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Bose SoundSport in-ear headphones - Charcoal
- Deep, clear sound enhanced by exclusive TriPort technology for crisp highs and natural-sounding lows. Connectivity Technology: Wired
- Proprietary Stay Hear tips, in three sizes, conform to your ear's shape to stay comfortably in place all day
- Sweat and weather-resistant; engineered and tested for lasting quality and durability
- Matching protective carrying case included
- Headphone Type: Earbud Home Sport Headphones
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In the box
- SoundSport in-ear headphones
- 3 pairs StayHear tips (S, M, L)
- Carry case
- Clothing clip
Engineered to go wherever life takes you
Bose SoundSport in-ear headphones deliver deep, clear sound for the music you love, and a durable design to keep up with whatever your day brings. TriPort technology provides crisp highs and natural-sounding lows, while the sweat- and weather-resistant design helps ensure they survive the rigors of your daily life. And StayHear tips keep them comfortably in place through it all.
- Enjoy your music with deep, clear sound from exclusive TriPort technology
- Sweat- and weather-resistant; engineered and tested for lasting quality and durability
- Proprietary StayHear tips conform to your ears’ shape to stay comfortably in place all day long
- Lightweight carrying case stores and protects headphones
Built to go where you go
Sweat- and weather-resistant design helps ensure these headphones survive the rigors of your daily life.
Conforms to your ears
StayHear tips conform to the shape of your ears so they stay comfortably in place all day long, even through tough workouts
Pick your color
SoundSport headphones come in your choice of Charcoal or Frost.
Lightweight, durable case
Sport-inspired case matches your headphones and protects and stores them when not in use. Karabiner lets the case tag along wherever your workout takes you.
Bose Sound Sport in-ear headphones deliver deep, clear sound for the music you love, with a durable design that stands up to the rigors of your day. Exclusive TriPort technology provides crisp highs and natural-sounding lows, while acoustic ports are positioned to resist sweat and weather, and hydrophobic cloth keeps moisture out. Proprietary Stay Hear tips conform to your ears' shape, so they stay comfortably in place all day long. They even include a matching carrying case for storage and added protection. Meet the headphones engineered to go wherever life takes you. Included: Sound Sport in-ear headphones; 3 pairs Stay Hear tips (S, M, L); carrying case; clothing clip.
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Durability: 8/10 I am very active and exercise almost daily. I have taken these headphones on runs in the winter, summer (even 120 degree heat and high humidity in the desert), hikes in the mountains, and time at the gym. They have held up incredibly well and show no signs of wear yet. My last pair, an older model, was ruined from sitting in a sauna and then walking out into the winter cold. The change of temperature eventually warped the rubber and exposed some wires, but that was my fault. ANYWAY, I'd say for the extreme climates and amount of running and exercise I put these through they hold help really well. I am pretty careful with them and I gave them an 8/10 because the wires are pretty thin and if they were snagged or pinched by anything the would easily break, but not any easier than other headphones...treat them well and they'll last forever.
Sound: I have run soundboard at churches for a couple years now, and I enjoy good quality audio so hopefully this adds some credit to my review. I own some PolkAudio over-ear headphones, Klipsch Computer speakers, high end sound in my car and I've listened to many different headphones. I'd easily say that these have above average sound quality. People have different tastes and perceptions of sound so what I hear might be different for you.
Loudness: I work in mechanic shops and I probably have a little hearing loss so I listen to my music pretty loud, these headphones definitely put out loud volume without any clarity/detail loss in the sound quality. At loud volumes people around shouldn't be too bothered by the noise because they do a pretty good job of directing the sound into your ear. I didn't want to be "that guy" bothering everyone around me with my headphones turned up loud.
Bass: is as good as you can get with such a small speaker and comfortable fit. I'd say it produces well balanced bass for most music but it's nothing that will rattle your brain. If you're all about bass than go get some over the ear headphones.
Overall: well balanced sound at all ends of the frequency scale. No loss in clarity at higher volumes. These won't blow your mind with high quality audio (they're tiny little speakers...they're going to have limitations obviously)
Comfort: This is probably the biggest selling point for me. I have many times literally fallen asleep in my bed for hours with these headphones in my ear. While other headphones can be very uncomfortable while lying on your ear, these feel great. You can literally lie your head on top of the headphone and you'll only feel slight pressure inside your ear, but nothing that is painful. After waking up with these in my ears all night my ear has never been sore. While sitting/standing/walking/running these barely feel like they're in your ear. They're the most comfortable headphones I've ever used and sit very naturally in your ear. They don't extend very far down inside your ear either which I appreciate. Another great benefit is that they STAY IN YOUR EAR. As I said, I run and exercise A LOT, sleep with them in, hike, etc... and I've never had them come out of my ear. They'll take a good strong tug to pull them out of your head (and when/if that happens they're so soft it doesn't hurt your ear). I'd have to say that the comfort and secureness of these headphones are alone worth the price.
Mic/inline control/cord: The mic works extremely well, I use this all the time to make phone calls and facetime. I've never had an issue with it and everyone on the other end can hear me clearly. It picks up a little noise around so I wouldn't use it in a busy/loud environment, but it works great when you're alone in a car or on a trail somewhere. The controls work great and are in a good location on the cord. The cord is plenty long to reach down to your pants pocket or to set on a desk while sitting. No issues there.
About the only possible downside (depending on your preferences) is the noise isolation. These do not have active noise cancelation and are not designed for noise isolation. These headphones let in a decent amount of ambient noise around you. I prefer this because I like to hear cars coming, and people around me. I like to be aware of what's going on around me and these let me do just that. They do not block out a lot of sound so if you plan on using these for commuting on a bus or plane then perhaps another pair of headphones would be better (like over the ear headphones). Again, this depends on your personal preference, I like hearing a little of my surroundings so I don't get mauled by a bear or hit by a car or something crazy.
I hope this helps give you a neutral opinion on these headphones. I think bose deserves to sell them at a higher price because there is nothing on the market that is as comfortable and reliable as these.
My previous Bose in ear Ultra still works, which is a small consolation. I also have two Bose radios with an impeccable quality over decades. Bose means good sound and quality to us. That said, it seems that Bose lowered the durability of its in ear headphones by replacing the T connector and making the wires thinner ( there is slight but noticeable electrostatic noise when the wire gets close to my strap heart rate monitor).
Now is my time to assess Bose user warranty... will update this post when warranted
Edit: 3 months, another failure. Can actually see a bit of wire poking through the jacket 1/8" or so above the plug. These were in no way abused and I probably ran about 150 miles. So much for being more rugged. Going back to my credit card company for some relief under their extended warranty program and looking for something different. Might just switch to some $10-15 Skullcandy which sound great and could be considered disposable if I get even 1/4 the life.
Edit: maybe 6 weeks, another failure. Got about 150 miles out of this pair too, so maybe that's the deal. Maybe I should track headphone mileage like shoe mileage (though I get 350 miles out of a pair of shoes of similar cost.)
Edit: I eventually just went to a set of Bluetooth earbuds. Bose didn't get my business on those. The bluetooth ones I got had an early failure just a couple days after purchase and were replaced by the retailer, but they have since been flawless, assuming I remember to charge them. I've gotten well over 1000 miles out of them and counting.
This experience puts a serious question in my mind about ever considering another Bose product.