Bose Soundsport Wireless

Bose Soundsport Wireless

Mini Review

I'll start with the bad news first. When I first tried the Bose Soundsport Wireless I was on an airplane flying to Dallas and I was not impressed. The sound wasn't right at all and they let in a ton of noise. Yes, I know these are designed for workouts, sports, etc., but I was hoping for a little more sound isolation. I suppose I've been spoiled by the excellent sound isolation of in-ear monitors and I'm not used to these partial in-ears. Anyway, back to the sound. I found the the highs to be crisp and clean and the bass to be quick and punchy. However, the mid-range is (to my ears) very recessed and it smothers the sound with a veil that not even the highs can totally overcome. Talk about a huge downer.

Now the good news. When I got home from my trip I decided, given that I paid $150 for them, to give these buds another shot. I hooked them up at home and started a 40 hour burn-in period. Thankfully, it only took half of that time for the sound to change for the better. After around 10-20 hours of burn-in the mid-range started to really open up, stepped forward a notch or two out of the veil, and changed the overall sound of these ear buds. This little change with the midrange made the SoundSport so much more enjoyable to use. Oh, and did I mention the wing tips? I've never used these before but I have to give Bose credit. They work fantastically well, keep the buds in your ears, and are supremely comfortable. Finally, it's worth mentioning that these wireless buds last approximately six hours on a full charge, take roughly two hours to charge, and connect via Bluetooth and NFC. So far I haven't experienced any drops in connectivity which is pretty amazing. Final verdict: I'm keeping them.

Pros


  • Wireless.
  • Charge with a standard micro-USB port.
  • Sound great after a 10-20 hour burn it.
  • Extremely comfortable.
  • Wing-tip ear buds.

Cons


  • Don't bother listening to them until you burn them in.
  • Veiled sound when first used.
  • No sound isolation at all.

Product Link: Amazon

– Patrick


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