Let’s take a look at Bose’s latest wireless earphones.
Apple’s AirPods somehow started another trend in gadgets – wireless earphones. Sure, there has been a plethora of over the ear headphones available, but none of them featured small buds that go inside your ear.
We’ve seen multiple products from different companies, and now we’re checking out the Bose SoundSport Free that’s just been released a couple of weeks back. These are the company’s first true wireless earbuds, and they’re really good.
The Bose SoundSport Free’s in-ear design and IPX4 rating make it ideal for active usage (hence it’s under the SoundSport line). An included fin helps the earbuds stay inside your ear no matter how much you move, even if it protrudes outside your ear. I’ve worn them for a couple of hours and not once did I feel uncomfortable.
Most of the controls are located on the earbuds, including the volume and pairing buttons. These earbuds are housed in a special case that also charges them which in turns can be charged using a micro USB cable.
Pairing the device with your smartphone or tablet requires you to download the Bose Connect app, which should offer you other options on how to configure the device. Once that is done you can immediately start listening to your tunes. Also worth noting is that the app also lets you search an earbud just in case you misplace them.
This is where the Bose SoundSport Free truly shines. Bass is exceptionally deep without overpowering, and trebles are sharp enough to deliver various tones I’d normally won’t hear from other headphones. Voices are detailed and I didn’t experience any distortions even when I place it at a high volume.
If I had any quips, is that connection on the Bose SoundSport Free tends to falter at times. I’d be peacefully listening to music when it gets cut off and at times I’d have to put out my smartphone and check if it is paired. I’ve also experienced some lag, especially when listening to videos and watching movies.
The battery is where the Bose SoundSport Free also gets high marks. I managed to get around five and half hours of playback time before it told me it needed to be charged. The carrying case also brings another 10 hours of juice to the Bose SoundSport Free, making it the perfect companion for a long flight.
Overall, the Bose SoundSport Free does what it promises: deliver a good listening experience from a pair of wireless earbuds. It may have flaws, but performance and battery life are top-notch.
+ Excellent audio output
+ Easy to configure
+ Great battery life
– Connection dropouts
– Occasional lag when watching video
Final Rating: 4/5