Bose Sport Earbuds: isolation and sound quality in headphones with limited autonomy

Bose Sport Earbuds: isolation and sound quality in headphones with limited autonomy

The Bose Sport Earbuds are a great option for sports headphones that can be carried over to day-to-day use with certain limitations

Bose Sport Earbuds: isolation and sound quality in headphones with limited autonomy

With the exception of Van Gogh's – the musical, not the anatomical – there has been no better time to be an ear than the last three or four years, in which new quality headphones arrive on the market practically every month. The Bose Sport Earbuds join this list supported by the arguments of ergonomics and sound quality and moderately weighed down for a price, 199 euros , which places them in a high range with enormous competition.

The Sport Earbuds are practically a remodel of the QuietComfort, although in this redesign they have taken the partition of active noise cancellation. Despite what it might seem, it was not a load-bearing wall, because between insulation and power this function is not missed.

In general, it is practically impossible to hear a person speaking at a normal tone with headphones on even at low volume. In the street, even with a phone call, the buses that roar by become a shy and distant murmur .

Bose Sport Earbuds: isolation and sound quality in headphones with limited autonomy

The sound quality is also commensurate with its price , with bass that resonates, highs that impact and midtones that neither disappear nor obtain a prominence that they do not deserve. In podcasts and calls, voices are clear and powerful without the need to raise the volume excessively.

The secret is in rubber bands of three different sizes that adapt perfectly to the ear, which prevents noise from entering, sounds escaping and, above all, the Sport Earbuds from taking an unwanted flight when walking or doing moderate exercise. Of course, living with a mask will be peaceful, almost fraternal: each one goes about their own business and does not interfere with the other's life.

Bose Sport Earbuds: isolation and sound quality in headphones with limited autonomy

Their IPX4 resistance means they can withstand splashes , but they are neither submersible nor should they be too exposed to water. Sweat shouldn't be a problem; pour a bottle of water over it, yeah.

Although their size is not exaggerated, they do stand out more than other button models. The body houses a battery with autonomy for about five hours of use. Its petisú-shaped box is considerably more voluminous than its meager 10 hours of additional autonomy might suggest.

The design of both elements, in any case, is careful . They are available in three colors (blue, black and white with yellow tones). They hardly have elements that deviate from these colors, with the logo and some small lights to indicate use and battery as the main excesses. The box has an opening button that gives greater security when closing them -no walks through the backpack- and with another to pair them from the application.

Bose Sport Earbuds: isolation and sound quality in headphones with limited autonomy

This, by the way, helps pairing -which can also be done without downloading it-, gives the option of naming the headphones and allows you to customize one of the controls so that it changes its function between changing the song or 'singing' the battery level ( in English, which is also the language you use to notify who is calling).

In this way, pressing the left earphone twice will activate the chosen option, while doing the same with the right one will pause or resume playback; when receiving a call, the same touch will serve to hang up and pick up the phone. Also, a long press on it will directly reject it and in playback mode it will invoke the voice assistant.

Bose Sport Earbuds: isolation and sound quality in headphones with limited autonomy

There are not many functions – you can miss the volume control or go to the previous song, for example – but just the right ones . Also, the answer is perfect. In headphones focused on sports, it is usually more practical to have few functions to end up interrupting the exercise because the triple press has been recognized as double and now we do not know if we have passed the song, we have paused the playback or we are requesting two familiar Hawaiian in the Telepizza of Avinguda Marquès de Montoliu in Tarragona.

All this makes the Bose Sport Earbuds very good headphones for sports that can fall a bit short if they are seen as devices for day to day. On one side of the scale we have its isolation and sound quality, which can compete with anyone outside of the gym. Design and ergonomics also balance on the positive side.

Bose Sport Earbuds: isolation and sound quality in headphones with limited autonomy

On the other side is their autonomy: five hours is more than enough to go anywhere, train and return and the additional ten will allow us to forget to charge them for a day or two. However, for a working day they can fall short and the reservation will not always be enough.

In a world that, as we said at the beginning, is a paradise for the ears, Bose Sport Earbuds can find it difficult to find a place, although not impossible. What they offer is very good and what they lack is not unforgivable, so whoever buys them will not be wrong. Who goes for one of his rivals, either.

Bose Sport Earbuds: isolation and sound quality in headphones with limited autonomy

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