Couple that with the sound quality that we've all come to expect from Bose, and these are definitely a solid purchase *if* you are looking for a true-wireless headphone solution. If you are just looking for bluetooth, and don't mind a wire going behind your head in between the 2 ear buds, I would definitely give the nod to the SoundSport Wireless.

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