The built-in mic offers solid intelligibility. While they don't have Apple's custom W1 Bluetooth chip, in my tests they delivered like the AirPods Bose's claimed 5 hours of battery life at moderate volume levels. Worried about losing an earbud? I live in Canada and use them outside in weather up to -20c and they work great. Just don't forget there are solid options like the available for far less. If you don't have the Bose Connect app, follow the directions within your smartphone's Bluetooth menu to connect the headphones. Although the design is a bit bulky and may not be everyone's cup of tea, the Bose SoundSport Free truly sound amazing. Allow up to 2 hours for the headphones to fully charge.
While both devices are quoted for five hours of battery life for the earbuds, both the SoundSport Free and the AirPods comes with charging cases that hold additional battery power. Comfort Built with sporty types in mind, the SoundSport Frees are both sweat- and water-resistant, and have a suitably rugged feel to them. But while they sound better than others, the earbuds are pretty straightforward. Off the top, credit to Bose for getting the most basic thing right about truly wireless earbuds: they work really well. What are the Bose SoundSport Free? Within the Settings menu of the app you can manage the Bluetooth connection, set an auto-off timer with intervals of 5, 20, and 40 minutes, 1 hour, 3 hours, or never , and enable or disable voice prompts.
Yes, that number is low for Bluetooth earphones in general, but it's not low for wire-free earphones, which typically last between three and four hours. AirPods have no such classification, so while you can wear them at the gym, you do so at your own risk. While Bose doesn't advertise full waterproofing, the buds survived a complete dunking without a problem in my tests. To connect your device and learn about more features, download the Bose Connect app to finish the connecting process. The feature has been misrepresented as some sort of convenience, when it's really just there to save battery life.
I'm seeing a lot of mixed reviews, which is why I want to add my own and say that once you go Bose, you won't go back. Plus, a quick 15-minute charge will give you 45 minutes of battery. Water and headphones typically don't play nicely together. Press the raised bumps at either end to move the volume up or down. Furthermore, the AirPods can give you up to three hours of listening time from a quick 15-minute charge in its case while the Bose can only get a measly 45 minutes. Did get the latest download to solve problem.
The charging case will provide a further 10 hours. By using a water-repellent mesh in the open ports, we can keep what's inside dry and fully functional. Truly wireless headphones are subject to some latency between audio and video. Peak power for peak performance A better athletic performance takes years of effort. They allow you to easily adjust the volume. Hence, the case carries up to two additional full charges after the first. Then, follow the directions within the Bose Connect app to finish pairing.
Things don't sound muddy here, but the attack of the loop is dulled a bit rather than standing out, and instead we notice the beefed-up sustain of the drums. Though neither the Bose SoundSport Free or AirPods have official noise-cancellation technology, the Bose pair of wireless earbuds come much closer than AirPods Their super-customized silicone earbuds offer a variety of fits for small and big ears alike, which allows the Bose SoundSport Free to isolate the sound from the outside world. Easiest pairing job I've ever done with a Bluetooth product and my phone. Bose avoids some other common missteps as well, like the use of swipes and even head- and gesture-based movements we're looking at you, Bragi to control far too many actions. This is the easiest to use, easiest to pair, and most simplified design we've tested in the true wireless category thus far. Would you have expected anything else from Bose? Bose StayHear Sport tips on each lightweight earbud stay comfortably and securely in place all workout long. In ears that stand out, but stay put These headphones have an unmatched combination of comfort and stability.
My favorite part is the wireless charge box that holds 5 extra hours charge for when I'm on the go, that's incredible! The W1 chip provides a smooth and seamless experience when it comes to not only pairing but controlling your whole iPhone from the AirPods. There a better choice , for sure. Yeah, they stick out from your ears, but honestly, you can't expect the highest sound quality to come from the most functional, easy to use, best-sounding earbuds. My expectations have been exceeded I use the earbuds to list to music, watch streaming videos, take phone calls, The design us perfect, most comfortable in ear eaebuds ice ever used Straight out of the package easy to use. They come in small, medium and large sizes, which means they should fit most ears though one member of our review team found them uncomfortable after an hour or so. And yet, I almost never experienced audio dropouts with the SoundSport Free earbuds.
They simply won't stay in my ears. Call audio will be heard in the right earbud. Just getting the buttons to engage when sitting down is a struggle, let alone trying to adjust volume or change tracks in the midst of a run or workout. If you're the type of person who gets motivated in their workout by added bass depth, the SoundSport Free will not disappoint you. Love that they are very comfortable and the best part is that they got perfect and they don't come off my ear. The only real design gripe I have is the same one levied at the SoundSport Wireless: The buds stick out from your ears quite a bit and aren't exactly discreet.
Bill Callahan's Drover, for instance, is a track that doesn't have a whole lot of deep bass in the mix, but through the SoundSport Free, both his baritone vocals and the drums get a nice boost—the vocals are extra rich in the low-mids, and the drums sound downright thunderous. Takes only moments to adjust to the interior ear fit. There's a playback menu at the bottom of the screen that expands when tapped—you can control playback, track navigation, and volume from here. Key differences When you break down the specs of both these devices side-by-side, the differences are mainly in the battery life, connection style, and water-resistant categories. Worried about losing an earbud? Orchestral tracks, like the opening scene in John Adams' The Gospel According to the Other Mary, get plenty of added bass presence, pushing the lower register instrumentation forward in the mix. Worried about losing an ear bud? Bose enters the arena with a winner. Snap the lid shut, and you have a 1.