Review of Bose Soundsport Free Live Truly Wireless Earbuds.
Product Name: Bose Soundsport Free
Product Description: The Bose Soundsport Free comes with a rich design that suits everyday use. Even though the buds and case look more significant than other products, it is lightweight and easy to carry around
The Bose Soundsport Free provides excellent sound quality and many other features that give value for money.
IPX4 water resistance rating
Lightweight and Unique Ear tips
Find my Buds option from the app
Quality and Well-balanced Sound
Bigger earbuds & Bigger case
No Active Noise Cancelation & No Passive Noise Isolations
The Bose Soundsport Free comes with an excellent water resistance rating of IPX4. It can withstand water splashes, which means you have nothing to worry about wearing these out while there is a drizzle. It is sweat proof as well, which means you have got no reason to worry about while you use these during your workout sessions. It is what you get with most brands of earbuds apart from the Jabra Elite Active 75t, which comes with a high rating of IPX7.
Compared to the time these Bose Soundsport Free was released in 2017, the truly wireless earbud market has progressed so far now. Hence, the size of these Soundsport Free earbuds could be out of style. There are options like the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, which stays in the ear canal with ease.
The charging case, which comes in a unique turbinal design, is quite big once compared with the other brands. This could be a negative aspect when you consider the mobility of the product. Users wouldn’t want to carry a big case in their pockets wherever they go.
Amidst a few useful features, the Bose Soundsport Free has failed when it comes to certain aspects. These shortcomings may work against the product when you look at its price tag. When you can afford an Apple Airpod Pro for 249$, why go for Bose Soundsport Free, which does not even have passive noise isolations?
Also, there are better products in the market for a much lower price. Brands like the Jabra Elite Active 75t are one of them. At the time of its release, these Bose Soundsport Free was one of the best options in the market but, not anymore.
Many big brands in the market come with Active Noise Cancelations, brands like Apple Aripod Pro, Sennheiser Momentum 2, and the Galaxy Buds Live are few of them. With the addition of Active Noise Cancellation, the audio experience becomes much better in crowded areas. Other major brands use the ear tips to drown out the ambient noises; this is called passive noise isolation.
Unfortunately, the Bose Soundsport Free does not have either of these features. The Hearnow+ ear tips are unique and super comfortable. But it does not have a seal to keep put the ambient noises from entering the ear. Which means you will continuously be hearing all the ambient noises around you.
The Bose Soundsport Free does not support aptX, which is why an android user might notice a lag when it comes to high-resolution video streaming. This is something fundamental when it comes to truly wireless earbuds, which you find nowadays. However, if you are spending 249$ for a pair of buds, these shortcomings aren’t acceptable.
This issue would not affect Apple users since the Bose Soundsport Free supports AC Bluetooth CODEC.
The Bose Soundsport free comes with a unique design feature. It is called the Hearnow+ ear tips. These ear tips are different from any other ear tip you see in the market. These do not go inside your ear. The design makes sure to keep the buds in your ear without getting stuck inside. This sort of design has its ups and downs.
The advantage of this design is that it is super comfortable. You can wear these buds all day long without feeling like there is something inside the ear. The downside of this is the fact that there is no passive noise isolation. Since it does not go inside the ear, the ambient noises can easily creep in and disturb what you listen to.
The buds are made of hard plastic with a rubber outer cover to help you grip. It weighs around 14 grams a bud, which adds to the comfortability factor of the earbuds. However, it is an upgrade from its predecessor, which had a wire connecting both earbuds. These Bose Soundsport Free truly wireless stay secured during adverse movement, so need not worry about using them jogging or skipping.
Apart from the controls mentioned above, you don’t have the luxury of changing or adding new commands to the controls keys. These controls keys are on the rubber outer cover.Unfortunately, these are hard to press. It needs some effort to use these keys. However, having a volume key makes life much easier for the user.
The Bose Soundsport Free supports both and Siri and Google Assistant. It opens up a broader market and more chances of people willing to go for these earbuds. In the app, you can find a
The Bose Connect app is available on both Apple and Android stores. You can use this app to know about the product, use the built equalizer, and other options. And an exciting option in the app is the Find My buds option. If you happen to mis[lace the buds, you could enable this option so that the bud will ring out an alarming sound until you locate it. It does not have a GPS facility, which means you can only find it by following the sound. In the app, you can find a switch-off timer that you can use so that the buds will automatically switch off if you fall asleep with music playing in the background.
Apart from the app, the Bose Soundsport free comes with a water resistance rating of IPX4. It means it can withstand splashes of water. It is sweat=proof as well. You can easily use these for your workout sessions.
Bose never disappoints when it comes to audio quality. With these new Soundsport Free truly wireless earbuds, they have achieved the same rate. It provides a clean sound, which is what we expect from Bose Products. The mids are so well balanced; you isolate different instruments while listening to music. It makes the audio experience colorful.
The Audio Balance is top-notch. You could hear the music from right around our head, which adds more value to the experience. Unfortunately, the Soundstage is not that broad. It’s a little too compact for our liking but, that is subjective. Apart from all that, the highs are clear, and it is balanced correctly. The lows are not too exaggerated, which could be not enough for the bass lovers, but it is still reasonable compared to many other earbuds.
The Bose Soundsport Free does not have any noise cancelation. Its Hearnow+ sport type ear tips do not drown the ambient noise. This could disturb the audio experience. However, you can increase the volume to fight this issue, but it won’t enough to drown out all the noise.
On the other hand, this is ideal for the working environment and jogging in the streets. You can know what is happening around you.
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The Bose Soundsport Free comes with 5 hours of guaranteed playback. It is below par when you compare with other earbuds such as the Jabra Elite Active 75t or the Samsung Galaxy Buds plus. It won’t be enough to get through the day, but you can wear these easily for your workout sessions. After testing these buds out, we used them for a little over four and a half hours, and it worked for ten minutes after giving the low battery warning.
The Unique charging case is big to accommodate both earbuds. It also provides two full additional charges, which adds up an extra 10 hours apart from the buds’ five hours. Two magnets keep the earbuds glued to the charging case. This will make sure the buds are in place at all times. When you pull the buds off the topic, it automatically switches on and ready to connect.
It takes around 2 hours to charge the earbuds fully. The case does not support wireless charging like in the Galaxy Buds Live, but it does support quick charging. A 15-minute charge will give 45 minutes of uninterrupted playback. Even though the fast charging feature is there, you can easily find products that use advanced quick charging and wireless charging methods. The perfect example is the all-new Galaxy Buds Live.
The Bose Soundsport Free does an excellent job when it comes to calls. It Keeps out the ambient noises well enough for the receiver at the other end to hear my voice. Since these buds do not have passive noise isolation, you can easily listen to what’s happening around while you are on the call.
The connectivity is a huge let-off, especially for Android users. The Bose Soundsport Free does not support aptX. It affects any android user while watching videos on Youtube or Netflix. However, Apple uses there won’t be an issue since it uses AC Bluetooth CODEC.
The connectivity lasts for more than 80 liner feat, which is good enough. You can pair up to 7 devices on the buds, and you can switch between the devices using the control button on the left earbud.
These Bose Soundsport Free truly wireless earbuds are not the most attractive earbuds in the market. The design, the price, and features do not rank so high in the long list of truly wireless earbuds. If you are a dedicated and loyal fan of Bose products, you might want to try these out. If you aren’t, then we believe you could find better options in the market. This is what we thin, do let us know your experience in the comment section below.