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Bose SoundSport Free

We have collected and analysed 34 expert reviews and 543 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 76/100 and users rate it 79/100. The average review date is Jan 26, 2018. We have compared these reviews to 1780950 reviews from other Headphones & Headsets. The alaScore™ for this product is 96/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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Expert review by : Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

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

Expert review by : Parker Hall (digitaltrends.com)

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 (cnet.com)

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 : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Bose SoundSport Free review

 

Bose's truly wireless in-ears are almost the perfect package.

Weighty, full-bodied sound ; Deep, powerful bass ; Even tonal balance

Unreliable wireless connection between earbuds

Impressive features and impressive sound to boot – we’d just like a more stable connection

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Sean O'Kane (theverge.com)

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 (pcmag.com)

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 (stuff.tv)

Bose SoundSport Free review

 

Bose's truly wireless in-ears fall just short of sporting greatness...

Deep, powerful bass ; Nicely balanced and rounded sound ; Impressive battery life ; Find My Buds feature

Wireless connection between earbuds can be flaky

They'll wow you with their sound quality and features, but it’s hard to ignore the Frees' sometimes flaky connection

Mar, 2018

Pocket-lint Editor's Choice 2018

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (pocket-lint.com)

Bose SoundSport Free review: The best wire-free sports earphones by a mile

 

While they don't have some of the smart fitness features you get in the likes of the Lifebeam Vi or Jabra Elite Sport, the SoundSport Free are

Great sound ; Comfortable to wear for long periods ; Battery life is immense ; Nifty "find my earbuds" feature ; Solid connection

Design means the buds stick out quite a bit ; No customisable equaliser ; No heart-rate monitor ; Buttons are hard to press

While the Bose doesn't have some of the smart fitness features you get in the likes of the

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Lewis Leong (techradar.com)

Bose SoundSport Free True Wireless Earbuds review

 

Wireless earbuds built for quiet environments

Excellent, balanced sound ; Built for abuse ; Good battery life

Awful ambient noise isolation ; Earbuds fit loosely and stick out ; Comparatively expensive

The Bose SoundSport Free are an excellent sounding pair of wireless headphones with an ultra-reliable connection. They can an easily withstand the abuses of working out, however, their poor fit and open design will turn many casual listeners away. For...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Anirudh Regidi (tech.firstpost.com)

Bose SoundSport Free review: One step forward, two steps backward

 

If you only listen to music and podcasts while working out or while commuting, Bose has achieved its goal. If you expect anything else, however, Bose has failed.

The SoundSport Free had one job, to outdo the SoundSport Wireless by offering a truly wireless experience, and it has, after a fashion. Audio quality has been improved and the charging case is a huge bonus.

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery life (max):5
Battery recharge time:2
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Time:2
Rechargeable:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue, White, Yellow
International Protection (IP) code:IPX4
Product colour:Blue, White, Yellow
Protection features:Waterproof
Volume Control:Digital
Waterproof:Y
Wearing style:In-Ear

Headphones

Ear coupling:Intraaural
Noise-canceling:Y
Wearing style:In-Ear

Other features

Charging base:Y
Charging Time:2

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Carrying case:Y
Charging base:Y
Extra earbuds:Y

Packaging Data

Cables included:USB
Carrying case:Y
Extra earbuds:Y
Package depth:47.5
Package height:37.5
Package weight:80
Package width:100
Quantity:1

Ports & interfaces

2.5 mm connector:N
3.5 mm connector:N
6.35 mm connector:N
Bluetooth:Y
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
USB Connectivity:Y

Power

Battery life (max):5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Rechargeable:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:30.5
Height :31.8
Package depth:47.5
Package height:37.5
Package weight:80
Package width:100
Weight:28.3
Width:25.4