Bose Soundsport video unboxing
BOSE SOUNDSPORT WIRELESS – FEATURES
The SoundSport Wireless connect via Bluetooth to your phone relatively painlessly and also have NFC if you have a compatible device. The range is pretty good and I had them working 30 feet away. The controls are easy to use and I like the auto turn off feature when they have been inactive for a period of time
Bose claims that the battery life will get you around 6 hours of constant playback, which isn’t anything special if we’re being honest about it. Luckily the SoundSport wireless did surprise me and we were able to max out playback time at 6 hours and 45 minutes. It’s not too great if you’re playing non-stop, but in real world usage this lasted me the entire work week.
BOSE SOUNDSPORT WIRELESS – DESIGN
The Bose Soundsport wireless are bulky, but I think they are comparable to the other wireless earphones I have used. The build quality is really good and what you would expect from a Bose product. In the box you get a soft-shell pouch to store them in and on first glance this does look cheap and I think after a while the Bose logo may come off.
On top of the right earbud is a single button responsible for pairing and powering them on, but you’ll still have to use the in-line mic and remote for playback controls. The control module and the wire are also nicely constructed and don’t go flying around as I run.
BOSE SOUNDSPORT WIRELESS – USABILITY AND PERFORMANCE
I found using these for long periods of time very comfortable and sometimes I actually forgot I had them in. When using them running or a bike I found they just stayed in and this was a big surprise to me as I previously owned cheaper wireless earphones that had fallen out.
Audio quality, as you might imagine from a Bose product, was excellent. The thumping bass line in Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” helped me keep my pace up, without overwhelming me with low-end noise. Like other Bose headphones, the audio profile is balanced, so you won’t hear the overblown bass that’s common on many other headphones.
One final tip, these have a crocodile clip and my advice would be to find the right place to clip it. I recommend you move your head around to find the right place as this could be one of the reasons the Soundsports could come out during an activity.
BOSE SOUNDSPORT WIRELESS – CONCLUSION
Despite their bulk, the Bose Soundsports are comfortable to wear, and deliver clean and mostly uninterrupted audio, whether you’re on the move or sitting at your desk. And, at £139, they’re no more expensive than many of their premium competitors
I am Jon R and the editor of Active JR that covers wearables, fitness tech and smart home. I have a huge passion for technology having worked in the sector for over 18 years in a variety of roles and I like combining this with fitness.
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