Bose SoundSport Free Sweatproof Bluetooth True Wireless Earbuds

Last updated date: July 24, 2020

DWYM Score
7.7

Bose SoundSport Free Sweatproof Bluetooth True Wireless Earbuds

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 76 expert reviews, the Bose Bose SoundSport Free Sweatproof Bluetooth True Wireless Earbuds placed 13th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 30, 2020:
Checkout The Best Wireless Earbuds for a detailed review of all the top wireless earbuds.

Expert Summarized Score
7.6
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.9
10,438 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Bose's SoundSport Free, a set of totally wireless earphones, offers richer sound than Apple's AirPods and a more secure fit.
- CNET
These are easily the best-sounding truly wireless earbuds to date.
- The Verge
Powerful audio performance with boosted bass response.
- PC Magazine
Bass extends low and offers nice impact without bleeding into the mids.
- Tech Radar
Despite my initial skepticism, I found these Bose 'buds comfortable to wear, even for three straight hours.
- Wired
What experts didn't like
The buds stick out pretty far from your ears.
- CNET
There’s also the matter of the price, which is at the high end of the wireless earbud market.
- The Verge
Expensive. Very sculpted sound signature.
- PC Magazine
The driver housings are the largest we’ve ever seen from a truly wireless pair of earbuds.
- Tech Radar
Moreover, the design doesn’t seem to make sense, especially for workout headphones.
- Wired

From The Manufacturer

No wires mean no limits. And Bose sound sport free headphones are completely wireless, so you can enjoy total freedom of movement with nothing-not even a single cord-in your way. The acoustic package is designed to deliver sound so clear and powerful it will motivate you to go faster, lift heavier and train longer. Bluetooth technology transmits music from your phone to the headphones, so music plays reliably and consistently whether your phone is in your nearby gym bag, pocket or strapped to your arm. Worried your earbuds will fall out during your workout? don't be. Stay hear+ sport tips are built to stay comfortably in place, even when you're training hard. And if you can't find an earbud, all hope is not lost. You can track down lost earbuds using the Bose connect app's “find my buds” feature. It shows when and where the earbuds were last connected to your phone. Still having trouble finding your earbuds? don't worry, an audio signal from the headphones can Alert you to their location. Don't sweat your sweat (or the weather) either, because water-repellent materials Inside the earbuds help keep moisture out. Off a single charge, the earbuds play for up to five hours, and the fully charged case gives you an additional 10 hours of music, ready to play when you are. When not in use, the charging case is designed with built-in magnets to keep the earbuds securely in place. Play or pause tracks and access your phone's Siri or your Google assistant right from the earbud. You can even take phone calls, through the right earbud only.

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An Overview On Wireless Earbuds

When it comes to convenience, it’s hard to beat a good pair of wireless earbuds. Whether you’re working out or just doing chores around the house, you’ll avoid the inconvenience of needing your phone within reach. And, you won’t need to deal with removing that pesky wire that seems to get caught on everything.

But if you’ve ever tried to find a good pair of earbuds of any type, you know how challenging it can be. You’ll need for the earpieces to fit snugly and comfortably into your outer ear. Ears are, of course, shaped differently from one person to another, which only adds to that challenge. However, there are some wireless earbuds on the market that are built to compensate for those shape differences, conforming perfectly to the contours of most ears.

Comfortable fit goes beyond simply letting you wear your earbuds for hours without fatigue. Well-made earbuds also fit in a way that keeps outside noise out, which is especially important if you listen in crowded areas, like gyms. Chances are, though, you’re most concerned about audio quality, especially if you’re a music lover. Some earbuds provide better sound than others, especially for sophisticated listeners who look for features like bass response.

With wireless earbuds, there are a couple of extra elements you’ll need to consider. One is battery life since you’ll have to put your earbuds on a charger when you aren’t using them. If you leave the house with your earbuds and use them throughout the day, you may find you run out of juice with some earbuds.

The other consideration with wireless earbuds is pairing. Instead of plugging a cord into the jack of your smartphone, you’ll have to connect using Bluetooth technology, and some earbuds handle this task better than others. Ideally, once you’ve connected, you’ll stay that way throughout the day. But some earbuds will lose connectivity intermittently, forcing you to repeat the process of manually pairing them.

DWYM Fun Fact

You may not want to think about it, but your earbuds collect dust, wax and dead skin cells. Since they come in direct contact with the interior of your ears, experts recommend cleaning them on a regular basis, especially if you’re storing them in your purse or gym bag. Failure to do so could lead to a variety of ear issues, including infections.

All you need to clean your earbuds is a little dishwashing detergent and water. Unplug your earbuds and wipe gently with a soft cloth. For even more sanitation, you can clean them using a cotton swab dipped in either rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. Quickly dry them with a soft cloth after wiping.

The Wireless Earbuds Buying Guide

  • Sound quality can be a subjective thing, but some companies have developed a reputation for their superior audio.
  • Audio doesn’t just matter when you’re enjoying your favorite tunes. Some wireless earbuds use four microphones and audio stability to ensure your phone calls go as smoothly as possible.
  • As valuable as crystal-clear audio performance is, though, it won’t mean anything if you’re miserable while wearing your earbuds. Look for headphones that are designed with winged tips to help keep them in your ears. Some models even provide three to six different sized tips to ensure you find the fit that’s right for you.
  • One pitfall of wireless earbuds is that, unlike their wired counterparts, you have to charge them after a certain number of hours of use. You’ll get the longest battery life out of models that promise up to eight hours of use on a charge.
  • If you’re concerned with connection issues, you may want to stick with a model that is known to rarely drop a Bluetooth connection.
  • Sometimes it isn’t necessarily the audio you’re getting from your earbuds, but the extent to which it masks the noise around you. The silicone tips that ship with some wireless earbuds provide a sealing effect that that offers good noise-isolating functionality. Some headphones offer noise suppression to keep those outside sounds out.
  • When it’s time to switch songs or adjust the volume, it can be annoying to go back to your device. Go with a wireless earbud set that has onboard volume, track and digital assistant controls to let you leave your device in your pocket or workout bag while you’re listening.
  • Moisture is always a concern with electronics, and it can be tough to keep earbuds dry. This is especially true if you wear your earbuds while exercising. Look for wireless earbuds that are both water and sweat-resistant, although you shouldn’t swim or shower in them like you would a waterproof pair.
  • If the high price of wireless earbuds has kept you away, you may be excited to know that there are plenty of affordable models on the market that are still high-quality.
  • Look for a set of wireless earbuds that comes with a carrying case. Some models even have zippered carrying cases that can attach to a keychain.
  • If you’re looking for a pair of earbuds that you can wear without people noticing, you’ll want to avoid models with headphones that are on the bulky side.