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Bose SoundSport Free

alaTest has collected and analyzed 691 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. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The comfort and usability are also mentioned favorably. The noise isolation and portability get negative views.

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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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Parker Hall (

Bose SoundSport Free true wireless headphones review


5 hours of battery life ; IPX4-rated waterproofing ; Good bass response ; Comfortable

Large form factor ; Pricier than similar competitors

With five hours of battery life, limited waterproofing, and good sound, the Bose SoundSport Free are a well-made entry into the fully wireless headphone market – especially if you’re a bass lover. Still, you can get better fully wireless headphones for...

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

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 : Sean O'Kane (

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 (

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

Expert review by : Sam Vafaei , Marc Henney, Yannick Khong (

Bose SoundSport Free HEADPHONES


The are surprisingly good-sounding truly wireless earbuds. They have a comfortable earbud fit with a semi-open design for outdoor runners, but this also makes them a bit worse for commuting since they do not block a lot of noise. Unfortunately, they...

Great audio reproduction. ; Stable and comfortable fit. ; Sturdy and durable build quality.

Poor noise isolation, by design. ; Bulky truly wireless design. ; High latency.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Max Mutter Steven Tata change comparison (

Bose SoundSport Free Review


While these buds sound very good, they really don't live up to the "sport" part of their name. These heavier than average totally wireless earbuds felt...

The is a reasonable attempt at athletically inclined, truly wireless earbuds, but other companies have already done better.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Séamus Bellamy (

Bose SoundSport Free true wireless headphones review: These splash-proof earbuds will please athletes and audiophiles


The SoundSport Free provide equal helpings of excellent sound and situational awareness, making them a great choice for athletes.

Forward-sounding bass, excellent balance of mids and highs ; Outstanding Bluetooth connectivity ; IPX4 weather resistance ; Provide good situational awareness for runners ; 15 hours total battery life, charging case battery included

Expensive ; Larger than most hardware in its class ; Designed to allow outside sound in—may not appeal to all listeners

At $249, the Bose SoundSport Free are expensive: you can find a number of competent true wireless headsets for significantly less. But with their nearly unflappable Bluetooth reception, water resistance, easy to use controls and brilliant sound, we...

Dec, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Charles A. Cohen (

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 (

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 (

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

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