Advantage: Bose SoundSport Free true wireless earbuds, a set of wireless earphones, offers richer sound than Apple’s AirPods and a more secure fit. They are water-resistant and very durable. The charging case provides two extra charges. Also, the battery is great.
Drawback: The case is much larger compared to the AirPods and Jabra Elite 65t’s cases. Earbuds stick out pretty far from your ears.
Conclusion: Bose SoundSport Free wireless earbuds may not be perfect, but with some software upgrades and a price drop, it has become one of the best wireless earbuds with the great sound quality!
Bose Soundsport Free vs Airpods
Apple’s AirPods which are growing in the market very fast have dominated the wireless headphone market! But the Bose SoundSport Free wireless earbuds have hit the market in these months. It is the cordless version of Bose’s popular and high rated SoundSport Wireless earphones. It also has lowered its price from under $250 to under $200.
Some of Apple AirPod Pro users can get a snug enough fit to use them while running. No doubt they work great for those people. But, a few people find it difficult to run using these AirPods. If we try to compare Bose Soundsport Free vs Airpods, SoundSport Free has a couple of advantages over the AirPods. The most important thing is the buds fit more than the AirPods.
What is the Bose Soundsport Free Specs?
Bose Soundsport Free Buttons, including volume controls, integrate into the buds themselves. They are very small in size. There is no problem even in skipping tracks forward by double-clicking on the middle button with the fingernail.
But the buds stick out from your ears quite a bit which is very irritating.
The earphones are quite sweat-resistant, with an IPX4 water-resistance rating. While Bose doesn’t advertise full waterproofing, these buds survived a complete dunking without a problem. They seem to be very built.
Get Better Sound Quality in Soundsport Free Wireless
If you are in a quiet room, the bass can sound a little bloated, which gives everything a quiet dull edge. But when you are walkaround outside, the bass sounds toned down because it is much competing with ambient noise, whether it’s the wind or traffic. The way iTunes, it sounds smoother and also much better balanced outdoors and in noisier indoor environments.
Sound comes only through the right earbud, making it a mono situation. It is a little disappointing that you do not get stereo sound, but the Free does perform very well as a mono headset. Bose made a tradeoff to get the best performance, but the AirPods and many other wireless buds will let you make phone calls in stereo.
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Improved Battery Life in Soundsport Free True Earbuds
These buds are on the larger side, Bose has been able to equip them with adequate and large-sized batteries. While they do not have Apple’s custom W1 Bluetooth chip, they delivered (like the Apple AirPod pro) Bose’s claimed 5 hours of battery life at moderate volume levels.
The included charging case also provides two additional full charges for up to 10 additional hours of battery life. Also, the case is larger than the AirPods’ case and not as lightweight.
New Feature in Bose Soundsport Free Connect App
They have a very independent nature. Also there is a perception that totally wireless earphones are very easy to lose. They also have a feature of Bose Soundsport Free App.
There is a new “Find My Buds” feature on the Bose Connect App that displays the last time and also the place they were to help locate them should they get lost.
You can also use that app to update the buds’ firmware, a 30- to 45-minute.
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|Specs||Bose Soundsport Free||Apple Airpods Pro||Sony-WF1000XM3||Jabra Elite 75t||Beats Powerbeats Pro|
|Price||Under $200||Under $250||Under $200||Under $200||Under $250|
Some Audio Lag Issue in Bose Soundsport Free
There is always an occasional touch of lag in the beginning. Bluetooth is laggy and that lag can even be more noticeable when you’re dealing with a set of wireless earbuds.
And so what happens is that unless the device and app you are using have a video delay built-in, the audio can be a touch behind. Sometimes the audio lag is noticeable and sometimes it’s noticeable very much.
Get Free Portable Charging Case
The magnetized case protects your earbuds and also holds them in place while they travel in your gym bag. And while it holds them, it also charges them, too. It can deliver two additional charging cycles or up to even 10 hours of battery life.
This charging case is included with the earbuds product online.
Does Bose Soundsport Free work with android?
Yes! Android users are also bound to experience audio-visual lag. iPhone users, however, benefit from AAC Bluetooth codec support, also providing high-quality wireless streaming.
Also Read: Bose Soundsport Wireless Review
Are Bose Soundsport Free Noise Cancelling Works Great?
The Bose SoundSport Free has a semi-open design and is not noise cancelling like the Sony WF-1000XM3. They let a lot of noise seep into your audio line which makes them a poor choice to use in loud noisy conditions, like commuting via public transit.
All the wireless earphones of Bose except Bose SoundSport Free wireless headphones offer noise cancellation.
Bose Soundsport Free Wireless Features
- Offers richer sound than Apple’s AirPods
- More secure fit.
- They are water-resistant
- Very durable.
- The charging case provides two extra charges.
- The battery life is great.
- No active noise cancellation
- The price is under $200.