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Audiophiles' (and non-Audiophiles') Wet Dream : Review of the Bose SoundSport

Carla

Using my wireless Bose SoundSport while gardening. sunglasses: Gucci

Using my wireless Bose SoundSport while gardening.

sunglasses: Gucci

Well, It has been two months since receiving myBoseSoundSport wireless headphones and, I’ve got to say, I am impressed.  After getting the new iPhone 7 and coming to terms with the fact that a headphone jack is officially dead, I set out to find something wireless that had:

 

 

a) Great sound

b) Some noise canceling capability (especially for airplanes)

c) A good fit or my weirdly shaped ears

d) A decent battery life

I also wanted to get something that didn’t make me look like a tool while wearing them.  Have you ever noticed that the majority of the wireless headsets on the market today look comically large and unnatural around people’s heads?

I initially bought Apple’s wireless ear pods and, while they were easy to use and had decent sound, I did not like the way they fit (I must have weird shaped ears).  I also didn’t like the fact that they did not have at least some level of noise cancelling.  So, I returned the air pods and started searching for something else.  Luckily, I was able to find the Bose SoundSport wireless headphones.  Bottom line – I love them.

 

 

First off, the sound is incredible.  I am not an audiophile by any stretch of the imagination but I know when I hear good sound.  The music is crystal clear and, in some instances, I can feel the bass pumping.  I actually found the sound to be better than my wired headphones.  I was always concerned that any wireless headset would result in the degradation of sound; however, I did not notice this with these headphones.

As for noise cancelling, I was really impressed.  I tried these out on several trips in the air and found that the noise cancelling was more than adequate and, while it did not cancel out all noise, it was quite good at minimizing it to something that is not noticeable most of the time.  When I am working out, and listening to music, I don’t hear anything but my music – which is how it should be.  Also, I love the fact that they are water resistant because I sweat hard when I work out.

 

In terms of fit – the Bose SoundSport wireless headphones have different sized ear pieces to fit freakishly shaped ears such as mine.  I am happy to say that I found a size that fit very well with no shifting while they are in my ear canal (which can be uncomfortable and create a feedback noise).  Some of you might have concerns about the wire connecting the two earbuds – don’t be.  I had no issues with the wire and actually appreciated it over the Apple ear pods as it helps to make sure one of the buds will get lost.  I also really liked the speaker and control buttons as they make it easy to pause and skip my music, answer calls, and adjust volume with ease.

As for battery – again – I was impressed.  I found that I can get about 6 hours of battery life out of the Bose SoundSport wireless headphones.  They are also very easy to charge with a simple micro-USB cord; however, I highly recommend paying extra for the Bose carrying case with a built in battery pack and charging capabilities.  If you are going to spend this much on high quality headphones, you should kick in the extra dough to get a durable shell case that also supports charging.  Very convenient!

 

Finally, you’ll be happy to know that the BoseSoundSport wireless headphones don’t make me look like a tool – at least that’s what my mom tells me!

In terms of suggested improvements to this product, there are three observations I made in the past two months of use:

 

1.Bose offers an app you can download to support with the headphones.  While I think it’s a great idea, the functionality and/or practicality of the app is limited.  While you can do unnecessary things like adjust the volume, somewhat helpful things like reviewing the instructions for the headphones, and interesting things like play your music simultaneously on your headphones as well as another device (like a friend’sBoseSoundSport wireless headphones).  Since downloading this app, I have used it once.  What might make it more appealing is if I could adjust treble and bass settings or acoustic themes on by headphones through this app.

 

 

2.While not enough of a frequency to be annoying, I have experienced several instances where the connection was lost (for a fraction of a second) disrupting the song.  I’m not sure what is causing that (could be the device I paired the headphones with).  That being said, this is quite common with wireless headphones and was not enough to bother me.  I will say that the range of the headsetheadphones and was not enough to bother me.  I will say that the range of the headset (30 feet) is amazing.  I like being able to move around the house with carrying my device with me while it’s charging

 

3.There is a clip on the wire connecting the two earbuds that allow you to clip it to your shirt when working out.  When trying to remove the clip, it sometimes stays with the shirt – becoming separated from the wire.  I would have liked the clip to be fully secured to the wire as there is a good chance you could lose it.

Overall, I am very happy with my BoseSoundSport wireless headphones.  Very happy.  I will never go back to wired headphones again.  This headphones are the right choice for me.  They are extremely comfortable, they fit well, and – most importantly – they sound amazing.  I encourage picking them up – especially if you listen to music while active.

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shirt COS, pants: Old Navy, Shoes : Feragamo, bag: Chanel, Earphones: Bose