Anybody own Bose Soundsport Wireless earphones?

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  1. vine-boating macrumors 6502

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    I am looking to get the sound sport wireless or the free's

    I have read about people having a problem with the left ear cutting out all the time...is this true?
     
  2. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    I tried out the Soundsport Free Wireless headphones and returned them within a week. Although the sound quality was excellent there was no sound isolation which is an issue in an urban environment. I had to turn the volume up past safe levels to hear my music.

    They also stick way out of the ears and I'm looking forward to a revision with noise isolation and a slimmer profile. I ended up with Jaybird Runs which I'm mostly happy with.
     
  3. vine-boating thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I need sound isolation because I am also in an urban environment

    You recommend the Runs? How's the sound quality?
     
  4. ssmed macrumors 6502

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    I have had these for about 8 months - working well and no cutouts. I don't want complete isolation due to avoiding traffic on a run.
     
  5. vine-boating thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You haven't had the problem with the left ear bud cutting out? Apparently thats a very common problem with the ear phones?
     
  6. ssmed macrumors 6502

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    No nothing. I have accidentally slept in them a few times so that have had not had the gentlest life. I seem to remember when I was researching them, there was a mark 2 version. I wonder if this is an older fault?? Reviews on Amazon appear favourable looking just now.
     
  7. vine-boating thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm
    I may take a risk and buy them tomorrow...and hope for the best
    A lot of people have said on the Bose forum website that they left ear loses connection all the time....

    How do you find the sound quality? Do you have the black ones?
     
  8. ssmed macrumors 6502

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    I have Aqua and the slightly expensive charging case which is good when out on multi-day mountain trip.
    I like the sound. I hope you get a good set.
     
  9. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    The sound quality on the Runs is very good--better than Airpods certainly though not as good as the Bose in a quiet environment. The connection between the Runs and my iPhone occasionally cut out from interference which is my only complaint.

    When I had the Bose they were very secure in my ear and never fell out. They were also very high quality and I'll be looking at them again when Bose comes out with a revision.
     
  10. vine-boating thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Did the left ear phone keep dropping connection like many have complained to happen?
     
  11. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    The sound did cut out on occasion on the left side though not terribly often. My Runs cut out more frequently.
     
  12. EDH667 macrumors 6502a

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    I don’t have any problems with left side cutting out. I believe Bose has addressed the issue with firmware updates.
     
  13. vine-boating thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nah people still have the issue as said above^
    --- Post Merged, May 22, 2018 ---
    so its still happening?
     
  14. Ipadlover29 macrumors 6502a

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    No issues with the left earbud cutting out after updating to the latest firmware.
     
  15. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    On my Runs the sound still cuts out. I don't know about the Bose, since I returned them some time ago.
     
  16. sparksd macrumors 68000

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    I have the Bose wireless - not the the free's - and don't have any issues with them. Much better sound isolation than my AirPods (no surprise there) and better overall sound quality. Their size doesn't bother me (I also have the JayBird BlueBuds with Comply tips but prefer the Bose).
     
  17. vine-boating thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How long does the battery last on the wireless?
     
  18. sparksd macrumors 68000

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    I'd say about 5 hours, maybe a bit more.
     
  19. vine-boating thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You prefer them to the free's?
     
  20. sparksd macrumors 68000

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    I don't have the free's but I don't find the wire between the earpieces to be an issue of any kind (I also own the AirPods so I know what wire-free is like).
     
  21. vine-boating thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How do you find out how much battery you have left?
     
  22. ssmed macrumors 6502

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    When you turn them on it tells you the % charge. I would say 5-6 hours usually for me.
     
  23. sparksd macrumors 68000

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    This, plus there is a Bose Connect app that shows battery level, connections, does f/w updates, etc. (iOS & Android).
     
  24. vine-boating thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So for me you would recommend the wired one's I am guessing..?
     
  25. sparksd macrumors 68000

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    If I were buying again today I would still go with the wired ones because: the price difference is substantial ($50 at Amazon); a number of reports of connectivity issues in Amazon reviews; and the wire does not bother me. If the price were the same, I'd give the truly wireless version a try and return them if I ran into connectivity issues.
     

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