Bose true wireless earbuds are unique for their signature eartips and design, their first sports TWS, the SoundSport Free are quite big but have good sound and fit.
Eventually Bose offers something smaller and better sound than SoundSport Free, the Bose Sport Earbuds sound excellent and it’s a trim down and ditched ANC version of Bose QC EarBuds.
Dual Microphone + øNA Dynamic Drivers
Bose Sport Earbuds have just 5 hours of battery life and IPX4 rating, But their selling points are great sound and sport features.TheBestEarbuds.com
Sound signature: Balanced sound with a bit bass forward
- Particularly good sound
- Notable wingtips
- Smaller than other Bose’s TWS
- Greatly stable Bluetooth connection
- Comfort and Fit: 8.0
- Battery life: 6.5
- Bass: 8.5
- Mid-range: 8.5
- Treble: 8.5
- Bluetooth stability: 8.0
- Sport feature: 8.0
- Call quality: 6.5
- For gaming and watching video: 7.5
- Sound signature: Balanced sound with a bit bass forward
- Stick out
- Average call quality
- No multipoint feature
7.8 Bose Sport Earbuds
Bose Sport Earbuds are sports-focused earbuds but their sound is comparable up against other top sounding TWS like Jabra Elite Active 65t. Being sports means wing eartips, durable design and open-design you won’t hear less “noise” created by your movements, and Bose did a great job to incorporates these features into their buds
Package & Accessories – 7.5/10
- A pair of Bose Sport Earbuds
- Charging case (no wireless charging)
- Small and Large StayHear™ Max tips
- USB-C charging cable
Battery life – 6.5/10
Our battery test: the Bose Sport Earbuds can last for approximately 5 hours (the outdated spec) that’s quite short given other can get up to 8 hours between charges, with their buds’ size I was expected them last longer. Quick charging 15min/2hours.
Pairing and Connectivity – 8/10
It’s easy to pair with iOS or Android phones. Solid Bluetooth connection during exercise, no Bluetooth drop off or randomly disconnecting.
Unfortunately the Sport Earbuds don’t support multipoint – the feature that I think at the price point should be included.
Design And Build Quality – 8.0/10
Build quality is great even with just IPX4 rating, I would say the Bose Sports Earbuds are rugged and able to stand still during your vigorous exercise.
Touch control works, though there is a learning curve to get used to it. It’s not the most sensitive touch control, related to your excessive sweating, the touch may be even less sensitive or difficult to tap.
Comfort & Fit – 8.0/10
Sporty look – Bose still keep their bold, sturdy looking for their earbuds, though the buds are lighter, smaller than Bose SoundSport Free, they still stick out, that may be a good thing and many people like it as long as earbuds stay put.
Call Performance – 6.5/10
Targeting sports and fitness enthusiasts, the Bose Sport Earbuds’ call quality isn’t great! it’s just good even with dual mics to reduce the ambient noise. If you need a pair with superior call quality, check out Anker Liberty Air 2, Airpods Pro or Galaxy Buds+.
Sound Quality – 8.5/10
EQ is not included, actually I rarely use EQ to toggle between pre-sets EQ for different kinds of music. So EQ is not really an important thing if earbuds have default good sound.
The aging SoundSport Free (Release date. September 22, 2017) are tagged with their balance sound, extended, fully presented bass, wide and open soundstage and impressive imaging, the Sport Earbuds do something better for bass and clarity and their sound tends to be well balanced overall. Since they are semi-in ear so the bass doesn’t hold as tightly as others with sealed in design, but bass definition is excellent and bass boost is just fantastic.
Selected comparisons, Soundcore liberty Pro 2 – deeper bass, QuietComfort Earbuds – more dynamic sound, or SoundSport Free – sound less clear, less defined bass.
Bose Sport Earbuds’s spec
- Bluetooth version: 5.1
- Driver size: NA size, dynamic driver
- Touch control
- Battery life: 5 hours
- Wireless charging case
- Colors: Baltic Blue, Glacier White, Triple Black
- Codec: SBC and AAC