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Bose SoundSport Free

alaTest has collected and analyzed 545 reviews of Bose SoundSport Free. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and comfort are generally positive. The size and sound are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the noise isolation and portability.

usability, sound, size, comfort, reliability

portability, noise isolation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Bose SoundSport Free is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

A pricier, better sounding alternative to Apple's AirPods

 

Although some small design gripes remain, Bose's SoundSport Free are among the best totally wireless earphones available now.

Bose's SoundSport Free, a set of totally wireless earphones, offers richer sound than Apple's AirPods and a more secure fit. The buds are water-resistant and durable, battery life is decent and a charging case provides two extra charges on the go.

The buds stick out pretty far from your ears. The case is a little large compared to the AirPods' and Jabra Elite 65t's cases.

Although Bose's SoundSport Free may not be perfect, thanks to some software upgrades and a price drop, it's become one of the best -- and best sounding -- totally wireless earphones.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Bose SoundSport Free review

 

Apple's AirPods may have dominated the totally wireless headphone market since their release but some compelling alternatives, including the Bose SoundSport Free, have hit the market in recent months.

Bose's SoundSport Free, a set of totally wireless earphones, offers richer sound than Apple's AirPods and a more secure fit. The buds are water-resistant and durable, battery life is decent and a charging case provides two extra charges on the go.

Fairly pricey. Some reports of audio syncing issues when watching videos. Buds stick out pretty far from your ears.

Better than the AirPods in some ways, the Bose SoundSport Free are among the best totally wireless headphones, although some small performance issues keep them from achieving a more exalted status.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Sean O'Kane (theverge.com)

Bose SoundSport Free review: truly wireless earbuds never sounded so good

 

But that comes at a cost in more ways than one

Fantastic sound ; Water resistant ; Rock solid connection

They struggle in loud environments ; Don’t always sync with video ; High price tag

Oct, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Bose SoundSport Free

 

The bass-forward Bose SoundSport Free earphones are expensive, but nail the design and operational details right better than any other pair in the growing wire-free category.

Powerful audio performance with boosted bass response. Exceptionally secure fit. Water-resistant design. Simple, easy-to-use on-ear controls. App simplifies pairing process.

Expensive. Very sculpted sound signature.

I was starting to wonder until recently if I'd ever review a pair of true wireless earphones that isn't overshadowed by its flaws. With the SoundSport Free, Bose gets the design, fit, ease of use, and sound quality down in a way that the competition...

Oct, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Charles A. Cohen (tomsguide.com)

Bose SoundSport Free Review: Superior Wireless Audio and Comfort

 

The Bose SoundSport Free earphones were a bit of a surprise on many levels during my testing. The first thing that struck me and will likely strike you is when you open the package, these buds are relatively large.

One of the best-sounding wireless headphones yet ; Well-designed charging base ; Tips and jacket are one piece, making it hard to lose tips ; Comfortable to wear and stay in place during exercise routines

Relatively large buds stick out of ears ; Noise isolation is lacking for noisy environments like a gym ; Expensive compared to competition

The Bose SoundSport Free provide great wireless audio quality in a comfortable design for long listening sessions.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : TechGuru (nerdtechy.com)

First-Look Review of the Bose SoundSport Free Wireless Headphones

 

Released in November 2017, the Bose SoundSport Free Wireless Headphones represent Bose's first completely wireless in-ear offering. Boasting a host of innovative technologies and two styles, Bose looks to stand out above the crowd of similar products.

Ultimately, there’s a lot to like about the Bose SoundSport Free Wireless Headphones. The water resistance and customizable fit make them an excellent choice if you’re looking for wireless earbuds with premium sound quality for your workout.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

Bose SoundSport Free

 

Bose SoundSport Free review: Bose's first truly wireless headphones are designed for sport but a chunky design and fiddly controls mean these aren't perfect.

Secure fit ; Good sound quality ; Robust build ; Decent battery life

Chunky design ; Difficult-to-use buttons ; Large charging case

Bose’s first truly wireless earbuds don’t quite hit the mark, even if there’s a lot to like.

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Bose SoundSport Free review

 

Bose's truly wireless in-ears are almost the perfect package.

Weighty, full-bodied sound ; Deep, powerful bass ; Even tonal balance

Unreliable wireless connection between earbuds

Impressive features and impressive sound to boot – we’d just like a more stable connection

Mar, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Bose SoundSport Free review

 

Bose's truly wireless in-ears fall just short of sporting greatness...

Deep, powerful bass ; Nicely balanced and rounded sound ; Impressive battery life ; Find My Buds feature

Wireless connection between earbuds can be flaky

They'll wow you with their sound quality and features, but it’s hard to ignore the Frees' sometimes flaky connection

Mar, 2018

Pocket-lint Editor's Choice 2018

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (pocket-lint.com)

Bose SoundSport Free review: The best wire-free sports earphones by a mile

 

While they don't have some of the smart fitness features you get in the likes of the Lifebeam Vi or Jabra Elite Sport, the SoundSport Free are

Great sound ; Comfortable to wear for long periods ; Battery life is immense ; Nifty "find my earbuds" feature ; Solid connection

Design means the buds stick out quite a bit ; No customisable equaliser ; No heart-rate monitor ; Buttons are hard to press

While the Bose doesn't have some of the smart fitness features you get in the likes of the

Feb, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery life (max):5
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Time:2
Rechargeable:Y

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue, White, Yellow
International Protection (IP) code:IPX4
Waterproof:Y
Wearing style:In-ear

Headphones

Ear coupling:Intraaural
Noise-canceling:Y
Wearing style:In-ear

Other Features

Charging base:Y
Charging Time:2

Packaging Data

Cables included:USB
Carrying case:Y
Quantity:1

Ports & interfaces

1/4" connector:N
1/8" connector:N
2/32" connector:N
Bluetooth:Y
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
USB connectivity:Y

Power

Battery life (max):5
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Rechargeable:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.2
Height:1.25
Weight:1
Width:1